The Composition class at Conservatorium Maastricht is a dynamic group of students studying music as sound art under the guidance of Vykintas Baltakas. As a student you will receive individual attention, but the emphasis is on group work. In the lessons, we put students with different interests and backgrounds together to inspire critical dialogue. In the “Music Lab” and “Meet the Composer” series, new discussion formats emerge. We approach the study of composition as active research, with projects within and outside the Conservatorium. The class also has strong ties with professional music and cultural institutions in the region, working with partners including Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Musica Sacra festival, Centre Henri Pousseur Liège and Ensemble 88.
Before you apply
Pre-audition video requirements:
For the pre-audition, the candidate needs to send:
- Motivation letter
- Portfolio with original compositions (scores and recordings, if available)
- Video: A short introduction of him/herself in English (optional)
Audition requirements for a Bachelor audition
A video recording of your instrumental or vocal performance of a classical or contemporary work. At the start of the video, the candidate announces his/her Zuyd student number and the programme he or she will perform.
Additional requirements for (online) live-audition
A creative task will be presented during the entrance exam, and has to be realized in a few hours time.
The video’s should be uploaded to an online platform such as YouTube.com or Vimeo.com. It is the candidates responsibility to make sure that the video links work.