Auditions

Auditions for 2015/2016 will take place already on February 27 2015! School year starts mid/end September 2015.

http://www.konservatorium-wien.ac.at/studium/abt-4-blasinstrumente-und-schlagwerk/zulassungspruefungen/

 

ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS BACHERLOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMME

Successful passing of the following sections of the admission exam:
• Major Subject

Proof of German language proficiency: After successful completion of the admission exam, applicants whose native language is not German are to furnish the Admissions Office with proof of their proficiency in German at the A2/B1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). More information can be found on the info sheet „Proficiency in German„.

Major Subject:
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Recorder, Percussion

• Recital of a programme:
2 – 3 works chosen by the applicant; (the degree of difficulty depends on the applicant’s age and previous studies)
• Sight-reading
• Sight-singing of about 2 rows in major and / or minor scale
• Interview

• Optional content (e.g. replay of a melody, intonation exercise, improvisation)

Applicants are to bring their own music and instruments to the admission exam (except applicants for percussion instruments).
Reciting on alternative instruments is possible, but not obligatory.
An accompanist is provided.

A further examination of auditory skills and knowledge of music theory will take place at the beginning of the first semester within a course of music theory and ear-traning. This is only for candidates that get accepted to the university.

ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME

The prerequisites for admission to the Master’s degree programme is the successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree programme in the respective branch of study or an equivalent degree from an accredited postsecondary institution in Austria or abroad, proof of sufficient German language proficiency for candidates whose native language is not German as well as the passing of the admission exam and the availability of a place in the programme.
To ensure equivalence admission to the Master’s degree programme, the admission may be made contingent upon enrolment in supplementary courses or the subsequent submission of written papers.

The admission exam consists of the following sections:
• Major Subject

An accompanist is provided.

Proof of German language proficiency: After successful completion of the admission exam, applicants whose native language is not German are to furnish the Admissions Office with proof of their proficiency in German at the A2/B1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). More information can be found on the info sheet „Proficiency in German„.

Major Subject:
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Recorder, Percussion

• Recital of a programme:
Applicants are to prepare at least 3 works from various stylistic periods (prepared programme of at least 30 minutes), instead of the third work, 5 orchestra excerpts or 1 chamber music work may be presented.
Family instruments are possible, compulsory for recorder; compulsory for saxophone: Alto saxophone and at least 1 family instrument, compulsory for percussion: mallets, timpani and either snare drum or set up
• Sight-reading:
During the admission exam for the master’s degree programme candidates are presented with a short piece to sight-read in order to ascertain their skills in this area.
• Interview

ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS – NON-DEGREE PROGRAMME

• Successful passing of the examination in the major subject:
• A recommendation of a teacher of a major subject (Dept. of Wind and Percussion Instruments, Konservatorium Wien University) is desired.
• An examination of proficiency in German for applicants whose native language is not German

Major Subject:
• Recital of a programme: 2—3 works chosen by the applicant (the degree of difficulty depends on the applicant’s age and previous studies)
• Sight-reading
• Interview

Applicants are to bring their own music and instruments to the admission exam (except applicants for percussion instruments).
An accompanist is provided.

ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS PREPARATORY COURSE

Successful passing of the admission exam:
• Major subject
• An examination of proficiency in German for applicants whose native language is not German

Major Subject:
• Recital of a programme: 2—3 works chosen by the applicant; (the degree of difficulty depends on the applicant’s age and previous studies)
• Interview

Applicants are to bring their own music and instruments to the admission exam (except applicants for percussion instruments).

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