Classical Audition Requirement;
Pieces: Two contrasting movements from easy to intermediate repertoire: Bach, Villa-Lobos, Brouwer, Sor, Carulli, Carcassi, Lauro, Mertz, Aguado, Diabelli, Giuliani, Barrios etc
- Technic: Two technical exercises: (sing in a sustained vowel “Ah”)
1.1 Accompanied – Choose one from No. 11-15, Concone, Op. 9, 50 Lessons
1.2 Unaccompanied – No. 1, Panofka, Op. 85
(The applicant may be asked to sing in a higher or lower key according to the voice type.)
- Pieces: Three songs:
2.1 One classical selection; an aria or art song not in English or Thai
2.2 Two songs of applicant’s own choice
• If you have been studying classical voice for a longer period of time, we prefer you to sing songs from other periods and languages.
• You may chose songs from either classical or musical theatre traditions.
• You are encouraged to show your awareness of movement or dance and acting while performing the repertoire.
* If you need guidance on the classical selection or for the free choice options, please contact Voice Classic & Musical Theatre Department at the College.
* For online exams in case of in abroad (video submission)
1. All applicants are required to record the video clips of a performance in order. Previous Video recording are not acceptable.
2. record a Long Take video end to end in the same clip and video editing is strictly prohibited.
– Introduce yourself before starting the audition (Including name, applicant ID, department and audition round)
– Typing your name, songs and composers in order to Description on Youtube/ Video clips
– The camera’s perspective must clearly show the whole body. (Drink water are allowed)
3. Record the video and sound reasonably and balance the instrument’s sound and backing track accordingly. Piano accompanying is recommended. 4. Summit a Public or Unlisted Youtube link of non-edited video
1. Technique (Scale and Arpeggio)
Scales of all major, harmonic minor and melodic minor keys in 4 octaves, hands together in parallel motion, 4 pulses per quarter note equal to M.M. 88, followed by the cadence of the same key as the scale. (See the example 1, 2)
Example 1: C Major scale followed by the Cadence
Example 2: Cadence in C major key: I – IV – I64 – V7 – I
- Arpeggios of all major and minor keys in 4 octaves, hands together in parallel motion, 4 notes to M.M. 72, followed by the cadence of the same key as the arpeggio. (Example 3)
Example 3 Arpeggio followed by the Cadence in a key of C major.
*Note: Scales and arpeggios with the cadence must be performed by memory and will be randomly picked by jurors.
Three pieces of the following items will be required to perform by memory. Do not take repeats.
- One Etude (e.g. Carl Czerny, Stephen Heller, Johann Baptist Cramer, Frederic Chopin etc…)
- One solo piece from Baroque or Classical period (Choose only one movement from multi-movement work)
- One solo piece from Romantic or 20th century period
- If the candidate must take more than one round of audition, at least one piece (or more pieces) needs to be changed.
A short piece in Simple Time Signature, in major or minor key no more than 3 sharps or 3 flats.
*The examiner should participate YAMP Open House at least once for understanding the quality of playing and the level of difficulty should be selected.
**Live auditions are preferred for overseas applicants. For applicants who are unable to audition live, Each applicant must pick three scales each from Major, Harmonic and melodic minor, 2 choices of arpeggios in Major and minor. Followed by playing of all required pieces. Applicants must upload a YouTube link and attach link with your application. Do not make separate tracks for each movement or piece. The entire audition should be recorded/filmed as one track with non-edited. Overseas candidates are exempt from sight-reading.
Woodwind (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone)
1) Perform two major scales of your choice, in as many octaves as you can comfortably play.
2) Perform a chromatic scale as high and as low as you can comfortably play.
The focus should be on presenting a warm characteristic sound and an error-free performance at a moderate tempo.
Perform two contrasting selections that demonstrate your musical and technical strengths.
- The selections should be from the standard solo or etude repertoire.
- Contrasting movements from the same piece are acceptable.
- Total performance time of the technique and two selections should not exceed ten minutes.
- It is acceptable to perform partial selections to stay within the time limit if necessary.
- Performing with accompaniment is recommended, but not required.
For inquiries about audition repertoire, visit our website https://www.music.mahidol.ac.th/people, type “woodwind” in the search box, and email one of our faculty members.
String (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass, Harp)
1. Perform one major and one minor scale and arpeggios of your choice, in as many octaves as you can play. Perform them separate and slurred (legato), with as many notes per bow as you can comfortably play.
2. Perform two contrasting selections of your choice from the standard solo and etude repertoire that demonstrate your musical and technical strengths. (for example, one etude and a one movement of a concerto or a sonata) Total performance time of the two selections should not exceed ten minutes. It is acceptable to perform partial selections to stay within the time limit if necessary (for example, exposition only). Performing with accompaniment is recommended.
3. The candidate may also be asked to sight-read a short passage. *
*If the audition is performed online this step can be skipped.
Brass (Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium, French Horn)
1. Technic: Perform three (3) major scales and arpeggios, in as many octaves as you can comfortably play. Also perform a chromatic scale as high and as low as you can comfortably play. The focus should be on presenting a warm characteristic sound and an error-free performance at a moderate tempo. Sight reading may also be asked.
2. Pieces: Perform two (2) contrasting selections that demonstrate your musical and technical strengths. The selections should be from the standard solo or etude repertoire. Contrasting movements from the same piece are acceptable. Total performance time of the two selections should not exceed ten minutes. It is acceptable to perform partial selections to stay within the time limit if necessary (for example, exposition only). Performing with accompaniment is recommended.
1. Solo Pieces
Snare drum: Perform one snare drum etude or solo from the following (or comparable alternates):
Anthony Cirone – Portraits in Rhythm
Mitchell Peters – Intermediate Studies for Snare Drum
Charles Wilcoxin – All American Drummer
Marimba: Perform one etude or solo for 2-mallet from the following (or comparable alternates):
Morris Goldenberg – Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba, and Vibraphone
J.S. Bach – Violin Concerto in A minor (1st movement)
Paul Creston – Concerto for Marimba (1st or 3rd movement)
Timpani: Perform one 2-drum timpani etude from the following:
Saul Goodman – Modern Method for Timpani
John Beck – Concepts for Timpani
Richard Hochrainer – Etudes for Timpani (Book 1)
2. Technical Demonstration
Snare drum: demonstrate various rudiments on snare drum, slow-fast- slow
Marimba: 4 sharps, 4 flats – Two (2) major scales, two (2) octaves with arpeggios, ascending and descending
4 sharps, 4 flats – Two (2) minor scales, two (2) octaves with arpeggios, ascending and descending
Timpani: tuning 4th, 5th intervals
3. Sight-Read materials on marimba and snare drum
Thailand International Music Examination: TIME
1. How to apply with the TIME score
In order to study here, prospectus students should obtain a required result of TIME. The applicant will need to apply for TIME for Thai Music theory, Music Theory, and Aural training. Requirement will depend on the major areas of application.
If the applicant did not pass the TIME (<60%), but qualify for other areas, the applicant will be admitted to the college under condition and will be placed in the music foundation course.
However, applicant is allowed to re-take TIME and if the result is more than 60%, the applicant can submit the result for an update score.
2. TIME Subjects to use for College of Music admission
|Program / Major||TIME |
|TIME (Western Theory)||TIME |
|Pre-College (M.4)||Western Music||–||submit Grade 9||submit Grade 9|
|Jazz||–||submit Grade 9||submit Grade 9|
|Composition||–||submit Grade 9||submit Grade 9|
|Popular Music||–||submit Grade 9||submit Grade 9|
|Sound and Music Production||–||submit Grade 9||submit Grade 9|
|Sound and Music Production |
(In case Thai music)
|submit Grade 9||–||–|
|Thai music||submit Grade 9||–||–|
3. Applicants can purchase an application form, handbook, and register at
1) TIME, branch MCGP Seacon Square Srinakarin Tel.: 02 7219894 – 7
2) TIME, branch MCGP Seacon Square Bangkae Tel.: 02 4582680
3) TIME, branch MCGP Siam Paragon Tel.: 02 1294542 – 6
4) College of Music Shop, Salaya Tel.: 02 8002525 # 2504, 2505
4. TIME exams are available both on-site and online. (Please check before applying)
Contact TIME for more Information (on-site/online): www.timemusicexam.com
mobile phone no. 081 918 5381, call no. 02 4582680
Contact TIME for submit scores TIME: firstname.lastname@example.org