ENTRANCE EXAM FOR THE VOCAL 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 for vocalists 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.
  • Sight-singing in an a cappella group
  • 10-15 minute interview

The audition for vocal ensemble conductors is divided into four parts:

  • Conducting: the applicant will prepare four vocal ensemble pieces and submit a list with these pieces to the jury 3 weeks before the audition. On the day of the audition, the applicant will have 30 minutes to prepare the two pieces chosen by jury.
  • Performance of a song that the applicant has prepared
  • Sight-singing in an a cappella group
  • 10-15 minute interview
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.

For vocalists,auditions will take place the week of April 24, 2017 (these dates may be subject to change). They take place in Dijon and will take half a day.

For vocal ensemble conductors, auditions will take place early May 2017 (these dates may be subject to change). They take place in Dijon and will take half a day.

APPLICATION FORM

You can download the 2017/2018 application form for the vocal studies 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 in vocal to the ESM Bourgogne-Franche-Comté for the 2017/2018 academic year, in alphabetical order:

- DJIAN Pauline, DNSPM
- LAIK Cyrille, DNSPM
- LAINE MACEK Delphine, DE FPC
- LARDEAU Cathia, DE FPC

Applicants on the waiting list:

- MILLET Clémence, DNSPM
- LEE Hae-Him, DNSPM

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

 

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

- CAFFI Hélène, DNSPM/DE
- CENDRES MALINAS Quentin, DE FPC

Applicants on the waiting list:

- IMBERT Amélie, DNSPM/DE

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