Solo Singing

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

Application deadline: Mon., 25.01.2021

 

Process:

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

2. On-site appointment for selected applicants

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

on-site appointment: Thu., 08.04.2021
Concert hall (Singerstraße 26, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)

Step 1:

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.

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:

  • Artistic presentation

 

Artistic presentation

The program corresponds to the artistic program specifications. The applicants themselves choose the order of the program. The entire program must be recorded. Each piece should be uploaded separately.

 

Examination program:
 

  • 3 songs or arias of the candidate’s choice (at least one of which must be sung in German)

 

 

All works must be performed from memory.

 

Accompaniment is to be arranged by the participants themselves - piano accompaniment is preferred but playback accompaniment is also possible.

 

The choice of technical means is up to you, as it is in your own interest that sound and image quality are as meaningful as possible.

 

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

 

Step 3 (Optional):

 

On-site audit

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

 

on-site appointment: Thu., 08.04.2021
Concert hall (Singerstraße 26, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)

 

Contents of the on-site audit:

 

  • examination program (Sheet music must be brought to the entrance examination by the candidate) An accompanist will be available.
  • Technical discussion
  • Theory and aural training:
    Only for candidates who pass the 2nd round of the artistic examination.
    Sample test

Please make all organizational preparations (flight reservations, visa, etc.) in time to participate. You will be informed by e-mail at the end of February 2021 at the latest if you will be invited to this optional on-site audition.

 

 

Master's Programme

on-site appointment: Thu., 08.04.2021
Concert hall (Singerstraße 26, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)

 

The entrance examination for the Master’s degree is used to check the candidate’s aptitude for the specific requirements of the Master’s degree, with particular consideration of their prior knowledge and skills.

The condition for admission to a Master’s degree is a completed Bachelor’s degree in a pertinent branch of study or an equivalent qualification from an Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational facility, as well as successfully passing all parts of the entrance examination.

To pass the entrance examination, a rating of “Passed” is required in all sections. Admission also depends on the specific availability of a course place. Being placed on the waiting list supposes a probability of future availability (i.e. by the end of the semester in question) of a course place.

Step 1:

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.

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:

  • Artistic presentation

Artistic presentation

 

The program corresponds to the artistic program specifications. The applicants themselves choose the order of the program. The entire program must be recorded. Each piece should be uploaded separately.

 

Examination program:
 

• Performance of an artistic programme: 4 arias — of which at least 2 from opera and/or operetta, at least 1 from oratorio, at least 1 aria in German
• 4 songs from 3 different stylistic eras in at least 2 different languages
• 1 piece from the overall programme should come from composers from the 20th/21st century, whose tonal language belongs to the modern* stylistic era
• All pieces – with the exception of oratorios – must be performed by heart
 

*Modern — Compositions, which extend beyond the tonal language and rhythm of the late romantic era.

 

 

Accompaniment is to be arranged by the participants themselves - piano accompaniment is preferred but playback accompaniment is also possible.

 

The choice of technical means is up to you, as it is in your own interest that sound and image quality are as meaningful as possible.

 

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

 

Step 3 (Optional):

 

On-site audit

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

 

on-site appointment: Thu., 08.04.2021
Concert hall (Singerstraße 26, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna)

 

Contents of the on-site audit:

 

  • examination program - see above (Sheet music must be brought to the entrance examination by the candidate). An accompanist will be available.
  • Technical discussion

 

 

Please make all organizational preparations (flight reservations, visa, etc.) in time to participate. You will be informed by e-mail at the end of February 2021 at the latest if you will be invited to this optional on-site audition.

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.

Another examination of the musical ear and of music theory knowledge will take place at the start of the first semester as part of a classification in the Aural Training and Composition courses only for those candidates who have been admitted to the course.

 

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

Dates for the entrance exam are arranged individually.

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.

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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