ArtEZ is looking for musicians who wish to inspire and further develop others through their enthusiasm and artistry.
All our courses have language requirements. You will need to prove your language proficiency by handing in a certificate stating your level. The level for Music in Education is:
For the entrance examination, you should prepare the following:
1. Four instrumental pieces played on your main instrument
2. Four songs
During the theoretical admission you will be tested on a number of components by a music theory lecturer. In particular, the lecturer will test whether your music theory skills can be developed. It is not a question of mastering everything perfectly, but of showing that you have basic knowledge and skills that can be developed to the desired level during your training. More info, see the set-up of the entrance exam below.
After you have registered for the course, you will receive a motivation form. Fill this in and take it along with you to the entrance examination. You will also complete a group music assignment on paper before the entrance examination. Think of a music group assignment which you would be able to perform within 10-15 minutes with a group of 8-12 individuals. This could include the rehearsal of a song, a small choir piece, an instrumental or a percussion piece, a tuned percussion piece or a musical movement piece. Bring the necessary materials along with you to the examination, such as sheet music or a text with chord symbols.
The entrance examination takes place in June and consists of an admission day.
At the beginning of the day, you will hand in the following to the committee:
A large part of the day will be taken up with group assignments. The committee looks at how you lead a group and how you deal with music. Other admission candidates and a number of students of the third year will participate in these group assignments.
All candidates will also individually play and sing the pieces and songs they have prepared in front of the committee and the other candidates. You will be judged on the development potential of your teaching, playing and singing abilities. During this admission day, a talk will be held with you together with the other candidates about your experiences with music and art/culture education. The committee may ask you to perform a short improvisation.
We start with an individual oral test:
After the oral test you will sit a written test:
After these tests we have an idea of where you stand in terms of music theory, hearing and ability to develop.
Following the entrance examination, the admissions committee will offer a recommendation to the examination committee of the Academy of Music. This committee will check to ensure the procedure was carried out correctly and will determine whether you will be admitted. You will receive notification of this in writing.
Admission is only valid for the course for which you have enrolled. When you are admitted or rejected for the Music in Education course, then that is binding for both locations (Enschede and Zwolle). The admission is only valid for the academic year directly following the entrance examination. Should you wish to start a year later, you can apply to the examination committee with a written request for the validity of the results to be extended up to one year.
If you disagree with a negative result of the admissions procedure, you can appeal to the examination committee.
Enrolment is done through Studielink before 1 May. Enrolments after 1 May will only be processed if a sufficient number of study spaces are still available. You will then receive information on the entrance examination and the date that you are expected at the academy.