Admission is now open for the academic year starting in September 2021.
Please submit the following form of interest and we will respond with specific instructions and the application form which you need to fill in and submit. Naturally, we will also provide you with any additional information you may request.
Please note that the deadline for the submission of the fully completed application (including all supporting documentation) and the video recording is the 31st of July 2021.
Interviews and auditions
Due to COVID-19, all auditions for entry in September 2021 will be by video recording. For details please see the separate section below. If needed, the interviews will take place through teleconference platforms. The ACCM endeavours to provide applicants with at least 14 days’ notice of the interview date. Applicants will also be invited to provide details prior to the interview of any medical, special educational, or cultural needs that should be taken into consideration.
Video Audition requirements
The applicants should submit a new or at least recent video recording, comprising a free choice programme of at least three contrasting works (could be movements rather than complete works) from established repertoire of their instrument/vocal study, demonstrating diversity of character and style.
The maximum length of the programme should be 40 minutes, in one take. It should not be edited and should be played from memory.
Accompanied works should be performed with an accompaniment. For pianists, specifically, only solo works are permitted (not concerto repertoire).
Along with the video, the applicants should submit a spoken video 5 minutes long in English, which should include information such as their name, their musical background, their career aspirations, and the reason why have they chosen to apply for the ACCM’s BMus (Hons) Music programme.
Please note that the video recording should be of high quality. The applicants should bear in mind that the audio quality is more important than the video quality.
The video recording should be sent via an accessible web link which does not expire and allows the recipient to download it locally in the quality that it was originally intended and which will enable a fair assessment of the candidate’s performance.
Please email the link to: email@example.com
For any assistance or additional information you may need for the application process please feel free to contact us preferably by submitting the form found here.
Application and assessment
Applications to the ACCM’s BMus (Hons) Music programme, should be made via the ACCM’s systems and services. Only fully completed applications containing all requested information and (where required) supporting evidence will be considered. Incomplete applications may delay consideration or lead to the withdrawal of the application from the process.
Decisions regarding admission to the ACCM’s BMus (Hons) Music programme are made on the basis of a fully completed application (including all supporting documentation) and a live or (in special occasions) pre-recorded audition. Due to COVID-19, all auditions for entry in September 2021 will be by video recording. For details about this please see the separate section below. The ACCM will normally attempt to make its decision and communicate this to the applicants within August 2021.
Candidates for the Athens Conservatoire College of Music (ACCM) BMus (Hons) Music programme should possess a Greek Apolytereion (secondary education certificate) with a minimum grade of Lian Kalos (minimum note 16/20 or 80% of top grade) or its international equivalent, along with ABRSM Grade VII (or equivalent) in instrumental or vocal performance, ABRSM Grade V (or equivalent) in music theory and ABRSM Grade VII (or equivalent) in aural skills.
Applicants who demonstrate extraordinary musical talent during their auditions, and/or come with substantial prior experiential learning, and/or have previous academic and/or professional experience, may be considered for admission even if they do not meet the above minimum requirements. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
English language proficiency
Applicants must be competent in English language. Applicants will be required to possess English language skills of at least B2 standard on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in all four components (reading, writing, speaking, listening), equivalent to an IELTS score (or equivalent English Language qualification) of 6.0 with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower that 5.5.
The Athens Conservatoire College of Music (ACCM) is committed to the principle of fairness and seeks to operate recruitment, selection and admissions procedures that are transparent, reliable and inclusive. ACCM is committed to a pro-active approach in offering information, advice and guidance to ensure clear, transparent and reliable communication regarding ACCM’s BMus (Hons) Music programme and its requirements.
Minimum entry requirements, both academic and non-academic (including competence in the English language), for entry to the ACCM will be reviewed annually. These entry requirements will reflect ACCM’s commitment to ensuring fair access and assessing a student’s ability to succeed on the ACCM’s BMus (Hons) Music programme, while seeking to enrich the institution’s community and intellectual life.
Information, advice, and guidance
The ACCM is committed to the provision of high-quality information, advice, and guidance on all aspects of the application and the decision-making process that follows the submission of an application. Furthermore, the ACCM is committed to providing information, advice, and guidance that takes into consideration the specific and diverse needs of individuals and that ensures equity opportunities, supporting the recruitment of students from all backgrounds and experiences.
The ACCM welcomes applications from prospective students from outside of Greece. These students will be considered using the standard processes for application consideration. The ACCM will consider the equivalency of international qualifications.
Applicants with disabilities of specific learning needs
The ACCM welcomes applications from applicants with disabilities, which includes those with specific learning difficulties and long-term health conditions, and is committed to a policy that allows, as far as possible, for equality of opportunity and access to higher education. No discrimination on account of disability shall be shown against any person in determining whether or not they shall be admitted to ACCM’s BMus (Hons) Music programme and ACCM recognises the need, under the terms of the relevant Greek legislation and also aligned with the UK Equality Act 2010, to make reasonable adjustments throughout the admissions process to accommodate the needs of any applicant who has declared a disability.
Applicants will be provided the opportunity, throughout the admissions process, to request reasonable adjustments, which can include, but are not limited to: additional time in the auditioning process; provision of a scribe; an accessible interview space; the provision of a sign language interpreter at interview; and the consideration of factors that may have impacted upon prior academic performance.
Refugees and asylum seekers
The ACCM welcomes applications from those who have been granted refugee status and understand that additional procedures will need to be followed where documentation is not available or available in a limited way. The ACCM will consider these applications on a case-by-case basis in accordance with Greek legislation.
The ACCM recognises the right of every individual to choose whether to be open about their gender identity (and history) and when individuals disclose this information to the ACCM, it will be treated with the utmost sensitivity.
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