Singing (Early Music)

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

Application deadline: Mon., 12.02.2024

Mon., 26.02.2024 or Tue.,27.02.2024
Concert hall (Singerstraße 26, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)

All parts of the admission test will take place on site in Vienna. Please make all organizational arrangements (flight reservations, visa, etc.) in time to be able to participate. You will receive the exact date by mail shortly after the registration deadline.

Programme for the entrance exam

Master's Programme

Entrance exam in central artistic subject:

1) Performance from a representative technically demanding programme with at least 3 different styles, from which the committee will select pieces lasting no more than 25 minutes

  • 1 Aria by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • 1 Work of the Italian Early Baroque
  • 1 decorated da capo of an aria by Händel or an own cadenza

2) Compositional analysis of a work of one's own choice from the examination program with effects on the interpretation (dissonance treatment, tempo selection, phrasing, figures, etc.) The selected work must be submitted to the Commission in 6 copies.

3) Performance of simple cadenzas on the harpsichord

4) Suitability interview based on the letter of motivation

Certificate of Performance

If you cannot join the exam on the given date, an individual exam date can be arranged.

The admission exam can be done directly on site in Vienna or by submitting respective application videos and 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.

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

Monday to Friday:
8:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m. (Johannesgasse 4a, Bräunerstraße 5)
8:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m. (Singerstraße 26)
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. (all sites)
Sundays and holidays: closed