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
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
Auxiliary subjects at the bachelor's level
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.