Step 3

Audition & Additional requirements

Completed all the above?

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Now you have registered, you need to take two more steps in this process. First you need to audition, and then you need to submit several documents. We have outlined the process below.


Information about the theoretical part will be shown here shortly.

The written Theory test for Classical Music consists of two components:
1) Fundamentals of Music Theory

2) Aural Skills

1) Written test, part 1: Fundamentals of Music Theory
In the section Fundamentals of Music Theory, the candidate must demonstrate thorough knowledge of and insight into the following areas:
• Reading and writing music notation, in G or F clef
• Knowledge of intervals, scales, triads and the dominant seventh chord.
Example of Written Theory Entrance Examination Fundamentals Classical
Example of Written Theory Entrance Examination Answers

2) Written test, part 2: Aural Skills
In the section Aural Skills, the candidate must demonstrate a trainable musical ear. The following skills will be tested:
• Recognising intervals, both harmonically and melodically.
• Recognising triads and their inversions, both harmonically and melodically.
• Rhythmic dictation
• Melodic dictation
• Recognising mistakes in a played melody.
Example of the written test, part 2 Aural Skills Classical

3) An oral theory examination in the morning – an individual ear training and sight-singing test – lasting half an hour, and the oral test for Classical Music and Music in Education, which consists of the following elements:
• Repeating a melody by singing.
• Singing the bass notes of played chords.
• Repeating and singing intervals.
• Unaccompanied sight-singing.
• Rhythmic sight-singing.
• Inner hearing; recognising a well-known melody from notation.
• If necessary, Aural Skills and/or Fundamentals of Music Theory, as described above under the written test, will be tested more extensively or more in-depth.
• Advanced candidates may also be tested on their level in other theory disciplines (harmony, analysis).
Examples of the elements of the oral test for Classical Music

4) A practical examination in the afternoon
You will do an instrumental or vocal audition. The specific requirements depend on the subject in question. Please read the information about the main subjects in Classical Music beforehand.At the end of day 2, the chair of the admissions panel will tell you in person whether or not you can be admitted. This will be confirmed by e-mail within two weeks. If you are successful, you will be admitted to the Bachelor of Music programme.

On day 2 you will have an interview with the head of department who will tell you in person whether or not you are admissible

This will be confirmed by e-mail within two weeks.

Additional requirements

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If you are a non-Dutch applicant:
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  • you must have proof of the required prior education;
  • you must have passed all parts of the entrance examination;
  • you must have proof of a sufficient command of Dutch or English;
  • you must have paid your tuition fees;
  • you must also submit the following documents: a copy of your (valid) passport; a copy of your diploma and/or certificates of your previous education;