The educational philosophy of the Master of Music programme at the Royal Conservatoire is dedicated to developing your individual artistic vision, personal growth, inquisitive and entrepreneurial attitude and independence, at a high qualitative level. We want you to develop into excellent singers and performers but also professionals who can reflect on their role in society and navigate the complex realities of today’s music profession.

The programme aims to help you finding your place in the professional practice. Therefore, you are constantly encouraged to make your own choices and develop and carry out your ideas and plans. We challenge you to connect in your Master Project all three domains of the Master, artistic development, research and professional integration, in a way that is meaningful and relevant to you, so that you can find your ‘niche’ and prepare yourself for a professional practice after your have completed your studies.

During your Master study you will receive intensive guidance from your singing teachers, including the specialized Early Music singing teachers, to work on further improving your vocal and artistic skills and you are invited to participate in projects and masterclasses inside and outside the conservatoire. We are deeply and worldwide embedded in the professional Early Music community, they know and respect us, and offer chances to perform to our students.

Your research will start with an introductory course about research in the arts. To help you in shaping your research you will have a research supervisor and you attend a ‘master circle’ in which you discuss your research with fellow students coming from different departments. Next to this we ask you develop a so called Professional Integration Activity, in which you are coached by a professional colleague coming from the professional world of music or art in general.

You will be busy but not lonely. Our students feel connected to each other and experience the conservatoire as a friendly and inspiring ‘community’.

You find more detailed information in the Master of Music Handbook and the Curriculum Handbook MMus Vocal Studies which you find on the Curriculum & Courses page.





75min/ week


2 years


Master of Music

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