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Classical Music

Photography: Erik Franssen
  • Master's
  • 2 years, full-time
  • English
  • Zwolle

Develop your own artistic signature as a professional classical performer and curator with the two-year English-language Master Classical Music in Zwolle. Being a successful musician nowadays means more than having talent and knowing your instrument: the field is constantly evolving, and old stories require new deliverance. 

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Classical Music

Why choose the master's course Classical Music?

Learn to pioneer, inspire and touch

Discover how to communicate with and relate to many different – and new – audiences

Focus on curating and (per)forming identity

This master’s course provides you with the know-how and tools to showcase yourself in a rapidly changing work field and society.

Work closely with other master’s students

Close collaboration and joint projects with other Classical and Jazz & Pop master’s students on a weekly basis

Learn to do practice-led and artistic research

Get thoroughly acquainted with research during the Performance lab, a unique environment focused on creativity and performance

Lecturers that inspire

Teachers and tutors with hands-on experience and state of the art know-how

Dare to think outside the box

Exploring new approaches to music, expanding the field with renewed relevance

Curious about what master's students of Classical Music students do?

Then watch this video, in which alumnus Román Sanchéz Alonso talks about his graduation research, why he chose the course, and the important role the teachers played in his choice of study.

(Per)forming identity

As an ArtEZ master's student Classical Music you develop into a highly skilled, proactive and flexible musician. The two-year course is built on curating and (per)forming identity: it provides you with the know-how and tools to showcase yourself in a rapidly changing work field and society. At the ArtEZ Conservatory, we challenge you to immerse in current developments and to construct new narratives. To collaborate within and outside your own discipline and to expand your network, looking beyond the boundaries of the familiar. Are you ready to experiment, to innovate and to further enhance your artistic practice?

This master course has been accredited by the NVAO and, as a result, been included in the 2022 Master’s Guide.