Jazz & Pop


Recurring programme components include projects such as the Band In Residence, the Exchange Week and the Instrument2Days.

Band In Residence

During this week, the focus will be on playing music with others and making original music pieces yourself. Each year, members of a new ‘band in residence’ coach the students. Former bands include Snarky Puppy, Now vs Now and ICP Orchestra (in October 2017).

The American band Snarky Puppy as 'band in residence' in October 2013. The band members taught masterclasses, offered coaching to student ensembles, and more.


Jazz & Pop students spend a week working together with Music Theatre students and those of other art programmes at ArtEZ in Arnhem, such as Fine Art, Dance, Theatre and Creative Writing. This project stimulates students to think and work in an interdisciplinary setting.


During these two days, students from a major work together under the guidance of lecturers and renowned guest lecturers at one of the ArtEZ locations.

Oene van Geel in a group improv with our violin students.
Oene van Geel in a group improv with our violin students.

Exchange Week

Students can follow individual lessons with other major lecturers they choose themselves.

Composers Showreel

Only if you study the major Composition for Film & Theatre. 
During these projects you rewrite the music and sound effects of well-known movies.