Woodwinds

Woodwinds

Flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone and bassoon

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

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR THE BACHELOR PROGRAMME

The entrance examination consists of the following elements:

Principal study (duration: 30 minutes incl. assessment)

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

  • All scales and triads (major and minor) in two octaves played legato (slowly) and staccato (fast)
  • Set/self-chosen tasks depending on the instrument:
Flute
  • Two etudes from Joachim Andersen: “Instructive etudes”
  • J. S. Bach: Sonata in E major, 1st and 2nd movement
  • Piece chosen by the applicant with a degree of difficulty similar to e.g. Philip Gaubert: Nocturne e allegro scherzando - TO BE PLAYED BY HEART!
Clarinet
  • C. Rose: 40 Etudes, No. 1
  • Niels W. Gade: Fantasistykke No. 2
  • Piece chosen by the applicant with a degree of difficulty similar to e.g. Weber: Concertino - TO BE PLAYED BY HEART!
Oboe
  • W. B. Ferling: Etude No. 19
  • C. Ph. E. Bach: Sonata 1st and 2nd movement
  • Piece chosen by the applicant with a degree of difficulty similar to e.g. J. Haydn: Concerto, 1st Movement - TO BE PLAYED BY HEART!
Saxophone
  • W. B. Ferling: Etude No. 6
  • J. Ibert: Aria
  • Piece chosen by the applicant with a degree of difficulty similar to e.g. Glazunov: Concerto, 1st Movement - TO BE PLAYED BY HEART!
Bassoon
  • L. Milde: 50 Konzertstudien für Fagott, op. 26 No. 1 (Book 1)
  • G. Ph. Telemann: Sonata for bassoon and continuo, 1st and 2nd movement
  • Piece chosen by the applicant with a degree of difficulty similar to e.g. E. Elgar: Romance for bassoon and piano - TO BE PLAYED BY HEART!

2nd test: Set task

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

3rd test: Sight reading

Sight reading of a composition. For bassoons the piece can be in both bass clef and tenor clef.

 

Assessment

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.

Entrance examination for the master's programme

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

The examination requirements apply equally to applicants who already attend the Academy and wish to take a quota test for the Master's programme.

The applicant must perform:

Flute
  • 1st movement of W. A. Mozart: Flute Concerto in G Major with cadenza (played by heart) + piece chosen by the applicant
Clarinet
  • 1st movement of W. A. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major (no cadenza) (played by heart) + piece chosen by the applicant
Oboe
  • 1st movement of W. A. Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major with cadenza (played by heart) + piece chosen by the applicant
Saxophone
  • 1st movement of Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto (played by heart) + piece chosen by the applicant
Bassoon
  • 1st movement of W. A. Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in Bb flat Major with cadenza (played by heart) + piece chosen by the applicant

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.

Entrance examination for the 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 scale by the admissions committee.

Repertoire for the 1st round

You offer the following repertoire for the 1st round, depending on your instrument:

From this list the internal examiners choose 10 minutes worth of music. The examiners' choices will be send to your email address 1 week before the 1st round of your entrance examination.

Flute
  • Compulsory piece: W. A. Mozart: Flute Concerto in G major, 1st movement with cadenza
The application offers the following works:
  • G.Ph. Telemann: 2 of the 12 Fantasias for flute solo (Bärenreiter 2971)
  • H. Dutillieux: Sonatina
  • Reinecke: 1st movement of Sonata Undine
Clarinet
  • Compulsory piece: W. A. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, 1st movement

The applicant offers the following works:

  • Debussy: Rhapsody No. 1 (1910)
  • Brahms: 1st and 2nd movement from both f minor and E flat major
Oboe
  • Compulsory piece: W. A. Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C major, 1st movement with cadenza

The applicant offers the following works:

  • G. Ph. Telemann: 2 of the 12 fantasias for flute solo (Bärenreiter 2971)
  • A. Vivaldi: Sonana in c minor
  • C. Saint-Saëns: Sonata for oboe and piano
  • Carl Nielsen: Romance and humoresque, Op. 2
Saxophone
  • Compulsory piece: J. Ibert: Concertino da Camera 1st movement + 2nd movement to figure 26

The applicant offers the following works:

  • J. Ibert: Concertino da Camera 2nd movement from figure 26
  • Rueff: Sonate
  • Ryo Noda: Improvisation No. 1
  • Glazunov: Concerto
  • P. M. Dubois: Concerto 1st and 2nd movement
  • Bassoon
    • Compulsory piece: W. A. Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, 1st movement with cadenza

    The applicant offers on of the following works:

    • G. Ph. Telemann: Sonata in F minor
    • C. M. Weber: Rondo and Ungarese

    Repetoire for the 2nd round

    You must offer 50 minutes of self-chosen music which must contain works from at least 4 stylistic periods. At least one piece must be written after 1945. From this list the internal examiners choose 30 minutes.

    Examples of works for the 2nd round:

    Flute
    • Carl Nielsen: Flute Concerto
    • Ibert: Flute Concerto
    • Jolivet: Chant de Linos and 5 Incarnations
    • Berio: Sequenza
    • Nørholm: Immanens
    Clarinet
    • C. M. von Weber: Concerto in f minor or Concerto in E flat major
    • C. M. von Weber: Grand duo concertant
    • Carl Nielsen: Concerto Op. 57
    • Francaix: Clarinet Concerto
    • Francaix: Tema con variazioni
    • Poulenc: Sonata
    • Olav Berg: Fantasia breve (1938)
    • Alban Berg: Vier Stücke für Klarinette und Klavier
    • Esa-Pekka Salonen: Nachtlieder für Klarinette und Klavier
    • Schumann: Phantasiestücke
    • Also chamber music and solo pieces
    Oboe
    • R. Strauss: Oboe Concerto
    • B. Martinu: Oboe Concerto
    • H. Dutillieux: Sonata
    • Berio: Sequenza No. 6
    • N. Castillioni: Alef
    Saxophone  
    Bassoon
    • A. Vivaldi: Concerto in B flat major, FVIII No. 35
    • B. Crusell: Concertino
    • C. Saint-Saëns: Sonata, Op. 168
    • A. Jolivet: Concerto