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Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, BMus, Classical Music


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee UK/ EU Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Aug years: 4 €7564 €2060 Academic year 2019 - 2020

The Classical Music department, very international in its composition, is a close-knit community.

We work towards one common goal: to let our students blossom, in an amicable atmosphere, into excellent musicians whose energy and creativity offer a valuable contribution to the international world of music and to society.

Every year, enthusiastic and talented students apply to the Classical Music department of Conservatorium Maastricht. Making music is one of the most wonderful and fulfilling activities available to us. Music as a profession is a tough option: it takes more than talent or the gift of playing an instrument. It also requires skills such as curiosity, an active inquiring attitude and an artistic and social personality.

The Bachelor's programme in Classical Music aims to offer the right balance between technical skill and creativity, professional and artistic development, theory and practice, using teaching methods that are as practical and active as possible.

Students work together with their teachers, with each other and in regular contact with the professional world, to develop into valued and competent musicians.

The first 2 years, the core programme (70% of study) comprises mixture of music theory, basic repertoire, auditory/ solfège, music history and classes related to main degree subject, such as chamber music and orchestral training.

In year three, you choose a specialization and a decide how to use your free space (teaching modules). 

This programme provides students with knowledge and skills for becoming a creative, professional and versatile musician. A musician who will eventually make a career for him- or herself as an inspiring player, band leader, composer, arranger, teacher, producer, organizer and/or manager, on a national and international level.

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Zuyd is based in Heerlen, Sittard, and Maastricht. The university has eleven locations in these cities. Its strategic location in Europe (on the border with Belgium and Germany) offers unique opportunities for students and businesses. Big cities like Aachen, Cologne, Brussels and Antwerp can all be reached within an hour. This facilitates getting an international internship at one of the numerous international businesses or doing an exchange program at one of its partner universities in the region.