The Conservatorium van Amsterdam forms part of a network of conservatories and universities in the Netherlands and Flanders who together have developed a doctoral programme for musicians who want to become researchers in their field. The name of this programme is DocARTES.

The administrative centre of DocARTES and the central teaching location are at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent.

In addition to the CvA, the University of Amsterdam, the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and Leiden University are the Dutch partners in this collaboration. The Flemish partners are LUCA Lemmens and the KU Leuven (forming together the KU Leuven Association) and the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and the Antwerp University (forming together the Associatie Universiteit en Hogescholen Antwerpen).

The duration of the doctoral programme is four years and consists of sixteen sessions, each one taking about two days. Additionally, the students enrol in one of the universities involved. Here they will eventually obtain their PhD, under the supervision of a professor and a small team of experts. 

Those who have a master degree in music can apply for this programme. The online application form should be sent every year before 15 January, together with a well thought-out research plan and a digital portfolio consisting of recordings, scores, texts, visual material etc.

For more information about the programme, the research projects and activities please see zie

For more information about the application, the research plan and the admission procedure please contact Loes Rusch.