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CvA Reach Out Programme

CvA Reach Out aims to help musicians who endeavor to start or continue their professional music education, but no longer have the opportunity to do so within their country of origin. The programme is open to all refugee music students. Our range of support includes free music lessons, extended application deadlines and late auditions, assistance with the application process, and assistance with English language courses.

CvA Reach Out Sundays
Every Sunday we will open our doors and offer free music lessons, workshops, and other facilities and means of support to registered refugees living (temporarily) in the Netherlands to help with the continuation of their studies or the start of their (higher) music education. 

CvA Reach out Sundays will start on May 1st.

For whom?

CvA Reach Out is for Registered Refugees, living (temporarily) in the Netherlands who are:

youngsters between the ages of 8 and 18 who have had music lessons in their country of origin, providing:

  • free lessons on Sundays at CvA by experienced staff and/or alumni.
  • lessons will be between 30-45 minutes, depending on age and skill level
  • the program will take place initially until summer, possibly extending after summer
  • advanced and talented pupils still in primary or secondary school can enter the Sweelinck AcademyJunior Jazz College or the Young Pop Academy
  • social meeting place with lunch provided between 12.00-14.00h

Students previously enrolled in professional music studies in their country of origin, providing:

  • option for application extension until June 1st
  • possibility for acceptance in an advanced year within the curriculum, pending skill assessment
    • when the level is compatible with the level for studies at CvA: possibility for acceptance in a higher year within the curriculum
  • pending acceptance: lessons to bridge the gap until the commencement of studies.
  • options for practicing at CvA or common network (outside of rush hours, meaning 8.00-10.00h and after 19.00h)
  • pending skill assesment (for those who stay in the region of Amsterdam) lessons in order to prepare students for study at other conservatories or universities

Prospective students applying for studies at CvA, providing:

  • assistance with application for studies
  • pending acceptance: lessons to bridge the gap until the commencement of studies.
  • options for practicing at CvA or common network (outside of rush hours, meaning 8.00-10.00h and after 19.00h)

To find out how and if we can help you, please fill out the application form. We will do our best to find a place for you within this programme, or help you find the right music school or organization for your specific question or situation.

CvA Reach Out Coordination - Didel Bish

Didel Bish has worked for multiple NGOs, international music festivals, the Johns Hopkins University, as well as for the European Court of Auditors. She holds a Master of Laws degree in European Law and Global Affairs. Didel is also a professional pianist and alumna of the CvA. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Music under David Kuyken and a Performance degree under Ellen Mack from the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, USA.

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