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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen Jazz
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen


Groningen, Netherlands

4 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

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Study a Bachelor's in Jazz in the Netherlands

Our Jazz Programme ‘New York Comes to Groningen’, offered by Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, is unique in the world for two reasons:
1. Alongside the strong Groningen staff, top New York artists travel to Groningen to teach in our programme on a rotating schedule. Every week of the year, you’ll be able to learn from another New York artist, allowing you to develop yourself into a professional jazz artist.
2. All students (bachelor and master) work with all of the NY-artists, irrespective of the student’s instrument. Bachelor’s courses include theory, ear training, composing, arranging and a wide variety of workshops. In addition, there are ongoing weekly lessons from a world-class Dutch faculty.

Programme structure
You start performing publicly from day one. The emphasis is on expanding your stage experience. You also learn to play the piano in order to better understand musical theory. You participate in studio projects and you follow courses in jazz arranging and composition. Your main instrument and the New York faculty classes are the focus throughout your entire study programme.

In addition to your private lessons, you will play in various ensembles. We also organise a trip to New York every year. The didactic subjects and musical entrepreneurship are offered in the second and third year. At the end of the fourth year you will conclude your studies with a final concert, displaying the musical vision that you have developed. We have no limitations in terms of instruments. Basically every instrument is admissible.


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