Admission test

For school year 4, 5 and 6

The admission test covers the singing voice, ear training, and general musicality and is not based on theoretical knowledge or instrumental skills. Emphasis is on the singing test. Admissions tests are performed over the course of two days:

Day 1: The student is called to a mandatory review of the test. This is done in groups. Everything possible is done to provide a sense of security for the applicant. For approximately 45 minutes a music teacher reviews all the elements that will be on the individual test on day 2.

Day 2: The student is called to an individual singing test in front of two music teachers. The test for years 4-6 takes about 12 minutes.

These elements are included in the test:

  • Obligatory song 1: Nu tändas tusen juleljus, Verse 1 (sung a capella).
  • Obligatory song 2: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (sung a capella).
  • Optional song: Sing a verse of a self-selected song (sung a capella).
  • Chord: The student listens to different chords, played on the piano, and sings the notes that were played. (Including, among other things,  a 3 - and - 4 pealing sounds of different inversion).
  • Melody: The student mimics the songs that are played on the piano before them.
  • Follow the piano: A "follow the leader" exercise where students try to sing simultaneously with the melody played on piano. Similar to an improvisation. In this test we listen for flexibility in the voice, range and ability to quickly "change" and keep up with the melody being played.
  • Rhythm: student mimics the beat of a rhythm played for them (by holding a pen and tapping on the table).

 

For school year 7, 8 and 9

Admission tests for grades 5-9 covers voice, ear training, and general musicality and is not based on theoretical knowledge or instrumental skills. Emphasis is on the singing test. Admissions tests are performed over the course of two days:

Day 1: The student is called to a mandatory review of the test. This is done in groups. Everything possible is done to provide a sense of security for the applicant. For approximately 45 minutes a music teacher reviews all the elements that will be on the individual test on day 2.

Day 2: The student is called to an individual singing test in front of two music teachers. Tests for years 7-9 takes about 15 minutes. After the individual test there is a screening process. The students that qualify then go on to the written theory test.

Day 3: Depending on available places, a number of students per school year are called to undergo the written theory test in late March-early April. Here you can find  find a basis for studies of music theory: music teachings and examples of the layout of the test (in Swedish).

These elements are included in the test day 1:

  • Obligatory song 1: Nu tändas tusen juleljus, Verse 1.
  • Optional song: You choose a suitable song.
  • A´vista Reading: The student sings directly from sheet music.
  • Accompaniment: The student sings the melody of Nu tändas tusen juleljus while the teacher sings an accompaniment.
  • Chord: The student listens to different chords, played on the piano, and sings the notes. (Including, among others, 3 - and 4 peals, with different inversions).
  • Melody: The student mimics the songs that is played before them on the piano.
  • Follow the piano: A "follow the leader" exercise where students try to sing simultaneously with the melody played on piano. Similar to an improvisation. In this test we listen for flexibility in the voice, range and ability to quickly "change" and keep up with the melody being played.
  • Rhythm: student mimics the beat of a rhythm played for them (by holding a pen and tapping on the table).
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