IMCF and hKDM Auditions

In order to begin musical education at the IMCF / hKDM, the successful completion of the audition (entrance exam) is necessary.

The audition is divided into 3 sub-tests:

  • the main-instrument test
  • the music theory test
  • the ear-training test

A maximum of 24 points are given in each sub-test.

For the hKDM Bachelor Program and the hKDM International Program (B.A.), the following points must be attained:

Main Instrument: 14 points
Music Theory: 12 points
Ear Training: 12 points

For the IMCF Main Program, the following points must be attained:

Main Instrument: 12 points
Music Theory: 12 points
Ear Training: 12 points

For the IMCF Basic Program, the following points must be attained:

Main Instrument: 5 points
Music Theory: 5 points
Ear Training: 5 points

The applicant has the choice to audition live in Freiburg at the IMCF, or on-line via internet.

Live in Freiburg: 23. January 2016
Registration deadline: 7. January 2016

Online-Audition (via Skype): 30. January 2016
Registration deadline: 7. January 2016

With the successful completion of the audition, the immediate entrance in the Basic program is possible. The IMCF Main Program and the hKDM Program begin Winter Semester, 2015.
The result of the audition (entrance exam) is valid for one year.

Download application form audition January 2016 as pdf file

Download a general description of the auditions as pdf file

Test examples for the Audition

As a special and cost-free service to those interested in taking the entrance exam, the IMCF has put together example questions from the ear training and theory tests. Simply take part and try them!

Ear training assignments – Sound examples

Here are the examples, as pdf download

Answers to the ear training test, as pdf download

The sound examples are:

Interval dictation:

Interval dictation as download

Scale dictation:

Scale dictation as download

Melody dictation:

Melody dictation as download

Rhythm dictation:

Rhythm dictation as download

Triad inversions:

Triad inversions as download

Seventh chords:

Seventh chords as download

Theory test:

Here are examples from the theoretical part of the the auditions, as download

And here are the answers to the theoretical part of the audition, as download

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