Because of the Covid-19 situation the entrance auditions take place online

Video recording

As part of the application for the Master of Music in Choral Conducting we ask you to upload a recent video recording of yourself conducting. The recording exists of two contrasting pieces, totalling between 15 and 30 minutes overall, filmed from the players’ view of the conductor.

You can record the music in the original version, with piano or without piano/ensemble. At least one piece should be a recording with choir or ensemble.

For the application for the Master of Music in Choral Conducting you also have to send us a video recording of yourself singing. The choice of repertoire is free, this can also be an etude. The recording lasts between 3 and 10 minutes.

Next to this we ask you to make a short video recording of yourself playing the piano, preferably a chorale by J.S. Bach, but other repertoire is also allowed. This recording lasts also between 3 and 10 minutes.

Upload your recording on YouTube and send us the URL. Please make sure that the privacy settings of the recording are “unlisted” or “public”.

Preselection process

During the preselection meeting the selection committee will judge your recordings and discuss the other application documents. As a result of the discussion we decide whether we invite you for an entrance exam.

Before April 1, you will hear if you are invited to the entrance exam.

Entrance exam

The actual entrance exam will be an online interview about your videos, your motivation to choose for this programme and your experiences as a conductor and/or performing musician. Next to this the committee can ask you some general questions about choral conducting.

The online entrance exams are in the week of April 19, 2021.


Don’t hesitate to contact Jaike Bakker when you have questions about the application process, the repertoire or for other questions regarding the conducting department of the Royal Conservatoire.