I level Diploma Harp

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I level Diploma HARP



Test 1 checks instrument skills and candidate’s music experience. Test 2 verifies theory and musical culture knowledge.

Test 1
1) Performance of 4 etudes (with different techniques) chosen by the candidate among:
– N. Ch. Bochsa, 50 studi op. 34 vol. 1 o 2
– F. Godefroid, Venti Studi Melodici
– W. Posse, Sechs Kleine Etüden
– J. M. Damase, 12 Studi
2) 15-20 minutes music program performance including medium difficulty pieces from different styles and periods (from 1700s on). Pieces may be chosen from harp or harp transcription repertoire.
3) Sight-reading of a short piece chosen by the commission.
The commission reserves the right to interrupt the audition at any moment.

Test 2
1) Sight-reading solfège, with syllables, on the treble clef. Difficulty level: complex rhythmics appropriate to the instrumental or vocal repertoire up until the 1900s.
2) Sight-reading solfège, with syllables, on the seven clefs. Medium difficulty
3) Sight-singing of a melodic solfège. Short modulations and transposition (one note up or down).
4) Music dictation of a short melody with accidentals.
5) General music theory questions.

N.B. candidates will be exempted from the latter test if awarderd with one of the following:


Motivational interview.