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Other qualifying tests

Performance programme in Music | Bachelor's Level

In order to be eligible for a study place at your chosen Bachelor's programme at Malmö Academy of Music you will need to have passed the following tests:

  • Music theory test (music vocabulary, music theory and aural theory)
  • Piano test (only for applicants to Symphony Orchestra Instrument/Recorder/Vocal, classical specialisation)

Music theory test

  • You should only do the music theory test if you have passed the first round of the admission test for your main subject. You will be notified of the result after the completion of the first round.
  • You will only have one chance of completing the music theory test for each application year.
  • The music theory test will be graded either passed or failed, all three parts must be passed in order to be eligible for a study place.

For passing the music theory test you will need to:

  • Show fundamental knowledge of music vocabulary
  • Show fundamental aural skills, such as notating music examples
  • Show fundamental skills in music theory, such as harmonic analysis, voice-leading and composing of a second voice/line

Specimen tests
Music vocabulary (PDF, 347 kB, new tab)

Music theory (247 kB, new tab)

Music theory – Harmonisation with a simple answer (PDF 202 kB, new tab)

Music theory – Harmonisation with a complex answer (PDF 209 kB, new tab)

Aural theory (PDF 798 kB, new tab)

Aural theory – with answers (PDF 659 kB, new tab)

Aural theory – complete audio file (each task is preceded by an instruction in Swedish, just like it will be when you are auditioning at Malmö Academy of Music)

Aural theory separate audio files
Aural practice test in English (PDF 40,9 kB, new tab)

Number 1 – Intervals – audio file

Number 2 – Triads: single note – audio file

Number 3 – Triads: inversions – audio file

Number 4 – Chord types – audio file 

Number 5a – Rhythm A – audio file

Number 5b – Rhythm B – audio file

Number 5c – Rhythm C – audio file

Number 5d – Rhythm D – audio file 

Number 6 – Music and notation – audio file

Number 7 – Music and notation – audio file

Number 8 – Music and notation – audio file


Piano test

For applicants to Symphony Orchestra Instrument/Recorder/Vocal (classical specialisation)

  • The piano audition is obligatory for all candidates for the Bachelor's programmes, classical specialisation (with exception for guitarists, pianists, harpsichordists, world musicians and jazz musicians).
  • You are eligible to do the piano test, if you have passed the first round of the admission test in your main subject. You will be notified of the result after the completion of the first round.
  • For admission to Malmö Academy of Music it is required that the piano test is conducted in Malmö.

For the piano test you perform:

 

Contact

admissions [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se