Parents & Students
Next test: February 6th/7th, 2021
Information about Covid
There is a general obligation to wear masks from the age of 9.
The level test is always carried out in accordance with the latest assessments and specifications of the federal and cantonal authorities in order to take into account the health of the participants, the experts and their families. Due to the development of the situation around COVID-19, it is possible that the level test will be carried out with certain restrictions and security measures. When implementing any measures, care will be taken to ensure that this does not interfere with the participants' perfomance and tests. The current protection concepts apply. The music schools reserve the right to conduct the level test in a mixed form with a classroom event and online examination or only as an online format.
Getting There is All the Fun
Dear parents and guardians,
Your music school offers students the opportunity to develop musically according to their individual requirements. In the context of quality development, the music schools of Erlenbach, Küsnacht, Zollikon and Zumikon hold perform grade tests. These tests, which take place annually, are based on a holistic music education and help to determine overall ability. The tests are voluntary and are intended first and foremost to motivate. They should help the students to achieve their goals in music lessons.
Who is the test for?
The grade test is offered for singing and all instruments. The registration decision is taken by the student in close consultation with the teacher. The music teacher determines the grade together with the student and prepares him for the test.
When does the Grade Test take place?
The grade test will take place on Saturday, 6 February and Sunday, 7 February 2021. Date preferences can unfortunately not be considered. The test time and venue will be communicated to you at the start of January 2021. Please already reserve these two days.
What do you have to be able to do who listens?
Refer to the guide for the exact requirements. The test is conducted in the presence of the music teacher by an external specialist in the corresponding instrument or in voice and takes 10 or 15 minutes depending on the grade. There will be a short feedback. The decision of the expert cannot be appealed.
What happens if the students make a mistake?
Mistakes are part of life. It is not error-free playing which is being tested but the expression and joy of playing. When a student is well prepared, the expert will note it even if every now and then an error creeps in. If a student does not pass the test he can repeat it in a year.
Does the student get a reward?
On passing the test, the student will receive a certificate and a pin of the appropriate grade.
The registration is carried out by the teacher. Following the receipt of the registration, you will receive a confirmation email. After a short confirmation on your part, your child is definitely registered.
Because the organisation of the grade test is fairly expensive, we will charge a fee of CHF 40, from grade 5 CHF 60. (External students up to grade 4 CHF 60, from grade 5 CHF 90.) Additional expenses are covered by the music schools. The amount will be charged with the next termly invoice. Your registration is binding. No refund can be claimed for non-attendance.
Registration deadline is November 14th, 2020
The individual subject teachers and the school management are at your disposal for further questions. We look forward to your active participation and even now wish all students a great deal of fun and success!