Jazz & Pop



Check which subjects you will follow each study year in the Vocals curriculum

Specific admission criteria for Vocals

In addition to the general admission criteria, there are also specific admission criteria for each instrument. You will prepare five pieces which differ somewhat in character and pace. These pieces can be in the style(s) of your choice, so you can play any form of jazz, latin or pop music, or a mix of these styles. During the audition, you will perform a maximum of three of the five prepared pieces. You are preferably accompanied by your own band or, if that is impossible, by students of the Academy of Music.

Important aspects that may be included in the audition and will also be taken into account during the evaluation phase:

  • An ability to interpret a song in a personal way;
  • An effective presentation and understanding of text;
  • Clear pronunciation;
  • Clear intonation;
  • Good timing;
  • A voice that is medically healthy (if necessary, a certificate may be required, which has been drawn up by a doctor affiliated to the Dutch KNO organisation);
  • Singing a fragment from a score;
  • Repeating a number of fragments by ear and producing variations and/or improvising on them;
  • An ability to improvise on a simple chord connection.
  • Singing at least one of the pieces with a microphone.

Major lecturers

Izaline  CalisterIzaline  Calister

Izaline Calister


Ineke van DoornIneke van Doorn

Ineke van Doorn


Hartog  EysmanHartog  Eysman

Hartog Eysman


Jolande  GevenJolande  Geven

Jolande Geven