EntranceExamCheck (EEC) for the classical field


Procedure for the EEC for the classical field
(orchestra rehearsal room on the 8th floor)

  • 10 a.m.: mandatory registration for auditions in the afternoon
  • 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.: music theory and aural training
  • 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: individual auditions (piano, vocals, rehearsing technique)

Additional information on the different elements of the EEC

  • At 10.00 a.m. a list of those who have completed the mandatory registration for auditions in the afternoon will be made for the day in question. This registration applies to all students who have applied for at least one individual audition (piano as major field of study/compulsory subject, vocals as a major field of study/compulsory subject, rehearsal technique). The list will reflect all applicants who appeared, and will provide the basis for the schedule of auditions in the afternoon. By 1.30 p.m., the lists showing the chronological order of the auditions will be posted on the outside door of the orchestra rehearsal room. These lists will also display the rooms where the auditions will take place and the names of the lecturers.

  • Important information: Only the ones who registered up until 10:30 a.m. will be listed for the private and group lessons. The schedule is arranged in such a way so as to have all auditions take place between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Individual requests for a specific time slot cannot be fulfilled. (Those who only wish to participate in the morning education block on music theory/aural training do not need to register, so it is sufficient for them to come at 10.30 a.m.)

  • For the individual auditions in the afternoon, the lecturers of these subjects will be present and available. For the major fields of study, there are only piano and vocals auditions during the EEC. Students who wish to contact a potential teacher of their major field of study before the entrance examination can do so on their own independently of the EEC; the contact details can be found in the register of persons on the university website.

  • In the morning block on music theory/aural training, mock tests like those in the two entrance examinations will be written and discussed.

  • Piano auditions and vocals auditions are possible in the compulsory subject as well as in the main field of study (please indicate in your application). For the compulsory subject, the auditions in the EEC are 5 to 10 minutes, and for the major field of study 10 to 15. Warm-up time is not provided for.

  • The discussion on the compulsory subject of Rehearsal technique is mainly intended for applicants of School music, but is also helpful for applicants in the subjects of church music and choral conducting (cf. the requirements in the entrance exam). Here students apply either as "active" or "passive" participants. The discussion is normally held in blocks of one hour, e.g. from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Students applying for "active participation" are to bring with them a simple vocal piece (in 15 copies) which they then rehearse with the "passive" participants in about 5 minutes.

  • Students applying for "passive participation" form the group for the "active participants" to work with. Thus they get insight into entrance exam without having to prepare specifically for it. (For those who want to pursue a school music program and do not want to try "active" participation in the rehearsal techniques course, "passive" participation is strongly recommended.)

  • There is also a 30-minute workshop concerning Schulpraktisches Klavierspiel (practical application of the piano within the context of general music class). Within this workshop, an overview regarding the requirements of the entrance exams is given while examining numerous aspects like cadences, choice of songs for the exams and creative application of various pianistic techniques. Individual questions can be discussed afterwards.

  • For those interested in School music with jazz or pop as the major subject, there is a special clause in the entrance exams. The major subject exam will be held in the field of jazz/pop music, but the compulsory subjects must be selected from the classical section. Therefore, we recommend attending both an EEC for the classical sector as well as a jazz/pop music EEC.

Mandatory application for the EEC of the classical sector

Application is required for participating in the EEC. Please apply using the online blank form which is available three months prior to the date of the next EEC (see on the right-hand side). Simple participation is possible only for Music Theory and Aural Training. Students intending to make use of one or several audition opportunities need to explicitly state so in their application. The application deadline is two weeks prior to the date of the EEC. Your application will be confirmed by a short mail reply.