- General musical training
- Diploma of complete secondary education (high –school diploma) or diploma from an accredited specialized music institution
- Age: minimum age 18 years
Entrance examinations requirements:
1. A Conducting Technique Demonstration (conduction session with piano).
A candidate will need to prepare two choral works contrasting in dynamics, tempo, and expressive qualities (one work a cappella for mixed choir, and one work – with accompaniment).
A candidate is required to perform on piano an a cappella choral score (the work prepared for audition).
2. Singing ability and musical ability assessment.
A candidate must have a healthy vocal apparatus and have vocal skills.
A candidate must identify tonality by ear (by comparing it to a reference note (A), reference tonic triad),
identify intervals (simple and compound).
Russian language requirements:
International applicants are advised to have at least basic knowledge of Russian.
No special requirements.