ENTRANCE EXAM FOR THE CLASSICAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT

AUDITION AND WRITTEN EXAM

The written portion of the exam requires the applicant to write an essay analyzing one or more documents (literary and/or musical).

The audition is divided into three parts:

  • Performance of pieces of music or musical excerpts selected by the jury from a list supplied by the applicant. The repertoire is chosen by the applicant and lasts 30 minutes. It must include at least three pieces from different periods or genres.
  • Individual or group sight-reading
  • 10-15 minute interview

For the DE music theory program: one of the three pieces must include a performance of a song in which the applicant shall be accompanied by a polyphonic instrument. Sight-singing shall be performed in an a cappella group.
For the DE accompaniment program: at least two pieces of music and sight-reading/sight-singing shall be played as an accompanist part (instrument and/or voice).

The repertoire for instrumental performances for applicants auditioning for both a music program and a specialization in a musical instrument is only performed once in front of the jury. It is counted as an audition for the music theory program as well as for the specialization.

APPLICATION DATES

Application deadline: Saturday, March 25, 2017 (as attested by the postmark date)

The written exam will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Dijon and will take half a day. It will last until 5 p.m. at the latest.

Auditions will take place in Dijon:

  • The week of April 18, 2017 for guitar and piano;
  • The week of April 24, 2017 for stringed instruments;
  • Starting June 26, 2017 for all other instruments.

(these dates may be subject to change)

Auditions take place in Dijon and will take half a day.

APPLICATION FORM

You can download the 2017/2018 application form for the classical music department in the More information column on the right. It includes four documents:

  • An information brochure
  • Additional information about the application process
  • Form 1
  • Form 2

You cannot apply to the ESM via the APB platform.

2017 ENTRANCE EXAM RESULTS

List of applicants accepted to the ESM Bourgogne-Franche-Comté for the 2017/2018 academic year, in alphabetical order:

FM (DE)
- MAYEUR Anne

Guitar :
- DESILLE Vincent
- JAUBERT Alexandre
- SALMON Marianne
- ZIMOL Betty

Piano
- BAHOUS Cléa
- BRUNET Benjamin
- DISSON Hélène

Violon
- BULL Nils
- CASSIER Grégoire
- DELANGE Emile
- KUMER Arthur

Applicants on the waiting list:

Guitar : 
- CHOLLET Simon
- GRAVETTE Dimitri
- MARTINEZ-LONDONO Barbara
- RIVOLLIER Juliette

Piano
- GOUTINES Camille
- HENRY Thibaud

Violon
- THEVENOT Lily
- FORTE Ondine
- GOUJON Brice

 

Applicants who are not accepted can contact the ESM and schedule a phone call to get feedback on their audition performance.