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Students who complete the Master’s course in Bassoon earn the title of Master of Music. Many graduates of the Master’s programme at the Conservatoire occupy a prominent role in the music profession in the Netherlands and abroad. During the two years of the Master’s course you will develop your skills to the highest level. The Master’s programme is open to students who have obtained their Bachelor’s degree with a grade of good or very good.

During the Master’s course you will take part in orchestral, chamber music and contemporary music projects. It is an intensive course at the heart of the classical music profession. You will follow cross-overs (courses that are offered in association with other departments) aimed at helping you to refine your personal artistic vision in a broader context. As a Master’s student you will join the Master Circle, where you will be able to spar with other students and musicians.

The Royal Conservatoire offers Master Bassoon students two Master specialisations: the Orchestra Master (in collaboration with the Residentie Orkest) and the Ensemble Academy (in partnership with five professional ensembles, including Asko|Schönberg and New European Ensemble).
If you are already member of an established ensemble, you can also choose the Master Specialisation Chamber Music or the Master Specialisation Calefax Reed Quintet together as an ensemble.

The Classical Music department plays an active role in today’s music culture. As a Master’s student you will develop a personal artistic vision and style with added value for the music profession. Together we strive every day to create an inspirational climate of learning, creativity and musicianship in which the students and teachers continuously try to draw the best out of each other.






75min/ week


2 years


Master of Music

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Department head

Wim Vos

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