The Maastricht Conservatorium Vocal department hosts an average of 40 students from more than 25 countries. It is led by three highly skilled, dynamic and renowned voice teachers: Yvonne Schiffelers, Susanne Schimmack, and Axel Everaert, as well as the highly sought-after vocal coach and accompanist Abigail Richards. In the Bachelor’s programme you will focus on developing your instrument and broadening your musical and artistic horizon. Regular class concerts, Lied projects and cross-studio auditions and workshops are core elements of our philosophy. As a Master’s student, you will focus on exploring and developing your core repertoire, and participate in an annual, fully staged opera production. As the founder and proactive member of the European Opera Academy network consisting of 16 European conservatoires, we take pride in sharing international modules for education, masterclasses and opera productions.
Before you apply
Pre-audition video requirements:
For the pre-audition, the candidate needs to record two video’s that contains:
- 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 the audition programme in one take, in fixed camera position without any editing. The candidate’s face and body should be clearly visible. At the start of the video, the candidate announces his/her Zuyd student number and the programme he or she will perform.
The video’s should be uploaded to an online platform such as YouTube.com or Vimeo.com. It is the candidates responsibility to make sure that the video links work.
Video audition requirements for a Master audition
3 aria’s (opera, operetta or oratorium) from at least 2 different periods in at least two different languages. One aria must be preceded by a recitative.
All repertoire, except the oratorio, must be sung by heart