Entrance Exam Requirements for Performing Arts Bachelor Studies

A DVD recording is required for the application, as assigned in the following list.

Performing Art – Classical Piano (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • a prelude and fugue by J. S. Bach
  • a complete classical sonata
  • a virtuoso etude
  • a romantic piece
  • a 20th century piece

Performing Art – Classical Organ (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • a piece from the eras preceding J. S. Bach
  • a trio-movement by J. S. Bach
  • a work by J. S. Bach of medium difficulty
  • a romantic and
  • a 20th century composition

Performing Art – Classical Violin (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • two etudes with different character and technical task (Rode, Gavinies and Dont etudes)
  • two Bach movements from a solo sonata or partita
  • an outer movement of a concerto
  • a slow movement of a performance piece or concerto

Performing Art – Classical Viola (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements
two etudes with different character and technical task (Hoffmeister, Campagnoli Rode, Gavinies etudes)

  • two Bach movements from a cello suite, violin solo sonata or partita
  • an outer movement of a concerto
  • a slow movement of a performance piece or concerto

Performing Art – Classical Cello (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • two etudes of different character from the following volumes

    • J. Merk: 20 Etudes
    • Franchomme: 12 Etudes, 12 Capricen
    • J. L. Duport: 21 Etudes
    • D. Popper: Hohe Schule I.
    • from J. S. Bach’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd suites a prelude or two dance movements
    • a slow and a fast movement of a concerto
    • a performance piece, possibly virtuoso

Performing Art – Classical Contrabass (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • two etudes with different character and technical task /Storch, Montag and Kreutzer etudes/
  • a solo suite movement /Bach or Fryba/
  • an outer movement of a concerto
  • two movements of a sonata

Performing Art – Classical Guitar (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • two etudes from the following list

    • Carcassi etude /from op. 60. No. 20-25./
    • Sor etude from op. 29
    • Villa Lobos etude /from No. 1, 5, 6, 8/
  • one piece from
    • vihuela literature
    • international lute literature
    • a Fantasia by Bakfark
  • two movements by J. S. Bach from the following

Compulsory: J. S. Bach: Loure from Partita in E-major, a fugue or a dance movement of a J. S. Bach suite

  • one piece from

    • the works of Giuliani or Sor
    • the works of Tarrega, Albeniz, Granados, Malats etc.
    • the works of South-American composers (Brouwer, Barrios, Ponce, Villa Lobos etc.)
    • a Hungarian composer

Performing Art – Classical Recorder (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • a baroque solo piece for recorder (alto)
  • a slow and afast movement of a baroque sonata (Bach, Händel, Telemann etc.)
  • a slow and a fast movement of a baroque concerto (e.g.: Vivaldi)
  • a 20th century solo piece for recorder

Performing Art – Classical Flute (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • two etudes of different character (Andersen, Köhler op. 75, Böhm)
  • a complete baroque work
  • a fast movement of a concerto
  • a performance piece from a stylistic era different from the ones above
  • scales up to 7 sharps and 7 flats

Performing Art – Classical Oboe (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • scales up to 7 sharps and 7 flats
  • two etudes of different character
  • a baroque performance piece
  • 1st or 3rd movement of a concerto + cadence

Performing Art – Classical Clarinet (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • One etude from Klose’s Études Caracterestiques
  • Another etude from a different volume chosen by the candidate
  • A slow and a fast movement from a concerto
  • A character piece or a movement from a sonata

Performing Art – Classical Saxophone (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • Etudes

    • two etudes of different character (slow, fast)
    • one etude from Ferling-Mule: 60 etudes
  • An etude from the following volumes
    • Pierre Max Dubois: 16 etudes brillantes
    • Lacour: 28 etudes
    • Eugéne Bozza: 12 etudes-caprices
  • Performance pieces: 2 pieces of different style from the following list
    • Andre Jolivet: Fantasie-impromtu
    • Pizarro Milhaud: Scaramouche
    • Lajtha László: Intermezzo
    • Schulhoff: Hot-sonata
    • Heiden: Sonata
    • Jules Demersseman: Fantasie
    • Paul Creston: Sonata
    • Jules Demersseman: Carneval du venise
    • Paul Creston: Rhapsody
    • Paule Maurice: Tableaux de Provence
    • Paul Hindemith: Sonata
    • Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo sonatas for violin

Performing Art – Classical Bassoon (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • 3 etudes of different character, at least one from Volume 2 of Milde’s Concert Etudes
  • the Examination Board will choose one etude from the 4th-class material of secondary school
  • 1 complete baroque sonata or concerto
  • 1st and 2nd movement of a classical concerto
  • 1 performance piece
  • scales up to 7 sharps and 7 flats

Performing Art – Classical French-horn (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • Instrumental range: from low F to high C’’’
  • Scales: major and minor scales up to 7 sharps and 7 flats in quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes, scales of thirds, triad arpeggiation, major scales in V7 chord arpeggiation and minor scales in seventh chord seventh degree arpeggiation
  • Transposition: E, E flat, D, C, G, A, B-horn
  • Etudes: Gallay: 12 etudes: 7th etude
  • Maxime-Alphonse: Volume 3: 7th etude
  • Performance pieces:

First movement of a classical concerto with cadence, by heart
Another movement of different style or performance piece by heart.

  • Sight-reading and transposition coresponding to the candidate’s level

Performing Art – Classical Trumpet (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • scales up to 7 sharps and 7 flats as studied at secondary school
  • Etudes: from Bhöme’s 24 Melodic Practices etude n. 12
  • An etude chosen by the candidate from the 1st Volume of Maxime-Alphonse, or Brandt’s Orchestral Etudes
  • A slow and a fast movement from a baroque sonata or concerto by heart
  • Another performance piece of a different style
  • Sight-reading and transposition from musical materials suitable for the candidate’s knowledge

Performing Art – Classical Trombone (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • Instrumental range: from low F to high C’’
  • Kopprasch: 35th exercise
  • from Blazevic’s Volume 1 exercise 10, 22, or another singing-like exercise of the same difficulty (Bordogni, A. Lafosse)
  • two movements of a baroque sonata (Vivaldi, Marcello)
  • A concerto or a performance piece by heart, suitable for the candidate’s level of knowledge

Performing Art – Classical Tuba (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • scales up to 7 sharps and 7 flats as studied at secondary school
  • Kopprasch: Exercise n. 35
  • Blazevic: Exercise n. 20
  • 2 movements of a baroque sonata /Vivaldi, Marcello, Gabrielli, Eccles/
  • a concerto or a performance piece

Options

  • Lebedyev: Tuba concerto
  • Gregson: Concerto 1st movement
  • Krotov-Blazevic: Concerto etude
  • V. Williams: Concerto 1st movement

Wischendorf: Theme and variations

Performing Art – Classical Percussion (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements
Examining accurate and appropriate instrumental, technical and musical skills

  • Melodic instrument:

    • a.) J. S. Bach: any movement from a cello suite
    • b.) a four-stick performance piece
  • Snaredrum
    • Siegfried Fink: Snaredrum suite
    • Intranda
    • Toccata movements
    • or Juhász Balázs: Introduction and variation
    • or Bent Lylloff: Arhus etud for snaredrum
  • Timpani: A piece chosen by the candidate for 4 timpanis
  • A piece chosen by the candidate, possibly with piano accompaniment
  • Sight-reading.

Performing Art – Classical Voice (BA) Entrance Exam Requirements

  • 1 Hungarian folk song without accompaniment or a folk song adaptation
  • 1 preclassical or baroque performance piece
  • 1 classical song or aria
  • 1 romantic lied
  • 1 modern song

At least one of the pieces must be fast and cheerful.

If candidates are found suitable on the basis of their enclosed DVD recordings, the Faculty of Music will send detailed information about auditions.

Candidates have to take part in an audition to fulfil their entrance requirements of their chosen majors.

Updated: 2019.01.15.


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