Want to become an all-round jazz and commercial trumpet player? You want to play that great jazz solo that sounds like the 'Masters' or even better… sound like yourself, or the demanding studio gig that asks for groovy precision, or play lead trumpet in a professional big band or ... you teaching all this to others.
Conservatorium Maastricht is the perfect place to guide you towards all these goals.
Through advanced modern trumpet techniques and advanced harmonic knowledge you will work on your own musical profile with the professional, future playingfield in mind.
During your 4 years of Bachelor study, our practical and theoretical courses, our weekly bigband and the many combo rehearsals you will be challenged to play all kinds of different jazz-and pop/commercial styles.
You will benefit from our many masterclasses by internationally renowned players.
Long term playing experience on the highest level and teaching skills of the trumpetteachers have proven to take students to highly regarded playing and teaching positions.
The historical city of Maastricht with its numerous jam sessions, jazzfestival and the international proximity to Belgium, Germany and even France gives you plenty of opportunities to cross borders and connect with fellow musicians.
So why not study at the Jazz department at Conservatorium Maastricht and have your passion, ambitions and dreams come to reality!
Before you apply
Share your un-edited video recording links in the portfolio. Videos should be uploaded to your YouTube channel ( if you don’t have one, make one). Set your videos to ‘unlisted’ so only you and we can see them. IMPORTANT: DO NOT send the actual video(s): ONLY LINKS to the video(s)
- Videos should have good audio quality, where we can hear your playing very well. You can make separate short videos or one longer one.
- The candidate presents him/herself in English at the start of the video
- The video is maximum 10 minutes long
Performing several jazz standards from “The Real Book”, for example:
- I love you
- Autumn leaves
- One note samba
Play an etude, for example:
- H. Duhem : 24 Études
- F. Werner : 20 Études
- F. Clodemir : Études Chantantes
You also need to know (not to include in the video).
All major and minor scales, covering the entire range of the instrument and corresponding three-fold and four-fold chords, including the dominant, major and minor 7th chord; ability to demonstrate the above using different playing styles.
Prima Vista: prima vista playing to a satisfactory standard (jazz-specific).
In case that your material is selected you will get an invitation for an online theory test and if necessary, an online meeting with the main subject teachers.