Entrance examintations for candidates who declare the choice of the speciality choral conducting (master’s degree):

Stage 1. Core subject examinations

1. an interview
The candidate should demonstrate his/her knowledge in the field of choral music

2. conducting – a practical examination
• a choral polyphonic piece with elements of imitation
• a romantic choral song
• a contemporary piece with variable metre and irregular rhythmic groupings
The candidate’s presentation will take place with the accompanist performing the choral part on the piano. The candidate will conduct all pieces from memory.

3. reading scores – a quick study examination
The candidate will be given a piece of choral music in Polish or Latin to prepare within 30 minutes (during that time, the candidate will be able to use the provided room with a grand piano or upright piano), and then he/she will:
• play a fragment of the piece chosen by the examination board on the piano
• sing a fragment of a single vocal part chosen by the examination board (vocal presentation including agogic, dynamic and articulation markings)
• sing a chord progression chosen by the examination board with the use of a tuning fork

4. singing – a practical examination
• an oratorio or opera aria
• a song
The candidate will perform all pieces from memory. The presentation will take place with the participation of an accompanist.

Stage 2. Supplemental examinations (it does not apply to the candidates who have completed a programme of study in the following fields: artistic education in the field of music, conducting, and composition and theory of music within the Polish system of music education)

harmony – an oral practical examination
1. A proposal of the functional interpretation and harmonization of the provided soprano.
2. Performing harmonization of the provided melody line on the piano (in four-part or any other texture)
3. Performing the provided modulation on the piano (diatonic, chromatic or enharmonic – at the candidate’s option).
4. A harmonic analysis of a musical text fragment (classicism, romanticism – piano literature).

ear training – an oral practical examination
An aural analysis of complex chord structures and harmonic patterns; voice performance of atonal melody and rhythmic exercises of considerable complexity.

music literature – a written examination
Identification of an appropriate stylistic period or composer and a brief discussion of problems related to them – based on musical examples.