Master the Master

If you have completed a Bachelor of Music degree, you can take an entrance examination for the Master of Music programme (Classical Music or Jazz), which will allow you to improve your career prospects and broaden your musical horizon.

The two-year internationally-oriented and demanding Master's degree programme centres on the student's personal and specialist development. Alongside the demanding main subject studies, the research and entrepreneurship components offer both support and a challenge, enabling students to establish themselves in the world of music with their specific individual qualities.

After graduating from this Master's degree programme, you will be awarded a Master of Music certificate. This programme has been accredited with the qualification ‘good’ by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

Programme

You will obviously have individual lessons in your main subject. In addition, there are numerous ensemble activities (chamber music, combos, ensembles, orchestral projects) and attention is paid to international orientation (masterclasses abroad, summer courses, Erasmus activities). There are lectures and workshops on cultural entrepreneurship, music philosophy and stage presentation. You will be offered opportunities with Dutch professional orchestras, choirs and opera companies. You have to take at least 50% of the main subject lessons with the main subject teacher from your own institution. You may supplement this with external tuition; abroad, for instance.

All orchestral instruments, piano, organ and guitar are offered as main subjects. There are programmes in conducting (wind/brass band and orchestral), music theory, and composition. The Master's programme in Vocal Studies centres on opera.

Pianists have the option of specialising in ensemble playing / chamber music / accompaniment (vocal and instrumental coaching). For ensembles, there is a Master's programme in Chamber Music. Singers have the wonderful opportunity of participating in the European Opera Academy.

Conducting research contributes to the students development into complete musicians. The research results must be as practical as possible, and be of interest to both fellow musicians and audiences.

Instrumental & Vocal Studies

Composition, Music Theory & Conducting

Curriculum

The curriculum overview lists the courses that make up the curriculum of the main subject and the number of credits (ECTS) per year. The documenr course descriptions contains a detailed description of the learning outcomes and curriculum components of the Master of Music programme. Please read it carefully.

The curriculum is divided into Instrumental & Vocal Studies and Composition, Theory & Conducting. Make your choice to find information about your teachers and specific admission requirements. You will find general admission requirements under Apply.