Master
Choral Conducting

The Choral Conducting lessons centre around repertoire; from knowledge of styles to a personal interpretation. Artistically, you need to learn to be expressive and inspiring in words and gestures.

Knowledge of the human voice and insight into the rehearsal process are prerequisites for good conducting. These studies, the Master's degree in particular, include contact with the other conducting programmes, allowing you as a choral conductor to explore the sounds of purely instrumental music as well. The curriculum offers scope to develop your skills in small ensemble settings, with the help of a practice choir, in private lessons and during a conducting placement in a professional setting.

And of course you are always free to develop your own initiatives!

Meet our team

Meet your lecturers

Hans Leenders

Classical organ / Choral Conducting

Hans Leenders is artistic director of the professional chamber choir Studium

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Curriculum

Curriculum

Major Choral Conducting

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Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Main Subject and Components related to the Main Subject

45

49

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Main Subject - Conducting

45

49

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Free Space

2

2

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Free Space

2

2

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Personal and Professional Development

2

2

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Personal Development Plan

2

2

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Research Skills

8

7

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Master Project

8

7

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Social Positioning & Communication

3

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Your Art as a Business Basic Course

2

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Your Art as a Business Electives

1

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Before you apply

Admission
requirements

Pre-audition video requirements:

For the pre-audition, the candidate needs to record 2 videos that contain:

  • Video 1: A short introduction of him/herself in English: talk about your musical experiences, your motivation to study music, your main subject and why you choose to audition at Conservatorium Maastricht.
  • Video 2: A recording of the requested assignments, in fixed camera position without any editing. The candidate’s face and body should be clearly visible. At the start of the video, the candidate announces his/her Zuyd student number and the assignments he or she will perform.

The videos should be uploaded to an online platform such as YouTube.com or Vimeo.com. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make sure that the video links work.

Audition requirements for a Master audition

We would like to receive a recording of 30 minutes of a rehearsal in which the candidate works on 3 or 4 part repertoire, preferably several pieces. It is also permitted to add conducted Gregorian chant to the programme.

The conductor should be clearly visible from the front. Additionally, the candidate may provide concert video registrations. However, the conductor should always be visible.

Please feel free to contact Hans Leenders at hans.leenders@zuyd.nl

(The requirements for the master are the same as for the Bachelor. However, the candidate should make his proficiency clear through the choice of repertoire and level of execution.)