It is with sadness that we have learned of the passing of Jan Schut, former teacher at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. From 2003 to 2018 Jan Schut taught Conducting Concert and Brass Bands as a principal subject, transferring his knowledge and skills to the next generations of concert and brass band conductors.
Jan Schut was a versatile and enthusiastic trumpetist, conductor and educator. He conducted the KLM Harmonie, the Shell Harmonie Amsterdam, the brassband Alkmaar Brass, and the Noordhollands Fanfare Orkest. He produced over one hundred educational TV programmes for national television. He also worked as sound director and he produced items on composers Johan de Meij and Jan van der Roost.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.