Netherlands, Utrecht

The Art of Playing Carillon

when 1 July 2019 - 5 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 400

The course offers a musical introduction and training into the field of Dutch Carillon Music. The Low Countries (former Northern part of France, Belgium and the Netherlands) are famous when it comes to different kinds of Churchmusic. Even today, in a secular society, churches are in the center of musical life in the Netherlands. In this course we will give you a practical and historical inside view into the world of playing carillon in the city of Utrecht and the near surroundings.

The Lieve Vrouwe church in Amersfoort and the Utrecht Dom church will be the center of our attention this week. The carillon of these churches are famous in the Netherlands. Teachers and students of HKU Utrecht Conservatory will guide you during workshops and tours on several instruments in and around these cities.
The main goal of this course is giving you the opportunity to discover carillon as a powerful musical instrument in modern urban society. We expect you to be interested in this quest and to have practical basic skills in playing carillon.

1. Academic track: lectures and workshops on dedicated topics regarding history of carillon music in the Netherlands.
2. Practical training: Workshops on playing carillon on pre-bachelor or bachelor level.
3. Practical research: by making a short presentation about your personal quest into the connection between your musical environment and carillon playing.

Course leader

Jos Schillings

Target group

Organ or carillon students on an advanced level and other conservatory students who want to know more about carillon playing.

Course aim

The main goal of this course is giving you the opportunity to discover carillon as a powerful musical instrument in modern urban society. We expect you to be interested in this quest and to have practical basic skills in playing carillon.

Fee info

EUR 400: Course fee

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