- Note writing (pitch and duration) in treble and bass clefs.
- Identifying and writing various ascending and descending intervals (perfect, major, minor, augmented and diminished); identifying and writing interval inversions; classification of intervals into consonances and dissonances within an octave.
- Mastering the circle of fifths.
- One-part dictations in major or minor modes (in scales with no more than 4 flats or sharps).
- Identifying and writing numerous meters and rhythmic patterns.
- Identifying and writing triads (major, minor, augmented and diminished), and dominant seventh chords, in all types of inversions.
- Transposing a given melody.
- Explaining basic music terms (dynamics, tempo, articulation, form, texture, genre etc.)
- Singing and identifying the following patterns:
- Ascending and descending melodic intervals within an octave.
- Triads and dominant seventh chords in all inversions.
- Major and minor scales (including natural harmonic and melodic minor scales).
- Sight singing a diatonic melody.
- Basic familiarity with the keyboard.
- Rhythmic aspects: Identifying and writing rhythmic patterns which include division and sub-division of the beat, triplets, rests and ties, in basic, duple and triple meters (2/8, 2/4, 3/8, 3/4), as well as in compound meters (4/4 and 6/8).
Instrument examination – minimum requirements
The applicant is required to arrange accompaniment for the exam.
- Two contrasting movements from the J. S. Bach solo sonatas or partitas (or Chaconne). Or alternatively a piece or two movements from other sonatas/suites from the Baroque period.
- One etude or caprice (by Kreutzer, Rode, Gaviniès, Vieuxtemps, Paganini, Wieniawski etc.). Or a virtuosic piece of a similar level of difficulty.
- A first mouvement or the second and third from a major violin concerto. Or the first or two other movements from a solo or violin and piano sonata (classical to post-romantic period).
- A work written after 1950 (mandatory for Master-degree admissions only).
The program should be of approximately 30 minutes and shall not necessarily be heard entirely by the members of the jury.
1. Two contrasting movements from a Suite or Sonata by JS Bach or a Sonata of the Baroque era written by another composer.
2. A Viola Concerto - First or third movement
3.An Israeli piece for Viola or any other contemporary piece for Viola
- Two movements from one of the J. S. Bach solo suites
- Cello concerto - first or third movement. Minimum difficulty level: Haydn C major, Saint Saens etc.
- A piece of your choice
- Mastery of positions according to Simandle’s book (part 1).
- Sonata from the Baroque period:Vivaldi, Marcello etc.
- One movement of a concerto by Capucci, Dietersdorf, etc.
- Two etudes by Bosca, Dicci, etc.
- A work such as Grandjany’s “French Songs”, or a work of a similar degree of difficulty.
- A movement from a violin or cello partita by J. S. Bach
- A movement from a Baroque concerto for mandolin or violin
- A movement from a classical piano and violin sonata by Mozart or Beethoven
- An Israeli piece for solo violin or mandolin
- Major and minor scales.
- 2.One of the Sor etudes arranged by Segovia.
- Two movements of a work from the Renaissance period, such as the lute pieces by Galileo, the suite by Robert de Visee, etc.
- 4.Two movements from the suites for cello or lute by Bach.
- Spanish work such as:Torino, Albeniz.
- Modern work:Tansman, Poulenc etc.
- Two movements from a sonata by Handel or Corelli, or other sonata from the Baroque period.
- Two movements from a sonata by J.S. Bach (solo or with basso continuo).
- Free choice of work.
- Two movements from a sonata by Stamitz, Benda, or a work of a similar degree of difficulty.
- Two movements from a Vivaldi concerto or a work of a similar degree of difficulty.