Exams & Evaluation

BA in General Music Studies with Kodály Emphasis

The entrance examination is usually in June for studies commencing in September. 
Students will be notified of the exact dates by e-mail/post.

Examinations are held at the end of each semester or at the end of the academic year.
End-of-year examinations are held in May. 
Students will be notified of the content of the examination and the exact dates during the semester.

Examinations are evaluated by five grades: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - 5 being the highest and 2 the poorest grade. 1 is considered as fail.


CONTENT OF THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

Prerequisites of the entrance examination:
 - good musical hearing and outstanding sight reading skills
 - knowledge of Classical harmony (including chords with alterations)
 - basic knowledge of folk music of the applicant’s home country
 - at least intermediate piano skills
 - expressive singing skills
 
The entrance examination consists of  2 parts (written and aural).
Total points: 200.
 
Music Theory - written: 30 points
Music Theory - oral: 30 points 
Solfege - written: 30 points
Solfege - oral: 30 points
Piano: 30 points 
Singing: 30 points 
Folk Music (aural exam only): 20 points 
 
Written Examination (dictation):
Excerpt from an art song (chosen from the Classical period): notation of the soprano and bass parts 
A non-tonal monophonic tune
Intervals, triads and seventh chords (root position and inversions)
 
Oral examination:
Sight-singing of an easier Classical art song 
Sight-singing of an atonal melody 
 
Singing
1 Baroque aria or Classical/Romantic art song
1 folksong or folksong arrangement
 
Piano
A piece by J. S. Bach chosen by the candidate (at least on the level of the two-part inventions) 
First movement (allegro) of a Classical sonata (J. Haydn or W. A. Mozart) 
A piece written by a 19th or 20th century composer 
English

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