Recorder Department Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Oosterdokskade 151
1011 DL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel +31 (0)20 5277550
Fax+31 (0)20 6761506



Bachelor's Degree Programme

The principal-study teachers Jorge Isaac and Erik Bosgraaf plan their tuition in blocks ('BlokfluitBLOK'), concentrating their lessons in one week each month, during which attention is paid to all aspects of the principal study. See Program Structure for detailed information. Click to download the General Program and Credits for the Bachelor's Degree Programme Recorder (pdf file).

In the first year of the bachelor's programme, the propaedeutic year, which can be characterized as broad and general in scope, the foundation is laid for the rest of the study. Specific technical matters relating to playing, more interpretative aspects, and historical and contemporary literature are addressed; all these are examined in relation to solo playing and recorder consort and/or mixed chamber-music ensembles.

The richly varied selection of auxiliary subjects is inextricably linked, and considered equivalent, to the practically oriented part of the course. The BLOK has been put together in such a way that students can continue taking the other weekly scheduled lessons. Students may request to schedule principal private lessons. After four years, the practically oriented component will be concluded with a recital. During the study, students are encouraged to develop their own musical personalities. Distinct talents and goals can also result in the student continuing his/her studies in a Postgraduate Course programme.

Auxiliary subjects at the bachelor's level

There are a number of general subjects that apply to every discipline at the Conservatory (e.g. general solfège, analysis, theory, history, counterpoint). Contact the Conservatorium van Amsterdam if you require any further information about this topic.


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