Entrance Tests for Performance, Classical Music – Early Music

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–22000

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 5–10-minute video of one or two pieces of your choice, representative of your instrument or vocal range and demonstrating your instrumental/vocal technical ability as well as your musical ability. Relevant accompaniment is provided by the applicant.

The Master's programme includes an artistic master thesis project. Write 1 A4 page with a preliminary project idea for the master thesis.

Write a brief CV where you present your education and other activities that are relevant to your application.

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 21.2 Huvudämne tidig musik – Step 1
Test time: approx. 5-10 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 next test.

Test 2 – Audition main instrument

This audition is conducted on-site on campus.

Play or sing a 15-20 minutes long program with music of different characters, representative of your instrument or vocal range. For the vocal applicant, the following languages must be represented: Italian, French, German and English. For the recorder applicant, the program can also include contemporary works.

Bring a printout of your repertoire list and CV in 4 copies and give it to the jury. The jury may ask you to perform a specific piece based on your repertoire list and ask questions about your CV.

If you want accompaniment, it will be possible to play with harpsichord, organ or piano. Please note that you would need to send sheet music in advance to KMH.

Test code: LS 21.2 Huvudämne tidig musik – Step 2
Test time: approx. 15-30 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. The jury assesses your technical skill and musical performance.