Head of Classical Music & Music in Education
Okke Westdorp (1981) studied French horn at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and Organisation, Culture and Management at Utrecht University. In addition to his position as a member with the Residentie Orkest he was a subsitute with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble. After finishing his career as a musician, he worked as a fundraiser for the Residentie Orkest and went on to become an executive at Codarts. Additionally, Okke holds several managerial functions. In 2015 Okke Westdorp was appointed Head of Classical Music at Codarts School of the Arts in Rotterdam, having been manager for the Jazz, Pop and World Music Departments at this institution before. As of September 1st, 2017, he is Associate Director / Head of the Classical Deaprtment at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.