Entrance Tests for Performance – Classical Music, Edsberg

When you apply to this programme, you need to take an entrance examination test. Here is everything you need to know to complete the test.

Application code: KMH–50000

Test 1 – Digital audition

The first audition is digital. This test is a selection that determines which applicants will get to take the remaining tests.

Record a video where you perform 1-2 pieces of your own choice (about 5-10 minutes).

Make a repertoire list with the names of your prepared pieces for the entrance examination (including possible Test 2). Include your personal details and the programme, profile, and instrument for which you are applying. Your repertoire list should be in PDF format.

After you have submitted your application at universityadmissions.se External link. and once the application deadline has passed, you will receive more information via email about how to submit your test to KMH.

Instructions for the video recording

For your video to be admissible, you need to

  • Provide proof of your identity by showing a photo ID card together with your face in the video. State the name of the piece you will perform and the test code.
  • Perform your piece. Your face and your hands must be visible throughout the entire video. It should be easy to see both you and your instrument.
  • Record your video in one single uninterrupted take. No clips or other edits are allowed.
  • It is fine to make your video with a mobile phone, but make sure your setup allows you to record without too much room acoustic, distortion, or noise. All recordings should have good image quality with sharp focus and good light.
  • Allowed formats are MP4 or MOV. Try to keep the file size around 500 MB if possible.

If you do not follow these instructions, and we find that your video shows signs of modification, your audition may be disqualified from consideration.

Test code: LS 11.0c Uttagning Edsberg/Audition Classical Music at Edsberg
Test time: approx. 10 minutes
Assessment: The test is qualifying, and the result is evaluated on a pass (1) or fail (0) basis. The jury assesses your technical skill and musical performance.

Your result will be notified by email. All passing applicants will proceed to the remaining tests.

Test 2 – Audition main instrument at Edsberg

This test will take place on the Edsberg campus.

For this audition, you will prepare at least three pieces of differing character and from different periods. Parts of multiple-movement works are permitted. For violinists and pianists, one of the pieces should be a Viennese classical movement.

The audition may include a short sight reading test.

Bring a printout of your repertoire list to the audition and give it to the jury. A piano accompanist will be available to you at the audition, bring sheet music for the accompanist. All sheet music should be taped/assembled in advance and ready to use. Do not send any sheet music to KMH in advance of your audition.

Test code: LS 11.1c Huvudämne Edsberg/Main Subject Edsberg
Test time: approx. 15 minutes
Assessment: 0–50 points, pass requires 25 points. This test is a qualifying requirement for admission, and it is also used to rank qualified candidates as part of the selection process.

Test 3 – Music theory test

This test is administered on the KMH campus and consists of three parts. To pass this test, you need to

  • Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of music theory: note names, intervals, keys, time signatures, note values and rests, and chord analysis.
  • Demonstrate foundational skills in ear training: music dictation (melody, harmony and rhythm) as well as imitation (in certain instances).
  • Demonstrate foundational skills in harmony: harmonic analysis (Roman numeral analysis or function analysis), voice leading, and writing a second instrumental part to a given melody.

Test code: MT-prov/MT test
Test time: 2 hours
Assessment: The test is qualifying and a basis for selection. You can receive a maximum of 5 points. 1 point for each part of the test is required to pass. For this assessment, the criteria shown in the chart below apply.


Music fundamentals

Ear training

Harmony and arranging

2 points


Shows good knowledge in ear training.

Shows good knowledge in harmony and arranging.

1 point

Shows sufficient knowledge in music fundamentals to complete the education.

Shows sufficient knowledge in ear training to complete the education.

Shows sufficient knowledge in harmony and arranging to complete the education.

0 points

Does not show sufficient knowledge in music fundamentals to complete the education.

Does not show sufficient knowledge in ear training to complete the education.

Does not show sufficient knowledge in harmony and arranging to complete the education.

Credit for test 3

All applicants need to take the music theory test. It will not be possible to credit a passed result from the previous year's music theory test. It will also not be possible to credit the results of the music theory test from other music colleges.

You only need to take the music theory test once if you apply to more than one of the following Bachelor's programmes: