Bachelor Composition

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.

Meet our team

Meet your lecturers

Vykintas Baltakas

Classical Composition

Vykintas Baltakas (1972) is a musical Scheherazade.

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Curriculum

Curriculum

Major Composition

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Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Main Subject and Components related to the Main Subject

33

37

34

50

Main Subject Composition

30

34

31

47

Music Lab

2

2

1

1

Music Performance

1

1

2

2

Professional development

5

3

8

3

Basic Digital Tools

2

Health and Well-Being

1

Knowledge of Orchestral Instruments

2

Advanced Digital Tools

2

3

Studio Recording Preparation

1

Your Art as a Business Basic Course

2

Your Art as a Business Electives

1

Playing from Score (Orchestra)

2

3

Music Theory

22

20

10

Skills Lab

8

8

Creative Lab

8

8

History of Music

4

2

Choir Classical (General)

2

2

Elective Theory Modules

10

Minor

8

7

Free Space

8

7

Before you apply

Admission
requirements

Pre-audition video requirements:

For the pre-audition, the candidate needs to send:

  • CV
  • 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.