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This information concerns applications to the Bachelor's Programme in Music, with a specialization in Classical Performance.


NOTE! Application for the autumn term 2018 is now closed. The next application period is December 1, 2018, until January 15, 2019. Apply through www.universityadmissions.se.

Admission process for study start autumn 2018

The following information applies to those who have applied to the Bachelor's Programme in Music, with a specialization in Classical Performance during the period December 1, 2017, until January 1, 2018.

IMPORTANT! Invitations have now been sent by e-mail to all applicants who are currently involved in the application process of 2018. If you haven't received an invitation even though you have applied and submitted any additional information that might be required, and have not been informed that you are no longer in the process, please check your box for spam first and after that contact utbildningsexpedition@hsm.gu.se.

Admission tests take place in week 9 (2018) at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.

Audition, Main Instrument

Round 1
In the auditions you are expected to be prepared to perform four compositions of your own choice. The compositions should be of different style and from different eras.

Round 2
In round 2 of the auditions you perform pieces from your round 1 repertoar. In addition the test consists of the following elements:

  • An assignement from the sheet without preparation time (a sight-reading test), possibly together with one or more musicians.
  • Performing a simple, short piece selected by the jury after 10-15 minutes of preparation; possibly in ensemble.

Round 2 takes place after all the invited applicants have finished Round 1. It may take place the same day or 1–3 days later, depending on the number of applicants. Dates and times for step 2 will be announced in the schedule sent out along with the invitation.

Music Theory Test

Those who continue to round 2 will also take a written test in ear training and theory. There they will:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of music theory
  • Demonstrate basic ear skills: transcribing music by ear
  • Demonstrate basic skills in texture: harmonic analysis and voice leading

Invitation to Auditions

A notice will be sent to you by e-mail aproximately 3 weeks before the auditions.


If you wish to have accompaniment organized by the academy, your music has to be received by the Academy of Music and Drama no later then 15 February 2018.
Specify your name, programme you applying for and your instrument on both the music sheets and the envelope. For example: Anna Andersson, Classical performance, violin, music for accompaniment.
Send them to:
Students affairs office
Academy of Music and Drama
PO Box 210
SE 405 30 GÖTEBORG, Sweden


You will be informed regarding your test results in April by www.universityadmissions.se.

Entrance Requirements

Qualified for the BA programme in music with a classical performance specialization are those who have basic qualifications, with the exception of Swedish language. In addition, there is an entrance test on which selection is based.

Contact Information

Maria Wigander

Programme Supervisor,

+46 31-786 40 69

Course Information

Read the programme syllabus

Page Manager: Tobias Egle|Last update: 2/19/2018

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