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‘We aim to amaze and enrich’
Slagwerk Den Haag

Slagwerk Den Haag is an ensemble with a fascination for everything to do with sound, pulse and materials that produce sound. The ensemble pushes the boundaries of contemporary percussion music in performing existing repertoire and creating innovative new works and by conducting ground-breaking research into ordered sound and instrumentation.

The Ensemble Percussion course is a specialisation in the Master of Percussion programme at the Royal Conservatoire and is offered in association with the successful formation Slagwerk Den Haag. Students wishing to join this exciting course have to do a separate audition.

During the course you will gain a lot of experience in performing on stage in concerts and shows but will also, depending on the projects available at any given time, be able to enhance your professional skills in an educational and multidisciplinary context that emphasises communication, creativity and flexibility. The tuition fees of students who are admitted to the course are paid by Slagwerk Den Haag.

Please notice: new study places for this Master specialisation are available from Academic year 2020-2021.

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 hereand the guidelines for the Master plan.





75 min/ week


2 years


Master of Music

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Department head

Marlon Titre

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