The entrance exam consists of a practical and a theory section. 

Practical section entrance exam
You should be able to show an affinity with jazz and have a certain amount of historical awareness. After the practical exam there will be an interview in which your musical background and motivation, as filled in on the application form, will be discussed. Additional questions may be asked, about your attitude towards studying, your experience as a player, your musical interests and future perspectives. Much use will be made of the piano during the course, both in the theoretical as well as the practical lessons. Basic knowledge and abilities at the piano are expected of you.

  • Repertoire: three different pieces from the jazz repertoire
  • Etudes: two (classical) etudes
  • Technical abilities: all major and minor scales
  • Reading: sight reading at basic level
  • Hearing: repeating phrases by ear, playing over chords
  • General: affinity with jazz, sound instrumental technique, abilities in improvisation, musicality, good sense of timing

Theory section entrance exam
The theory section consists of:

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

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