Collaborative Piano

Master of Music Program (M.M.)

Piano Collaborative 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:(all in high key)

            2.1 *Compulsory: 

 Choose either Schubert Der Musensohn OR Claude Debussy, Il pleure dans mon coeur

            2.2 Another vocal repertoire in different language from above (i.e., French, Italian, or English)

 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 Assistantship 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:

  • Each piece must be uploaded as separate files
  • 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 up to date (not older than two years to the submission date)


Example of cadences in three positions (C major)

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


(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 632
2. Western Music HistoryMSCY521MSCY 641
Thai/Eastern Instruments1. Western Music TheoryMSTC 530MSTC 632
2. Thai Music Theory and HistoryMSTH512
MSCY 522MSCY 641
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 632 Music Theory and Analysis in Graduate Level

MSCY 641 History of Music in Graduate Level

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

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