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.

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 receive guidance in three aspects: artistry (your instrument aas main subject), research, and professional practice.

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.

Research
Good research is a fundamental element of the Early Music curriculum. At the same time, 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.

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 Project Management & Entrepeneurship will address issues of the professional world. After this course you will receive individual guidance on creating your own project in your second year.

Teachers

Specifications

Language

English

Lessons

60 min/ week

Duration

2 years

Degree

Master of Music

Tuition fee

Check 'Tuition fees'

Department head

Johannes Boer

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