Candidates must demonstrate a specific level of proficiency in elementary areas such as: reading music notation, reading in the G and F clef, rhythm and meter:
- recognizing all intervals, both rising and falling in pitch, melodic and as harmony; reading and writing the above using music examples;
- writing major, minor, diminished and augmented triads, their inversions, closed and open positions for the G and F clef and a combination of both clefs. Recognizing the above triads from literature, determining root, third or fifth. Determining the position of these triads in the Major and Minor scales up to seven key signatures;
- recognizing the dominant 7th chord in root position, as defined for triads;
- writing all Major and Minor scales up to seven key signatures in the G or F clef, in the form of arpeggios of diatonic intervals or triads. The key signatures have to be inserted in front of the note (and not at the beginning of the stave, after the clef sign).
The candidate must be able to complete the tasks within a specified period of time.
Feeling unsure about the theoretical component of the exam? If so, then why not test your knowledge with a trial exam?
If you are in any doubt about your chances of passing the admission examination, you can take an advisory test beforehand. This test gives you the opportunity to perform and sing several months before the actual admission examination. If you would like to take this test, please contact Marc Rutten, head of the Music in Education department.