First round (video)
As part of the application for the Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting we ask you to upload a recent video recording of yourself conducting. The recording exists of a minimum of two contrasting pieces, totalling between 15 and 30 minutes overall, filmed from the players’ view of the conductor. At least one piece should be with orchestra, ensemble or piano.

The repertoire has to be comparable in difficulty to:

- P.A. Grainger – Lincolnshire Posy

- A. Reed – Symphony no. 3

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

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 a live audition. On April 1 the latest, you will hear if you are invited to the next round.

Second round (live)
During the live audition you will work with a wind band in The Hague or the surrounding area. A month before, you will be informed about the repertoire. The live audition will be judged by a jury.

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

Alessandra and Jonty talk about the Master Project

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