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As a student of the Bachelor programme in Accordion at the Royal Conservatoire you will receive a solid training as an all-round professional musician who can perform as a soloist and in an ensemble. The basic curriculum encompasses knowledge of the repertoire, interpretation of compositions, attaining a high level of proficiency in playing your instrument and learning to perform with others on the basis of a collective artistic vision. You will also learn how to cope with the stress that goes with performing and doing auditions. The profession of musician is extremely varied. Many musicians work both as performers and as teachers. You will therefore have the option during the course of taking a Minor in Education and so gaining teaching qualifications.

The Classical Music department is at the heart of today’s music culture. We challenge you to develop your own creative vision and talent. Most of our teachers pursue international careers as performing musicians. The students in the Classical Music department play in the Conservatoire’s symphony orchestra, which organises many very interesting projects, as well as forming the basis for the department's succesful two-year Orchestra Master in association with the Residentie Orkest. The annual Chamber Music Festival, in which the teachers and students perform together, symbolises the collegial atmosphere in the department.

The Bachelor in Accordion is a four-year course. You will have group lessons and receive an individual lesson from a coach-pianist once a week. You will participate in many projects (orchestral, chamber music and contemporary music). From the second year of the course you will also be able to take a minor in Jazz Accordion. For the final exam you will give a public concert consisting of a programme you have compiled yourself.


Teachers

Specifications

Language

English

Lessons

75min/ week

Duration

4 years

Degree

Bachelor of Music

Tuition fee

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Department head

Wim Vos

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