Study information

Art of Sound: sound direction for professionals

In the vast majority of cases, technology is used to produce and listen to music. To achieve the right musical result in recordings or concerts, it is essential for the technician to have a very good understanding of music. Good sound engineers have a thorough musical education and therefore know what they are talking about. By combining training as a technician with a musical education, with our programme you will become the essential ‘sound director’ for musical recordings and performances.

Students in the Art of Sound programme choose one of three graduation profiles: recording (you will learn to make recordings of jazz or classical repertoire, with varying instrumentation and employing the very latest techniques); producing (you will specialise in multitrack studio production with – electronic – post-production); or sound reinforcement (sound direction and sound design for live concerts and music-theatre productions).

It is a very practical course and you will be taking part in numerous projects in the Conservatoire and elsewhere by arranging the amplification for live performances and/or making live or studio recordings. You will follow music lessons throughout the course and receive additional lessons in an of your choice (classical, jazz, pop). During the course you will work on many projects during internships with prestigious studios and venues and in joint projects with partners such as the VPRO, the Residentie Orchestra and the Ensemble musikFabrik in Cologne, among others.

Here, you can find an overview of the theary teachers for Art of Sound.





4 years


Bachelor of Music

Tuition fee

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Department head

Paul Jeukendrup

Introduction Royal Conservatoire

Meet Doris, student at the Art of Sound department of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.

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