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:
1.Successfully submitted electronic form
2.Signed print-out of the electronic form
3.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 (Instrument/Vocal performance): May the 6th – 7th 2017
* Final results: before end of May 2017
The programme should consist of an Etude which demonstrates the applicant´s technical ability and two more pieces from different periods which show diversity in technical skills and interpretation.
* Winds and Brass: 1st part of a Classical Consert
* Strings: A Solo piece by J.S. Bach
* Piano: 1st part from a Classical Sonata
Please, notice that students are expected to provide their accompaniment for the auditions.
Total length: 20-30 minutes.
The programme should consist of two arias and two songs that show diverse quality. The pieces should be from different periods and in different languages.
Furthermore, the applicants should prepare a monologue in Icelandic, about 2 minutes in length.
The text can be taken from an opera, musical or a play. The purpose is to show quality in interpretation and textual use.
The whole performance should take place without score or text.
Total length: 20 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.
In addition to the general requirements, applicants must meet additional requirements regarding their knowledge of music. The assessment criteria are that the applicant has completed a secondary level according to the national music school curriculum guide or the equivalent.
Applicants are expected to demonstrate knowledge equivalent to at least the 7th grade of secondary music school.
All those who meet the general requirements attend an evaluation exam in music theory, harmonic analysis and aural skills.