The Master specialisation Ensemble Academy is a collaboration between Asko|Schönberg, Calefax, Ensemble Klang, New European Ensemble, Slagwerk Den Haag, Korzo, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ and the Royal Conservatoire.

Every student that auditions for a Master of Music programme can also apply for the master specialisation Ensemble Academy. To be admitted to this programme, the student is required to play at least one composition that was written after 1950.
The master specialisation Ensemble Academy gives the student the opportunity to get experienced in being on stage and being in an educational and multidisciplinary context. Next to technical and musical aspects, the focus of the audition is on communication, creativity and flexibility.

Entry requirements:

1. Motivation letter (max 300 words) with addressing at least the following:

- your motivation for this specialisation;
- why you are suited for the specialisation;
- what you hope to develop and achieve in the programme.


2. Prepare the following:

- (a part of) a concert
- two pieces – one of them being written after 1950.

3. An interview about your motivation is also part of the admission procedure.

All orchestral instruments are represented within the master specialisation Ensemble Academy, including piano and saxophone. (Unfortunately, no guitar or accordion.)