The Clarinet programme at Conservatorium Maastricht offers a broad spectrum of high-level training in solo, chamber, and orchestral performance. Apart from performing your solo repertoire, you will participate in chamber music, an integral part of the Conservatorium Maastricht experience. You will also play in various ensembles which offer you the experience of performing a wide variety of repertoire under the leadership of acclaimed guest conductors.
In the Bachelor’s programme, you will focus on advanced, pre-professional music training to develop knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of practical, theoretical and conceptual aspects of music.
In the Master’s programme, you will continue to develop your musical skills, enabling you to pursue a career at the highest level in many areas of music. At Master’s level, you will be able to specialise in your instrument.
Meet our team
Meet your lecturers
Before you apply
The audition consists of two rounds. For the first round, the candidate submits a portfolio in which the candidate describes his/her motivation and education and professional experience in the field of music. This portfolio also contains the links to the video recordings.
In the second round, the candidate is to an online interview with one of the Master Project Coaches. In this interview we discuss the candidates motivation, experience in the field of research, cultural entrepreneurship. The Master Project Coach furthermore determines the level of English proficiency.
First round: video audition
For the first round, the candidate needs to record 2 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: In the second video, the candidate demonstrates his/her artistic and technical skills. The video should be recorded in one take, without cuts or any edits. The candidate should start by speaking their name and student number of Conservatorium Maastricht. The video should contain 3 repertoire pieces of contrasting musical styles, era and character. We are interested in seeing how you present yourself and your abilities through your programme. The choice or repertoire and the level of execution should demonstrate that you have the artistic and technical level to join a Master programme. In case you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Roeland Hendrikx (email@example.com) or Leon Bosch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Additional video’s (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.
Second round: Live audition
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. Additional repertoire requests can be made by the committee.