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The deadline for enrollment in the entrance exam is March 1st of every year.
BACHELOR OF MUSIC PREREQUISITES
Applicants must be in possession of a recognised secondary school diploma, a recognised professional diploma, or a recognised specialized diploma in Music and Performing Arts department. There is no age limit. Special dispensations are occasionally granted to candidates of outstanding ability.
- Règlement d’admission en Bachelor dans le domaine Musique et Arts de la scène HES-SO (.pdf)
- Compétences pour l’admission en Bachelor (.pdf)
ENTRANCE AUDITION REPERTORY
The works to be presented in the entrance audition are listed in the exam repertory document (FRENCH) (.pdf)
- Direction d’orchestre (.pdf)
- Direction d’ensembles d’instruments à vent (dernière page du document) (.pdf)
Courses are given in French. A minimal level of French is required. The recommended level is the B2 level of the "European Portfolio of Languages".
ENROLLMENT IN THE ADMISSION PROCESS
Applicants enroll in the admission process by completing an application form:
- FRANÇAIS - INSTRUMENT/CHANT (.rtf) / FRANÇAIS - INSTRUMENT/CHANT (.pdf)
- ENGLISH - INSTRUMENT/VOICE (.rtf) / ENGLISH - INSTRUMENT/VOICE (.pdf)
- DEUTSCH - INSTRUMENT/GESANG (.rtf) / DEUTSCH - INSTRUMENT/GESANG (.pdf)
The complete application dossier should be sent to:
Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne
Bureau des études
C.P. 5700 - Rue de la Grotte 2
CH - 1002 Lausanne
T. + 41 21 321 35 20
General enquiries only: admissions.classique(at)hemu-cl.ch
The CHF 80.- enrollment fee must be paid by bank transfer to:
BANQUE CANTONALE VAUDOISE
Case Postale 300, 1001 Lausanne
Fondation de la Haute Ecole de Musique Vaud Valais Fribourg
et du Conservatoire de Lausanne
Code IBAN : CH35 0076 7000 R079 6428 5
SWIFT : BCVLCH2LXXX
Proof of bank transfer must be included in the application dossier. The enrollment fee is non-refundable.
Confirmation of applicant’s enrollment in the entrance audition will be sent at the latest 15 days prior to the audition. The confirmation will specify the date, time and place of the exam.
ENTRANCE AUDITION & EXAM DATES
THE ENTRANCE AUDITION & EXAM DAY
1. Instrumental audition: applicants play all or part of their audition repertory for a jury made up of the director (or his representative) and a panel of faculty members. Following the exams and the jury’s deliberation, results will be posted on the ground floor.
2. Bachelor of Arts in Music applicants who successfully pass the instrumental audition will be interviewed by the administration the same day. Interview times will be posted with entrance audition results. The interview will determine whether a music theory exam is necessary.
MUSIC THEORY EXAM
Applicants to the HEMU Bachelor of Arts in Music degree must possess knowledge of music theory as well as musical aptitude. Candidates who successfully pass the entrance audition, and whose knowledge of music theory is not attested by their diplomas, must also take a music theory exam.
Examples of expected skills for the music theory exam and the general knowledge exam:
AUDITION AND EXAM RESULTS
The jury decides on the admission status of applicants: admitted, eligible for admission, or ineligible for admission. The ineligible candidate does not have the required level to enter the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne.
Entrance auditions and music theory exam results will be available the following day on Internet and in Office 104.
Applicants admitted to the HEMU must confirm their definitive enrollment before 31st May of each year.
Successful applicants will receive a confirmation letter during the summer, including information on the courses they will be taking.
BACHELOR & MASTER STUDIES RULES AND REGULATIONS
Students, and particularly foreign students, are not insured by the HEMU in case of accidents or illness. Students must subscribe to a private insurance policy and furnish proof of subscription at the time of enrollment.
The goal of the Bachelor of Arts in Music is to impart the knowledge and techniques specific to each discipline, while also promoting a more interdisciplinary general approach. These studies usually last three years and are worth 180 ECTS credits. It is compulsory to obtain the title of Bachelor before entering the second cycle of studies, the Master (MA).
The HEMU offers three Bachelor’s degree tracks, all organized in the same way. The students take five modules corresponding to their specific track:
- Bachelor work
- Opening module
- Experience path
- General Musical Training
Practical training and a general education in musical culture thus complete the study of the main discipline. In the 2nd and 3rd years, a choice opening module prefigures master level specialization and future professional integration and opens up to interdisciplinarity and innovation.
Because of the numerous registration queries the HEMU receives annually, candidates applying for a Bachelor’s degree will be subjected to a competitive entrance examination in order to evaluate their skills.
The HEMU instrumental/vocal Bachelor of Arts in Music offers a generalist training with numerous main disciplines to choose from the list below:
- Double bass
Bachelor 1st year
Bachelor 2nd year
Bachelor 3rd year
Bachelor 1st year
Bachelor 2nd year
Bachelor 3rd year