Study information

The Ensemble Academy (EA) represents the fulfilment of a long-time dream of five ensembles in the top echelon of Dutch music life, the Royal Conservatoire and two prominent contemporary music venues.

In 2017 Asko|Schönberg, Calefax, Ensemble Klang, the New European Ensemble and Slagwerk Den Haag have joined forces to offer this unique Master’s specialisation in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire and the music venues Korzo and Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ.

The Ensemble Academy is an incubator for talented musicians and composers who are still studying. The students of the Ensemble Academy work with the programme’s partners in national and international productions.

In addition to improving their skills on their instrument, the Master’s students in the Ensemble Academy also receive lessons in programming, production, marketing and communication. There are also various possibilities for the students to do internships with the partners in the programme. In the process, they have the opportunity to learn about the essential back-office aspects of a professional musician’s life and gain experience on stage and behind the scenes, as well as building a personal network.

The strength of the Ensemble Academy is that students are already deeply involved in the professional practice during their studies and have already gained professional experience as a musician and established a network by the time they graduate.

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.

Partners

Asko | Schönberg

Partner

Calefax

Partner

Slagwerk Den Haag

Partner

Ensemble Klang

Partner

New European Ensemble

Partner

Korzo

Partner

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Partner

Specifications

Language

English

Degree

Master of Music

Duration

2 years

Tuition fee

Check 'Tuition fees'

Department head

Wim Vos

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