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 is student-centred, gives you the chance to develop your talent and specialisation, and trains you to become a highly versatile professional musician of the highest level. Research in and into performance practice is important, and you are aware of the social, cultural and international context in which you practise your profession.

Artistic-technical and professional development are at the centre of your studies, and a key part of each graduation profile. You will also gain research skills and learn to set up and carry out practical research. In addition, you will work on your social positioning and communication skills. If you choose the graduation profile 'performing with the emphasis on education', you will also gain deepened methodological, didactic and pedagogical knowledge.

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).


You will 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.

Instrumental & Vocal Studies


The curriculum overview lists the courses that make up the curriculum of the main subject and the number of credits (ECTS) per year. The document 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.