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.


New York Jazz

The study route New York Jazz is based on the connection between the Jazz department of the Prince Claus Conservatoire and the New York Jazz community. Therefore all the students life and study in New York during their third semester. During your studies in The Netherlands renowned musicians from New York visit on a weekly basis to teach you. Besides that you are taught by our own renowned teachers.

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New York comes to Groningen app

The jazz department has its own app with compact info on studying jazz in Groningen. You can also test your knowledge on theory and solfege on entrance exam level.

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Study Programme

Study Programme

Your personal study plan is the starting point of this study. From your study plan you work on your own music by doing research and composing or arranging music. To support this you receive weekly lessons improvisation, arranging, composition and jazz analysis. Together with your fellow students you form an ensemble where you work on your playing skills and your own repertoire. In this ensemble you are able to experiment with your research results. You are also guided by a coach every week and you follow lessons from a different New York teacher every week. You have main instrument lessons from our Dutch teachers and you have a personal lesson budget during 4 semesters. You can use this to receive extra private lessons with the New York teachers or with teachers from outside the conservatoire.

Main Subjects

Main Subjects

For the Master New York Jazz all instruments are admissable.

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.

Studying in New York

Studying in New York

New York City has been the centre of Jazz for decades now. It is the best destination for young jazz musicians to get to know the world's top musicians. To be part of such a lively community is the best educational opportunity every young talented jazz student could have. That is why you follow your study in New York the third semester. You have private lessons with New York musicians, who you choose in consultation with us. You also follow the module  American Culture Field Experience where you receive lessons American Jazz History and you make a field trip with your fellow students.  This semester in not an exchange programme with a school in New York. You study independently with New York jazz musicians, which is financed and guided by the Prince Claus Conservatoire.

The third semester in New York is an essential part of the New York jazz study route. It is compulsory to life and study in New York for all the students.

Year 1 & 2

  • Main subject
  • Improvisation
  • Contemporary composition
  • Arranging
  • Practice-Based research
  • Project management & entrepreneurship
  • Ensembles
  • Mentoring

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