You can only audition for the Complementary Subject Early Music after successful admission to the regular master’s programme of the Classical Department at the Royal Conservatoire.

Admission to the Complementary Subject is competitive: the departments will accept only a small number of students in Master 1 for the Complementary Subject. Candidates are expected to already possess extensive skills in the field of Early Music or Jazz.

Submission materials: Complementary Subject Early Music and Jazz

After you are admitted to the Master’s programme, you will be asked to submit:

  • Representative recordings that demonstrate affinity with performance practice of Early Music or Jazz(approximately 15-20 minutes)
  • a motivation letter (350-450 words) that explains the following:
    • your motivation for applying to take the Complementary Subject
    • how the Complementary Subject is integrated into your Master Project Plan


The deadline for submitting the recordings and motivation letter is June 1st. You will be informed of the outcome of the audition by July 1st.

Admission criteria Complementary Subject

  • musical and stylistic affinity with Early Music or Jazz
  • the ability to perform relevant repertoire
  • potential for development within the genre
  • the degree of integration between the Complementary Subject and the Master Project Plan