REGISTRATION PROFESSIONAL PROGAM
(Entry into the professional course of the American School is by audition only).
The audition assesses your entry level into the Professional Program of the American School of Modern Music, in order to place you into the most suitable level.
You can now apply for an online audition also.
Dates and registrations:
Audition dates are communicated in mid-December by appearing in the form below. New dates are added regularly until the end of June. Although auditions are scheduled for September, students are encouraged to register in advance to secure a place in our program. After completing the form (bottom of the page) and choosing a date, students will be invited to choose a time slot.
The results will be communicated a few days after the audition. Students who do not have the adequate level to enter the first year will be redirected to our preparatory class.
In some cases, some training on specific subjects may be suggested by the team if the audition is far enough away from the start of the school year.
What happens during the audition:
- Written test (about 15 minutes) on intervals, scales, chords and general knowledge of music. This test does not rule admission the school, it is used to place students into classes appropriate to their level in Harmony & Ear Training.
- Instrumental Audition, students must present one mandatory piece (see the list for instrumentalists, see list for vocalists / singers) and one other piece of their choice. Candidates are allowed to play with accompanists, play with a "backing track", or play solo. Students can be accompanied by teachers from the school if they so request in advance, and if they provide clear and readable sheet music (for the free choice piece). The audition also includes instrumental sight-reading and an ear-training test.
Interview with the school's teachers regarding expectations of the student, personal projects, motivation etc ...
Prerequisites to enter the first year :
- Being able to write the main scales, chords and key signatures in G and F clef
- Being able to recognize intervals and basic chord shapes by ear
- Have a sufficient instrumental level to accompany and improvise on simple forms
- Being able to decipher rhythmic exercises based on quarter notes and eighth notes and simple diatonic melodic theory exercises