Admission procedure Master Classical Music

In order to study at Codarts, you must first audition. On this page you will find our complete admission procedure.

Step 1: Register via Studielink, please click here
a. Register in Studielink.
b. After registration you will receive login details for Osiris Aanmelding (please read this guide).
c. Complete the registration in Osiris Aanmelding, upload a passport photo, upload your Research Proposal (please click here) and your musical CV.
d. Upload (YouTube) links to your music recordings with video (see Step 2).

Your Research Proposal, musical CV and links to music recordings can be adjusted in Osiris Aanmelding until 15-02-2022 at the latest at 16.00.

Step 2: Music recordings for online portfolio
You need to provide at least 3 (video) recordings (max. 4 minutes per recording) in Osiris Aanmelding. You can upload separate links to these videos in Osiris Aanmelding, for example to YouTube or Vimeo. We advise you to set the link of your videos to ‘hidden’ so they will not be visible to the public.

– You can upload separate links to these videos in your portfolio. Link for example to SoundCloud or YouTube.
– Please note that we do not accept CDs, DVDs and MP3s via email.

N.B.: The requirements for Composition differ; please click here.

Step 3: Invitation to the audition
Based on your digital portfolio, the admissions committee decides whether you will be invited for an entrance exam at Codarts. Our student administration (ASC) will inform you. The audition dates in March will be published on our website in due time.

Step 4: The audition
a. Practical part
At the live audition we will assess your talent, knowledge, skills and development possibilities. You will be required to perform in front of a committee. For further requirements please click here. A pianist will be present if necessary to accompany you.

You are responsible for:– being available on the audition days as mentioned on the website;– your travels to and stay in Rotterdam;– sheet music for the piano accompaniment.

b. Theoretical part
An online (via Zoom) conversation will take place in which you will discuss your Research Proposal and assess your level of English speech.

Step 5: Results audition
Together with the admissions committee, the management of the study programme will determine  whether you can be admitted. Codarts has a limited number of study places available, so it may take some time before you finally hear by email whether you have been admitted or not.

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