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Jazz & Pop

  • Master's
  • 2 years, full-time
  • English
  • Zwolle

Being a successful musician nowadays means more than having talent and knowing your instrument: the field is constantly evolving, and old stories require new deliverance. Develop your own vision, sound and style as a professional music performer and curator with the two-year English-taught master’s course Jazz & Pop in Zwolle.

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Jazz & Pop

Why choose the master's course Jazz & Pop Zwolle?

Pioneer, inspire and touch

Discover how to communicate and relate to different - and new - audiences.

Develop as a professional

You create and broaden your own working environment, and innovate the professional musical field.

Conduct research in an interdisciplinary setting

You get to collaborate and do research with other master’s students of the Academy of Music in the Performance Lab: a unique environment focused on creativity, research and performance.

Learn from the best

You are taught by teachers and tutors with hands-on experience and up-to-date professional knowledge

Push the boundaries of music

You will expand the field of jazz and pop with renewed relevance, and explore innovative approaches to music.

Traditional and experimental

You will receive practical and pragmatic education, and have classes that are both traditional and experimental.

Excel in curating and performing with the master’s course Jazz & Pop Zwolle

As a master's student Jazz & Pop in Zwolle you develop into a highly skilled, proactive and flexible musician. The two-year course is built on curating and (per)forming identity: it provides you with the know-how and tools to showcase yourself in a rapidly changing work field and society. We challenge you to immerse in current developments and to construct new narratives. To collaborate within and outside your own discipline and to expand your network, looking beyond the boundaries of the familiar.

You will learn to design new performance practices and take on an entrepreneurial role. You organise concerts according to your vision: placing your work and cooperation with others within a more extensive research trajectory. You develop the skills and know-how for putting together a programme from the specific concerns of a musician, as opposed to a manager's. You learn to curate from artistry. Getting to know the field enables you to be creative and find new pathways – to take the lead and open doors.

Want to know more about this master's course? Take a look at this video, in which students and teachers tell more about the course.