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Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA)

Talent programme Practicum Musicae (PM)

Practicum Musicae (PM) is a programme specially developed for students of Leiden University with a talent for music.

Study at the Royal Conservatoire

When you are admitted to the Practicum Musicae music trajectory, you will participate in a programme at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague for three years. You can choose from the directions Classical, Jazz, Singing, Early Music, Sonology and Composition. Together with your teacher you agree on the lesson times. This way you combine your academic studies with studying at the Royal Conservatoire in a unique way and at no extra cost! The offer includes instrumental or vocal private lessons, music theory lessons and ensemble coaching. During the trajectory you build on a close-knit community, you have many opportunities to play together, there is the Practicum Musicae Orchestra (PMO) and you receive lessons from renowned musicians from The Netherlands and abroad.

In short:

  • 10 EC per year
  • Audition
  • Yearly, about 30 students are admitted to the Practicum Musicae programme
  • No extra costs

How does admission to Practicum Musicae work?

For Practicum Musicae, you need to audition at the Royal Conservatoire. If you want to start PM in September, your application must be received by the conservatoire before 1 March. Part of the application is sending in your motivation and three audition videos. More information about application and admission requirements can be found here.


Take a look in the Studyguide for more information about the programme.

Practicum Musicae - Erik Elias | Royal Conservatoire The Hague


Mara Smeele- student PM

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During the programme you can perform once a month in the Lokhorst church in Leiden
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