If you choose to study Harp at Conservatorium Maastricht, you choose to spend an intense period discovering and developing your individual talent. You will focus on the many facets of the instrument, ranging from the solo harp repertoire to chamber music and orchestral repertoire, while working towards your own personal goals.
One of the key points in this programme is to gain awareness of your posture, breathing and relaxation, in order to create a full and warm sound and controlled projection.
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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 30 minutes of music, including 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 Anneleen Lenaerts (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.