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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.

You either follow the PM programme for one year or the entire three-year course. For each year you receive ten credits. If you follow the PM programme for three years then the number of credits is equal to one minor (30 EC).

In short:

  • 30 EC for three years
  • Audition
  • Yearly, 70 students attend the Practicum Musicae programme
  • No extra costs

How does admission to Practicum Musicae work?

You can register before 1 March 2021 if you want to audition for Practicum Musicae starting from September 2021. You can do this by sending an email to pm@koncon.nl. Based on an audition video and your musical resume, you may be invited to a live entrance exam. Based on your level and performance during the entrance exam, you may be admitted to Practicum Musicae. The level that you must have on your instrument or as a vocalist is comparable to the level for admission to the Preparatory Year of a Bachelor's study at the Royal Conservatoire.

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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