study bass clarinet

Fie Schouten – professor bass Fie Schouten© Annelies van der Vegtclarinet at the Prins Claus Conservatoire in Groningen


You can do the BACHELOR and the MASTERprogram and you can have bass clarinetlessons as a SECONDARY subject at the Prince Claus Conservatoire.
Classical and jazz-students can apply for the study.
You will be involved in interesting projects and get an overview of the history of the instrument and large repertoire written for this beautiful instrument.

About the Prince Claus Conservatoire:
Both the bachelor of Music and the Music in Education programs of Prince Claus Conservatoire got the qualification TOPprogramme by the Dutch Keuzegids Hbo 2017. The Music program ranked a shared 1st place. The results are based on both student and expert opinions.

Recommendation by Harry Sparnaay:
Often people ask me if i’m still teaching. No, but don’t worry: there are some fantastic possiblities to study the bass clarinet.
When you want to go to Holland: there is Fie Schouten teaching at the Prins Claus Conservatoire. She is a great player, open minded, always forward-looking, one of my former students i’m very proud of.”

Schouten was guestprofessor at:
Codarts Rotterdam, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, Chicago academy of the Arts, Estonian academy of the Arts Tallinn.

Are you the owner of such a beautiful and quite expensive instrument? Get the most out of it!
If you do not own an instrument:
there are 2 Buffet bass clarinets until low C availeble for students.
There are also 2 Buffet bassethorns until low C availeble for students.

About the study and the entry-exam
Practical information for international – EU and non-EU – students here
Tuition fees and scholarships here

Some activities initiated by Fie Schouten and different collegues, together with students:


17 february 2018 10-16 Open Day information


Masterclass with Julia Wolfe & performance of her piece Believing

Vienna 2017 (as a guestteacher at the University for Music and Performing Arts) > listen to the concert of 19.may.2017

Working with Jelte Althuis (bass clarinetist of the reedquintet Calefax)
Workshop about reparing your clarinet given by Karsten Gloger
Concerts with teachers & students outside school

Ensemble cond. Fie Schouten march 2017
Interface – Calliope Tsoupaki

Sounds of Music Festival Groningen 2016
Masterclass with Helmut Oehring & performance of his piece Angelus Novus

Festival OnWings Groningen, Fie Schouten & students
Masterclass with Jacob ter Veldhuis & performance of his piece Drahtgeflecht

Oosterpoort Groningen, Fie Schouten & students

Guestteachers Duo Stump-Linshalm (AT) in trio with Fie Schouten

Basklarinet Festival, concert @ Gaudeamus Utrecht, Fie Schouten & students

Sounds of Music 2015
Masterclass with Theo Loevendie & performance of his piece Bons

Woodwindday 2015, Fie Schouten & students