Study information

Students who have earned their Bachelor’s degree in historical performance practice with the harp with a grade of good or better can follow the Master’s programme in Harp in the Early Music department. The two-year Master’s programme offers you the opportunity to study the main subject in greater depth on the basis of a personally designed study plan.

You will now put all of the skills you acquired during the Bachelor course to practical use in carrying out your research. Source studies, the use of online databases, style analyses are just some of the facets that will underpin your personal quest.

Good research is a fundamental element of the Early Music curriculum. You will conduct your Master’s research in your chosen specialist subject under the guidance of a personal coach. You will give an oral presentation of the result of your research before the final exam. The regular curriculum will be supplemented with regular guest lectures and talks by specialists. You will also join the Master Circle in which you will be able to spar with fellow students and a Circle leader and receive feedback about your Master’s research.

As a Master’s student at one of the largest and most important institutes of its kind you have already demonstrated a high degree of musical proficiency. Naturally, you will be given the scope to take the initiative in shaping your own activities in preparation for the transition to a professional career. 






60 min/ week


2 years


Master of Music

Tuition fee

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Department head

Johannes Boer

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