Collaborative Piano

Master of Music Program (M.M.)

Collaborative Piano Entrance Exam

1) Pieces 
1. A complete substantial instrumental sonata i.e., Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100, Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano 
2. Vocal: 
2.1 One selection from any art songs from Franz Schubert.
2.2 One selection from any art songs from Richard Strauss, Hugo Wolf, Claude Debussy or Henri Duparc.
2.3 One selection from this list of arias composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
– “Come scoglio” from Cosi fan tutte
– “Smanie implacabili” from Cosi fan tutte
– “Fuor del mar ho un mar in seno” from Idomeneo
– “Se vuol ballare, signi contino” from Le nozze di Figaro

3. An etude by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, etc. 
* An etude must be performed by memory.  
* Applicants must bring their own partners for audition or contact College of Music 
 if you need us to provide vocalist and instrumentalist for you.

2) Department Interview  
An interview will follow the audition performance. Be prepared to answer questions about your previous performing and teaching experience, future plans, and career aspirations. The interview will be conducted in English.   *This can be recorded as video link or online (live audition) 

3) Sight-reading: Applicant will be asked for sight reading to be considered for part-time position in accompanying.
**International/overseas candidates and candidates who have a travel difficulty are exempted from LIVE Audition. Candidates must upload a non-edited, continuous playing of required pieces on YouTube/ Google Drive/ etc. Then, send your links with your application. All pieces must be recorded within one day.The recording must not be older than 2 years not older than two years to the submission date.

Instructions for audition video: 
Please record a one-minute introduction video with these following information: 
● Your name 
● Your degree and your major 
● Your current school and teacher as well as your level in piano playing 
● others 

Recording Requirements:  
● Recordings must be labeled with the name of the composer and work or movement 
● Recordings must be in these file format : avi, .flv, .m1v, .m2v, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .mp4, .webm, .wmv
● Recordings must not be edited, and genuinely performed by a candidate 
● Recordings must be recorded within one day
● Recordings must be up to date (not older than two years to the submission date)

English Proficiency Requirement

All incoming students must meet an English language requirement. Applicants can submit a copy of the score report from one of the following exams (or * from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, Salaya campus). 

(MU GRAD Test + Speaking)
(Entrance Requirement)
(Except Doctoral Level)
Higher Graduate Diploma 
(W=10, S=10)
(W=5.0, S=5.0)
(W=17, S=15)
(W=10, S=10)
(W=12, S=12)
(W=6.0, S=6.0)
(W=23, S=19)

W = Writing, S = Speaking

Music Theory and History Placement Exam

Basic Music Proficiencies

All incoming graduate* students are required to demonstrate general music proficiencies in basic music subjects, such as music theory and music history. For students that are unable to pass the exams, they must take additional review courses during the first year of study.  

1. Required Exams

Western Instruments1. Western Music Theory   2. Western Music History
Thai/Eastern Instruments1. Western Music Theory   2. Thai Music Theory and History
Jazz Instruments (M.M. and D.M.)1. Jazz Proficiency Exam

2. General Exam Information
(1) All new graduate students must take the proficiency exams, regardless of the student’s program or major prior to the Entrance Interview, with an exception of applicants in Music Business Major of the Master of Arts program.
(2) Students who do not pass the exam(s) must take the respective basic course(s), which will be assigned by the Admission committee.
(3) Students must take any assigned basic courses the first time they are offered and for zero credit hours.

3. Assigned Basic Courses after Music Proficiency Exams

The following table lists the basic courses that students must take if they cannot pass the Basic Music Proficiencies exams

TypeRequired ExamsBasic Courses from Basic Music Proficiencies
Western Instruments1. Western Music TheoryMSTC 530MSTC 635
2. Western Music HistoryMSCY521MSCY 648
Thai/Eastern Instruments1. Western Music TheoryMSTC 530MSTC 635
2. Thai Music Theory and HistoryMSTH512
MSCY 522MSCY 648
Jazz Instruments (M.M. and D.M.)1. Jazz Proficiency ExamMSJA 511
MSJA 512

Code detail:
MSTC 530 Western Music Theory Review
MSCY 521 Perspective of Western Music History
MSCY 522 Perspective of Thai Music History
MSTH 512 Thai Music Theory Review
MSJA 511 Perspective of Jazz History
MSJA 512 Jazz Theory Review
MSTC 635 Core Concepts in Music Theory
MSCY 648 Core Concepts in Music History

Tuition Fees
MajorYear 1Year 2All Program
Collaborative Piano (Plan B)222,000177,500399,500