The Jazz programme at the Royal Conservatoire is a launching pad for musicians and ensembles that often go on to make a name for themselves and perform at major venues nationally and internationally.

We believe in honoring tradition while at the same time promoting individual paths in jazz and other creative music. In close collaboration with the other outstanding departments at the Royal Conservatoire, as well as with other educational and cultural institutions, we allow our students to build an international network that will last throughout their professional careers.

Our Bachelor curriculum reflects the importance of artistic development, extensive musicianship skills, and professional preparation.

The Royal Conservatoire 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.

Throughout the Bachelor programme, students of Saxophone, Clarinet or Flute devote time to studying jazz repertoire and developing musical vocabulary as well as theoretical, historical, educational and creative skills. Theoretical knowledge is put into practice during ensemble lessons and performance practice. From the start, we also encourage you to develop your own artistic profile as a jazz musician. Through electives and minors, the curriculum also offers attractive choices based on your affinities and personal interests.

You can find an overview of the jazz theory teachers here.





75min/ week


4 years


Bachelor of Music

Tuition fee

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Introduction Royal Conservatoire

“The Jazz Department is like one big family (…) but I also meet a lot of people from other departments. I like playing music with them and it’s nice to learn so much” – Alba, student Jazz Trumpet

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