The Royal Conservatoire The Hague offers a two year master specialisation ‘Ensemble Percussion’ in cooperation with Slagwerk Den Haag (SDH). The programme is intended for highly motivated percussionists who wish to become versatile, all-round musicians. A single student will be admitted each academic year who, in consultation, will play in a maximum of three of SDH's diverse projects each year. This will enable the student to gain experience of performing on stage in concerts but also, depending on the projects available, experience in an educative and multidisciplinary context. The student will be coached by SDH members. The student receives a scholarship from SDH equal to the amount of the tuition fee.

 

The Master Ensemble Percussion is offered jointly by Slagwerk Den Haag (SDH) and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague and is a specialisation within the Master of Music Percussion of the Royal Conservatoire. Every student that is accepted in the Master of Music Percussion may audition to be admitted to this exciting programme.

The Master Ensemble Percussion enables the student to gain experience of performing on stage in concerts but also, depending on the projects available, experience in an educative and multidisciplinary context.

 

Besides technical- and musical aspects, the main focus of this audition will be on communication, creativity and flexibility.

Audition requirements:
1) We would like you to write a letter of motivation (max. 300 words) in which you’ll share with us;

  • your motivation to audition for this program

  • why you think you are qualified

  • what you hope to develop and achieve

This motivation letter will be part of your audition and should be sent no later than 30 April to: info@slagwerkdenhaag.nl

(att. Fedor Teunisse | subject: motivation letter Master Ensemble Percussion)

2) Furthermore we expect you to prepare excerpts from the following works:


3) Besides performing excerpts, the audition may also include working with SDH-percussionists and discussing your motivation, and working with a stage-director on some theatrical aspects of your performance.

 

Slagwerk Den Haag is fascinated by everything concerned with sound, pulse and materials that produce sound.

 Since 1977 SDH has developed leading percussion projects that have been successfully executed on stages in the Netherlands and abroad. Projects range from concert programmes with newly commissioned compositions and core percussion repertoire to educational activities and multidisciplinary performances.

 

Contact:

Head of Classical Music department

Wim Vos 

 

Coordinator Classical Music department

Else van Ommen

+31 70 3151420