Admission procedure Master Classical Music

In order to study Classical Music at Codarts you first have to do an audition. This page contains all the information about the entrance procedure. The procedure consists of a preselection and an audition


All auditions will take place online this year, due to the current measures in the Netherlands regarding Covid-19.


Step 1: prepare an online portfolio (preselection)

To take part in the auditions in March 2021, you need to hand in a portfolio. Codarts will use this to make a preselection. Our student administration would like to receive one (1) link to your portfolio (public link dropbox, google drive), send the link to asc@codarts.nl.

The portfolio consists of:

  1. Video recordings
    These recordings should consist of at least 3 pieces audio and video
    * You can upload separate links to these video’s in your portfolio
    ** Please note that we do not accept CDs or DVDs, nor MP3s via email.
  2. Study plan and research proposal – download the Word document

NB Entry requirements for composition, please click here

Step 2: register via Studielink (click here)

Step 3: invitation for the audition

The invitation to take the live audition at Codarts depends on the assessment of your digital portfolio. You will receive an email from our Administration Service Center (ASC) with an invitation or rejection.

Step 4: the audition

At the live audition we will assess your talent, knowledge, skills and development possibilities. You will be required to perform for a committee. Prepare a maximum of 5 pieces from which the committee can choose. Do indicate which one you absolutely wish to perform! 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

Directly after the audition, you will hear whether you are admissible or not. All admissible candidates will also have to do an interview of approximately 15 minutes. In this interview we will discuss and assess your study and research plan.

The head of the master of music will decide after all auditions whether you will be admitted. You will be notified of the decision via email.

Questions? Please email us at asc@codarts.nl.