Application and Admission Procedure


Selection procedure

1. First round of selection based on a YouTube recording, study plan, motivation letter and curriculum vitae submitted by the candidate.

2. Second round, live or skype audition and interview about the study plan (45 minutes). During the live audition candidates need to present themselves shortly on the piano as well to show level and understanding of jazz. Candidates also have the possibility to show other relevant skills. For example, own arrangements or compositions.

After each selection round you will be informed about the outcome.
If your study plan is found to be not sufficient the first time you will be given the opportunity to improve your plan once. You need to do this within 4 days after you have been contacted by the committee.

Digital recording requirements

• YouTube recording without breaks of representative quality not older than 6 months
• 3 pieces of choice, in different styles, tempo's. Original music is fine, but at least one standard.
• Level needs to meet the requirements of a Bachelor of Music final exam

Study Plan

Click here for the Study Plan Specifications

Motivation Letter

Click here for the Motivation Letter Specifications

English language skills

In order to be admitted to the master program, a demonstrable English language skill level IELTS 6 or equivalent is required. Candidates have to send in a copy of a certificate or have to do a test demonstrating this level. 


The day of the entrance exam

You will receive the invitation for your entrance exam by mail. At the day of the entrance exam you can make yourself known at the information desk one hour before your exam. Here you will be told where the practical exam takes place. Please read the invitation carefully, date and time are mentioned in the invitation.

Rehearsal time

When you chose for accompaniment by the conservatoire you will have 20 to 30 minutes to rehearse with the combo. Only when sheet music was send 2 weeks before the exam.

Practical exam

The duration of the total exam is approximately 45minutes.
You will start the exam with the practical part. After this you will have an interview with the committee about your study plan and motivation letter.

Result of the exam

Right after the entrance exam the committee will let you know if your level of playing is sufficient. If your level is sufficient you will be placed on the waiting list. After all the entrance exam for your instrument are finished the committee will decide who will be admitted to the Prince Claus Conservatoire. Candidates who are accepted will be informed about this by phone or e-mail and will be asked if they accept the admission. It is of great importance that you answer this questions as soon as possible. Candidates who are not immediately admitted will be informed about this and will stay on the waiting list.
All the candidates receive an official letter with the result of their exam in the beginning of July.

Apply for the entrance exam

 

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