Maartje Meijer appointed as new Deputy Director of Conservatorium van Amsterdam

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The board of directors is pleased to announce that Maartje Meijer will be joining the team as Deputy Director (Classical Music department and the Music in Education department). Together with Director Okke Westdorp and Deputy Director Joachim Junghanss the board of directors is complete again.

Maartje Meijer (1985) has an extensive track record within the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She studied jazz vocals and piano at CvA and has held positions as a teacher, coordinator of the Junior Jazz College, and project leader. She is currently completing the European Executive MBA in Brussels.

"We are very much looking forward to working with Maartje," said Okke Westdorp. "She has extensive expertise and a broad perspective on music education. She complements the current team excellently and brings new perspectives on educational policy from her versatile background."

"I am proud to take on this special position," says Maartje. "I have come to know the Conservatorium from many perspectives: as a student, teacher, coach, and in (project) leadership. This wealth of experience has only strengthened my bond with the institution. It is a great honour to work with such passionate and skilled colleagues, and I look forward to playing a positive role in the future of CvA."

We wish Maartje much success in her new role.

More about Maartje Meijer
Maartje Meijer (1985) is a driven musician and versatile leader with an impressive portfolio in the world of music and higher education. She studied jazz vocals and piano at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and is currently completing a European Executive MBA in Brussels.

Maartje's career is characterised by a strong educational vision, artistry, and great reflective ability. As a performing musician and bandleader, she has performed at renowned festivals and venues both domestically and internationally. She has presented her compositions at venues such as the Bimhuis, Concertgebouw, TivoliVredenburg, and the North Sea Jazz Festival, as well as in Tallinn, Salzburg, and New York. As an arranger and conductor, she has worked for the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Jong JOC, Ruben Hein, Josée Koning, Dienst Zonder God (Rode Hoed), and internationally with Matthew Herbert (United Kingdom).

Her artistic versatility is evident in her genre-transcending compositions commissioned for literature and poetry events, such as the Joost Zwagermanlezing and the recent laudation for Anjet Daanje during the Haagse Literatuurprijzen.