Bachelor Music

Conservatorium Maastricht is an internationally oriented music academy and is part of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. It is located in the center of Europe, close to Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, and France. Because of its international position, there are ample opportunities to gain experience on important national and international stages.

Currently, 442 students of around forty-eight different nationalities study at Conservatorium Maastricht. There are three different departments: Classical Music, Jazz/Pop, and Music in Education. Conservatorium Maastricht offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.


Classical Music

The four-year Bachelor's programme consists of a core curriculum, choice of a specialization beyond the core curriculum (major) and a free elective (minor). In the first two years, the core curriculum (70% of your study) comprises a mixture of music theory, basic repertoire, auditory/solfège, music history and classes related to your main degree subject, such as chamber music and orchestral training. These classes are provided by (guest) lecturers from the Netherlands and abroad.


The four-year Bachelor degree programme consists of three components: a core curriculum, choice of specialization beyond the core curriculum (major) and a free elective (minor). In the first two years, all students take the same core curriculum, irrespective of their main degree subjects. The core curriculum comprises performance, arrangement and composition assignments, band lessons, core degree subject modules, practical auditory and theory classes, basic repertoire and a number of specific classes related to the main degree subject. Students will additionally attend a comprehensive orientation programme to help them select their Specialization (jazz or pop music).

Instrument Subjects and Vocals

• Bass guitar

• Composing & Arranging

• Double bass

• Drums

• Guitar

• Piano

• Saxophone

• Trombone

• Trumpet

• Vocals

Arts academies in Maastricht

The four arts academies of Zuyd University (Conservatorium Maastricht, Drama Academy, Academy of Fine Arts and Academy of Design) attract national and international artists and art students to Maastricht. These arts academies have been working together with Maastricht University for a long time. This collaboration will be even more intense in the future, which will further increase the attraction of Maastricht as a European City of Education. 

Annually, the city of Maastricht welcomes seven million visitors from the Netherlands and from abroad.

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Last updated May 7, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sept. 2019
4 years
2,060 EUR
per year (EEA)/7,564 Euro (non-EEA)
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Start Date
Sept. 2019
End Date
July 29, 2021
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Sept. 2019

Application deadline
End Date
July 29, 2021