HKU Utrechts Conservatorium is one of the schools within HKU. It is a large and multi-faceted conservatoire, recognised in the European conservatory world. Our goal is to help you become a professional musician with your own views, opinions and ways of doing things, with your personal development at the core.
What can you expect
At HKU Utrechts Conservatorium you can grow into a versatile professional, functioning at the highest possible level. The music programmes are very demanding. Maybe you enjoy playing music now because it’s relaxing and fun. If you’re accepted to HKU, you’ll be working hard. A professional music programme is a full-time degree programme requiring at least 40 hours of work a week. You’ll often be busy weekends and in the evenings as well. On the other hand, you’ll be growing and expanding your talent, playing a lot of music with other students, and exploring your own creativity!
Projects and concerts
The programme at HKU is very broad-based. It’s not just about making music: you’ll also take courses about other aspects of the profession, and get practical experience. Each year, HKU organises lots of projects and concerts to help you get that experience. As an important part of Utrecht’s cultural scene, the conservatoire works closely with several performing venues such as TivoliVredenburg and De Helling.