Percussion (1) – Academy

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
  • Full description
    Percussion (1) – Academy
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Duration / Start
    September 27, 2022 - May 27, 2023
  • Application deadline
  • Additional notes

    Antwerp Symphony Orchestra Academy is an outstanding programme which nurtures the finest early-career professional orchestral musicians

    introducing them to multi-faceted experiences and preparing them for a career as a versatile orchestral musician

    run by one of Belgium’s eminent international cultural institutions, based in Antwerp.

    It is valued and warmly supported by orchestra musicians and staff, alumni, sponsors and other stakeholders.


    The academists will be engaged for 12 pre-scheduled weeks between September and May. In these weeks there will be orchestra projects with top conductors including the chief, workshops and trainings, as well as a Mock Audition. The orchestra projects include major Symphonic works and a Flemish repertoire.

    Each academist will be assigned a mentor and will receive 10 lessons from orchestra musicians of their choice.


    Candidates for the 2022-2023 Academy auditions need to be under 27 years old on the date of the audition, follow or have completed a Bachelor in Music or equal and have the nationality of an EU country or Switzerland, or be able to provide an A1 or a valid work permit for Belgium.


    After a successful completion of the Academy program, students will be accepted in the second round of the orchestra auditions for equivalent positions for the duration of 3 years.

    Academists will be paid according to the CAO voor het Paritair Comité voor het Vermakelijkheidsbedrijf.

  • Event
    • Audition – June 9, 2022 • 11:00
      ASO Studio at Queen Elisabeth Hall
      Carnotstraat 10
      2060 Antwerpen (Belgium)
      Notes: Muziekstudio on the 2nd floor of the current residence hall of Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.
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  • Event notes

    Academy auditions are held LIVE in Antwerp. No video or audio files will be accepted.

    Audition expenses such as travel or accommodation costs will not be reimbursed.

  • Mandatory pieces


    • Stravinsky, Firebird
    • Shostakovich, The Bolt

    Snare Drum:

    • Aarhus etude
    • Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade 4th Mov.
    • Prokofiev, Lieutenant Kije


    • Dvorak, Carnival Overture


    • Brahms, Symphony nr. 4
    • Etude for Triangle


    • Tchaikovsky, Symphony nr. 4 (with bass drum player)
    • Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto nr. 2

    Bass Drum:

    • Etude for Gran Cassa
  • Prerequisites
    • Maximum age on June 9, 2022: 26
    • Minimum age on June 9, 2022: 18
  • Required document(s)
    • Diploma: Bachelor in Music or equal, or proof of pursuing a Bachelor in Music or equal
    • Scan of passport or ID card: Passport/ID from a EU country or Switzerland, A1 form, or a valid work permit for Belgium.