Study information

The National Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting is a prestigious two-year master’s programme offered jointly by the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. This programme is presented in cooperation with several professional Dutch orchestras, including the Residentie Orkest, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, and the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.

You will follow lessons with our principal subject teachers Kenneth Montgomery, Ed Spanjaard and Jac van Steen. Additionally, you will have classes with various guest professors like Martyn Brabbins, Antony Hermus, Lorenzo Viotti and Bas Wiegers. You will work as assistant conductor with orchestras in the Netherlands and abroad and you will have regular masterclasses with our partner orchestras.

Application deadline: 1 February 2023

Participating orchestras

1. Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
2. Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest en Nederlands Kamerorkest
3. Residentie Orkest
4. Philharmonie Zuidnederland
5. Noord Nederlands Orkest
6. Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
7. Phion, Orkest van Gelderland & Overijssel
8. Het Balletorkest
9. Nationaal Jeugdorkest
10. Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest

Het Kersjes Fonds

De Nationale Master Orkestdirectie wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door Het Kersjes Fonds.





2 years


Master of Music

Tuition fee

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