The Master New Audiences and Innovative Practice (NAIP) is a programme designed for enterprising musicians who want to reach new audiences with excellent music through experimentation and research. During the programme you prepare for a future musical career by developing a striking portfolio.

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 artistic development, research and professional integration. As part of the curriculum, you will receive individual lessons in your main instrument 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 activities. 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. For more information, see the Master Project Plan Guidelines at the bottom of this page.

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.

In the NAIP programme, you will prepare for your Master Project with lessons in some highly practical subjects, including Performance & Communication and Leading & Guiding. Another crucial element of the programme is the intensive supervision in the form of mentoring. You will compile your own study programme of additional master electives, projects outside the institution, placements and intensives. The Master NAIP does not conclude with the usual recital, but with a presentation of your Master Project, which can take various forms depending on your ambitions and qualities.

The Master NAIP has been developed in association with conservatories in Europe and the United States, and is taught in Reykjavik, Groningen and Stockholm as well as in The Hague. See





1x 50 min p/w and coaching


2 years


Master of Music

Tuition fee

Check 'Tuition fees'

Department head

Renee Jonker

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