PREPARATION COURSES FOR ADMISSION IN MUSIC SCHOOLS.
The composer and Artistic Director Nick M. Vargemezis fully undertakes your musical preparation studies for your admission in Music Schools and for all your theoretical training to a higher level. He has teaching experience of many years with hundreds of graduate students in various conservatories and Music Schools in Greece. Moreover he has prepared since 1990 lots of students for their admissions in Music Schools with lot of them being placed (entered) at high ranks.
The duration of the course preparing for the Music Schools is 50 minutes a week. Years attended 1, 2 or 3 years depending on the knowledge of the student.
Candidates are properly prepared to respond successfully in the following five examing sections:
1. EXAMINATION OF THE PERCEPTION OF RHYTHM.
The examiner gives the candidate an easy and sort rhythmic pattern by clapping.
The examination aim is the determination of whether the candidate understands the elementary rhythm patterns.
In the next phase it is requested by the candidate to choose a song and accompanies it by rhythmic clapping.
2. EXAMINATION IN LISTENING CAPABILITY.
The candidate hears the examiner playing randomly selected notes on the piano and is being asked to recognize the variation of pitch and show it by moving his hand up or down (musical elevator).
At the second phase the examiner plays music intervals (ascendants and descendants) or scales on the piano. The candidate has to sing everything the examiner plays.
At the third phase the examiner plays a short melody on the piano with 5 notes in a range of one octave. The candidate memorizes and reproduces it in the xylophone or glockenspiel.
3. EXAMINATION IN VOCAL ABILITY.
The candidate chooses any song he/she wish and sings it.
The song can be derived from a wide greek repertoire. Traditional or folk/pop.
Then with the help of the piano the examiner asks the candidate to sing the same song in nearby tones (transport).
4. EXAMINATION IN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, MUSIC MELODIES, MUSIC GENRES RECOGNITION.
The candidate listens to a CD and is asked to respond to four games and write the answers in a sheet of paper.
At first the candidate should hear a music piece and write down how many times a certain melodic phrase was repeated. The certain melodic phrase is being played two times before so it can be easily recognized.
At the second phase the candidate should write how many instruments was heard.
At the third phase the candidate hears 5 parts of music pieces and should recognize and place the instruments in the right categorie (wind, string or percussion).
At the fourth phase the candidate hears 4 parts of music pieces and should recognize the genre.
5. EXAMINATION IN MUSIC INSTRUMENT PLAYING (ORTIONAL).
The candidate can play any instrument and any piece of music he/she wishes.