- 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).
Voice examination – minimum requirements
- Old Italian aria such as: Scarlatti, Carissimi, Pergolesi, etc.
- Artistic song by: Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Faure, de Falla, etc.
- Any aria in its original language (from an opera, cantata or oratorio).
- Artistic arrangement of an Israeli song.
Musical scores may not be used when performing arias and songs!
The applicant is required to arrange accompaniment for the exam.