Netherlands, Utrecht

Dutch Organ and Carillon Music

when 24 August 2020 - 28 August 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 450

The course offers a musical introduction and training into the field of Dutch Carillon and Organ Music. The Low Countries (former Northern part of France, Belgium and the Netherlands) are famous for the way in which music resounds in churches as well as from belltowers. 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 organ and carillon in the city of Utrecht and the near surroundings.

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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 and/or Organ.

1. Academic track: lectures and workshops on dedicated topics regarding history of carillon and organ music in the Netherlands.

2. Practical training: Workshops on playing carillon / organ 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 / organ playing.

Course leader

Jos Schillings & Frans Haagen

Target group

For professionals and performers on a bachelor and master level. 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 either playing organ or carillon.

Fee info

EUR 450: Course + course materials
EUR 200: Housing fee

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