Bachelor - folk music

The entrance exam consists of an audition (concert) in a main subject and tests in general subjects.

The audition in main subject is evaluated by:

  • 1 internal head of examiners – the principal or his/her deputy
  • 1 external examiner
  • 1 internal teacher from the department of the main subject.

Duration: Unless otherwise indicated the audition takes approximately 30 minutes including evaluation.

The applicant plays a diversified programme at his own choice. The programme must include unaccompanied solo playing as well as ensemble playing, and at least one of the pieces must be a traditional Danish dance melody. At the examination, special attention is paid to musical expression and comprehensiveness, a firm sense of rhythm, as well as technical competence.

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.

Duration: 10 min.

Supplementary Test.

  • Playing by ear: The applicant is tested in imitatingamelodyconstructedfor this purpose. Duration: app. 5 min.
  • Playing seconds: The applicant shows the ability of improvising by making seconds to the melody played under point 2a. If the main instrument is bass or drums/percussion, an accompaniment is made to the melody. Duration app. 5 minutes.
  • Sight singing/playing of a short melody.


Oral Examination in General Subjects.

  • Singing:
    An unaccompanied Danish song/ballad chosen by the applicant is song by heart in Danish. The song must be suitable for singing without accompaniment. Text interpretation and musical expression is emphasized.

  • Piano:
    A written piece with melody, figuration and bass line is played as:

    1. Score playing (melody and bass)
    2. Figured accompaniment of the melody played/sung by the examiner.
    3. Figured playing with melody.

  • Oral test in aural proficiency/music theory.

    1. Imitation of triads and seventh chord.
    2. Auditive analysis of short, harmonious sequences.
    3. A sung melodious imitation of 3-5 short phrases. The last phrase to be sung by note names.
    4. A rhythmic imitation of 3-5 short phrases which are sung or clapped while holding a pulse with the foot.
    5. Unaccompanied sight singing of a simple melody.
    6. Rhythm reading, sight performance of examples of a 1-line system.

    Preparation: 15 minutes of preparation are given for item b. Total duration of the test: app. 45 min.

  • Written Test in Aural Proficiency.

    1. Transcription of a played melody.
    2. Interval listening within an octave – upwards, downwards, and simultaneous.
    3. Triad listening: major, minor, augmented, diminished and sus in root position and inversions.
    4. Seventh chord hearing: maj7, 7, m7(b5), o (dim) in root position and inversions.

    Duration: 75 min.

  • Written Test in Theory.

    1. Interval reading
    2. Chord reading (triads and seventh chords) as well as notation acc. to figuration. To be read and noted in bass- as well as treble clef.
    3. Scale/mode knowledge (all modalities as well as the three minor types) To be noted in bass- as well as treble clef.
    4. Harmonious analysis of a short movement (figuration- or function analysis)
    5. Harmonization of a melody.
    6. Preparation of a part for a melody.

    Duration: 90 min.