Admission – Education
Applicants to the art programmesof the school are sought for from among students of primary and secondary schools. Due to the nature of studying an instrument, it is suggested to startthe school as early as possible. In order to help making decisions, open daysare held every year.
Open days are held in March.
On these days, classes may be freely visited up to the capacity of the rooms. You may get acquainted with ourteachers, and you can have an impression of the workings and atmosphere of theclasses. Instruments may be tried by permission and under supervision of theteachers.
For the list of rooms you may visit and the names of teachers, see our notice boards and our website (News).
Open days are followed by admission hearings at the music school.
Admission hearings for new students:
At the beginning of June
Registration form: Forms
At the end of the academic year, admission hearings are held for every instrument and the solfège preparatory course. Please hand in the registration form if you have filled it in, or fill it in on the spot; then, if you have already chosen an instrument, see its teachers. If you have not yet chosen an instrument, ask for help and advice from our teachers.
Our teachers assess the applying children’s hearing, rhythmic skills, and abilities related to the chosen instrument. Based on the scoring, applicants are informed in email. Children become students of the music school in September, following registration. Children who have not been admitted due to our capacity will be put on awaiting list and informed immediately if a place becomes free.
In September, an extra hearing is provided for those who could not decide at the end of the academic year whether they would like to study in the music school. For exact dates, see our website:News. Proceedings are the same as above.
If you apply for the solfège preparatory course, the Autumn hearings take place not only in the music school, but also in the other schools where it is taught (Mindszenty, Bleyer,Primary school Nr. 1). In this case, please hand in the registration form to our teachers by 10th September at latest on the spot. For detailed information, see our website and the notice boards of the schools.
The first scene of learning to write and read music and developing musical skills is the solfège preparatory course, which is attended for 1 year by students of the first two years of primary school. This subject is taught in groups for 2 × 45 minutes a week. After completing the course can students begin their instrumental studies.
Instrumental studies always mean individual sessions of 2 × 30 minutes a week. The instrumental main subject is complemented by the 2 sessions of the obligatory subject, which is solfège inthe first 4 years. Participation in the altogether 4 sessions a week is obligatory. At the end of their 4th year, students may take the base exam of solfège; if they pass, they can choose which compulsory elective subject they want to study from the 5th year on: solfège, music theory, music literature, chamber music, choir, orchestra. Primary music studies arealso finished with a base exam at the end of the 6th year; those who pass may study further on in extension courses. Having passed the base exam of solfège is a pre requisite for taking the instrumental base exam. Studies at the music school may be confirmed with a final exam after the completion of the last, 4th, extension year. In certain higher education courses, primary musical education and, especially, the final exam may be converted topoints for admission. When higher level instrument proficiency is achieved, students may start playing chamber music or join an ensemble, which offers amuch wider range of experiences of playing music on instruments.