1、A free-choice programme of 10-15 minutes; one of the works should be an original composition for the instrument.
2、You may be asked to play scales, arpeggios, etc to ABRSM Grade 8 standard.
3、You may be given sight reading or quick study tests.
You may be asked to take some aural skills tests, consisting of a sight-singing test and some of the following:
- singing the middle notes in a chord
- identification of intervals
- sight reading of rhythms
- sight reading of two simultaneous different rhythms, to be sung and clapped.
You will be required to take a 50-minute written paper including harmonisation of a melody and a short essay question of a general musical nature. You will be permitted to use a printed dictionary. Sorry, we cannot issue specimen papers.
There are specific requirements for written work to support your application (except MA).