IAA employs a standard electronic application form.
The application process is threefold; first you submit the application, then you pay the application fee, and finally you print the application and sign it. The application should then be handed in or sent to the relevant department office together with the required documents.
It is necessary to include a passport photo with the electronic form. The application fee is 5000 ISK. Please note: It is possible to save the application while working on it.
An application is not valid until the applicant has paid the application fee and the IAA has received the following documents:
Successfully submitted electronic form Signed print-out of the electronic form Certified copy of degree certificate(s) and programme/course transcript(s) (PDF)
Applicants should submit a detailed record of higher education up to the present, including programmes of study taken and grades achieved. This may be submitted in Icelandic or English.
Applications are evaluated on the basis of general requirements
* Evaluation exam in Music Theory: April the 28th or May the 5th
* Auditions (organ): May 2017
* Final results: before end of May 2017
The programme should consist of pieces which show diversity in technical skills and interpretation.
Total length: 20-30 minutes.
Basic qualification for acceptance into the IAA is a secondary school exam (Icelandic stúdentspróf) or completion of an equivalent program.
Applicants who do not meet these general requirements must demonstrate maturity and knowledge which can be evaluated as equivalent to the missing education.
This study programme is a cooperative programme with the National Church’s Music School. In addition to the Entrance Exam, the admission requirements for this programme is to have completed a Church Musicians Examination
All those who meet the general requirements attend to an evaluation exam in music theory, harmonic analysis and aural skills.