Bachelor general information

As a first step in the admission procedure, we will consider your recordings and motivation form. Please consult this link regarding the application.

Video recordings: Please submit three or more video recordings with a total length of approximately 15-18 minutes. Choose pieces with different rhythmical feels that show your overall musical, artistic and technical level. Make sure to check the additional info and instructions per instrument below.

Upload the video recordings to YouTube or Vimeo. Make a PDF or word document listing the activated links and upload the document in ‘Osiris Aanmeld’.

Motivation form: Please download the form here, answer the questions including the specific questions for the Jazz department and upload the form to ‘Osiris Aanmeld’.

Theory test: Based on the recordings and the motivation form eligible candidates are invited to the theory exam. Find more info about the theory exam here.

If you have any questions, please contact Bart Suèr, Head of the Department.

Please contact Student Administration if you have technical questions regarding the application and upload of documents.

Practical section entrance exam

Please submit the following video recordings:

Two jazz tunes

A rhythmical piece including vocal (scat) improvisation in a tonality of your choice – choose from these tunes (or choose a comparable piece

  • All the Things You Are
  • I Thought About You
  • Route 66
  • Night & Day
  • Yardbird Suite
  • Wave (medium bossa)
  • No More Blues (medium bossa)
  • Stella By Starlight
  • Twisted
  • Alone Together

    A more lyrical piece in a tonality of your choice - choose from these tunes (or choose a comparable piece)

    • Misty
    • Angel Eyes
    • How Insensitive (slow bossa)
    • Everytime We Say Goodbye
    • You Go To My Head
    • Alice In Wonderland (waltz)
    • A Child Is Born (waltz)
    • Body And Soul
    • You Don’t Know What Love Is
    • ‘Round Midnight

    A vocal etude (for example Vaccai/Sieber) or classical piece (for example from Arie Antiche), or a different choice of a vocal song, for example a folk song (possibly in the candidate’s own mother tongue)

    A free choice (Carte Blanche): A personal composition, arrangement or a piece of free choice.

    Please record the repertoire preferably with live accompaniment. If this is not possible due to current circumstances, please use a playalong (iRealpro, Aebersold playalong, YouTube playalong, or selfmade playalong) for accompaniment.

    Please make sure the playalong is heard on your recording.

    Please make sure that you are fully visible on the video recordings!