|Study location||Netherlands, Groningen (Prince Claus Conservatoire)|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
After applying for the conservatoire you have to pass an Entrance Exam.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6 (with no sub-score below 5.5)
Accept the English level from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
For the major jazz we ask you to send a motivation letter with your application in which you tell us why you want to study at the Prince Claus Conservatoire.
A relevant portfolio is required.
Note: for the study programme Vocals Jazz we have a pre-selection. When you fill in your application you are also required to send a youtube/soundcloud/MP3/video link. From all the applications 10 to 14 candidates will be selected for the entrance exam.
- Admission requirements per instrument
We advise you to make sure you have an authenticated birth certificate ready, as you may also need it for formalities upon arrival in Holland.
!NB If you haven’t yet obtained the diploma/certificate giving access to the bachelor programme of your choice, you must send us an enrollment statement (in English) from your school, where the name of the diploma and the expected date of graduation is stated.
Joris Teepe and his colleagues are a faculty of seasoned professional musicians who have played with many of the greatest musicians in jazz. They are part of the rich musical community of New York City, the city that is the centre of the jazz world. This life experience and commitment directly effects how they teach; the ‘New York comes to Groningen’ program is a more pragmatic, performance oriented way of studying jazz than what is often taught at other conservatoires. This means that when you enter the conservatoire, you will be performing from the first day. The theory that you study is applied to real playing situations, and in general classes are focused on making you ready to play jazz on the highest professional level. Piano study, lessons in arranging and compositions all find quick applications in studio projects and student performances.
Since you are trained to be a professional musician you are equipped to start a career, performing in various ensembles and in all styles of jazz. You know how to promote yourself and your group; you compose and arrange music for all kinds of ensembles and orchestras. You start teaching others at a music school or privately. Most graduates are self-employed, pursuing ‘portfolio careers’ that combine performance with teaching.