Entrance Exams

We will assess your application on the basis of a recording. In order to process your application, we need the following materials no later than February 29th.

  • A recording. We would like to ask you to submit at least two recordings with a total duration of 15-20 minutes. The programme selection should represent several styles and periods. The practical exam serves the aim to evaluate you in terms of musicality, technical ability, level of stylistic knowledge and affinity with the performed repertoire. More information about making the video can be found on the application page.

At least on one of the following instruments the basic techniques need to be adequate :

  • Theorbo Kapsberger (preludio, Kapsperger) Piccinini (ciaconna), Robert de Visee (prelude) Melli (corrente detta la spenserata)
  • Archlute Zamboni (preludio) Kapsberger (corrente 2)
  • Baroque guitar: Sanz (espanoletta, preludio) Roncalli (part of suitte)
  • Vihuela: Fuenllana (2 voice polyphone piece) Milan (Fantasia 1, pavana)
  • Baroque lute: S.L. Weiss Suite in d - moll Prelude, Allemande Esajas Reusner Suite g moll: Allemande, Courante
  • Renaissance Lute: John Dowland: Preludium, Fortune; Francesco da Milano No. 1,16,22

From this can be selected: a simple polyphonic work, a rhytmically free piece (prelude, toccata or fantasie) a dance and/or a work with basso ostinato.

Theoretical section entrance exam
The theory section consists of:

  • a written hearing test
  • a written test in general music theory
  • an individual practical solfège test

Click here for theory exam examples

The candidates will be approached in April for an interview via video call (in Microsoft Teams).

If you have questions about your study programme, you can get in touch with the Head of Department Teunis van der Zwart; t.vanderzwart@koncon.nl.

With technical questions regarding your application or uploading video, please contact Student Administration.