Admission

Composition


  • Submit at least 3 own composition (with sheet music and recordings a total of approximately 15 minutes).
  • Participate in an oral examination where the Board may assess the candidate’s knowledge of their area of specialization and their understanding of related cultural issues (colloquium).
  • Submit a portfolio of their original works.

 

Electro-acoustic Composition


  • The applicant must present his electroacoustic compositions in a recording or live performance (a total of approximately 15 minutes).
  • Participate in an oral examination where the Board may assess the candidate’s knowledge of their area of specialization and their understanding of related cultural issues (colloquium).
  • Submit a portfolio of their original works.

 

Audio-visual Composition


  • The applicant must present his audiovisual compositions in a fix­media form and/or live performance (a total of approximately 15 minutes).
  • ­ Participate in an oral examination where the Board may assess the candidate’s knowledge of their area of specialization and their understanding of related cultural issues (colloquium).
  • ­ Submit a portfolio of their original works.

 

The Examination Board will assess and evaluate:

  • the composer’s artistic mindset and the originality of his/her creative ideas;
  • the logic of development and expressiveness of the works;
  • the technical refinement of the works, the ability to make appropriate technical choices to represent their artistic ideas;
  • how the applicant fulfilled the length and genre requirements;
  • the applicant’s understanding of cultural and specialty-specific issues.

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

 

Recording Arts


The candidate must:

  • present 10 minutes of his/her own recorded music accompanied with an explanation detailing the contents of the recording. The portfolio should contain the following:
    • A recording of acoustic music;
    • An overdub recording.
  • Submit a list of works in the field of sound engineering and composition.
  • Be able to converse on a variety of topics reflecting professional competence and knowledge of culture and society (colloquium).

The examination panel will evaluate the following:

  • Sound quality reflective of AES/EBU standards
  • Originality
  • Technique
  • Musicality
  • Knowledge of musical styles
  • Creative personality
  • General knowledge of music and culture

The exam will be graded on a scale of 0-10, with 5 being the minimum passing grade