Both your musical journey and your personal development are embedded in our curriculum. This means that, while you are part of the Trombone class, attention will be paid to your growth as a musician and as a person.
Working on a solid, technical foundation is very important. Without it, playing at a high level will become difficult, especially over the years. That is why the main focus of the Bachelor’s programme is on this foundation, which should last you a lifetime. In the Master’s programme we will focus more on in-depth musical development and the art of performing. Training for auditions is also part of the Master’s programme.
Further essential skills you will acquire include studying as effectively as possible, developing self-discipline and cooperating with other musicians.
As a Trombone student, you will take part in the trombone ensemble, various orchestral projects, chamber music ensembles, and you will be challenged to explore your own musical preferences.
Before you apply
Pre-audition video requirements:
For the pre-audition, the candidate needs to record two video’s that contains:
- Video 1: A short introduction of him/herself in English: talk about your musical experiences, your motivation to study music, your main subject and why you choose to audition at Conservatorium Maastricht.
- Video 2: A recording of the audition programme in one take, in fixed camera position without any editing. The candidate’s face and body should be clearly visible. At the start of the video, the candidate announces his/her Zuyd student number and the programme he or she will perform.
The video’s should be uploaded to an online platform such as YouTube.com or Vimeo.com. It is the candidates responsibility to make sure that the video links work.
Audition requirements for a Master audition
Two etudes of contrasting character, having the level of the following etudes:
- 1 melodical study from Rochut or similar style (legato)
- 1 technical study from Kopprasch or similar style (staccato)
Two solo recital pieces, including a fast and a slow movement