Exercise for applicants with no Spanish professional degree in music

NOTE: the duration of the exercice has been adapted to the security measures. The test of the candidates without professional degree title will have a duration of 30 minutes.


The exercise consists of a comment of a musical piece (delivered with audio and score), following the guidelines given by the School, so that the applicant can show his/her musical training. The comment must be about concrete aspects of the piece itself and about its performance, and should relate the work and its context.

The applicant may choose between various works of different musical styles corresponding to the instrumental fields offered by the school (early music, traditional music, classical and contemporary music and jazz and modern music). The duration of this musical piece is five minutes.

The time available for this exercice is two hours.

NOTICE: for this exercise it is necessary to use your own smartphone with the fully charged battery (we recommend to carry an additional fully charged battery). The smartphone has to be able to connect with Wi-Fi and headphones. It is necessary to carry your own headphones. 

Assessment Criteria

Will be evaluated:

  • The correctness and number of comments relating to the work
  • The ability to relate specific aspects of the work with more general aspects of its musical context
  • The appropriateness of the language and terminology used
  • The expression and communication

This specific exercise computes a 5% of the final marks. It is scored from zero to ten points without decimals. Applicants who attest a professional degree in music get a 10/10.