Pre-College

Popular Music

Popular Music Audition Requirement;

A. Audition Requirements for Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Piano

1. Piece (70 points)

Perform one test song chosen by the applicants according to their aptitude to show the skills and abilities in the instrument to the judges. Applicants are required to perform a 3-5 minutes backing track that the applicant has prepared himself. And allows the use of self-composed songs. The backing track must be prepared in devices that able to connect to Aux 3.5 mm. port such as smart phone, tablet. Playback in offline mode.

2. Scale and Arpeggio Test (30 points)

The Scale and Arpeggio are performed as Eighth-Note, along with metronome at 60-80 bpm, both up and down in 2 Octaves, in key of C G D A E F Bb Eb and Ab

ScaleArpeggio
Major ScaleMajor7
Natural Minor ScaleMinor7
Melodic Minor ScaleDominant7
Harmonic Minor Scale

B. Audition Requirements for Drum set

1. Piece (50 points)

Perform a piece chosen by the applicant according to aptitude 1 song, which shows the skills and abilities for the committee to see. Applicant s are required to perform a 3-5 minutes with backing track that applicant has prepared himself. And allows the use of self-composed songs.

The backing track must be prepared in devices that able to connect to Aux 3.5 mm. port such as smart phone, tablet. Playback in offline mode. Drummers are allowed to use their In-ear monitor.

2. Technique (30 points)

Perform the basic skills following the link provided Download Link along with the metronome at the speed specified.

3. Scale and Arpeggio Test (20 points)

The following scale is performed as a quarter note with metronome at 80-90 bpm, both up and down in 2 octaves, in keys of C G D A E F Bb Eb and Ab with the applicant choosing to perform on Piano, Guitar or Mallets. (There is a Piano provided on examination day)

Scale

Major Scale

Melodic Minor Scale

Harmonic Minor Scale

Natural Minor

C. Audition Requirements for Voice

1. Piece (70 points)

Sing 2 songs that the applicant chooses according to the following requirements. Together with background musicians or backing tracks that applicant have to prepare themselves. Backing track must not contain the main melody. However, there must be one slow song and one up tempo song. And permission to use their own compositions in the examination.

  • One Thai song or national language song
  • One English songs

Incase of using backing tracks, they must be prepared in devices that able to connect to Aux 3.5 mm. port such as smart phone, tablet. Playback in offline mode.

2. Scale Test (20 points)

The committee give the root of each key, then applicant begins singing the following key scale with the metronome at 60-80 bpm as Eighth-note up and down in 1 octave.

  • Major scale
  • Natural minor scale

3. Memorize melody and sing back (10 points)

The committee give melody in a 2-4 measures by Piano, then applicant has to memorize and sing following them.

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 / MajorTIME
(Thai Theory)
TIME (Western Theory)TIME
(Ear-Training)
Pre-College (M.4)Western Musicsubmit  Grade 9submit  Grade 9
Jazzsubmit  Grade 9submit  Grade 9
Compositionsubmit  Grade 9submit  Grade 9
Popular Musicsubmit  Grade 9submit  Grade 9
Sound and Music Productionsubmit  Grade 9submit  Grade 9
Sound and Music Production
(In case Thai music)
submit  Grade 9
Thai musicsubmit  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:  msadmission@mahidol.edu

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