Bachelor
Saxophone

Are you that student who wants to become a complete saxophonist in the rich world of classical music? Or rather, a complete musician? Then allow your unique talents to blossom in beautiful Maastricht.

In the Bachelor's programme, you will lay a solid theoretical foundation and develop into a professional saxophonist. In the Master's programme, you will go in depth musically, conduct research and work on your own long-term musical development.

The supporting curriculum offers chamber music, solo and orchestral playing, and orchestra projects. You will be coached by unique musicians with a wealth of experience. Together, we will make your dream come true. You will feel welcome at Conservatorium Maastricht.
 

Meet our team

Meet your lecturers

Jean Pierre Cnoops

Classical Saxophone

Saxophonist and conductor Jean-Pierre Cnoops (born 1969) has been a Saxophone

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Eva van Grinsven

Classical Saxophone

Eva has been teaching classical saxophone at the Maastricht Conservatory sinc

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Curriculum

Curriculum

Major Saxophone

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Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Main Subject and Components related to the Main Subject

24

26

31

47

Main Subject Wind Instruments

24

26

31

47

Professional Development

3

3

3

Basic Digital Tools

2

Health and Well-Being

1

Basic Teaching Skills Instrument Specific Methodology

1

Basic Teaching Skills Lectures

1

Studio Recording Preparation

1

Your Art as a Business Basic Course

2

Your Art as a Business Electives

1

Music Theory

25

23

10

Skills Lab

8

8

Creative Lab

8

8

History of Music

4

2

Choir Classical (General)

2

2

Applied Piano Classical

3

3

Elective Theory Modules

10

Ensemble

8

8

8

6

Projects Symphonic Orchestra/Wind Orchestra

4

4

4

4

Chamber Music

2

2

2

2

Wind Band Lessons

2

2

2

Minor

8

7

Free Space

8

7

Before you apply

Admission
requirements

Pre-audition video requirements:

For the pre-audition, the candidate needs to record two video’s that contains:

  • Video 1: A short introduction of him/herself in English: talk about your musical experiences, your motivation to study music, your main subject and why you choose to audition at Conservatorium Maastricht.
  • Video 2: A recording of the audition programme in one take, in fixed camera position without any editing. The candidate’s face and body should be clearly visible. At the start of the video, the candidate announces his/her Zuyd student number and the programme he or she will perform.

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.

Audition requirements for a Bachelor audition

Études
Record a couple études of contrasting character
Level:

  • Klosé 25 Exercises journalier
  • Mule 18 Exercises d’apres Berbiguier
  • Senon 16 Etudes Rhytmo-Technique

 

Recital pieces
Record a couple (movements of) recital pieces in contrasting character
Level:

  • P. Maurice - Tablaux de Provence
  • D. Milhaud - Scaramouche
  • P. Creston - Sonata