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.

Online-Live Entrance Exam: Eligible candidates that pass the theory test will be invited to the live-online entrance exam. Together with the invitation, you will receive additional instruction on assignments for the live-online entrance exam. The live-online exam also serves to get to know the main subject teachers and ask questions about the programme.

Then, you will receive notice if you are offered a study place at the Royal Conservatoire, or have been placed on a waiting list, or have unfortunately not been accepted.

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:

  • Three jazz standards, theme and improvisation. At least 1 piece in Swing/Be-Bop, please vary the rhythmic feels and include for example a choice of medium swing, ballad, bossa, jazzwaltz etc.)
  • One technical etude or study including staccato phrasing, legato phrasing and dynamics ( for example Charlier / Maxime Alphonse / Arban).
  • One free choice (“Carte Blanche”): A personal composition, arrangement or a piece of free choice.

The free choice is not mandatory, but allows the admission committee to get valuable information about your artistic and musical affinites and ambitions.

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!