In September 2018, the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague is launching a new Honours’ Master of Music programme in the field of early music: the Ton Koopman Academy.

The artistic and scientific concept for this unique study programme will be led by the well-known Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor Ton Koopman. The programme aims at developing the artistic and academic knowledge and skills of early music performer-researchers at the highest level in an international context.

The Honours’ Master of Music Programme is aimed at performer-researchers at an advanced level, who are in the possession of a Bachelor of Music degree and/or (preferably) a Master of Music degree in early music, and who demonstrate a strong interest in research with the ambition of entering a PhD programme once completing this programme.

Introductory Workshop Week

An intensive workshop will take place 3-7 April 2018, during which you will get an introduction to the master programme and it’s artistic and academic content.

During this week, you will be given the opportunity to work with Ton Koopman and various other artist teachers. As research will form an important component of the study programme, two round table discussions on research and other topics will also take place during this intensive week with all students and teachers. Cost for this workshop week will be €200,-. Food and accommodation will be covered.

The workshop week will see the following teachers of the Royal Conservatoire and visiting artists:

Ton Koopman (harpsichord, organ and conducting)
Tini Mathot (harpsichord)
Kate Clark (traverso)
Lucy van Dael (violin, viola)
Robert Smith (viola da gamba, cello)
Antoine Torunczyk (baroque oboe)
Wouter Verschuren (bassoon/dulcian)
Reine-Marie Verhagen (recorder)
Mike Fentross (theorbo/lute)
Kathryn Cok (basso continuo)
Peter Kooij (vocal)

While the intensive workshop week is designed to complement the Honour's Master of Music programme, it is possible for students to participate only in this workshop week.

To apply for the workshop only: hand in motivation and cv to Bethany Shepherd.

Specific information




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Master of Music

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