ESMAR ENTRANCE AUDITIONS: 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR
THE FIRST YEAR OF ADVANCED STUDIES

According to the standing regulations, a specific entrance exam is required for entry into advanced degree programs in music, pursuant to the provisions of articles 8 and 9 of Decree 48/2011 of Spanish law.

Access to the form

The structure, organization and calendar arrangement of these entrance exams for the High-Performance Advanced School of Music are established in the following terms:

1. Registration for auditions

a) Registration period for the specific entrance auditions for all programs with a June/July start: from April 1 through June 14, 2019.
b) Registration period for the specific entrance auditions for all programs with a September start: from July 15 through September 1, 2019.

The following documents must be provided at either registration: a copy of government-issued identification, the application form (to be downloaded from the website), proof of payment of the audition fee via bank transfer, and a list of the pieces to be played.

2. Academic requirements for entry

Hold a high school diploma or, for applicants 25 years of age or older, have passed the university entrance exam. Even if they do not meet the institution’s requirements as stated, persons older than 16 years old may gain entry into advanced degree programs in music if they pass the specific requirements established in article 69 on “Post-compulsory education”, section 5 of Organic Law 2/2006 dated May 3, on Education.

This audition will be arranged by the Conselleria de Educación, Investigación, Cultura y Deporte of Valencia. Students must be enrolled in one of the institutions associated with the Institut Superior d’Ensenyances Artístiques Comunitat Valenciana (ISEACV).

3. Audition structure and organization

A) INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE

  • Test A: Performance of a concert program lasting 30 minutes and comprising at least three different styles. The result of this test may eliminate an applicant and will compose 60% of the final score if passed.
  • Test B: Sight-reading of a section or piece of music on their principal instrument. This test will compose 20% of the audition. Applicants will not be eliminated as a result of this test.
  • Test C: Aesthetic and interpretive analysis of one of the works presented, to be selected by the jury. This test will entail a verbal defense lasting a maximum of 15 minutes. This test will compose 20% of the final audition score. The applicant will not be eliminated on the basis of this test.

The final score will be the weighted average of the scores earned during the three tests.

B) VOCAL PERFORMANCE

  • Test A: Performance of a concert program composed of two operatic arias to be chosen by the applicant corresponding to two different periods; two oratorio arias to be chosen by the applicant corresponding to two different periods; two lyrical songs for concert in different languages: (German lied, French mélodie, Spanish canción, song in another language if the applicant so chooses).
  • Test B: Sight-reading of a section or piece of music supplied by the jury. This test will compose 20% of the audition. Applicants will not be eliminated as a result of this test.
  • Test C: Aesthetic and interpretive analysis of one of the works presented, to be selected by the jury. This test will entail a verbal defense lasting a maximum of 15 minutes. This test will compose 20% of the final audition score. The applicant will not be eliminated on the basis of this test.

The final score will be the weighted average of the scores earned during the two tests.

C) MUSIC EDUCATION (All instrumental emphases)

  • Test A: Performance of a concert program lasting 15 minutes comprising at least two different styles. The result of this test may eliminate an applicant and will compose 40% of the final score if passed.
  • Test B: Sight-reading of a section or piece of music on their principal instrument. This test will compose 20% of the audition. Applicants will not be eliminated as a result of this test.
  • Test C: Aesthetic and interpretive analysis of one of the works presented, to be selected by the jury. This test will entail a verbal defense lasting a maximum of 15 minutes. This test will compose 40% of the final audition score. The applicant will not be eliminated on the basis of this test.

The final score will be the weighted average of the scores earned during the three tests.

D) PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

  • Test A: Performance of one or two works (to be chosen by the applicant) lasting 15 minutes. The result of this test won’t eliminate an applicant and will compose 20% of the final score if passed.
  • Test B: Aesthetic and interpretive analysis of one of the works presented, to be selected by the jury. This test will entail a verbal defense lasting a maximum of 15 minutes. This test will compose 30% of the final audition score. The applicant will not be eliminated on the basis of this test.
  • Test C: Commentary on the text supplied and presentation of a defense to the jury in relation with the concept of cultural management, in which the student demonstrates their abilities and their maturity. This test will compose 50% of the final score. The applicant will have one hour to prepare and a maximum of 10 minutes for their verbal defense to the jury.

The final score will be the weighted average of the scores earned during the three tests.

Each candidate must provide their own accompanying pianist, in case the repertoire presented requires it.

4. Available seats for the 2018-2019 academic year

  • Performance: 255 seats, 15 for each voice and instrumental emphasis.
  • Music Education: 35 available seats, 2 for each instrumental emphasis.
  • Production and Management: 35 available seats.

5. Schedule for entrance auditions

July 2019 matriculation

  • Performance: July 8 to 12.
  • Music Education: July 8 to 12.
  • Production and Management: July 8 to 12.

September 2019 matriculation

  • Performance: from September 2 to 13.
  • Music Education: from September 2 to 13.
  • Production and Management: from September 2 to 13.

Once the registration period has passed, the specific dates and times for the auditions for each program will be announced.

All auditions will be held in the ESMAR facilities on our La Eliana campus.

Extraordinary individualized matriculation

Foreign students or students who, for any other exception circumstances, are unable to appear for the regularly-scheduled auditions in June and September may submit a request to the ESMAR academic director that the audition be held on other dates than those announced. These auditions may be held on dates prior to the commencement of the academic year.

If the academic director approves the request, the exact time and date at which the audition may be held will be communicated to the student in addition to the notification of the personnel comprising the jury.

The student must provide the required documentation for the rest of registration.

The application form for the request of the extraordinary audition is available on the ESMAR website.

Payment of fees

The price of entrance audition registration is 50 euros (to be paid into the school account at CaixaBank: ES53 2100 7348 5802 0003 0120).

Students who have passed auditions at other advanced music institutions

Students who have already passed the entrance auditions at other institutions may request placement at ESMAR. In the event of vacancies, they will be placed immediately after those persons who passed the auditions organized by ESMAR. If there are more applicants than vacant seats, the applicants earning the highest scores on said audition will be given priority.

Applicants will submit a certificate from the institution whose entrance audition they passed stating the score obtained.

6. Orientation and student services

Once the registration period is open, a list of works for each program and the audition assessment criteria will be published on the ESMAR website for orientation purposes.

An orientation day will also be organized for all registered students on June 19, 2019 to explain the audition model.

7. Students with specific educational needs associated with disabilities

Pursuant to article 10 of Decree 48/2011, dated May 6, institutions will avail of information systems and procedures to welcome and orient students. These must include, in the case of students with specific educational needs associated with disabilities, appropriate support and assessment services. To this end, the necessary organization and curricular adaptations to entrance auditions in order for these students to participate will be made.

These students must request the adaptation of the entrance audition from the institution and will present the institution with a certificate of disability as well as a report listing these specific educational needs.

8. More information
Personalized information may be obtained via email throughout the entire process by writing to the following email address: info@esmarmusic.com. You may also use the contact form.

Download PDF ESMAR – Entrance auditions


 

Registration form for entrance auditions to Advanced Studies in Music

 

  • Accepted file types: jpg, pdf.
    Archivo jpg, pdf
  • Información sobre el tratamiento de sus datos personales de acuerdo con lo establecido en el Reglamento (UE) 2016/679(RGPD) y en la L.O. 3/2018 (LOPDGDD)
    Responsable: GLOBAL EDUCATION INITIATIVES, S.L.
    Finalidad: Gestionar su inscripción en nuestras pruebas de acceso.
    Derechos: Tiene derecho a acceder, rectificar, oponerse y suprimir sus datos, así como a la limitación de su tratamiento, dirigiéndose a dpo@esmarmusic.com
    Información adicional: Puede consultar esta información más detallada y otra información adicional en nuestra política de privacidad.
  • * Required fields
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.