Master of Music

​​​​​​​​​​Are you a professional musician with a goal? Do you have a specific vision of your future? Then the Master of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire could be the suitable study to achieve your personal goals. The Prince Claus Conservatoire is internationally known as an innovative institute of high quality with a large regional and international network. The Master of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire is there for ambitious musicians who want to develop themselves in a self-chosen direction. ​

Instrumental Learning & Teaching

The innovative Master of Music Instrumental Learning & Teaching (ILT) was set up for musicians who are looking for new insights in the field of music education.

In the 21st century you as a musician are expected to be an independent professional who is able to develop artistic and educational products and to carry these out for various target groups in diverse contexts. Following this study route you develop into an instrumental teacher with broad knowledge of the most recent innovations in the professional field. You learn how to flexibly cope with questions that students and principals have and at the same time work on innovating the professional field. The focus is on broadening you teaching skills and the connection between being a teacher and a performing musician. Students in this master are all educated as an instrumentalist. This is why you work towards developing your instrumental competences even more. You receive instrumental or vocal lessons from our own teachers and renowned guest teachers from all over the world. In these lessons attention is given to the connection between your identity as a performer as well as a teacher. You also work on your improvisation skills which you can use on stage but also in interdisciplinary collaborations and in the field of education.

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Study Programme

Study Programme

From your personal study plan you work towards the final 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, competences and qualities. Apart from the instrumental and vocal main subjects and modules aimed at instrumental learning and teaching you are being coached in the field of Practice-based Research and Project management & Entrepreneurship. The focus is on working wit and researching different target groups and learning environments. There are specially designed modules Advanced Group Dynamics, Music & Elderly and Talent development. In addition to the mandatory modules there is a variety of optional modules which you can choose within the Open Credits. It is also possible to bring in your own projects or choose modules from other study routes. You use the knowledge that you gain in the lessons, modules, during internships and projects to develop new education material. Such as designing workshops, projects, learning curves or methods, possibly in collaboration with regional, national and international partners.

Instrumental Main Subjects

Instrumental Main Subjects

Classical Music:

- Vocals
- Piano, organ, harpsichord
- Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone
- French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba
- Percussion, harp, guitar
- Violin, viola, cello, double bass

For jazz all main subject instruments are admissible.  


Practice Based Research

Practice Based Research

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.


Project Management & Entrepreneurship

An entrepreneurial attitude is essential to transfer your musical passion to social situations successfully. In the Master of Music you are guided by modules and consults taught by experts in the field of entrepreneurship. Your vision on your personal future is the key here.

Open Credits

Open Credits

Within the open credits you can choose optional modules offered by the conservatoire. There is also the possibility to bring in your own projects.

A small selection:

- HeartMath
- Performance & Communication
- Musician as an Actor
- Leading & Guiding
- Music & Dementia
- Music in Business

Studying Abroad

Studying Abroad

You have the possibility to study abroad for a period of time. Within ERASMUS+ there are scholarships available for students who want to study abroad temporarily. The Prince Claus Conservatoire has contacts with institutes in France, UK, Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Rumania, Belgium, Spain and many more.          

After Graduation

After Graduation

After graduating you are an innovative musical master who is able to make music at a high level and develop new education forms together with regional, national and international partners. Such as designing workshops, projects, learning curves or methods.

Year 1 & 2

  • Instrumental Tuition
  • Practice Based Research
  • Project Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Group Dynamics
  • Music & Elderly people
  • Talent Development
  • Mentoring
  • Open credits

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