Admission Requirements for the String Instruments Division

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

Instrument

Work

Violin

1. Major and minor scales, arpeggios in three octaves, including double scales.
 

2. Etude from Kreutzer, Rode, Gavinie or other etude of similar degree of difficulty.
 

3.Two movements from a Bach sonata or partita for solo violin or other sonata from the Baroque period.
 

4.Romantic work.
 

5.Contemporary work.

Viola

1. Major and minor scales.
 

2.Etude from Campagnoli, Kreutzer or other etude of similar degree of difficulty.
 

3.Two movements from a Bach sonata or other sonata from the Baroque period.
 

4.Romantic or modern work.
 

5.Israeli work.
 

Cello

1. Major and minor scales.
 

2.Two movements from a Bach solo suite or other sonata from the Baroque period.
 

3.Romantic or modern work.
 

4.Israeli work.
 

Contrabass

1. Mastery of positions according to Simandle’s book (part 1).
 

2.Sonata from the Baroque period:Vivaldi, Marcello etc.
 

3.One movement of a concerto by Capucci, Dietersdorf, etc.
 

Harp

1. Two etudes by Bosca, Dicci, etc.
 

2.Awork such as Grandjany’s “French Songs”, or a work of a similar degree of difficulty.
 

 
 

 

Baroque violin

1.  Two movements from a sonata by Handel or Corelli, or other sonata from the Baroque period.
 

2.Two movements from a sonata by J.S. Bach (solo or with basso continuo).
 

3.Free choice of work.
 

Viola d’amore
 
 
 
 
 

1.  Two movements from a sonata by Stamitz, Benda, or a work of a similar degree of difficulty.
 

2.Two movements from a Vivaldi concerto or a work of a similar degree of difficulty.
 

Classic guitar

1. Major and minor scales.
 

2.One of the Sor etudes arranged by Segovia.
 

3. Two movements of a work from the Renaissance period, such as the lute pieces by Galileo, the suite by Robert de Visee, etc.
 

 

4.Two movements from the suites for cello or lute by Bach.
 

 

5.  Spanish work such as:Torino, Albeniz.
 

 

6. Modern work:Tansman, Poulenc etc.
 

 

 

b.Music skills – music theory and aural training

Written examination:

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

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. Different kinds of measures and rhythms.

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 (dynamics, 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.

2. Sight reading a line of diatonic melody.

3. Basic familiarity with the keyboard.

4. 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 (triplets).
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.

5. Exemption examination in secondary piano: Applicants who have studied piano in the past may, during the entrance examinations, also take an exemption examination for the piano minor.
For this purpose, they must prepare a 5-minute performance at the level of a Bach two-part invention, a sonatina (of moderate difficulty), etc.

 

 

 

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