Study information

Students who complete the Master’s course in Percussion 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. In addition to lessons in the main subject, you will have lessons in ensemble playing, hand percussion, orchestral part studies and Basler drumming. 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 Percussion students three Master Specialisations: the Orchestra Master (in collaboration with the Residentie Orkest), the Ensemble Academy (in partnership with five professional ensembles, including Asko|Schönberg and New European Ensemble) and Ensemble Percussion (in partnership with Slagwerk Den Haag).
If you are already member of an established ensemble, you can also choose with your ensemble the Master Specialisation Chamber Music.

In addition to lessons in the main subject you will have lessons in ensemble playing, hand percussion, studying orchestral scores and Basler drumming. You will follow cross-overs (courses that are offered in association with other departments) to help you develop a personal artistic vision in a broader context. 

You will be a member of the Master Circle, in which you will be able to spar with other students and musicians. The Royal Conservatoire offers a choice of three specialisations: the Orchestra Master (in collaboration with the Residentie Orkest), the Chamber Music Master and the Ensemble Academy (in partnership with five professional ensembles, including Asko|Schönberg and Slagwerk Den Haag). 
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.

Teachers

Specifications

Language

English

Lessons

75min/ week

Duration

2 years

Degree

Master of Music

Tuition fee

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Department head

Wim Vos

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