Admissions DAS in orchestral practice
Applicants for the DAS in orchestral practice course must have a Master’s degree in musical performance or one deemed equivalent. The course is restricted to students who are under 29 years of age on the application date (30 April 2019).
- Application form for the 2019-2020 academic year (coming soon) duly completed, dated and signed
- documents for the application (see below)
In the academic year 2018-2019 the course will be available for violin, viola, horn (high and low) and percussion.
- a duly completed, dated and signed CAS/DAS course application form for the 2019-2020 academic year for viola and percussion
- a motivation letter
- a passport photograph
- a curriculum vitae (resume) that at least specifies the applicant’s studies, experience and orchestral work
- copies of the applicant’s diploma
Incomplete application documents will not be accepted.
The application documents must be submitted : by 1st March 2019 and for viola and percussion on July 1, 2019 (new deadline).
Successful applicants will then be invited to audition in Geneva.
Applicants will receive a written invitation indicating where and when the test will be held. Only the designated accompanist may accompany applicants during the test. The jury will be made up of representatives of the Haute école de musique de Genève and the Orchestre de la Suisse romande, including members of the Academic Board.
Applicants who take this test must perform the repertoire required at the time of enrolment. The jury will decide which works and orchestral excerpts are to be performed. The test will be held under the customary conditions for orchestra examinations (several rounds). It will be held in Geneva.
Applicants will be asked to explain their motivation in an interview with the Academic Board, and to provide the details needed for a full understanding of why they have applied. This will also enable them to demonstrate their command of French. The interview will take about thirty minutes.