Study information

The Ensemble Academy is intended for students who would like to combine their main subject studies with a specialization in contemporary ensemble playing. The ensemble Academy is a collaboration of the Royal Conservatoire with Asko Schoenberg and the New European Ensemble.

As a student in the Ensemble Academy, you become part of a contemporary ensemble at the conservatoire. You work on repertoire in regular rehearsals and performances under the guidance of teachers from the conservatoire and musicians from the partner ensembles. In addition, Ensemble Academy students are invited to play in productions of the Asko Schoenberg and the New European Ensemble.

There are also opportunities for students to gain experience with the partner ensembles. Students can learn about the essential back-office aspects of a professional musician’s life and gain experience on stage and behind the scenes. These features help Ensemble Academy students build a professional network and professional experiences.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the following positions are available: 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass, 1 flute, 1 clarinet, 1 oboe, 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 1 piano, 1 percussion.


Asko | Schönberg


New European Ensemble




Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ






Master of Music


2 years

Tuition fee

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Department head

Marlon Titre

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