You can choose to take the audition at several levels at the Academy:

A modern piano and a harpsichord (tuned in Valotti) will be at the applicant’s disposal in the examination room.


The entrance examination consists of the following elements:

Principal study (duration: 40 minutes incl. assessment and tuning)

A list of repertoire for the entrance examination must be enclosed with the application form. The audition in the principal study consists of these three tests:

1st test: Set/self-chosen tasks, etudes, scales (duration: 15-20 minutes)

  • All scales and triads (major and minor) using the instrument to its fullest range
  • An etude from Franz Brüggen: 5 Etudes for Finger Dexterity
  • A sonata from the High Baroque period chosen by the applicant with a degree of difficulty similar to e.g. G. Ph. Telemann: Sonata in C major from Der getreue Musikmeister
  • A modern piece chosen by the applicant similar in difficulty to e.g. Hans Martin Linde: Music for a Bird

2nd test: Set task

A proposed task which is emailed to the applicant 7 days before the entrance examination takes place.

3rd test: Sight reading

Sight reading of a composition.


Three separate marks are awarded according to the 7-point grading scale. One for each of the above-mentioned tests. The test will be passed succesfully, only if the applicant has achieved a minimum mark of 02 in all of the three tests. If the applicant passes the principal study audition, he or she then takes further examinations in supporting subjects. These examinations are identical for all Bachelor programmes.

Master's programme

The entrance examination consists of an audition in the principal study.

The applicant must perform:

  • G. Ph. Telemann Fantasy No. 2 for Solo recorder (Keys: c-minor if played on alto recorder and a-minor on voice flute)

Duration of the entrance examination max. 20 minutes (30 minutes including assessment).

The entrance examination is censured by two internal censors and a grade is awarded according to the 7-point grading scale.

Advanced postgraduate (soloist) programme

Application fee

When you apply, you must pay a fee of DKK 500 into the following account:
Bank identification no.: 3001, account no.: 640 3727. Remember to always state your name – otherwise we can't see who has paid in the money.

For international transfers: 
SWIFT code/BIC: DABADKKK. IBAN no.: DK92 3000 0006 4037 27. Remember to include your name.

Form, content and assessment of the examination

The entrance examination consists of a principal study audition, which is taken in two rounds.

In the first round, you will be asked to perform a programme of 20 minutes' duration. 

An admissions committee will award the performance the grade of "pass/fail".

If you pass the first round, you will continue to the second round, which will be held as quickly as possible after the first round. The two rounds may be held on different days.

In the second round, you will be asked to perform a programme of 30 minutes' duration. 

The performance will be assessed according to the 7-point grading scale by the admissions committee.

Repertoire for the examination


The applicant chooses the repertoire, always subject, however, to the following rules:

  • Playing the same work at both rounds is not allowed
  • The works performed in the two rounds must be from at least two stylistic periods

Examples of type and difficulty of repertoire:

  • J. Hotteterre: Suite in E minor for alto recorder and b.c.
  • K. Badings: Sonata for soprano recorder and harpsichord
  • J.S. Bach: Obbligato recorder part of Cantata BWV 39, aria No. 5: Höchster, was ich habe, or of a comparable contemporary work
  • G.Ph. Telemann: Quartet in D minor (from Tafelmusik II, 1733) for alto recorder, transverse flute, oboe or b.c.
  • G.Ph. Telemann: Fantasia in E major for alto recorder solo
  • G. Sammartini: Concerto in F major for soprano recorder, strings, and b.c.