Admission requirements for the Keyboard Instruments Division

Admission requirements for the Keyboard Instruments Division
a.Instrument examination – minimum requirements


Practical examination


1.Sight reading.

2.Work from the Baroque period:Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, etc.

3. Classic sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven, in its entirety.

4.Romantic work:Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, etc.

5.Contemporary work.

When submitting registration forms for the examinations, applicants are requested also to submit the entrance examination program for approval by the head of the department.


1.Work from the Renaissance or early Baroque period:Frescobaldi, Froberger, Beard, etc.

2.Work from the French Baroque period:Couperin, Rameau, etc.

3.Work from the late Baroque period:Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, etc.


1.Work from the Renaissance or early Baroque period. 

2. Prelude and fugue by J.S. Bach or another work by Bach of a similar degree of difficulty.

3. Work by F. Mendelssohn or another Romantic work.


1.Work by Bach or Handel, or any other multi-part work. 

2.Athree-movement work from the Classical period (for example – the introduction to Rossini’s Barber of Seville). 


4.A folk music arrangement (such as Israeli or Romanian dances, etc), or a contemporary work in any style – jazz, light music, etc.


b.Music skills – music theory and aural training

Written examination:

1.Pitch and notation (keys, notes, bars).

2.Identification of different types of interval – perfect, major, augmented, diminished – descending and ascending and their inversions –consonant and dissonant, within an octave.

3.Single voice, diatonic dictation, in major and minor scales, with accidentals.

4.Measures and rhythms of different kinds.

5.Identification of triads (major, minor, diminished, augmented) and their inversions.Identification of major seventh chord – diminished (dominant seventh chord) in all inversions.

6. Transformation.

7. Basic music terms (dynamic, tempo, articulation, form, texture, etc).


Verbal examination:

1. Singing and identification of:
a. Basic melodic intervals, ascending and descending.
b. Four kinds of triads and dominant seventh chords in all their inversions.
c. Different kinds of major and minor scales.

1.Sight reading a line of diatonic melody.

2. Aspects of rhythm:identification and performance of rhythm combinations based on division, addition and subtraction of note length as follows:
a.Division of the beat into two, four (sub-division) and three (trioles).
b.Connections between beats and/or semi-beats that result from the divisions noted in section a.
c.Subtraction (replacement of note lengths by intervals)Subtraction of rhythmic beats and/or semi-
beats that result from connection.
d.Basic binary and trinary measures:2/8, 2/4, 3/8, 3/4, and complex measures:4/4 and 6/8.



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