If you choose to study Orchestral Conducting at Conservatorium Maastricht, you will have lessons in a setting with all conducting students present and with two pianists playing the orchestra parts. Observing and analysing each other constructively proves to be very valuable. In this way, more repertoire can be covered.
Focus on symphonic repertoire, as well as opera (recitativo, Aria), rehearsal technique, score marking and analysis, assistant ship during orchestral projects at the conservatoire and in the performing field. We encourage developing projects with fellow students.
Previous students have assisted multiple projects with (professional) orchestras, and are successfully working internationally.
Before you apply
The audition consists of two rounds. For the first round, the candidate needs to record 3 videos that contain:
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 conducting the following pieces with either an ensemble or two pianos.
From Brahms’ 1st Symphony:
1st movement: intro and exposition
4th movement: introduction
Debussy: Prélude a l’apres midi d’un faune
Video 3: A short solo piece on piano, and if applicable a short solo piece on the candidates’ (previous) main instrument
Additional videos (not required): the candidate may provide concert video registrations.
The videos should be uploaded to an online platform such as YouTube.com or Vimeo.com. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make sure that the video links work.
The committee may decide to invite the candidate for an online or in-person live audition after reviewing the video material. The repertoire for the live audition remains the same.
In the second round, the candidate is always invited to an online interview with one of the Master Project Coaches. In this interview we discuss the candidate's motivation and experience in the field of research and cultural entrepreneurship. The Master Project Coach furthermore determines the level of English proficiency.
Please feel free to contact Arjan Tien at firstname.lastname@example.org