Voice – José van Dam

Master in residence: José van Dam, voice

Créer l’instrument unique que représente chaque élève grâce à la technique vocale qui lui est enseignée” – José van Dam

La Monnaie and the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel have set up an Opera training center in Brussels, in order to prepare the most promising young singers for a career as an opera singer. 10 singers, selected after entrance examination, will receive vocal, physical, mental, language and stage training.
Collaboration with La Monnaie 
enoa (European network of Opera Academies)
Teaching Staff
Concerts with orchestras

Auditions:  DEADLINE for the DVD preselection: January 31st 2014

Application form


1. DVD selection: all candidates

to be sent before January 31, 2014

· W.A. Mozart: Aria
· French Melody or German Lied
· Opera aria
2. Audition at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel: selected candidates only:
April 3, 2014,

Any French song
Any German Lied
An aria by W.A. Mozart
An aria from an opera in Italian
Any piece chosen by the student

– The audition is open to singers of all nationalities.
– Age limit: 30 years old and under (born after April 1983) and whose ability is equivalent to graduation level from a European conservatoire.

To be sent:

by e-mail to audition@cmre.be  +32 (0)2 352 01 12

Or to the following address:
Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel
445, Chaussée de Tervuren
B-1410 Waterloo – Belgium

The application package for the DVD selection must include the following documents:
– application form correctly filled in

– DVD or a link to an internet site (Youtube etc.) with your recording
– a CV
– a copy of passport
– a photo (in case by e-mail, not larger than 1.5 MB)
– a copy of the proof of payment

Application fee: 50€
· 50€ for DVD selection (all candidates)
· 50€ for audition (for selected candidates)
Account name: Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel
IBAN: BE64 3100 1847 5152 – BIC: BBRUBEBB – Account number: 310-0184751-52
ING Banque – Avenue Marnix 24 – 1000 Bruxelles



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