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 Ed Spanjaard and Jac van Steen. Additionally, you will have classes with various guest professors like Anja Bihlmaier, 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: 20 November 2023

Participating orchestras

1. Concertgebouworkest
2. Het Balletorkest
3. Nationaal Jeugdorkest
4. Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest|Nederlands Kamerorkest
5. Noord Nederlands Orkest
6. Phion, Orkest van Gelderland & Overijssel
7. Philzuid
8. Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
9. Residentie Orkest
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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