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Open Day
January 21st, 2023
An open day is a great way to experience what it is like to study at Fontys and learn more about the study programme live on campus. Do you want to keep informed about our open days? Please let us know and we will send you an e-mail when you can register.

Upcoming open days: January 21, March 11 (Tilburg, Venlo, Sittard) and March 12 (Eindhoven, Den Bosch, Utrecht) 2023.

General information about AMPA

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Webinar - October 12, 2022

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We are happy to help you with your choice of study. You can e-mail all your questions.

Do you want to stand out in your own musical discipline? Do you want to play in ensembles and create music together? Do you want to work hard, be creative and collaborate with other art disciplines? Then come and study at the internationally oriented professional Bachelor’s programme of AMPA: putting your musical talent to work!

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Michael van Dijk, alumnus AMPA

Meet a few international AMPA students
Meet a few Jazz students
Meet AMPA

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Online test Jazz History and Research by lecturer Koen Graat

About this assignment:
In Jazz History and Research we will focus both on the past and the present. We will be looking at different jazz styles, key figures, and influential (musical) movements that are part of the jazz history. But we will also make the connection with the present. Students will have to visit concerts and prepare a presentation with a focus on contemporary musicians. All together we will be approaching jazz as music of the present, and not only as music of the past. The course and tests will help you to improve and enrich your aesthetical awareness as a musician.

Click HERE and make the Online test Jazz History and Research. Good luck!

About lecturer Koen Graat: he works as a programmer for the festivals November Music and Jazz in Duketown and the venues Paradox and Verkadefabriek. Furthermore he is a writer for the magazine Jazzism, and is often asked to participate in commissions and juries. Jazz History and Research is part of the programme in the first and second year, and gives you a broader view of developments in music. It is complementary to other classes you will attend, both theoretical and pratical.

Ambience photo Fontys

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Contemporary Music Days 2020

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Alumnus Sanne Rambags

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Virtual tour Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts