If you decide to study Tuba and/or Euphonium at Conservatorium Maastricht, you must be prepared to invest time and energy into developing your individual talent and potential to achieve the highest possible level.
The curriculum offers one-on-one instruction, group instruction, masterclasses and academic subjects (e.g. music theory, music history). With a wide range of performance opportunities in orchestral, chamber music and contemporary music projects and placements, you will be able to combine your passion for performance with professional performance training.
You will be encouraged to learn self-discipline and time management, to explore various career options and to visualise your future career and role in developing your musical landscape.
Before you apply
The audition consists of two rounds. 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 the following:
Record a recital piece. We list here some pieces to indicate the level. The candidate is free to choose repertoire of similar level:
R. Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto
R. Schumann: Adagio and Allegro (arr. F. Cooley)
In addition, the candidate has to record:
A contemporary piece of your own choice
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.