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Accordion

Entrance exams in the summer semester 2018
(start of studies: winter semester 2018/19)

Application deadline: Fri., 26.01.2018

Programme for the entrance exam

Bachelor's Programme

Fri., 16.02.2018, 11.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)

The entrance examination is used to check the candidate’s aptitude, with particular consideration of their prior knowledge and skills.

To pass the entrance examination, a rating of “Passed” is required in all sections. Admission also depends on the specific availability of a course place. Being placed on the waiting list supposes a probability of future availability (i.e. by the end of the semester in question) of a course place.

The entrance examination consists of the following examination sections:
• Artistic performance on instrument
• Suitability interview

Artistic performance on instrument:
1. A programme of 15-20 minutes, consisting of pieces from various stylistic eras, taking into consideration the following minimum requirements:
   • A piece composed before 1800 (of the level of difficulty of inventions and symphonies by J. S. Bach)
   • An original composition for accordion with single tone manual
   • A piece (including a transcription) with a virtuoso character

2. Prima vista playing of a piece with single tone manual
The performance can be interrupted by the board.

Suitability interview: The committee’s interview with the candidate is managed by the chairperson and is used to examine German proficiency of candidates who are not native German speakers and to provide the committee with information about the musical interests of the candidate and a forecast of their aptitude for the course, with special consideration of the interests (of the profile) and the university’s resources.

Another examination of the musical ear and of music theory knowledge will take place at the start of the first semester as part of a classification in the Aural Training and Composition courses only for those candidates who have been admitted to the course.

Master's Programme

Fri., 16.02.2018, 11.0021.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)

The entrance examination for the Master’s degree is used to check the candidate’s aptitude for the specific requirements of the Master’s degree, with particular consideration of their prior knowledge and skills.

The condition for admission to the Keyboard Instruments Master’s degree is a completed Bachelor’s degree in a pertinent branch of study or an equivalent qualification from an Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational facility, as well as successfully passing all parts of the entrance examination.

To pass the entrance examination, a rating of “Passed” is required in all sections. Admission also depends on the specific availability of a course place. Being placed on the waiting list supposes a probability of future availability (i.e. by the end of the semester in question) of a course place.

The entrance examination consists of the following examination sections:
• Artistic performance on instrument
• Suitability interview


Artistic performance on instrument:
A programme of 20-25 minutes, consisting of pieces from various stylistic eras, taking into consideration the following minimum requirements:
• A piece composed before 1800 (of the level of difficulty of The Well-Tempered Clavier I or II)
• An original piece composed after 1975 (in the level of difficulty of: De Profundis by S. Gubaidulina, Auf Flügeln der Harfe by N. A. Huber, Tears by B. Lorentzen, Fantango by J. Tiensuu)
• A piece (including a transcription) with a virtuoso character

The performance can be interrupted by the board.

Suitability interview: The committee’s interview with the candidate is managed by the chairperson and is used to examine German proficiency of candidates who are not native German speakers and to provide the committee with information about the musical interests of the candidate and a forecast of their aptitude for the course, with special consideration of the interests (of the profile) and the university’s resources.

Non-degree Programme

Fri., 16.02.2018, 11.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)

• Successful completion of the entrance examination in the central artistic subject
• Examination of German proficiency for applicants who are not native German speakers

Preparatory Course

Fri., 16.02.2018, 11.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)

Up to 16th birthday:

Artistic performance
•  A piece composed before 1800
•  An original piece using the melody bass manual
•  Another original piece or a transcription with a virtuoso nature

From the 16th birthday: Artistic performance according to the requirements of the entrance examination for the Bachelor’s degree course.

Suitability interview: The committee’s interview with the candidate is managed by the chairperson and is used to examine German proficiency of candidates who are not native German speakers and to provide the committee with information about the musical interests of the candidate and a forecast of their aptitude for the course, with special consideration of the interests (of the profile) and the university’s resources.


Eignungsgespräch: Das Gespräch der Kommission mit den KandidatInnen wird vom Vorsitzenden geleitet und dient der Information der Kommission über die Deutschkenntnisse für BewerberInnen mit nicht-deutscher Muttersprache, die musikalische Interessenlage der KandidatInnen sowie der Prognose der Studierfähigkeit derselben unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Interessen (des Profils) und der Ressourcen der Universität.

Certificate of Performance

Fri., 16.02.2018, 11.0021.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)

If you cannot join the exam on the given date, an individual exam date can be arranged.

The admission process serves to determine applicants’:
    a) motivation for undertaking the programme of study
    b) artistic proficiency (corresponding to Master’s level entry)
    c) artistic and personal suitability
The admission process is split into three parts – applicants must be successful in Part 1 in order to progress to the next stage.

1. Submission of a short biography (including language skills), covering letter, repertoire list and an audition programme:
•   Short biography: applicants should provide a written overview of the qualifications they have gained so far, their (language) skills, and the areas their activities have focused on.
•   Covering letter: applicants should describe their personal expectations of the programme and what they are looking to get out of it. Applicants should also state their current artistic activities and skills and those they are aiming to acquire.
•   Audition programme for Part 2: a programme for the artistic presentation that makes up Part 2 (corresponding to Master’s level entry).

2. Artistic presentation:
In the artistic presentation, applicants should demonstrate their instrumental proficiency and level of artistry. The programme should be put together by the applicant her/himself and should give as strong an impression as possible of her/his artistic qualifications. Instrumental proficiency should be at least that needed for Master’s level entry.

3. Colloquium:
Together with the applicant, a panel will discuss and reflect on the results of Parts 1 and 2 of the admission exam and examine the applicant’s individual and artistic potential as well as her/his personal goals and suitability for the programme.

Information required for all applicants

Schedule might be possibly altered even in the short term! Regarding that please look up this section of the website regularly. Thank you.

Applications for studying at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna can be submitted at the Admissions Office anytime; they will be reserved for the next admission period. Applications reaching the Admissions Office after the application deadline can no longer be considered for the subsequent audition date.

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