|Study location||Netherlands, Groningen (Prince Claus Conservatoire)|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
Before you can study at the conservatoire you have to pass an entrance exam!
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6 (with no sub-score below 5.5)
Accept the English level from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Here you can download the motivation letter requirements
- We advise you to make sure you have an authenticated birth certificate ready, as you may also need it for formalities upon arrival in Holland.
!NB If you haven’t yet obtained the diploma/certificate giving access to the bachelor programme of your choice, you must send us an enrollment statement (in English) from your school, where the name of the diploma and the expected date of graduation is stated.
When you choose for a classical music degree, you choose for a profession on your instrument or with your voice. Perhaps you will become an orchestral musician in a large symphony orchestra, or in one of the Dutch military ensembles, or member of a (semi-)professional chamber choir. Many choose for a combination between playing chamber music, instrumental teaching at a music school or setting up a private teaching practice. Occasionally a student becomes a soloist on the international stage. Performing as a musician means you are sometimes away on tour and frequently need to deliver a top performance at night and on weekends whilst others are relaxing. In every case, wherever you may later end up, at the Prince Claus Conservatoire you will be trained to become a versatile, well rounded musician of a high level.
After graduation you can work as a performing musician in an ensemble, in an orchestra or as a soloist. Perhaps it is your ambition to play in a renowned symphony orchestra or in one of the Dutch professional military ensembles, or you may wish to become a member of a professional or semi-professional chamber choir. Many of our graduates combine playing (chamber music) with teaching at a music school, or they give private lessons. Some perform solo in international concerts.
Whatever your future path is going to be, at the Prince Claus Conservatoire you will be trained to become a versatile musician at a high level. If you also studied for a teaching qualification, you can work at a music school or as a private teacher. Most graduates are self-employed, pursuing ‘portfolio careers’ that combine performance with teaching.