University admissions

LLP/Erasmus exchange program

Details and regulations are available here

A. By Panhellenic examinations

 The student's admission to the School of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki can be accomplished by the Panhellenic examinations through all directions as well as by the successful examination of the candidates in two special courses:

  1. Harmony and
  2. Control of musical acoustical abilities

B. By qualifying examinations

The qualifying examinations of degree holders of Highest Educational Foundations (AEI) and Technological Educational Foundations (TEI) for the Scool of Music Studies of the School of Fine Arts will take place in the classrooms of the School. (An analytical examination's program is announced by the Secretariat). 

Majors

Major in Musicology/Music Education

For the Major in Musicology/Music Education candidates that hold a degree of any school of AEI or TEI are accepted. The successful ones are enrolled in the first semester of the Program of studies. The candidates are examined in the following courses:

  1. Melody Harmonization
  2. Verbal Description of harmonization
  3. Aural recognition examination
Course syllabus of the examinations

1. Melody Harmonization

One or two musical texts are given to the examinees for harmonization. These music texts correspond to the knowledge of the obligatory harmony course and especially to chords, root position and inversions (four-part choral style SATB, dominant and secondary dominant chords, harmonic sequence). All types of modulations in closely related and not keys. Nonharmonic Tones.

2. Verbal Description of Harmonization

In this examination, the candidates are asked to make detailed and continuous description of the harmonization they made on the questions of course 1 (Melody Harmonization). From the given description, the linguistic formulation and the description's accuracy with the knowledge given to the questions of Harmony are evaluated.

3. Aural recognition examination

Aural recognition of intervals, chords, chord progressions, time signature and rhythmic patterns will be examined by a multiple choice test.

Major in Composition

For the major in Composition candidates that hold a degree of Music Schools of AEI or TEI will be accepted. These who succeed are enrolled in the third semester of the Program of Studies. Candidates must have a minimum grade average of 6 in the following groups of courses (in each of them):

a) solfege/aural training or relevant courses of the Program of Studies of the school they have graduated from

b) advanced courses of music theory (harmony, counterpoint, fugue technique or relevant courses) of the school they have graduated from.

The candidates are examined in the following courses:

  1. Tonal harmony
  2. Instrumentation
  3. Aural skills examination
Course syllabus of the examinations

1. Tonal harmony

A melodic line (a theme of tonal harmony of 20 up to 30 bars) is given divided in various instruments (for 4 up to 6 instruments).Candidates are asked to complete freely the part for the remaining instruments.

2. Instrumentation

Instrumentation of a given four voice musical theme of about 10 bars for four transposing wind instruments. The instrumentation must be done in written notation.

3. Aural skills examination

Aural recognition of intervals, chords, chord progressions, time signature and rhythmic patterns will be examined by a multiple choice test.

Moreover, the candidates must submit a composition portfolio and are also examined in piano performance, under the same conditions as students of the school who wish to follow a major in Composition: Students wishing to be selected for the major in composition must submit an application and attach a folder containing at least three (3) of their complete and varying compositions.

In addition, students who wish to be selected for the major in composition, must be able to play the piano at least at middle conservatory class level and to perform in front of a jury a fast part of a classical sonata and one of the two-part inventions by J. S. Bach. This requirement may be moderated for candidates who submit high-level compositions and play another musical instrument at least at middle conservatory class level. In this case, the level of knowledge of another musical instrument counts positively for the candidate.