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Entrance exams

In the entrance exam the university assesses whether applicants are suitably qualified for studies in music. In addition, applicants must demonstrate knowledge of music theory. The university charges an entrance exam fee of 50 euros (Entrance exam Fee). An overview of the exam dates can be downloaded here: Exam dates winter semester 2016/2017

What is required in the Bachelor entrance exam?

Major subjects: Information available for download (German):
Bassoon
Cello
Church music
Clarinet
Composition
Conducting (Choral Conducting)
Conducting (Orchestral Conducting)
Double Bass
Flute
Guitar
Harp
Horn
Music Theory/Ear Training
Oboe
Organ
Percussion
Piano
Recorder (Music Education only)
Saxophone (classical)
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba
Viola
Violin
Voice


Minor subjects:
Unless otherwise noted, the following requirements apply to artistic minor subjects (piano, other instrument or voice) in all programs: Two works from different style epochs.

Areas of focus of the artistic-musical entrance exam in the Bachelor programs Music and Media and Audio and Video Engineering: Information available for download (German):
Drum set
Electric Bass
Jazz Guitar/Electric Guitar
Jazz Flute
http://www.rsh-duesseldorf.de/fileadmin/downloads/Eignungspruefung/Jazz-Saxophon_Jazz-Fl%C3%B6te_Jazz-Klarinette.pdfJazz Clarinet
Jazz Double Bass
Jazz/Pop Singing
Jazz Trombone
Jazz Saxophone
Jazz Trumpet
Keyboard/Jazz Piano
Percussion
 
For all Jazz/Pop instruments: In the case of prepared pieces, in each case 6 copies of the sheet music or leadsheets must be brought to the exam.
It is expected that prepared pieces will be listed at the time of making application for admission. If an accompanist is desired, this should be stated in the application for admission. The accompanist will be a member of the university teaching staff.


Areas of focus in the entrance exam for the Master's programs Music and Music Promotion in the majors: Orchestral Instruments, Voice, Guitar, Piano, Organ, Conducting (orchestral & choral), Church Music

Information available for download (German):
Bassoon
Cello
Church Music
Clarinet
Conducting (choral conducting)
Conducting (orchestral Conducting)
Double Bass
Flute
Guitar
Harp
Horn
Oboe
Organ
Percussion
Piano
Saxophone (classical)
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba
Viola
Violin
Voice


Advanced Studies in Solo Performance areas of focus for the
Entrance exam for advanced studies program in Solo Performance (Konzertexamen).


Entrance exam areas of focus for early-admission students
 

Information available for download: >Schumann Junior
Details on admission and the artistic admission exam for early-admission students are governed by the >Early-admission studies program (German).


Knowledge of music theory and ear training are also required in the admission exam for studies at the Robert Schumann School of Music and Media (Preparatory course PDF, German):

For the Bachelor program Music with a major in Voice, Guitar, Piano, Organ and Orchestral Instruments the requirements for Level 1 apply. Information available for download (German):
Theory Level 1 Example
Ear Training Level 1 Example

For the Bachelor program in Music Promotion with Music Education major the requirements for Level 2 apply. Information available for download (German):
Theory Level 2 Example
Ear Training Level 2 Example

The requirements for Level 3 apply for the Bachelor programs Music and Music Promotion with majors in Conducting/Choir, Conducting/Orchestra, Music Theory/Ear Training and Composition. Information available for download (German):
Theory Level 3 Example
Ear Training Level 3 Example

The following requirements apply for the Bachelor programs Music and Media and Audio and Video Engineering. Information available for download (German):
Theory IMM Example
Ear Training IMM Example

The following requirements apply for the Bachelor program with a major in Church Music: Information available for download (German):
Theory Church Music Example
Ear Training Church Music Example

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