Diploma of Advanced Studies in Orchestral Practice
In collaboration with the Haute école de musique de Genève, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is proposing a training program leading to a Diploma of Advanced Studies in orchestral practice (DAS) delivered by the Haute Ecole spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale. The training will be given by both institutions with the objective of deepening and broadening professional skills in the field of orchestral practice (symphonic and operatic) in order to maximize students’ chances of success when auditioning for orchestras.
The DAS is open to students of any nationality who have a Master in Performance or equivalent. The upper age limit is 29 (on 30 April 2019).
The program, 900 hours over 12 months (1st September 2019 / 31st August 2020), consists of two complementary and compulsory modules:
|1)||an orchestral placement with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: preparing parts and playing in concerts, performances, tours, recordings (720 hours over 12 months from September to August).
Remuneration before tax for this placement is CHF 30'000.-
|2)||an academic studies program at the Haute école de musique de Genève with two teaching modules (180 hours over 10 months from September to June):
a) Orchestral excerpts, mental preparation, audition simulation
The academic studies fee, to be paid by the successful candidate, is CHF 4'500.-
Information about this program under this link
The DAS is open to the following instruments:
- Horn (High and Low)
Successful applicants will be inivted to audition in Geneva on the folowing dates:
- Violin: 22nd May 2019
- Percussion : 22nd May 2019
- Viola: 18th June 2019
- Horn (high and low): 18th June 2019
Registrations are closed
Invitations to the audition and program will be communicated 1 month before each audition.
Further information about the past auditions