Admissions CAS in advanced instrumental/vocal training
The CAS in advanced instrumental/vocal training course is designed for musicians who have completed their initial training at a specialised university or have substantial professional experience, and who wish to continue their personal development in a field of performance involving their own instrument or voice.
Applicants must normally have a master’s degree or one deemed equivalent. Applicants without a university degree may be admitted to the course if they can provide other evidence of their ability and can demonstrate significant professional experience as musical performers (concerts, tours, recordings, etc.).
- a duly completed, dated and signed CAS/DAS course application form for the 2020-2021 academic year
- a motivation letter
- a passport photograph
- a curriculum vitae (resume) that at least specifies the applicant’s studies, experience and artistic activities
- the applicant’s teaching or artistic experience
- copies of the applicant’s diplomas and references from personalities in the music and concert world
Incomplete application documents will not be accepted.
The application documents must be submitted by 1st March 2020.
About one month before the date of the examination, the applicant will receive a written invitation indicating where and when it will be held. The jury will be made up of representatives of the"Haute école de musique Genève – Neuchâtel". The examination will consist of two tests, held behind closed doors:
An instrumental/vocal test (instead of the final Master of Arts course test for internal applicants)
Applicants who take this test must perform the repertoire required at the time of enrolment. The jury will decide which works are to be performed. The test will take about thirty minutes. It will be held in Geneva.
Applicants will be asked to explain their motivation in an interview with the jury and to provide the details needed for a full understanding of why they have applied.