Ensemble

You can choose to take the audition at one level of the Academy:

Advanced postgraduate (soloist) programme

Form, content and assessment of the examination

The entrance examination consists of a principal study audition, which is taken in two rounds. If you apply for the specialisation Soloist Artistic Research or Soloist with teaching qualifications (advanced level), there will also be a third round in your chosen specialisation. You can read about the different specialisations and the content of the entrance exams here.

In the first round, the ensemble performs a whole piece according to the requirements for the specific ensemble. 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 45 minutes' duration. The second round ends with a five-minute conversation about the applicant's motivation for applying, career considerations, etc.. The conversation does not affect the grade but is used for mutual matching of expectations about the education.

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

Repertoire for the 1st round

A list of repertoire for the entrance examination must be enclosed with the application form.

String quartet: One quartet by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven. All movements are played
Piano quartet: One quartet by Mozart. All movements are played
Piano trio: One trio by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven. All movements are played
Wind quartet: One quintet by Danzi. All movements are played

Other string ensembles

Other ensemble combinations including strings apply their repertoire according to the requirements listed above, and will get their repertoire approved by the head of the department not later than a month after the academy has received the repertoire-list.

Other wind ensembles

Other ensemble combinations including wind instruments apply their repertoire according to the requirements listed above, and will get their repertoire approved by the head of the department not later than a month after the academy has received the repertoire-list.

Other ensembles

Applications from other ensembles than the above mentioned will be evaluated from case to case and the ensemble will obtain approval of their repertoire not later than one month after the Academy has received the repertoire-list. Please contact the Academy at admission@dkdm.dk for further information.

Repertoire for the 2nd round

The ensemble decides the order of the programme in the second round of the entrance examination.

String quartet: One large romantic quartet from the standard repertoire and one important piece from the twentieth century
Piano quartet: One large romantic quartet from the standard repertoire and one important piece from the twentieth century
Piano trio: One large romantic trio from the standard repertoire and one important piece from the twentieth century
Wind quintet: Carl Nielsen’s wind-quintet and one important piece from the twentieth century

 

The internal examiners choose 45 minutes from the repertoire list. The examiners' choices will be send to your email adress 1 week before the 1st round of your entrance examination.