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Auditions / Entrance exams


Audition for undergraduate studies

  • major subject, practical, approx. 10–30 minutes
  • minor subject piano (optionally minor subject harpsichord for applicants in early music), practical, approx. 10 minutes; does not apply for piano or harpsichord as major or core subject
  • minor subject music theory, written, 45 minutes
  • minor subject aural training, written, 45 minutes
Additionally, certain requirements are applied for some subjects (see below).

Audition for the course Master of Music

  • major subject, practical, approx. 10–30 minutes, for major subject piano up to 45 minutes
Additionally, certain requirements are applied for some subjects (see below).

Audition for Concert diploma

The examination is divided into two parts. Candidates will be allowed to take the second part only once they have passed the first successfully.
  • 1st round: Various pieces with an overall duration of approx. 20 minutes
  • 2nd round: Various pieces chosen by the audition committee, approx. 30 minutes
Additionally, certain requirements are applied for some subjects (see below).

General information

Specific requirements

Legislative background

::: PDF file with legislative information :::


In addition to fulfilling formal requirements, applicants for diploma, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and for the programme in music education must demonstrate their artistic aptitude for their chosen subject in an audition/examination. The legislative basis of the application process, for the entry examinations/auditions, and for their assessment can be found in
§ 61 of the Thüringer Hochschulgesetz, the enrolment regulations, and the audition regulations of the University of Music  FRANZ LISZT Weimar.

Scope
The entrance exam/audition assesses the chosen main subject or the instrumental core subject, as well as the minor subjects piano, music theory, and aural skills. In a number of programmes, the main subject is assessed in multiple sessions. If the examination board concludes that the candidate does not hold the required skills for a study of the main subject or the instrumental core subject, the remaining parts of the examination may be omitted. The submitted examination programme is for the assessors' information only. It requires neither permission nor rejection. The assessors are not compelled to hear all pieces offered by the candidate. They may select from the programme and / or interrupt the candidate during their performance.

Exemption from examinations
Candidates may be exempt from individual parts of the entrance examinations (with the exception of the main subject) on written request and only if courses and exams in the relevant minor subjects have already been taken, for example at a different institution. Documentation of such prior coursework is to be submitted by a candidate in advance of the entrance examination.

Unavailability
Should you be unable to take the entrance examination, you must inform the relevant Department immediately.

Result
The result of the entrance examination is communicated in written form within ca. four weeks. Generally, a successful examination entitles the applicant to take up the proposed programme in the following term only. Candidates who fail the entrance examination will be allowed to take the examination for the same subject only one further time, normally at the next available application date. In exceptional cases, the repetition of individual examination sections may be permitted at an earlier date if the candidate has demonstrated a particular aptitude in the examination for the main subject. This is the case if the candidate has achieved at least 3.0 points more than required for the successful completion of this part of the examination. Decisions on these matters are made by the examination board.

Accommodation

Please be aware that you may be required to stay in Weimar for more than one day for your entrance examinations.

The Studierendenrat of the LISZT University arranges free accomodation at students during the auditions. For further information and offers please visit the group on Facebook.

Accommodation should be available during the examination period at the following places:

Youth Hostel Germania
Carl-August-Allee 13
99423 Weimar
Tel.: +49 3643 | 850 490
Website
(very close to the central station)

Youth Hostel Am Poseckschen Garten
Humboldtstr. 17
99423 Weimar
Tel.: +49 3643 | 850 792
Website
Bus number 6, stop Cranachstraße

Youth Hostel Maxim Gorki
Zum Wilden Graben 12
99425 Weimar
Tel.: +49 3643 | 850 750
Website
Bus numbers 5 and 8, stop Friedhof or Wilder Graben

Labyrinth Hostel
Goetheplatz 6
99423 Weimar
Tel.: +49 3643 | 811 822
E-mail: info(at)weimar-hostel.com
Website
Bus numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, stop Goetheplatz

Accommodation service at the Tourist-Information
Markt 10
99421 Weimar
Tel.: +49 3643 | 240 013
Website

Contact

  •  Signe  Pribbernow

    Signe Pribbernow

    Academic and Student Affairs
    International Office
    Chairwoman of the Staff Council
    Application | Audition | Enrolment | ERASMUS | Support for international Students | Further Course Offerings | Legal Basis for Studying and Teaching
    Rößlersches Haus – Administration Building
    Room: 102
    +49 3643 | 555 184
    +49 3643 | 555 147