Bachelor
Trumpet

Do you want to become an all-round jazz and commercial trumpet player?  Do you want to play that great jazz solo that sounds like the 'masters' or even better… sound like yourself? Do you want to be able to offer the groovy precision that a studio gig demands? Or play lead trumpet in a professional big band? You may also want to teach others to do all this. Whatever your personal goal, Conservatorium Maastricht is the perfect place to guide you towards it. 
Through advanced modern trumpet techniques and advanced harmonic knowledge, you will work on your own musical profile with the professional, future ‘playing field’ in mind.
During the four-year Bachelor’s programme, you will be offered a combination of practical and theoretical courses, our weekly big band and many combo rehearsals. You will be challenged to play all kinds of different jazz and pop/commercial styles. You will also benefit from masterclasses by internationally renowned players.
Our trumpet teachers’ extensive experience in playing at the highest level, combined with their teaching skills, have proven to take students to highly regarded playing and teaching positions.
The historical city of Maastricht, with its numerous jam sessions, jazz festival, and the international proximity to Belgium, Germany and even France, offers plenty of opportunities to cross borders and connect with fellow musicians. 
So why not study at the Jazz department of Conservatorium Maastricht and turn your passion, ambitions and dreams into a reality!

Meet our team

Meet your lecturers

Rob Bruynen

Jazz Trumpet (& Lead Trumpet)

Rob Bruynen (born 1961) has played with countless world-renowned musicians, i

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Carlo Nardozza

Jazz Trumpet / Band Coaching / Big Band Trumpet section / Big Band

Carlo Nardozza studied music in Maastricht with Rob Bruynen, Claudius Valk an

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Curriculum

Curriculum

Major Trumpet

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Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Main Subject aand Components related to the Main Subject

25

17

38

42

Main Subject Trumpet

22

14

35

39

Section Big Band

3

3

3

3

Band Performing

10

10

10

10

Band

10

10

10

10

Composing & Arranging

6

Arranging Jazz

6

Recording & Producing

2

2

1

Studio Recording

1

Capturing and Shaping Sound

2

2

Tools in Creation

18

18

Aural Skills Jazz

6

6

Applied Theory Combo

1

1

Choir Jazz (general)

1

Theoretical Analysis Jazz

6

6

Rhythmic Solfège Jazz

1

Percussion & Pulse

2

Applied Piano Jazz

3

3

Research & Development Skills

2

2

Critical Listening

2

2

Health & Well-being

1

1

Health & Well-being

1

1

International Career Center

2

2

2

2

Your Art as a Business

2

2

2

2

Teaching & Outreach Programme

2

Basic Teaching Skills Lectures

1

Basic Teaching Skills Instrument Specific Methodology

1

Minor

9

6

Elective Modules

9

6

Before you apply

Admission
requirements

Video Requirements

Share your un-edited video recording links in the portfolio. Videos should be uploaded to your YouTube channel ( if you don’t have one, make one). Set your videos to ‘unlisted’ so only you and we can see them. IMPORTANT: DO NOT send the actual video(s): ONLY LINKS to the video(s)
 

  • Videos should have good audio quality, where we can hear your playing very well. You can make separate short videos or one longer one.
  • The candidate presents him/herself in English at the start of the video
  • The video is maximum 10 minutes long

Recital pieces

Performing several jazz standards from “The Real Book”, for example:

  • I love you
  • Autumn leaves
  • One note samba

Play an etude, for example:

  • H. Duhem : 24 Études
  • F. Werner : 20 Études
  • F. Clodemir : Études Chantantes

You also need to know (not to include in the video).

All major and minor scales, covering the entire range of the instrument and corresponding three-fold and four-fold chords, including the dominant, major and minor 7th chord; ability to demonstrate the above using different playing styles.
Prima Vista: prima vista playing to a satisfactory standard (jazz-specific).
 

In case that your material is selected you will get an invitation for an online theory test and if necessary, an online meeting with the main subject teachers.