CLASSICAL MUSIC

MUSIC AT SCHOOL

Become a Music at School teacher
Take part in the developpment of the youth through a musical education

These programs enable students to obtain the necessary skills to teach music in public schools at the secondary I & II levels. Trained teachers have the abiltiy to be polyvalent and their goal is to share, but also to contribute to the cultural development of their region.

In order to have the status of public school teacher, the student must follow a complementary didactic training at a HEP, after obtaining a Bachelor's or Master's degree. For teaching in public schools in the canton of Vaud, the training is completed by the Haute école pédagogique du canton de Vaud.

> Education of future public school music teachers

> Bachelor's and Master's programs

> Disciplines : Main instrument / Piano / Singing / Choir Conducting / Perucssions / Rhytmic / Theoretical Disciplines / Pop Music

> Locations : Lausanne and Fribourg

> Registration deadline : 1st March of every year

> More informations  : NUANCES 53 / Dossier « Musique à l’école »

> ADDITIONAL ADMISSIONS 2020-21

ENTRANCE EXAM DATES

BACHELOR

The theoretical tests for the admission competitions are organised online.
The admission tests are based on a video recording sent by the candidates.

Deadline to register: March 1st 2021
Deadline for sending video recordings: April 1st 2021

The registration procedure is as follows:

  • Candidates, regardless of their place of residence or their ability to travel to the premises of the HEMU, are invited to submit a video recording of the program they have indicated in their registration file.
    No auditions will take place on the premises of the HEMU, with the exception of the courses, orientations and main disciplines expressly identified (Accompaniment, Conducting, Conducting wind instrument ensembles, Master degree in Music at school).
  • Each work in the program may be the subject of a separate video; each work, excerpt or movement must be recorded without any editing or cutting.
  • On the screen, the shot must be fixed and wide, face-on (with the camera placed in the usual location of the audience), and the candidates must be visible at all times.
  • The recording must be made specifically for the current 2021 admission session. Videos from public concerts will not be considered. At the beginning of each video, the candidates give their first and last names, indicate the title of the work and mention the date of the day of the recording.
  • The length (as mentioned above) and composition of the recorded program meet the requirements indicated on the HEMU website.
  • The procedures for sending links to the videos will be communicated directly to the registered candidates later..

MASTER
The entrance exam will be held in person on Wednesday April 20th at the Conservatoire de Lausanne. You will receive your timetable following your registration.

DATES OF DELIBERATIONS OF ADMISSIONS BY VIDEO

Planning (.pdf)

Nicolas Reymond, Head of MUSEC pedagogy

> WARNING! !
Please read the entire page below before registering.

DEADLINE

The deadline to register for the entrance exams is March 1st of each year.

PREREQUISITES FOR THE BACHELOR

To be eligible, the candidate must hold either a recognized high school matura, a recognized specialized matura in the field of music and theater, or a recognized professional matura. There is no age limit.

Instrumental levels required for entry to the MUSEC Bachelor's program (.pdf)

PREREQUISITES FOR THE MASTER

To be eligible, the candidate must hold a Bachelor in Music from a Swiss Music university, a diploma from a Swiss Music university or a title deemed equivalent. There is no age limit.

Admission regulations for the Master degree in Music and Performing Arts HES-SO (.pdf)

Admission requirements for the MASTER (.pdf)

REGISTRATION FOR ADMISSION ( BACHELOR OR MASTER )

Important : all the annexes of your application must be prepared before filling in the form. The online administrative registration is done all at once, without any interruption.

Steps :

1. Prepare your application
  • 1 photo (passport size)
  • letter of motivation
  • curriculum vitae
  • list of the repertoire you have worked on already
  • programme for the entrance examination (only for Classical music)
  • copy of the high school diploma (Maturité, Baccalauréat, Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hoschulreife, General Certificate of Education, Kotogakko, etc.)
  • copy of the diplomas already obtained during your musical studies & grade transcripts
  • copy of the valid passeport or identity card
  • copy of the admission fee payment (Swiss francs 80.-, non-refundable)
  • only for Master in Music Pedagogy instrumental/vocal Teaching or Music in Schools : Bachelor and Master levels :
    • extract from the criminal records
  • only for Master in Music Pedagogy instrumental/vocal Teaching to send to admissions.map(at)hemu-cl.ch :
2. Create your user account
3. Register administratively
4. Track the status of your application
5. Questions
 

Enquiries : admissions.classique(at)hemu-cl.ch

REGISTRATION FEE

The registration fee is CHF 80 to be paid by bank transfer:

BANQUE CANTONALE VAUDOISE
Case Postale 300
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Titulaire du compte :
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1003 Lausanne

Code IBAN : CH35 0076 7000 R079 6428 5
SWIFT :  BCVLCH2LXXX

Please add a copy of the payment to your file.The registration fee is not refunded in case of renunciation.

Taxes and fees 2021-2022 (.pdf)

THEORETICAL 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.

The theoretical test will take place remotely, a personal invitation will be sent to each candidate.

Examples of expected skills for the music theory exam and the general knowledge exam:

EXAMS RESULTS

Displayed at the end of the exam.
In case of a failed parctial exam, the theoretical exam is canceled.

REGULATIONS FOR BACHELOR AND MASTER STUDIES

Regulations for Bachelor and Master studies (.pdf)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATIONS

Theoretical disciplines ( also admissions theoretical exams ) :
Hélène Celhay - T. +41 (0)21 321 35 49

Head of Music at School :
Nicolas Reymond - T. +41 (0)79 409 32 29

MAIN INSTRUMENT

( all instruments accepted including singing or piano)

  • 1 étude et 1 piece (6-8 min. in total)
  • Level required on entry: entry to secondary 2; at the end (after 3 years): certificate
  • Level equivalent to or superior the certificate: interpretation of a short piece
PIANO 2ND INSTRUMENT

(for the non pianists)

PIANO

Reading of a chorale for students whose main instrument is the piano

SINGING

2 compulsory pieces, a classic and a non-classic.

Classic :

(on request, a version for deep voice of "Au bord de l'eau" can be sent by email)

Non classic :

Accompaniment piano players are available. (if singing is the main instrument, this section does not apply).

RYTHMIC
  • Moving in harmony with the music heard on the piano
  • Melodic question played on the piano: vocal improvisation of the answer and conclusion
  • Clap the values played on the piano with the right hand and walk the values played on the piano with the left hand.
THEORETICAL EXAM

In addition to instrumental skills, the candidate must have a theoretical background to enter the Bachelor program at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne. If their level is not attested by recognized diplomas, the student will have to take a theoretical test if they were selected after the instrumental exam.

Please refer to the exam schedule for the dates of the theory tests.
Schedule of admission tests (.pdf): will be communicated later on.

DURATION OF THE EXAM
  • 25 min. for the "global" part
  • 30 min. for the basic theory test (solfège and harmony-counterpoint 1)
EXAM RESULTS

The jury decides on the admission of candidates. It gives an admitted, eligible or ineligible mention.  A student judged ineligible does not have the level required to enter the Haute Ecole de Musique.

  • Admission results can be found the day after the competition on the internet or posted at office no.104.
  • Students admitted to the Haute École de Musique must confirm their definitive registration before 31 May of each year.

During the course of the summer, he will receive a letter with the detailed registration for the courses to be followed.

REGULATION FOR BACHELOR AND MASTER PROGRAM

Regulations for Bachelor and Master program (.pdf)

MISCELLANEOUS

Students, especially foreign students, are not insured by the HEMU for accidents and illness. We therefore kindly ask them to do what is necessary, if any, and to provide proof of this when registering.

  • Sing two to three pieces in different styles at the level end of elementary 3 (non-professional levels of the Conservatoire de Lausanne)
  • Sight-reading a song for 15 minutes and conduct a polyphonic song with a small vocal ensemble
  • 20 songs for children from 11 to 16 years old, including several with rhythms, transposed in 2 different keys (in addition to the original), to sing in accompaniment (three pieces chosen by the jury during the exam). List to be validated with the Head of Teaching
  • Three to four pieces from different periods and styles at the level end intermediate III (fin moyen III) (Total duration of the programme: approx. 15 minutes). Examples :
    • J.S. BACH : Petit prélude en mi min. BWV 938 (éd. Henle p. 24 – 25)
    • J. HAYDN :  Sonate en Sol maj. Hob XVI : 8, 1er mouvement
    • B. BARTOK : Tanzlied (Allegro robusto)  (For Children vol 1, n° 21 )
    • DEBUSSY : Le Petit Nègre
    • E. GRIEG : Valse en la mineur opus 12 no 2 ( Pièces Lyriques)
  • Interview with the Head of Teaching
EXAM RESULTS

The jury decides on the admission of candidates. It gives an admitted, eligible or ineligible mention.  A student judged ineligible does not have the level required to enter the Haute Ecole de Musique.

  • Admission results can be found the day after the competition on the internet or posted at office no.104.
  • Students admitted to the Haute École de Musique must confirm their definitive registration before 31 May of each year.

During the course of the summer, he will receive a letter with the detailed registration for the courses to be followed.

REGULATION FOR BACHELOR AND MASTER PROGRAM

Regulations for Bachelor and Master program (.pdf)

MISCELLANEOUS

Students, especially foreign students, are not insured by the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne for accidents and illness. We therefore kindly ask them to do what is necessary, if any, and to provide proof of this when registering.

Complementary requirements for entry to the HEP for a Master's degree in teaching at SEC I, without a MUSEC title
  • Sing two pieces in different styles at the level end of elementary 3 (non-professional levels of the Conservatoire de Lausanne)
  • Sight-reading a song for 10 minutes and conduct a polyphonic song with a small vocal ensemble
  • 20 songs for children from 11 to 16 years old, including several with rhythms, transposed in 2 different keys (in addition to the original), to sing in accompaniment (three pieces chosen by the jury during the exam). List to be validated with the Head of Teaching.

The programm for these exams is to be validated by Nicolas Reymond, Head of Teaching for MUSEC. 

Complementary requirements for entry to the HEP for a MAS/ diploma in teaching at SEC II, without a MUSEC title
  • Sing two piece in different styles at the level end intermediate II (fin moyen II)(non-professional levels of the Conservatoire de Lausanne)
  • Sight-reading a song for 10 minutes and conduct a polyphonic song with a small vocal ensemble
  • 20 songs for children from 11 to 18 years old, including several with rhythms, transposed in 4 different keys (in addition to the original), to sing in accompaniment (three pieces chosen by the jury during the exam). List to be validated with the Head of Teaching.  
  • A song in every keys (two keys will be chosen during the exam)

The programm for these exams is to be validated by Nicolas Reymond, Head of Teaching for MUSEC. 

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