UNIC Music Programme: Auditions for Bachelor of Music (BMus) now open

The Music Programme is excited to announce applications for the academic year 2020-2021, welcoming applicants from a number of primary study instruments.

Interested students can begin their application process into the BMus programme through the University’s Admissions Office. Following an initial assessment of their application materials, qualified applicants will be invited to perform/audition for the BMus faculty. The audition will also include a short interview. Due to the current situation, the University of Nicosia Music Programme will also be accepting video submissions.

Audition and Interview

The BMus audition on the applicant’s primary study instrument will consist of three to four pieces that exhibit contrasting style periods (as appropriate to the instrument), tempi, and expressive and technical demands. The entire audition program should be no less than twenty minutes and should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to handle large musical works.

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At the time of the audition, applicants will be interviewed by the BMus faculty and should be prepared to answer questions related to:

  • Personal reflection on their past artistic and educational experiences;
  • Their reasons for pursuing the BMus degree;
  • How they expect the BMus degree to help them to fulfil their artistic and professional goals.

The audition repertoire will vary according to each applicant’s instrument but should generally reflect a good basic technique and knowledge of repertory, and an adequate level of musicianship. Below are two indicative examples of acceptable BMus audition programs. These are provided for illustrative purposes and actual audition programs must be approved in advance by the BMus Program Coordinator and the relevant instrument instructor.

Indicative Examples of BMus Audition Programs

Classical Piano

  • All major and minor scales and arpeggios in four octaves, hands together
  • A piece chosen from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, or 20th Century eras. (Single movements of sonatas are acceptable)
  • Sight reading

 Classical Guitar

  • A technical study or composition by Sor, Giuliani, or Carcassi
  • A work from the Renaissance or Baroque Period
  • A work from the standard repertory of the 19th– or 20th-century

Jazz Voice

  • A ballad
  • A swing song
  • A song of your choice from the jazz standard or pop repertoire (i.e., ‘Lullaby of Birdland’, ‘It Could Happen to You’, ‘Autumn Leaves’, ‘Misty’, etc.)

The deadline for submission of the applications is 31 July 2020.

For more information regarding the Music Programme and/or the Application Procedure, please contact:

Dr. Natassa Economidou-Stavrou
[email protected]

Debbie Ftanou
Admissions Department
22 841 528
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