study bass clarinet/contemporary clarinet

Fie Schouten – professor at the Prins Claus Conservatoire in Groningen, Classical & Jazz Department
Bass clarinet, contemporary clarinet

You can do:
• Bachelor – info
• Pre Master (1 year) – info
• Master Degree (Performance or NAIP) – info
• Secondary subject (for clarinet or saxophone students)
• Erasmus exchange (1 or 2 semesters)  – info
If you do not own a (bass) clarinet, there are instruments available for students.

Schouten gave masterclasses at:
Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, Austria (2017, 2024)
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)
Chicago academy of the Arts, USA (2016)
Codarts Rotterdam, NL (2015-2016)
Peru, El Clarinete en Latinoamerica (2012)

Series of online lessons on contemporary pieces can be found at Gallery of Tones.

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:


Fie Schouten + Femke IJlstra (sax) & studenten van Prins Claus Conservatorium
Muziek van Micha Hamel, Calliope Tsoupaki, Ton de Leeuw, Elliot Carter, David Salleras

• 12 mei
2024, 15u Podium Zuidhaege Assen
• 10 mei 2024, 12:30 Tivoli-Vredenburg Utrecht live & livestream
• 6 april 2024, 15u Olterterp St.Hippolytuskerk, Cultbee
Leeuwarder Courant: “Verfrissend Lenteconcert” lees helemaal


7.11.23 European Clarinet Congress, Fontys Tilburg 
Bass clarinets of Prince Claus Conservatoire
Fie Schouten, Femke van den Bergh, Amy Zuidema, Chris Watt
Buste by Paul Termos, Four to the floor by Anna Meredith, Trotzig by Petra Stump-Linshalm, Creep of Radiohead arr. by Cornelius Boots

12 nov 2023 Eenrum Participatory Concert
concert met docenten & studenten Prins Claus Conservatorium
Zinderend Laag bastrombones & basklarinetten

soundsofmusic festival 2023 – 2 concerts + masterclass

31 oct Grand Theatre Groningen
Georges Aperghis – Mouvement pour quintette
Studentensemble Prins Claus Conservatorium:
Beatriz Bertalotto, violin, Julia Baas viola, Nina Delzescaux cello, Geert Omta piano, Stephanie Tan clarinet (cond by Fie Schouten)
Lightdesign by students of Minerva Academy
Manon Dessainte, Eva Hoogenberg, Finn Hoppen, Maria Oost, Kai Phan (and their teacher André Pronk)

1 nov Oosterpoort Groningen
Georges Aperghis – Mouvement pour quintette
Beatriz Bertalotto, violin, Julia Baas viola, Nina Delzescaux cello, Geert Omta piano, Stephanie Tan clarinet (cond by Fie Schouten)

Masterclass by Carl Rosman 30.11.23

1 okt 2023 Participatory Concert Woodwinds in Oosterpoort Groningen
with music by Paul Termos (Buste), Radiohead/Cornelius Boots (Creep) and much more


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

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

soundsofmusic festival 3 nov 2022 – 2 concerts + working with the composer

rehearsing Coliseum by Pierre Jodlowski (F); working with the composer and performance
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


Participatory concerts
 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 – 2 concerts and working with the composer

Performance by students of PCC
Concerto no.9
by Maxim Shalygin
2.11.21 16:00 Grand Theatre Groningen
3.11.21 12:00  Oosterpoort Groningen

Fie Schouten conductor
Thore Gulden flute/picc , Fabiana Lazazzara oboe, Femke van de Bergh (bass) clarinet, Belen Pérez violin, Andreia Martins Florindo viola, Queralt Rodriguez Gascons cello, Tadas Čeliauskas double bass, Diana Milena Acosta Cruz piano, Zweitze van der Heide percussion


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 – 2 concerts and working with the composer
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

may 2019, guest @ Jerusalem Academy for Music & Dance

febr 2019 guests from Tallinn in Groningen


soundsofmusic festival 2018Masterclass & 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

Workshop about reparing your clarinet given by Karsten Gloger


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

2016, Oosterpoort Groningen, Fie Schouten & students

Basklarinet Festijn 2016 – performance with 2 students at Gaudeamus Utrecht & guestprofessors/artists at Prince Claus Conservatoire Petra Stump-Linshalm and Heinz-Peter Linshalm (Austria)


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

2015, woodwindday – Fie Schouten & students