Conservatorium Maastricht, very international in its composition, is a closeknit community. We work towards one common goal: to let our students blossom, in an amicable atmosphere, into excellent musicians whose energy and creativity offer a valuable contribution to the international world of music and to society.
The Jazz programme of Conservatorium Maastricht has been acclaimed as one of the top degree programmes in the Netherlands.
We challenge you to get out of your comfort zone. Spark your imagination and encourage you to develop your own individual sound. That one style that makes you stand out and brings you recognition. That versatile musical idiom you use to set the tone. Playing jazz requires creativity. The ability to see beyond your own boundaries. To let go and then regain control. In lessons, but also during special theme days, workshops, projects, and masterclasses by internationally renowned guest lecturers, we explore styles, musicians or bands, rhythms and concepts.
The Jazz programme offers the following main subjects: Bass Guitar & Double Bass, Composing & Arranging, Electronic Music Performance, Drums & Percussion, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet and Vocals. During your studies, (big) band playing will be at the centre of your artistic training and your individual learning and development process. Jazz at Conservatorium Maastricht is jazz in the broadest sense of the word: classic jazz, bebop, hot, cool, swing, vocalese, mainstream and all jazz-related styles such as Afro-Cuban, Latin, funk, R&B, fusion and crossover pop. Jazz is improvisation in any form. Composing, arranging, recording and producing are an important part of the programme. Currently, electronic musicians everywhere search for ways to include more live elements in their music. Jazz musicians explore the possibilities of electronic music.