Jazz & Pop
Michiel Braam, head Jazz & Pop:
"The boundaries between jazz and pop are flexible and dynamic. Interaction between the two can lead to new musical styles."
The Jazz & Pop study programme reflects this interaction. Students learn about music, and about the ins and outs of their instrument, but they choose the genre for a large part themselves: There are students who specialise in all kinds of jazz and pop styles, such as bebop, hardrock, dubstep, free improvisation, Latin or fusion.
Others choose to become more all-round musicians. The programme’s objective is for students to choose from these options as they develop their own musical personality. The ArtEZ School of Music offers a wide range of minors that make personalised and innovative combinations possible.
Masterclass piano and drums by John Beasley & Robby Ameen. On double bass lector Henk de Ligt.
Jazz & Pop is taught at all three ArtEZ locations, but each programme has a different focus. This gives students a wide range of options.
- Find here more information about the differences in focus
Students work together at all conceivable levels, resulting in crossovers between Jazz & Pop, Classical Music, Music Theatre and MediaMusic. Projects take on an interdisciplinary nature as students of music, theatre, visual arts and dance meet. Students have the chance to attend concerts by top musicians, but also play themselves, for instance during the Grolsch International Jazz Festival in Enschede.
Bachelor of Music
4 years, full-time
Arnhem, Enschede and Zwolle
Enschede and Zwolle: Dutch, check the language requirements
Higher secondary (havo), pre-university (vwo) or intermediate vocational (mbo level 4) diploma or equivalent. The examination committee may deviate from the requirement in special cases.
ArtEZ has a broad selection of main subjects.
Two years additional in-depth theoretical training for a select number of students: programme certificate with diploma if completed.
Choose from a large selection of interdisciplinary and subject specific minors.
Jazz & Pop
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