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. Please take a look at the handbook here.






2 years


Master of Music

Tuition fee

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Department head

Wim Vos

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