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Programme

 

Programme

You will follow at least 3 hours of instrument classes a week: individual lessons, group lessons, technique, and ensemble. At the same time, you will learn how to reflect on your own development and that of others. 

In the ensemble and chamber music trajectories, team teaching is at the heart of the programme. You will become inspired by various teachers in a dynamic and collaborative context. Alongside this, you will participate in projects and masterclasses, work with ensembles in residence and partners in the region, and audition for our concert series. Your curriculum will be supported by knowledge of music theory, music history, cultural theory, research, entrepreneurship, interdisciplinary courses and other electives (such as conducting, philosophy, and teaching skills).

Tailored to your needs

You are able to design a large part of your trajectory yourself. We believe that education is best when tailored to a student’s needs and prefer to shape it through their interests, qualities and preferences. A professional team of mentors will guide you to make the right choices. You not only become excellent musicians who can connect to the existing music field, but we also educate you to become frontrunners who inspire and change the current state of the art. Our internationally renowned professors, an excellent team of mentors, and a number of high-profile ensembles in residence will bring your artistry to a higher level!

Departments

Other trajectories

Young Musicians Academy

Are you an exceptionally talented and motivated young musician, and are you between 8 and 18 years old? Then the Young Musicians Academy might be for you.

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Other Trajectories

We offer preparatory programmes to prepare students for the Music and Performing Arts audition process. Moreover, it is possible to take part in separate modules as a contract student.

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Sara Wijlaars
Classical Voice and Performance prepares students to be professional classical singers. Third-year student Sara would like to perform in professional opera productions after graduation.

A week at our Music Academy

At Music and Performing Arts, you have a 5-day study week from Monday to Friday. In the morning, courses on music theory, music history, cultural theory, entrepreneurship and artistic research are offered. In the afternoon, the instrument lessons (individual, group lessons, technique, complementary instrument) and ensemble lessons take place. You also have time to study in the afternoon.

Also, we host concerts on stage, trying out concerts, jazz sessions, masterclasses etc., together with our local partners or at the academy. On top of this, we host 2 project weeks per year together with our partners in the field.  

The total study load takes up to 40 hours per week.

  • Develop basic skills in instrument (technique and interpretation), music theory, history, cultural history and research.
  • Ensemble lessons: core ensemble & project ensembles.
  • Co-creation: work together with other art-disciplines.
  • Projects, project-weeks and masterclasses.
  • Additional piano lessons.
  • Classical singers have an additional trajectory in languages (French, IPA, German, Italian).
  • Classical & jazz singers have an additional trajectory in drama (actor training, theatrical improvisation).
    • Richer and more profound lessons in instrument, music theory, history, cultural history and research.
    • Ensemble lessons: core ensemble & project ensembles.
    • Two introductory modules (to select out of 7): concerning conducting, teaching, composing & studio.
    • Co-creation: work together with other art-disciplines.
    • Project(week)s and masterclasses.
    • Additional instrument lessons.
    • Classical singers have an additional trajectory in languages (French, IPA, German, Italian).
    • Classical & jazz singers have an additional trajectory in drama (actor training, theatrical improvisation).
        • Instrument and ensemble continues.
        • Entrepreneurship course.
        • Co-creation: work together with other art-disciplines.
        • Projects and masterclasses.
        • Free Choice (30 out of 60EC): you can design your own trajectory.
          • Focus on final exam.
          • Electives (15EC).
          • Entrepreneurship course.
          • Projects, project weeks and masterclasses.
               
              • Classical

                Harp

                Composition

                Guitar

                Percussion

                Woodwinds

                Brass

                Classical Voice and Performance

                Strings

                Keyboard Instruments

                Additional Subjects

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              •   Percussion

                Professors

                Peter de Vries– timpani, snare-drum, orchestral percussion
                Vincent Houdijk–  head of percussion, section representative,
                mallets, set-up,
                 ensemble, chamber music, improvisation

                Guest Professors

                The AMPA Percussion Department regularly hosts masterclasses and projects with specialists, such as:

                Theodor Milkov, Fumito Nunoya, Andrey Doynikov, Jeffery Davis – mallets

                Nuno Aroso – Contemporary (Percussion) Music

                Etienne Hoeben snaredrum, orchestral percussion, conducting and composing

                Steven Brezet – african, latin and world percussion

                Additional

                Hans Raaijmakers – minor (classical) percussion for jazz department and AME

                About this main subject

                In the past twenty years the profession of classical percussion changed dramatically. Where previously the classical percussionist was trained to contribute his or her part in the symphony orchestra, nowadays they find their employ in a far broader line of work. Percussionists perform in (musical) theatre, chamber music or percussion ensembles, they initiate collaborations with other artists like choreographers, visual artists or DJ’s, or they specialize in playing styles like Japanese, Latin & African percussion or Minimal Music & Gamelan. Many percussionists start their own groups and find their place in performing arts in this way.

                The main focus at AMPA is to educate students into gaining broad and open minded performance skills in all these different fields. Eventually focussing more on increasing the chances of creating a professional practice, and thus creating more personality in each individual student.

                Curriculum The first two years at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) we will be focusing on establishing a strong technical and musical fundament, based on solo and chamber music repertoire. These two years are also meant as a period of orientation and research in the world of performing arts, in order to explore and discover the main interest of each student. From the third year on we will work on the development of personal taste and style, based on the student’s main interest, which eventually can result in a study at our Master of Music. In this program the student will get the opportunity to further facilitate his/her study into a career.

                Audition

                • Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.
                • Duration of the audition is 15/20 minutes.
                • We would like to see and hear your technical and performance skills on the following instruments:
                1. Mallets (marimba/vibraphone/xylophone); overall technique, subtleness, melodic phrasing, dampening and pedaling 1 etude + 1 concert work. (at least 1 piece with 4 mallets)
                2. Snare drum; multiple rolls, rudiments, several stroke types and minimal 1 etude
                3. Timpani; multiple rolls, rudiments, several stroke types and minimal 1 etude
                4. OPTIONAL: Multipercussion; rhythmic phrasing, timing, versatility, structure (Hand)drums; rhythmic phrasing, timing, versatility, improvisation
                  • Please contact Vincent Houdijk vaj.houdijk@fontys.nl in case you want to check or discuss your repertoire.

                      More info (PDF)

                    •   Brass

                      Music and Performing Arts offers five brass majors: trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba.

                      Professor

                      Jacq Sanders

                      About this main subject

                      Studying trumpet at the AMPA is a challenge with many possibilities. Working on a career as a soloist, teacher, orchestral musician or a chamber music player is possible at your own discretion. It is also possible to choose specifically for cornet or flügelhorn as main instrument. These typical instruments are in danger of extinction so definitely worth studying!

                      You will be trained to become a professional on your instrument with the highest possible musical and technical capabilities. The repertoire is very extensive and versatile thanks to the knowledge of the main subject teacher. His methodical knowledge is immense because of his years of work with all ages.

                      Playing together with other musicians is an integral part of your studies. You will be part of the brass department, but we would also challenge you to think outside the box. Which surprising ensemble combinations can you think of? Perhaps a combination with woodwinds? Percussion? String players? Or would you like to perform alongside other artistic mediums like dance, theatre, or fine arts? It’s all possible and we can offer you the chance to create and develop your own ideas. This will help you to become an independent musician.

                      In the Bachelor course you will have weekly lessons with your main teacher, a weekly ensemble coaching lesson, and a rehearsal with a pianist to work on solo repertoire. Of course, this is combined with interesting courses on music theory, cultural history, entrepreneurship and much more.

                      In the Master’s course is the opportunity to shape your own educational plan. In addition to the important resaerch, it is also possible to broaden your insight into the instrument elsewhere, for example by specializing on natural trumpet.

                      Welcome to this wonderful institute.

                      Audition

                      • Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.
                      • Duration of the audition is 15 minutes.
                      • The audition program should include:

                      1. Being able to demonstrate the control of flexibility (Quinque - ASA-methodor Hovald - trumpet technique) and tonguing (Arban, Salvo or Burke)

                      2. One etude (Duhem - 36 etudes, Gates - odd meter etudes, Snedecor - estudios, Vannetelbosch - 20 etudes)

                      3. One concert piece with accompaniment (Hummel - Concert part 1, Charlier - Solo de concours, Schelukov - Konzert nr 3, Hansen - Sonata, Barat - Fantasie)

                      or a composition without accompaniment for trumpet solo (Ketting - Intrada, Bon - Petite trilogie, Jevtic - per tromba solo, Lancen - Dynamique)

                      Professors

                      Fréderick Franssen
                      Hans van der Zanden

                      Jan van den Eijnden (coordinator vooropleiding)

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                      Duration of the audition is +/- 15 minutes. The audition program should include:
                      • 2 etudes
                      • 1 concert piece or concerto

                      Professors

                      Oliver Meissner

                      Are you interested in studying (Bass)Trombone? AMPA offers a specific course to become a professional trombone-player. Our AMPA Program is based on 6 Key-skills: Ensemble, Self-management, International connectedness, Practice-based research, Entrepreneurship, Interdisciplinarity. All the skills that are required nowadays.

                      Are you dreaming of a career as a soloist? An orchestral musician? An ensemble specialist? An inspiring teacher? Anything is possible!

                      You will be trained to become a professional on your instrument with the highest possible musical and technical capabilities. The trombone is the instrument with the widest view and colours to be integrated in baroque, classical, modern, jazz, or pop music. So there will be much attention towards the diverse stylistic possibilities. This includes studying the most usual repertoire for the instrument, but also more uncommon music to make you an all-round musician. You will be ready to approach every style or situation needed as a professional musician in this interesting and challenging 21st century.

                      Playing together with other musicians is an integral part of your studies. You will be part of the brass department, but we would also challenge you to think outside the box. Which surprising ensemble combinations can you think of? Perhaps a combination with woodwinds? Percussion? String players? Or would you like to perform alongside other artistic mediums like dance, theatre, or fine arts? It’s all possible and we can offer you the chance to create and develop your own ideas. This will help you to become an independent musician.

                      In the Bachelor Course you will have weekly lessons with the trombone teacher, a weekly ensemble/band lesson with a coach, and a rehearsal with a pianist to work with. Of course, this is combined with interesting courses on music theory, cultural history, entrepreneurship and much more.

                      In the Master’s Course, AMPA gives you the opportunity to shape your own educational plan. Do you want to focus on any specific subjects? Or would you like to specialize in teaching, solo playing or ensemble performance? It’s up to you!

                      Are you the one who except this challenge? We hope to welcome you into our Brass-department.

                      Audition

                      • Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.
                      • Duration of the audition is 15 minutes.
                      • The audition program should include:
                        • 1 technical etude and 1 melodic etude
                        • 1 concert piece

                      Professor

                      Robbert Vos

                      About this main subject

                      Are you interested in studying Euphonium? AMPA offers a specific course for this beautiful instrument! After all, there’s a reason why it is deemed the cello of brass instruments. Although the instrument is relatively new and often even unknown, there is a world of opportunities. Are you dreaming of a career as a soloist? An orchestral musician? An ensemble specialist? A teacher? Anything is possible!

                      You will be trained to become a professional on your instrument with the highest possible musical and technical capabilities. The euphonium is an extremely versatile instrument, so there will be much attention towards the diverse stylistic possibilities. This includes studying the most famous and canonical repertoire for the instrument, but also more uncommon music to make you a well-rounded musician, who can adapt style, sound, articulation and musical approach to what is necessary or required in daily practice.

                      Playing together with other musicians is an integral part of your studies. You will be part of the brass department, but we would also challenge you to think outside the box. Which surprising ensemble combinations can you think of? Perhaps a combination with woodwinds? Percussion? String players? Or would you like to perform alongside other artistic mediums like dance, theatre, or fine arts? It’s all possible and we can offer you the chance to create and develop your own ideas. This will help you to become an independent musician.

                      In the Bachelor Course you will have weekly lessons with your euphonium teacher (Robbert Vos), a weekly ensemble coaching lesson, and a rehearsal with a pianist to work on repertoire. Of course, this is combined with interesting courses on music theory, cultural history, entrepreneurship and much more.

                      In the Master’s Course, AMPA gives you the opportunity to shape your own educational plan. Do you want to focus on any specific subjects? Or would you like to specialise in teaching, solo playing or ensemble performance? It’s up to you!

                      We hope to welcome you to our brand new euphonium class!

                      Spanish translation About the course (PDF)

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                      Duration of the audition is +/- 15 minutes. The audition program should include:
                      • 1 Solo Work (choose 1 piece from the following list): Euphonium Concerto, two movements - Joseph Horovitz Symphonic Rhapsody - Edward Gregson The Green Hill - Bert Appermont
                      • 1 Melodic Study (choose 1 piece from the following list): One study of your choice from ‘Melodious Etudes for Trombone’ - Joannes Rochut Reflections from ‘New Concert Studies for Euphonium, Volume 1’ - Douglas Court
                      • 1 Technical Study (choose 1 piece from the following list): One study of your choice from ’24 Advanced Etudes for Trumpet’ - Sigmund Hering Hommage a J.S. Bach from ‘New Concert Studies for Euphonium, Volume 2’ - Piet Swerts

                      Professor

                      Luc Geraats

                      About this main subject

                      Tuba? Ofcourse!
                      AMPA offers a modern and specialistic tuba course to make you not only an outstanding musician, but also an entrepreneur. Nowadays playing in orchestras and ensembles is one of the many practical ways to give your instrument a voice. In addition we will explore the vast opportunities in solo playing, ensemble making and finding your own podium. We will focus on mastering the fine instrument, but also finding your voice in connecting with other instruments and makers. Finding new ways of developing yourself as a person and a musician and being adaptable to the modern world of music, both off- and online.

                      In the Bachelor Course you will have weekly lessons with your tuba teacher (Luc Geraats), ensemble coaching lessons, group lessons and rehearsals with a pianist to work on repertoire. Of course, this is combined with interesting courses on music theory, cultural history, entrepreneurship and much more.

                      In the Master’s Course, AMPA gives you the opportunity to shape your own educational plan. Do you want to focus on any specific subjects? Or would you like to specialise in teaching, solo playing or ensemble performance? It’s up to you!

                      In the end its all about music and bringing your voice out in the open. We would love to help you achieve your goals!

                      During this course the six key skills of AMPA will be leading, being:

                      • • instrument & ensemble playing
                      • • self-management
                      • • interdisciplinarity
                      • • practice-oriented research
                      • • collective entrepreneurship
                      • • international connectedness

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                      The following level of playing will be required. You are allowed to make your own suggestions as well. Let us know this on forehand, as we have to make sure it will meet the required level for the audition. Requirements Bachelor Audition:
                      • Rochut or Bordogni nr 1 Blazhevich 2
                      • Konzert fur tuba und klavier - Lebedev Effie Suite 4 & 6 - Alex Wilder

                    •   Classical Voice & Performance

                      Professors

                      Margriet van Reisen
                      Sinan Vural
                      Veerle van Hecke (drama)

                      Annerieke Groen (drama)
                      Cindy Paans (drama)

                      Ambience photo Fontys Ambience photo Fontys

                      Audition

                      • Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.
                      • Prepare 4 pieces: 3 from the 4 categories in below download and 1 of your own choice. Next to the 4 pieces you also have to prepare 1 monologue mentioned in below download as well.

                    •     Repertory list
                    •   Composition

                      Audition

                      • Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.
                      • The entrance exam consistsof two parts. Duration of the first part is 20 minutes.
                      • Part 1:Review of your digitalportfolio. The portfolio must contain at least three compositions, both scores(PDF files) andsound recordings (MP3 or WAV files) or video (YouTube, Vimeo). We would also like to receive a short biography with date of birth, previous education, musical experience, musical preferences, plans and dreams for the future, etc. The committee will assess whether the student has sufficient talent and motivation, and is open-minded towards new, innovative music.
                      • Part 2:Once we receive thenecessary documents, the Admissions Committee will review your work. If the result is positive, you will be invited for an interview, live or online.

                    •   Conducting
                      The Academy of Music and Performing Arts offers three conducting programs: choir conducting, wind conducting, and orchestral conducting.
                    •     Orchestral Conducting

                      Professor

                      Etienne Siebens

                      Admission requirements

                      Duration of the audition is 20 minutes.
                      During the entrance examination the candidate will be assessed with regard to:
                      • The ability to work in a practical manner with an instrumental ensemble
                      • Musicality: performing a brief instrumental or vocal recital is mandatory
                      • Solfège, aimed at conducting
                      • Possibilities for the development of the motor and signing activity
                      • Knowledge of literature and an understanding of musical styles
                      • Piano playing skills (are mandatory)

                    •     Wind Band Conducting

                      Professor

                      Hardy Mertens

                      Admission requirements

                      Duration of the audition is 20 minutes. 
                      During the entrance examination the candidate will be assessed with regard to:
                      • the ability to work in a practical manner with an instrumental ensemble
                      • musicality (performing a brief instrumental or vocal recital is mandatory)
                      • Solfège, aimed at conducting
                      • Possibilities for the development of the motor and signing activity
                      • Knowledge of literature and an understanding of musical styles
                      • Reasonably skilful at playing a wind instrument.
                      • Understanding of instrumentation
                      • Some piano playing skills are mandatory

                    •     Choir Conducting

                      Professor

                      Louis Buskens

                      Admission requirements

                      Duration of the audition is 20 minutes. 

                      During the audition the candidate will be assessed with regard to:
                      • The ability to work in a practical manner with a choir
                      • Musicality: performing a brief instrumental or vocal recital is mandatory
                      • Piano playing skills
                      • Solfeggio, aimed at conducting.
                      • Possibilities for the development of the signing activity
                      • Knowledge of literature and an understanding of musical styles
                      • Possibilities for the development of the singing voice
                      • Acquainted with the French, German, English and Italian pronunciation

                      The candidate presents a programme consisting of:
                      1) A performance of three pieces (vocal or instrumental)
                      2) Two rehearsed scores
                      3) A recitation of three texts

                      Ad 1 The performance of the pieces should at least include a vocal piece. Provided
                      that the instrumental skills are sufficient, a simple song is allowed. In addition, it
                      is preferable that at least one of these three should be for piano.
                      Ad 2 Of the two rehearsed scores, one must be for a capella choir, and one for choir
                      and orchestra (a smaller work, or a section from a larger work are permitted).
                      Apart from that, there is a possibility that the candidate is asked to prepare a
                      third work. The candidate will receive the title of the piece well in advance.
                      With regard to this and the scores presented by himself, the candidate must be
                      prepared to receive questions and assignments in the field of percussion
                      technique, musicality and music history.
                      They may also ask him to rehearse one of these pieces with a choir provided by
                      the conservatory. If the latter should be the case, he will be informed well in
                      advance.
                      Ad 3 The candidate reads out three texts (preferably poetry) in three different
                      languages, including German, French or Italian.
                      The candidate must prove to have a first-class and well-trained hearing and excellent
                      rhythmical skills. Furthermore, the candidate may expect to be asked some questions on
                      a non-rehearsed score, as well as some assignments with regard to vocals.

                    •   Guitar

                      Professors

                      Johan Fostier
                      Frank Lamm (YMA)

                      About this main subject

                      As a guitar student at Fontys, you enter an international environment of active and engaged students. Lessons focus on building technical excellence, musical insight and expression, and performance skills. You will have individual lessons, join group lessons on technique and performance, and you will follow an intensive chamber music program. Besides playing on the classical guitar, you have ample opportunities to do a minor in jazz, study classical music for electric guitar, participate in contemporary music projects or develop your teaching skills. You also participate in student concerts, festivals and competitions in- and outside AMPA.

                      Audition

                      • Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.
                      • The online audition and the live audition should consist of a 20 minute programme. The audition program should include at least: 2 etudes and 2 concert pieces. We recommend candidates to include repertoire from a variety of style periods.

                    •   Harp

                      Professors

                      Doriene Marselje

                      Audition

                      • Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.
                      • Duration of the audition is 15 minutes.
                      • The audition program should include: 2 etudes and 2 concert pieces

                    •   Keyboard Instruments

                      The Academy of Music and Performing Arts offers the following majors from the keyboard instrument family: piano and organ. Although students have to choose one major instrument, they will get an introduction in all keyboard instruments like pianoforte, chest organ, harmonium, harpsichord.  

                      Professors

                      Ruud Huijbregts

                      Bart Rodyns (Master of Music)

                      Audition

                      • Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.
                        • Duration of the audition is 20 minutes.
                      • The audition program should include:

                      - 2 Baroque works from different stylistic periods

                      - 1 or 2 pieces from the 19th 20th or 21st century

                      • The audition will include a sight reading test of a simple piece with pedal provided during the audition.

                      Professors

                      Nicolas Callot

                      Vitaly Samoshko
                      Keiko Shichijo

                      Simon van 't Hoff (minor)

                      Hülya Keser (Young Musicians Academy)
                      Guillermo Quintero (minor)

                      Audition

                      • Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.
                        • Applicants should prepare from memory (unless you play contemporary music) a program of three works of their own choice. This should last at least 15 minutes and show a variety of style, period and character. It must include a polyphonic work and a sonata form. The audition panel reserves the right to hear only two pieces overall.

                      Examples:
                      • C. Czerny etudes op. 299 • polyphonic work, e.g. J.S. Bach Inventions or Symfonics • movement from a classical sonata: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven • (part of a) concert piece from the Romantic Era: Chopin, Schubert, Schumann up to Rachmaninov, Skriabin • (part of a) concert piece in a more modern style: Debussy, Bartok, Prokofiev up to the present era.


                      • The audition will include a sight reading test.

                    •     Organ

                      Professors

                      Ruud Huijbregts

                      Bart Rodyns (Master of Music)

                      Audition

                      • Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.
                      • Duration of the audition is 20 minutes.
                      • The audition program should include:

                      - 2 Baroque works from different stylistic periods

                      - 1 or 2 pieces from the 19th 20th or 21st century

                      • The audition will include a sight reading test of a simple piece with pedal provided during the audition.

                    •     Piano

                      Professors


                      Nicolas Callot

                      Vitaly Samoshko
                      Keiko Shichijo

                      Simon van 't Hoff (minor)

                      Hülya Keser (Young Musicians Academy)
                      Guillermo Quintero (minor)

                      Audition

                      • Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.
                      • Applicants should prepare from memory (unless you play contemporary music) a program of three works of their own choice. This should last at least 15 minutes and show a variety of style, period and character. It must include a polyphonic work and a sonata form. The audition panel reserves the right to hear only two pieces overall.

                      •Examples: • C. Czerny etudes op. 299 • polyphonic work, e.g. J.S. Bach Inventions or Symfonics • movement from a classical sonata: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven • (part of a) concert piece from the Romantic Era: Chopin, Schubert, Schumann up to Rachmaninov, Skriabin • (part of a) concert piece in a more modern style: Debussy, Bartok, Prokofiev up to the present era

                      • The audition will include a sight reading test.

                    •   Strings

                      The Academy of Music and Performing Arts offers the following majors from the string instrument family: violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

                      About this main subject

                      The strings department focuses on intensive training to help students develop in the realms of solo performance, chamber music and orchestral and ensemble playing. The program is run by an experienced, versatile faculty, all of whom have extensive performing and teaching careers. The department also aims to help string players find their way in a changing musical world through exciting multidisciplinary collaborations with other music and arts faculties at Fontys. These types of collaborations are an exciting and frequent part of today’s professional practice. The program also has a strong focus on chamber and ensemble playing, with weekly chamber music lessons throughout the Bachelor and yearly examinations and opportunities to perform in the community. The department also presents a monthly Strings on Stage concert, allowing our students the opportunity to grow and develop as performers. Other important points of focus are the yearly technical and orchestral parts exams, which including the opportunity to audition for the orchestra academy at the Philharmonie Zuidnederland. This helps students prepare for future orchestral auditions. The program is directed towards helping young string players turn into dedicated and versatile professional musicians. 

                      Professors

                      Monique Heidema
                      Paul Uyterlinde

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                      Duration of the audition is +/- 15 minutes. Please bring your own accompaniment/ pianist. (If this is really not possible, please contact us)

                      The audition program should include:
                      • 2 etudes, including at least one with thumb position: Franchomme Caprices
                      • 1 movement from a Bach-solo suite
                      • 1 (pre)classical composition
                      • 1 concert piece from the Romantic Era

                      Professor

                      Ardashes Agoshian

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                      Duration of the audition is +/- 15 minutes. Please bring your own accompaniment/ pianist. (If this is really not possible, please contact us)

                      The audition program should include:
                      • One etude for double bass solo of your choice: Kreutzer (Nanny or Hermann), Storch-Hrabě "57 Etudes", Simandl "Gradus ad Parnassum", Mengoli "20 Etudes"
                      • The first movement of a classical concerto with cadenza
                      • A repertory piece (could be a movement from a concerto-sonata) from a different style period as 2

                      Professors

                      Lisa Eggen
                      Emlyn Stam
                      (Master of Music)

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                      Duration of the audition is +/- 15 minutes. Please bring your own accompaniment/ pianist. (If this is really not possible, please contact us)

                      The audition program should include:
                      • One etude for viola solo from Mazas, Hoffman, Kreutzer, Hoffmeister, Vieuxtemps.
                      • A movement from a concerto or sonata at your choice.
                      • A repertory piece from another style period as in 2.

                      Professors

                      Jolente De Maeyer
                      Chris Duindam

                      Mathieu van Bellen
                      Annemieke Corstens (YMA)

                      Jenny Spanoghe (guest teacher Master of Music)

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                      Duration of the audition is +/- 20 minutes. Please bring your own accompaniment/ pianist. (If this is really not possible, please contact us)

                      The audition program should consist of three or four works, choosing from:
                      • One etude for violin solo of your choice : Mazas, Kreutzer, Fiorillo, Rode, Wieniawski.
                      • A movement of a concerto or sonata of your choice
                      • A repertory piece (could be a mouvement from a concerto-sonata) from a different style period as 2.

                    •     Double Bass

                      Professor

                      Ardashes Agoshian

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                      Duration of the audition is +/- 15 minutes. The audition program should include:
                      • One etude for double bass solo of your choice: Kreutzer (Nanny or Hermann), Storch-Hrabě "57 Etudes", Simandl "Gradus ad Parnassum", Mengoli "20 Etudes"
                      • The first movement of a classical concerto with cadenza
                      • A repertory piece (could be a movement from a concerto-sonata) from a different style period as 2

                      Please bring your own pianist/ accompaniment. If this is not possible, please provide digital piano parts so that one of our répétiteurs can accompany you on the spot. Please inform us if you need accompaniment.

                    •     Violin

                      Professors


                      Jolente De Maeyer
                      Chris Duindam

                      Mathieu van Bellen
                      Annemieke Corstens (YMA)

                      Jenny Spanoghe (guest teacher Master of Music)

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                      Duration of the audition is +/- 20 minutes. The audition program should consist of three or four works, choosing from:
                      • One etude for violin solo of your choice : Mazas, Kreutzer, Fiorillo, Rode, Wieniawski.
                      • A movement of a concerto or sonata of your choice
                      • A repertory piece (could be a mouvement from a concerto-sonata) from a different style period as 2.

                      Please bring your own pianist/ accompaniment. If this is not possible, please provide digital piano parts so that one of our répétiteurs can accompany you on the spot. Please inform us if you need accompaniment.

                    •     Viola

                      Professors

                      Lisa Eggen
                      Emlyn Stam
                      (Master of Music)

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                      Duration of the audition is +/- 15 minutes. The audition program should include:
                      • One etude for viola solo from Mazas, Hoffman, Kreutzer, Hoffmeister, Vieuxtemps.
                      • A movement from a concerto or sonata at your choice.
                      • A repertory piece from another style period as in 2.

                      Please bring your own pianist/ accompaniment. If this is not possible, please provide digital piano parts so that one of our répétiteurs can accompany you on the spot. Please inform us if you need accompaniment.

                    •     Cello

                      Professors

                      Monique Heidema
                      Paul Uyterlinde

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                      Duration of the audition is +/- 15 minutes. The audition program should include:
                      • 2 etudes, including at least one with thumb position: Franchomme Caprices
                      • 1 movement from a Bach-solo suite
                      • 1 (pre)classical composition
                      • 1 concert piece from the Romantic Era

                      Please bring your own pianist/ accompaniment. If this is not possible, please provide digital piano parts so that one of our répétiteurs can accompany you on the spot. Please inform us if you need accompaniment.

                    •   Woodwinds

                      Music and Performing Arts offers five woodwind majors: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone.

                      Professors

                      Leon Berendse
                      Edith Van Dyck

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands, Belgium or Western Germany will have a live audition. Candidates living in other countries will have an online audition.
                      Duration of the audition is more or less 15 minutes. The audition programme should include:
                      - 2 etudes
                      - 3 concert pieces form different eras

                      Professors

                      Herman Vincken

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands, Belgium or Western Germany will have a live audition. Candidates living in other countries will have an online audition.
                      Duration of the audition is more or less 15 minutes. The audition programme should include:
                      - 1 melodic and 1 technical etude
                      - 2 concert pieces or concertos from different eras

                      Professors

                      Geert Baeckelandt
                      Eddy Vanoosthuyse
                      Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands, Belgium or Western Germany will have a live audition. Candidates living in other countries will have an online audition.
                      Duration of the audition is more or less 15 minutes. The audition programme should include:
                      - 1 melodic and 1 technical etude
                      - 2 concert pieces or concertos from different eras

                      Professors

                      Koen Coppé

                      Audition

                      Candidates living in the Netherlands, Belgium or Western Germany will have a live audition. Candidates living in other countries will have an online audition.
                      Duration of the audition is more or less 15 minutes. The audition programme should include:
                      - 2 etudes
                      - 1 sonata
                      - 1 concert piece

                      Fontys Music and Performing Arts in Tilburg, hosts one of the largest international saxophone classes in Europe. It focusses on: finding the individual voice of the student; working on a solid basis in technique and music for performances; learning how to act in professional environment; playing lots of chamber music (including a 25 piece saxophone orchestra!); looking for different influences through international masterclasses by saxophone players and other instrumentalists.

                      The saxophone teachers at Music and Performing Arts, both operating from different perspectives, but unified in their love for the instrument, consider the saxophone world to be the fore-runner in classical music and convey this in every way to their students. A large number of successful and active alumni from the saxophone class, all operating from their own vision, underline the strength of this concept.

                      Teachers

                      Audition

                      • Candidates living in the Netherlands, Belgium or Western Germany will have a live audition. Candidates living in other countries will have an online audition.
                        Duration of the audition is more or less 15 minutes. The audition programme should include:
                        - 1 melodic and 2 technical studies of e.g. Klosé, Terschack, or a comparable level.
                        - 2 recital pieces, of which at least 1 with piano accompaniment, such as Jolivet, Fantasie-Impromptu; Maurice, Tableaux de Provence; Demersseman, Fantaisie; Noda, Improvisation I, II or II; Ibert, Histoires; or a comparable level. Major and Minor scales (melodic and harmonic) up to 4 sharps, staccato, legato, in thirds, and with broken triads in the quickest tempo in which it is possible to play as 'clean' as possible.

                    •   Additional Subjects

                      Piano accompaniment

                      Toon Bierman
                      Reineke Broekhans
                      Martien Maas
                      Celia Garcia Garcia


                      Theory, History, Research & Philosophy

                      Stan Bakermans
                      Kees van den Bergh
                      Ruud Huijbregts
                      William Schaffels
                      Aart Strootman
                      Martyn Smits


                      Languages

                      Trille Bedarrides (French)
                      Alfrun Schmid (German)

                      Entrepreneurship

                      Joost Lijbaart


                      Interdisciplinarity

                      Peerke Malschaert
                      Sanne Nagtzaam
                      Karlijne van der Kooij
                      Lisah Baert
                      Daniel Cross

                    • Music and Performing Arts | Jazz & Creative Music
                        Originating in the United States, jazz has now conquered the entire world, resulting in an enormous musical versatility. At MPA Jazz & Creative Music we embrace the past, but the present is just as important. As a student you'll learn the craftmanship that is necessary to become an excellent musician, and you are also encouraged to develop your own creativity and find your own sound and voice. Since music, and especially improvisation, is all about interaction, we present specialized ensembles such as modern creative, Nordic jazz, Latin, chamber jazz, big band, free jazz, and fusion & electronic jazz. And of course your craftmanship and creativity will be stimulated during lessons with your main subject teacher.
                        The lessons at MPA Jazz & Creative Music are presented by teachers who are part of the (inter)national jazz scene, and know how to connect the musical past and present. Moreover, in the third year you can complete part of your educational programme with teachers of your own preference. In addition, there are exchanges with the 'Fontys Rockacademie', for example in the field of sound design, and with MPA Classical in the field of compostition. You'll also find inspiration during our special project weeks in which appealing teachers from outside the school will have a week full of musical challenges in store for you. MPA collaborates with the contemporary music festival November Music in Den Bosch, amongst others.
                        Since the 1970s, Tilburg has been known for the 'Tilburgse School', a creative jazz movement that has led, amongst other things, to the founding of Paradox. This is the most important jazz venue in the South of the Netherlands with an international concert programme. MPA works closely with Paradox. As a student you'll experience what it takes to become a professional musician from the start. You'll develop your skills during the weekly jazz sessions, attend concerts at a discount, follow international master classes, and perform in Paradox with your ensembles. The venue is also the home base to Paradox Jazz Orchestra, one of the finest Dutch big bands. MPA students also perform during festivals such as Sound of Europe (Breda) and Jazz in Duketown (Den Bosch), and at Muziekcentrum Eindhoven.
                        Because MPA Jazz & Creative Music focuses on an inspiring learning environment with a lot of personal attention, and the connection to the professional field is always present, attending our programme offers several opportunities for graduated musicians. For example, many of our former students have been selected for the Music Hub Noord-Brabant guidance programme, which has given them a kick-start for their careers. Paradox is also a home base for rehearsals, album presentations and special projects, and former MPA students are given plenty of opportunities at other venues and festivals as well.

                              Main Subjects

                              Bass Guitar

                              Double Bass

                              Drums

                              Guitar

                              Piano

                              Saxophone

                              Trumpet

                              Vibraphone

                              Vocals

                              e

                              Composition Jazz

                              Additional Subjects

                              Photos by Rens Bressers & Koektrommel Studio & Claudia Hansen

                            1.   Composition Jazz

                              Jazz & Beyond

                              Students who major in Jazz Composition, study composition, arranging, orchestration, and production techniques and learn to apply these skills by writing and producing instrumental, vocal, acoustic and electronic music for small ensembles to orchestras in live and studio situations.
                              You will learn the concepts and techniques of arranging and production using Daw’s (digital audio workstations), digital productions suites and your own laptop-based studio. Also you will be working with performers, studio personnel and creative people from other disciplines (dance, theater, video) as a composer, arranger, conductor and / or producer.
                              You will get acquainted with the musical concepts of such different musical styles as jazz, latin, pop, rock, musical theater and others through the study of composition and arranging.
                              As a graduating student you are supposed to complete a portfolio of pieces and productions to demonstrate the understanding of traditional and contemporary writing and production styles.

                              Audition

                              • Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.
                              • The entrance exam consists of two parts. Duration of the first part is 20 minutes.
                              • Part 1: Review of your digitalportfolio. The portfolio must contain at least three compositions, both scores (PDF files) and sound recordings (MP3 or WAV files) or video (YouTube, Vimeo). We would also like to receive a short biography with date of birth, previous education, musical experience, musical preferences, plans and dreams for the future, etc. The committee will assess whether the student has sufficient talent and motivation, and is open-minded towards new, innovative music.
                              • Part 2: Once we receive the necessary documents, the Admissions Committee will review your work. If the result is positive, you will be invited for an interview, live or online.

                            2.   Guitar

                              Modern creative, swing, groove music, rock influenced jazz, latin jazz; the possible approaches on jazz guitar seem endlessly. That’s why the lessons are tailored to the specifics of the student and their needs when they begin their studies. Especially at the start of your bachelor's, there will be an emphasis on
                              developing strong fundamentals in terms of tone, improvisation, harmonization, articulation, language, reading and rhythm. These fundamentals are a basis on which the student can develop in any chosen direction.

                              Teachers

                              Daan Kleijn

                              Guitarist Daan Kleijn studied at the New York University, and worked as a jazz musician in the US before returning to The Netherlands. He has regularly performed at jazz venues such as the Blue Note, Birdland and Smalls Jazz Club. He can be heard as a sideman on numerous albums alongside some of todays foremost artists such as Rodney Green, Billy Drummond, Sam Yahel, Rich Perry, Glenn Zaleski and Mike Rodriquez. His own debut album was described as ‘brilliant’ (De Telegraaf). In his music, Daan combines refreshing original and modern compositions, melancholic Brazilian songs, and carefully chosen jazzstandards. ‘I have always considered teaching music an enriching endeavour, something to accompany and embellish my own development. Over the years, I have grown as a teacher and have been fortunate to teach at various academic institutions, and abroad.

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                              Ed Verhoeff

                              The renowned Dutch magazine Gitarist described jazz guitarist Ed Verhoeff as possessing ‘phenomenal technique, beautiful sound, and harmonic depth.’ Ed is often defined as a versatile player who blends jazz, rock, fusion, and Latin into a style of his own. With great passion for improvisation, he likes to approach music with an open mind. Throughout his career, he has worked with artists such as John Abercrombie, Philip Catherine, Lucas van Merwijk, Nueva Manteca, Adam Nussbaum, Izaline Calister, Ivan Lins, Hein van de Geyn, Angelo Verploegen, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, and the Metropole Orchestra.

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                              Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition. You will be assessed on your rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic skills and proficiency. To evaluate your level of ability, you must prepare three pieces. These pieces should represent different styles, but at least one piece must be a jazz standard in which you should demonstrate your ability to play the melody, improvise, and accompany (i.e. play chords).


                              Video Audition Guidelines:

                              Record a video containing three songs. We strongly prefer that you play with a band. If this is not possible, you can record yourself playing with a play-along (like iRealPro, for example). Your videos will serve as the first round of evaluation. If you pass the first round, you will be invited for a second round in the form of an e-meeting. During this second round, we may ask you to complete additional assignments, such as sight-reading, to help us make an informed decision about your application.

                              Live Audition Guidelines:

                              For the live audition, you are asked to perform your repertoire with other musicians. This can be your own band, or if this is not possible, the school will provide accompaniment. Please indicate your preference on the application form. Keep in mind that there will be no opportunity for rehearsal. Be sure to bring proper sheet music for your band members.

                            3.   Vocals

                              Step into the virbrant world of our Music and Performing Arts Jazz department, where you'll find a close-knit community of students and teachers, passionate about making music that resonates. Here, you'll get the hands-on guidance and real-world opportunities you need to grow as a musician and find your own sound.

                              Teachers

                              Paulien van Schaik

                              For me, with the passing of time, teaching has evolved into sharing more and more. It is not purely the passing of knowledge, but merely an exchange of energy, knowledge, inspiration, enthusiasm, skills and passion. Of course there is expertise on a great deal of subjects which allow me to work on several necessary skills. Skills in terms of technique, phrasing, developing an analytic ear, timing, improvisation, lyric writing, arranging, making music together, telling a story through music. How to perform on a stage, expanding knowledge of repertoire, by getting you acquainted with many different styles of music and even more, different ways of using your voice; lyrically, melodically, free, expressive, experimental, small or grand and compelling. And all of that, without so much judgement, in a quest for your unique sound. With this ultimate goal, to bring forward your authentic musical personality. In our auditions, we are constantly looking for this personality. Maybe not so strong yet, maybe only shimmering through, but inevitably necessary for this profession. For me, the challenge of teaching is to find a balance between passing knowledge, skills and curiosity and to cherish the individuality of a student to have it blossom.

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                              Anna Serierse

                              From a very early age it was clear that Anna wanted pursue a career in music, while growing up in a musical household. Listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker and big bands like the Count Basie Orchestra and the Dutch Skymasters, she immersed herself with the jazz tradition.

                              For Serierse the most important things are communication and connection. Connecting with the musicians she shares the stage with, as well as with the people she sings for. While communicating through melodies, lyrics and wordless improvisations, Anna strives to create an intimate atmosphere during her concerts.

                              Over de past years Serierse has been very fortunate to play with lots of different bands and ensembles, as a front- and sidewoman. She is equally at home with the traditional jazz repertoire, contemporary jazz and free improvisation as well as Brazilian music, performing with small groups, larger ensembles, orchestras and bigbands. Serierse has been performing at well known festivals and venues like North Sea Jazz Festival, InJazz, Bimhuis, TivoliVredenburg and LantarenVenster.

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                              Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                              Live audition:

                              To assess your level of ability, you have to prepare five pieces:
                              - 4 jazz songs from the 'standards list' (2 medium / up tempo piece and 2 ballads)
                              - 1 'free choice' (can also be an original composition) or from the Jazz, Blues, Soul, Latin, Pop, Gospel or R&B repertoire.
                              In the audition, you will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate rhythmical, melodic and harmonic insights, as well as phrasing, diction and and interpretation. We will also do some vocal exercises to check your range and see if there are no technical obstrucitons to work intensively with the voice. You are asked to present yourself and play your repertoire with other musicians. This can be your own band, or if this is not possible, the school will provide accompaniment. Please indicate this on the application form. There is no opportunity for rehearsal. Be sure to bring proper sheet music for your band members.

                              Video audition:

                              Record the 5 songs as mentioned for the live audition.
                              You need to record 'live' with instrumentalists. Preferably a band. If not possible, at least a pianist or guitarist.
                              Your videos function as a first round. If you pass the first round you will be invited for a second round in the form of an e-meeting in which we can ask you to do additional assignments, some technique, phrasing and diction exercises, in order for us to make a well informed decision about your application.

                            4.   Trumpet

                              Being one of the oldest lead instruments in jazz, the trumpet is now played in various ways in all kinds of different jazz styles. In the lessons you will focus on timing, technique, improvisation, scales & chords, repertoire, and developing your personal sound. Various styles will be dealt with such as swing, bigband, bop, latin, contemporary jazz, pop & fusion, Nordic jazz, and various other musical approaches. Both developing your musical skills, as well as expanding your creativity are important features during the lessons.

                              Teachers

                              Toon de Gouw

                              Toon de Gouw has been active in the Dutch jazz scene since the 1980s. He has worked with creative bandleaders such as Paul van Kemenade, Gijs Hendriks, Willem van Manen and Pierre Courbois. As a trumpet player he has performed all over Europe, the United States, Canada and Japan in many different bands and orchestras in a variety of styles. As a soloist and lead player Toon has been involved with Caoutchouc, Waterland Octet, ICP, Contraband, Nueva Manteca, Timeless Bigband, WDR Bigband, and the Metropole Orchestra.

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                              Robin Rombouts

                              Robin Rombouts graduated from Fontys MPA. Since 2016 he is a trumpet player in the Royal Dutch Airforce Orchestra, playing concerts in the Netherlands and abroad. As a freelance player Robin played with many bands and artists, such as The Metropole Orchestra, The Danish Radio Big Band, Orchestre de National de Jazz Luxembourgh, Paradox Jazz Orchestra, Red Light Jazz Society, Dr. Brass, and many more. His career is wide and varied, which makes him one of the most versatile players in the Netherlands.

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                              More information about teachers will follow soon.

                              Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition. To assess your level of ability, you have to prepare five pieces. These pieces must represent variety in tempo and key and preferably find their roots in multiple styles of music (jazz, latin, pop, etc). In this audition, you will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate basic trumpet technique, rhythmical, melodic and harmonic insights, as well as sufficient reading proficiency.

                              Video Audition:

                              Record a video containing three songs. We strongly prefer that you play with a band. If this is not possible, you can record yourself playing with a play-along (like iRealPro, for example). Your videos will serve as the first round of evaluation. If you pass the first round, you will be invited for a second round in the form of an e-meeting. During this second round, we may ask you to complete additional assignments, such as sight-reading, to help us make an informed decision about your application.

                              Live Audition:

                              For the live audition, you are asked to perform your repertoire with other musicians. This can be your own band, or if this is not possible, the school will provide accompaniment. Please indicate your preference on the application form. Keep in mind that there will be no opportunity for rehearsal. Be sure to bring proper sheet music for your band members.

                            5.   Saxophone

                              The saxophone is very close to the human voice as an instrument. Like every person, every saxophonist also develops his or her own and recognizable sound. In the lessons you will focus on timing, technique, improvisation, scales & chords, repertoire, and developing your personal sound. Various styles will be dealt with such as swing, bop, latin, contemporary jazz, pop & fusion, Nordic jazz, and various other musical approaches. Both developing your musical skills, as well as expanding your creativity are important features during the lessons.

                              Teachers

                              Paul Weiling

                              Saxophonist Paul Weiling has been highly rewarded by the press for his ‘extraodinary, harmonically powerful supported lyricism’, and for ‘letting his saxophone swing and jubilate with freedom and fantasy’. After his studies with Ferdinand Povel in the Netherlands and with David Liebman in New York, he started his first band as a leader. In his projects he has fused jazz with a great variety of musical styles such as flamenco, Indian music, and Middle-Eastern music. He also performs as a solo artist using soundscapes and live electronics.

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                              More information about teachers will follow soon!

                              Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                              To assess your level of ability, you have to prepare five pieces. These pieces must represent different styles (e.g.jazz, latin, pop, et cetera). In the audition, you will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate rhythmical, melodic and harmonic insights, as well as sufficient reading proficiency.
                              Video audition:

                              You have to send a video with 20-30 minutes of varied repertoire (jazz standards, piece in a style of your own choice). We strongly prefer that you play with a band. If this is not possible, you can record yourself playing with a play-along (like iRealPro, for example). In addition, play two scales of your own choice, in all keys, with metronome or backing track. Plus an exercise or tune from Lennie Niehaus' Basic Jazz Conception Vol 2 and an etude from Lennie Niehaus' Developing Jazz Conception. Your videos will serve as the first round of evaluation. If you pass the first round, you will be invited for a second round in the form of an e-meeting. During this second round, we may ask you to complete additional assignments, such as sight-reading, to help us make an informed decision about your application.

                              Live audition:

                              You are asked to present yourself and play your repertoire with other musicians. This can be your own band, or if this is not possible, the school will provide accompaniment. Please indicate this on the application form. There is no opportunity for rehearsal. Be sure to bring proper sheet music for your band members.

                            6.   Bass Guitar

                              As a bass player you will often lay down the foundation of the music. Whether it’s groove music, swing, or modern creative, as a bass player you need to be able to adjust to different settings. Both comping and improvising will be part of your artistic development. During the lessons you will focus on developing skills like timing, sound, harmony, technique, and composition. With your teachers you will be covering various styles, jazz in a broad sense and groove music being the most important ones. The lessons will also include a lot of singing, listening to records and transcribing bass-lines and solo’s.

                              Teachers

                              Stef Joosten

                              Freedom in music is something that fascinates bass player Stef Joosten. It is the essential element that attracted him to improvised music. There’s nothing more exciting, fresh, and organic than new music taking shape and developing in the spur of the moment. Stef graduated Cum Laude at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He shared the stage with various top notch artists such as Jeroen van Vliet, Harmen Fraanje, Ivo Neame, Tristan Refrow, Koen Smits, Kika Sprangers, Anna Serierse, Prashant Samlal and Mete Erker.

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                              Guus Bakker

                              Guus Bakker obtained a master degree in both bass guitar and double bass. He is very active as a sought-after freelance bassist who is credited for the wide range of styles he masters in both jazz, and pop music. Guus has worked with a great variety of artists and groups such as Eric Vloeimans, Rembrandt Frerichs, Wouter Hamel, Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, Robin Verheyen, Tutu Puoane, Ben van den Dungen & Jarmo Hoogendijk, Gare du Nord, Michiel Borstlap, and Wende Snijders.

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                              Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition. In the audition, you will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate rhythmical, melodic and harmonic insights. To assess your level of ability, you have to prepare three pieces. These pieces should represent different styles (e.g. jazz, latin, pop, et cetera), but at least one piece must be a jazzstandard, in which we hear you play accompaniment (walking bass) and an improvised solo.

                              Video audition:

                              Record a video containing three songs. We strongly prefer that you play with a band. If this is impossible you can record yourself playing along (with iRealPro e.g.). Make sure that you and your hands are clearly visible at all times and that the bass is clearly present in the balance. Your videos function as a first round. If you pass the first round you will be invited for a second round in the form of an e-meeting in which we can ask you to do additional assignments, like side reading, in order for us to make a well informed decision about your application.

                              Live audition:

                              You are asked to present yourself and play your repertoire with other musicians. This can be your own band, or if this is not possible, the school will provide accompaniment. Please indicate this on the application form. There is no opportunity for rehearsal. Be sure to bring proper sheet music for your band members.

                            7.   Vibraphone

                              Step into the virbrant world of our Music and Performing Arts Jazz department, where you'll find a close-knit community of students and teachers, passionate about making music that resonates. Here, you'll get the hands-on guidance and real-world opportunities you need to grow as a musician and find your own sound.

                              Vibraphone Professors

                              Vincent Houdijk


                              Audition

                              Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                              To assess your level of ability, you have to prepare five pieces. These pieces must represent different styles (e.g.jazz, latin, pop, et cetera). We would like to hear at least 1 solopiece (completely alone) and want to hear your technical and improvisational abilities.
                              In the audition, you will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate rhythmical, melodic and harmonic insights, as well as sufficient reading proficiency.
                              Video audition: we request you to make a recording of the five pieces in different styles (jazz, latin, pop, etcetera). We strongly prefer that you play with a band. If this is impossible you can record yourself playing along (with iRealPro e.g.). Make sure that you and your hands are clearly visible at all times and that the bass is clearly present in the balance. Your videos function as a first round. If you pass the first round you will be invited for a second round in the form of an e-meeting in which we can ask you to do additional assignments, like side reading, in order for us to make a well informed decision about your application.

                              Live audition:

                              You are asked to present yourself and play your repertoire with other musicians. This can be your own band, or if this is not possible, the school will provide accompaniment. Please indicate this on the application form. There is no opportunity for rehearsal.Be sure to bring proper sheet music for your band members.

                            8.   Drums

                              As a drummer you are the rhythmic compass of a group or ensemble. Sometimes playing hard swing time, sometimes subtly colouring, and other times with an exciting groove. At Fontys Music and Performing Arts you’ll be covering a broad approach of drum styles such as American and contemporary jazz, funk & grooves, European jazz, latin, and jazz rock.

                              Teachers

                              Joost Lijbaart

                              As a drummer Joost Lijbaart has been playing worldwide with various groups of the famous Dutch saxophone player Yuri Honing. He is also very very active with the group Under the Surface which features former Fontys MPA student Sanne Rambags, and guitarist Bram Stadhouders. The playing of Joost is rooted both in the American, and in the European jazz tradition which he both approached with a broad musical view. ‘Few drummers equal Lijbaart’s awareness of sound....it forces you to listen carefully’, says the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant.

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                              Antoine Pierre

                              Brussels based drummer and composer Antoine Pierre has become a key figure on the Belgian jazz scene. Het is the leader of the band URBEX. He is also part of the jazz-vs-rock-group TaxiWars led by singer Tom Barman and saxophonist Roben Verheyen, and has also collaborated with eminent guitarist Philip Catherine. Last years Antoine has developed a new solo project, VAAGUE, in which he fuses electronics and samples live with his drumming.

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                              Hans van Oosterhout

                              The drumming of Hans van Oosterhout is rooted in acoustic jazz. Important in his lessons is development of craft together with a high artistic level. Hans has worked on the international scene for years, and has collaborated with top notch musicians such as Toots Thielemans, Nat Adderley, Lee Konitz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kenny Wheeler, Gary Burton, Harmen Fraanje, The Metropole Orchestra, Randy Brecker, and John Scofield.

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                              Michiel Westerhuis

                              After graduating drums and percussion, Michiel Westerhuis left for Brasil to study music. He is an expert in Afro-Latin styles, and played in various group such as Medicamento Trio Novo, Som do Sol, and Capim. He regularly travels up and down to Brasil and plays there with several bands including Banda Lobo, and Robson. He also made study trips to Cuba and Africa.

                              Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition. To assess your level of ability, you have to prepare five pieces. These pieces must represent different styles (e.g.jazz, latin, pop, et cetera). Play at least 3 jazzstandards. Make sure you play solo and trade 4 or 8 bars. In addition play a snaredrum exercise (Charley Wilcoxon or Mitchell Peters).


                              Video audition:
                              Make sure we can see your hands and posture in the video. Total duration 20-30 minutes. Your videos function as a first round. If you pass the first round you will be invited for a second round in the form of an e-meeting in which we can ask you to do additional assignments, like sight reading, in order for us to make a well informed decision about your application.

                              Live audition:
                              You are asked to present yourself and play your repertoire with other musicians. This can be your own band, or if this is not possible, the school will provide accompaniment. Please indicate this on the application form. There is no opportunity for rehearsal. Be sure to bring proper sheet music for your band members.

                            9.   Piano

                              Jazzpiano has developed from swing and bop into modern playing with elements of classical music, folk, sophisticated pop music, and various other approaches. During your piano study you will start out with the fundamentals of improvisation, technique, harmonization, composition, timing, and comping. As a pianist you will get acquinted with the most influential key players in jazz, and you will experience various styles such as bop, contemporary jazz, latin, and Nordic jazz which will ultimately lead into finding your own voice on piano.

                              Teachers

                              Wolfert Brederode

                              Wolfert Brederode is considered one of the most authentic pianists in the Dutch jazz scene. A refined and focused touch, concern for natural flow, openness to all kinds of music, and his relentless search for new horizons are characteristic features of his music. Wolfert has recorded as a bandleader for the famous label ECM Records and has toured the world as a member of the Acoustic Quartet of saxophonist Yuri Honing. Furthermore he has worked with a wide range of artists such as Susanne Abbuehl, Arve Henriksen, Matangi Quartet, Dave Liebman, and many others.

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                              Sjoerd van Eijck

                              After graduating from Fontys MPA pianist Sjoerd van Eijck has found himself a prominent place in the Dutch jazzscene. He has released two albums with his group OAK in which he uses influences of Scandinavian melodic jazz, minimalism, classical music, and contemporary jazz. Sjoerd also leads a trio with German cello player Jörg Brinkmann and Norwegian drummer Jarle Vespestad. With the trio Mudita that also features singer Sanne Rambags and trumpet player Koen Smits, he has won an Edison Jazz Award. Furthermore Sjoerd plays keys in the group Hotspot of famous Dutch trumpet player Eric Vloeimans. As a pianist he has also collaborated with musicians such as Anton Goudsmit, Reinier Baas, Mete Erker, Maarten Hogenhuis, and many others.

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                              Audition

                              Audition

                              Candidates living in the Netherlands/ Belgium/ Western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition.

                              To assess your level of ability, you must prepare jazz and classical.

                              1. three standards (for example, medium swing/ballad/rhythm change/blues/latin/straight eight tune)

                              2. two pieces of your own choice (own composition, funk, electrical)

                              3. you have to prepare a minimum of two classical pieces, including at least one etude*. It’s mandatory to play classical, otherwise we will not consider your application as valid.

                              In the audition, you will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate rhythmical, melodic and harmonic insights, as well as sufficient reading proficiency.

                              Video audition:You have to send a video with 20-30 minutes of varied repertoire as described above (jazz and classical). Besides that, you must film your hands during the performance so the teachers can see them while you're playing. We strongly advice you to play on an acoustic piano. We also strongly prefer that you play with a live band. If this is not possible you must record yourself with a play along (iRealPro, Aebersold, youtube e.g.).

                              These videos are considered as a first round. If you pass the first round you will be invited for a second round. This will be in the form of an online meeting in which we can ask you to do additional assignments, like side reading, in order for us to make a well-informed decision about your application.

                              Live audition:

                              You are asked to present yourself and play your repertoire with other musicians. This can be your own band, or if this is not possible, the school will provide accompaniment. Please indicate this on the application form. There is no opportunity for rehearsal. Be sure to bring proper sheet music for your band members.

                              * Examples of classical pieces: Etudes by Heller, Bertini, Moszkowski, Czerny; Nocturnes, Waltz by Chopin, Brahms, Schumann; Preludes & Fugas, Inventionen & Sinfonias by J.S. Bach; Preludes, Rêverie, Arabesk by Debussy; Sonatinas by Clementi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven.

                            10.   Double Bass

                              jazz standard

                              As a double bass player you will often lay down the foundation of the music. Whether it’s swing, groove music, or modern creative, as a bass player you need to be able to adjust to different settings. Both comping and improvising will be part of your artistic development. During the lessons you will focus on developing skills like timing, sound, intonation, harmony, technique, and composition. With your teachers you will be covering jazz in a broad sense, discovering the main jazz styles from the US, as well as jazz from other regions such as Europe or South-America. You will also be working on your skills with a bow.

                              Teachers

                              Guus Bakker

                              Guus Bakker obtained a master degree in both bass guitar and double bass. He is very active as a sought-after freelance bassist who is credited for the wide range of styles he masters in both jazz, and pop music. Guus has worked with a great variety of artists and groups such as Eric Vloeimans, Rembrandt Frerichs, Wouter Hamel, Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, Robin Verheyen, Tutu Puoane, Ben van den Dungen & Jarmo Hoogendijk, Gare du Nord, Michiel Borstlap, and Wende Snijders.

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                              Marc van Rooij

                              As a double bass player Marc van Rooij has great experience in a variety of styles. He is specialized in jazz, classical music, and tango. He has played, toured and recorded with jazz artists such as Johnny Griffin, Deborah Brown, Bob Mintzer, Rob van Bavel, Woody Shaw, Bert Joris, and many others. Marc has also been active in symphony orchestras and in the Dutch tango scene with groups such as Grupo del Sur and Tango Extremo. He composes and arranges, and actively promotes double bass playing for children.

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                              Candidates that live in the Netherlands, Belgium or western Germany will do a live audition. Candidates from other countries will do an online audition In the audition, you will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate rhythmical, melodic and harmonic insights. To assess your level of ability, you have to prepare three pieces. These pieces should represent different styles (e.g. jazz, latin, pop, et cetera), but at least one piece must be a jazzstandard, in which we hear you play accompaniment (walking bass) and an improvised solo.
                              Video audition:
                              Record a video containing three songs. We strongly prefer that you play with a band. If this is impossible you can record yourself playing along (with iRealPro e.g.). Make sure that you and your hands are clearly visible at all times and that the bass is clearly present in the balance. Your videos function as a first round. If you pass the first round you will be invited for a second round in the form of an e-meeting in which we can ask you to do additional assignments, like sight reading, in order for us to make a well informed decision about your application.
                              Live audition:
                              You are asked to present yourself and play your repertoire with other musicians. This can be your own band, or if this is not possible, the school will provide accompaniment. Please indicate this on the application form. There is no opportunity for rehearsal. Be sure to bring proper sheet music for your band members.

                            11.   Additional Subjects

                              Step into the virbrant world of our Music and Performing Arts Jazz department, where you'll find a close-knit community of students and teachers, passionate about making music that resonates. Here, you'll get the hands-on guidance and real-world opportunities you need to grow as a musician and find your own sound.

                              Theory, History & Research

                              Maino Remmers (bigband)
                              Koen Graat

                              Entrepeneurship

                              Joost Lijbaart


                              Interdisciplinarity

                              Peerke Malschaert
                              Sanne Nagtzaam
                              Monique Zijp (coordinator)

                            12. Other trajectories

                              Music and Performing Arts offers non-EU students the chance to further develop their talents and prepare them for the bachelor's audition.

                              Content

                              The pre-bachelor's programme takes 1 year to complete and is a preparatory year to the bachelor programme. During the pre-bachelor, students participate in many courses together with the bachelor students. Courses take place from Monday till Friday and are in English.

                              Once you have successfully completed the preparatory year, you can take part in the audition process for the bachelor Music and Performing Arts. If you get admitted to the bachelor, you will start the following academic year in the first year of the bachelor programme.

                              For who

                              Non-EU students who don't meet the criteria for the bachelor programme just yet, but who show enough potency to reach these criteria with extra training.

                              As a pre-bachelor student, you are registered at Fontys as a student after enrolment.

                              How to apply

                              • It is not possible to directly apply for the pre-bachelor. Instead, you have to apply for the bachelor Music and Performing Arts.
                              • Read more on how to apply for the bachelor programme on the Music and Performing Arts website under 'How to apply'.

                              After the audition, you will get the result with one of the following thee possibilties:
                              1. Accepted for the bachelor
                              2. Accepted for the pre-bachelor
                              3. Not accepted

                              Costs

                              Tuition fee 2023-2024: €7350,-
                              Tuition fee 2024-2025: €7720,-

                              If you have any questions about the pre-bachelor, do not hesitate to contact us at: faa-mpa@fontys.nl.

                              Music and Performing Arts offers EU students the chance to further develop their talents and prepare them for the bachelor's audition.

                              Content

                              The pre-course or 'Vooropleiding' takes 1 year to complete and is a preparatory year to the bachelor programme.

                              During the pre-course, Jazz students take part in group lessons on Wednesday. Classical students take part in group lessons on Saturday. Lessons are taught in Dutch, but English is possible.

                              The curriculum for Jazz students consists of music theory, ensembles, module interdiscipline and (20) individual instrument lessons. For classical students, the curriculum contains choir, chamber music, music theory, module interdiscipline and (20) individual instrument lessons. These lessons are normally in Dutch, but can be offered in English. You also will have individual lessons which will be scheduled in coordination with the teacher. These lessons can take place on another day besides Wednesday (jazz) or Saturday (Classical).

                              Once you have successfully completed the preparatory year, you can take part in the audition process for the bachelor Music and Performing Arts. If you get admitted to the bachelor, you will start the following academic year in the first year of the bachelor programme.

                              For who

                              - EU students who don't meet the criteria for the bachelor programme just yet, but who show enough potency to reach these criteria with extra training.
                              - EU students that want to prepare themselves for the bachelor's audition, while they are still going to high-school/secondary vocational education (MBO).
                              As a pre-course student, you are registered at Fontys as a course member after enrolment.

                              How to apply

                              There are two possibilities to be admitted to the pre-course:

                              1. Students apply directly for the pre-course

                              2. Students apply for the bachelor's programme, but do not meet the criteria for the bachelor programme just yet, but who show enough potency to reach these criteria with extra training

                              When you apply directly to the pre-course:

                              You can apply for the pre-bachelor from December till August. Please contact faa-mpa@fontys.nl for further information.

                              When you initially apply to the bachelor:

                              Read more on how to apply for the bachelor programme on the Music and Performing Arts website under 'How to apply'.
                              After the audition, you will get the result with one of the following thee possibilities:
                              1. Accepted for the bachelor
                              2. Accepted for the pre-course
                              3. Not accepted

                              Costs

                              Tuition fee 2023-2024: €1550,-

                              Tuition fee 2024-2025: €1630,-

                              If you have any questions about the pre-course, do not hesitate to contact us at faa-mpa@fontys.nl or visit this webpage.

                              Music and Performing Arts and the Master of Music offer a wide variety of courses you can follow if you have the required level. When you are interested in taking part in separate courses, we arrange a contract with a fixed price for every module. For all courses, you will need to do an admission exam, with the exception of Music History and Cultural Theory. The courses indicated in English will be taught in English. The other courses are in Dutch.

                              Content

                              The enrollment for a Contract Study is an individual agreement between Fontys Academy of the Arts and you as a ‘contractant’. So, you will not subscribe via Studielink or be connected to DUO. So, to be absolutely clear, you will not get any possibilities for study fees or OV-kaart (student public transportation card). However, as a contract student, you will have the same rights and duties as regular students with all related facilities (study possibilities, library, etc.). You can get a student card on request. The institute is allowed to deny the renewal or extension of a contract when, due to a lack of improvement, talent, or motivation, the continuation of the Contract Study is not useful.

                              For who

                              For those who want to study conservatory level courses next to their profession/job. Please note that students need to have a certain level of musical skill to take part in these courses.

                              How to apply

                              For questions concerning the application procedure, please get in touch with Hans Raaijmakers at h.raaijmakers@fontys.nl.

                              Certificate

                              Following courses via Contract Study will not lead to an official conservatory Diploma. Nevertheless, you will get an official, verified certificate that you followed courses on the conservatory level.

                              For those who already have a Bachelor of Music certificate, we offer a post-bachelor programme, Choir Conducting.

                            13.   Pre-Bachelor

                              Especially for non-EU students who just don't meet the criteria for the bachelor programme yet, but who have enough potency according to us, we have created the pre-bachelor. This programme takes 1 year and is a preparatory year before the bachelor programme.

                              The procedure to qualify is as follows:

                              • You apply for the bachelor program (B Music & Instrument) via www.studielink.nl
                              • You will be invited for an audition

                              After the audition you will get the result with one of the following possibilties: accepted for the bachelor ór accepted for the pre-bachelor ór rejected.

                              If you have been accepted for the pre-bachelor you will take many courses together with the bachelor students. If you have successfully completed the preparatory year you will start the following academic year in the first year of the bachelor programme, however you will have to do an audition for the Bachelor. If you still have any questions would you please send an e-mail to contact us via: fhkampa@fontys.nl.

                              Differences between “vooropleiding” (pre-course) and pre-bachelor/ verschillen tussen vooropleiding en pre-bachelor: 

                              Vooropleiding (pre-course)
                              Classes are in Dutch  (if necessary in English) / Lessen zijn in het nederlands (engels is mogelijk)
                              Lessons 1 day per week theory and 1 day per week practice / Lessen 1 dag per week theorie en 1 dag per week praktijk
                              Course price; € 1550,- / Cursusgeld; € 1550,-
                              Only for EU students / Alleen voor EU-studenten
                              Course member after enrolment / Cursist na inschrijving

                              Pre-Bachelor
                              Lessons 5 days per week / 5 dagen in de week les
                              Tuition fee; €7350,- / Collegegeld; €7350,-
                              Only for non EU students / Alleen voor niet EU-studenten
                              Student after enrolment / Student na inschrijving

                            14.   Vooropleiding (pre-course)

                              Vooropleiding (pre-course) (ENGLISH)

                              The “vooropleiding” (pre-course) is a preparatory year before the bachelor program.
                              There are 2 possibilities to be admitted to this pre-course:
                              1. You apply directly for the “vooropleiding”
                              2. You apply for the bachelor program, but you do not meet the criteria for the bachelor program yet, but we see potency

                              Ad 1.
                              Would you please apply via https://fontys.nl/Studeren/Opleidingen/Vooropleiding-Academy-of-Music-and-Performing-Arts.htm (from December till August).

                              Ad 2.
                              Would you please apply via www.studielink.nl

                              After your application you will receive an invitation for an audition. The admission requirements for the “vooropleiding” and the bachelor program are the same, but the assessment regarding the “vooropleiding” is less severe. Click here for the admission requirements.

                              In case you are admitted to the ‘vooropleiding’ you will enroll as a course member (not a student) and you will have group lessons on Wednesday (jazz) or Saturday (classical). The curriculum for Jazz students consists of music theory, ensembles, module interdiscipline and (20) individual instrument lessons. For classical students the curriculum contains choir, chamber music, music theory, module interdiscipline and (20) individual instrument lessons.
                              These lessons are normally in Dutch, but can be offered in English.
                              You also will have individual lessons which will be scheduled in coordination with the teacher. These lessons could take place on another day than Wednesday (jazz) or Saturday (Classical).

                              If you still have any questions would you please send an e-mail to  contact us via: fhkampa@fontys.nl.


                              Vooropleiding (NEDERLANDS)

                              De vooropleiding is een voorbereidend jaar vóór de bacheloropleiding.
                              Er zijn 2 mogelijkheden om toegelaten te worden tot deze vooropleiding namelijk:
                              1. Je meldt je rechtstreeks aan voor de vooropleiding
                              2. Je meldt je aan voor de bacheloropleiding, maar je voldoet nog niet aan de criteria voor de bacheloropleiding en we zien wel potentie

                              Ad 1.
                              Je kunt je aanmelden via https://fontys.nl/Studeren/Opleidingen/Vooropleiding-Academy-of-Music-and-Performing-Arts.htm (van december tot augustus).

                              Ad 2.
                              Je kunt je aanmelden via www.studielink.nl

                              Na je aanmelding ontvang je een uitnodiging voor een auditie. De toelatingseisen voor de vooropleiding en de bacheloropleiding zijn gelijk, maar de beoordeling van de vooropleiding is minder streng. Klik hier voor de toelatingseisen.

                              Als je wordt toegelaten, schrijf je je in als cursist (niet als student) en krijg je groepslessen op woensdag (jazz) of zaterdag (klassiek). Het curriculum voor Jazz bestaat uit muziektheorie, ensemble, module interdiscipline en (20) individuele instrumentale lessen. Voor klassieke studenten bevat het curriculum vakken als koor, kamermuziek, muziektheorie (solfège, algemene muziekleer, basislessen in harmonie en analyse), module interdiscipline en (20) individuele instrumentale lessen. Deze lessen zijn in het Nederlands, maar kunnen desgewenst in het Engels aangeboden worden. Je krijgt ook individuele lessen die met de docent worden afgesproken. Deze zouden op een andere dag kunnen plaatsvinden dan de betreffende woensdag (jazz)/ zaterdag (klassiek).

                              Mocht je nog vragen hebben, stuur dan een e-mail naar fhkampa@fontys.nl.


                              Differences between “vooropleiding” (pre-course) and pre-bachelor/ verschillen tussen vooropleiding en pre-beachelor:

                              Vooropleiding (pre-course)
                              Lessons in Dutch (if necessary in English) / Lessen in het Nederlands (Engels is mogelijk)
                              Lessons 1 day per week theory and 1 day per week practice / Lessen 1 dag per week theorie en 1 dag per week praktijk
                              Course price; € 1550,- / Cursusgeld; € 1550,-
                              Only for EU students / Alleen voor EU-studenten
                              Course member after enrolment / Cursist na inschrijving

                              Pre-Bachelor
                              Lessons in English / Lessen in het Engels
                              Lessons 5 days per week / 5 dagen in de week les
                              Tuition fee; €10.140,- / Collegegeld; €10.140,-
                              Only for non EU students / Alleen voor niet EU-studenten
                              Student after enrolment / Student na inschrijving

                            15.   Contract study AMPA

                              Contract Study

                              The Academy of Music and Performing Arts (formerly Fontys Conservatorium) and the Master of Music offer a wide variety of courses you can follow if you have the required level. If you are interested, we arrange a contract with a fixed price for every module. You must take an admission exam for all courses except Music History and Cultural Theory. The courses indicated in English will be taught in English. The other courses are in Dutch.

                              Content

                              The enrolment for Contract Study is an individual agreement between the Institute AMPA and you as ‘contractant’. So, you will not subscribe via Studielink or be connected to DUO. So, to be absolutely clear, you will not get any possibilities for study fees or OV-kaart (travel reduction). However, as a contract student, you will have the same rights and duties as regular students with all related facilities (study possibilities, library, etc.). You can get a student card on request. The institute is allowed to deny the renewal or extension of a contract when, due to a lack of improvement, talent or motivation, the continuation of the Contract Study is not useful.

                              For who?

                              For those who want - and are able/allowed to as far as the level is concerned - to study Conservatory level courses next to their profession/job.

                              Apply

                              For questions concerning the application procedure, please get in touch with Hans Raaijmakers at h.raaijmakers@fontys.nl.

                              Certificate

                              Following courses via Contract Study will not lead to an official Conservatory Diplome. Nevertheless, you will get an official, verified certificate that you followed courses on the Conservatory level.

                              For more information, look at the below download.

                              Download leaflet contract study 2022-2023