Academic Cycle

Young artists

The Music Chapel sets no minimum age for the admission of exceptional musicians to most of its programs. The Young Artist status applies to artists under 18 years old.

Tuition: 7000€ + 500€ registration fees


Artists in residence

The Artist in residence cycle is an advanced (“graduate level”) training program focused on instrumental training and professional insertion. It provides focused studies for young artists in the pre-professional stages of their careers.

Qualification for this program rests exclusively on the level and quality of performance and/or achievement rather than on the attainment of specific academic credentials. Nevertheless, most entrants will have completed their formal music education at a music conservatory or an equivalent institute of advanced music studies.

The Artist in residence program varies in length from two to three years.

Artists in residence must be invited to continue their studies into the second and third years. At the end of their third year, all artists in residence must pass an exam and submit an artistic project in order to be accepted in a potential additional year at the Music Chapel.

Tuition: 12000€ + 500€ registration fees


Artist Diploma

During their curriculum at the Music Chapel, all artists in residence may be selected by the Masters in Residence in tandem with the Artistic Department to be enrolled in the Artist Diploma cycle.

This curriculum allows artists to benefit from an extraordinary treatment (including participation to exposed concerts, recordings, etc). At the end of this cycle, an evaluation in front of an external jury gives the chance to obtain the Artist Diploma certificate as well as an Artist Diploma recital recorded by the digital label Outhere and Musiq3.

A limited number of artists will earn the right to this recital. Artists who will have followed the Artist Diploma cycle but who won’t have obtained the certificate will have the chance to give a regular concert in the following season.
The final evaluation of the Artist Diploma takes the form of a one-hour recital whose program has been entirely chosen by the artist, in accordance with his or her personal artistic project. The form and program of the recital will be proposed by the artist at least six months in advance. The project must be approved by the relevant Master in Residence and by the Artistic Director.

This project enables the artist to express his or her creativity and imagination. The artist can make use of special lighting effects, staging (insofar as possible in the new hall), screenings, etc. He or she can also include pieces of chamber music with guests the artist has invited.

Associated Artist in Residence

The Associated Artist in Residence is an artist or an ensemble with an active career who wishes to collaborate with the Music Chapel for specific projects : recordings, chamber music projects, etc. The admission to this particular status is made upon live audition and upon invitation by the Chapel .

The conditions of each project are set by the Music Chapel and the artist/ensemble, under the supervision of the related Master in Residence.

Conditions: full scholarship (12,000 €) except for 500€ registration fees


Associated Artist

An Associated Artist is an artist who, having obtained an Artist Diploma and upon invitation from QEMC, wishes to remain in close contact with the Chapel. Pursuing an active career, the Associated Artist can benefit occasionally from the advice of the Masters in Residence or invited artists, from the support of the Chapel. At the request of the institution, he or she can also take part in artistic projects

Agreement with the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels

Starting this year 2019-2020, a new agreement with the KCB will help facilitating simultaneous academic curriculum in both institutions.

Among others, this agreement will specify the organisation of the studies, facilitate instrument loans and initiate artistic projects in collaboration with KCB students.

For more information about the courses and credits at the KCB, you can visit

Contact at the Chapel : Aurélie Loreau
Contact at the KCB : Helmut De Backer


The budget for the production of this project will have to be approved in the early stages if it is financed by the Music Chapel.