study bass clarinet/contemporary clarinet

Fie Schouten – professor bass clarinet, contemporary clarinet at the Prins Claus Conservatoire in Groningen



BACHELOR + MASTER program or bass clarinetlessons as a SECONDARY subject.
Classical and jazz-students can apply for the study.
2 bass clarinets + 2 bassethorns are available for students (if you do not own an instrument.

Schouten gave masterclasses at:
Low Clarinet Festival (International Clarinet Association), USA (2022)
Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance, Israël (2019)
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Tallinn, Estonia (2018)
Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, Austria (2017)
Chicago academy of the Arts, USA (2016)
Codarts Rotterdam, NL (2015-2016)
Peru, El Clarinete en Latinoamerica (2012)

Recommendation by Harry Sparnaay (1944-2017):
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.”

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

21 nov 2022 – Evan Ziporyn at Prince Claus Conservatoire
working on his clarinet4tet Hive and groupimprovisation

12, 13 nov 2022 Beeststerzwaag & Assen
Hive by Evan Ziporyn

rehearsing Coliseum by Pierre Jodlowski (F); working with the composer and performance soundsofmusic festival 3 nov 2022
Carla Costeira sopraansaxofoon, Femke van den Bergh (bas)klarinet, Maria Navarro fluit, Nerea Gimeno Pelaez viool, Laura de Armas Fernandez cello, Bea Galán piano, Albert González Garcia percussie, Patricia Swart live electronics

sept.22 preparations concerts with woodwindclass

26.4.22 Prince Claus Conservatoire Groningen
Masterclass with guestteachers Guus Janssen and Jelte Althuis

17.11.21 19:00 Prince Claus Conservatoire Groningen
20.11.21 15:00 Church Beetsterzwaag
Concerts by the woodwindclass; students & teachers
In the picture: performing Watching Ali! by Claudio Puntin, Digit #2 by Mayke Nas

soundsofmusic festival 2021
Performance by students Concerto no.9 van Maxim Shalygin
2.11.21 16:00 Grand Theatre Groningen
3.11.21 12:00  Oosterpoort Groningen

soundsofmusic festival 2020
Fie Schouten worked with students of PCC on Stirrings Still of Rebecca Saunders, performance in Grand Theatre 3.nov.2020

soundsofmusic festival 2019

composer/musician Anna Meredith (UK) @PCC Groningen
Fie Schouten & students worked with the composer and performed her music
Origami Songs for ensemble > listen to our performance
Four to the Floor for 4 bass clarinets

fotos: KNELIS

may 2019, guest @ Jerusalem Academy for Music & Dance
febr 2019 guests from Tallinn in Groningen:

soundsofmusic festival 2018 – Masterclass & concert with composer Clara Ianotta (D/I), works Limun and Al di là del bianco in Prins Claus Conservatoire & Grand Theatre Groningen

2018 guest at Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Tallinn, after working on Tierkreis by Stockhausen

soundsofmusic festival 2017 in Groningen, masterclass with Julia Wolfe (USA) & performance of her piece Believing

2017 (as a guestteacher at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna) > 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, Oosterpoort march 2017
Interface – Calliope Tsoupaki

soundsofmusic festival Groningen 2016
Masterclass with Helmut Oehring (D) & performance of his piece Angelus Novus

Festival OnWings 2016 Groningen, Fie Schouten & students
Masterclass with Jacob ter Veldhuis & performance of his piece Drahtgeflecht

Oosterpoort Groningen, Fie Schouten & students

2016 Guestteachers Duo Stump-Linshalm (AT) in trio with Fie Schouten

Basklarinet Festijn 2016, concert @ Gaudeamus Utrecht, Fie Schouten & students

soundsofmusic festival 2015
Masterclass with Theo Loevendie & performance of his piece Bons @Prince Claus Conservatoire, Grand Theatre

Woodwindday 2015, Fie Schouten & students