Study information

The Master’s course in piano at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague 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. 

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 musician. You will expand your musical spectrum and enhance your skills by taking a minor in percussion in the Classical Music department. At the end of the second year you will sit your final exam. You can choose the programme for this public performance yourself. 

During the Master’s course you will naturally perform regularly with one of the many ensembles and combos that you and other students will form during the course. The main focus of the Master’s course in Jazz is your future professional career. The curriculum therefore includes a lot of practical experience. For example, the Royal Conservatoire’s Big Band has frequently performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival. The Conservatoire also has an intensive exchange programme with other leading institutes around the world. Graduates of our Master’s programme in jazz are to be found all around the world where they have acquired an outstanding reputation in the international jazz community with their unique vision and sound.






75min/ week


2 years


Master of Music

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Department head

Wouter Turkenburg

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