Aim of the program: To educate musicians who - with their performing skills, theoretical knowledge, and highly developed musical abilities - enrich and spread the Hungarian and European music culture. They can enrich the repertoire of musical knowledge with their sophisticated musical taste and are able to work in musical institutions, professional performing ensembles and in other occupations which require music education. The program enables students to combine training in choral conducting with vocal studies. It is an important part of the training to become familiar with rehearsal work. The choral conducting program includes foundation classes such as philosophy, aesthetics, art history, music history, acoustics and subjects like piano, chamber music, chamber singing as well besides conducting technique and style.
For a successful application please follow the steps below:
In all cases, the international relations coordinator forwards the application materials to the relevant admission committee. If the committee decides that on the basis of the application material the applicant should take an oral exam, the applicant will be interviewed in person or via Skype. A Skype interview will be conducted if the applicant's attendance is impeded and the examination committee offers them the opportunity to be interviewed via Skype. Applicants are given two possible dates for the interview, taking into account any time zone differences.
Parts of the entrance exam:
1. Requirements of the aptitude exam
Solfeggio – Music theory
During the interview, applicants display their ability to interpret texts, and their speaking and communication skills, as well as their career aptitude and musical literacy are assessed.
Assessment of the aptitude test: pass/fail
2. Requirements of the practical exam
2. Music Theory
3. Piano (all pieces must be performed without the use of sheet music)
5. Conducting practice
6. Career aptitude interview
PARTS OF THE ENTRANCE EXAM AND THEIR EVALUATION:
Assessment of the aptitude exam: “pass” or “fail”.
A maximum of 200 points can be achieved at the practical entrance exam, which is doubled.
Written exam: a maximum of 100 points.
- Solfeggio, harmonics, music theory 0-100 points
Those who do not achieve at least 50 points out of the 100 points obtainable in the written exam may not continue the entrance examination.
Oral exam: a maximum of 100 points.
If the applicant does not have a language proficiency certificate, but on the basis of the oral entrance examination their language proficiency is sufficient to complete the relevant programme, the entrance examination committee may waive this criterion.