Classical Music


Type of DegreeMaster of Music

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 6,816

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Programme introduction

The Master of Music programme is aimed at ambitious musicians who want to further develop themselves in a specific direction.

Several options are available to you: Classical Music, Instrumental Learning & Teaching, New Audience & Innovative Practice, New York Jazz or Wind Band Conducting. Are you a professional musician with a goal? Do you have a specific vision of your future? Then the Master of Music programme may be the right programme to achieve your personal goals.

You follow this programme at the Prins Claus Conservatoire, an institute that is internationally renowned for its quality and innovation and that has an extensive regional and international network.

Course structure

You choose your own study subject which means that you determine yourself what and how you want to study with us. We call this your study plan. From your personal study plan, you work towards the final exam; the lecture recital. We give you the space to realise your ambitions, ideas and goals. You are free to present your lecture recital in any way depending on your own interests, competencies and qualities. Of course, you are taught by our own renowned teachers.

Additionally, you work together with international guest teachers during several periods during the years. Ensemble and orchestra performances are a crucial part of the master's programme. From your own playing, you have the opportunity to experiment with chamber Music, you deepen your playing skills during the Intensive Master Weeks or you can research your own musical practice.

You can choose different optional modules within the Open Credits. You choose these based on your personal goals and competencies and fitting your study plan. The complete study programme is aimed at further development of a curious and innovative professional attitude, which helps you to react more focused on the developments within and outside of the professional field.

You carry out practice-based research in order to become a better musician. The research is directly related to your personal study plan. Your research is linked to individual, content-based and methodological coaching. Your research eventually leads to a presentation which is directly linked to your musical practice.

How to apply

This programme is open to anyone with a Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject.

The video below shows you every step you need to take to apply for a programme at Hanze University of Applied Sciences. Alternatively, for more information, please email

Career opportunities

Postgraduate are trained to be professional musicians and are well equipped for a musical career. For example, performing as a musician in an ensemble, orchestra or as a soloist or composing and arranging for all kinds of groups and ensembles. Most postgraduate are self-employed, pursuing ‘portfolio careers’ that combine performance and teaching. Wherever the future will bring you, we provide all the tools you need to become an independent, entrepreneurial and curious music professional.

For more information on the programme, admission and application, Groningen or the Netherlands, please visit our website:

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