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Extension Studies in Music Performance

Do you want to develop your instrumental skills and your artistic profile on your main instrument?

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Facts
Duration

1 year

Number of study places

Ca. 10

ECTS

60

Audition

Round 1: Video recording Round 2: Auditon in Stavanger week 10

Application deadline

International applicants: 1 January Nordic applicants: 15 December

For applicants living outside the Nordic Countries it will be sufficient with a video of the entire requested repertoire and a digital interview in week 10

This study programme will make you grow as a musician. Meet some of our talented students.

Study Music in Stavanger

Extension Studies in Music Performance is a one year study programme intended for applicants who already have a bachelor's degree in Music Performance or equivalent.

Prof. Erling Eriksen og klaverstudent ved Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag. Foto: Marius Vervik

About the study programme

This programme is offered at the Faculty of Performing Arts, which is located near the city centre. It has a duration of one year and when completed you will achieve 60 ECTS. Each course in this programme consists of 30 ECTS, of which one is a compulsory course (VUA100 - Main instrument) and the other 30 ECTS is a chosen/elective course. You can find detalied information regarding chosen/elective courses further down in this article.

Students are expected to acquire knowledge, skills and competence that clearly mark an improvement from the bachelor level. It is intended as a basis for concert performances as a soloist or in an ensemble in a professional setting.

Teaching takes place in the form of individual lessons on your main instrument, ensemble groups, master classes, projects and seminars.

Photo: Mari Hult

Bjergsted Culture Park

The Faculty of Performing Arts is part of Bjergsted Culture Park. For students this means that they become part of a larger music and art environment that provides a good framework and opportunities for development in their music area. There are close ties between the professional art and cultural life in the region, and the faculty's activities.

Specializations

At Bjergsted, we have strong academic environments in each of the specializations. Highly qualified teachers will give you a solid technical-methodological, artistic and theoretical basis for a career as a performing musician in classical, jazz or conducting. You will learn about communication on your main instrument, and develop your skills as a musician and instrumentalist

You can specialize in either classical, jazz or conducting. Read more about the different study areas and staff here:

Classical

Jazz

Conducting

Study plan and courses
Already a student? Find the full study programme description and study plan here
  • Classical, Jazz or Conducting

    • Veivalg - Jazz

      • Instrument-/vokalemne og kammermusikk/ensemble

      • Instrumental-/vokalemne og kammermusikk akkompagnement (klaver)

      • Instrumental-/vokalemne og kammermusikk - tidlig musikk

      • Hovedinstrument/vokal og et biinstrumentemne

        • Instrumental Studies - Intermediate Level

          Year 1, semester 1

          Instrumental Studies - Intermediate Level

          Study points: 30

      • Hovedinstrument og korpsdirigering

      • Instrument/vokal og arrangering/komponering og interpretasjon

        • Arranging/composing and interpretation

          Year 1, semester 1

          Arranging/composing and interpretation

          Study points: 30

    • Veivalg - Klassisk

      • Instrument-/vokalemne og kammermusikk/ensemble

      • Instrumental-/vokalemne og kammermusikk akkompagnement (klaver)

      • Instrumental-/vokalemne og kammermusikk - tidlig musikk

      • Hovedinstrument/vokal og et biinstrumentemne

        • Instrumental Studies - Intermediate Level

          Year 1, semester 1

          Instrumental Studies - Intermediate Level

          Study points: 30

      • Hovedinstrument og korpsdirigering

      • Instrument/vokal og arrangering/komponering og interpretasjon

        • Arranging/composing and interpretation

          Year 1, semester 1

          Arranging/composing and interpretation

          Study points: 30

    • Conducting

How to apply for Extension Studies in Music Performance - International applicants

The following information is only relevant for International applicants who do not have a Norwegian identification number or are not from one of the Nordic countries. If you have a Norwegian identification number or are from one of the Nordic countries, you must follow the instructions further down under ''How to apply for admission to Extension Studies in Music Performance - Nordic countries''.

Admission Autumn 2022 - Digital auditions

All applicants this year must submit a video recording of the entire requested repertoire as the 1st round. If you have successfully completed the application by 1 January, you will in January receive an e-mail from the admission officer explaining where and how the video will be shared with the faculty.

All applicants who are found qualified for further assessment are invited to a digital interview as a 2nd round. The digital interview will take place in week 10 and together with the video, this will form the basis for assessment and admission to the study programmes

APPLICANTS FOR CONDUCTING STUDIES HAVE COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE FOR ROUND 2 ON CAMPUS IN WEEK 10

When can I apply?

SøknadsWeb is open from 1 November-1 January.

  • Apply through SøknadsWeb as International applicant within 1 January.
  • After completing your registration in SøknadsWeb you will receive a receipt to your e-mail where you can find a link to the additional application form.
  • Fill out and complete the additional application form within the deadline.
  • Submit required documents to SøknadsWeb under ''My documents''. All required documents must be submitted within the application deadline.

Application documents:

What to submit to SøknadsWeb?

  • Final transcript of record and final diploma from your higher education - must be certified English translation.
  • Final diploma from your higher secondary school.
  • References/recommendations (not mandatory).
  • Proof of English language proficiency.

What to submit to the additional application form?

  • CV/Resumé.
  • Motivation letter.

File format

All documentation uploaded in SøknadsWeb must be PDF-files. We do not accept documents via e-mail. Your documents must be up to date.

Audition video

If you have successfully completed your application, you will receive an e-mail in January with information on where to submit your audition video. For more information, please see below under ''Guidelines audition video''.

General information:

  • You can apply for the following specializations: conducting, classical or jazz.
  • When your application has been reviewed by the admission officer, you will receive an e-mail confirming this.
  • If you are completing your bachelor degree during the spring semester, you must inform music-dance@uis.no.
  • In order to be evaluated by a professional committee you must successfully complete your application within the deadline.
  • You will receive the result of your application within 1 April.
  • If you are offered letter of admission or a place on our waiting list, please remember to reply in SøknadsWeb within the mentioned deadline.
  • Our Extension Study Programme has compulsory attendance to all tuitions.

Achieved bachelor degree

In order to be admitted to Extension Studies in Music Performance Programme a completed Bachelor Degree in Music Performance (minimum 180 ECTS) is required. At least 90 ECTS of the Bachelor programme must consist of music performance subjects.

Language requirement

As a general requirement for admission to Extension Studies in Music Performance, all applicants must document proficiency in English on advanced level through an international test, recognized by the University of Stavanger. UiS does not offer any preparatory courses in English. Please see English language requirements for detailed information regarding required score.

In some cases we offer conditional admission letters if the test results are below the required score. In this case, the Faculty of Performing Arts may evaluate your language proficiency through an arranged interview. You have until 1st of July to show a valid test. After the mentioned deadline, you may contact music-dance@uis.no to ask about the possibility to have your English language proficiency evaluated through an interview.

Pass the audition

You must be found qualified by the professional committee in order to be considered for admission to our faculty.

Classical

Round 1

A self-produced video of your audition for Round 1 should be uploaded to YouTube and shared with the faculty by January 15. Together with the video link(s), you will also share a review of submitted video material; what the video link(s) contain. Information about how to share the video link(s) can be obtained in a separate e-mail received from the admission officer shortly after the application deadline.

No guidelines have been given for the repertoire programmed for the principal instrument for extended studies besides percussion (see further down the page for repertoire requirements for percussion). The audition is based on the applicant writing a proposal for repertoire at approximately 20 - 30 minutes, where the level is expected to be almost the same as for auditions for the master's degree. At least one item of the repertoire should have a high degree of difficulty.

For round 1 please make a video of your total program according to your proposal. For important information and more tips on how to arrange your video recording, see the section Guidelines audition video for Extension Studies in Music Performance.

Repertoire requirements for classical percussion:

Video specifications and guidelines (length, content, guidelines) will be available by November 1.

Round 2:

The second round will be a digital interview and will take place in week 10. Together with the video from round 1, this will form the basis for assessment and admission to the study programmes.

Jazz

Round 1:

A self-produced video of your audition for Round 1 should be uploaded to YouTube and shared with the faculty by January 15. Together with the video link(s), you will also share a review of submitted video material; what the video link(s) contain. Information about how to share the video link(s) can be obtained in a separate e-mail received from the admission officer shortly after the application deadline.

There are basically no guidelines on the choice of audition program for extension studies. However the material must contain improvisation and interaction. The requirement for interaction can be deviated from if it is not possible to achieve this for practical reasons. In that case, you must explain why it has not been possible. But it is important that you choose the repertoire that you enjoy yourself and that highlights your musical level, no matter what genres it belongs to. What you are going to show is your distinctiveness and personality as a musician. The program may be self-composed. It is assumed that the audition program shows skills in improvisation.

  • The audition program should be approx. 20 - 30 minutes long
  • Each recording (each song) should be delivered as a continuous, unedited recording that should not be more than 6 months old
  • The video material should contain interaction. The requirement can be deviated from if it is not possible to achieve this for practical reasons. In that case, you must explain why it has not been possible.
  • The video material should contain improvisation, in order for you to clearly show your soloist and ensemble abilities. The extent of improvisation and the type of improvisation is up to yourself to decide, based on your musical profile and genre
  • Together with the video material, you will submit a review of the audition program for round 1.

Round 2:

The second round will be a digital interview and will take place in week 10. Together with the video from round 1, this will form the basis for assessment and admission to the study programmes.

Conducting

Round 1

A self-produced video of your audition for Round 1 should be uploaded to YouTube and shared with the faculty by January 15. Together with the video link(s), you will also share a review of submitted video material; what the video link(s) contain. Information about how to share the video link(s) can be obtained in a separate e-mail received from the admission officer shortly after the application deadline.

The video must include following two things:

  1. Conducting two works that have a contrasting musical character. The works should be played from start to finish non-stop. Minimum 15 minutes
  2. Recording of a rehersal lead by the applicant. Minimum 10 minutes

Note:

  • The conductor's hands and face should be clearly visible in the video.
  • The ensemble/ensembles should consist of mimimum five musicians on a professional level, alternatively consisting of amateurs or students at a high musical/technical level

For important information and more tips on how to arrange your video recording, see the section Guidelines audition video for Extension Studies in Music Performance.  All about the entrance exams in music - video and week 10 you will find information about how the auditions will take place in the spring of 2022.

If you want accompaniment to your audition on your own instrument in round 2, please share the sheet music to the accompanist together with the video link(s) in round 1.

Round 2

Round 2 will consist of auditions in conducting, playing your own instrument, interview with a committee and a pracitcal test. The audition commence after a briefing with compulsory attendance at 09:00

Conducting audition

Applicants will conduct a chamber ensemble consisting of strings, woodwind/brass and piano. The audition will consist of both rehersal and performance.

REPERTOIRE:

  • Aaron Copland: Appalachian spring (original score from 1944 for 13 musicians)
  • Jean Sibelius: Valse triste

Audition with own instrument:

A high level of own instrument must be documented. Optional repertoire, with or without accompaniment for approximately 10 - 15 minutes.

Interview/practical test:

There will be an interview about the applicant's objective and motivation for the programme. During the interview the applicant will have the opportunity to ask questions to the committee and a representative from the administration.

A part of the interview will include a conversation about the repertoire for the conducted audition as well as a practical test that may contains the following:

  • Aural (chords, melodies, rhythms, correction of played rhythms and pitches in relation to a score)
  • Play the score on a piano
  • Instrumentation and instrument knowledge: Scope, transposing and playing techniques (band and orchestral instruments)
  • Repertoire insights (band and orchestra)
  • Harmonic analysis
  • Musical terminology

Applicants for classical percussion for Extension stuides, master's and PDM are not required to submit a video. Both rounds for Auditions are held in week 10 on campus Bjergsted in Stavanger.

Audition Program Submission

You will set up an audition programme for week 10 that you share with the faculty submitted in an email by January 15th. The audition program must include repertoire for both round 1 and round 2, and follow the requirements for each round. Information about how to share the audition program can be obtained in a separate e-mail received from the admission officer shortly after the application deadline.

Deadline for submission of audition programme: 15 January!

Choice of repertoire

For the audtions, you can choose between two different selections of repertoire; orchestral or soloist based. You must select one of the parts. The choice will guide academic content in the programme, including the master's project. The repertoire focus will not have consequences for other parts of the programme. The applicants for both repertoire elections shall, in the event of admission, carry out ordinary study: participate in orchestral projects, soloistic assignments and chamber music as well as performing ordinary exam repertoire.

Repertoire selection 1 - Orchestral audition
ROUND 1
  • A study for snare drum
  • A study for timpani
  • A melodic piece for 4 mallets
ROUND 2

15 orchestral excerpts, consists of the following:

  • 4 excerpts for snare drum
  • 4 excerpts for timpani
  • 2 excerpts for xylophone
  • 1 excerpt for glockenspiel
  • 1 excerpt for tamburine
  • 1 excerpt for A2 cymbals
  • 1 excerpt for triangle
  • 1 excerpt for bass drum
NOTE:
  • The applicant should assemble a programme of wide variety, to show as many different aspects as possible within the orchestral repertoire.
  • The applicant is expected to choose excerpts that reflects the repertoire of a professional audition.
Repertoire selection 2 - soloist/stage performance
ROUND 1
  • A study snare drum
  • A study for timpani
  • A melodic piece for 4 mallets
ROUND 2
  • A piece for a multi-setup. Use of electronics are allowed, In which case, the applicant must specify all technical instruments, and the piece must be approved by the faculty.
  • Two solos of own choice. These can also contains electronics ( same specs as above). Three orchestral excerpts can replace one piece of own choice.
  • Sight-reading
Interview/conversation

After the audition for round 2, there will be an interview about the applicant's objective and motivation for the programme. During the interview the applicant will have the opportunity to ask questions to the committee and a representative from the administration.

Suggested list for repertoire selection 1

The repertoire list is only indicative, not mandatory.

Snare drum:
  • J. Delécluse: Study no. 9
  • B. Lylloff: Århus Study no. 9
  • J. Delécluse: Test-claire
Timpani:
  • S. Monrad: Test for timpani
  • J. Delécluse: Study no. 29
  • E. Keune: Study no. 142
Marimba:
  • J. S. Bach: A movement from one of the partitas or the sonatas for violin
  • A. Lauro: Valse Venezolano No. 3
  • J. Druckman: a movement from Reflections on the Nature of Water
Suggested list for repertoire selection 2

The repertoire list is only indicative, not mandatory.

Snare drum:
  • N. Martinciow: Impressions or Tchik
  • J. Delécluse: Test Claire
  • S. Hodkinson: Kerberos
  • A. Masson: Prim or Kim
  • M. Markovitch: Tornado
Timpani:
  • J. Delécluse: one of the studies from Vingt études
  • J. Delécluse: study no. 29
  • B. Cambreling: Thor
  • A. Féron: Ta'wil
  • T. Ishiyanagi: Rhythm Graduatiom
  • E. Keune: Study 142
  • S. Monrad: Test for timpanists
Marimba:
  • P. Hurel: Loops 4
  • J. S. Bach: Chaconne from 2nd partita for violin (D minor)
  • K. Abe: Marimba d'amore
  • A. Vinao: Khan variations
  • J. Druckman: Reflections on the Nature of Water
  • B. Mantovani: Moi, Jeu
  • Y. Sueyoshi: Mirage
Vibraphone:
  • G. Burton (trans.: Errol Rackipov): Chega De Saudade
  • G. Pérotin: Étude 6
  • P. Hurel: Loops 2
  • P. Manoury: Solo de Vibraphone
  • M. Matalon: Short stories
  • Donatoni: Omar, 1st movement
Multi-setup:
  • B. Giner: Satz
  • K. Volans: She who sleeps with a small blanket
  • Y. Xenakis: Rebons A and B
  • D. Land: The anvil chorus

Video requirements:

All applicants to Extension studies must submit an audition video on your principal instrument. We recommend you start planning your audition video as soon as possible.

Requirements for video Round 1:

  • Start recording yourself well in advance of the submission deadline
  • It is allowed to deliver several different videos, for example, different works / pieces / songs can be recorded separately.
  • Each work must be delivered in the form of an unedited recording.
  • The video should contain the entire audition program for round 1 and comply with set repertoire requirements
  • Length of audition program can be found under repertoire requirements
  • We do not accept audio files.
  • We only accept Youtube-links.
  • The audition video must be up to date. Not older than 1 November, 2021

Important!

Remember to record yourself facing forward in order for us to see you play/sing/conduct. Be sure to check that the audio is ok and that you have uploaded the file to YouTube with the settings that give us the rights to play it.

Deadline to submit the audition video: 15 January.

Together with the video link(s), you must write and share a review of submitted video material; your audition program for Round 1.

You will receive a link to your e-mail in the beginning of January where you will receive information on how to share your audition video and audition programme.

NB! Conducting applicants: Video specifications and guidelines (length, content, level of ensemble, etc.) for applicants for conducting can be found here.

NB! Percussion applicants (classical): Information regarding repertoire and audition video can be found here.

NB! If you choose to apply for the subject combination VUA100 principal Instrument 30 ECTS (compulsory) and VIM100 Instrumental Studies - Intermediate Level you must submit an audition video on your secondary instrument.

If you are applying for more than one specialization (classical, jazz or conducting), you must submit an audition video and audition programme for each application.

Interview

If you are found qualified on your audition video, you will in round 2 be invited to an interview (via Zoom) with the committee and study administration in week 10. You will be informed approximately one week prior to the interview if this concerns you.

Admission letter, Rejection letter or Waiting list letter will be published in SøknadsWeb under ''My applications''. You will receive an e-mail when the results are ready. If you have any questions regarding your result of application you can contact us by email to music-dance@uis.no

Remember to reply

If you are offered letter of admission or waiting list letter you must remember to reply ''Yes'' or ''No'' in SøknadsWeb within the mentioned deadline. Information regarding deadline is shared in the admission letter/waiting list letter.

The Extension Studies programme in Music Performance consists of 2 courses of 30 credits each. The course Instrumental/vocal main area (VUA100) is mandatory, and you must therefore apply for the course which you wish to combine the main instrument instruction.

The programme offers different choices. For the academic year 2022/2023, you can choose from these course combinations:

  • Instrument/vocal and chamber music/ensemble (VKA100)
  • Instrument/vocal and chamber music accompaniment (VAK100)
  • Instrument/vocal and chamber music early repertoire (VTM100)
  • Instrument/vocal and instrumental intermediate (VIM100)
  • Instrument/vocal and arrangement/composition and interpretation (VAR100)

If you choose a combination course on an instrument other than your main instrument, you must submit 2 separate audition programs for video assessment. For detailed information about the course combination, please see Study plan and courses in the beginning of this article.

You can choose the desired course combination in the additional application form that is submitted by the application deadline.

NB! We reserve the right to cancel elective course.

Rules and requirements for Faculty of Performing Arts

This regulation applies for admission to all study programmes at the Faculty of Performing Arts with a performing main profile, based on the academic standards for performing and creative music education in Norway.

These rules and regulations apply for admission to the following studies:

  • One-year programme in performing music
  • Bachelor's degree in performing music
  • Extension Studies in Music Performance
  • Master in Music Performance
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance

Adopted by IR/IMD on 30 September 2008. Revised and adopted by the Quality Committee/ Department of Music and Dance 4 September 2012. Last revised and adopted by the Quality Committee/Faculty of Performing Arts on 23 October 2018.

The admissions regulations for the Faculty of Performing Arts are based on the FOR-2007-01-31-173: Regulations relating to admission to higher education, and the current supplementary rules established by the UiS Regulations last updated February 2018.

Conceptual explanations

Principal instrument: Applicants' primary performing instrument.

Principal discipline: Instrument, vocals/song, composition.

Auditions/performing test: audition on main discipline.

1. Basis for admission

1.1 Applicants for a bachelor's degree in music performance/one-year programme in music performance must document general study competence (GSK).

Alternatively, applicants over 25, who do not meet the requirements for general study competence, can request to have their qualifications assessed based on other relevant alternative qualifications. The applicant must turn 25 the year in which the applicant applies for admission.

1.2 Applicants for a Master's degree in music performance must document completed lower degree studies in music, preferably a 3- or 4-year Bachelor's degree with instrumental training courses of at least 90 credits.

1.3 Applicants for Extension Studies in Music Performance must document completed lower degree programmes, preferably a 3- or 4-year Bachelor's Programme in Music Performance

1.4 Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance must document the completed master's degree in music performance.

1.5 Applications for approval of other education/courses as part of the programme they are applying for will be decided in accordance with the Faculty's guidelines. Information and application forms can be found on the Faculty's website. The application deadline is 20 August the year you start your studies.

2. Admission

2.1 The dean's decision regarding admission will be made after auditions have been held. The dean regulates admission according to:

- the committee's assessment and ranking

- results from the theory and hearing audition

- consideration for instrumental/vocal crew

- other resource considerations

2.2 The study administration communicate the dean's decision to the applicants. Applicants who receive an offer of admission/or a waiting list must register an answer in SøknadsWeb within the specified deadline.

2.3 Case processing of applicants is confidential and exempt from public disclosure.

3. Appointment of Committees

3.1 The Committee for the individual principal disciplines is appointed by the head of department and consists of at least two teachers, at least one of which shall represent the main discipline in which the applicant is auditioning for. The committee's representatives have the right to speak and vote. Student representatives, appointed by the student council at the Faculty, have the right to be present as an observer during the auditions, but do not have the right to speak.

3.2 The committee is responsible for:

1) assessment of qualifications and skills

2) ranking of applicants according to the achieved score and the frame set by the head of department/dean (cf. section 4)

The Committee assesses the applicants to be qualified or ineligible. The committee then ranks qualified applicants within the main discipline or instrument group. The results are collected by study administration and presented to the leaders of the departments, with a final decision by the dean.

3.3  In the event of any auditions on a supporting instrument, the Committee will consider the applicant's audition to be qualified or ineligible.

3.4 Formal errors in the completion of the auditions can be appealed (cf. section 10).

4.Administration of audition to studies in music performance at the Faculty of Performing Arts

4.1 Applicants are invited to auditions according to the scheduled plan at least 2 weeks before the admission week.

Grading test results is done on the basis of three sub-tests:

1) audition (principal instrument)

2) music theory / aural comprehension test

3) interview

Passed audition in music theory and aural comprehension test taken externally or at another educational institution in the same academic year may be assessed as approved, if this can be documented.

4.3 The Audition is conducted on the basis of defined repertoire requirements published on Faculty's website.

4.4. If there are many applicants for a main discipline, the audition will be prolonged for a total of two days

4.5 Applicants must have a minimum score in each of the sub tests; main instrument and musical theory/ aural comprehension test, to be assessed for admission.

4.6 Upon completion of the auditions an appointed committee consisting of administrative representatives shall conduct a conversation/interview with the applicant. During the conversation, the applicant will have the opportunity to ask questions about the study programme.

4.7 If no admission can be offered to qualified/approved applicants, they will be put on a waiting list. Applicants placed on a waiting list after the first round of admission will not automatically take precedence over approved applicants in the secondary admission (cf. section 5.4).

4.8 Department managers present proposals for admission to the dean based on professional assessments and resources. The dean makes the final decision regarding admissions.

5. Offer of Admission

5.1 Applicants are informed by e-mail and in SøknadsWeb about offers, waiting lists or rejections.

5.2 If an applicant does not confirm the offer of admission, it will be offered to another approved applicant or secondary applicant. Offer does not necessarily apply within the same principal instrument. Applicants placed on a waiting list after the primary recording will compete with secondary applicants.

5.3 Students with an admission who are on leave from performing studies for one year or more will normally be required to complete a new principal instrument audition in order to verify required level.

5.4 The right to commence study programmes is reserved.

6. Postponed Audition

6.1 Applicants who, due to illness or such, can apply for a postponed audition. A postponed audition will take place if the faculty has available admissions

7. Secondary Admissions

7.1 Applicants who, due to illness or such, cannot perform primary auditions at the specified time, may request to take part in auditions during secondary auditions.

7.2 Secondary auditions may be arranged if, after primary admission, there are available admissions. Available admissions depend on the capacity of the applicant's principal instrument. Secondary auditions are arranged for applicants who did not have the opportunity to attend the primary audition, as well as for any new applicants (cf. section 4)

7.3 Admission of secondary applicants is determined by the head of department and dean in accordance with the same procedures as mentioned in section 2.

8. Video recording as a basis for assessment.

8.1 A video recording with good sound quality can be used as a basis for an audition in the principal instrument in connection with admission of exchange students and applicants who have a residential address outside the Nordic region.

9. Admission of exchange students

9.1 International students who wish to study through exchange programmes are assessed academically by the faculty's teachers.

10. Access to complaints

10.1 Complaints about formal errors in admission are first dealt with by the faculty. If the faculty's original decision is upheld, and the applicant chooses to uphold the appeal, the appeal will be forwarded to the university's appeals board. Pursuant to Sections 28 and 29 of the Public Administration Act, decisions may be appealed in writing within 3 weeks after the letter is received. The complaint is sent to the University of Stavanger.

Where there are linguistic differences the Norwegian version is the official version.

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How to apply for Extension Studies in Music Performance - Nordic countries

The following information is only relevant for applicants who have a Norwegian identification number or are from one of the Nordic countries. If you do not have a Norwegian identification number or are not from one of the Nordic countries, you must follow the instructions under ''How to apply for admission to Extension Studies in Music Performance - International applicants''.

Admission Autumn 2022 - Digital auditions

All applicants for performing music studies must complete 2 rounds of auditions. A self-produced video recording will be submitted to the faculty by 15 January as round 1. Round 2 will be held on our campus in Stavanger in week 10. Round 2 is only for applicants who are found eligible from submitted video.

In the articles below you will find everything you need to know about video recording, repertoire requirements and the auditions in week 10.

When can I apply?

SøknadsWeb is open from 1 November-15 December.

  • Apply through SøknadsWeb within 15 December.
  • On the receipt page in SøknadsWeb, as well as in the receipt email you receive, you will find a link to the additional application form. The form must be completed and submitted within the application deadline in order for you to have the opportunity to share your video with the faculty.
  • In order for your application to be considered for admission, it is required that all the necessary application documents (diploma, transcript of grades, a certificate of language proficiency, etc.) are uploaded in SøknadsWeb, and that the additional application form is completed within the deadline
  • Applicants for performing music studies must complete 2 rounds of auditions. Round 1 is a self-produced video recording. Round 2 is held on the Bjergsted campus in Stavanger. Round 2 is only for applicants found eligible from submitted video
  • Information about how to share the video link(s) can be obtained in a separate e-mail received from the admission officer shortly after the application deadline
  • Deadline for sharing the video is 15 January
  • Together with the video link(s), you will also share a review of submitted video material; what the video link(s) contain and information about your complete audition program for round 2 and sheet music for the accompanist
  • Start planning video recording early. The trial program for both Round 1 and Round 2 must comply with established repertoire requirements. Read more about repertoire requirements, as well as specifications for video submission in the articles audition programmes for extended music studies in music performance and Guidelines audition video for Extension Studies in Music Performance
  • You will recieve assessment of your video by email.
  • If you are found eligible after the video assessment, you will be invited to round 2
  • Round 2 takes place on campus Bjergsted in week 10 and consists of auditions and interviews with a professional committee and the study administration
  • Results of your application will be published in SøknadsWeb no later than the end of week 11
  • Remember to reply to the offer and/or the waiting list in SøknadsWeb within the specified deadline

Who can apply for the extension studies in music performance?

All applicants with a Norwegian social security number, as well as applicants from the Nordic countries, can apply for ordinary admission via SøknadsWeb, as long as the admission requirements are met.

The programme is also open to international applicants (without a Norwegian social security number and resident outside the Nordic region) who can document a certificate of English proficiency in accordance with UiS's regulations for international admission, in addition to formal admission requirements. Read more about our studies offered to international applicants.

You can apply for the fields of classical, jazz/improvisation and conducting.

Application documents - what do you need to upload in SøknadsWeb?

  • Diploma and transcript of grades with completed and obtained bachelor's degree in performing music
  • Certificate of English proficiency
  • Other certificates and references if desired

If the bachelor's degree is completed in the spring of the same year as you apply, confirmation from the place of study and a preliminary transcript of grades must be uploaded in SøknadsWeb.

Round 1 - Video audition

All applicants for Extension studies in music performance must complete round 1 Audition of their main instrument on video uploaded to YouTube. Deadline for submitting video is 15 January. Video link(s) will be included in a separate email sent from the admission officer in December. Read more about specifications for recording video and sharing this under Submission of self-produced video - round 1

Round 2 - Audition and interview in week 10

All applicants found eligible after assessment of submitted video will be invited to round 2 in week 10. In round 2 there will be auditions and interviews on the Bjergsted campus in Stavanger. Read more about how the audtions are conducted in the article all about auditions in music - video in week 10

When your application has been reviewed by the admission officer, you will receive an e-mail confirming this.

File format

We want you to use the PDF file format. All attachments you upload should be a picture of your original documents (do not scan copies). A check of the original diploma may be initiated at the beginning of the term

Achieved bachelor degree

In order to be admitted to Extension Studies in Music Performance Programme a completed Bachelor Degree in Music Performance (minimum 180 ECTS) is required. At least 90 ECTS of the Bachelor programme must consist of music performance subjects.

Language requirement

As a general requirement for admission to Extension Studies in Music Performance, all applicants must document proficiency in English on advanced level through an international test, recognized by the University of Stavanger. UiS does not offer any preparatory courses in English. Please see English language requirements for detailed information regarding required score.

In some cases we offer conditional admission letters if the test results are below the required score. In this case, the Faculty of Performing Arts may evaluate your language proficiency through an arranged interview. You have until 1st of July to show a valid test. After the mentioned deadline, you may contact music-dance@uis.no to ask about the possibility to have your English language proficiency evaluated through an interview.

Pass the audition

Auditions for each study programme must be passed in order to be assessed for admission.

In addition to obtaining a bachelor's degree, you must be found qualified after auditions that are assessed on the subject of submitted video material (round 1) and regular auditions and interviews on campus (round 2).

Note!

The extension studies in music performance is carried out as an on-campus study. This means that attendance at the faculty is mandatory during the teaching weeks.

Classical

Round 1

A self-produced video of your audition for Round 1 should be uploaded to YouTube and shared with the faculty by January 15. Together with the video link(s), you will also share a review of submitted video material; what the video link(s) contain. Information about how to share the video link(s) can be obtained in a separate e-mail received from the admission officer shortly after the application deadline.

No guidelines have been given for repertoire/audition programmes for the principal instrument for further education in addition to percussion (see further down the page for repertoire requirements for percussion). The Audition is based on the applicant writing a proposal of approx. 20 - 30 minutes of audition program, where the level is expected to be approximately the same as on auditions for the master's degree. One of the works should have a high degree of difficulty.

For round 1 (video recording), submit a 15 minute recording of your total audition program

Round 2

For round 2 (week 10 in Stavanger), the entire given audition program is prepared, including what is delivered on video. The repertoire is performed with an accompanist.

Length of full audition program in round 2: approx. 20 - 30 minutes.

Your full audition program for round 2 and sheet music to the accompanist should be shared together with the video link(s) of round 1.

For important information and more tips on how to arrange your video recording, see the section Submission of self-produced video - round 1. In the article Alt about the entrance exams in music - video and week 10 you will find information about how the auditions will take place in the spring of 2022.

Repertoire requirements for classical percussion:

Video specifications and guidelines (length, content, guidelines) will be available by November 1.

Jazz

Round 1

A self-produced video of your audition for Round 1 should be uploaded to YouTube and shared with the faculty by January 15. Together with the video link(s), you will also share a review of submitted video material; what the video link(s) contain. Information about how to share the video link(s) can be obtained in a separate e-mail received from the admission officer shortly after the application deadline.

There are basically no guidelines on the choice of audition program for further education, but it is important that you choose the repertoire that you enjoy yourself and that highlights your musical level, no matter which genres it belongs to. What you are going to show is your distinctiveness and personality as a musician. The program may be self-composed. It is assumed that the audition program shows skills in improvisation.

  • The audition program should be approx. 20 - 30 minutes long
  • Round 1; please send a 15 minute recording of your total audition program
  • Each recording (each song) should be delivered as a continuous, unedited recording that should not be more than 6 months old
  • The video material should contain interaction. Exceptions can be made to this requirement if, for practical reasons, it is impossible to achieve interaction. If so, you must explain why it has not been possible
  • The video material should normally contain improvisation, so that you can clearly show your soloist and ensemble abilities. The extent of improvisation and the type of improvisation is up to yourself to decide, based on your musical profile and type of genre
  • Together with the video material, you will submit a review of the audition program for round 1, a review of the total audition program for round 2, as well as sheet music if you want accompaniment from the faculty

For round 1 (video recording), submit a 15 minute recording of your total audition program

Round 2

The entire stated repertoire of 20 - 30 minutes should be prepared for round 2, also what is submitted on video. The repertoire is performed with accompaniment.

The faculty provides its own accompaniment for all auditions, but jazz applicants for extension studies in music performance, master's degrees or PDM have the opportunity to use their own accompaniment during the audition round 2 if desired.

For important information and more tips on how to arrange your video recording, see the section Submission of self-produced video - round 1. In the article Alt about the entrance exams in music - video and week 10 you will find information about how the entrance exams will take place in the spring of 2022.

Conducting

Round 1

A self-produced video of your audition for Round 1 should be uploaded to YouTube and shared with the faculty by January 15. Together with the video link(s), you will also share a review of submitted video material; what the video link(s) contain. Information about how to share the video link(s) can be obtained in a separate e-mail received from the admission officer shortly after the application deadline.

The video must include following two things:

  1. Conducting two works that have a contrasting musical character. The works should be played from start to finish non-stop. Minimum 15 minutes
  2. Recording of a rehersal lead by the applicant. Minimum 10 minutes

Note:

  • The conductor's hands and face should be clearly visible in the video.
  • The ensemble/ensembles should consist of mimimum five musicians on a professional level, alternatively consisting of amateurs or students at a high musical/technical level

For important information and more tips on how to arrange your video recording, see the section Guidelines audition video for Extension Studies in Music Performance.  All about the entrance exams in music - video and week 10 you will find information about how the auditions will take place in the spring of 2022.

If you want accompaniment to your audition on your own instrument in round 2, please share the sheet music to the accompanist together with the video link(s) in round 1.

Round 2

Round 2 will consist of auditions in conducting, playing your own instrument, interview with a committee and a pracitcal test. The audition commence after a briefing with compulsory attendance at 09:00

Conducting audition

Applicants will conduct a chamber ensemble consisting of strings, woodwind/brass and piano. The audition will consist of both rehersal and performance.

REPERTOIRE:

  • Aaron Copland: Appalachian spring (original score from 1944 for 13 musicians)
  • Jean Sibelius: Valse triste

Audition with own instrument:

A high level of own instrument must be documented. Optional repertoire, with or without accompaniment for approximately 10 - 15 minutes.

Interview/practical test:

There will be an interview about the applicant's objective and motivation for the programme. During the interview the applicant will have the opportunity to ask questions to the committee and a representative from the administration.

A part of the interview will include a conversation about the repertoire for the conducted audition as well as a practical test that may contains the following:

  • Aural (chords, melodies, rhythms, correction of played rhythms and pitches in relation to a score)
  • Play the score on a piano
  • Instrumentation and instrument knowledge: Scope, transposing and playing techniques (band and orchestral instruments)
  • Repertoire insights (band and orchestra)
  • Harmonic analysis
  • Musical terminology

Note!

If you apply for the course Instrumental principal Instrument (VUA100) with conducting, this will be combined with another 30 credits course to form a full-time study of 60 credits. If you wish to combine main instrument conducting with a topic on another instrument, video of 2 separate audition programmes must be submitted.

Video specifications and guidelines (length, content, guidelines) will be available by November 1.

Applicants for classical percussion for Extension stuides, master's and PDM are not required to submit a video. Both rounds for Auditions are held in week 10 on campus Bjergsted in Stavanger.

Audition Program Submission

You will set up an audition programme for week 10 that you share with the faculty submitted in an email by January 15th. The audition program must include repertoire for both round 1 and round 2, and follow the requirements for each round. Information about how to share the audition program can be obtained in a separate e-mail received from the admission officer shortly after the application deadline.

Deadline for submission of audition programme: 15 January!

Choice of repertoire

For the audtions, you can choose between two different selections of repertoire; orchestral or soloist based. You must select one of the parts. The choice will guide academic content in the programme, including the master's project. The repertoire focus will not have consequences for other parts of the programme. The applicants for both repertoire elections shall, in the event of admission, carry out ordinary study: participate in orchestral projects, soloistic assignments and chamber music as well as performing ordinary exam repertoire.

Repertoire selection 1 - Orchestral audition
ROUND 1
  • A study for snare drum
  • A study for timpani
  • A melodic piece for 4 mallets
ROUND 2

15 orchestral excerpts, consists of the following:

  • 4 excerpts for snare drum
  • 4 excerpts for timpani
  • 2 excerpts for xylophone
  • 1 excerpt for glockenspiel
  • 1 excerpt for tamburine
  • 1 excerpt for A2 cymbals
  • 1 excerpt for triangle
  • 1 excerpt for bass drum
NOTE:
  • The applicant should assemble a programme of wide variety, to show as many different aspects as possible within the orchestral repertoire.
  • The applicant is expected to choose excerpts that reflects the repertoire of a professional audition.
Repertoire selection 2 - soloist/stage performance
ROUND 1
  • A study snare drum
  • A study for timpani
  • A melodic piece for 4 mallets
ROUND 2
  • A piece for a multi-setup. Use of electronics are allowed, In which case, the applicant must specify all technical instruments, and the piece must be approved by the faculty.
  • Two solos of own choice. These can also contains electronics ( same specs as above). Three orchestral excerpts can replace one piece of own choice.
  • Sight-reading
Interview/conversation

After the audition for round 2, there will be an interview about the applicant's objective and motivation for the programme. During the interview the applicant will have the opportunity to ask questions to the committee and a representative from the administration.

Suggested list for repertoire selection 1

The repertoire list is only indicative, not mandatory.

Snare drum:
  • J. Delécluse: Study no. 9
  • B. Lylloff: Århus Study no. 9
  • J. Delécluse: Test-claire
Timpani:
  • S. Monrad: Test for timpani
  • J. Delécluse: Study no. 29
  • E. Keune: Study no. 142
Marimba:
  • J. S. Bach: A movement from one of the partitas or the sonatas for violin
  • A. Lauro: Valse Venezolano No. 3
  • J. Druckman: a movement from Reflections on the Nature of Water
Suggested list for repertoire selection 2

The repertoire list is only indicative, not mandatory.

Snare drum:
  • N. Martinciow: Impressions or Tchik
  • J. Delécluse: Test Claire
  • S. Hodkinson: Kerberos
  • A. Masson: Prim or Kim
  • M. Markovitch: Tornado
Timpani:
  • J. Delécluse: one of the studies from Vingt études
  • J. Delécluse: study no. 29
  • B. Cambreling: Thor
  • A. Féron: Ta'wil
  • T. Ishiyanagi: Rhythm Graduatiom
  • E. Keune: Study 142
  • S. Monrad: Test for timpanists
Marimba:
  • P. Hurel: Loops 4
  • J. S. Bach: Chaconne from 2nd partita for violin (D minor)
  • K. Abe: Marimba d'amore
  • A. Vinao: Khan variations
  • J. Druckman: Reflections on the Nature of Water
  • B. Mantovani: Moi, Jeu
  • Y. Sueyoshi: Mirage
Vibraphone:
  • G. Burton (trans.: Errol Rackipov): Chega De Saudade
  • G. Pérotin: Étude 6
  • P. Hurel: Loops 2
  • P. Manoury: Solo de Vibraphone
  • M. Matalon: Short stories
  • Donatoni: Omar, 1st movement
Multi-setup:
  • B. Giner: Satz
  • K. Volans: She who sleeps with a small blanket
  • Y. Xenakis: Rebons A and B
  • D. Land: The anvil chorus

The Extension Studies programme in Music Performance consists of 2 courses of 30 credits each. The course Instrumental/vocal main area (VUA100) is mandatory, and you must therefore apply for the course which you wish to combine the main instrument instruction.

The programme offers different choices. For the academic year 2022/2023, you can choose from these course combinations:

  • Instrument/vocal and chamber music/ensemble (VKA100)
  • Instrument/vocal and chamber music accompaniment (VAK100)
  • Instrument/vocal and chamber music early repertoire (VTM100)
  • Instrument/vocal and instrumental intermediate (VIM100)
  • Instrument/vocal and arrangement/composition and interpretation (VAR100)

If you choose a combination course on an instrument other than your principal instrument, you must submit 2 separate audition programs for video assessment. For detailed information about the course combination, please see Study plan and courses in the beginning of this article.

You can choose the desired course combination in the additional application form that is submitted by the application deadline.

NB! We reserve the right to cancel elective course.

Round 1 - Video recording spesifications:

  • Start recording yourself well in advance of the submission deadline
  • It is allowed to deliver several different videos, for example, different works / pieces / songs can be recorded separately.
  • Each work must be delivered in the form of an unedited recording.
  • The video should contain the entire audition program for round 1 and comply with set repertoire requirements
  • Length of audition program can be found under repertoire requirements
  • We do not accept audio files.
  • We only accept Youtube-links.
  • The audition video must be up to date. Not older than 1 November, 2021

Note!

Remember to record yourself facing forward in order for us to see you play/sing/conduct. Be sure to check that the audio is ok and that you have uploaded the file to YouTube with the settings that give us rights to play it.

Deadline for submitting video is 15 January.

Together with the video link(s), you will also share a review of submitted video material; your audition program for Round 1. In addition, you must share your full audition program for a round 2, as well as sheet music to the accompanist/band.

Information about how to share the video link(s) can be obtained in a separate e-mail received from the admission officer shortly after the application deadline. In the email you will find a link to an online additional application form.

In order to be able to send us a self-produced video of your audition for round 1, you must have completed the application form and uploaded all mandatory documents in SøknadsWeb within the application deadline. If video is also received within the deadline, your application will be further assessed for round 2 by the appointed committee.

Round 1 - assessment of Video

All applicants for performing music studies must audition for round 1 with their principal instrument on video uploaded to YouTube. It is wise to start scheduling the video recording as soon as possible.

If you have several application options and your applications apply to assessments to two different fields of study (for instance, both jazz and classical), you must send video of two separate audition programs.

The last deadline for submitting video is 15 January.

Video link(s) and mention of video material/audition program for round 1 are included in separate e-mail received from the amission officer shortly after the application deadline. Together with the video link(s), you must also share a review of your full audition program for a round 2, as well as sheet music to the accompanist/band.

The appointed committee will assess all auditions submitted as soon as possible after January 15.

Read more about specifications for recording video and sharing this under Submission of audition video - round 1.

Round 2 - Audition and interview, week 10

If the Committee finds you qualified on your principal instrument after a video assessment, you will be invited to round 2 in Stavanger in week 10. Round 2 consists of auditions and interviews. 30 minutes of auditions are set aside for each qualified applicant, and one must be prepared to perform the entire audition program.

The committee that assesses your audition in round 2 is the same one that assesses your video for round 1. Within the scheduled probationary period, an interview will also take place in which a representative from the student administration participates. During the interview, you will have the opportunity to explain your objective and motivation for the programme, while at the same time you will have the opportunity to ask questions to both the teacher and the student administration.

You will receive a separate invitation to round 2 by e-mail at the beginning of February.

  • The Faculty of Performing Arts and our campus Bjergsted are located just outside Stavanger city centre, in Bjergstedparken
  • The auditions take place in the main building
  • Briefing meetings are held in Eikenessalen every day in week 10, both at 09:00 and 13:00 - which orientation meeting to attend can be found in the invitation sent to you in January/February
  • The orientation meeting is mandatory for all applicants invited to round 2
  • There will be attendance registration in the foyer prior to each orientation meeting
  • You can find your exact time for auditions with interviews in TimeEdit, the faculty's schedule system - the audition times are published at the end of week 9, but small changes are reserved right up to the trial day
  • On the ground floor of the main building you will find several rooms for warm-ups
  • The Faculty will provide its own accompanists/band to all auditions in Round 2, provided that sheet music are received by 15 January.
  • If desired applicants for Jazz to Extension studies in music performance have the opportunity to use their own accompanimentband during the audition round 2.

Secondary auditions

If something unforeseen should happen and, for example, you are not given the opportunity to submit video within the deadline, you will be able to transfer your application to secondary audition that are usually arranged in May/June. Please observe that the secondary auditions are only carried out for instruments and for study places if there are vacancies after primary admission.

The Faculty publishes important news regarding applications and admissions during the period when SøknadsWeb is open until all offers are published on our website

Admission letter, Rejection letter or Waiting list letter will be published in SøknadsWeb under ''My applications''. You will receive an e-mail when the results are ready.

If you have any questions about your offer, refusal or waiting list place, you can send us an e-mail to music-dance@uis.no

Remember to reply

If you are offered letter of admission or waiting list letter you must remember to reply ''Yes'' or ''No'' in SøknadsWeb within the mentioned deadline. Information regarding deadline is shared in the admission letter/waiting list letter.

Rules and requirements for Faculty of Performing Arts

This regulation applies for admission to all study programmes at the Faculty of Performing Arts with a performing main profile, based on the academic standards for performing and creative music education in Norway.

These rules and regulations apply for admission to the following studies:

  • One-year programme in performing music
  • Bachelor's degree in performing music
  • Extension Studies in Music Performance
  • Master in Music Performance
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance

Adopted by IR/IMD on 30 September 2008. Revised and adopted by the Quality Committee/ Department of Music and Dance 4 September 2012. Last revised and adopted by the Quality Committee/Faculty of Performing Arts on 23 October 2018.

The admissions regulations for the Faculty of Performing Arts are based on the FOR-2007-01-31-173: Regulations relating to admission to higher education, and the current supplementary rules established by the UiS Regulations last updated February 2018.

Conceptual explanations

Principal instrument: Applicants' primary performing instrument.

Principal discipline: Instrument, vocals/song, composition.

Auditions/performing test: audition on main discipline.

1. Basis for admission

1.1 Applicants for a bachelor's degree in music performance/one-year programme in music performance must document general study competence (GSK).

Alternatively, applicants over 25, who do not meet the requirements for general study competence, can request to have their qualifications assessed based on other relevant alternative qualifications. The applicant must turn 25 the year in which the applicant applies for admission.

1.2 Applicants for a Master's degree in music performance must document completed lower degree studies in music, preferably a 3- or 4-year Bachelor's degree with instrumental training courses of at least 90 credits.

1.3 Applicants for Extension Studies in Music Performance must document completed lower degree programmes, preferably a 3- or 4-year Bachelor's Programme in Music Performance

1.4 Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance must document the completed master's degree in music performance.

1.5 Applications for approval of other education/courses as part of the programme they are applying for will be decided in accordance with the Faculty's guidelines. Information and application forms can be found on the Faculty's website. The application deadline is 20 August the year you start your studies.

2. Admission

2.1 The dean's decision regarding admission will be made after auditions have been held. The dean regulates admission according to:

- the committee's assessment and ranking

- results from the theory and hearing audition

- consideration for instrumental/vocal crew

- other resource considerations

2.2 The study administration communicate the dean's decision to the applicants. Applicants who receive an offer of admission/or a waiting list must register an answer in SøknadsWeb within the specified deadline.

2.3 Case processing of applicants is confidential and exempt from public disclosure.

3. Appointment of Committees

3.1 The Committee for the individual principal disciplines is appointed by the head of department and consists of at least two teachers, at least one of which shall represent the main discipline in which the applicant is auditioning for. The committee's representatives have the right to speak and vote. Student representatives, appointed by the student council at the Faculty, have the right to be present as an observer during the auditions, but do not have the right to speak.

3.2 The committee is responsible for:

1) assessment of qualifications and skills

2) ranking of applicants according to the achieved score and the frame set by the head of department/dean (cf. section 4)

The Committee assesses the applicants to be qualified or ineligible. The committee then ranks qualified applicants within the main discipline or instrument group. The results are collected by study administration and presented to the leaders of the departments, with a final decision by the dean.

3.3  In the event of any auditions on a supporting instrument, the Committee will consider the applicant's audition to be qualified or ineligible.

3.4 Formal errors in the completion of the auditions can be appealed (cf. section 10).

4.Administration of audition to studies in music performance at the Faculty of Performing Arts

4.1 Applicants are invited to auditions according to the scheduled plan at least 2 weeks before the admission week.

Grading test results is done on the basis of three sub-tests:

1) audition (principal instrument)

2) music theory / aural comprehension test

3) interview

Passed audition in music theory and aural comprehension test taken externally or at another educational institution in the same academic year may be assessed as approved, if this can be documented.

4.3 The Audition is conducted on the basis of defined repertoire requirements published on Faculty's website.

4.4. If there are many applicants for a main discipline, the audition will be prolonged for a total of two days

4.5 Applicants must have a minimum score in each of the sub tests; main instrument and musical theory/ aural comprehension test, to be assessed for admission.

4.6 Upon completion of the auditions an appointed committee consisting of administrative representatives shall conduct a conversation/interview with the applicant. During the conversation, the applicant will have the opportunity to ask questions about the study programme.

4.7 If no admission can be offered to qualified/approved applicants, they will be put on a waiting list. Applicants placed on a waiting list after the first round of admission will not automatically take precedence over approved applicants in the secondary admission (cf. section 5.4).

4.8 Department managers present proposals for admission to the dean based on professional assessments and resources. The dean makes the final decision regarding admissions.

5. Offer of Admission

5.1 Applicants are informed by e-mail and in SøknadsWeb about offers, waiting lists or rejections.

5.2 If an applicant does not confirm the offer of admission, it will be offered to another approved applicant or secondary applicant. Offer does not necessarily apply within the same principal instrument. Applicants placed on a waiting list after the primary recording will compete with secondary applicants.

5.3 Students with an admission who are on leave from performing studies for one year or more will normally be required to complete a new principal instrument audition in order to verify required level.

5.4 The right to commence study programmes is reserved.

6. Postponed Audition

6.1 Applicants who, due to illness or such, can apply for a postponed audition. A postponed audition will take place if the faculty has available admissions

7. Secondary Admissions

7.1 Applicants who, due to illness or such, cannot perform primary auditions at the specified time, may request to take part in auditions during secondary auditions.

7.2 Secondary auditions may be arranged if, after primary admission, there are available admissions. Available admissions depend on the capacity of the applicant's principal instrument. Secondary auditions are arranged for applicants who did not have the opportunity to attend the primary audition, as well as for any new applicants (cf. section 4)

7.3 Admission of secondary applicants is determined by the head of department and dean in accordance with the same procedures as mentioned in section 2.

8. Video recording as a basis for assessment.

8.1 A video recording with good sound quality can be used as a basis for an audition in the principal instrument in connection with admission of exchange students and applicants who have a residential address outside the Nordic region.

9. Admission of exchange students

9.1 International students who wish to study through exchange programmes are assessed academically by the faculty's teachers.

10. Access to complaints

10.1 Complaints about formal errors in admission are first dealt with by the faculty. If the faculty's original decision is upheld, and the applicant chooses to uphold the appeal, the appeal will be forwarded to the university's appeals board. Pursuant to Sections 28 and 29 of the Public Administration Act, decisions may be appealed in writing within 3 weeks after the letter is received. The complaint is sent to the University of Stavanger.

Where there are linguistic differences the Norwegian version is the official version.

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    University of the Arts the Hague

    The Royal Conservatoire the Hague (Koninklijk Conservatorium) at the University of the Arts the Hague was founded by King William I in 1826, making it the oldest conservatoire in the Netherlands.

    Academy of Music, Cracow

    The Academy of Music in Kraków was founded in 1888 by the eminent Polish composer Władysław Żeleński.

    Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

    The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania, was founded by Composer Juozas Naujalis in 1933.

    MUSIKENE - Superior Music Conservatory of Basque Country

    MUSIKENE (Centro superior de música del Pais Vasco) is located in San Sebastián, in the Basque region of Spain.

    Higher College of Music, Salamanca

    Birmingham City University

    Birmingham City University is a university in Birmingham, England. Initially established as the Birmingham College of Art with roots dating back to 1843, it was designated as a polytechnic in 1971 and gained university status in 1992.

    University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

    Composer Hans Huber, director of the general music school Allgemeine Musikschule founded in 1867, founded in 1905 a conservatory, the first of its kind in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

    Academy of Music Franz Liszt Weimar

    The University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar in Germany was founded in 1872 by Carl Müllerhartung, the student of Franz Liszt.

    Hochschule für Musik und Theater München

    Hochschule für Musik Detmold

    Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts

    During the eighteenth century, Mannheim was the home of the "Mannheim School" of classical music composers.

    Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

    University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz

    The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz was given its present name in 1970, but goes back to the founding of the Singschule in 1816.

    University Mozarteum Salzburg

    Mozarteum University Salzburg, in German Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, was founded by Mozart’s widow in 1814 and it got its present name in 1908.

    Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

    I tillegg til dans og musikk tilbyr Academy of Performing Arts også utdanning innen teater og film/TV. Med sine over 1.000 studenter er den Slovakia sin største kunstneriske utdanningsinstitusjon.

  • Denmark

    Syddansk Musikkonservatorium og Skuespillerskole

    SDMK - Danish National Academy of Music has campuses in both Odense and Esbjerg, and not all their educations are offered both places.

     

    Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium

    The Royal Danish Academy of Music is the oldest professional institution of musical education in Denmark as well as the largest, with approximately 400 students. It was founded in 1825.

    Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium

    The Royal Academy of Music is a conservatoire and state institution that was established in 1927, located in both Aarhus and Aalborg.

  • Finland

    University of the Arts Helsinki

    The Sibelius Academy is part of the University of the Arts Helsinki and a university-level music school which operates in Helsinki and Kuopio, Finland. The university is among the biggest European music universities with roughly 1,900 enrolled students.

  • Sweden

    Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm

    The Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH), established 1771, is one of the world's oldest music academies, founded by Gustav III.

    Göteborgs universitet

    Göteborg er Sveriges nest største by. Her blir man aldri mett på inntrykk med supre shoppingmuligheter, koselige kafeer, flotte museer og ikke minst en skjærgård med mange flotte steder, severdigheter og øyer å besøke.

    Musikhögskolan Ingesund

    The Ingesund Academy of Music is a music academy in Arvika and part of Karlstad University.

    Örebro universitet

    Ôrebro Universitets visjon er å være "a university that leads towards a knowledge-driven society".

  • Belgium

    'Erasmus' College, Brussels

    The Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel (KCB) is a School of Arts of Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts (EhB).

  • Italy

    Conservatorio di Musica santa Cecilia

    The birth of the institution dates back to 1875 thanks to Giovanni Sgambati and Ettore Pinelli as part of the reorganization of education operated by the Savoy state.

    Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali G. Briccialdi di Terni

    The Higher Institute of Musical Studies "G. Briccialdi" of Terni is located on the three floors of a prestigious Renaissance building in the historic center of the city.

    Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito di Parma

    The history of the conservatory goes back to 19th century when giving singing lessons to orphans.

    Conservatorio di Musica Nino Rota - Monopoli

    The Monopoli Conservatory was founded in 1971 by the will and merit of Italian composer Nino Rota, and in 2004 named after him.

    Music Conservatory "G. B. Pergolesi"

    The conservatory is situated on the Adriatic sea coastline.

    Conservatory of Music Antonio Vivaldi of Allessandria

    Established at the end of the 1800’s, in 1969 the “Vivaldi” Conservatory of Music became one of the first Italian State Conservatories. It is situated in the 18th Century “Cuttica di Cassine” building.

    The "Nicola Sala" Benevento State Conservatory of Music

    Istituto Statale Superiore di Studi Musicali e Coreutici "Gaetano Braga" di Teramo

    ISSSMC “G. Braga” in Teramo is a small institution, and of the oldest music institutions in Italy, founded in 1895.

  • Latvia

    Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music

    Latvian Conservatory of Music was founded in 1919 by the Latvian composer Jāzeps Vītols, who also became the first director of the Latvian National Opera.

  • Netherlands

    University of the Arts the Hague

    The Royal Conservatoire the Hague (Koninklijk Conservatorium) at the University of the Arts the Hague was founded by King William I in 1826, making it the oldest conservatoire in the Netherlands.

  • Poland

    Academy of Music, Cracow

    The Academy of Music in Kraków was founded in 1888 by the eminent Polish composer Władysław Żeleński.

  • Lithuania

    Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

    The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania, was founded by Composer Juozas Naujalis in 1933.

  • Spain

    MUSIKENE - Superior Music Conservatory of Basque Country

    MUSIKENE (Centro superior de música del Pais Vasco) is located in San Sebastián, in the Basque region of Spain.

    Higher College of Music, Salamanca

  • United Kingdom

    Birmingham City University

    Birmingham City University is a university in Birmingham, England. Initially established as the Birmingham College of Art with roots dating back to 1843, it was designated as a polytechnic in 1971 and gained university status in 1992.

  • Switzerland

    University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

    Composer Hans Huber, director of the general music school Allgemeine Musikschule founded in 1867, founded in 1905 a conservatory, the first of its kind in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

  • Germany

    Academy of Music Franz Liszt Weimar

    The University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar in Germany was founded in 1872 by Carl Müllerhartung, the student of Franz Liszt.

    Hochschule für Musik und Theater München

    Hochschule für Musik Detmold

    Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts

    During the eighteenth century, Mannheim was the home of the "Mannheim School" of classical music composers.

    Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

  • Austria

    University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz

    The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz was given its present name in 1970, but goes back to the founding of the Singschule in 1816.

    University Mozarteum Salzburg

    Mozarteum University Salzburg, in German Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, was founded by Mozart’s widow in 1814 and it got its present name in 1908.

  • Slovakia

    Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

    I tillegg til dans og musikk tilbyr Academy of Performing Arts også utdanning innen teater og film/TV. Med sine over 1.000 studenter er den Slovakia sin største kunstneriske utdanningsinstitusjon.

Questions and Answers

Do I have access to rehearsal rooms during the weekend? When will I have access to my schedule? Below you will find answers to these questions.

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Where does the teaching take place?

As a student at the Faculty of Performing Arts, you will have all your teaching on campus Bjergsted. On campus, we have concert halls and ensemble rooms, in addition to good capacity for rehearsal rooms that you as a student can use both on weekdays and on weekends. In addition, during project weeks you will participate in various performances and events associated with other cultural institutions and stages in the Stavanger region.

Where can I find Campus Bjergsted and the Faculty of Performing Arts?

The Faculty of Performing Arts has its own campus (Campus Bjergsted) which is located in a park (Bjergstedparken) close to Stavanger city center. Campus Bjergsted is located very close to Old Stavanger and has Stavanger Concert Hall as its nearest neighbor. Check out UiS's interactive map for information about the location.

When do I learn who is going to be my teachers during my studies?

In the beginning of August when your study right has been activated and you have completed the registration in StudentWeb, you will gain access to Canvas where you will find information about the tuition, teachers and schedule.

When will I have access to my schedule?

The schedule will be ready in the beginning of the semester in August. You will gain access to this as soon as you have finished the registration in StudentWeb. One-to-one lessons on the main instrument will be arranged between student and main instrument teacher. The schedule for project weeks will be available no later than three weeks before the project takes place.

Contact

If you have questions concerning admssion procedures, audition or the study programme, please contact: music-dance@uis.no

Fields of Studies

Study Programmes

A natural choice after completing the Extension Studies program is Master in Music Performance. Should you wish to further develop your artistic and instrumental technical skills, you can apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance. In addition, we have a one year programme called Music Production and Recording. Students studying this programme will possess knowledge of artistic practice, concept development and project management in relation to music production and recording.

Study Programmes

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