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

Admission Requirements – Pre-College Program

Pre-College Program (YAMP)

Western Music (Classic) Major

1. Technic:
– Scales of all major, minor keys (harmonic and melodic) in 4 octaves, hands together in parallel motion, 4 notes to M.M. 88.
– Arpeggios of all major and minor keys in 4 octaves, hands together in parallel motion, 4 notes to M.M. 72.

2. Pieces: Three pieces of the following items will be required to perform. Do not take repeats.
1. One Study/Etude from Classical or Romantic composer
2. One solo piece from Baroque or Classical period (Choose one movement form multi-movement work)
3. One solo piece from Romantic or 20th century period

Note
– Everything must be performed by memory.
– If the candidate must take more than one round of audition, at least one piece (or more pieces) from following items needs to be changed.
*For applicants who are unable to audition live, please record your performance with continuous playing of all requirements, scales and arpeggio choose 3 form each major, harmonic minor and melodic minor keys, and upload on YouTube and send your link with your application. Do not make separate tracks for each scale, arpeggio, movement or piece. The entire audition should be recorded/filmed as one track.

Pieces: Two contrasting movements from easy to intermediate repertoire: Bach, Villa-Lobos, Brouwer, Sor, Carulli, Carcassi, Lauro, Mertz, Aguado, Diabelli, Giuliani, Barrios etc

1. 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.)

2. 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 one of the choices also in a language other than English or Thai.
• 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 the Voice Performance Department at the College.

3. Sight-singing and Aural Skills Exam
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.

4. A brief interview
NOTE: All pieces must be performed from memory. The applicants should provide their own piano accompanists. (For video submission, use of recorded tracks is permitted; however, performing with a pianist is highly recommended.) The technical exercises and some required songs listed above can be acquired by contacting the Voice Performance Department at the College.

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. 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 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. Technic: Perform two major scales 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: May be asked in a live audition only.

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)

Technical Demonstration
Snare drum: demonstrate various rudiments on snare drum, slow-fast- slow
Marimba: 4#, 4b – Two major scales, two octaves with arpeggios, ascending and descending
4#, 4b – Two minor scales, two octaves with arpeggios, ascending and descending
Timpani: tuning 4th, 5th intervals
Sight-Read materials on marimba and snare drum

Instruments (Electric Guitar, Bass, Piano / Keyboard) except Voice and Drum set

A. Repertoire – Prepare 1 piece (3 – 5 minutes) that shows your best performance, could be self – composed. You are requested to prepare backing track yourself (recommend to prepare more than 1 device).

 Smart phone, tablet, laptop computer, mp4 player

– Not allowed to download in the audition room.

 –  Aux audio 3.5 mm is available for examinee in the audition room.

Flash drive– Please check for virus
CD– Ready to go file

B. Technique – Play Ascending and Descending Major, Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor scale in key of C, G, D, F and Bb in eighth – note for 2 octaves with metronome mark for 80 – 120 bpm.

Drum set

A.Repertoire – Prepare 1 piece (3 – 5 minutes) that shows your best performance, could be self – composed. You are requested to prepare backing track yourself (recommend to prepare more than 1 device).

smart phone, tablet, laptop computer, mp4 player

– Not allowed to download in the audition room.

 –  Aux audio 3.5 mm is available for examinee in the audition room.

flash drive– Please check for virus
CD– Ready to go file

B.Technique

  1. Play Ascending and Descending Major, Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor scale on piano, guitar or mallet instrument in key of C, G, D, F and Bb in quarter – note for 2 octaves with metronome mark for 90 bpm.
  2. Prepare following techniques: single stroke, double stroke, single paradiddle with metronome mark for 60 bpm (click link to download the score (Download)).

Voice

A. Repertoire – Prepare 2 pieces (3 – 5 minutes) one in your native language and one in English one in slow tempo and one in fast tempo which shows your best performance (could be the piece that has been self – composed). You are requested to prepare backing track yourself (recommend to prepare more than 1 devise).

 smart phone, tablet, laptop computer, mp4 player

– Not allowed to download in the audition room.

 – Aux audio 3.5 mm is available for examinee in the audition room.

flash drive– Please check for virus
CD– Ready to go file

B. Technique – Sing Ascending and Descending Major, Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor scale in key of C, G, D, F and Bb in quarter – note for 2 octaves with metronome mark for 90 bpm.

C.Sing Back – You may also be ask to sing – back a melody with no more than 2 music measures.

Thai and Oriental Music Major

1. Sing 2 songs using the rhythmic pattern “Natapbropgai, 2 chan” (standard song) with each song being at least 32 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, 2 chan” rhythmic pattern.

1. Play 1 song using the rhythmic pattern “Natapbropgai, 2 chan” (standard song) with the song being at least 32 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, 2 chan” rhythmic pattern.

1. Play the song Satugan and 1 song of your choice of not less than 32 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, 2 chan” rhythmic pattern.

1. Play the following song: Kaen – Sailompadpai (Fonsrikodboon)
Pin – Laituai 3 Rhythms
Ponglang – Lainoksaibinkamtung
Wote – Laisangsinchai

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 5 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. Technic: Applicant must do a one take long of 2 octaves scales (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 all in the key of G, F, and Bb

2. Pieces: Chooses one from following Jazz Blues répertoires
– Billie’s Bounce
– Straight no Chaser
– Bag’s Groove
– Blues Monk
– C Jam Blues
The performance must follow these orders: Head in 1 chorus, solo improvisation 4 choruses, and Head out 1 chorus.
Remark: the audition has to be with a quartet (piano or guitar, bass and drums) or with a good quality backing track

3. Transcription: plays the transcription with metronome on beat 2 and 4 with tempo 60bpm.
Download File | Trumpet & Trombone: Oleo (Miles Davis) or So What (Miles Davis)
Download File | Alto Saxophone: Yardbird Suite (Charlie Parker)
Download File | Tenor Saxophone: Shiny Stocking (Dexter Gordon)

1. Technic: Applicant must do a one take long of 2 octaves scales (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 all in the key of G, F, and Bb

2. Pieces: Chooses one from following Jazz Blues répertoires
– Billie’s Bounce
– Straight no Chaser
– Bag’s Groove
– Blues Monk
– C Jam Blues
The performance must follow these orders: head in 1 chorus, solo improvisation 4 choruses, comping 1 chorus, and head out 1 chorus.
Remark: the audition has to be with a trio or quartet (horns, bass, and drums) or with a good quality backing track

3. Transcription: plays the transcription with metronome on beat 2 and 4 with tempo 60bpm.

Download File | Piano : Blues by Five (Red Garland) or Bye Bye Black Bird (Red Garland)
Download File | Guitar*: Gone With the Wind (Wes Montgomery) or Satin Doll (Barney Kessel)

* guitar play only the first chorus

1. Technic: Applicant must do a one take long of 2 octaves scales (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 all in the key of G, F, and Bb

2. Pieces: Chooses one from following Jazz Blues répertoires
– Billie’s Bounce
– Straight no Chaser
– Bag’s Groove
– Blues Monk
– C Jam Blues
The performance must follow these orders: head in 1 chorus, accompaniment with walking bass at least 2 choruses, solo improvisation 3 choruses, and Head out 1 chorus.
Remark: the audition has to be with a trio or quartet (horns, piano or guitar, and drums) or with a good quality backing track

3. Transcription: plays the transcription and etude with metronome on beat 2 and 4 with tempo 60bpm.
Download File | Bass: Woody’n You (Bass line by Paul Chambers)

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

1. Technic: Applicant must do a one take long of 2 octaves scales (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 all in the key of G, F, and Bb
Remark: *you can play scales on piano, guitar or mallets

2. Pieces: Chooses one from following Jazz Blues repertoires:
– Billie’s Bounce
– Straight no Chaser
– Bag’s Groove
– Blues Monk
– C Jam Blues
The performance must follow these orders: head in 1 chorus, accompaniment with swing pattern at least 2 choruses, trade 4’s at least 2 choruses, and head out 1 chorus.
Remark: the audition has to be with a trio or quartet (horns, piano or guitar, and bass) or with a good quality backing track

3. Transcription: plays the transcription and etude with metronome on beat 2 and 4 with tempo 60bpm.
Download File | Drums: Tadd’s Delight (Philly Joe Jones) and Single Stroke Exercise

Composition Major

1.Submit any original compositions, sketches, or composition exercises to date. If no work exists, the Composition and Theory faculty will assess the applicant’s potential to major in composition in the audition.

2. Audition (In Person or Videotaped 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.).

2) Demonstrate basic musicianship by preparing 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 will 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.

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. (Intensive course in May 2021).

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 / Major TIME (Thai Theory) TIME (Western Theory) TIME (Ear-Training)
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
Thai music submit Grade 9
 

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