ArtEZ is looking for students who are motivated to learn to apply music to targeted areas in the broad field of healthcare and education.
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 Therapy is:
Begin honing your skills in the areas of solfeggio, sight-singing, musical notation, reading and writing rhythms and hearing harmonies well in advance. You should also train your knowledge of general music theory. We have developed training material in the form of two special online tools:
The admissions committee will seek to gain insight into your personal development. This is because of the psychological stress your future professional practice will require of you. Send your letter of motivation to the Music Therapy programme via email@example.com as soon as possible after your application - no later than two weeks before the entrance examination. In the letter you should state the motivation for your decision to study Music Therapy.
Put together a programme of the pieces and the artists/composers names you will perform during the admission exam, and provide three written copies of this programme. Put this programme, the accompanying sheet music or lyrics with chords and a copy of your letter of motivation in three separate folders and bring them along to the entrance examination. Feel free to incorporate another instrument or to fit your own compositions, if you have created them, into the programme you wish to perform.
1.a. Instrumental major:
Three instrumental works for your main instrument, with different styles, character and expression. Depending on your preference and experience, this may be classical or ‘light’ music (e.g. an etude, solo sonata, ensemble piece, band repertoire, jazz standard, etc.). You may use your own accompaniment, band or ensemble.
1.b. Singing major:
2. A piece on a chordal instrument; this could be a simple song accompaniment.
3. Singing two songs differing in style and genre (preferably one classical and one ‘light’ music). You may play guitar or piano as musical accompaniment.
If you play another instrument or you have created your own compositions, you may also integrate these into your programme.
Dates entrance exams 2019:
Saterday 9 February - 9.00-16.30 hrs; Saterday 9 March - 9.00-16.30 hrs; Saterday 6 April - 9.00-16.30 hrs; Saterday 18 May - 9.00-16.00 hrs.
The entrance examination for the Music Therapy course will take place between April and June and will be conducted by an admissions committee consisting of lecturers from this course. You will be notified in advance about the exact date and time. The entrance examination consists of two parts:
An individual music theory exam will be given once you have qualified from the audition. This exam will take about 30 minutes. Among other things, you will be tested on skills in the areas of hearing, sight-singing, notation, reading and writing rhythms, hearing harmonies and your developmental capacity. Your knowledge of music theory will also be tested.
Following the entrance examination, the admissions committee will offer recommendations 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 study programme for which you have enrolled. If you wish to apply for admission to a study programme or specialisation at another location you must register for this separately. 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.