Application and auditions - Bachelor of Music Performance

Application Deadline

15 December


Week 11 (9 - 13 March 2020)

Programme Description

Bachelor of Music Performance

How to apply

  1. Apply through Søknadsweb.
  2. Upload 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: Note that e-mails from Søknadsweb can sometimes go to the spam folder. This is especially a problem for Hotmail users. 

Deadline: 15 December 23:59.

Upload supporting documents

Upload the following supporting documents to Søknadsweb by 15 December:

  • Academic records/transcripts (colour scans, translated into English or Norwegian by an officially authorized translator). No need to upload records from NMH acquired after 2005.
  • Impro/Jazz: Music scores and (if applicable) audio recordings (mp3 format) for accompaniment by the Academy's audition band.
  • Classical: Piano score for personally selected audition pieces (if you wish NMH to provide audition accompaniment).
  • Nordic Folk Music: A repertoire list (of previously covered works), with a total duration of minimum 40 minutes, of which at least 20 minutes is Norwegian folk music. You will not be tried in this list - see repertoire requirements below.
  • Proof of language proficiency. (within 1 February)
  • Portrait picture

Second module applicants must in addition submit

  • a detailed list of previously studied repertoire

Audition and repertoire requirements

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.


There are three rounds of auditions in Week 11. Applicants who qualify in the 1st round will be admitted to the 2nd and 3rd. The 2nd round (aural skills and music theory) is not required for applicants seeking admission directly into the 2nd module (years 3 and 4) of the programme.

First round – Monday Week 11

You will perform approximately ten minutes of your listed repertoire programme. Classical voice applicants indicate in the supplemental form which of the two songs will be performed (see repertoire requirements).

Second round – Tuesday morning Week 11

Entrance Examinations: Music Theory and Aural Skills.

Not applicable for students applying to the 2nd module.

Third round – to be scheduled between Tuesday and Friday Week 11

In the third round you will perform more of your audition repertoire. In addition, your sight reading and quick study skills will be tested.

The jury may also test your general musical knowledge and theoretical understanding.

More information about the auditions.

Last updated: 8. October 2019