Bachelor - jazz/pop music

All applicants are urged to express themselves within musical genres and difficulties comfortable to them. The various pieces may be different in a sense of style and character, but this is no demand. Furthermore, the academy has no advance priorities of definite styles or kinds of music within the jazz/rock field – neither regarding solo playing/-singing, nor ensemble playing or improvisation. The purpose of the whole test is to show the musicality of the applicant – not only the proficiency.

For the test in main subject, the applicants will have to bring along their own ensemble. If required, the academy may assist in finding accompanists. For practical reasons, it will be necessary to use the PA-unit of the academy. A list of other equipment may be procured from the study administration.

The 1st part of the audition is a test in your main subject (concert).

After this test, the jury will select applicants for the 2nd part of the audition.

The 2nd part of the audition consists of tests in ensemble-playing with an appointed group, a written test and an individual oral test in eartraning, piano & singing.

The main subject will be judged by a committee consisting of:

  • 1 head examiner (rector or deputy)
  • 1 external examiner
  • 1 in-house examiner

1st part (concert):

Duration: approximately 20-25 min. including voting.
Judgment: You are graded on a scale of 7.

The test is only passed if you achieve a minimum of 02 in the compulsory part.

2nd part (ensemble):

The jury selects a number of applicants from the 1st part to go through to the 2nd part of the tests.
The academy will put an ensemble at the applicant's disposal, with which the applicant must rehearse 2 music pieces.

You will also be tested in:

  • melodic imitation
  • playing by ear/improvisation
  • sight singing/playing

Duration: approximately 25 min., including voting
Judgment: You are graded on a scale of 7.
Jury: 2 in-house examiners

The test is only passed if you achieve a minimum of 02.

Subsidiary subjects:

A collective written theory test.
Duration: approximately 45 min.

Judgment: You are graded on a scale of 7
Jury: 2 in-house examiners

The test is only passed if you achieve a minimum of 02.

Individual test in eartraining, piano & singing:

Duration, including preparation and voting: approx. 30 min.

  1. eartraning - including notationproficiency
  2. rhythmic imitation
  3. sight playing (30 minutes preparation is given)
  4. a song to the applicant's own accompaniment (duration: 2 minutes)

Judgment: You are given 3 individual grades on a scale of 7 for the following:

  1. eartraining & rhythmic imitation
  2. piano
  3. singing

Jury: 2 in-house examiners
The test is only passed if you achieve minimum 02 in each of the three tests.