I level Diploma Viola

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I level Diploma VIOLA



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

Test 1
1) Performance of a music program chosen by the candidate including:
– Three etudes (by at least two different composers) chosen from the methods by R. Kreutzer, B. Campagnoli, P. Rode
– First and second movements of one of the six suites by J.S. Bach
2) Performance of one sonata or a concerto first movement.
3) Performance of a scale and arpeggio on three octaves, with free and legato bowing and on double-stops scales: on thirds, sixhts and octaves.
4) 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.