The Conservatorium van Amsterdam prepares some 1250 highly talented students for careers as passionate performers and composers, and as imaginative, effective leaders in the international music scene. Our guiding principle is ‘excellent education’. Our international student body thrives in a supportive atmosphere that encourages excellence, values individuals and welcomes innovation. The CvA inspires the performance, creation and knowledge of great music, while exchange programmes, distant learning and entrepreneurial opportunities expand the school’s reach. Every year, hunderds of concerts and community and outreach events take place. The CvA is a steady contributor to the cultural fabric of Amsterdam and an important player on the world stage.
The musical world is always in motion. This has a major impact on the infrastructure, artistic concepts and how we reach out to audiences. The musician of the future will be a specialist who is in full charge of his profession, and who possesses skills beyond his excellence in performance. The CvA follows a clear path through all this: excellence above all. Every element of the musical profession is practised at a high level; musical craftmanship, artistic authenticity, but also didactic and entrepreneurial skills. All of this provides graduate CvA students with the best possible starting position for a career in the international music world.