Teachers World Music

The members of our faculty are more than teachers. They’ll be your mentors, your collaborators, and your instant list of more than 500 industry contacts. They are experienced and talented professionals in their field—and bring a thorough knowledge of music to the classroom that comes from a rich professional background in the music industry. They also bring an energy that will inspire you to push your talents and thinking beyond what you thought were the limits. You’ll find yourself transferring their influences to your ensemble rehearsals, performances, recording sessions, and gigs.

Manager World Music
Wessel Coppes

Flamenco – Bachelor/Master
Alexander Preuss, guitar (major), flamenco theory
Carmen Fernandez, flamenco voice
Maria Marin, voice
Harriet IJssel-de Schepper, flamenco dance
Irene Alvarez, flamenco dance
Udo Demandt, cajón
Arturo Ramón

Indian music – Master
Niti Ranjan Biswas, tabla (major), Indian music theory, ensembles
Chiranjib Chakraborty, voice (Khayal) (major)
Henri Tournier, bansuri (major), Indian music theory, ensembles
Jane Harvey, Indian music history, raga analysis
Marianne Svašek, zang (Dhrupad) (major), Indian music theory

Latin – Bachelor/Master
Nils Fischer – congas, bongos, percussion
Enrique Firpi – drums/timbales
Martin Verdonk – pop percussion, batá
Udo Demandt – cajón, percussion setup
Maxim Zettel – Brazilian percussion
Lilian Vieira – Brazilian voice
Pauliina May – Afro-Cuban and Caribbean voice
Connie de Jong – voice technique
Marc Bischoff – piano, Caribbean music theory, ensembles, recording
Luís Rabello – piano technique
Thomas Böttcher – piano, ensembles
Carlos Matos – piano, ensembles
Samuel Ruiz – double bass/bass
Jeroen Vierdag – bass
Jesús Hernandez – Cuban guitar/ensembles
Kees Gelderblom – Brazilian guitar
Marijn van der Linden – guitar, ensembles
Ed Verhoeff – guitar
Mark Alban Lotz – flute

Argentinean tango – Master
Bárbara Varassi Pega (department representative), piano (major)
Santiago Cimadevilla (department representative), bandoneón
Gustavo Beytelmann (artistic leader), piano (major), analysis
Leo Vervelde, bandoneón
Luis Rabello, piano technics
Stephen Meyer, violin, ensembles
Wim Warman, piano (major), ensembles, tango music theory

Turkish, Anatolian/Ottoman music – Bachelor/Master
Kudsi Ergüner (artistic leader), ney (major), ensembles, Ottoman music theory
Alexandros Papadimitrakis, ud, lavta (major)
Alex Simu (clarinet)
Alper Kekec̨, percussion (major), ensembles, Turkish music theory
Michalis Cholevas, ensembles, Turkish music theory
Michalis Kouloumis, violin (major)
Mutlu Kizilgedik, bağlama (major and subsidiary subject), ensembles
Serhat Aydoğan (didactics)
Zeynel Demir, bağlama and voice
Barbaros Bozkir, arrangement techniques (major), history, ensembles
Ertan Tekin, duduk, Mey, zurna (major)

Muziektheory and solfege
Oscar van Dillen
Sam Wamper
Wobbe Kuiper