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Classical Music

ArtEZ University of the Arts

24 months
10700 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Develop your own artistic signature as a professional classical performer and curator with the two-year English-language Master Classical Music at the ArtEZ University of the Arts 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. 

As an ArtEZ University of the Arts master's student in 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?


As a Classical Music master graduate, you have a strong artistic and musical foundation. You know your qualities and strengths and you understand with whom and how to work together to achieve your goals. Upon graduation you are extremely aware of the context you operate in: you know how to contribute to it and how to make use of it.

Having developed a proactive, enterprising, curious, critical, and open mindset, it is natural for you to think in solutions and opportunities. You have not only developed a unique artistic signature but are creative in the widest sense of the word.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Music
  • Collaborative Musicianship
  • Music Theory
  • Residency Project
  • Performance Lab

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Bachelor’s course in Music. 

Positive result of the entrance examination:

  • Your written motivation letter will form the basis of the motivation interview. During the interview, you can shed light on your choices and ask questions about the course.
  • During the practical audition, you present yourself as a musician. You demonstrate where you are now and what your plans are for the foreseeable future.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    10700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10700 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Zwolle

760 - 1180 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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