The entrance exam consists of a practical and a theoretical part. You will have to be successful in both parts in order to secure a place.

Practical Entrance Exam
You should prepare a program of ca. 20 minutes, of which ca. 15 minutes will be chosen by the audition panel in the exam. 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.

The following works can be used as a reference of what is acceptable repertoire, but other works at an equal technical level are also permitted:

  • One Italian sonata from the first half of the XVII century or a diminished madrigal/chanson for upper part.
  • At least two movements chosen from the Concerts Royaux or the Nouveaux Concerts by F. Couperin or a sonata by J. M. Leclair.
  • A sonata by F. Geminiani.
  • Two movements chosen from the Sonatas and Partitas by J.S. Bach or a Fantasia for solo violin by G. Ph. Telemann or a sonata for violin and basso continuo by J.S. Bach or G.F. Händel.

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;

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