© Marc Ras

1001 doors to polyphony

Connect II Multi-voiced music, counterpoint, polyphony… . Challenging terms, but essential components of music from the past and present, from East to West, from North to South. In collaboration with international specialists, this research is focusing on the development of a growing online collection of activities, inspirational examples and background information for everyone who wants …

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© Lukas Verdijk


A collaboration focusing on deepening and diversifying crucial skills, knowledge and attitudes of pre-school teachers in Europe and beyond. The Cell Biology and Art Class Omnibus (CACAO) project brings together researchers in biology and music, artists, kindergarden teachers, educators and technology-enhanced learning experts from 7 European countries to create a unique pre-school curriculum that links …

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The research project CONNECT couples experts with passionate teachers and performers. CONNECT focuses on fundamental problems in the artistic and educational practice. Connections arise between past and present, practice and theory, creativity and skill.

MusiMatrix / Oorspoor

An interactive experience course that tears down the walls between listening, active experience and performing together. First graders and families with children are exposed to classical or contemporary composed music and its performers. Each time a renowned ensemble is involved. MusiMatrix is for first year children and their teachersEersteklasconcerten is the Dutch-language name of the …

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Under the title ‘Grenservaringen: muziek en onderwijs in Nederland en Vlaanderen’ (Border experiences: music and education in the Netherlands and Flanders), Gehrels Muziekeducatie and Musica annually organise two webinars for Dutch and Flemish music teachers/lecturers. Working methods, ideas and publications find their way into the magazine De Pyramide, a professional magazine for everyone who is …

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An online series of non-verbal, animated cartoons for an audience of children, parents and teachers. Each video contains playful ideas on sound and music that invite subtle sensory interaction. All exercises are extensivelytested in Musica’s practice sessions. Each episode is accompanied by an artlink that refers to the broad world of the arts. You can …

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The International Young Artist’s Presentation creates opportunities for young vocal and instrumental artists and ensembles in the international scene of historical music practice. The selected vocalists and musicians receive intensive coaching by esteemed international artists. In addition, they get a chance to perform at the early music festival Laus Polyphoniae.

Arts Education Lab

Lab sessions for the development of formats for teaching a variety of general themes: embodiment, polyphony, improvisation, etc. Through intense interaction, participants become actors in Musica’s educational practice. In-house music educators and artistic coordinators, as well as external experts are all involved in the lab.

© Marc Ras


A workweek on sound, music, movement and dance, aimed at 2nd and 3rd grade students and teachers. Each week is centered around an annual theme, and culminates in a presentation with its own dynamic and character. Teachers are made familiar with the theme and approach during an introduction day. When Musicaklassen run from Monday afternoon …

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© Tine Van den Bunder

Music holidays

Children and young people are introduced to musical traditions and their contemporary approaches by a musical ensemble. Making music together is the special sauce that connects creativity, philosophy and diversity. Only healthy food is served during the holiday. In collaboration with social partners we make the activity accessible for all.