Study information

During the Master’s programme in Vocals 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 singer. You will expand your musical spectrum and enhance your skills by making curriculum choices based on your affinities and interest. You can choose the programme for this public performance yourself.


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 program.

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 Professional Integration and Project Management 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.






75min/ week


2 years


Master of Music

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