Section representative: Pierre Volders.

This is a multifaceted programme which incorporates as many aspects of the profession as possible:
• principal private lessons (technique, études and repertoire from all periods)
• methodology (education)
• chamber music and ensembles taught by various teachers
• orchestral repertoire, orchestra class and participation in orchestra projects
• weelky lesson with répétiteur
• weekly trombone ensemble lesson

The orchestra class, in which the entire brass section works on relevant passages from the entire orchestral repertoire, is held weekly.

Admission requirements
Audition candidates from outside the European Union will be selected on the basis of a video recording to be submitted digitally via the application form. Other candidates do not have to send in a recording. The repertoire for the recording is the same repertoire as for the live audition. Recordings must be received by February 1st at the latest.

Tenor Trombone
Scales and chords
One of the fowolwing pieces:
• A. Guilmant - Morceau symphonique
• N. Rimsky-Korsakov - Concerto
• C. Saint-Saëns - Cavatine
• Gordon Jacob - Concertino
(or a work of similar standard)

One melodic and one rhythmic etude, to be chosen from the following:
• Melodious etudes for trombone - Bordogni/Rochut, uitg.: Carl Fisher
• 40 Progressive etudes for trombone - Sigmund Hering, uitg.: Carl Fisher
• 60 Selected etudes for trombone - C. Kopprasch, uitg.: Carl Fisher
• 40 Progressive studies - H.W. Tyrell, uitg: Boosey & Hawkes
• 21 Etudes brillantes - Henri Couillaud, uitg.: Leduc

Bass Trombone
Scales and chords
One of the following pieces:
• E. Sachse - Konzert in F-Dur
• G. Jacob - Cameos 1, 2 and 3
(or a work of similar standard)

One melodic and one rhythmic etude, to be chosen from:
• T. Pedersen - Intermediate etudes for bass trombone
• Dordogni/A. Ostrander - Melodious etudes for bass trombone
• O. Blume - 36 Studies for trombone with F-attachment
• E. Vobaron - Etuden für Bassposaune 

Upon completion of the master's degree programme, the graduate trombonist will have developed his/her solo and orchestra-related abilities to the extent that he/she will be ready to enter the professional music world at the highest level and in a broad capacity.

Admission requirements
The candidate will perform a programme which may not exceed 30 minutes. He/she is required to play at least one piece from memory. This programme will include a variety of musical styles. Programme guidelines and requirements may be obtained from the section representative Pierre Volders.

Pierre Volders section representative & principal subject
Remko de Jager principal subject, bass trombone
Raymond Munnecomprincipal bass trombone
Jörgen van Rijen principal subject
Joren Elsen historical trombone
Bart van Lier guest teacher