Conservatorium Maastricht cherishes its talent. Not just the students who choose to pursue a career in music after secondary school, but certainly also younger students who show an exceptional aptitude for music. Boys and girls with perfect pitch, a great sense of rhythm or skilled finger dexterity. These are children who may develop a real talent and who show great promise for the future. We would like to invite those students - and we hope you are one of them - to study with us and take advantage of the individualised lesson programme we will set up together.

In addition to your regular school day, you will receive coaching at Conservatorium Maastricht - in the Classical Music or Jazz department - and have weekly tailor-made music lessons. These include theory and ensemble playing, as well as group and individual lessons from main subject teachers in your instrument of choice. You will be expected to study a lot at home. This is necessary if you want to keep up with this high level. Before you are admitted, you will have to take a test to assess your level.

  • For Classical & Jazz & Music in Eduction Preparatory Class & VOCO (preliminary studies), please contact Andre Seerden (andre.seerden@zuyd.nl), coordinator of Junior Conservatorium Maastricht.
  • For Jong Talentenklas Conservatorium Maastricht, Talentclass Conservatorium Maastricht (Classical) contact Alejandro Serena Llinares (alejandro.serenalinares@zuyd.nl), coordinator of Jong Talentenklas Conservatorium Maastricht.
  • For Junior Jazz School at Conservatorium Maastricht contact Roderik Povel (roderik.povel@zuyd.nl), coordinator of Junior Jazz School Conservatorium Maastricht.

For the tuition fees and an overview of Junior Conservatorium Maastricht 2017/2018 options: click here.

If you opt for Junior Conservatorium Maastricht - Classical Music, we have great things in store for you. Apart from giving you a great education and plenty of advice, we will take you to concerts, on excursions, concert trips and to competitions. Every step we take together will be tailored to your potential and power for development. With our broad network and wealth of international contacts with conservatoires, music schools and (private) music teachers, we can offer you the best possible education.

So do not hesitate to apply and audition. After your audition we will decide if and how to proceed. Tuition fees depend on the individualised advice and, depending on the teaching package, range from €510 to €1900per year.

  • For Classical Preparatory Class & VOCO (preliminary studies), please contact Andre Seerden (andre.seerden@zuyd.nl), coordinator of Junior Conservatorium Maastricht.
  • For Jong Talentenklas Conservatorium Maastricht, Talentclass Conservatorium Maastricht (Classical) contact Alejandro Serena Llinares (alejandro.serenalinares@zuyd.nl), coordinator of Jong Talentenklas Conservatorium Maastricht.

  • COME-SEE-FEEL & HEAR JAZZ MUSIC !

    Would you like to learn to play, create and improvise music? Apply to the Jazz School of the Junior Conservatorium!

    For Junior Jazz School at Conservatorium Maastricht contact Roderik Povel (roderik.povel@zuyd.nl), coordinator of Junior Jazz School Conservatorium Maastricht.

    Are you in love with music and your instrument, and are you preparing for a future in music?

    The Jazz School of the Junior Conservatorium...

    ...is one of the finest preliminary courses for Jazz and Contemporary music in The Netherlands. Our jazz building in the centre of Maastricht, in the centre of the Euregion, situates us in a vibrant, fertile and international location for your musical education and development to achieve its full potential.

    At the Jazz School, we offer cutting edge lessons with experienced young professionals every Saturday. In addition, you will prepare for the entrance exam of our Bachelor's program in jazz.

    In the vast web of ‘Western' musical genres Pop, Rock, RnB, Rap, Soul, Funk, Blues, etc. Jazz is methodically the ideal music to get acquainted with all these styles.

    Jazz has many liberties compared to other styles of music. After all, you improvise and create! You compose and build a personal sound. This requires a great and thorough knowledge of the structure of jazz music and its building blocks. You will take that structure apart and learn to build it back up to make a musical sculpture of your own.

    APPLICATION DATE: 17 june. MORE INFO WILL FOLLOW SOON!

    Lessons

    When you apply, we will first arrange an introductory meeting and a (free) trial lesson with one of our teachers to see if you're up to the job.

    The course includes lessons such as:

    Band, Jazz theory in Context (J-TIC), A Life in Music, Free Improvisation and Voice Training, which support the individual development of each student: Alongside 28 weeks of group lessons you will receive 10 individual lessons. The Junior Jazz conservatorium is fundamentally a performance school. Students will spend most of their time playing or singing.

    Band
    This is the Jazz Performance Ensemble. You study repertoire and prepare for a concert with a coach, working on every aspect of jazz music imaginable; timing & phrasing, form, comping, voicings, improvisation, dynamics, and so on.

    Jazz-TIC: Jazz Theory in Context
    In this lesson you will be exploring the theoretical structure of Jazz Music in a hands-on way. Discovering the harmonic and melodic “spices” of Jazz and training aural skills are the core elements of this lesson.

    Free Improvisation
    In this class you will learn how ‘free’ free improvisation is and how to build up a piece of music from scratch. You will be playing with the “skeleton” of music, with all its bones and joints as its musical elements.

    Jazz Rhythm
    The single most important aspect of jazz music may well be it’s rhythm. In this lesson we will cover the basics of this music, you will learn about the miraculous phenomenon “swing”, you will study frequently used riffs and patterns, improve your sight reading skills, analyse tunes, etc. Using your arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, head and voice!

    Voice Training
    Whether you are a vocalist or an instrumentalist, singing is the perfect way to experience what music is really about. After all, the voice is the only instrument that is also a body part! In this course you will learn to use your voice to support your musical development. You will practise basic techniques, sing together and gain awareness of harmony, melody, rhythm and dynamics using this wonderful instrument.

    A Life in Music
    This course puts your musical performance in a historical and cultural context. We will talk about the origin of jazz and broaden your scope on music as culture and the professional field.

    MusicQuest
    Finding your way through the enormous amount of musical styles and enlarging your personal preferences is not that easy. In this lesson you will find and exchange new ways of searching for unknown music.

    Practical information

    When
    4 periods of 7 weeks on Saturdays between 10:00 - 14:00 from September till May, and therefore does not clash with secondary school timetables or school holidays. It is possible to join in later.

    Who
    The Jazz School caters for both secondary school students from the age of around 15 and up and for students who want to apply for the Bachelor's degree programme.

    The programme strives to cooperate with private and music school teachers, and with secondary education, as much as possible.

    Tuition Fees
    Download the tuition fees for Junior Conservatorium Maastricht in English. The Jazz School receives financial support from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences within the framework of talent development. Ask about the options for extended individual lessons!

    Application
    Please contact coordinator Roderik Povel or +316 245 28 758 for application, trial lessons, information about the study & performance level, and so on.

    Teaching staff
    Tim Daemen- J-TIC/Band
    Roderik Povel- Jazz Rhythm, A life in music, Free Impro
    Greg Torunski- J-TIC/Band

    Guests
    Carlo Nardozza - Band
    Geert Roelofs - Band
    Ellen Bliek - Voice Training
    Jos Heutmekers - J-TIC
    Marc Huynen - Band

    Jazz School Junior Conservatorium Maastricht

        Musical preparation to an international standard
        Play in a jazz band every week
        Lessons by young top musicians who are active professionals
        Free participation in various jazz projects, workshops and concerts
        Inspiring team environment & personal monitoring
        Lessons are in Dutch & English