Study information

The Master's programme at one of the oldest and largest early music departments in the world lasts two years and offers a further deepening of the main subject on a more individually chosen trajectory. You are part of an active and enthusiastic department that forms the basis of your network. Early Music Seminars, projects and masterclasses provide further in-depth knowledge of historically informed performance practice.

You will receive individual guidance in three areas: artistic (your main subject), research and professional preparation. Naturally, you will be given the space for a lot of initiative, with which you will anticipate your intended professional practice.

Master Project

In the Master of Music programme, you have the unique opportunity to create a Master Project with your own future in mind. A Master Project is an overarching term which combines the three domains of our master curriculum: artistic development, research and professional integration. As part of the curriculum, you will receive individual and group lessons in your main subject to aid you in your artistic development, you will conduct research on a topic of your own choice, and you will design and initiate your own professional integration activity. These elements and activities all come together in the Master Project. To help you develop your Master Project successfully, you will receive guidance and support from your instrumental/vocal teacher, research supervisor and professional integration coach. Additionally, you will take part in a peer group, in which you can discuss what you are working on. Designing your own Master Project gives you an opportunity to consider your future career and experiment with developing your own professional practice during your studies. When creating your Master Project, you should take into consideration whether it will help you find your place in the professional practice after you have finished your studies. We encourage you to collaborate, and therefore it is possible to do a Master Project together with other students.

If you would like to find out more information, have a look at the Master Project Plan Guidelines at the end of this page.

Educational Philosophy

The educational philosophy of the Master of Music at the Royal Conservatoire enables you to develop your individual artistic vision, personal growth, inquisitive attitude, entrepreneurship and independence, while broadening your cultural horizon, as well as developing your instrumental and technical skills at a high qualitative level. We want our alumni to be excellent performers and composers, but also professionals who can reflect on their role in society, and know how to collaborate and navigate the complex realities of today’s and tomorrow’s music profession.

Specifications

Language

English

Lessons

75 min/ week

Duration

2 years

Degree

Master of Music

Tuition fee

Check 'Tuition fees'

Department head

Introduction Royal Conservatoire