Admission Requirements

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University of Szeged – School of Music 

Bachelor’s and Master’s Program – Admission Requirements

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Piano Department

PIANO piano dept recital

  • 1 Etude (e.g. Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Czerny)
  • 1 prelude and fugue from the I-II. volumes of the Well-Tempered Clavier
  • 1 Classical Viennese sonata (e.g. Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven)
  • 1 Romantic piece
  • 1 20th century piece (one Bartók or Prokofiev, Debussy, Ravel)


  • 5 pieces are compulsory, out of which 4 in different styles:
  • 1 piece from an early master
  • the fast movement of a trio sonata by Bach
  • 1 Prelude (fantasia, toccata) and fugue by Bach
  • 1 Romantic piece
  • 1 piece by a contemporary (or 20th century) composer

Applicants are required to demonstrate the elaboration of the performed pieces. Furthermore it is expected to show the existence and the potential to further performing skills (modeling, persuasive power, etc.).


  • J.S. Bach: 1 two or three part invention
  • 3 movements from a French suite
  • Rameau: 2 pieces
  • 1 virtuoso Scarlatti sonata
  • 1 freely chosen piece

HARPpiano dept harp

  • 1 Baroque piece: dance movement or concerto (Händel, Bach, Lully etc.)
  • 1 Classical piece: Sonata or Sonatina ((Nadermann, Dussek, Kardon etc.)
  • 1 Romantic or Impressionist performance piece (Grandjany, Tournier, Fauré etc.)
  • 1 concerto movement from any era

 Strings Department

VIOLIN String dept Student and Teacher 2

  • 2 etudes selected freely (Rode, Gaviniés, Dont)
  • 1 major movement of a concerto
  • 2 movements of any solo piece or partita by Bach
  • 1 performance piece


  • 2 etudes selected freely
  • 2 movements of any solo piece by Bach
  • 1 major movement of a concerto
  • 1 performance piece, virtuoso in character

CELLO string dept cello student

  • 2 etudes selected freely
  • 2 movements of any solo piece by Bach
  • 1 main movement of a concerto
  • 1 performance piece, virtuoso in character


  • 1 classical virtuoso etude or lot
  • 1 Renaissance or Baroque work, one of which is polyphonic and the other dance piece
  • 1 romantic work
  • 1 20th century work


  • 2 octave scales in major and minor keys
  • 2 etudes (from notebooks of Hrabe I., Storch I., or Simandl VI.)
  • 1 fast movement of a concerto
  • 1 slow and 1 fast movement of a sonata

Woodwind Department


  • 2 etudes featuring different characteristics
  • Handel: Sonata in C minor, I. II. movement
  • Haydn: Oboe Concerto I. movement (played from memory)
  • An oboe piece chosen from the following (or pieces of similar difficulty):
    • 1 romance by Schumann
    • Ránki: Don Quijote y Dulcinea
    • Britten: I. and II. movements from Six Metamorphoses
    • Bozza: Cante Pastorale


  • 2 etudes:Woodwind Flute and Teacher
  • Feliks Tomaszewski: Selected etudes for flute, Studies 6th from the IV. volume (A. B. Fürstenau: G major), or 9th (A. B. Fürstenau: D major)
  • Joachim Andersen: 24 Etudes for flute (op. 15.): 3.
  • 1 optional fantasia by Telemann
  • 1 slow and 1 fast movement from an optional pre-classical or classical concerto, played from memory (e.g. Quanz, Stamitz)
  • 1 performance piece


  • 3 etudes from the following volumes:Woodwind dept ensemble
  • Jeanjean: Etudes Progressives et Mélodiques III.
  • Klose: Études Caracteristiques
  • 1 slow and 1 fast movement of a concerto
  • 1 performance piece and 1 sonata


  • 1 concert etude by Mildewoodwind dept basson
  • 1 etude by Satzenhoffer
  • 1 Baroque sonata
  • Mozart: Bassoon concerto in B (flat) major
  • Gordon Jakob: Partita


  • Vivaldi: Concerto in C minor
  • Castello: Sonate seconda, or Fontana: Sonate seconda
  • Zahnhausen: Solo piece No. 3. Toccata
  • Movements from Suite by Hotteterre or other pieces of similar difficulty

Brass Department

TRUMPET Brass Trumpets up close

  • Böhme: Etude 12 from “24 melodic studies”
  • 1 slow and 1 fast movement of a baroque sonata or concerto
  • 1 modern piece


  • B major scale on three octavesBrass dept french horn
  • Maxime-Alphonse III. Etude 7.
  • F. Gallay: Study 7 from 12 etudes
  • 1 Concerto movement by Mozart
  • 1 optional piece


Tenor trombone:

  • Kopparsch: Study 35.tbone
  • Blazevic: Etude no. 22.
  • 1 slow and 1 fast movement of an optional baroque sonata
  • 1 Romantic or 20th century piece with piano accompaniment (e.g. De la Nux: Solo de Concour)
  • Saint-Saëns: Cavatina
  • Guilmant: Morceau Simphonique
  • Gräfe: Concert

Bass trombone: From contra E to b register

  • Stefansin: Etudes for bass trombone No. 8. or Kopprasch: Study 35. in B major
  • Bordogni: Etudes for tuba, 1 etude in key for tenor
  • 1 slow and 1 fast movement of an optional baroque sonata
  • 1 slow and 1 fast movement of a Romantic or 20th century piece (e.g. Sachse: Concerto for bass trombone
  • Bozza: Preludium et Allegro
  • Detailed curriculum for bass trombone developed by Ferenc Steiner
  • Kopprasch: Study 35 in B major
  • Blazevic: Etude 22 rewritten for tuba
  • 1 movement from a contemporary Hungarian piece


  • 1 complete Baroque sonata (e.g. Händel: Sonata F-dur)
  • 1 complete performance piece (e.g. Kopprasch: In the depth of the cellar)
  • 1 slow and 1 fast movement from a concerto (e.g. Williams: II. I. movement)
  • 2 obligatory Etude: Blazevic: 20. and Kopparsch: 35.


Side drum:

  • Hochrainer: Studies for side drum 100 Etudes*


  • Beethoven: 5th Symphony III.- IV. movement*
  • Knauer: Studies for Timpani II. notebook 66., 67.* Etudes

Pitched instruments:

  • Bach: Solo sonata in A minor for flute (Sarabande, Bourrée)
  • Bach: Partita in D minor for violin (Sarabande )
  • Bach: Partita in E minor for violin (Minuet I-II Bourrée,* Gigue)
  • Collected French pieces
  • Bozza: Rytmic
  • Petit: Hors d’Oeuvre

The pieces marked with a * are compulsory. From the pitched instrument pieces choosing a four-piece instrument is obligatory. From the Collected French pieces one is freely chosen, not required.

Voice Department

VOICE voice from brochure

  • 1 Baroque song or air
  • 1 Classical song
  • 1 Romantic song
  • 1 20th century song
  • 1 folk song elaboration/adaptation or Lied (Hungarian)
  • 1 freely chosen opera air



Piano Department


  • 1 prelude and fugue from the I-II. volumes of the Wohltemperiertes KlavierPiano Dept Steinway photo
  • 1 complete classical Sonata (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven)
  • 1 concert etude chosen freely (e.g. Liszt, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Szkrjabin, Prokofjev,
  • Debussy, Bartók)
  • 1 large scale Romantic piece (e.g. Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Muszorgszkij)
  • 1 20th century performance piece (e.g. Bartók, Sztravinszkij, Hindemith, Prokofjev, Sosztakovics, Debussy, Ravel)

Strings Department

GUITAR Guitar - String - close up

  • 1 complete baroque Suite or Sonata (instead of a Suite, a complete opus is possible, e.g. Bach BWV 998), or (fast and slow) 2 movements of a baroque Suite/Sonata + a long renaissance fantasia (John Dowland, F. da Milano etc.)
  • 1 complete concerto, or a complete 19th or 20th century sonata (a 20th century piece may be a Sonatine with three movements)
  • 1 concert etude
  • 1 performance piece freely chosen, but differing in style from the previous pieces

VIOLIN String dept viola

  • 2 Etudes by Paganini
  • 1 fugue or chaccones by Bach
  • 1 major movement of a concerto
  • 1 performance piece freely chosen


  • Scale on 4 octaves (with articulations: legato, detaché, martelé, spiccato, staccato, sautillé, saltato)String dept cello better close up
  • Tritonic, hexatonic and Octatonic scales common chord resolutions, decima studies
  • 2 Etudes
  • 2 movements from the IV., V., or VI. Suite by Bach
  • 2 Sonata movements
  • 2 concerto movements

Brass Department

TROMBONE Brass dept trombone

  • Henri Couillaud: 30 modern Etudes for trombone: Nr. 1
  • Slow and fast movements of a Concerto (e.g. David, Gröndahl, Nino Rota,
  • Tomasi, etc.)
  • 1 baroque piece (Pergolesi: Sinfonia, Wagenseil, Vivaldi, Corelli, etc.)
  • 1 performance piece chosen freely

Voice Department


  • 1 preclassical recitativo + opera air
  • 1 recitativo + opera air by Mozart
  • 1 bel canto recitativo + opera air (eg. Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini)
  • 1 opera air by Verdi
  • 1 20th century opera air
  • 1 opera air by a Hungarian composer
  • 1 freely chosen air
  • 1 operetta or musical air
  • 1 freely chosen poem


  • 1 oratorio, mass or cantata air by Bach
  • 1 oratorio air by Händel
  • 1 classical song or classical oratorio air
  • 1 song by Schubert
  • 1 song by Liszt
  • 1 freely chosen romantic song or romantic oratorio air
  • 1 20th century song or oratorio air
  • 1 song or ballad by Bartók or Kodály
  • 1 song or air by a contemporary Hungarian composer

Wind Band Conducting


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