Codarts & Royal Conservatoire: joined Music Education department

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December 5th 2017

Codarts in Rotterdam and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague are joining forces to establish a joint Music Education department. The new department will incorporate all of the music education activities of both conservatories, including the Bachelor of Music Teaching, the Master’s specialisations in Music Education and Music Education Kodály and the Master in Education of Arts, as well as the minors and the lectorates. The new Bachelor’s course in Music Teaching, on which the two colleges have been working closely for several years, will be offered from the 2018-2019 academic year.

Anja van Keulen, who is currently head of Education and Participation at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, has been appointed as head of the new department with responsibility for overseeing its further development. 

'The merger of the programmes offers students a tremendous opportunity to follow an outstanding course that reflects contemporary professional practice. I am looking forward enormously to this new challenge and bringing the practical experience I have gained in the last few years to my new job.'

With the merger of the Music Teaching courses, students will be able to enjoy the best that both of these renowned conservatories have to offer in a single programme. During the four-year course, students will be prepared for a career as a musician and music teacher and equipped with the entrepreneurial skills required in today’s labour market. Students will learn to perform to a high standard and to translate their vision of music education into lessons that appeal to groups in every section of society. On graduation, they will also have acquired the skills to shape their own professional career as a music teacher.
Thanks to this partnership students will in future be able to choose from a wide range of instrumental and vocal courses in a variety of musical genres and enjoy the benefits of participating in exciting internships and projects and the excellent facilities (instruments, ensembles, choirs, studios, practice rooms, libraries, etc.). The courses will be given by the combined teaching staffs of Codarts and the Royal Conservatoire, a guarantee of a wide range of expertise in music and teaching and an extensive network of contacts in the field of music education.

More about our Music Education programmes

Open Day

On 27 January, we'll be hosting our annual Open Day. The Music Education department is also present, feel free to come by somewhere between 10.00h and 16.00h to see if studying Music Education at the Royal Conservatoire might be the thing for you!

Open Day 2018