Admissions CAS in chamber music
Applicants for the CAS in chamber music course must have a Master’s degree or equivalent from a university of music, or else provide evidence of substantial experience that is deemed equivalent. They must also apply as part of an established chamber music ensemble (e.g. voice/piano duo, string trio, trio with piano, string quartet, string quartet with piano, wind quintet, brass quintet).
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 on behalf of the ensemble
- a passport photograph
- a curriculum vitae (resume) that at least specifies the ensemble’s studies, experience and activities
- copies of the ensemble’s diplomas and those of its members
- 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 ensemble 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:
Ensembles that 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.
Ensembles 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. The interview will take about thirty minutes.