Tonmeister

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

BACHELOR PROGRAMME

The entrance examination consists of the following elements:

  • Principal study audition
  • Supporting subject: aural studies / theory test
  • Supporting subjects: piano audition

Principal study

The main subjects for Tonmeister are recording technique and music production. The test will consist of:
  • Test of general technical and musical knowledge
  • Auditive analysis
  • Discussion
Test 1 is a separate, 60 minute long test, whereas tests 2 and 3 are taken at the same time. Each part will last approximately 15 minutes. The tests are prohibitive.

Audiogram

You must sent a certified audiogram (max. 1 year old) together with your application. An audiogram shows a person's hearing at different frequencies. An audiogram can be obtained from a specialist doctor.

Form and contents of the main subject examination

Test of general technical and musical knowledge

The test consists of a short written paper on a series of elementary technical and musical questions. Some of the questions will require only a yes/no answer, while others require brief answers. You can see an example of the tonmeister test here

Auditive analysis

A verbal, musical as well as technical, description of two recorded pieces of music (one rhythmic and one classical). The candidate’s ability to express his/her perception of the music and his/her use of appropriate technical terminology will be taken into account. 

Discussion

With the help of individual questions the candidate’s technical and musical level will be established. These questions may be of both a theoretical and practical manner. Furthermore the candidate’s intentions and expectations towards the course will be discussed. 

If the applicant passes the principal study audition, he or she then takes further examinations in supporting subject: aural studies/theory test. This examination is identical for all Bachelor programmes. Furthermore, the applicant must take examination in supporting subject: basic piano.

 

Basic piano

For the piano test the applicant must prepare and perform the following:
  • A piano composition with the same degree of difficulty as e.g.
    • A sonatina by W.A. Mozart
    • A Two-part Invention by J.S. Bach
    • A movement from R. Schumann: Kinderszenen
    • A movement from C. Nielsen: Humoreske – bagateller
    • A movement from B. Bartok: Rumanian Christmas Songs
    • Notated jazz or other rhythmic arrangements with the same degree of difficulty as pieces by e.g. Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans
  • A previously prepared 4-part harmony chorale (from “Den Danske Koralbog”)
  • Scales and triads in major and minor (up to and including 4 key signatures)
  • A proposed task: Accompaniment to own singing with text. The music may be notated in two different ways. The applicant should choose which one to perform: Simple notation or chord symbols
  • Sight reading task notated on two staves in the G and F clefs and with chord symbols (figured bass). The piece must be played from both types of notation.
The proposed task is emailed to the admission candidate 7 days before the entrance examination takes place.

MASTER'S PROGRAMME

The entrance examination consists of a principal study audition.

Applicants must submit 2 examples of their own musical productions – one in the rhythmic genre and one in the classical genre. Each of the examples must be at least 7 minutes long and submitted in 3 copies. The material will not be returned.

The applicant is called for a 20 minute discussion about the submitted works.

 

Duration of the entrance examination: 30 minutes including voting. The entrance examination is censured by two internal censors. A grade is given on the Danish 7 point grade scale.

 

The decision regarding admission will be based on provided documentation for previous education and an evaluation of the submitted musical productions.

 

MASTER'S PROGRAMME WITH Rhythmic music SPECIALIsATION

The entrance examination consists of a principal study audition.

Applicants must submit 2 different examples of their own contemporary rhythmic musical productions. Each of the examples must last no longer than 10 minutes and the examples should be submitted in 3 examples. The material will not be returned.

The applicant is called for a 20 minute discussion about the submitted works.

Duration of the entrance examination: 30 minutes including assessment. The entrance examination is censured by two internal censors. A grade is given on the Danish 7 point grade scale.