Brass

The Academy of Music and Performing Arts offers four brass majors: horn, trumpet, trombone and euphonium
  • Horn

    Professors

    Fréderick Franssen
    Hans van der Zanden

    Jan van den Eijnden (coordinator vooropleiding)

  • Trumpet

    Professor

    Jacq Sanders

    About this main subject

    Studying trumpet at the AMPA is a challenge with many possibilities. Working on a career as a soloist, teacher, orchestral musician or a chamber music player is possible at your own descretion. It is also possible to choose specifically for cornet or flügelhorn as main instrument. These typical instruments are in danger of extinction so definitely worth studying!

    You will be trained to become a professional on your instrument with the highest possible musical and technical capabilities. The repertoire is very extensive and versatile thanks to the knowledge of the main subject teacher. His methodical knowledge is immense because of his years of work with all ages.

    Playing together with other musicians is an integral part of your studies. You will be part of the brass department, but we would also challenge you to think outside the box. Which surprising ensemble combinations can you think of? Perhaps a combination with woodwinds? Percussion? String players? Or would you like to perform alongside other artistic mediums like dance, theatre, or fine arts? It’s all possible and we can offer you the chance to create and develop your own ideas. This will help you to become an independent musician.

    In the Bachelor course you will have weekly lessons with your main teacher, a weekly ensemble coaching lesson, and a rehearsal with a pianist to work on solo repertoire. Of course, this is combined with interesting courses on music theory, cultural history, entrepreneurship and much more.

    In the Master’s course is the opportunity to shape your own educational plan. In addition to the important resaerch, it is also possible to broaden your insight into the instrument elsewhere, for example by specializing on natural trumpet.

    Welcome to this wonderful institute.

  • Trombone

    Professors

    Mark Boonstra

  • Euphonium

    Professor

    Robbert Vos


    About this main subject

    Are you interested in studying Euphonium? AMPA offers a specific course for this beautiful instrument! After all, there’s a reason why it is deemed the cello of brass instruments. Although the instrument is relatively new and often even unknown, there is a world of opportunities. Are you dreaming of a career as a soloist? An orchestral musician? An ensemble specialist? A teacher? Anything is possible!

    You will be trained to become a professional on your instrument with the highest possible musical and technical capabilities. The euphonium is an extremely versatile instrument, so there will be much attention towards the diverse stylistic possibilities. This includes studying the most famous and canonical repertoire for the instrument, but also more uncommon music to make you a well-rounded musician, who can adapt style, sound, articulation and musical approach to what is necessary or required in daily practice.

    Playing together with other musicians is an integral part of your studies. You will be part of the brass department, but we would also challenge you to think outside the box. Which surprising ensemble combinations can you think of? Perhaps a combination with woodwinds? Percussion? String players? Or would you like to perform alongside other artistic mediums like dance, theatre, or fine arts? It’s all possible and we can offer you the chance to create and develop your own ideas. This will help you to become an independent musician.

    In the Bachelor Course you will have weekly lessons with your euphonium teacher (Robbert Vos), a weekly ensemble coaching lesson, and a rehearsal with a pianist to work on repertoire. Of course, this is combined with interesting courses on music theory, cultural history, entrepreneurship and much more.

    In the Master’s Course, AMPA gives you the opportunity to shape your own educational plan. Do you want to focus on any specific subjects? Or would you like to specialise in teaching, solo playing or ensemble performance? It’s up to you!

    We hope to welcome you to our brand new euphonium class!

    Spanish translation About the course (PDF)