The Conducting course trains students to be fully prepared for entering the profession. With a Bachelor degree in Conducting students will be capable of conducting good amateur orchestras or amateur choirs at a professional level. Graduates of the Master programme are qualified to conduct professional orchestras and choirs. To master this complex craft, prospective conductors must already possess advanced artistic skills. They must also be willing to set themselves the highest possible standards, not only in technical and musical terms, but equally in their communication with others. A conductor who does not have a good rapport with the choir or orchestra is simply waving the baton.
National Master Orchestral Conducting
In 2011 the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire launched the joint National Master in Orchestra Conducting working with professional orchestras in the Netherlands and the Kersjes Fund under the leadership of Jac van Steen and Kenneth Montgomery. This course is designed to train students to conduct professional symphony orchestras to a high technical and artistic standard. Students have the opportunity to rehearse with the partner orchestras under the coaching of a professional conductor, usually the orchestra’s principal conductor.
Application and enrolment
Information on application and enrolment can be found here.
Head of Conducting department
Tel.: +31 (0)70-315 14 48
Juliana van Stolberglaan 1
2595 CA The Hague
T: +31 70 315 15 15