*The College of Music, Mahidol University has been reviewed according to the MusiQuE standards in 2020

Admission Requirements – Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music (BM)

Classical Performance Major

1. Technic:
1. Scale in parallel motion of all major and minor keys in 4 octaves (4 notes to M.M. 80)
candidate will choose ONE key from each of these categories
– D, E, G and A major
– F and B major
– black key major
– white key harmonic minor
– black key harmonic minor
– white key melodic minor
– black key melodic minor
2. Arpeggios in contrary motion of all major and minor keys in 2 octaves (4 notes to M.M. 80)
candidate will choose ONE key from each of these categories
– white key major
– black key major
– white key minor
– black key minors
Note: Scales and arpeggios with cadence must be concluded with cadences (I-IV-I-V7-I) in all three positions, and performed by memory.

2. Pieces: Four pieces of the following genres will be required to perform.
All pieces must be performed by memory. Do not take repeats. Any substitution of the required pieces will not be allowed.
1. One etude (preferably from Romantic or 20th Century period)
2. One Baroque piece
– One of the 48 preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I & II by J. S. Bach OR One Three Part Invention by J.S. Bach
3. 1st movement of any sonatas by composers in Classical period
4. One Romantic, 20th Century, or Contemporary piece

3. Short quick study piece
The score will be given to the candidate one month prior to the audition date
**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.
** TIME examination (piano-grade 12) is allowed to be used instead of this requirement, however, it is an optional

Instructions for audition video
1. 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
2. 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)
3. Appendix
Example of cadences in three positions (C major)

1. Technic: One Etude by Villa-Lobos (no.1, 3, 4, 5, 11) or Brouwer (Estudios Sencillos no. 10-20) or Sor/Segovia (1-20)

2. Pieces: Two contrasting movements from intermediate to advanced level by Bach, Brouwer, Weiss, Sor, Giuliani, Turina, Albeniz, Granados, Mertz, Barrios etc.
*All selected etude and pieces must be played from memory

1. Technic: Two Technical exercises: (sing in a sustained vowel “Ah”)
a. Accompanied – Choose one from No. 11-15, Concone, Op. 9, 50 Lessons
b. Unaccompanied – No. 1, Panofka, Op. 85 (The applicant may be asked to sing in a higher or lower key according to the voice type.)

2. Pieces: Three songs:
c. One classical selection; an aria or art song not in English or Thai
d. 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 one of the choices also in a language other than English or Thai.
You are encouraged to show your awareness of movement or dance and acting while performing the repertoire.
* If you need guidance on the pieces to prepare, please contact the Voice Performance Department at the College.

3. Following the audition, the applicants will be asked to do a sight-singing and aural skills test. The applicant will sight-sing one or two short pieces without an accompaniment, then he/she will be asked to sing scales and/or short vocal passages. Instruction will be given during the test.

4. A brief interview
NOTE: All pieces must be performed from memory. The applicants should provide their own piano accompanists. The technical exercises and some required songs listed above can be acquired by contacting the Voice Performance Department at the College.

1. Technic: Perform two major and two natural minor scales with arpeggios of your choice, 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 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. Technic: Perform three major scales and arpeggios of your choice, 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.

2. Pieces: 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 two selections should not exceed seven minutes. It is acceptable to perform partial selections to stay within the time limit if necessary. Performing with accompaniment is recommended, but not required.

3. Sight Reading: Sight Reading: May be asked in a live audition only.

1. Technic: 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. Pieces: 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. Sight Reading: The candidate may also be asked to sight-read a short passage*.

*If the audition is performed online this step can be skipped.

1. Two major scales, two octaves with arpeggios, Ascending and Descending

2. Two minor scales, two octaves with arpeggios, Ascending and Descending

3. 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 – Sonata and Partitas for Violin, Suites for Cello

4. Perform one solo for 4-mallet on Marimba from the following (or comparable alternates):
– Mathias Schmitt – Ghania
– Ney Rosauro – Three Preludes
– Benjamin Wittiber – Rhythm Dance
– Clair Omar Musser – Etudes for Marimba

5. Perform one Snare Drum etude or solo from the following (or comparable alternates):
– Keith Aleo – Advanced Etudes for Snare drum
– Warren Bensen – Three Dances for Solo Snare Drum
– Mitchell Peters – Advanced Snare Drum Studies

6. Demonstrate various rudiments on snare drum, slow-fast- slow

7. Sight-read materials on marimba and snare drum

Composition Major

BM Composition Major Application Requirements:
Submit at least two (2) original compositions with any instrumentation. Applications should include
scores to accompany the pieces and recordings (audio or MIDI) if possible [CD recording or file].

Written Exam (1 hour)
Applicants will be given a choice of several incomplete melodies. From these, they will choose one melody and continue it in a similar style for at least two (2) more phrases. Applicants will also add an accompaniment that compliments the completed melody in harmony, counterpoint, and texture. The exam will last one (1) hour and use of a piano is allowed.

Audition (In Person or Video Interview for International Applicants)
1) The composition and Theory Faculty will discuss the submitted works (if any) with the applicant. If a video recorded application, the person responsible for videotaping the exam should then ask them to speak about their interest in composition (about how the pieces they submitted were composed, how they became interested in composition, favorite composers/pieces, future plans, etc.) or connect to the composition faculty via a video conferencing platform (Skype, Webex, Zoom).

2) Demonstrate basic musicianship on the piano or primary instrument:
a. Scales and arpeggios in three (3) major and minor keys (two octaves).
b. Prepare a short excerpt (not less than two (2) minutes) to play on the piano or their primary instrument. This excerpt may come from any piece in the repertoire.

3) In addition, the faculty or video interviewer may assess the applicant’s musicianship through basic melodic/rhythmic questions, including interval or chord identification by playing a collection of pitches at the piano. Applicants should also be prepared to answer questions pertaining to their interest in composition.

Thai and Oriental Music Major

1. Sing the “Taptonplengching” set and 1 song of your choice using the rhythmic pattern “Natapbropgai, 3 chan” (standard song) with the selected song being at least 32 measures.

2. Consideration will come from the auditionee’s overall singing, which includes completeness and correctness of the performed repertoire, including the quality of sound and technique.

3. Sight read Thai notation correctly in the “Natabropgai, 3 chan” rhythmic pattern.

1. Play 1 song using the rhythmic pattern “Natapbropgai, 2 chan” (standard or solo song) with each song being at least 48 measures.

2. Consideration will come from the auditionee’s overall performance, which includes completeness and correctness of the performed repertoire, including the quality of sound and technique.

3. Sight read Thai notation correctly in the “Natabropgai, 3 chan” rhythmic pattern.

1. Play the song Ruasamla and a solo song of not less than 48 measures.

2. Consideration will come from the auditionee’s overall performance, which includes completeness and correctness of the performed repertoire, including the quality of sound and technique.

3. Sight read Thai notation correctly in the “Natabropgai, 3 chan” rhythmic pattern.

1. Play the song Satugan with a Tapon Thai and play the rhythmic pattern “Natapsongmai” and “Natabropgai,” in 3 chan, 2 chan and 1 chan with a Glongkaek and Rammana.

2. Consideration will come from the auditionee’s overall performance, which includes completeness and correctness of the performed repertoire, including the quality of sound and technique.

3. Sight read Thai notation correctly in the “Natabropgai, 3 chan” rhythmic pattern.

1. Play the following song: Kaen – Laitangyao or Laitangsan
Pin – Lailampleun or Laiputhai
Ponglang – Lailampleun
Wote – Lailampleungaonama
Saw – Laiputhai or Laisitandon

2. Consideration will come from the auditionee’s overall performance, which includes completeness and correctness of the performed repertoire, including the quality of sound and technique.

3. Sight read Thai notation correctly as notated.

1. Play 2 songs of your choice for not more than 10 minutes.

2. Consideration will come from the auditionee’s overall performance, which includes completeness and correctness of the performed repertoire, including the quality of sound and technique.

3. Sight read Thai notation correctly as notated.

Jazz Major

1. Technique: Play 2 octaves scales & arpeggios (ascending and descending) in swing feel with eight note, metronome on beat 2 and 4, tempo between 40-60 bpm
Scales: including Major Scales, Harmonic, Jazz Melodic, Natural Minor Scales
Arpeggios: including Major7th, Dominant 7th, Minor 7th

2. Pieces: Perform one Jazz standard or Jazz Blues repertoires for example Billie Bounce, Au Privave, Take a Train, etc following these orders
• Head in 1 chorus
• Solo Improvisation at least 2 choruses
• Head out 1 chorus
* the audition has to be with a quartet (piano or guitar, bass, and drums) or with a good quality backing track

3. Sight Reading: Applicants will be asked to sight-read a melody along with the metronome on beat 2 and 4

1.Technique: Play 2 octaves scales & arpeggios (ascending and descending) in swing feel with eight note, metronome on beat 2 and 4, tempo between 40-60 bpm

Scales: including Major Scales, Harmonic, Jazz Melodic, Natural Minor Scales

Arpeggios: including Major7th, Dominant 7th, Minor 7th

2.Pieces: Perform one Jazz standard or Jazz Blues repertoires for example Billie Bounce, Au Privave, Take a Train, etc following these orders

  • Head in 1 chorus
  • Solo Improvisation at least 2 choruses
  • Accompaniment at least 1 chorus
  • Head out 1 chorus
  • the audition has to be with a trio or quartet (horns, bass, and drums) or with a good quality backing track

3.Sight Reading: Applicants will be asked to sight-read a melody and chord changes along with the metronome on beat 2 and 4

*Piano will have to play melody on right hand and chords on left hand at the same time

1.Technique: Play 2 octaves scales & arpeggios (ascending and descending) in swing feel with eight note, metronome on beat 2 and 4, tempo between 40-60 bpm

Scales: including Major Scales, Harmonic, Jazz Melodic, Natural Minor Scales

Arpeggios: including Major7th, Dominant 7th, Minor 7th

2.Pieces: Perform one Jazz standard or Jazz Blues repertoires for example Billie Bounce, Au Privave, Take a Train, etc following these orders

  • Head in 1 chorus
  • Accompaniment with walking bass at least 2 choruses
  • Solo Improvisation at least 1 chorus
  • Head out 1 chorus
  • the audition has to be with a trio or quartet (horns, piano or guitar, and drums) or with a good quality backing track

3.Sight Reading: Applicants will be asked to sight-read a melody and chord changes along with the metronome on beat 2 and 4

Remark: Applicant who pass with electric bass will be require study double bass as major instrument.

1.Technique: Play 2 octaves scales & arpeggios (ascending and descending) in swing feel with eight note, metronome on beat 2 and 4, tempo between 40-60 bpm

Scales: including Major Scales, Harmonic, Jazz Melodic, Natural Minor Scales

Arpeggios: including Major7th, Dominant 7th, Minor 7th

2.Pieces: Perform one Jazz standard or Jazz Blues repertoires for example Billie Bounce, Au Privave, Take a Train, etc following these orders

  • Head in 1 chorus
  • Accompaniment with swing patterns at least 2 choruses
  • Solo trade 4’s at least 1 chorus
  • Head out 1 chorus
  • the audition has to be with a trio or quartet (horns, piano or guitar, and bass) or with a good quality backing track

3.Sight Reading: Applicants will be asked to sight-read a swing comping pattern along with the metronome on beat 2 and 4 and some rudimental snare drum solo with metronome.

If you which to do the off campus or video audition please follow all the requirements above and follow these extra steps to complete your audition.

  • Record a one take long of scales and arpeggios in swing feel with metronome on beat 2 and 4 tempo between 40-60 bpm without editing (the selection of scales and arpeggios will be sent to you individually a few day before your preferred date)
  • Record a one take long of your performance on the piece (the quality of the VDO and sound has to be acceptably good without noises. The low quality of the VDO and sound will effect the result of your audition)
  • Record a one take long of transcription based on the given tempo (the transcription will be sent to you individually

Popular Music Major

For wind instruments in Popular Music department, there are only Saxophone and Trumpet for application
* The drummer have to finish scale and arpeggio test on Piano.
**Only drummer have to do drum rudiment skill test provided by the committees. They are available to download on the college’s website.

1.Singing three songs selected by examiners in front of the committees. The selected songs must follow these criteria.
– Two English songs (one slow song and one up tempo song.
– One Thai song or examiner’s native language song.
The examiners can sing along with either accompanists or backing tracks. In the event of using backing tracks, they must contain no main voice melody and they could be recorded in devices such as mp4 player, smart phone, tablet, laptop which must be able to connect to provided 3.5 mm aux cable. Flash drive and CD are not allowed to be used. Preparing the backing tracks in several different types of devices is recommended in case of one is not working.

2. Scale singing in keys (20 points)
– Major scale (10 points)
– Natural minor, Melodic minor, or Harmonic minor; one of these will be selected randomly by the committees. (10 points)

3. Melody memorization skill testing. Singing a melody after listening to provided melody from the committees. The maximum duration of the melody is two bars. (10 points)

Musical Theatre Major

1. Technic: Two technical exercises: (sing in a sustained vowel “Ah”)
a. Accompanied – Choose one from No. 11-15, Concone, Op. 9, 50 Lessons
b. Unaccompanied – No. 1, Panofka, Op. 85 (The applicant may be asked to sing in a higher or lower key according to the voice type.)

2. Pieces: Three songs:
c. One classical selection; an aria or art song not in English or Thai
d. Two contrasting songs (for example, one up-tempo piece and one ballad piece, or songs of contrasting characters) of applicant’s own choice from musical theatre repertoire
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 the Voice Performance Department at the College.

3. One monologue:
e. The applicant chooses one monologue from the list provided by the Voice Performance Department, and perform it from memory. The applicant can download monologue list from menu Sample Music via admission application page.

4. Dance:
f. The applicant will present a ninety-second to two-minute dance piece choreographed to a musical theatre repertoire. It can be choreographed by the applicant or by others. It is not necessary to sing while dancing the piece. The applicant is required to bring their own music and speakers to the audition.

5. Following the audition, the applicants will be asked to do a sight-singing and aural skills test. The applicant will sight-sing one or two short pieces without an accompaniment, then he/she will be asked to sing scales and/or short vocal passages. Instructions will be given during the test.

6. A brief interview
NOTE: All pieces must be performed from memory. The applicants should provide their own piano accompanists. The technical exercises and some required songs listed above can be acquired by contacting the Voice Performance Department at the College

Music Education and Pedagogy Major

Music Education and Pedagogy Major is one of 5 Majors in the Bachelor of Music program aims to produce graduates who have knowledge and potential to work or study in higher level in academic work, music teaching and learning management. The curriculum is designed to balance between practical and academic subjects that include music teaching and learning theories, activities of developing learners, music curriculums, assessment, psychology, student behavior and process of learning, and introduction to research in music education.

Music Education Major Examination

1. Music Education Written Exam: A written exam in Music teaching philosophy, process of teaching and learning, teacher qualification, critical thinking, problem solving, management skills, leadership, creativity in music education as well as the ability to present, summarize and defend ideas

Criteria:
1. Written grammatically corrected, logical connected sentences
2. Present ideas based on applying principles or concepts of music education
3. Supporting your ideas with details, examples, facts, or data
4. Summarizing the ideas
5. The accuracy of data presented

2. Music Education Group exam: The applicants will participate in group activities to share their ideas, experience, and attitudes on education, teaching, and working. It aims to test teachership, co-operation, communicative skills, creativity, problem-solving abilities, management, and leadership.

Admission Requirement

Choose one (style)Follow the audition requirement of;
ClassicClassical Music Performance
Thai MusicThai and Eastern Music
JazzJazz Music
PopPopular Music

Music Business Major

Music Business Department is combined both business knowledge and music skills for the students to apply both knowledge for doing their business and occupation successfully in the future, concentrated teaching excellency on music and business knowledge such as Principles of Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communication, International Music Business, Principles of Accounting, Business Finance, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Legal Issue in Music Business, etc. Aside from the theories, students in the music business department have opportunities to do a practicum in the special project management in their senior-year and also do an internship with the leading music companies in Thailand. The Music Business Department requires the persons who interested in the music business which they have to choose to audition in any kind of music performance (Classical, Thai, Jazz, Pop, Musical Theatre).

Music Business Major Examination

The applicant has to do the multiple choices exam in the specific subjects in business, consist of 2 parts there are;

  1. Fundamental in Mathematics (ex. equations, ratios, exponents, fractions, average values, current values, and probabilities, etc.)
  2. General knowledge (ex. Current issues in business, Thai language principles, social principles, economics, religion and fundamental in business, etc.)

Note: Allow the basic calculator or offline mobile phone for calculating.

References:
1. The high school textbook in related subjects
2. Exam guide in GPAX, O-NET, GAT, and PAT in related subjects

Admission Requirement

Choose one (style)Follow the audition requirement of;
ClassicClassical Music Performance
Thai MusicThai and Eastern Music
JazzJazz Music
PopPopular Music
Musical TheaterMusical Theater

Music Technology Major

Music Technology is study or the use of any device to work on sound. To becoming a sound engineer or sound designer in recording studio and live sound engineering system. Students will learn how to use all the equipment in both analog and digital components. For example, microphone, outboard gears and create creative project with computer music techniques for all type of media.

Music Technology Major Examination
Written exam (120 minutes)
The exam will be testing in type of microphone, comparison between before and after audio processing, understanding the audio signal flow, basic electronic, audio equipment in recording studio, music production with computer music software and general knowledge in music technology

Admission Requirement

Choose one (style)Follow the audition requirement of;
ClassicClassical Music Performance
Thai MusicThai and Eastern Music
JazzJazz Music
PopPopular Music
Musical TheaterMusical Theater

Thailand International Music Examination

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 as indicated in the program curriculum. 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 until April 2021.

Program / MajorTIME (Thai Theory)TIME  (Western Theory)TIME (Ear-Training)
BachelorClassical Music Performancesubmit Grade 12submit Grade 12
Jazzsubmit Grade 12submit Grade 12
Thai and Eastern Musicsubmit Grade 12submit Grade 5
Popular Musicsubmit Grade 12submit Grade 12
Music Compositionsubmit Grade 12submit Grade 12
Musical Theatersubmit Grade 12submit Grade 12
Music Education and Pedagogy (Western)submit Grade 12submit Grade 12
Music Education and Pedagogy (Thai)submit Grade 12submit Grade 5
Music Business (Western)submit Grade 12submit Grade 12
Music Business (Thai)submit Grade 12submit Grade 5
Music Technology (Western)submit Grade 12submit Grade 12
Music Technology (Thai)submit Grade 12submit Grade 5

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

Contact TIME for more Information:www.timemusicexam.com Tel. 02 4582680
Contact TIME for submit scores TIME: msadmission@mahidol.edu, musicadmission@gmail.com