Application and Audition - Artist Diploma - Master of Music Performance

Online Application Deadline

15 December

Auditions

Week 8 (17 - 21 February 2020)

Programme Description

Artist Diploma - Master of Music Performance

Solo instrumentalists applicants – How to apply

  1. Apply through Søknadsweb.
  2. Upload all required supporting documents to Søknadsweb. See details under each concentration below.
  3. Fill in and submit the Supplemental Form. Once you have registered your application in Søknadsweb, a receipt will be sent to your e-mail address. In this receipt, you will find your application identification number and a link to your supplemental form. Use the supplemental form to inform about previous and ongoing education, your audition program, et cetera. Applicants without supplemental forms will be declined.

NB: Be aware that e-mails send from Søknadsweb can end up as spam. We ask you to be extra aware if you are using Hotmail. 

Deadline 15 December 23:59 (UTC+1).

Upload supporting documents

Upload the following supporting documents to Søknadsweb by 15 December:

  • Colour scans of academic records/transcripts. No need to upload records from NMH acquired after 2005.
  • A list of repertoire for principal instrument showing that you have studied works amounting to a performance time of at least 360 minutes. The repertoire list should include works from epochs central to your principal intrument. For voice/vocal studies applicants the repertoire must include
    • contemporary works
    • ensemble pieces from opera, masses and cantatas
    • arias from opera, oratorio, masses and cantatas
    • songs of varying sentiment and historical periods
  • Performance bio/resumé (providing an overview of performance experience).
  • A project proposal on a half to one page. Read about the content of the project proposal here.
  • Voice/vocal studies applicants: scores/sheet music for piano accompaniment.
  • Proof of English proficiency (within February 1).
  • Portrait photo of yourself.

Repertoire requirements for solo instrumentalists

Study carefully the repertoire requirements for your instrument and list your audition repertoire in full in the supplemental form. Include the required works and your chosen pieces. The repertoire is binding and cannot be changed.

Auditions for solo instrumentalists

There are two rounds of auditions. Only applicants who qualify in the 1st round will be admitted to the second round of auditions.

  • First round (Monday or Tuesday week 8): Candidate performs parts of her/his solo program. The audition jury selects works from the candidate's submitted audition program.
  • Second round (Thursday week 8): Candidate performs extended parts of her/his audition program for the diploma jury.

Applicants who wish to use an audition accompanist provided by the Academy will have the opportunity to rehearse with the pianist before the 2nd round.

Chamber music ensemble applicants – How to apply

  1. Apply through Søknadsweb.
  2. Upload colour scans of academic records/transcripts documents as well as all required supporting documentation to Søknadsweb.
  3. Once you have registered your application in SøknadsWeb, a receipt will be sent to your e-mail address. In this receipt, you will find your application identification number and a link to your supplemental form. Use the supplemental form to inform about previous and ongoing education, your audition program, et cetera. Applicants without supplemental forms will be declined.

NB: Be aware that e-mails send from Søknadsweb can end up as spam. We ask you to be extra aware if you are using Hotmail. 

Deadline 15 December 23:59 (UTC+1).

Upload supporting documents

Upload the following documents by 15 December:

  • Academic records/transcripts (scanned in full colour). No need to upload records from NMH acquired after 2005.
  • An ensemble repertoire listing works studied by the ensemble of approx. 150 minutes duration. The list must contain works central to the type of ensemble concerned.
  • Performance bio/resumé (providing an overview of the ensemble's performance experience and established career).
  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • Portrait photo of yourself.

Repertoire requirements for chamber music ensemble

List your audition repertoire in full in the supplemental form. The repertoire is binding and cannot be changed.

  • 60 minutes audition program for the ensemble. A high level of skill must be demonstrated. The program must contain at least one complete piece.

Auditions for chamber music ensemble

  • Performance: The ensemble performs parts of their audition repertoire. The audition jury selects works from the submitted program.
  • Interview: Responding to questions from the jury the ensemble is expeted to expand on the background of their application, and their expectations and intentions for the programme.

Internship

Students of orchestral instruments admitted to the programme can apply for internships at the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. There is a separate audition for the internship and students accepted receive a scholarship. 

Last updated: 8. October 2019