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Students at the Royal Conservatoire are studying at the oldest conservatoire in the Netherlands, where experiment and innovation are inextricably linked with tradition and craftsmanship in an inspiring learning environment. They are taught by leading international musicians and dancers. The education and research is dedicated to the creation, recreation and presentation of art, inside the conservatoire and in collaboration with many external organisations, institutions and professional partners, both locally and internationally. As a result, there is a strong connection between the learning environment and the professional music and dance world. The courses are based on an intensive combination of the three core elements of the institute’s DNA: teaching, research and production.

The Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art together form the University of the Arts The Hague. They offer Bachelor’s and Masters’ courses at HBO level, a range of preparatory courses and, in association with the University of Leiden, a variety of electives and a PhD programme. The Royal Conservatoire is located in the new house for culture, Amare, that opened its doors in September 2021.

The Vocal Department at the Royal Conservatoire of Music has a course in Classical Singing and Early Music Singing. The team consists of lecturers who teach both Classical vocal students and Early Music vocal students on a weekly basis, and some style specialists who work regularly, but not on a weekly basis, with Early Music vocal students. Close contact exists within and between the two teaching groups, both informally and formally. In addition, teachers within the department are active in the context of singing specific (group) lessons. Students are encouraged to participate in projects and other activities from both courses. The reasoning behind this is that the contemporary vocalist is an increasingly flexible musician who can traverse different stylistic areas and is prepared for this during his/her studies. Due to the retirement of the current Head, there is a vacancy for the position of Head of the Vocal Department.

Job description

Job type/category
(Senior) management
Minimal education
Minimal experience
5 Years+ Experience
Language requirements
Working language(s)
Other working language


Deadline for application
29 Jul, 2022
Start date
01 Oct, 2022


Final version Head of Vocal Royal Conservatoire English.pdf