The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague is known for its music education, with jazz music occupying a special place. Students get the chance to dive into different types of jazz, from classical swing to modern experimental forms. We offer a rich learning environment where talents like Rik Mol have refined their musical skills.

“At KC Jazz, you cannot hide, in the end music will find you”
Niccolò Angioni

Learning from the best: Benjamin Herman and Rik Mol

Our teachers, including names like Benjamin Herman and Rik Mol, are experienced professionals who share their knowledge and passion for jazz with the next generation of musicians. They are the backbone of our education and bring experience and insight to the classroom.

Nice to meet you

If you have any questions for the Jazz Department, please let us know and we will be in touch as soon as possible. Make sure to also check our FAQ pages on applying and auditioning.

Experience the Jazz-department

You are most welcome to come and spend a day at the Jazz Department, to see what an ordinary day in the life of a jazz-student at the Royal Conservatoire looks like.

If you would like to sign up for this, please send an e-mail to Giulia Battig.

Professional Preparation and Integration

Our Career Skills courses Start-Up!, Entrepreneurial Bootcamp, Alumni Event 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.

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.


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