Study information

Once you have successfully completed the Bachelor in Wind Band 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 orchestras. Conducting is a complex discipline that demands a good 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.

The teacher, Alex Schillings, is a great inspiration. There is close contact with the orchestras in the region which can provide internships. Every year there is a project in South Limburg in the spring, where you will spend a week receiving intensive instruction from guest teachers and working with outstanding wind orchestras.

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.

Preparation for professional practice
Preparation for professional practice will be on the curriculum throughout the Master. Of course, you will spend a large amount of time on stage in one of the many ensembles and combos, that you and your fellow students set up during the degree. But being an exceptional instrumentalist or singer does not guarantee professional success. The course Professional Integration and Project Management will address issues of the professional world. After this course you will receive individual guidance on creating your own project in your second year.






2 years


Master of Music

Tuition fee

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Department head

Wim Vos

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