Entrance examination tests

In order to give candidates an impression of the theoretical part of the entrance examination, there are some examples on this site:

example of the Classical theoretical entrance examination
example of the Jazz theoretical entrance examination


Theory test for candidates who already have a classical bachelor's degree
Students applying for the Conservatorium van Amsterdam who already have a bachelor of music degree (or comparable degree) don't need to do the regular theory and ear training admission test. Instead they will do a test encompassing some advanced ear training exercises, a short exercise in written harmony and some analytical questions about a given composition. The results of this test will not influence the actual admission to the conservatory but will be of importance for the determination of the study programme.
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Ear Training


Theory test for jazz candidates who apply for a higher bachelor year or the master programme
Students who have already completed at least one year of a bachelor's degree programme in jazz elsewhere and wish to continue their study at the CvA in a higher year, will not have to take the general theory part of the entrance exam. Instead they will do:
1. an exercise in written harmony
2. a harmonic analysis
3. a harmonization of a given melody

Please view the undefined example