There is a pre-selection based on the materials you send in with your application. Record repertoire in which your technical and artistic abilities are visible. One of the pieces may be a piece in which you sing in a small ensemble (max 8 singers).

The auditions are taking place at the Royal Conservatoire
Audition date: t.b.a.

If you are invited to the auditions on the basis of the pre-selection, you prepare the compulsory repertoire for your voice type listed below. Next to that, you prepare 2 lieder or arias in another language and period than the compulsory repertoire. Part of the audition is an ensemble workshop with members of the Nederlands Kamerkoor. Also, we will talk to you about your motivation and the Master Study Plan you have sent in.

Compulsory repertoire

Soprano: Gustav Mahler – Liebst du um Schönheit (in E-flat)

Alto 1: J. Brahms – Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer (in c-sharp minor)

Alto 2: J. Brahms – Sapphische Ode (in D)

Tenor: F. Mendelssohn – Dann werden die Gerechten leuchten (From: Oratorium Elias)

Bass 1: R. Schumann – Mit Myrthen und Rosen (in b minor)

Bass 2: F. Schubert – Der Doppelgänger (in g minor)

Ensemble repertoire

G. P. da Palestrina – Super flumina Babylonis

J. S. Bach – Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden

C. Debussy – Dieu! , qu’il la fait bon regarder (from Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléance)

Master Study Plan

Before you start the master you must hand in a Master Study Plan. This plan needs to contain the following: your motivation for following the Master study, the specific principal study you wish to follow and the goals you wish to accomplish, the research programme and its relationship to the principal subject and any other personal wishes for the study. You can find the Master Study Plan Guidelines in the download section at the end of the page.