STEP 2. If you meet the diploma and language requirements you will need to pass the artistic entrance exam as a second step.
Dates artistic entrance exams Jazz
Below you can find the dates for the artistic entrance examinations. Do you want to get notified about the latest updates concerning the entrance examinations or the Music programme? Enroll for our Infomail Music.
We strongly advise students from outside the EU to participate in the first session of the entrance exams because of Visum issues and the time needed to arrange their stay in Belgium.
|Session 1||Deadline online registration and payment||
April 28, 2021
|Round 1: deadline sharing video links||May 5, 2021|
|Round 2: vocal studies jazz||May 20, 2021||starting 10:00|
|Round 2: instruments jazz & (masters only) live electronics||May 25, 2021||starting 10:00|
|(bachelor only) Round 3: Reading and ear training||May 26, 2021||starting 10.00|
|Session 2||Deadline online registration and payment||End of August, date t.b.d.|
|Round 1: deadline sharing video links||End of August, date t.b.d.|
|Round 2: vocal studies jazz||End of August, date t.b.d.|
|Round 2: instruments jazz & (masters only) live electronics||End of August, date t.b.d.|
|(bachelor only) Round 3: Reading and ear training||End of August, date t.b.d.|
2. The administration fee
To be certain that you can participate, the administration fee (40 euros) has to be paid within two weeks after registration. The payment needs to be done online within the application tool. The application fee is non-refundable.
As soon as we have checked your payment, we will send you a link to an entry form. Due to the summer closure, candidates for session 2 who complete their registration and payment before July 5 will receive their online form by July 10, the others by August 20.
3. Procedure entrance exam
The entrance examination of Jazz has 3 rounds
All candidates will do an entrance exam based on a video recording with the requested programme and a motivation video in Dutch or English. In the online form you can add the links to your recordings. We only accept Vimeo and Youtube links (without password). You can also share videos via google drive. Be sure to test beforehand that all links work properly for external visitors.
- Read here how to upload a video in Youtube.
- Read here how to upload a video in Vimeo.
- Read here how to share a video in google drive.
Candidates who pass round 1 will be invited to the live entrance exam.
Live entrance exams will take place at the Royal Conservatoire, Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp. All candidates are expected to be available for the full day. A detailed timetable will be emailed one week prior to the live entrance exam.
Candidates should be present 20 minutes before the announced time. A (live) accompaniment band will be provided.
The live participation will be replaced by a zoom session
- for candidates from abroad
- for Belgian candidates, if this is necessary due to the Covid-19 pandemic
Candidates for the bachelor's degree in jazz who pass the live entrance examination will take part in the audition for Eartraining and Reading skills.
This audition will take place at the Royal Conservatoire, Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp. The ear training test takes place in a group. Afterwards, the test reading training will be taken individually.
Below you can find the guidelines for the repertoire for the video recordings, the repertoire for the live test and the content of the audition for Eartraining and Reading skills.
4. Publication of the results of the entrance exam
Within seven calendar days from the decision, the results of the artistic entrance exam are sent by e-mail to the e-mail address specified by the candidate.
A prospective student may only enroll once per academic year, based on the same entrance exam unless specifically requested by the jury after the first participation.