Admission to the Bachelor´s Programme Music Education – Voice and Instruments (IGP) – Classical

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The Bachelor´s Programme Music Education – Voice and Instruments (IGP) is offered for Classical, Jazz as well as Folk Music.

In addition to Voice, you can choose the following instruments for the Bachelor´s Programme IGP Classical: Accordion, Bass Tuba, Bassoon, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harp, Harpsichord, Oboe, Organ, Percussion Instruments, Piano, Recorder, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin, Violoncello.  

Several optional registration deadlines are provided each academic year for the entrance exam: 13 January (entrance exam in January/February) for the Summer Term and 3 June (entrance exam in June/July) or 3 September (please mind that this deadline for the entrance exam in September does not apply to every instrument!) for the Winter Term. Please apply online for the entrance exam according to the chosen application deadline.

>>> Important information about the changed entrance exam procedure due to COVID-19 as well as admission examination dates can be found in the respective study programme (Instrumental or Vocal Studies)!

 

General prerequisite for studying Music Education – Voice and Instruments (IGP) – Classical:  

 

  • Candidates must be at least 17 years old
  • Passing of an entrance exam
  • Proof of German language competency Level B2/CEFR (if German language is not your mother tongue)

See infobox for the required German language competency for studies at application!

 


 

Procedure of the entrance exam:

 

Theory part

Admission Test in Aural Skills and Music Theory

a) Aural Test

b) Music Theory Test  

c) Voice and Rhythm Test (Practical Part)

Here you can find the entrance exam requirements (only available in German language).

Here you can find a sample test (only available online in German language).

If you are already a student of an instrumental/vocal Bachelor´s Programme at KUG, you may be exempted of this part.  

 

Artistic part

a) Proof of your artistic-creativity and artistic-communication skills through:

  • Submission of a covering letter, which describes your personal motivation for the Degree Programme and the preferred career (length: 1-2 pages in A4, font: Arial, font size: 12, line pitch: 1.5) in the course of your online application
  • An interview with the examination board (about 20 min.), which may look like this - depending on the selected modules (singing, instrumental, speaking):
    • You may be asked about how your day was while the examination board "interjects" several words, which you will have to incorporate into the story spontaneously.
    • A well-known children´s song or folk song should be sung with various (basic-)emotions and should be varied accordingly.
    • You may be asked to present your own biography in form of a song/rap/opera recitative.
    • You may be asked to improvise a soundstory.
    • You may receive 10-12 words / terms in advance and then you may be asked to create a story out of it.   

Furthermore, you will be askedg about your study motivation and your preferred career (according to your covering letter).

Here you can find further information about the exam of artistic-creativity and artistic-communication skills (only available in German language).

Even if you are already a student of an instrumental/vocal Bachelor´s Programme at KUG, you would have to pass this part.  

 

b) Proof of your piano skills (does not apply to major artistic subject piano, harpsichord, accordion, guitar):

Three works from different stylistic periods, cadences in major and minor, play of a bass part to a pre-played music, variations based on familiar songs (e.g. children´s songs), etc. Here you can find the detailed requirements.

Even if you are already a student of an instrumental/vocal Bachelor´s Programme at KUG, you would have to pass this part (exception: see above). 

 

The successful completion of all these parts of the entrance exam is a prerequisite for the participation in the instrumental or vocal entrance exam:

 

c) Instrumental/Vocal Exam (major artistic subject) done by an examination board

Here you can find the entrance exam requirements as well as recommendations of pieces of music, which reflect the required level of difficulty (only available in German language).

In case you need an accompanist, you have to bring the appropriate music score with you to the entrance exam.

If you are already a student of an instrumental/vocal Bachelor´s Programme at KUG (in the same major artistic subject or if the completion of a Bachelor´s Programme in the same major artistic subject is no longer than 2 years ago), you may be exempted of this part. 

 


 

Please mind: After passing the entrance exam you are not automatically admitted to the Degree Programme – the enrolment has to be done personally at the Registrar´s Office (depending on your study place: Palais Meran, Leonhardstraße 15, ground floor, 8010 Graz or directly at the Institute Oberschützen: Hauptplatz 8, 7432 Oberschützen) in time! See also "First steps to becoming a student"!

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