An applicant must:

  • perform two pieces featuring improvisation with jazz ensemble (duration ~10 min):
    • compulsory piece – Ladybird, Blue Bossa, All The Things You Are, Stella By Starlight, You Don’t Know What Love Is;
    • a piece chosen by the applicant.
  • sight reading (duration ca 3 min):
    • melody;
    • triads and seventh chords (M7, 7, m7, m7b5, dim).
  • pass an ear training test (duration ca 10 min), consisting of:
    • an improvisation by ear to harmonic accompaniment;
    • recreating melody and harmony on an instrument (recreating rhythm for drummers).
  • sight reading on piano a simple sequence (M7, 7, m7) in keys up to two flats or sharps (duration ca 3 min);
  • be prepared to answer questions from the colloquium (duration ~4 min).
The academy does not guarantee an ensemble to accompany the applicant.

The examination is evaluated on a scale of 0-10 points.