Study information

During the Master’s programme in Bass at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague we will train you to become a performing jazz musician with an inquisitive and independent approach. Having already displayed your special talent during the Bachelor’s course, you will now build on that ability during the two-year Master’s course. You will have the opportunity to deepen your stage experience and develop your own artistic vision and style, for example during master classes given by guest lecturers from the jazz world. You will receive professional guidance focusing three aspects: articstic (your instrument as main subject), research, and professional practice.

In the first year of the Master’s programme you will give a public recital that demonstrates your ability to perform as an independent jazz bass player. You will expand your musical spectrum and enhance your skills by making curriculum choices based on your affinities and interest. At the end of the second year, you will sit your final exam. You can choose the programme for this public performance yourself.

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.

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Specifications

Language

English

Lessons

75min/ week

Duration

2 years

Degree

Master of Music

Tuition fee

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