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美国大学音乐学院考试要求--音乐史

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大家都知道,申请美国的音乐学院,除了要参加专业的表演考试之外,也要进行一些理论综合考试,比如说音乐史,可能会对一些中国考生有些难度,下面就来具体介绍一下美国大学音乐学院考试要求。

美国大学音乐学院考试要求

音乐史考试题型大致分为选择题(multiple choice)、判断对错(True-false questions)、填空题(fill in the blank)、名词解释(definitions)、简答题(answer the question)。其中,在入学考试中以前三种最为常见。除此之外还有听辨(listening)部分,以选择、填空和简答为主。

美国音乐学院研究生入学考试 – 音乐史部分

Multiple Choice:

1. A pre-existing melody used as a basis for elaborate polyphonic writing during the Renaissance is called: _______

A. Word- painting   

B. A cappella   

C. Cantus firmus    

D. Basso continuo

2. Which of these statements is NOT true of the Baroque Concerto?

A. It can be for a single soloist or small group with orchestra.

B. It usually is made up for four to six movements.

C. The first and last movements typically utilize Ritornello form

D. It offered an opportunity for the soloist(s) to display virtuosity

3. The frottola was:_____________

A. An early form of the madrigal

B. A highly developed polyphonic song in Italian

C. A polyphonic sacred song in Latin

D. A homophonic secular song in Italian

4. Which of the statements about the “sonata caracteristique” is NOT true?

A. The term refers to the fact that the piano sonata became the most “characteristic” type in the course of the 19th century.

B. Includes special genres such as “pathetique,” “melancolique,” etc.

C. The piano sonata declined after Beethoven and Schubert and so composers reconciled it with the character piece refers to the sonata as a collection of mood pieces.

D. Refers to the sonata as a collection of mood pieces

5. Main patrons of Schubert during his lifetime were:

A. Aristocracy

B. New large middle-class public

C. Small wealthy and educated segment of the new middle class

D. Publishers

True-False:

1. In the Italian opera between 1815-1840, drama and text prevailed over the music.  

2. Die Winterreise is an example of a Schubert ballad.

3. Many of J.S. Bach’s cantatas are based on Lutheran chorale or hymn tunes.

Fill in the blank:

1. European post-war serialists looked past the work of _____________, and instead drew inspiration from the approach of his student _______________.

2. The term ____________ for electronic music is associated with the French school of composers like Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry.

3. ___________ is the author of the poems of Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Definitions

1. Prepared Piano

2. Singspiel

下面再举一些听辨的例子。当然啦,这里会先把乐曲名字告诉大家以便做题,但是在正式考试中是不会提供任何信息的,需要靠自己听音乐(或辨识乐谱)来进行判断。

Excerpt 1.

Title: “Eroica” Symphony, Mvt. 1

Composer:                

Time Period:                

Genre:                

Form:                

Musical Characteristics (please list at least THREE):                          

Excerpt 2.

Title: Alleluia, O virga mediatrix

Composer:                

Time Period:                  

Genre:                

Form:                

Musical Characteristics (please list at least THREE):       

当然,每个学校的考试形式和题目都有不同。这些题目只是举了一小部分例子。在正式考试中,题目要比这些多很多,大概持续1-2小时。

以上就是对美国大学音乐学院考试要求的介绍,希望能对大家有所帮助,想了解更多美国音乐留学申请方面的介绍,欢迎随时在线咨询我们的专业老师。     

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