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Hans Leenders

Hans Leenders (born 1965) teaches Organ at Conservatorium Maastricht. In addition, he teaches Gregorian chant and choral conducting at the annual Kurt Thomas conducting course in Utrecht and Gregorian chant at the specialist training programme with Unisono. He previously taught church music at the Utrecht School of the Arts and music history at Conservatorium Maastricht.

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Marcel Verheggen

Marcel Verheggen (born 1961) has taught Organ at Conservatorium Maastricht since 2002, and frequently gives masterclasses in the Netherlands and abroad. He studied Organ and Music Theory at Conservatorium Maastricht, attended several international masterclasses, and continued his Organ studies under Guy Bovet in Switzerland.

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Curriculum

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Admission

General admission requirements

Specific admission requirements Organ


Recital pieces
At least four organ works from different style periods, preferably including a trio, to be chosen from:
• A pre-Bach piece
• J.S. Bach:
o One chorale prelude from Das Orgelbüchlein, or one of the eight short preludes and fugues previously attributed to J.S. Bach.
• A trio:
o G.A. Sorge, J.G. Vierling, J.L. Krebs or by a composer of choice
• A Romantic work, at the level of difficulty of:
o Guilmant, L’Organiste Pratique, L’Organiste Liturgiste
o M. Reger: Chorales from Opus 135a
• A 20th/21st century work, at the level of difficulty of:
o J. Alain, the short works
o Ch. Tournemire , Petites Fleurs Musicales
o H.Fr. Micheelsen - Das Holsteinische Orgelbuch
o de Klerk - Octo Fantasiae Super Themata Gregoriana

Sight-reading
Sight-reading at the level of 44 Chorale zum Preambulieren by J. Christoph Bach, Bärenreiter Verlag.

Improvisation
Optional