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.
Before you apply
The audition consists of two rounds. For the first round, the candidate needs to record an introduction video and performance videos that contain:
Introduction video: 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.
Performance videos: In these videos, the candidate demonstrates his/her artistic and technical skills. Each piece 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. For the videos you choose and record a 20-minute recital program in total. We want to see you perform a variety of pieces from the classical saxophone repertoire in different styles and character.
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. Additional repertoire requests can be made by the committee.
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.