Section representative: Hans Colbers

Apart from principal-study tuition, teachers also organise group lessons (including for instance repertoire classes for flutists). Students take orchestral classes. Furthermore, workshops and masterclasses are organised regularly by the various principal-study sections. Apart from orchestral projects, there are special projects for wind players and chamber music.

Admission requirements
• two etudes using various techniques to be chosen from: P. Jeanjean - Etudes progressives et mélodiques (of which no. 2 is obligatory), and one from for example, G.B. Gambaro - 21 Caprices, or Cavallini - 30 Caprices
• two sonatas or concertos of the candidate's choice; for example Weber, Saint-Saëns, Milhaud, Stamitz, Kramer-Krommer, etc.
• minor and major scales up to and including two sharps and two flats
• broken triads and dominant seventh chords

After the two-year course, students will be ready to enter the professional music world at the highest level.

Admission requirements

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.

2. The candidate must submit a list of repertoire with a proposed programme for the entrance examination to the CvA study secretariat before February 1st. Candidates are free to choose their pieces; however, the pieces must require a high level of playing. At least three compositions, such as sonatas, concertos and/or solo pieces. Composers could be, for example, Mozart, Weber, Poulenc, Widmann, Stravinsky, Francaix, Nielsen, etc.

3. Students focusing on orchestral playing will perform the theme and variations from G. Rossini's Introduction, Theme and Variations.

Hans Colbers section representative & principal subject
Harmen de Boer principal subject
Arno Piters principal subject
Tom Wolfs methodology
Bart de Kater preliminary training
Frank van den Brink historical clarinet
Davide Lattuada regular guest teacher of bass clarinet as a subsidiary subject