Structure and contents of the entrance test

Year 2020-2021

Each applicant is eligible for a maximum of two specialty, area or modality. 

The test consists of two parts, both selective, with different exercises each. The score of both parts represents 95% of the final mark. Each part has a value of 50% of that percentage.

In addition, applicants who do not have the Spanish professional grade in music must sit a specific exercise.

NOTE: COVID-19 updated mesures.

Tests and Audition Affectation
A1 Rhythmic-melodic dictation Modified completion time: 20 minutes.
A2 Polyphonic-harmonic dictation Modified completion time: 20 minutes.
A3 Score analysis Modified completion time: 50 minutes.
A4 Listening analysis Early, Classical, Flamenco and Traditional Modified completion time: 30 minutes.
A4 Listening analysis Jazz and MM Modified completion time: 50 minutes.
A5, B16, B17 and B18 Due to the favorable evolution of COVID-19 and following the instructions of the Department of Education, these tests and auditions will be carried out consecutively on the same day as the other instrumental tests.
A5 and B16

Modification for the accompaniment:

The tests of the modalities of Cobla, Classical and Contemporary Music, Early Music and Traditional Catalan Music will be done without accompaniment.

Exceptionally, the school offers support at the time of the test for the following modalities:

Cante Flamenco: the repertoire must be sent no later than 15 days before the date of the test to: departament.tradicional@esmuc.cat

Classical and Contemporary Singing: scores must be sent no later than 15 days before the test date to: dpt.cicnorq@esmuc.cat

Historical Singing of Early Music: scores must be sent no later than 15 days before the date of the test to: department.antiga@esmuc.cat

For the B16 test of the Jazz and Modern Music modalities, they can be performed without accompaniment or with previously recorded accompaniment. If they are made with recorded accompaniment, on the day of the test you must bring a device with jack or minijack input (mobile, tablet, laptop, iPod, mp3) with the corresponding accompaniment or accompaniments.

Exceptionally for Jazz Singing and Modern Music Singing there is the option of self-accompaniment with an instrument (piano, guitar, ...)

For the A5 instrumental test of Jazz Singing and Modern Music Singing, the school provides the accompanying trio.

Specific exercise Modified completion time: 30 minutes.

Tests contents

Part A 

Its objective is to assess the knowledge and skills of the applicant.

It contains the following exercises:

  • Melodic-rhythmic dictation and polyphonic-harmonic dictation
  • Score analysis
  • Auditory analysis
  • Instrumental test

 

Part B 

Its aim is to assess the capabilities of the applicant regarding the degree course studies. This part is different depending on the specialties