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Music - Chamber Music, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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During this programme, you can prepare your entrance to the professional music world: learn repertoire useful for competitions or auditions, give two recitals during regular concert seasons, and deepen your understanding of musical interpretation through artistic research.

You can choose among three specialisations:

- Soloist

- Chamber Music (for already formed ensembles)

- Contemporary Music

Each student or chamber music ensemble receives: 

  • 1,5 h lesson/week by the chosen teacher
  • a minimum of 2 master classes with renowned musicians
  • guidance in designing and developing a research project relevant to your own artistic practice. Our institution guarantees each student or ensemble: - one recital during a regular concert seasons - a demo recording - support for finding a second recital within a regular concert season

The research component of this programme is strongly connected to your artistic practice. We do not intend to make a performer-musicologist out of you but, rather, an artist whose practice is grounded in convincing artistic research. In order to achieve this goal, you will be assisted by a research tutor. The research tutor will consider your proficiency, artistic goals and interests in order to design a research programme meeting your needs. The research tutors are artists with experience in artistic research. In certain cases, your instrumental mentor may also be your research tutor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music

For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Application deadline for Non-EEA-students without a valid residence permit for Belgium/Schengen countries:  1st of March.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Master’s application E-form
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Portfolio
  • Certified transcript of records / diploma supplement and translation in case the transcripts is not yet translated into English, French, German or Dutch 
  • Proof of English or Dutch language proficiency 
  • Copy of your ID or passport
  • Master's project proposal: enclose an idea of a graduate project 
  • The minimum requirement for the entrance examination is a master’s degree in music
  • The entrance examination consists of an audition and an interview
  • Audition: the applicants should prepare a programme of 30 minutes of their own choice

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1812 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 906 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1812 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 906 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • The tuition fee is 906 euro for all students (Belgian and non-Belgian) plus extra study costs of 400 euro per year

Living costs for Brussels

  • 885 - 1310 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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