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Piano

Entrance exams in the summer semester 2019
(start of studies: winter semester 2019/20)

Application deadline: Fri., 01.02.2019

Programme for the entrance exam

Bachelor's Programme

Mon., 25.02.2019, 09.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
Tue., 26.02.2019, 09.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
Wed., 27.02.2019, 12.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
Thu., 28.02.2019, 12.00–21.00
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.
Artistic performance on instrument:

1st round
• J. S. Bach: 1 prelude and fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier or 2 three-part inventions or 1 other major piece
• 1 étude with a virtuoso character (with the level of difficulty of an étude by Chopin)
• 1st movement of a classical sonata (except W. A. Mozart KV 545 or L. v. Beethoven op. 49 or op. 79)
• Prima vista and brief improvisation task

2nd round (admission to the 2nd round requires the 1st round to be successfully “passed”)
• The other movements from the classical sonata chosen in the 1st round
• 1 representative piece from the romantic era
• 1 piece from the impressionist era
   or
   1 piece of the classical modern era
   or
   1 contemporary piece
• Submission of a piece of sheet music provided before the 2nd round of the examination.

All pieces (except the contemporary and newly rehearsed piece) must be performed by heart. The performance can be interrupted in both rounds.

Suitability interview: The committee’s interview with the candidate is managed by the chairperson and is used 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

Mon., 25.02.2019, 09.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
Tue., 26.02.2019, 09.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
Wed., 27.02.2019, 12.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
Thu., 28.02.2019, 12.00–21.00
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:
1st round

• A piece of the candidate’s own choice
• 2 preludes and fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier
   or 1 extended piece by J.S. Bach (e.g. suite, partita)
   or 1 prelude and fugue by Bach and 2 sonatas by Scarlatti
   or 1 suite by Handel
• 1 étude with a virtuoso character from the romantic era or late romantic era of the candidate’s own choice (e.g. Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Moszkowski, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin)
• 1 étude from the 20th or 21st century (e.g. Debussy, Stravinsky, Bartok, Prokofiev, Ligeti, NOT Rachmaninoff)
The 1st round programme should not be longer than 25 minutes in total.

2nd round (admission to the 2nd round requires the 1st round to be successfully “passed”)
• 1 sonata byL. v. Beethoven (except op. 14, 49 and 79)
• 1 representative piece from the romantic era
• 1 piece from the impressionist era
   or
   1 piece of the classical modern era
• 1 contemporary piece

All pieces (except the contemporary and newly rehearsed piece) must be performed by heart. The performance can be interrupted in both rounds.

Suitability interview: The committee’s interview with the candidate is managed by the chairperson and is used 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.

 

Preparatory Course

Mon., 25.02.2019, 09.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
Tue., 26.02.2019, 09.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
Wed., 27.02.2019, 12.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
Thu., 28.02.2019, 12.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
 

Up to 15 years:
Artistic performance on piano
• An étude with a virtuoso character
• A piece by J. S. Bach
• A performance piece or a movement from a sonata or sonatina

From 15 years:
• J. S. Bach: 1 prelude and fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier or 2 three-part inventions or 1 other major piece
• 1 étude with a virtuoso character (with the level of difficulty of an étude by Chopin)
• 1 classical sonata (except W. A. Mozart KV 545 or L. v. Beethoven op. 49 or op. 79)
• 1 representative piece from the romantic era
• 1 piece from the impressionist era
   or
   1 piece of the classical modern era
   or
   1 contemporary piece

All pieces (except the contemporary piece) must be performed by heart. The performance can be interrupted at any time.

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.

 

Certificate of Performance

Mon., 25.02.2019, 09.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
Tue., 26.02.2019, 09.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
Wed., 27.02.2019, 12.00–21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
Thu., 28.02.2019, 12.00–21.00
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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