Jazz Singing

Entrance exams for the start of studies in winter semester 2021/22

Application deadline: Sun., 28.02.2021

 

Process:

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

2. For selected applicants (if necessary) 2nd round online

3.ONLY for IGP applicants: Educational practical part of exam incl. colloquium via video submissions and question answering.
(Deadline: Sun., 16.05.2021)

Programme for the entrance exam

Bachelor's Programme

The entrance examination is used to check the aptitude of the course applicant in terms of their knowledge of jazz theory, composition and improvisation talent, instrumental skills, musical ear.

 

Step 1:

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

 

Step 2:

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

The application video includes:

  • Introduction video + artistic presentation
     

Introduction video

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

In this introduction video, please include your personal information (name, etc.), important stages of your education to date, important artistic achievements, your motivation for studying, why you would like to study at MUK and, if applicable, your preferred teacher.

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

 

Artistic presentation

The presentation of your artistic programme takes place directly after the introduction (without editing!). You choose the programme in your own orderThe specified examination programme (without breaks/cuts) must be recorded in full length.

You are responsible for the accompaniment - piano accompaniment, playback apps or an accompanying band are possible. The choice of technical equipment is up to you, since it is in your own interest that sound and image quality are as representative as possible.

Tip: If the applicant prefers a playback, we recommend high-quality playbacks, e.g. from Jamey Aebersold or Hal Leonard.

 

Examination program:

  • Three jazz pieces of different genres should be prepared

 

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

 

If necessary due to the number of applicants, selected applicants will be invited to a second online round. This will take place live, but online. The applicants can present themselves with a band/piano accompaniment or a playback.
 

Master's Programme

The condition for admission to the Master’s degree is a completed Bachelor’s degree in the relevant branch of study or an equivalent qualification from a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational facility, evidence of adequate German proficiency in non-native applicants, successfully passing the entrance examination and there being a place available on the course.
The entrance examination is used to check the aptitude of the course applicant in terms of their instrumental / vocal skills, musical talent, musical ear, knowledge of music theory.

 

Step 1:

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

 

Step 2:

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

The application video includes:

  • Introduction video + artistic presentation
     

Introduction video

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

In this introduction video, please include your personal information (name, etc.), important stages of your education to date, important artistic achievements, your motivation for studying, why you would like to study at MUK and, if applicable, your preferred teacher.

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

 

Artistic presentation

The presentation of your artistic programme takes place directly after the introduction (without editing!). You choose the programme in your own order. The specified examination programme (without breaks/cuts) must be recorded in full length.

You are responsible for the accompaniment - piano accompaniment, playback apps or an accompanying band are possible. The choice of technical equipment is up to you, since it is in your own interest that sound and image quality are as representative as possible.

 

Tip: If the applicant prefers a playback, we recommend high-quality playbacks, e.g. from Jamey Aebersold or Hal Leonard.

 

Examination program:
 

  • A repertoire of 3 pieces from a variety of styles

 

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

 

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

 

If necessary due to the number of applicants, selected applicants will be invited to a second online round. This will take place live, but online. The applicants can present themselves with a band/piano accompaniment or a playback.

Bachelor's Programme IGP

The entrance examination serves to check the following
a) the motivation to study
b) the educational, artistic and personal competence of the candidates.

 

Online application

The following documents must be enclosed with the application:
 

  • Short biography with an overview of the qualifications, competencies and main areas of activity acquired to date.
  • Letter of motivation with information on personal expectations and goals
  • Video links to the prepared works, both for the artistic part of the examination (deadline: registration deadline for the artistic examination!) and for the educational-practical part of the examination (deadline: 16.5.2020).

 

More information about the online application can be found here.

 

Artistic part of the examination

ATTENTION: The artistic part of the examination is carried out analogously to the artistic part of the respective Bachelor's programme! A corresponding application video has to be made.

The programme to be prepared is identical to the requirements of the respective artistic bachelor programme. Please check this page for the corresponding programme requirements.

 

Educational-practical part of the examination incl. colloquium

Deadline: Sun., 16.05.2021

Please submit one (or more) meaningful video(s) with the following content:

  • To demonstrate proficiency in singing and chordal accompaniment, choose 2 of the specified popular music songs (see here) and sing them while accompanying yourself on the piano (chordal accompaniment).
     
  • To demonstrate proficiency in accompanying on the piano, choose 1 accompanying part from your 3 chosen pieces (or individual movements) of beginner and moderately advanced literature from your own instrumental / vocal artistic subject (for artistic subjects piano, organ, accordion, guitar, harpsichord and historical keyboard instruments: Accompanying parts of 3 self-selected pieces or single movements of the beginner and moderately advanced literature of an orchestral instrument of your own choice) and perform them on the piano. Practice-oriented simplifications are permitted and encouraged.
     
  • In order to test your cognitive and linguistic competencies, you must submit an introductory video (max. two minutes) in which you explain your motivation for completing the course and answer the question of what career ideas and expectations you associate with the intended course of study.
     
  • Furthermore, please submit your written answers to the three questions on the educational practical part of the examination (see PDF).  

 

German language skills:

Persons whose native language is not German must also provide proof of knowledge of the German language. This proof, level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, must be provided at the latest upon admission to the program.

 

Certificate of Performance

 

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 applicants’: 

    a) motivation for undertaking the programme of study
    b) artistic proficiency (corresponding to Master’s level entry)
    c) artistic and personal suitability
The admission process is split into three parts – applicants 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:
•   Short biography: applicants 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.
•   Audition programme for Part 2: a programme for the artistic presentation that makes up Part 2 (corresponding to Master’s level entry).

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.

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

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.

ATTENTION: Please note that due to the current COVID19 situation, the application processes and entrance exams will take place in a modified form. For many studies, video submissions are provided which either replace or supplement the entrance examination on site. Please inform yourself in detail about the correct application process for your desired studies.


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