Composing & Arranging
In our Bachelor’s programme in Composing, Arranging & Performing (CAP), you will learn composing and arranging techniques, and how to perform your work. You will learn to develop musical concepts and shape your artistic identity. Focusing on jazz, you will find yourself in an open-minded setting where you are free to explore your own musical interests. We intend to prepare you for the world of commissions, finding your own way in music.
You will have both main subject, individual and group lessons. In the CAP group, collaboration is key. At least once a year, you will contribute actively to a joint production with your fellow students, which will give you real-life practice.
Create and prepare your own music: develop that first idea into finished compositions and arrangements, and then get ready to rehearse and perform your own projects! Become a band leader and conductor of (small and big) bands and ensembles of varying sizes, on stage or in the studio.
Before you apply
Portfolio and Material
Your composing & arranging portfolio and material should be shared with an online download link.
- A representative selection of your compositions and/or arrangements.
- Diversity in style (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Crossover etc.) and line-up (i.e. for 2-5 Horns + Rhythm Section, Vocals/Choir, Strings/Woodwinds, Mix of Acoustic Instruments and Electronic/Sequencer/Sounds etc.) is recommended yet not compulsory
- Scores, Leadsheets and Recordings (mp4) of your selection (pdf, sibelius or xml files)
- Your resume
- Motivation letter
Please upload the following material on an internet platform (Dropbox, WeTransfer etc.) and send a link and password to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
In case that your material is selected you will get an invitation for an online theory test and if necessary, an online meeting with the main subject teachers.