Study information

The Master Specialisation Ensemble Singing leads to a Master of Music degree and is open to students holding a Bachelor degree in Voice or Choir Conducting. The programme responds to the need of professional vocal ensembles for vocalists that have specific skills needed for ensemble singing. 

We developed the master specialization Ensemble Singing together with the Nederlands Kamerkoor, and its chief conductor Peter Dijkstra. During project weeks at the Nederlands Kamerkoor, you work with the ensemble specialists from the choir. You will get to know the professional ensemble practice, as well as learn to master all aspects of ensemble singing, helping you to successfully step into the professional ensemble world after obtaining your degree.

During the programme we focus on repertoire from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, to contemporary work. You spend a lot of time working with ensembles, both within the Royal Conservatoire, together with you fellow students, and in the projects with the singers of the Nederlands Kamerkoor. You will develop skills like ‘colouring’, blending, intonation, developing the ‘inner conductor’, individual and shared musicianship, and professional communication and leadership. You have individual singing lessons and lessons with a coach pianist, not only focused on the technical demands of ensemble singing, but also on a continuous development of your abilities as a soloist. In the courses Performance and communication and Entrepreneurship and project management you are further prepared for your career after your degree.
An important aspect of every Master’s programme is research. In the application process, you have to write a Masterplan. The subject of your research is free, but we recommend you to choose a topic that is related to your main subject.





2 years


Master of Music

Tuition fee

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Department head

Monica Damen

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