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 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. If needed you can upload also one piece without 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”.

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 wind band conducting.

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

Information

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.

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