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Frequently Asked Questions


1. What should I do to register for the entrance exam?

You must complete this form, which can be found in the section on the Admission Process. If the period is closed, you can ask for information on the date of the next exam here.

2. I’m having problems in sending the application form

Check that you are respecting the character limitation established in some fields and that you are not using characters from your language that do not exist in Spanish (for example: ß, Ł, ǽ). If you are unable to successfully send the form, please contact us at this email: esmrs@albeniz.com.

3. What fees do I have to pay to audition?

It is not necessary to pay a fee to register or audition. The process is free.

4. Should I bring a piano accompanist to the audition?

The school provides a piano accompanist for auditions in each of the departments, but with prior notice you can appear with your own piano accompanist.

5. Can you enrol in two or more departments?

You can enrol in all the departments you want, specifying the chosen repertoire in each of them.

6. What is involved in the musical analysis test?

This consists of the harmonic, formal, stylistic and historical analysis of a score (not necessarily of the instrument you are applying for), whose difficulty corresponds to the level found upon completion of the Professional Music Qualification.

7. Can you perform the audition online?

The audition is held in person at the headquarters of the Reina Sofia School of Music in Madrid.

8. What is the audiovisual support required in the registration?

This is a recording of a piece of your choice, which should last approximately 10 minutes. This recording should be accessible on any online platform: YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, etc. You can indicate up to three links.

9. What documents should I bring?

  • ID size photograph
  • Certification of studies completed
  • Copy of the DNI, NIE or passport
  • Scores of the works you are going to perform

10. When should I submit the documentation?

It is mandatory to present it on the day of the audition.

11. Can I apply even if I do not live in Spain?

Yes, candidates from all countries can take part in the admission process. You should take this information into consideration.

12. Can I enrol again in the entrance exams despite not having been selected in previous years?

All candidates may apply as often as they want, provided they meet the requirements of the call.

13 What study programmes are offered?

The School offers various curricula: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree and Private Degree. You can find all the information about the different programmes in the section on School Curriculum.

14. Do you offer distance learning?

No, all students at the School must establish their residence in Madrid.

15. Are Erasmus students admitted?

At this time there is no Erasmus agreement. All students must study at the School for a full academic year (from October to June).

16. Can I take only the performance classes? Are there any other compulsory classes?

Students at the School must attend both the performance classes as well as the theory classes in the study programme.

17. Are the classes in Spanish and English?

The performance classes are taught in Spanish or English. Theory classes are taught in Spanish. Classes that are taught in other languages have an interpreter.

18. Is a certificate of Spanish language level required?

It is not necessary to present any certificate. The official language at the school is Spanish, so an intensive Spanish course will be offered to all non-Spanish-speaking students in their first year of studies.