Bachelor Programme in Pop Music

The popular music programme focuses on the principal subjects of bass guitar, drums, guitar, keyboard and voice. Students are not limited in their study to these instruments, however; the principal study also covers music production/pop bands and the composers? lab: writing lyrics, arranging and studio work.

Future pop artists trained at the CvA will be versatile: their studies will focus on performance, pedagogy (in preparation for a career as e.g. a band instructor) and creative endeavours (e.g. music producer) and will promote the open-mindedness of enterprising artists.

Methods of instruction

* a combination of group lessons and private coachings
* ensembles (pop bands)
* lectures
* private keyboard practicum with tutor
* group work (composers' lab, studio)

Study programme

Programme structure and credits (PDF)

Accreditation and degree

The bachelor's programme in Pop Music is a track within the Bachelor Music. The quality of this programme has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that upon successful completion of the programme students will receive an accredited bachelor's degree in Music and the title Bachelor Music. Only accreditated degree programmes are listed in the Dutch central register of higher education programmes (CROHO).

More information on accreditation and degrees

Programme details

Study load
240 EC

Study length
4 years, full-time

Language of instruction
Dutch and English

CROHO code
34739 (B Music)

Title
Bachelor of Music

Teachers

guitar
Opens external link in new windowJack Pisters + composition, methodology, coordinator
Marcel Singor + ensembles
Opens external link in new windowArnold van Dongen
Opens external link in new windowRené van Barneveld + ensembles
Opens external link in new windowMartijn van Agt

bass guitar
Opens external link in new windowManuel Hugas + ensembles
Arto Boyadjian + advanced, freestyle and style bands
Opens external link in new windowIvo Severijns + ensembles, methodology
Lené te Voortwis

keyboards
Wiboud Burkens + ensembles
Opens external link in new windowNico Brandsen + ensembles
Opens external link in new windowJoost van den Broek + arranging, methodology
Opens external link in new windowMartin van den Oetelaar + programming, band coaching

drums
Oscar Kraal + ensembles
Erik Hoeke + ensembles
Ruben van Roon + ensembles, methodology

voice
Monique Bakker
Renée van Dongen
undefinedBodhi Sykora
Ricardo Burgrust
Stanley Clementina

studio
Attie Bauw studio technique, recording lab
Maurice Bom studio technique, recording lab
Bram Bol OSB, band rotation and band coaching, studio
Hans Weekhout
Pepijn Stutterheim

theory
René Brijker DOK III, internships
undefinedBlanka Pesja art & literature, lyric lab
Kirsten Schneider harmony at the piano, theoretical subjects
Opens external link in new windowFlip van der Enden music history
Eran Har Even
Christian Pabst
Jaimie van Hek
Claus Tofft
Jegor van Opdorp

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