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Classical Music

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

Discover your unique artistic identity and elevate your career as a professional classical performer and curator through our two-year English-taught master's course Classical Music in Zwolle. With the field of classical music constantly evolving, musicians must stay ahead of the curve and develop new ways to deliver old stories. This course will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the dynamic world of classical music.

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Classical Music

Why choose the master's course Classical Music?

Learn to pioneer, inspire and touch

You will discover how to communicate with and relate to many different – and new – audiences.

Focus on curating and (per)forming identity

You learn how to develop a concert or programme that considers the specific concerns of musicians rather than just those of a manager.

Work closely with other master’s students

You will collaborate and do joint projects with other Classical and Jazz & Pop master’s students weekly.

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

You learn from – and collaborate with - teachers and tutors with hands-on experience and state-of-the-art know-how.

Develop your vision

This course will help you develop your vision and understanding of the social and artistic aspects of classical music, empowering you to take the lead in a rapidly changing industry.

Curating and performing with the master’s course Classical Music

As a 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. You are challenged to immerse in current developments in the field of classical music, and to construct new narratives. You will collaborate with musicians both within and outside your own discipline, and expand your network.

This master's course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to design new performance practices and play an entrepreneurial role. You can organize concerts based on your vision and collaborate with others to create a more significant research trajectory. You will also learn how to develop a program that considers the specific concerns of musicians rather than just those of a manager. Through this course, you can curate based on artistic expression. By understanding your field, you will be able to think out of the box, find new pathways to leadership, and open doors to new opportunities.

Want to hear and know more about this master's course? In this video, alumnus Román Sanchéz Alonso discusses his graduation research, his decision to pursue the course, and the significant role played by his teachers in his choice of study.