Opera - Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien


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

Extra entrance exam:
For tenor and coloratura soprano

Application deadline: Sun., 31.05.2020

Unfortunately we have to inform you that due to the recommendations of the Austrian Federal Government regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) our university has to cancel the entrance examinations on-site.

To complete your entrance examination, you have to send us a video application.

Please send us your video application until 08.06.2020 to studieninfo@muk.ac.at.

You need to submit the following videos:

  • one (or more) meaningful video(s) must be submitted on the basis of the requirements to assess artistic suitability.
  • furthermore, an introductory video explaining the motivation to complete the program must be submitted (maximum two minutes).

Musical-dramatic - not just "vocally performed" - interpretation of the chosen arias. Clarity in the interpretation and presentation of the figure's mental processes in the specific situation of the aria. Emotional, psychological development, readability of mental transitions, also during preludes and interludes. This does not require "walks" or big movements, but mental preparation and development of the content, which finds its expression in voice colour, diction, eyes, face, body. Readability in expression of the interpretive intention.

Links via YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.

Please state "Video application opera WS 2020/21" in the subject line of the e-mail!

You will be informed by e-mail about the result of your entrance exam.

Thank you for your understanding!

Programme for the entrance exam

Master's Programme

The condition of being able to sit the entrance examination is a successfully completed Bachelor’s degree in the field of “Solo Singing“ or an equivalent degree.

The entrance examination is used to check the vocal / artistic skills of the candidate and consists of the following parts:

Performance of an artistic programme:
• 5 arias in at least three different languages, of which 1 in German
• 1 piece from the overall programme should come from composers from the 20th/21st century, whose tonal language belongs to the modern* stylistic era
• All pieces must be performed by heart
• Technical discussion

*Modern — Compositions, which extend beyond the tonal language and rhythm of the late romantic era.

Sheet music and instruments must be brought to the entrance examination by the candidate. An accompanist will be available.

Certificate of Performance

Dates for the entrance exam are arranged individually.

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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