Preparatory Course at HKU Utrechts ConservatoriumThe course

Preparatory Course at HKU Utrechts Conservatorium

About the course

Mode of study
Part-time
School
Utrechts Conservatorium
Duration
7 months
Type
Preparatory Course
Language
English|Dutch

In brief

  • Prepares you for one of the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music in Education degree programmes
  • Get to know the theory for the bachelor programme’s entrance examination
  • Primarily for students entering from Dutch secundary education and Intermediate vocational education.
  • The course lasts 24 weeks
  • From September to May


How do you know if the Preparatory Course at HKU Utrechts Conservatorium is right for you?

The course is for you if you’re passionate about music and you want to prepare for one of the study courses within the Bachelor of Music (Classical Music, Historical Performance Practice, Jazz & Pop or Musician 3.0) or the Bachelor of Music in Education (Opleiding Docent Muziek) programme. Are you still in secondary school? Or doing a (Dutch) mbo course? Then this course is just right for you. Our school director may also have told you that have to take this course to brush up your theoretical knowledge.

Why do Preparatory Course at HKU Utrechts Conservatorium ?

You can expect to be challenged musically, in a healthy atmosphere. You’ll get a lot of personal attention from renowned teachers. You can attend projects, concerts, masterclasses and workshops, and sometimes you can even participate in them. And you can always use our facilities: study spaces, concert halls and the canteen.
Preparatory Course at HKU Utrechts ConservatoriumWhat will you learn
Preparatory Course at HKU Utrechts Conservatorium

What will you learn

You’ll take instrumental, vocal or composition classes. The music theory and sight-singing classes will prepare you for the entrance examination for the Bachelor of Music course. After consultation with your tutor and instructor you can also participate in group activities, like masterclasses, ‘work weeks’ and projects. Are you preparing for the Jazz & Pop course? Then, in addition to the main subject and theory classes, you can also take band skills classes. The Preparatory Course does not result in a diploma or certificate.

Bachelor of Music in Education: Preparatory Course Music in Education

Are you taking the Preparatory Course as preparation for the Music in Education programme? Then in addition to the theory classes you’ll also get singing and piano lessons.

Theory Lessons

You’ll have 24 weeks of theory classes. Each class is 90 minutes long, in a group of at most 20 students. The theory classes are always given on a weekday at the end of the day. When you begin the Preparatory Course, you can indicate which of three days you prefer.

Main Subjects

The instrumental or vocal main subjects are also 24-week courses. These are individual 60-minute lessons. You and your instructor will work out what time during the week you’ll take your main-subject lessons. After speaking with your tutor and your lecturer you can take part in group activities in the bachelor course, like masterclasses, work weeks and projects.

Jazz & Pop: band skills

In Jazz & Pop, in addition to your theory classes and main-subject lessons, you’ll also work on band skills. In these classes you can apply what you’re learning in the theory classes and main-subject lessons. The band skills classes are taught by third-year student interns. You’ll get to learn a bit more about how the programme works, from the inside out. An internship coach and the theory lecturer are also often there to help you out.

Take a look at the complete list of lecturers to find out which other lecturers you will have.
Preparatory Course at HKU Utrechts ConservatoriumWhat will you make
Preparatory Course at HKU Utrechts Conservatorium

What will you make on the course

Workspaces

This course gives you access to state-of-the-art studios and equipment. Discover which facilities you can use.

After the Preparatory Course

Once you’ve finished the Preparatory Course, then you can take the entrance examination for one of the Bachelor of Music degree programmes (Classical Music, Historical Performance Practice, Jazz & Pop or Musician 3.0) or the Bachelor of Music in Education.
Preparatory Course at HKU Utrechts ConservatoriumApplication and admission
Preparatory Course at HKU Utrechts Conservatorium

Application and admission

The Preparatory Course is right for you if you want to enter the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music in Education degree programme. You may still be in secondary school, or are taking an mbo (Dutch Intermediate vocational education) course. During the selection process we will assess whether the Preparatory Course is right for you.

Important Dates

All admissions for the academic year 2022-2023 will be scheduled between 4 and 16 April 2022. As soon as the admission dates for each instrument have been determined, they will be published here. You can apply for the academic year 2022-2023 until 1 February 2022.

Go to the Admission Status page to see if you can still apply.

Selection Procedure

You apply via Studielink for the Bachelor of Music or Music in Education program. The admission procedure for the Preparatory Course is the same as for the bachelor program. You always do admission for the Bachelor of Music or Music in Education program, but the admission committee allows you to enter the Preparatory Course.

Click here for information about the admission procedure for the Bachelor of Music courses; Jazz & Pop, Classical Music, Historical Performance Practice and Musician 3.0.

Click here for information about the admission procedure for the Music in Education program (Bachelor of Education in Music).

Study Costs

Have you been admitted in the Preparatory Course? Then you will receive a registration form and authorization form. On this registration form you indicate what you want to register for within the basic training. The costs per part are:

Theory lessons: € 440, -
Main subject lessons: € 980, -

Total package € 1420, -

Do you want to follow the lessons in band skills at the Jazz & Pop study? Then you do not have to pay extra for this.
  • If you are admitted to the Preparatory Course, you’ll receive a registration form and (payment) authorisation form. Please indicate on the registration form which part of the Preparatory Course you wish to register for. The fees per part are:

    • Theory classes: € 440,-
    • Main subject lessons: € 980,-
    Total package € 1420,-

    There is no extra fee for the band skills classes in the Jazz & Pop programme.
  • Read the information on the study costs page.

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