Are you curious and open-minded? Do you have an investigative attitude towards studying? Do you want to learn to play even better? Are you searching for your professional role in society? Do you want to make a contribution to the further development of your field? Are you a graduate of a Conservatoire or do you play at an equivalent level? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, the Master of Music Program at the Prince Claus Conservatoire is for you!
The master of Music will start in september 2011 with four unique studyroutes: The Parisian School (Classical Music), New York Jazz, Historic Organs and 'New Audiences and Innovative Practice' (NAIP).
The Master of Music Program at the Prince Claus Conservatoire has been developed by a core team of educators and successful professionals to provide socially relevant contributions to the remodeling and development of todays music field. Todays market seeks highly educated professionals who are both innovative and entrepreneurial in their approach to creating a place for themselves in an ever-changing field. Musicians looking to further the development of performance on their chosen instrument, developing new forms, programs, ways of presenting music and new educational methods will be the leaders of tomorrow.
The Prince Claus Conservatoire is known internationally as an innovative, progressive institute with a large regional and international network. In the past 4 years the conservatoire was been voted the best Dutch conservatoire in the national ranking and was rewarded with a special quality mark for international policy by the NVAO.
Eight reasons to choose for the Master of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire
The Prince Claus Conservatoire Master of Music offers four study routes
New York Jazz (JAZZ)
International study program jazz New York comes to Groningen. Topmusicians from New York come to Groningen every week and students spend a semester studying in the Big Apple.
The Parisian School (Classical Music)
International study program on classical and new chamber music. Guest professors from Paris and other ionternational institutes
New Audiences and Innovative Practice (NAIP) (Classical Music +JAZZ)
Focuses on the changing profession of musicians, new target groups and community arts. In cooperation with conservatoires in England, Iceand Sweden and The Hague.
A fifth study program is expected to start in september 2012.
Musical Leadership (Woodwind and BrassBand conducting)
In cooperation with professional orchestras and the best amateur orchestras.
Interaction in Instrumental Teaching (in development)
Will start in september 2012: Unique in the Netherlands, this program is a follow up degree for instrumental teachers who wish to deepen or broaden their knowledge and perspective of instrumental education. New methods of instrumental teaching, working with specific target groups like young talent, designing and developing new educational products and researching the profession, all stand central in this degree. There will also be much attention invested in the diverse contexts in which instrumental teaching takes place. Elements of this profile will be offered in the profile NAIP as of september 2011.
The Masters program is open to students who hold a Bachelor of Music degree in either Classical Music or Jazz or who are skilled on an equivalent level for all required competences.
In order to be admitted to the master program, a demonstrable English language skill level IELTS 6 or equivalent is required. Candidates have to send in a copy of a certificate demonstrating this level. Candidates who cannot deliver such a document are required to participate in an English language test. If the English level is not sufficient, you could do a summer course at your own expense, to acquire IELTS 6.
Application and admission requirements
To be admitted to the Master of Music candidates will be required to pass an entrance examination. In order to be invited for this examination candidates must complete the application form and send it to the student administration office (address below) along with the other required material. The deadline is May 1st, 2011. Applying after this date is only possible in consultation with the school board. The sections of the application form are: personal details, education and experience, the study proposal, and the program for the live audition. In order to be invited for the audition the candidates must possess (at the latest before the Master program starts) a Bachelor of Music degree or demonstrate an equivalent level of skills for all required competences. The auditions will take place between May and July and possibly also in September 2011. There are a limited number of places available.
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Students will be responsible for a tuition of 1.800 per year, which is only a part of the tuition of 5.000. This price reflects a subsidy of 3.200 Euro on the part of the school, and requires that students work 6 to 8 hours per week in a suitable job at our institute or elsewhere. This job is guaranteed and Prince Claus Conservatoire will mediate in finding a suitable job. For non-EER students such a job is only possible if the student is entitled to a work permit. Our institute will mediate in the application. You can pay the tuition fee in 8 terms spread throughout the academic year.
Grants and Scholarships
Dutch national grant system ('Studiefinanciering')
There is a national grant system in the Netherlands, called 'studiefinanciering', for students who are enrolled with a Dutch higher education institution. To be eligible for such a grant you:
have to have the Dutch nationality and
have to be younger than 30
Foreign students are generally not eligible for such a grant. Only EU-students under certain conditions can make use of studiefinanciering.
Grants for EU/EEA students
Fee-paying EU/EEA students who will start their degree programme in the academic year 2012/2013 may apply for a so-called "collegegeldkrediet" (tuition fees credit).
This is an interest-bearing loan from the Dutch government to cover the costs of the Dutch higher education tuition fees. The loan will have to be repaid (in instalments) after the student has graduated.
Students can apply for a 'collegegeldkrediet'' with the IB-Groep, the Dutch organization that is responsible for student loans and grants. The IB-Groep provides information in English at www.ib-groep.nl. We advise you to check the site regularly for up-to-date information.
The authority responsible for this grant is the IB-Groep. We try to provide you with the correct information on the conditions for obtaining the grant. However, no rights can be derived from the information given here.
Huygens Scholarship Programme
The prestigious Huygens Scholarship Programme of the Dutch Ministery of Education, Culture and Science is open to excellent students from all countries. It is aimed at talented students who want to come to the Netherlands in the final phase of their bachelors studies or during their masters studies.
The scholarship covers:
Applicants first need to be accepted by the study programme of their choice. They can apply for an Huygens scholarship through Nuffic (Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education), on the basis of a nomination by Hanze (UAS). As the Huygens Scholarship Programme is aimed at highly talented students, Hanze (UAS) will normally only nominate students that have obtained excellent results in all their previous studies.
Currently, no applications can be submitted because the issuance of new grants is put on hold due to the fact that measures of austerity have been implemented by the Dutch government following the negative global economic climate.
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes
Hanze (UAS) also participates in the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP), which supports students from developing countries. The fellowships are granted for the duration of the programme and cover the tuition fees and the costs of international travel, subsistence, books and health insurance.
China Programme scholarships are meant for outstanding Chinese students who have completed a Bachelors programme and want to come to the Netherlands to do a Masters programme. Students who wish to be considered for a China Programme scholarship must apply to the China Scholarship Council in Beijing. The programme is highly competitive; only 25 scholarships are awarded each academic year. A national selection committee decides which candidates will be awarded a scholarship.
StuNed scholarships are available for Indonesian professionals with at least two years work experience in a development-related organisation who want to come to the Netherlands to do a Masters programme or a short course.
Hanze (UAS) has set up an emergency fund for students who are forced to stop their studies because they have run into financial difficulties through no fault of their own. They can appeal to the Emergency Fund for an interest-free loan or a gift. Students who want to apply for a contribution from this fund should contact the student counsellor.
StuNed Scholarships for Master studies, short courses and customized training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least two years work experience in a development-related organization.
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