Admission requirements for the Department of Music Education

Admission requirements for the Department of Music Education


a.Instrument examination




1. Work from the Baroque period of a similar degree of difficulty to the Bach three-part invention.

2.Easy sonata by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn or Clementi.

3. Work from the Romantic period of a similar degree of difficulty to a Chopin nocturne or the Album for Young People.

Other instruments

Three works, each work in a different style:Baroque, classic, Romantic, 20th century.



b.Personal interview with the head of the department

The interview will usually be held on the day of the instrument examination.It should be scheduled in advance with the academic secretariat when registering for the examinations.



c.Music skills – music theory and aural training

Written examination:

1.Pitch and notation (keys, notes, bars).

2.Identification of different types of interval – perfect, major, augmented, diminished – descending and ascending and their inversions –consonant and dissonant,within an octave.

3.Single voice, diatonic dictation, in major and minor scales, with accidentals.

4.Measures and rhythms of different kinds.

5.Identification of triads (major, minor, diminished, augmented) and their inversions.Identification of major seventh chord diminished (dominant seventh chord) in all inversions.

6. Transformation.

7. Basic music terms (dynamic, tempo, articulation, form, texture, etc).

Verbal examination:

1.  Singing and identification of:
     a. Basic melodic intervals, ascending and descending.
     b. Four kinds of triads and dominant seventh chords in all their inversions.
     c. Different kinds of major and minor scales.

2.Sight reading a line of diatonic melody.

3.Basic familiarity with the keyboard.

4.Aspects of rhythm:Identification and performance of rhythm combinations based on division, addition
and subtraction of note length as follows:
   a.Division of the beat into two, four (sub-division) and three (trioles).
   b.Connections between beats and/or semi-beats that result from the divisions noted in section a.
   c.Subtraction (replacement of note lengths by intervals)Subtraction of rhythmic beats and/or semi-
      beats  that result from connection.
  d.Basic binary and trinary measures:2/8, 2/4, 3/8, 3/4, and complex measures:4/4 and 6/8.


Admission requirements for the B.Ed.Mus degree supplementary studies program for candidates with a degree in music:
1.Presentation of a certificate attesting to a bachelor's degree in music – B.Mus., or B.A.Mus
2.Interview with the head of the teacher training department.


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