Admission procedure Master Classical Music

To be able to study at Codarts, you must first audition. On this page you will find everything about the admission procedure.

To be admitted to the Master of Music Department of Codarts, you take an entrance exam that consists of several parts.

STEP 1: REGISTER VIA STUDIELINK (CLICK HERE)

  • Register in Studielink.
  • After registration you will receive login details for Osiris Application.
  • Complete the registration in Osiris Application, upload a passport photo, upload your study plan (click here) and your musical cv.
  • Upload (YouTube) links to your music recordings (see Step 2).

Your study plan, musical cv, and links to music recordings can be adjusted in the Osiris Application until 15-02-2022 at the latest at 16.00 hours

STEP 2: MUSIC RECORDINGS FOR ONLINE PORTFOLIO

You need to provide at least 3 (video) recordings in contrasting styles by different composers or your own work can be heard and seen (per performance maximum 3 minutes). Preferably played with a combo / band.

You can upload separate links to these videos in the Osiris Application. Links for example to YouTube or Vimeo. We advise to set the link of your videos to ‘hidden’ so your videos are not visible for the public.

If you only have music recordings, please use SoundCloud, Tidal or Spotify.

Please note: The admission requirements for Composition differ; please click here. Also the requirements for Flute differ; please click here.

* Please note that we do not accept CDs or DVDs, nor MP3s.

STEP 3: INVITATION FOR THE ONLINE AUDITION

Based on your digital portfolio in the Osiris Application, the admissions committee decides whether you will be invited for an online audition at Codarts. The result of the preselection will be send out by the Administrative Service Center (ASC) per email.

STEP 4: THE AUDITION

The content of the audition reflects the requirements that the programme and subsequent professional practice will impose on the students. During the online audition, your aptitude, knowledge, skills and developability will be tested for the course of study you plan to follow. The audition consists of 2 different parts:

Practical part
During the online audition, you must play via Zoom, with the exception of the conducting and vocal leadership departments, which have a live audition (a repetitor is present). The departments Piano and Brass may request additional recordings as a result of the submitted portfolio. For further requirements please click here

Please note:

  • being available on the audition days as mentioned on the website.
  •  In addition, for conducting and Vocal Leadership: you are responsible for your travels and stay in Rotterdam.

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 OF THE 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.

Do you have questions? Please email us at asc@codarts.nl.