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The music profession is rapidly changing

Careers in music are more flexible and international in scope than ever before. Increasingly, musicians are collaborating with practitioners in other arts and societal cross-sector settings. The challenges of today’s music industry require a musician that is capable of working in a variety of contexts. The Music Master for New Audiences and Innovative Practice (NAIP) is designed to meet these demands.

This new and innovative programme is a collaboration of higher music education institutions in four European countries, as well as other associate institutions around the globe. After years of development by world renowned creative and academic practitioners, NAIP is now well under way and  the following institutions are running the programme: The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (NL), The Iceland Academy of the Arts (IS), The Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen (NL) and The Royal Conservatoire in Stockholm (SE).

Students entering this Masters programme must normally have achieved a Bachelor's degree in Music. The four compulsory modules: Action Research, Leading & Guiding, Performance & Communication and Project Management & Entrepreneurship are at the heart of the programme, bound by a detailed mentoring scheme.

What are you being trained for in this programme?

You are being trained to become a diverse and highly employable musician, capable of dealing with all the challenges that will arise throughout your career. You learn to develop and lead creative projects in diverse artistic, community and cross-sector settings. The purpose is learning about creating new audiences and developing your leadership skills in various artistic and social contexts. In addition you can choose from a variety of optional modules, which fit your personal pathway.

The programme also invites and encourages study exchanges to other participating institutes.