Associate degree Electronic Music (EN) fulltime

The audition consists of three rounds

Audition for Associate degree Electronic Music

The audition focuses on your musicality, creativity and your skills regarding music production. The audition consists of 3 rounds:

  1. pre-selection;
  2. audition round 1;
  3. audition round 2.

You shall receive your result via email, after completing every round.

Three audition rounds

Pre-selection

Pre-selection

In order to participate in the auditions, you will first need to start your application in Studielink. All necessary pre-selection criteria must be submitted before the 26th of February 2023. Here are the steps you need to go through:

  1. Sign up via Studielink.
  2. Log in with your Inholland student address and password on the Selfservice page.
  3. Press ‘Enrolment’.
  4. Press ‘Audition’ ór the action button next to ‘Admittance after selection’.
  5. Press ‘Audition Form’ and fill in the form.
  6. Press ‘Send’.

During the application process you will be asked to provide us with the following:

1 recent passport/portrait photo

2 recent music productions. Including a short production report for both productions (1/2 A4 maximum) where you explain how the production was created and which techniques were used.

1 short essay (1/2 A4 maximum) which describes how active you have been in the music industry (such as releases, label signings, stream stats, contracts, live shows, future plans etc.)

1 short video presentation (3 minutes maximum, phone recording is accepted) in which you say something about the following subjects:

  • What does music mean to you?
  • How do you see your future within the music industry/what is your goal?
  • Name your favorite producers/artists and explain your choices.
  • Explain which events and experiences were significant, in shaping how you are now involved in music.

Audition round 1

Audition round 1

This audition round consists of 2 parts. Both shall be assessed during the same session:

  1. Oral music theory exam & motivation and learnability.

1. Oral music theory exam
The guidelines for oral music theory are:

sing a played melody;

distinguish intervals (up to an octave);

distinguish chords (major, minor);

sing/play a rhythm (up to 16th’s).

Motivation and learnability
After the oral music theory exam a short conversation will take place about your motivation and learnability.

Audition round 2

Audition round 2

This audition round consists of 4 parts, which shall be assessed during 2 sessions:

  1. Practical assignment & questions;
  2. Presentation & questions.

1. Practical assignment (3 hours):
During this practical assignment, you and some fellow candidates will work on a production assisted by an E-music student.

Questions (10 - 15 mins):
A conversation will take place in response to your presentation.

2. Presentation (5 - 10 mins):
You will be asked to give a 5-10 minute presentation to a panel, please include the following subjects:

Who are you as an artist/producer?

What is your goal/ambition (what do you want to achieve)?

What have you done so far to achieve your goal?

Have your tracks been released? If so, tell us about it.

Do you perform? If so, tell us about it.

Do you have a professional network?

How do you want to combine your career with our program?

Play and share 1 minute from 2 of your favorite self-produced tracks.

Questions (5 - 10 mins)
A conversation will take place in response to your presentation.

Questions?

You can contact us in a number of ways.