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Applying for the Bachelor of Music

To gain admission to Higher Music Education at Taller de Músics you must make an entrance test, in accordance with the provisions of resolution ENS/503/2017, of March 8th, which establishes the basis of the specific entrance test for higher artistic education, and convened by Resolution EDU/571/2020, of February 27, which calls for tests of access to higher artistic education adapted to the European Higher Education Area, corresponding to the 2020-2021 academic year.

The objective of the tests is to evaluate the aptitudes of potential candidates and to determine whether or not they are equipped to study for a Bachelor of Music in their chosen speciality. Furthermore, in the event of having more candidates than places, the tests serve to identify those candidates who most merit their place on the course.


Applying for the Bachelor of Music

Areas and study modes

Available places course 2020-2021 (june)

The areas and study modes for which entrance tests have been convened are the following:

  • Performance (61): 
    • Jazz and Modern Music: Accordion modalities (2), electric bass (5), drums (5), singing (5), clarinet (4), double bass (3), transverse flute (4), electric guitar (5), percussion (2), piano (5), saxophone (5), keyboards (2), trombone (2), horn (2), trumpet (2), violin (2), cello (2).
    • Flamenco: Singing (2) guitar (3).
  • Composition (8)
  • Music pedagogy (8). Singing (2), guitar (3), others (3).
  • Music Management & Production (8)

Candidates may apply for a maximum of two study modes.

Once the initial call for application is finalised and matriculation is completed in the Bachelor of Music, if there are still unfilled places, there shall be a second round of specific tests in September.


  1. It is necessary to have a Baccalaureate degree. If you do not have a Baccalaureate, you must be 18 years of age or older (or meet them during 2017) and pass a maturity test that validates the objectives of the baccalaureate requirements. The registration process and the basis of this test can be found in Annex 2 of Resolution ENS / 504/2017, of March 8 or on the website of the Department of Education.
    In order to approve an equivalent degree obtained abroad, the procedure established by the Department of Education must be followed.
  1. It is necessary to have the Professional  Degree in Music. In case of not possessing it, a specific exercise should be performed in the same center where the tests are done. Accepted as equivalent to the Professional Music Degree title: Professional Title of the Plan of 42, Middle Degree of Music of the Plan of 66, Middle Degree of Music of the LOGSE, title of Professional Degree of Music of the LOE, Higher Degree in Music from a different specialty than the one you want to enroll.
  2. People who want to access the studies or want to improve the qualification obtained have a maximum of three calls in the same center and degree or specialty.
  3. Each applicant can present a maximum of two specialties, fields or modalities.


Exceptionally, students over 16 years of age who are attending the sixth year of professional music or dance education, or who have passed the entrance exam to the sixth professional degree course, and who wish to access the higher artistic art studies may also be presented or dance, in accordance with the eighth additional provision of Royal Decree 1614/2009 of October 26, which establishes the organization of higher artistic education regulated by Organic Law 2/2006, of May 3, on education, amended by Royal Decree 21/2015, of January 23.

Specific educational needs

Applicants with specific educational needs derived from physical, psychic or sensory disabilities or other serious disorders, who have official recognition, can request the additional resources necessary to participate in the entrance exam. The process for requesting these adaptations, addressed to the General Directorate for Family and Educational Community Care of the Department of Education, can be found in point 4 of Annex 1 of Resolution ENS / 504/2017, of March 8 .

Documentation for registration

Together with the registration form, the following documentation must be submitted:

  • Original and photocopy of the DNI or, failing that, NIE or Passport.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or title guard) or valid academic equivalent, if applicable *
  • Title (or title guard) of Professional Music Degree or valid academic equivalent, if applicable *
  • For underage students: original and photocopy of the family book, and original and photocopy of the ID of the applicant (father or mother or guardian).


* In the event that the applicant takes the last course of the Professional or Baccalaureate studies, or is processing the homologation and therefore does not have the supporting documents to have passed them, they must provide them at the time of registration .

Effect and validity of the tests

Entrance test results are only valid for matriculation in the same academic year as the test is taken.

The admission of candidates who have passed the tests will be based on the results obtained and calculated in descending order for each area, pathway and study mode.

Transitional provision 1.2 of the decree 63/2001 assumes furthermore, that students coming from a Study Programme derived from the decree 2618/1966, shall ask for the recognition of the subjects in accordance with the established equivalencies.

Students who sit the entrance tests for the Bachelor of Music at the ESEM will be given priority when awarding the available places. The remaining places will be available to the remaining students who have passed the entrance tests in any other Authorised Higher Education Centre.

June 10 (on the afternoon): provisional list of admitted and excluded to tests

June 11: claims period

June 12: definitive publication of admitted and excluded

Registration for the call for the specific test it will be in Taller de Músics (Segre, 24-32, 3rd floor, 08030 Barcelona).

The cost for students of the School of Music of Taller de Músics and/or COS will be 75€ for one specialty and 120€ for two.

For other applicants, 145€ one specialty and € 230 two.


  • Theoretical tests: June 22
  • Instrumental tests: from 23 to 26 June

Last date update 10/06/2020

Transcript Transfer

Access to Taller de Músics ESEM may be undertaken via the transfer of a transcript from another official Spanish higher music education centre. Students who wish to undertake this transfer of a transcript to Taller de Músics ESEM must request admission by filling out the relevant form and submitting a brief academic CV either to the Secretariat of the centre or online. Music performance recordings must be also provided (preferably with links), or own compositions for Composition students. Taller de Músics ESEM would be able to ask for a personal interview with the applicant.

Once the request has been processed, if it is accepted by Taller de Músics ESEM, the student must complete the relevant paperwork in their centre of origin and matriculate in Taller de Músics ESEM within the standard general matriculation period.

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Students from centres outside Spain

Students who have begun higher music studies in a centre outside Spain must sit the regular entrance tests and, once these are passed, may request academic recognition of credits if they correspond to studies within the EHEA, or the validation of credits from outside the EHEA.

Students from Taller de Músics ESEM who wish to transfer their transcript to another Spanish higher education centre must follow the procedure set out by the destination centre. In the event of being accepted, students must notify Taller de Músics ESEM Secretariat in writing and attach the official document from the destination centre which demonstrates the acceptance of the transfer. The handling fees for this process will have a cost.

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