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

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

CvA Students
Upon taking the final examination for the bachelor's degree programme, CvA candidates must have received the distinction 'eligible for acceptance to the master's degree programme'.

External Candidates
1. The candidate will perform a programme which may not exceed 30 minutes. He/she is required to play at least one piece from memory. By and large, candidates should no longer suffer from any instrumental or technical impediments.
2. The candidate must submit a list of repertoire with a proposed programme for the entrance examination to the CvA study secretariat before 15 February. This programme will include a variety of musical styles. The admissions committee will evaluate the proposed programme and make any necessary changes. Programme guidelines and requirements may be obtained from the representative of the section.

Pierre Volders section representative & principal subject
Ben van Dijk principal subject bass trombone
Remko de Jager principal subject
Raymond Munnecom principal bass trombone
Jörgen van Rijen principal subject
Bart van Lier gust teacher
Daniel Lassalle regular guest teacher Baroque trombone