Bachelor’s degree

Deadlines applied to all applicants

8 – 25 July 2022

Extra deadline applied to international students 

24 – 29 August 2022

Entrance examinations schedule 2022 for international students

 

Entry Requirements 

  • General musical training. In addition to your general music training you may go for 10 – month Preparatory course at the conservatoire. 
  • Diploma of complete secondary education  
  • The minimum age of study is 18 by August 30 in the year of joining the conservatoire. There is no upper age limit for applicants.
  • Knowledge of Russian at the Pre-Intermediate level is required - Test of Russian as a Foreign language. It is recommended to start your Russian language classes at least a year before you apply.  You may also go for 10-month Russian Language Preparatory course  at the conservatoire. 

Application documents   

  • Video recording of applicant's performance (2 or 3 pieces in avi/ mp4/ fvl format) for preliminary presentation
  • A copy of passport (clear scan of the two-page spread is required) 
  • Completed and signed Application Form (to be provided after a video audition) 
  • Photo in JPEG, PNG  (3x4) to be printed in 4 copies upon arrival
  • A copy of Diploma of complete secondary education including final transcript of grades/marks with apostille stamp / legalization and, if applicable, diploma from an accredited specialized music institution
  • Russian translation of the diploma and the transcript attested by the notary
  • Russian translation of the passport attested by the notary

Entrance examinations  

Entrance examinations requirements in Russian 

Russian language

  • Written test. Test of Russian as a foreign language. Basic level (A2)
  • Presenting a short report on one's choice of profession
  • Brief conversation on one of the everyday topics 

Ear Training  Shì chàng liàn ěr

The exam consists of 3 sections, each section is timed, and you will need to devote around three hours of uninterrupted time to complete the entire test.

  1. Writing an 8-bar melody including modulation in a closely related key and elements of the chromatic scale (to be done within 25 minutes, the recording will be repeated 8 times in person or online)

  2. Singing part (to be done in person or online)
    • identifying and singing all kinds of major and minor scales, seven-tone musical scales, pentatonic scales
    • identifying and singing diatonic and chromatic intervals, different kinds of triads with inversions
    • sight singing a melody including modulation in a closely related key
  3. Writing test (to be done independently within 45 minutes)
    • building major and minor scales, seven-tone scales, pentatonic scales, chromatic scales starting from a certain note
    • building diatonic and chromatic intervals starting from a certain note; building triads, diminished and augmented triads, dominant and diminished seventh chords with inversions.
    • identifying diminished and augmented intervals and what natural or harmonic scales they belong to; identifying triads, diminished and augmented triads, dominant and diminished seventh chords with inversions and what natural or harmonic scales they belong to
    • building chord progression in a certain key 
    • transposing of a melody into another key, dividing into bars and composing the rhythm

Audition 

53.03.02 Instrumental Performance – Piano 

  • a prelude and fugue (Bach, Shostakovich, Hindemith, Slonimsky, Shchedrin or other) 
  • part of a classical sonata (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven)
  • a technically-demanding etude
  • a free form music composition (Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky or other) 

53.03.02 Instrumental Performance – Strings

Violin
  • two etudes or caprice, e.g. Jakob Dont Op.35, Pierre Gaviniès, Niccolò Paganini, Charles Dancla, Veniamin Sher, Konstantin Mostras
  • two movements (fast and slow) from a sonata or partita for violin solo by J.S. Bach
  • 1st, or 2nd and 3rd movements from a concerto, e.g. W.A. Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn, Henri Vieuxtemps, Camille Saint-Saëns, Henryk Wieniawski, Aram Khachaturian, Sergei Prokofiev
  • a 3-octave or a 4-octave legato scale with all kinds of arpeggios and double stops
Viola
  • two etudes, e.g. Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Johannes Palaschko, Mikhail Terian
  • two movements from suites for violoncello solo or two movements from a sonata or partita for violin solo by J.S. Bach arranged for viola
  • a sonata or a concerto,   e.g. Mikhail Glinka Viola Sonata, a concerto by Händel, Haydn, Cecil Forsyth, Franz Hoffmeister
  • a 3-octave legato scale with all kinds of arpeggios and double stops.
Cello 
  • two etudes (for articulation and for double stops) 
  • a prelude or two movements (fast and slow) from suites for cello solo by J.S. Bach
  • 1st, or 2nd and 3rd movements from a concerto, e.g. Joseph Haydn, Edouard Lalo, Camille Saint-Saëns, Antonin Dvořák
  • a 4-octave legato scale with all kinds of arpeggios and double stops 
Double bass 
  • two etudes of different character, e.g. Joseph Hrabe, Rodolphe Kreutzer, Franz Simandl
  • 1st, or 2nd and 3rd movements from a concerto or a sonata
  • a composition by Russian or European composer
  • a 3-octave legato scale with all kinds of arpeggios 
Harp
  • one etude, e.g. Wilhelm Posse, Albert Zabel
  • a composition of the Baroque era, e.g. a prelude from J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in D minor BWV 554  (arr. by D. Kabalevsky), a prelude from J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV 533 (arr. by N. Parfenov), Händel Chaconne  
  • a composition by Russian or European composer, e.g. Mikhail Glinka Nocturne, Edward Grieg Melody, Lev Knipper Sketch 
  • 1st, or 2nd and 3rd movements from a concerto or a technically demanding composition, e.g. Händel Concerto (arr. by N. Parfenov), Charles-Marie Widor Choral, Reinhold Glière Concerto 
  • a major or a minor scale with all kinds of arpeggios (ordinary and broken arpeggios: both single-line and in parallel octaves)

53.03.02 Instrumental Performance – Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion

Flute

  • two etudes (one technically-demanding, one lyrical), e.g. Ernesto Köhler, Nikolai Platonov, Yuli Yagudin
  • one or two movements from a concerto (or sonata) or two pieces, e.g. Bach Sonata No. 4., Händel Concerto or Sonata No.5 or No.7, Mozart Concerto, Reinhold Glière Melody or Waltz, Nikolai Rakov Three Pieces
  • a scale with all kinds of arpeggios in all tunes with different articulation covering the whole range 

Oboe

  • two etudes (one technically-demanding, one lyrical), e.g. Ludwig Wiedemann, Franz Wilhelm Ferling, Johann Heinrich Luft, Nikolai Nazarov
  • one or two movements from a concerto (or sonata) or two pieces, e.g. Händel Concerto or Sonata No.1 or No.2, Haydn Concerto, Mozart Concerto, Merab Partskhaladze Dance, Reinhold Glière Song without Words, Sergei Rachmaninoff Vocalise
  • a scale with all kinds of arpeggios in all tunes with different articulation covering the whole range 

Clarinet

  • two etudes (one technically-demanding, one lyrical), e.g. Sergei Rozavov, Robert Stark, Carl Baermann
  • one large-scale work and one music piece, e.g. Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto, Weber Concertino or Concerto or Variations, Anatoli Komarowski Improvisation, Sergei Vasilenko Oriental Dance, Alexander Goedicke Etude, Bach Adagio, Tchaikovsky Song without Words or Romance 
  • a scale with all kinds of arpeggios in all tunes with different articulation covering the whole range 

 Bassoon

  • two etudes (one technically-demanding, one lyrical), e.g. Julius Weissenborn
  • one or two movements from a concerto (or sonata) or variation and one music piece, e.g. Mozart Concerto, Weber Concerto, Andrei Balanchivadze Concertino, Balys Dvarionas Theme and Variations, Haydn Andante, Reinhold Glière Impromptu, Humoresque, Tchaikovsky Nocturne, Polka
  • a scale with all kinds of arpeggios in all tunes with different articulation covering the whole range 

 Horn

  • two etudes (one technically-demanding, one lyrical) 
  • one or two movements from a concerto (or sonata) or one music piece, e.g. Haydn, Mozart, Richard Strauss, Reinhold Glière, Karl Matys, Antonio Rosetti, Händel Sonata No.4, Arcangelo Corelli Sonata No.2, Beethoven Sonata, Reinhold Glière Impromptu, Nocturne, Intermezzo and Humoresque, Alexander Glazunov Dreams, Tchaikovsky Nocturne, Autumn Waltz
  • a scale with all kinds of arpeggios in all tunes with different articulation covering the whole range 

 Trumpet

  • two etudes (one technically-demanding, one lyrical), e.g. Jean-Baptiste Arban, Suren Balasanian, Vassily Brandt
  • one or two movements from a concerto (or sonata) or one music piece, e.g. Tomaso Albinoni, Oskar Böhme, Händel Concerto or Sonata no.6, Haydn, Giuseppe Tartini, Georg Philipp Telemann, Alexander Harutyunyan, Vladimir Peskin, Vjacheslav Schelokov, Alexander Goedicke Concert Etude, Sergei Rachmaninoff Spring Waters, Nikolai Rakov Rondo, Vocalise, Tarantella, Dmitri Shostakovich Romance
  • a scale with all kinds of arpeggios in all tunes with different articulation covering the whole range 

 Trombone

  • two etudes presenting various techniques from Vladislav Blazhevich School for Trombone in Clefs 
  • one or two movements from a concerto (or sonata) or one music piece, e.g. Vladislav Blazhevich Concerto, Ferdinand David Concertino, Benedetto Marcello Sonata, Nikolai Platonov Concerto, Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto, Sergei Rachmaninoff Prelude, Camille Saint-Saens Cavatina
  • a scale with all kinds of arpeggios in all tunes with different articulation covering the whole range 

 Tuba

  • two etudes (one technically-demanding, one lyrical), e.g. Giulio Marco Bordogni Vladislav Blazhevich 
  • one or two movements from a concerto (or sonata) or one music piece, e.g. Aleksei Lebedev Concerto, Benedetto Marcello Sonata, Camille Saint-Saens Concert Piece, Joseph Edouard Barat Introduction and Dance, Antonio Capuzzi Andante and Rondo 
  • a scale with all kinds of arpeggios in all tunes with different articulation covering the whole range 

 Saxophone 

  • five etudes (one etude to be performed from memory), e.g. Marcel Mule, Vladimir Ivanov, Guy Lacour, Franz Wilhelm Ferling, Hyacinthe Klose, Jean-Marie Londeyks, Alexander Rivchun, Lev Mikhailov
  • one large-scale piece and two music pieces of different character, e.g. Alexander Glazunov Concerto, Paul Creston Sonata,Darius Milhaud Scaramouche Suite, Henri Busser Asturias, Jules Demersseman Fantaisie, Bach Prelude from Cello Suite No.1
  • a scale with all kinds of arpeggios in all tunes with different articulation covering the whole range 

 Percussion

  • side-drum – tremolo in different dynamics, one etude by Vasily Osadchuk, sight reading (etudes with different rhythm, dynamics and technique)
  • timpani – different rhythmic figures, tremolo in different dynamics, one etude by Vasily Osadchuk, sight reading (simple rhythmic extracts at a moderate tempo), candidates are expected to show their ability to change the tuning and their knowledge of intervals 
  • xylophone and marimba – minor and major scales with different kinds of arpeggios and tremolo, sight reading, one etude from memory by Nikolai Platonov or Kalinik Kupinsky, one or two movements from a concerto (or sonata) or two music pieces, e.g. Bach Violin Concerto in E major, Mozart Violin Concerto Adélaïde, Tchaikovsky Russian Dance   

53.03.02 Instrumental Performance – Folk Instruments 

53.03.03 Vocal Performance –  Academic singing

  • a classic aria by Russian composer or by Western European composer
  • a romance
  • a folk song

53.03.05 Conducting  –  Choral Conducting  

Video recording requirements 

The full programme according to the study program requirements must be recorded in the video. Each movement/piece in the video recording must be unedited, but you may cut in between movements/pieces.  The recordings may have been done over time and in different places.

The video(s) must be marked with the date(s) of recording and the name of the performer. 

The video(s) must be submitted through Youtube or a similar platform. The video link(s) must be open and not encrypted or password protected. They must be available for the full admission period, until 30 August 2021.

Contacts 

Anna Efimova
International Admissions Adviser
E-mail: anna.efimova@glazunovcons.ru 

Vitaly Gaidotin 
Head of Admissions
E-mail: admissions@glazunovcons.ru

Viktoriya Yanis
Authorized person to deal with the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation on visa issues
E-mail: hr@glazunovcons.ru