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Entrance exams for the start of studies in winter semester 2020/21

Application deadline: Sun., 02.02.2020

Programme for the entrance exam

Bachelor's Programme

Mon., 17.02.2020, starting at 10.00
Room 4.09 (Bräunerstraße 5, 4th floor, 1010 Vienna)

Theory exam:
Mon., 17.02.2020, 09.00–10.00

Room K.10 (Bräunerstraße 5, 1st basement, 1010 Vienna)

The entrance examination is completed as part of an overall board examination and is used to check the aptitude of the course applicant in terms of their knowledge of jazz theory, composition and improvisation talent, instrumental skills, musical ear.

The entrance examination is a board examination and takes place with professional accompaniment:
Jazz bass: with piano & drums
Jazz guitar, saxophone, trumpet, trombone: with piano, bass & drums
Jazz piano: with bass & drums
Jazz drums: with piano & bass
Jazz voice: with piano in the 1st round and with piano, bass & drums in the 2nd round

You are not able to bring your own accompanists for reasons of equality.

The entrance examination includes the following sections:
Interview about study motivation
Basic command of the selected instrument:
• Playing of a prepared, moderately difficult étude (jazz or classical) or transcription
• Two jazz standards should be prepared (ternary, no blues)
• Playing of a jazz blues (without theme, direct solo, in any major key, 4/4)
• Sight reading

Knowledge of music theory:
Written, general music theory, simple knowledge of jazz theory

Aural test:
Written, rhythm dictation, evidence of a good, relative aural skills

Master's Programme

Mon., 17.02.2020, starting at 10.00
Room 4.09 (Bräunerstraße 5, 4th floor, 1010 Vienna)

The condition for admission to the Master’s degree is a completed Bachelor’s degree in the relevant branch of study or an equivalent qualification from a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational facility, evidence of adequate German proficiency in non-native applicants, successfully passing the entrance examination and there being a place available on the course.
The entrance examination is completed as part of an overall board examination and is used to check the aptitude of the course applicant in terms of their instrumental / vocal skills, musical talent, musical ear, knowledge of music theory.
An interview about the study motivation is also part of the exam.

The entrance examination is a board examination; the candidate plays with their own band and the exam includes the following areas:

• Submission of and performance of at least two solo transcriptions (three copies for the jury)
• Performance with own band: a repertoire of 20 pieces from a variety of styles should be prepared and must be played by heart by the candidate (accompanying musicians are allowed to have sheet music)

Bachelor's Programme IGP

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Certificate of Performance

Mon., 17.02.2020, starting at 10.00
Room 4.09 (Bräunerstraße 5, 4th floor, 1010 Vienna)

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

The admission exam can be done directly on site in Vienna or by submitting respective application videos and 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 online at anytime; they will be reserved for the next admission period. Applications submitted after the application deadline can no longer be considered for the subsequent audition date.


The MUK consideres itself a progressive Music and Arts university, which creates cultural values in the fields of music, dance, drama and singing. The MUK is the only university in the ownership of the city of Vienna and unites the best international talents and prominent teachers.



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