Ensemble Playing

Entrance exams for the start of studies in winter semester 2024/25

Online application including video submissions 

Each ensemble member has to submit their own application. The application fee has to be paid only once per ensemble.

Note: An appointment for an on-site entrance examination may also be arranged with the head of the study programme.

Programme for the entrance exam

Certificate of Ensemble Playing

The entrance examination is done by sending in corresponding application videos.  
Important information for a correct recording of your application videos 
can be found here.  

The admission exam serves to determine the ensemble's: 

    a) motivation for undertaking the programme of study
    b) artistic proficiency
    c) artistic and personal suitability

The admission process is split into three parts – ensembles must be successful in Part 1 in order to progress to the next stage.

1. Submission of a short biography (including language skills), covering letter, repertoire list and an audition programme:
•   A short biography of the ensemble as well as short biographies of the individual ensemble members. The ensemble should provide a written overview of the qualifications they have gained so far, their (language) skills, and the areas their activities have focused on.
•   Covering letter: applicants should describe their personal expectations of the programme and what they are looking to get out of it. Applicants should also state their current artistic activities and skills and those they are aiming to acquire.
•   Programme for the artistic presentation (3 different pieces)

2. Artistic presentation:
In the artistic presentation, applicants should demonstrate their instrumental proficiency and level of artistry. The programme should be put together by the applicant her/himself and should give as strong an impression as possible of her/his artistic qualifications. Instrumental proficiency should be at least that needed for Master’s level entry.

3. Colloquium:
Together with the applicant, a panel will discuss and reflect on the results of Parts 1 and 2 of the admission exam and examine the applicant’s individual and artistic potential as well as her/his personal goals and suitability for the programme.

Student Affairs Office
Johannesgasse 4a
1010 Vienna
3rd floor | Room 3.19 and 3.20
+43 1 512 77 47-212/213/214

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.