Preparatory Courses

Entry requirements of compulsory subjects (solfeggio-theory of music, piano) (for of all instruments and voice)

Written test

  • notation of an 8-bar one-part melody, which contains varied melodical and rhythmic elements
  • notation of a two-part Viennese classical quotation with functional bass ( the tune may contain simple alterations and/or modulation, candidates are supposed to be familiar with periods and binary and ternary forms)
  • notation of a two-part interval procession in tonal frames without rhythm, with maximum tonal deviation of a perfect 5th (candidates must recognise intervals, must sing them with pitch names in both dierctions)
  • recognition and notation of harmonies (on a given note, major, minor, augmented, diminished basic triads, inversions of sixths and six-four chords)

Oral exam

  • sight-reading of an 8-10-bar one-part Viennese classical melody ( the tune may contain simple alterations and/or modulation, candidates are supposed to be familiar with periods and binary and ternary forms)
  • singing and formal and tonal analysis of 10 Hungarian folk songs
  • Candidates must recognise by ear major, minor (natural, harmonic and melodic), pentatonic and modal modes, must be able to sing them with solmization and pitch names, possibly up to 7# and 7 b.
  • Candidates must recognise by ear major, minor, augmented, diminished basic triads, inversions of sixths and six-four chords

Compulsory piano

  • There is no entrance exam for students of string, wind , precussion instruments or voice, but they are required to have piano skills corresponding to the 2nd and 3rd classes of music schools (2 years of previous piano studies)
  • For Organ students the requirement is piano skills corresponding to the 5th-6th class of music schools (5 or 6 years of previous piano studies) (for furter entry materials see the requirements for Organ First Study)

Updated: 2019.01.15.


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