PREPARATION LESSONS FOR ADMISSION AT GREEK, UK AND CYPRUS UNIVERSITIES MUSIC DEPARTMENTS.
The composer and Artistic Director Nick M. Vargemezis fully undertakes your musical studies for your admission at Greek, UK and Cyprus University music departments 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 with lot of them being placed (entered) at high ranks.
Area of study:
Classes of Higher Music Theory, (All ages).
Preparation for Music Universities.
Suggested age to start your Lessons:
Students of First, Second and Third class of high school and also high school graduates which are eligible to participate at Greek National exams, can do preparation courses for Greek National exams for their admission in Music Universities.
Type of Course:
Individual Preparation courses with Private Tutor.
The duration of the preparation courses for Music Universities is 50 minutes a week. Years attended 1, 2 or 3 years depending on the knowledge of the candidate.
Study title is not provided in the preparation courses for Music Universities.
Music Theory and Solfege are the basic lessons for the candidates. Then the candidate for Greek Music Universities (Athens, Thessaloniki, Ionian, Macedonia) should be prepared for exams on the specialized music lesson (1). This can be achieved by entering a individual preparation courses with private tutor.
Admission to UK Universities require GSEs A-LEVEL at music (2) and in three other courses or a certificate ΙΒ and GSE A-LEVEL at music and the knowledge of a musical instrument at GRADE VII/VIII. Level at English language must be at least Advanced.
Preparation for the GSEs can be achieved by entering a individual course with private tutor.
Similar the conditions for the admission of candidates at Cyprus Music Universities.
1. TEST METHOD OF THE SPECIALIZED MUSIC COURSE FOR ADMISSION IN GREEK UNIVERSITIES.
1.1. EXAMINATION IN MUSIC SKILLS.
Multiple choice examination. Specifically.
The exam has 5 equivalent sets of questions with the same grade. Each set has 4 questions with the same grade each question has 5 possible answers.
For each question the candidate hears separately a music piece. Then candidate should choose one of the 5 possible choices for the current question.
Each set of questions aims at:
a. First set, recognition of melodic intervals.
b. Second set, recognition of chords.
c. Third set, recognition of series of chords.
d. Fourth set, recognition of music measure and rhythm.
e. Fifth set, recognition and matching of melodies.
Test method of the specialized music course HARMONY:
Candidate should harmonize one or two music texts. The level of difficulty is high so it can be matched the whole knowledge of the Mandatory Harmony.
2. EVALUATION METHOD OF CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION IN BRITISH UNIVERSITIES.
The evaluation of candidates for UK Universities is complex and has 2 phases. The first phase is the exam GSE A-Level and the second is the audition at Universities that the application was made.
2.1. First phase for GSE Α-Level Music, candidates give exams at:
2. Dictee (Melodic & Harmonic)
6. Music Morphology, Musical Analysis and recognition of Instruments.
7. History of Music.
2.2. Second phase the candidates should make an application to a University by sending a tape or cd with a recording of their repertoire at the music instrument they have stated at Level GRADE VII or VIII. Next the University calls for audition /interview the candidate which includes examination before a committee at:
1. Performance of two pieces (from their repertoire),
2. (Prima Vista) Performance.
3. Verbal accoustic exams for:
1. Recognition of harmony and melodic intervals.
2. Recognition of chords.
3. Recognition of series of chords.
4. Recognition of music measure and rhythm.
5. Recognition of music piece and verbal analysis.
Note: Multiple choice is not available in this exam.
2.3. Rarely some British Universities accept as equivalent of A-Level Music with the Greek Degree of a music instrument combined with the Diploma of Harmony, translated by the Greek Foreign Ministry. In this case the University demands for a tape or CD with the recorded repertoire and the exam is be given as mentioned above. Also University asks for three recommendation letters from professors of the conservatoire where candidate studied.
3. EVALUATION METHOD OF CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION IN CYPRUS UNIVERSITIES.
The evaluation of candidates for Cyprus Universities is similar to the second phase (2.2) as it is in UK Universities.