In the Classical Music study programme, you make your own music, as a soloist or together with others in an ensemble, choir or orchestra. You also teach others how to make music. This requires knowledge of music theory, which you gain by studying contemporary music and music history. You familiarise yourself with various musical styles and their related performance styles. You develop your musical creativity, turning your own artistic concepts into workable ideas and acquiring the skills to express these. And you cover the wide range of financial, commercial and legal aspects involved in music.
In the third and fourth study years, you specialise through your selection of minors. In this period, you unite artistic personality and independent decision making. There are many options: from music therapy to chamber music, from audition training to orchestra musician, and from a specialisation in education to a second main subject. You are also encouraged to take your own initiative in exploring your future profession – for instance, by organising concerts independently or taking summer courses – and are rewarded for this with study credits.
The Classical Music department works together with:
These ensembles in residence offer active coaching support to student ensembles.
You can gain practical experience at, for instance:
- Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
- Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
- Fanfare Band of The Royal Netheralnds Army
- Consensus Vocalis
- Nederlands Kamerkoor
- Netherlands Radio Choir
- Nationale Reisopera
- General ArtEZ School of Music educational programme