Local test (LI-test) in Folk music
Applicants to main instrument or vocals in the folk music genre are required to partake in the local entrance test (L-test) by submitting videos of themselves playing/singing according to the instructions below.
The specialisation in folk music at Ingsund focuses on Swedish and Nordic folk music, but also invites international perspectives and music from other countries and cultures, as well as diving deep into the local folk music traditions of Värmland.
Three separate video clips should be submitted no later than Tuesday 25 April 2023 at 16:00.
Two of the videos should be solo performances. Select two songs of slightly different character that allows you to demonstrate your musical craftsmanship and your musical expression in the genre. If you are an instrumentalist, this could be a polka and a waltz. If you are applying as a vocalist, this could be a folk song including lyrics and word-less vocals.
The third video should be performed together with another musician or along with a prerecorded song. This allows us to listen to you together with another musician. Choose one of the following options:
- Candidates applying to vocals sing a song to accompaniment, or sing second voice with another melody player/vocalist.
- Candidates applying to melody instruments accompany and play second voice with another melody player.
- Candidates applying to chord instruments accompany a melody player or vocalist.
- Candidates applying to percussion accompany a melody player or a group.
Note that the music you choose for your test should be rooted in Swedish or Nordic folk music, since that is specialisation offered at Ingesund School of Music.
Submit your pieces/songs as three separate video clips. Instructions regarding ID check and how to submit your videos will be sent via email after 17 April.
INSTRUCTIONS AND CRITERIA FOR VIDEOS
In order for the video to be approved, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- At the start of the video, clearly state which piece/song you are going to play or sing.
- The total length of the three videos should not exceed 20 minutes and each video should be a maximum of 10 minutes long.
- The recordings should be an uninterrupted clip from beginning to end, it is not allowed to make edits.
- You must be able to hear the applicant clearly throughout the clip.
- You must be able to see the content of the video clearly. The camera should be placed so that both face and hands are visible throughout the clip.
- The recordings should be uploaded using the following file formats: MP4 or MOV (or equivalent via mobile phone camera).
Should we discover that the criteria are not being met or that the video or sound has been modified in any way, the applicant’s video can be regarded as invalid.
Click here for more information on the specialisation in Folk music.
Assessment criteria for Local tests (L-tests), Music Teacher Programme at Ingesund School of Music.
For a satisfactory result on the L-test for main instrument in folk music, you should be able to demonstrate:
- well-founded knowledge of the genre,
- developed skills in musical performance, and
- developed instrumental or vocal skills in your musical expression based in the idiom of the genre.