Codarts has three operational professorships:


Professor Janine Stubbe 
Performing Arts Medicine
+31 6 21 15 78 21

The professorship Performing Arts Medicine brings together performing arts, sports and science. The professorship focuses on applied scientific research on physical and mental health in elite dancers, musicians, circus artists and athletes to enhance their performance. More than 1,000 national and international performing artists and athletes are monitored with our online health monitoring tool.

> Go to the Performing Arts in Medicine page.


Research Group:

  • Janine Stubbe (professor;; +31 6 21 15 78 21)
  • Rogier van Rijn (senior researcher;; +31 6 25 17 34 19)
  • Stephanie Keizer (head Student Life;; +31 6 13 55 64 48)
  • Angelo Richardson (PhD student;; +31 6 21 15 50 53)
  • Suze Steemers (PhD student;; +31 6 23 27 21 65)
  • Diana van Winden (PhD student;; +31 6 21 20 99 11)
  • Annemiek Tiemens (junior researcher;;  +31 6 23 83 05 53)

Micha Hamel
Performance Practice
+31 6 15 07 77 34

The borders of the western classical music practice are rapidly disappearing. In many ways, the audience’s experience is sought to be intensified or have its meaning enriched by connecting the music with theatrics, other art forms, or social themes. Usually, such interventions are meant to give art music a new shine, because the aspirations of de-elitifying or even reformat classical music do not just sprout from a generous artistic social ideal as much as from the macro-cultural transition from a culture focused on meaning to one focused on experience, which has decreased the leading role of art music.

In September 2010, Codarts created a lectorate which performs research on new directional and necessary developments for the classical music practice. Its lector is Micha Hamel, composer, poet, and also performing musician, programmer, maker of music theatre, and creator of interdisciplinary projects. During the research, the lectorate worked in two ways: test set-ups of new configurations between content, performers, and audience and workshops in which new possibilities for the concert practice were sought together with students. At this point, as part of the lectorate, Micha Hamel is working on the implementation of the results of his research in the Classical Music curriculum.

Research Group:

  • Lecturer Micha Hamel
  • Research group members:
  • Henrice Vonk (research coordinator Master of Music)
  • Dirk van Weelden (writer / philosopher / TV maker and presenter

RTEmagicC_Dool_van_den_m_jpgJaco van den Dool
Blended Learning
+31 6 52 03 65 04

In a world where information is available always and everywhere and in which information can shared with others blazingly fast, art education must follow. The reality is that students do not just learn within the four walls of the institute, but also share and receive information in digital environments, which are flexible, international, and fit for a personalized way of learning. On of the possibilities to connect this digital world and the formal institue, increasing student involvement, increasing safety, and enhancing study results is blended learning. This trend in education focuses on blending contract education with digital learning aids and in doing so aims to improve the education and better connect with the students’ digital world. Much research has been done on the gains of blended learning in an academic setting. These researches show that blended learning contributes to a better embedding of meaningful learning in daily life, increases involvement, and in some cases enhances study yields.
Research on blended learning in an art education setting is still in its infancy and deserves our attention, because learning artistic skills is not, as is the case with academic education, a mostly cognitive process, but is largely a physical activity. Learning a rhythm or mastering a choreography requires elementary use of the body. The lectorate will do research on the way students use digital learning aids, how they learn from these, and what they learn from these. Researching the way students study and improving the artistic learning process with digital learning aids will be the focus of the ‘blended learning’ lectorate.

Research Group:

  • Lecturer Jaco van den Dool
  • Carlo de Wise (teacher / researcher)
  • Joan at Hoonte (teacher / sr. researcher)
  • Arienne Vineyards – Zwijnenburg (teacher / researcher)
  • Wander van Baalen (research assistant)