HKU Utrechts Conservatorium offers a place to grow, both as musician and as a person. You develop yourself by encountering others and permanent dialogue – with yourself, as well as with fellow students, teachers, the public and professionals from the field. Multiple voices, and the ability to work from multiple perspectives, in ever-changing contexts, are at the centre of our education.
Room to growth
Of course, we teach you how to master your instrument or your voice. But we also nurture your imagination: who you can be as a musician and human being. The stories you have to tell and the various contexts in which they can be told. You get to know others, your audience, and the meaning you can provide as musician. With new music that only you can make, in your own special way. The starting point of this development is you. We see you, your story, your inspiration and talents, your creativity. We offer you the room and the guidance to grow further.
The power of dialogue
At HKU Utrechts Conservatorium you develop yourself through interaction. You encounter both yourself as well as the people around you. We believe in the power of dialogue; believe that we learn more from a mutual conversation than by only listening. That learning to reflect is more valuable than just memorising facts. And similarly, learning how to give and receive feedback goes beyond simply criticizing. People don’t learn from taking them by the hand, but by encouraging them to take their own steps forward. In a safe environment where everyone can and dares to be themselves.