Conducting is a complex discipline that demands a good artistic development since you will sometimes be conducting large groups of musicians. The technical, musical, but also social skills required of prospective conductors are high. Without a good relationship with the orchestra, a conductor is shooting in the dark.

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Professional Preparation and Integration

Our Career Skills courses Start-Up!, Entrepreneurial Bootcamp and Preparation for Professional Practice help you develop your professional skills and prepare you for the professional world. In Entrepreneurial Bootcamp: Explore New Playgrounds you are challenged to find new venues and new audiences for your performances. On top of this, the curriculum offers practical courses like Critical Music Studies, Orchestration & Instrumentation, Production and Management and Orientation on Educational Projects in which you learn the necessary skills to succeed in a mixed professional practice.

In the master programme you design your own Master Project by experimenting with the process of developing a personal professional practice during your studies, combining the three domains of our master curriculum: artistic development, research and professional integration. We also offer master programmes in collaboration with professional partners, giving you the opportunity to share the stage with professionals. Our exclusive National Master Orchestral Conducting (NMO) is an example of this. The NMO is a collaboration with the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and many professional orchestras.


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