Admission Requirements for the Vocal division

Admission Requirements for the Vocal division

 a.Voice examination – minimum requirements

1.Old Italian aria such as: Scarlatti, Carissimi, Pergolesi, etc.

2.Artistic song by: Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Faure, de Falla, etc.

3.Any aria in its original language (from an opera, cantata or oratorio).

4.Artistic arrangement of an Israeli song.

Musical scores may not be used when performing arias and songs!

 

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.

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 (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.

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 preparea 5-minute performance at the level of a Bach two-part invention, a sonatina (of moderate difficulty), etc.

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