​​​​​​​​Master of Music

Are you a professional musician with a goal? Do you have a specific vision on your future? The Master of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire could be the suitable study to achieve your personal goals. We are a professional learning community challenging talented musicians to develop into competent and socially involved professionals. As creative makers, they are able to develop innovative concepts and transform them into artistic, meaningful musical products and services. This is how our learning community connects with, and enriches people and society. The Master of Music educates engaged, first class musicians with different cultural and musical backgrounds. Our aim is to help you develop and share your talent, and to move the world together!​

New Audiences and Innovative Practice

Musical careers are more flexible and more international than ever before. Musicians work together with professionals from different art disciplines and from various social sectors more often. The ever-changing professional field asks for musicians who are capable to work in the most diverse contexts and who know how to cope with the challenges of the current music industry and society. The study route New Audiences and Innovative Practice, part of the Master of Music, was developed to deal with these challenges.

NAIP is for students from all musical genres who are interested in leading creative cross-over projects and attracting and creating of new audiences. You are being educated to become an excellent and all-round musician able to deal with different artistic and social contexts in a creative manner. In doing so, you as a musician will often work together with professionals from other art disciplines in various social projects.

The 'Music Master for New Audiences and Innovative Practice' (NAIP) is the first joint European Master in the musical field. The two year innovative curriculum was designed by five conservatoires and seven external professional and educational institutions in four European countries.

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Study Programme

Study Programme

Your study evolves around developing a Professional Integration Project (PIP). This project can be designed in any way depending on your own interests, ambitions and qualities and will eventually lead to finalising your Master. To prepare your PIP you follow some mandatory modules such as Performance & Communication, Leading & Guiding, Project Management & Entrepreneurship and Practice-based Research. In addition to the mandatory modules there is a variety of optional modules which you can choose within the frame of Open Credits. It is also important to bring in your own projects in order to shape your individual pathway. You will have the opportunity to participate in joint intensive projects we organise together with our international NAIP partners.

Students in this master's programme are all educated as musicians or vocalists. During your NAIP studies you work towards developing your instrumental competences further. You receive instrumental or vocal lessons from PCC teachers and renowned guest teachers from all over the world. You will also work on your improvisation skills in the LAB and Creative Ensemble. You can use these skills on stage but also in interdisciplinary collaborations and the field of education.

Instrumental Lessons

Instrumental Main Subjects

We offer all instruments for students with a classical or jazz background. NAIP is also for students with a background in conducting or composition.

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.

Entrepreneurship

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 frame of Open Credits you can choose optional modules offered by the conservatoire. It is also important to bring in your own projects to profile your personal pathway.

A small selection:

- Music in Business
- Musician as an Actor
- Music & Health
- Advanced Group Dynamics


Exchange

Partner Institutes / Exchange

Within the NAIP master's programme you have the opportunity to study abroad for a period of time. You can choose for an exchange semester in one of the NAIP partner institutes or an institution of your choice. ERASMUS+ offers scholarships to students who want to study abroad. The Prince Claus Conservatoire has agreements with various institutes throughout the world.

Application

Deadlines

The application deadlines are 
*April 1: NON-EU (due to visa requirements) 
*May 1: EU
For application requirements click here.

More information

Contact

Please contact Mrs.Tine Stolte for more information about the New Audiences and Innovative Practice master's programme. You could also check the international NAIP website.

After Graduating

After Graduating

After graduating you are an innovative master of music who is able to perform, create music and lead and organise music projects at a high level. You have learned to cooperate with professionals from other art disciplines and sectors in creative collaborative projects and performances, in various contexts and places within society. Check our alumni page for stories of NAIP graduates. 

 

​Year 1 & 2

  • Leading & Guiding
  • Performance & Communication
  • Practice-based Research
  • Project Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Instrumental tuition
  • Professional Integration Project
  • Creative ensemble
  • Improvisation ensemble
  • LAB
  • Mentoring
  • Electives/Open credits

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