Open Day Royal Conservatoire

Are you considering studying at the Royal Conservatoire? Then visit the Open Day on Saturday 5 February 2022. Even if you are not able to travel to The Netherlands, we have you covered with online programmes and Q&A's.

This Open Day will take place in our new building Amare (Spuiplein 150, The Hague). Some program components can also be experienced online. This Open Day is for both prospective Bachelor and Master students and younger students who are interested in Jong KC Music, Royal Conservatoire Dance and the School for Young Talent.

The day consists of the following parts:

  • Try-outs and introductory meetings with teachers
  • Information about the department
  • Guided Tours
  • Online broadcasts
  • Online Q&As

Due to current Covid-19 related constrictions, it is necessary to register your presence in advance. You can register, together with one supervisor, family member or friend using the form below.

Register for the Open Day

Unfortunately, we are not able to receive general visitors during the Open Day this year, due to Covid-19 measures in place. We hope to see you soon in Amare at our many concerts and performances.

Online Open Day (09:30 - 18:30)

Youtube livestream

Watch the Youtube Livestream via this link.

Saturday the Royal Conservatoire will broadcast a continuous livestream with department interviews, where staff, teachers, students and alumni inform you on the curriculum, projects, research, partnerships and much more. In between the department slots, we will share footage of how it is to study in the Hague, combine studying at the Conservatoire and the University of Leiden and last year projects.

It is possible to attend the live stream in Studio 1 in the KC Domain. A maximum of 30 spots are available.

09:30 - 10:15 - School for Young Talent (Music, Dance and Art) - Dutch

10:45 - 11:30 - Docent Muziek & Music Education - Dutch

12:00 - 12:45 - Dance (Bachelor & Ensemble) - English

13:00 - 13:45 - Classical Music - English

14:15 - 15:00 - Early Music - English

15:30 - 16:15 - Vocal Studies (Classical & Early Music) - English

16:45 - 17:30 - Jazz - English


During the breaks we show an online guided tour, video's of past projects, how it is to study in The Hague, Info on Practicum Musicae and combining your studies with Leiden University and more...

We use Microsoft Teams for the online Q&A sessions. You can use Teams in your browser (Google Chrome preferred), download the app or use Teams via Android or iOS. Links will be published below.

There are multiple Online Q&A's available after the 5th of February as well. Check out the overview via this link.

Open Day in Amare

We ask all pupils, students and their supervisors who visit the Open Day in Amare the following:

  • We will check your registration for the Open Day at the entrance. Only interested pupils, students and their supervisors (+1 friend or family member) have access to the Open Day in Amare. General visitors do not have access and we ask them to visit one of our concerts or performances at another time. All this in regard to the current Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Everyone aged 13 and older must show a Corona Admission Ticket at the entrance via QR registration.
  • All visitors must wear a Face Mask.
  • We ask all visitors to keep 1.5 meters distance as much as possible.

Want to take a look at our new home in Amare? Try one of the guided tours, starting all day at 'Club 4' next to the Conservatoriumzaal.

  • 10:15 - 11.00 a.m. (3 x 20 persons)
  • 11:30 - 12.15 a.m. (3x 20 persons)
  • 12:45 - 13.30 p.m. (3 x 20 persons)
  • 14:00 - 14.45 p.m. (3 x 20 persons)
  • 15:15 - 16.00 p.m. (3 x 20 persons)
  • 16:30 - 17.15 p.m. (3 x 20 persons)

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The Student Administration desk is occupied between 09.30 - 16.00, so you can ask all your questions about the registration process at the Royal Conservatoire. International advisor Eugene Eijken is also present to answer questions about studying in the Netherlands, if you travel from abroad. A lot of information for international students is bundled via www.koncon.nl/international.

It is also possible to ask questions online about these themes:

  • 09.30 - 16.00 - Student Administration Desk (and International Advisor)
  • 13.00 - 13.30 - Online Q&A Student Administration & International Advisor (link to follow) / Click here to join meeting
  • 15.00 - 15.30 - Online Q&A Student Administration & International Advisor (link to follow) / Click here to join meeting

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By combining training as a technician with a musical education, with our Art of Sound programme you will become the essential ‘sound director’ for musical recordings and performances.

12:30 - 13:15 / 14:00 - 14:45 / 15:30 - 16:15 (Room 6.65): Guided tours Art of Sound

13:15 - 14:00 / 14:45 - 15:30 / 16:15 - 17:00 (Room 6.65): Information Art of Sound

13:15 - 14:00 / 14:45 - 15:30 / 16:15 - 17:00 (Studio A, 6th floor): Demo Production

13:15 - 14:00 / 14:45 - 15:30 / 16:15 - 17:00 (Studio B, 6th floor): Demo Production

13:15 - 14:00 / 14:45 - 15:30 / 16:15 - 17:00 (Recording Studio, 4th floor): Demo Production

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The Art Science Interfaculty is a unique interdisciplinary art program between the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) and the Royal Conservatoire (KC), that fosters curiosity-driven research as an approach to the creation of art.

12:15 - 13:30 / 13:45 - 15:00 / 15:15 - 16:30 (Room 6.64 and in the hallway next to the New Music Lab 6th floor): Information Art Science

12:00 - 12:15 (New Music Lab): short performance by Christian Schwarz

13:30 - 13:45 (New Music Lab): short performance by Inge Kengen

15:00 - 15:15 (New Music Lab): short performance Myra-ida van der Veen

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At the heart of today’s music culture, the Classical Music Department challenges you to develop your own creative vision and talent. Conducting is a complex discipline that demands a good artistic development since you will sometimes be conducting large groups of musicians.

09:45 - 10:30 / 11:00 - 11:30 / 12:15 - 12:45 / 14:45 - 15:15 / 16:00 - 16:30 (Studio 2): Information Classical

14:00 - 14:30 (online): Online Q&A Classical in Teams / Click here to join meeting

17:30 - 18:30 (online): Online Q&A Conducting in Teams / Click here to join meeting

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Many graduates of the Composition Department program in The Hague have achieved worldwide fame, with their work being performed by prestigious ensembles at the leading opera houses, music festivals and venues all around the world.

12:00 - 13:00 / 13:15 - 14:00 / 14:15 - 15:00 / 15:15 - 16:00 (Studio 5): Information Composition

13:00 - 13:15 / 14:00 - 14:15 / 15:00 - 15:15 (Studio 5): Programme Composition

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To reach the pinnacle of dancing with one of the major national or international dance companies, you have to start training by the age of ten. The Dance Department trains talented dancers for a future career as creative and independent artists, with an open mind, craftsmanship, passion and ambition.

09:30 - 10:45 / 11:00 - 12:15 / 12:45 - 14:00 (Dance Studio 1): Preparation Classical Ballet (Young KC) - Attend a lesson

09:30 - 11:00 / 11:15 - 12:00 (Dance Studio 3): HBO 3+4+Ensemble Ballet - Attend a lesson

09:45 - 10:45 / 11:00 - 12:15 / 13:30 - 14:00 (Dance Studio 2) + 12:45 - 13:15 (Dance Studio 5): World Dance - Attend a lesson

10:00 - 11:30 / 13:30 - 14:00 (Dance Studio 4) + 11:15 - 11:45 / 13:30 - 14:00 (Dance Studio 5) + 12:45 - 13:15 (Dance Studio 2) + 14:30 - 15:00 (Dance Studio 1): Ballet - Attend a lesson

10:30 - 11:00 (Dance Studio 5): Information School for Young Talent / Young KC

11:45 - 13:00 (Dance Studio 4) + 15:15 - 15:45 (Dance Studio 3): Pas De Deux / Coaching - Attend a lesson

12:00 - 12:30 (Dance Studio 5) + 14:15 - 14:45 (Dance Studio 2): Creative - Attend a lesson

14:15 - 14:45 (Dance Studio 4) + 15:00 - 15:30 (Dance Studio 5) + 16:00 - 16:30 (Dance Studio 3): Modern - Attend a lesson

14:15 - 14:45 (Dance Studio 5) + 15:00 - 15:30 (Dance Studio 4) + 16:00 - 16:30 (Dance Studio 1): Flamenco - Attend a lesson

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The Early Music Department of the Royal Conservatoire enjoys a worldwide reputation as one of the largest and most important faculties of its kind.

11:30 - 12:00 / 13:00 - 13:30 (Studio 2): Information Early Music

15:15 - 15:45 (online): Online Q&A Early Music in Teams / Click here to join meeting

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Our graduates are often recognized for musical skills and artistry and have achieved success in various professional fields such as recording, performing, composing, arranging and producing. We believe in honoring tradition as well as in promoting innovation and individual paths in jazz and other jazz-related creative music.

14:45 - 15:15 / 16:00 - 16:30 / 17:45 - 18:15 (Studio 7): Information Jazz

15:15 - 16:00 (Studio 7): Live Jazz performances
15:15 Jim van de Klundert Trio
15:30 Annija Krivjonoka / Snorri Skulason Duo
15:40 Joon Park Trio

13:30 - 14:00 (online): Online Q&A Jazz in Teams / Click here to join meeting

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The Dutch Docent Muziek study program is one of the broadest study programs at the Royal Conservatoire. The training is ideal for anyone who enjoys working with groups and has an affinity with education.

12:30 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 14:30 (4.29 + 4.30): Information Docent Muziek

13:15 - 13:45 (4.29 + 4.30): Information Docent Muziek Verkort / Zij-instroom

15:00 - 15:30 (4.29 + 4.30): Information Master 'The Musician Educator' (English)

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Every discipline has its experts, the scholars who are turned to for a clear explanation and interpretation when things are really complex. Music is no different. Our experts acquire their expertise in the Theory of Music (or Music Theory) program.

12:00 - 13:00 (5.40): Information Music Theory

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Practicum Musicae is a course for students of Leiden University with musical aspirations. And while the world is changing and the demands being made on musicians and music students are growing all the time, Research also is one of the pillars of the Royal Conservatoire’s activities.

11:00 - 12:00 (5.38): Information Practicum Musicae / ACPA / Research

12:15 - 12:45 (Online): Online Q&A Practicum Musicae / ACPA / Research / Click here to join meeting

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Are you a young artistic talent with a passionate ambition to make dance, music, or art your profession? You don't have to wait until you're old enough to go into further education. The School for Young Talent welcomes you from age 10 to combine school with a preparatory track in dance, music, or art.

10:20 - 11:00 (Studio 7): Programma Muziek (Jong KC)
Introductie Ksenia
Copland
Baroque Onderbouw
Piano Duo Caro Mio Ben
Combo Niels

11:10 - 11:55 (Studio 7): Programma Muziek (Jong KC)
ABC
Strijkkwartet
Combo Marc
Bach/Kurtág: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit
Schumann Piano Trio

12:10 - 13:00 (Studio 7): Programma Muziek (Jong KC)
Combo RObert
Millenium Bug - G.Sollima
Baroque Bovenbouw
Durufle Trio

11:30 - 13:00 (5.13): Programme Pianists (Young KC)

11:00 - 11:10 / 11:55 - 12:05 (Studio 7): Information Music (Young KC)

10:30 - 11:00 / 12:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 14:00 (6.52): Information School for Young Talent

11:00 - 12:00 / 12:30 - 13:30 / 14:00 - 15:00 (6.42 / 6.47 / 6.58 / 6.56 / 6.54): Walk in classrooms SvJT

11:30 - 12:30 / 13:00 - 13:30 / 14:00 - 15:00 (6.52): Information Art

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The Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague has a 50-year tradition of education, research and production in the fields of electroacoustic music, computer music and sound art.

12:15 - 12:45 / 13:00 - 13:30 / 13:45 - 14:15 / 14:30 - 15:00 / 15:15 - 15:45 / 16:00 - 17:00 (New Music Lab): Information Sonology

12:45 - 13:00 / 14:15 - 14:30 / 15:45 - 16:00 (New Music Lab): Programme Sonology

12:00 - 17:00 (Voltage Control Studio): Kerim Kali

12:00 - 17:00 (Live Electronic Music Studio): Johan van Kreij

12:00 - 17:00 (Wave Field Synthesis Studio): Ji Youn Kang

12:00 - 17:00 (Computer Music Studio 1): Bjarni Gunnarsson

12:00 - 17:00 (Computer Music Studio 2): Peter Pabon

13:00 - 17:00 (online): Online Q&A with Richard Barrett / Click here to join meeting

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Students in the Vocal Studies Department are trained to become flexible and creative professionals with excellent communication skills as well as exciting artists whose thorough technical and musical grounding will enable them to give convincing performances on a variety of professional stages.

11:00 - 11:30 / 12:15 - 12:45 / 14:45 - 15:15 (Conservatoriumzaal): Information Vocal Studies

13:00 - 14:00 (Conservatoriumzaal): Programme Vocal Studies

16:30 - 17:00 (online): Online Q&A Vocal Studies in Teams / Click here to join meeting

17:30 - 18:30 (online): Online Q&A Conducting in Teams / Click here to join meeting

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Details

Date

Sat 5 February 2022 09.30 - 18:30

Location

Amare (Spuiplein 150) and online