Master Electronic Music Performance

Currently, electronic musicians everywhere are searching for ways to include more live elements in their performance and Jazz musicians are exploring the possibilities of electronic music.
The EMP (Electronic Music Performance) programme prepares you for a successful career at the junction of those two directions.
The idea is to get the sound directly from your head into songs and, more importantly: on stage. Produce music at a professional level and then perform it, in new creative ways, with talented musicians. Making the most of all the possibilities music technology has to offer.

Meet our team

Meet your lecturers

Frederik Tings

Music Production / Live Sound & Effects / Electronic Music Performance / Producing your own music

Frederik Tings is a musician, producer & composer from Germany, currently

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Paul Frick

EMP (guest teacher)

Paul Frick teaches the Electronic Music Performance (EMP) students in Extende

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Frank Wienk

Main Subject Electronic Music Performance (EMP)

Dutch producer, multi-instrumentalist and composer BINKBEATS – real name Fran

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STUDENT INTERVIEW - GEORGIEV ALEKSIEV

Electronic Music Performance

I am Georgi Aleksiev and I am the first student in the EMP course. I was born in Bulgaria but grew up in Belgium. I am an artist and producer, I studied jazz music, guitar, piano, vocals and drums in a music academy in Brussels. I produce pop, rock, reggae, house and many other genres and a lot of my work is already on streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music. Since my first year in the conservatory, I have been experimenting more and more with the jazz material that I study in class and apply it to my tracks, and also collaborating with different musicians in my year that also influence the songs with their ideas.

Curriculum

Master Electronic Music Performance

Curriculum Master Electronic Music Performance

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Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Main Subject and Components related to the Main Subject

27

22

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Main Subject

27

22

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Band & Performing

6

6

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Band & Performing

6

6

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Recording & Producing

2

2

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Introduction to Studio Recording & Music Production

2

2

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Composing & Arranging

2

2

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Find Your Own Music

2

2

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Tools in Creation

4

4

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Current Jazz

2

2

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Impro Lab

2

2

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Artistic Research

5

10

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Master Research

5

10

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Health & Well-being

1

1

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Health & Well-being

1

1

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International Career Center

5

5

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Music & Society

1

1

Your Art as a Business

2

2

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Personal Development Plan

2

2

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Teaching & Outreach Programme

2

2

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Outreach Programme

2

2

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Minor Modules Jazz

6

6

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Elective Modules

6

6

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Before you apply

Admission
requirements

Portfolio

Please, upload the following material on an internet platform (Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc.) and send a link (and password if needed!) to frederik.tings@zuyd.nl and jesse.passenier@zuyd.nl.

  • 3 own productions in a DAW (originals, send us mp3 or wav) or show us a live performance (link to video on your YouTube channel)
  • If you have a video or audio recording (ideally video) of your Bachelor Final Exam, please share that with us as well by adding a link to the video to your portfolio.
  • Videos should be uploaded to your YouTube channel (if you don’t have one, make one). Set your videos to ‘unlisted’ so only you and we can see them. IMPORTANT: DO NOT send the actual video(s): ONLY LINKS to the video(s)

 

 

“Live” Audition

Depending on your level, you will be invited for an online meeting with the teachers for an online “live” audition.

During the “live” audition, we will discuss your portfolio and you present us your vision. You should be ready to show your playing skills on your preferred instrument and piano (preferred instrument can of course be piano already). The main subject teachers also may take time to test your ears, as this is an important tool of an emp-er! The most important focus, however, will be on the quality of your writing and your vision!

The “live” audition should take 20 – 45 minutes.

Master Interview

Finally, after passing the live audition, you will be invited for an interview with the jazz master coordinator to discuss your study and research plans.

The master interview should take approximately 45 – 60 minutes