Bachelor Music Education – Voice and Instruments (IGP)

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

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

 

The following requirements have to be fulfilled for an admission to the Bachelor´s Programme 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 here for the required German language competency for studies at application.

 

Several optionally registration deadlines are provided each year for the entrance exam: 13 January (entrance exam in January/February) for the Summer Term and 03 June (entrance exam in June/July) or 03 September (please mind that this deadline / date for the entrance exam in September does not apply to every instrument/voice! Not every institute offers three entrance exam dates each year) for the Winter Term. Here you can find the current entrance exam dates in time.

 

You can choose the following instruments – as well as Voice – 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    

 

Please apply online for the entrance exam according to the respective application deadline and do not forget to upload your covering letter.

 

The entrance is made up of the following parts:

 

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 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 Study 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

  • A personal conversation with the examination board (about 20 min.), which may look like this - depending on the selected modules (singing, instrumental, speaking):

    • You may be asked to tell something 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 asked to tell something about your study motivation and about your preferred career (according to your covering letter).

 

Here you can find further information (only available in German language).

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 for 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 examination:

 

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 successfully passing the entrance exam you are not automatically admitted to the Study 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 in Oberschützen: Hauptplatz 8, 7432 Oberschützen) in time! See also “How will I be admitted to the study program?


Further information:

 

  • Here you can find further information about the Bachelor´s Programme Music Education – Voice and Instruments (IGP) Classical or directly visit the Website of IGP.
  • You can find IGP also on Facebook (Instrumental.Gesangs.Pädagogik - Kunstuniversität Graz).
  • The current entrance exam dates are available in time here.

  • A step-by-step instruction for the online-application for the entrance exam can be found here.

    • Note: If you are already studying at KUG you do not have to create an online-applicant account, as we have your data already stored in our KUGonline system. Please log in with your student account and have a look at your KUGonline business card, in order to add a new application for the entrance exam for the respective Study Programme. For specific advice please contact: admission@kug.ac.at.

  • The current deadlines and dates for the admission to the studies are available here in time.
  • Information about costs, grants and allowances at KUG can be found here.  
  • Here you can find information about beginning your studies at KUG.
  • For questions about planning and beginning your study at KUG you can contact the Welcome Center.

 

HINT: You would like to take a closer look at KUG and the field of study? Then register for our service "KUG-Student4OneDay"!

 

 

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

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

 

The following requirements have to be fulfilled for an admission to the Bachelor´s Programme Music Education – Voice and Instruments IGP Jazz:

  • Candidates must be at least 17 years old
  • Successful passing of an entrance exam
  • Proof of German language competency level B2/CEFR (if German language is not your mother tongue)
  • See here for the required German language competency for studies at application.

 

First of all please apply online for the entrance exam according to the application deadline (01 March) and do not forget to upload your covering letter.


You can choose the following instruments – as well as Vocals – for the Bachleor´s Programme Music Education – Voice and Instruments (IGP) Jazz:

Double Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet.

 

The entrance exam consists of the following parts: 

 

Theory Part:

Test of aural skills and knowledge of music theory (with special emphasis on the requirements specific to jazz): Triads and four-note chords, melodic dictation, rhythmic dictation as well as scales.

 

Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

 

The successful completion of the music theory part is a prerequisite for the participation in the artistic part.

 

Artistic Part:

a) Artistic-practical part:

  • Practical test with a rhythm section: Candidates should prepare 4 pieces in different tempi from the jazz repertoire: One piece with Stufenharmonik (Roman numerals), one modal piece, one Blues piece and one piece of free choice. A rhythm section will be provided: Appropriate sheet music should be brought for this.
  • Solo practical test: Candidates should prepare one through-composed piece (etude or transcription).
  • Test of sightreading ability: The exam committee will provide easy examples, appropriate for jazz.
  • Test of piano skills (not required for pianists and guitarists): The following should be prepared: through-composed piece, cadences in major and minor as well as turnarounds, a Jazz standard, sight-reading from the accompaniment of a Jazz standard.

    Even students who are already studying Jazz at KUG must take part in this procedure for checking the suitability of the piano skills.

 

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

  • Submission of a covering letter, which describes your personal motivation for the Study 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

  • A personal conversation with the examination board (about 20 min.), which may look like this - depending on the selected modules (singing, instrumental, speaking):

    • You may be asked to tell something 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 asked to tell something about your study motivation and about your preferred career (according to your covering letter).

 

Here you can find further information (only available in German language).

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 a Bachelor´s Programme Jazz at KUG, you would have to pass this part. 

 

Please mind: After passing the entrance exam you are not automatically admitted to the Study Programme – the enrolment has to be done personally at the Registrar´s Office (Palais Meran, Leonhardstrasse 15, ground floor, 8010 Graz) in time! See also “How will I be admitted to the study program?


Further information:

 

  • Here you can find further information about the Bachelor´s Programme Music Education – Voice and Instruments (IGP) Jazz or directly visit the Website of IGP.
  • You can find IGP also on Facebook (Instrumental.Gesangs.Pädagogik - Kunstuniversität Graz).
  • You can find the Institute of Jazz also on Facebook (Institut Jazz - Kunstuni Graz).
  • The current entrance exam dates are available in time here.

  • A step-by-step instruction for the online-application for the entrance exam can be found here.

    • Note: If you are already studying at KUG you do not have to create an online-applicant account, as we have your data already stored in our KUGonline system. Please log in with your student account and have a look at your KUGonline business card, in order to add a new application for the entrance exam for the respective Study Programme. For specific advice please contact: admission@kug.ac.at.

  • The current deadlines and dates for the admission to the studies are available here in time.
  • Information about costs, grants and allowances at KUG can be found here.  
  • Here you can find information about beginning your studies at KUG.
  • For questions about planning and beginning your study at KUG you can contact the Welcome Center.

 

HINT: You would like to take a closer look at KUG and the field of study? Then register for our service "KUG-Student4OneDay"!

 

 

Admission to the Bachleor´s Programme Music Education – Voice and Instrument (IGP) – Folk Music

Admission to the Bachleor´s Programme Music Education – Voice and Instrument (IGP) – Folk Music

 

The following requirements have to be fulfilled for an admission to the Bachelor´s Programme Music Education – Voice and Instruments IGP Folk Music:

  • Candidates must be at least 17 years old
  • Successful passing of an entrance exam
  • Proof of German language competency level B2/CEFR (if German language is not your mother tongue)
  • See here for the required German language competency for studies at application.

 

First of all please do the online-application for the entrance exam in time to the respective application deadline (for the Winter Term: 03 June / for the Summer Term: 13 January) and do not forget to upload your covering letter.

 

You can choose the following instruments for the the 1st and the 2nd major artistic subject for the Bachleor´s Programme Music Education – Voice and Instruments (IGP) Folk Music:

Diatonic Accordion, Dulcimer, Zither 

 

You can choose the following instruments – as well as Voice – for the 3rd artistic subject for the Bachleor´s Programme Music Education – Voice and Instruments (IGP) Folk Music:

Accordion, Bass Tuba, Recorder, Bagpipe, Bassoon, Flute, Guitar, Dulcimer, Harp, French Horn, Clarinet, Double Bass, Trombone, Diatonic Accordion, Tenor Horn / Baritone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin, Violoncello and Zither.

Please note: Instruments that are already 1st or 2nd major artistic subject, cannot be selected as the 3rd Instrument.

 

The entrance exam is made up of the following parts: 

 

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.

Here you can find a sample test.

 

 

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 Study 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

  • A personal conversation with the examination board (about 20 min.), which may look like this - depending on the selected modules (singing, instrument, speaking):

    • You may be asked to tell something 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 asked to tell something about your study motivation and about your preferred career (according to your covering letter).

 

Here you can find further information.

 

Here you can find further information about the exam of artistic-creativity and artistic-communication skills.

 

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

 

b) Instrumental Exam for the 1st and 2nd 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.

 

c) Instrumental/Vocal Exam for the 3rd 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.

 

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

 

Please mind: After successfully passing the entrance exam you are not automatically admitted to the Study Programme – the enrolment has to be done personally at the Registrar´s Office (Palais Meran, Leonhardstrasse 15, ground floor, 8010 Graz) in time! See also “How will I be admitted to the study program?


Further information:

 

  • Here you can find further information about the Bachelor´s Programme Music Education – Voice and Instruments (IGP) Folk Music or directly visit the Website of IGP.
  • You can find IGP also on Facebook (Instrumental.Gesangs.Pädagogik - Kunstuniversität Graz).
  • The current entrance exam dates are available in time here.

  • A step-by-step instruction for the online-application for the entrance exam can be found here.

    • Note: If you are already studying at KUG you do not have to create an online-applicant account, as we have your data already stored in our KUGonline system. Please log in with your student account and have a look at your KUGonline business card, in order to add a new application for the entrance exam for the respective Study Programme. For specific advice please contact: admission@kug.ac.at.

  • The current deadlines and dates for the admission to the studies are available here in time.
  • Information about costs, grants and allowances at KUG can be found here.  
  • Here you can find information about beginning your studies at KUG.
  • For questions about planning and beginning your study at KUG you can contact the Welcome Center.

 

HINT: You would like to take a closer look at KUG and the field of study? Then register for our service "KUG-Student4OneDay"!

 

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