Study information

Once you have successfully completed the Bachelor in Choral Conducting, you can enrol for the Master’s programme.

The Master in Wind Band Conducting trains you as a conductor of both amateur and professional choirs. Conducting is a complex discipline that demands a strong artistic development and good social skills. You set high standards, for yourself and for the orchestra, in technical and musical terms. Without a good relationship with the orchestra, a conductor is shooting in the dark.

If you choose to specialise in choral conducting, you will focus on conducting vocal ensembles under the guidance of your teacher Jos Vermunt. You will gain practical experience by working with one of the many chamber choirs in The Hague. You will sometimes also follow the teachers in their work with professional choirs.


We believe it is important that you develop into a self-sustaining musician who can handle the ever-changing professional practice well. For this reason you are required to do research on a topic of your choice during the master's programme. You will be assisted by a research supervisor, follow an introductory course about doing (artistic) research and an elective in your first year. You will participate in a Master circle, a 'peer-to-peer ' group consisting of fellow students and a circle leader. At the end of your master’s programme you are required to present the results of your research. Upon registration to the master's programme, you must write a study plan (Master Plan), in which you describe how you want to compile your master’s programme. Please take a look at the handbook here.






2 years


Master of Music

Tuition fee

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Department head

Monica Damen

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