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Rotterdam Conservatorium

The Rotterdam Conservatorium offers the highest quality of a wide range of study programmes. For example: Classical Music, Jazz/Fusion, Latin/Latin Jazz/Brazilian, Argentinean Tango, Flamenco, Indian music, Turkish music (with reservations), Pop, Composition/arranging, Music production, Music theatre or Music in Education. At this academy, you will easily come into contact with different styles of music, with students of different countries and foremost with highly motivated and dedicated teachers who enjoy an excellent international reputation in their field of expertise.

The Rotterdam Conservatorium has a longstanding history, dating back to 1930. It has grown into one of the largest academies in the Netherlands with many students receiving vocational training (Higher Vocational Education - HBO) and many in preparatory training.

For a very long time the Rotterdam Conservatorium has enjoyed an excellent reputation both at home and abroad. The academy owes its good name to the top quality it offers in a wide range of subjects, geared to the requirements of the international professional practice. This offers students the opportunity to get in touch with different styles of music in an international environment with students from all continents and teachers enjoying international fame.

The Rotterdam Conservatorium has partnerships with prominent foreign institutions like the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon , the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki , the Centro Flamenco Paco Peña in Córdoba, the University of New Orleans , the National Centre for Performing Arts in Bombay and the Instituto Cubano de la Música in Havana.

Please note that the above list is for information only and that in most cases, exchanges with these institutions are solely open to full time degree seeking students at Codarts.

NOTE: The exchange with Codarts is only for Music Students; audition is required.

Programs in English


Rotterdam Jazz Academy

  • Jazz/Fusion in bass guitar, double bass, drums, flute, guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and voice
  • Composition/Arranging

Rotterdam World Music Academy

  • Flamenco guitar
  • Northern Indian classical music
  • Latin
  • African-Caribbean and Brazilian
  • Argentinian Tango
  • Turkish folk music

Rotterdam Pop Academy

  • Voice
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Keyboards
  • Drums
  • Songwriting
  • Music theory
  • Didactics
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship

Rotterdam Classical Music Academy

  • Instrumental and Vocal
  • Composition
  • Music theory
  • Conducting