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 2022).
In the academic year 2021-2022 the course will be available for violin, cello, horn and percussion.
Incomplete application documents will not be accepted.
The application documents must be submitted : by 1st March 2023
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.