• Programme in brief
  • What to expect from us
  • What do we expect from you?

Programme in brief

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as a professional performer on the international concert stage. The unique dimension of the Master of Music at Fontys is the personalized component: students receive a two-year scholarship and can tailor the program in accordance with the needs of their emerging career. Students may use their scholarship for taking courses with professors at Fontys and even with external professors and artists.

What to expect from us

You will be supervised by your main professor,our personal career coach, and a research coach. As a Master of Music student at Fontys you receive a two-year personal budget. The personal budget amount depends on your specialization. In the academic year 2019-2020 the personal budget ranged from €3000 to €4000 per year for students in their first and second year of study. You can use your personal budget to personalize the curriculum in accordance with your artistic and professional needs. Students who wish to take lessons with artists who teach outside Fontys may use their scholarship to do so, even when the artist is based in another country. The school maintains strong connections with local concert halls and venues. Therefore, as a student you will have ample performance opportunities in the region.

What do we expect from you?

Before the entrance exam, it is important to think about your career goals. In your personal development plan, you outline your professional goals for the upcoming years of study. This plan supports your personal qualities and interests, and sketches where you see yourself as a professional in two years. Your plan will be evaluated by the exam commission and is part of the application procedure.

Course type
Study variant
Start moment(s)
24 months
Master of Music