Master 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’.

Online-Live Entrance Exams
Eligible candidates will be invited to the live-online entrance exam that will take place between April 2022. 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.

Master Project Plan
Before you start the master you must hand in a Master Project Plan. In your Master Project Plan you present your plans for the design of your master's programme and your Master Project in which your artistic development, research and entrepreneurship play an important role. For the Master programme, the Master Project Plan of the candidate will also be discussed during the live-online entrance exam. See the Master Project Plan Guidelines document at the end of the page.

At the beginning of May, 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:

  • One original (composed by the candidate) composition
  • One Jazz Standard or Jazz composition written by Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, John Taylor, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Wheeler, Thelonious Monk (or a comparable piece)

You may record one of the pieces as a solo piano piece.

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 self-made 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, we would namely like to see your hands as you play.

If you are invited to the live-online entrance exam, you will be sent a leadsheet (melody and chords) of a standard during that exam. You will be asked to play the theme and chords (including the chord root) solo at the piano as well as to improvise on the harmonic structure.

Alessandra and Jonty talk about the Master Project

Need help getting started with designing your Master Project Plan? Watch the video below for some inspiration.