Chamber Music

Entrance exams for the start of studies in winter semester 2022/23

Application deadline: Sun., 30.01.2022


1.  Online application including video submissions 
(until application deadline)

2. On-site appointment for selected applicants
Thu., 07.04.2022 and Fri., 08.04.2022, all day

Erkersaal (Johannesgasse 4a, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)

Programme for the entrance exam

Certificate of Chamber Music

The commissional entrance examination serves to check the suitability of the ensembles or individuals (candidates without chamber music partners), taking into account their previous practical knowledge and skills in the field of chamber music, as well as the prognosis of a future achievement of the goals of the course.

The admission examination is carried out by sending in appropriate application videos and further documents. Important information for properly completing your application video can be found here.


The following documents must be submitted:

  • Short biography: Applicants provide a written overview of their previously acquired qualifications, (language) skills, chamber music experience (concert programs, etc.) and main areas of activity.
  • Motivation for the course: Applicants should indicate whether they are applying as an individual or in the form of an ensemble (members should be listed in this case) and describe their personal expectations and goals for the course. Furthermore, they should also state which works will be performed.
  • Examination program for the artistic examination

When applying for an ensemble, each individual ensemble member must submit these documents.


The application video includes:

  • Introduction video + Artistic presentation


Introduction video

The introduction video lasts max. 2 minutes, the language is either German or English.

In this introduction video, please state your personal data (name, etc.), important stages of your previous education, important artistic achievements, your motivation for studying, why you would like to study at the MUK and, if applicable, your teacher preference.

Directly after the introduction you will start your video for the artistic presentation (without editing):

Artistic Presentation

In the artistic self-presentation, applicants show their artistic skills or artistic level. The presented works are compiled independently by the applicants and should convey as meaningful an impression as possible of the artistic qualifications.
The examination program can be chosen freely but must consist of at least two different pieces recorded together with other musicians.

The works performed must fall into the category of chamber music with the explicit exclusion of accompanied solo literature.

Program duration: approx. 15-20 minutes

You will be informed personally via e-mail about the result of your video application.


On-site audit (for selected applicants)

After viewing the video applications, selected applicants will be invited to an additional on-site audit at MUK.

Contents of the on-site audit:

  • Excerpts from the examination program will be selected on site by the commission.  Copies of the programme have to be presented to the commission.

Please make all organizational preparations (flight reservations, visa, etc.) in time to participate. You will be informed by e-mail in the middle of March 2022 at the latest if you will be invited to this optional on-site audition.

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.

The application for the entrance examination is done via the application mask in MUKonline. All necessary steps for the application for the entrance exam are listed here.


The MUK considers itself a progressive university of music and art that creates cultural values in the fields of music, dance, acting and singing. The MUK is the only university owned by the City of Vienna and brings together the best international young talent and outstanding lecturers.



Johannesgasse 4a
1010 Vienna


+43 1 512 77 47


+43 1 512 77 47-7913

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Saturday: 8:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. (all sites)
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