Master Music

Master Music

This two-year internationally-oriented Master's degree programme centres on your personal and specialist development. Alongside the demanding main subject studies, the research and entrepreneurship components offer both support and a challenge, enabling you to establish yourself in the world of music with your specific individual qualities. You can choose from Classical Music, Jazz and Music in Education. 

  • Location Maastricht
  • Duration 2 years
  • Degree Master of Music
  • Freshmen 79
  • Language English
  • Student rating 7,6

Website

For more detailed information about this study programme, please visit the website of the Conservatorium Maastricht. 

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Highlights

About the Education

About the education

If you have completed a Bachelor of Music degree, you can take an entrance examination for the Master of Music programme, which will allow you to improve your career prospects and broaden your musical horizon. You can choose from Classical Music, Jazz and Music in Education. 

The two-year internationally-oriented and demanding Master's degree programme centres on the student's personal and specialist development. Alongside the demanding main subject studies, the research and entrepreneurship components offer both support and a challenge, enabling students to establish themselves in the world of music with their specific individual qualities. 

Diploma
After graduating from this Master's degree programme, you will be awarded a Master of Music certificate. This programme has been accredited with the qualification ‘good’ by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

  • Classical music

    You will have individual lessons in your main subject. In addition, there are numerous ensemble activities (chamber music, combos, ensembles, orchestral projects) and attention is paid to international orientation (masterclasses abroad, summer courses, Erasmus activities). There are lectures and workshops on cultural entrepreneurship, music philosophy and stage presentation. You will be offered opportunities with Dutch professional orchestras, choirs and opera companies. 

    Study programme
    All orchestral instruments, piano, organ and guitar are offered as main subjects. There are programmes in conducting (wind/brass band and orchestral), music theory, and composition. The Master's programme in Vocal Studies centres on opera. 

    Pianists have the option of specialising in ensemble playing / chamber music / accompaniment (vocal and instrumental coaching). For ensembles, there is a Master's programme in Chamber Music. Singers have the opportunity of participating in the European Opera Academy. 

    Conducting research contributes to the students development into complete musicians. The research results must be as practical as possible, and be of interest to both fellow musicians and audiences.

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  • Jazz

    The following instruments are offered as main subjects: 

    • Bass guitar
    • Composing & Arranging 
    • Double bass / E Bass
    • Drums
    • Guitar
    • Piano
    • Saxophone
    • Trombone
    • Trumpet
    • Vocals

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  • Music in Education

    If you have completed a Bachelor of Music in Education degree, this programme links up seamlessly. This two-year personalised Master's degree programme will broaden your career prospects. It will give you the chance to develop your talent and specialisation, training you to become a highly versatile music educator of the highest level. Lessons will be based on your entry level, motivation and learning questions. In addition, you will have the benefit of study career guidance and research coaching. 

    This bilingual educational track of the Master of Music programme comprises programme components from the Master of Music (classical/jazz) as well as advanced educational study. The core of the programme and the research, are oriented towards educational and music-educational issues from professional practice. You are not afraid of self-reflection and are aware of the social, cultural and international context of music education. 

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The teachers here help me find a new musical path. I feel good here. It’s a warm, friendly place where you can put forward ideas without being negatively judged. You can easily find channels for expression. Maastricht is the perfect location for students. It’s not very big but it’s still very international, with many students from all over the world. You get to know everybody in your field of music, and you are continually meeting new people.

Eliana Cruz from Colombia
student Jazz

Education and Examination Regulations

The education and examination regulations provide all the information you will need about the content of the study programme, the academic support provided, and the way in which examinations are organized. 

Tuition fees

As a degree-seeking student you will have to pay annual tuition fees. Students from the EU pay the statutory tuition fees, and non-EU students pay the institutional tuition fees. Normally speaking, these fees are waived for exchange students from partner universities.