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Academy 2021/2022 | Bass trombone or tenor trombone

17 December 2020

Deadline: 12 February 2021

Position available in the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam

The Academy offers talented young musicians the opportunity to gain experience as orchestral players in one of the world’s leading symphony orchestras.

For the 2021 / 2022 season the following Academy position is open:

Bass trombone or tenor trombone

During the academy course, which starts in September 2021, the academists play in up to twelve programs of the orchestra under the guidance of mentors from the orchestra. In addition, the academists attend private lessons given by the principals, and they play chamber music with fellow academists and with members of the orchestra. They participate in various workshops such as auditioning, educational activities and mental training, and they are offered classes in movement and posture training including Alexander Technique. The academists receive Academy certificates on successful completion of the course.


The Academy offers each participant a salary of 1,635 euros gross per month ( 10 months).

We require all participants to be present in the Netherlands for the full season (September 2021 through June 2022) and to participate in all activities offered. The academists are responsible for obtaining their health insurance and their housing in Amsterdam.

Who can apply?

Musicians who:

  • are not older than 26 at 1 September 2021 and
  • preferably have a Bachelor’s degree or are studying for a Master’s degree and
  • are holding the nationality of a European Union country plus, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland

Audition dates:
26 May 2021

Applications must be made online starting on 18 december 2020.
Deadline: 12 February 2021

We require a video with good sound quality. The requested repertoire and technical specifications  can be found in the application form on

The Concertgebouworkest will make a preliminary selection based on letters and video of application. The results will be communicated by beginning of March 2021

More information about the Academy can be found here:

More information about the Academy