The two-year Master’s programme offers you the chance to focus on your personal artistic vision and refine your musical skills.
You will be able to concentrate on an artistic project, concert or production (from idea to final product), guided by your Master’s coach and main subject teacher.
We will help you to present and communicate your artistry properly.
You also have the option to take lessons with an external coach/artist of your choice!
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)
- The candidate presents him/herself in English at the start of the video
- Then show yourself, playing the double bass for (at least) 10 minutes
- One Classical Etude, sonata or solo piece by Simandl (30 Etudes), Eccles Sonata, Kreutzer (18 Etudes) 2-3 min
- Unaccompanied jazz playing: bebop melody, walking, and solo, a composition of Charlie Parker, Th. Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, or Bud Powell 2-3 min
- Unaccompanied jazz playing: jazz ballad (e.g. Darn That Dream, I Loves You Porgy, I Fall In Love too Easily) 2-3 min
- Unaccompanied jazz playing: modern jazz piece e.g. a composition by Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Claire Fisher, Kenny Wheeler 2-3 min
If you have a video of your Bachelor Final Exam, please share that with us as well as an additional video link.
Depending on your level, you will be invited for an online meeting with the teachers for an online “live” audition.
For the “live” audition, you should be able to play a representative short set (3 pieces), we highly recommend that you do this with your own band! And be ready to do interactive exercises together with the main subject teachers, as well as individual ones, including sight reading, comping and improvising.
The “live” audition should take approximately 20 – 45 minutes.
Finally, after passing the live audition, you will be invited for an interview with the jazz master coordinator to discuss your study and research plans.
The master interview should take approximately 45 – 60 minutes.