Classical Master Electives

If you want to register for an elective, please fill out the form sent by Tatiana Nunes Rosa.
Courses which have less than five registrations before July 1, will be cancelled.

Do you know how many credits you must earn by taking electives? If not, please check the information on your principal subject or profile in the Classical or Early Music Master Study Guide. NB: This is currently still the Study Guide of 2019-2020, so please, do not select your master electives from this guide, but from the updated list below.

You will see that some of the courses listed below are mandatory or recommended for students of certain principal subjects or profiles. In these cases, too, they will be counted to your electives package.

Each elective can be combined with others so as to create a connected package. The course descriptions below contain suggestions for such combinations under the header 'Related electives'.


Classical DepartmentAdvanced Rhythm David de Marez Oyens, Rafael Reina, Jos Zwaanenburg
  Baroque Dance: Practice and Notation Rachel Davies-Farr
  Building a Successful Professional Practice Aart-Jan van de Pol, guest instructors
  Creative Performance Lab Arnold Marinissen, Jorge Isaac, Jaco Benckhuijsen
  Electronic Music Jorrit Tamminga
  From Lully to Boulez: Musical Life in Paris through the Centuries Michel Khalifa
  From Monteverdi to Schönberg: The Development of Dissonance Treatment David Lodewyckx
  Harmony and Analysis Practicum Ward Spanjers
  History of the Early Music Movement Mimi Mitchell
  History of the Orchestra Johannes Leertouwer
  Instrumentation and Classical Arranging Michael Langemann
  Introduction to Gregorian Chant Richard Bot
  Moving and Musicking with the Elderly Jacqueline Koop, Ellen van Hoek
  Music for an Inclusive Society Ben Hekkema
  Music Theatre and Stage Performance Jorge Isaac
  The Musical Body Marja Mosk
  The Musical Mind: Issues in Music Psychology Marieke Oremus, Maaike Vertregt
  Musical Texture Amit Gur
  New Methodologies for Music Research Mimi Mitchell
  New Perspectives on Music Pedagogy Reinhard Findenegg, Carolien Hermans
  Orchestral Practice and Audition Training Jan Kouwenhoven
  Patterns of Performance: The Neuroscience of Improving Experts Beorn Nijenhuis
  Sources and Resources: From Manuscript to Edition Andrea Friggi
  Style in Performance Johannes Leertouwer
  Technological Strategies in Composing and Performing Arnold Marinissen
  Transdisciplinary Approaches: Composing Time & Space Thanasis Deligiannis
  Tuning and Temperament Jorge Isaac, Rafael Reina
Jazz Department to be decided yet  

Students may choose the following courses for individual credits (but NOT) for master elective credits:

Introduction to Advanced Rhythm Jos Zwaanenburg, Jonas Bisquert, Kristina Fuchs, Andys Skordis