Jazz & Pop



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

Specific admission criteria for Cello

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:

  • Clear intonation;
  • An adequately developed bowing technique, particularly in terms of articulation and timing;
  • Following a brief preparation, an ability to play a simple theme from sheet music;
  • Following a brief preparation, an ability to improvise from sheet music on a chord progression;
  • An ability to improvise on a simple chord progression by ear.

Major lecturers

René  BermanRené  Berman

René Berman


Jörg  BrinkmannJörg  Brinkmann

Jörg Brinkmann


Jasper le ClercqJasper le Clercq

Jasper le Clercq