Entrance tests: Bachelor Programme in Music
In spring 2023, the entrance exams for the Bachelor Programme in Music is conducted in two sessions. A first selection is made based on submitted filmed music performances. On 21-22 March 2023, additional tests are performed on-site at Ingesund School of Music.
Time plan for applications:
- 1 December 2022–16 January 2023
Application period. Applications are submitted at UniversityAdmissions.se
- 25 January 2023
- Deadline for adding any missing documentation to the application at UniversityAdmissions.se
- 16 February 2023
Deadline for submitting the filmed music performances for the first round of entrance exams.
- 3 March 2023
By this date, at the latest, applicants will receive confirmation on whether or not they proceed to the second round of entrance exams.
- 21–22 March 2023
The second round of tests are performed on-site at Ingesund School of Music in Arvika. This also includes a music theory exam.
- 13 April 2023
Your admission result is available at UniversityAdmissions.se
- 26 April 2023
Deadline for accepting admissions (apply both for those admitted and for reserves). Answers are submitted at UniversityAdmissions.se
- 28 August 2023
The autumn semester starts at Ingesund School of Music
The entry requirements to the Bachelor Programme in Music comprises both general entry requirements (completed upper secondary education or equivalent) and specific entry requirements in the form of passing the entrance exams in the main instrument as well as music theory.
MAIN INSTRUMENT ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
Everyone who applies for the Bachelor Programme in Music at Ingesund School of Music, starting in the autumn semester 2023, must perform entrance exams in their chosen main instrument. In order to be assessed, applicants shall demonstrate their ability for artistic performance as well as technical skills with their main instrument. The main instrument examination is conducted in two rounds.
Main instrument entrance examination, first round (filmed performance):
In the first round of tests, which is based on the applicants’ submitted material, the jury assesses whether each applicant meets the entry requirements and can move on the second round. The examination consists of submitted videos, where the applicants film themselves playing the required pieces of music for round one. In the repertoire list below, you can find information about what the tasks are for each main instrument.
The deadline for submitting videos for the first round of entrance examinations is at 16:00, on 16 Februar 2023.
Main instrument entrance examination, second round (performed on-campus at Ingesund School of Music):
The second round of tests are performed in front of a jury at Ingesund School of Music in Arvika. In the repertoire list below, you can find information about what the tasks of the second round are, based on the main instrument.
The second round of tests are performed at Ingesund Music School on 21–22 March 2023 (week 12).
Click on your main instrument to see the accompanying tasks and requirements, as well as how the videos should be recorded.
MUSIC THEORY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
Applicants shall also demonstrate their knowledge in a music theory exam. The theory exam will take place on site at the Ingesund School of Music 22 March 2023. The exam consists of three parts: Music and notation (ear skills), music fundamentals and writing four-part chordal background/harmonic analysis.
In order to be eligible for the programme, applicants must pass the music theory exam. A passing grade on a remote entrance examination from spring 2022 is not valid for the spring 2023 admission.
The music theory examination comprises:
PART 1, MUSIC NOTATION (EAR SKILLS):
You will to listen to a musical example with voices, where you have to note melodies. You also get to listen to a musical example with instruments, where you have to choose, based on different answer options, which melodies, rhythms and chords you think match what you hear.
PART 2, MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS:
The purpose of this component is to assess your knowledge of music theory. In this subtest, you will demonstrate your knowledge of common concepts and ways to term and notate, for example, octave positions, intervals, chords, keys, time signature, and time value of notes and rests.
PART 3, HARMONIC ANALYSIS AND FOUR-PART CHORDAL BACKGROUND-WRITING:
You will receive the start of a four-part melody that you will analyse using functional symbols, as well as writing and completing a four-part voice-leading chordal background based on a given progression.
INVITATIONs TO THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
- An invitation to the entrance examinations will be sent to the email address stated in the application submitted at UniversityAdmissions.se. Information about how to submit your videos will be provided via email after the deadline has expired. The applicants who have gone through to the second round of examinations will be notified in due time before the second round of entrance examinations at Ingesund School of Music.
Applicants with a documented disability, such as dyslexia, visual and hearing impairment, physical disabilities or have other special needs, may receive assistance during the entrance exams. This support is adjusted in consultation with the applicant in question, and in accordance with the applicant’s needs. In order to receive adequate support, applicants must notify us of any special needs. Contact information can be found in the right column of this page.
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