Study information

The Master’s course in Vibraphone at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague is part of the Master JAM (Jazz – Audience – Media). 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 vibraphonist. You will expand your musical spectrum and enhance your skills by taking a minor 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.


Research

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.

Professional Practice Preparation
Preparation for the 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. Our graduates gain strong positions in the international jazz landscape through their vision and sound.

Teachers

Specifications

Language

English

Lessons

75min/ week

Duration

2 years

Degree

Master of Music

Tuition fee

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Department head

Wouter Turkenburg

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