Entrance Test for Vocal performance
For applicants on vocals there are a total of 4 tests.
In advance of the tests you should prepare and rehearse 10 songs from the classical repertoire, from different periods. Your selection should include at least four different languages: French, Swedish, Italian, and German. At least one of your pieces must be a German Lied. All of the material must be performed without sheet music (by heart).
Choose two of the pieces you have prepared and a German Lied (if you have more than one Lied on your repertoire list, you may choose any one of them). Record three videos of yourself performing these three pieces. A pianist should accompany you and you are responsible for finding a pianist for your recordings. All of your pieces must be sung without sheet music (by heart).
Your audition will be evaluated based on voice quality, music-making ability, and musical interpretation.
Test 2 – Audition main instrument
This test will take place on the KMH campus and has three parts.
- Entrance Audition
Select one of your prepared pieces that you want to sing for the jury. The jury will ask you to sing another of your prepared pieces. The jury may also ask to hear a third piece from your list.
Point scale: 0–50 points, pass requires 25 points.
- Sight Reading
You will be asked to play on sight a piece given to you by the jury.
Point scale: 0–3 points, pass requires 1 point.
- Musical Interpretation
The jury will select a short piece which you will perform after 10–15 minutes of preparation.
Point scale: 0–5 points, pass requires 1 point.
Bring a printout of your repertoire list to the audition and give it to the jury.
A pianist will be available to you throughout the audition. If you would like an accompanist for your audition, you should 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 11.1a Huvudämne klassisk musik/Main Subject Classical Music
Test time: Approx. 10–20 minutes
Assessment: The test is qualifying and a basis for selection. You can receive a maximum of 58 points. The points required to pass each part of the test are listed above.
Test 4 - Piano test for singers
The test will be given at KMH and is required for the entrance test for singers. The test contains two parts:
- Piano test
You are required to play two pieces; one piece that you choose and one compulsory piece.
The compulsory piece will be published here in week 7 or sent by email in connection with the invitation to the test.
The piece that you choose should show your general level in piano skills.
- A prima vista
Sightreading test. You will be given a piece to play at the test.
Test code: LS 11.2 Piano för sångare/Piano for Singers
Test time: 5–10 minutes
Assessment: The test is qualifying and a basis for selection. The test are graded in a scale of 0-7 points, where 1 point is passing. These points are added to the points in test 2 (in the major instrument).