Solo Singing - Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien

Solo Singing

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

Application deadline: Sun., 16.02.2020

Programme for the entrance exam

Bachelor's Programme

1st round: Wed., 04.03.2020, 10.00–21.00, Concert hall
(Singerstraße 26, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)
2nd round: Thu., 05.03.2020, 10.00–16.00, Concert hall
(Singerstraße 26, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)
Theory exam:
Thu., 05.03.2020, 17.00–21.00, Concert hall

(Singerstraße 26, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)
3rd round: Fri., 06.03.2020, 10.00–14.00, Concert hall
(Singerstraße 26, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)

When needed additionally:
Tue., 03.03.2020, 10.00 - 21.00

The entrance examination is made up of several parts. All parts must be passed successfully in order to successfully pass the entrance examination.
The sub-sections of the entrance examination are used to check the aptitude of the course candidate for the selected field of study.

Central artistic subject:
• Performance of an artistic programme: 3 songs or arias of the candidate’s choice, at least one of which must be sung in German. All pieces must be performed by heart.
• Technical discussion
Sheet music and instruments must be brought to the entrance examination by the candidate.
An accompanist will be available.

Theory and aural training:
Only for candidates who pass the 2nd round of the artistic examination.
Sample test

Master's Programme

Mon., 09.03.2020, 10.00–21.00, Concert hall
(Singerstraße 26, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)

The entrance examination is made up of several parts. All parts must be passed successfully in order to successfully pass the entrance examination.
The sub-sections of the entrance examination are used to check the aptitude of the course candidate for the selected field of study.

Central artistic subject:
• Performance of an artistic programme: 4 arias — of which at least 2 from opera and/or operetta, at least 1 from oratorio, at least 1 aria in German
• 4 songs from 3 different stylistic eras in at least 2 different languages
• 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 – with the exception of oratorios – 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.

Bachelor's Programme IGP

Artistic part of the examination
1st round: Wed., 04.03.2020, 10.00–21.00, Concert hall
(Singerstraße 26, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)
2nd round: Thu., 05.03.2020, 10.00–16.00, Concert hall
(Singerstraße 26, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)
Theory exam:
Thu., 05.03.2020, 17.00–21.00, Concert hall

(Singerstraße 26, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)
3rd round: Fri., 06.03.2020, 10.00–14.00, Concert hall
(Singerstraße 26, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)

When needed additionally:
Tue., 03.03.2020, 10.00 - 21.00

Educational-practical part of the examination & colloquium
Tba
 

The entrance examination serves to check the following
a) the motivation to study
b) the educational, artistic and personal competence of the candidates.

The entrance examination is divided into four parts; the positive assessment of the first and second parts is a prerequisite for admission to the further parts of the examination.


 

1. Online Application

The following documents must be included in the online application:

  • A short biography with an overview of the qualifications, competences and main areas of activity acquired so far.
  • Letter of motivation with details of personal expectations and objectives
  • Programme (prepared pieces) for the artistic examination part (= part 2)
  • Programme (prepared pieces) for the pedagogical-practical examination part (= part 3)


More information on the online application can be found here.


2. Artistic part of the examination

The entrance examination is made up of several parts. All parts must be passed successfully in order to successfully pass the entrance examination.
The sub-sections of the entrance examination are used to check the aptitude of the course candidate for the selected field of study.

Central artistic subject:
• Performance of an artistic programme: 3 songs or arias of the candidate’s choice, at least one of which must be sung in German. All pieces must be performed by heart.
• Technical discussion
Sheet music and instruments must be brought to the entrance examination by the candidate.
An accompanist will be available.

Theory and aural training:
Only for candidates who pass the 2nd round of the artistic examination.
Sample test
 

3. Educational-practical part of the examination

Applicants must demonstrate their educational-practical abilities and potential by showing their practical piano and vocal skills in a presentation:

a) Singing and chordal accompaniment

Singing and simultaneous chordal accompaniment (with lead sheets) at the piano. Applicants are given five songs from the field of popular music to prepare (see here)

b) Accompaniment at the piano

Applicants prepare the accompaniment of three pieces (or single movements) which they may choose from the beginner and intermediate literature for their own instrumental or vocal musical subject (in the piano, organ, accordion, guitar, harpsichord and historical keyboard instrument subjects, accompanying three pieces or single movements of their own choice from the beginner and intermediate literature for an orchestral instrument of their own choice).

Practice-oriented simplifications of the accompaniment parts are permissible, if not desirable. Applicants are required to name the pieces when they submit their musical programme at the time of registration. They must submit four copies of the scores to the Examination Panel at the examination.

c) Sight-Singing

Singing a simple song in German.

 

4. Colloquium

For testing cognitive and linguistic skills.

The panel will discuss and reflect with the applicants on the results of the previous parts of the examination and will examine their individual educational potential as well as their objectives and suitability for the course.

Sample questions for the colloquium are available here.
 

Proficiency in German:
Applicants whose native language is not German also have to prove their proficiency in German. They need to prove that they have at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, at the latest upon enrolment.

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.


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