Rockademie and the Institute

The Institute is delighted to announce that Fontys' Rockacademie has joined the Institute’s international partners’ network as a Partner.

The Rockacademie is based in the Netherlands at Tilburg, and is part of the larger Fontys University. Fontys is the largest University in the Netherlands.  The Rockacademie, founded nearly 30 years ago, has built a reputation as the leading school of contemporary music.

 It is located at the heart of the amazing Tilburg facilities, which offers a range of creative arts programmes. The programme was the first of its kind in Holland and it has consistently produced musicians of the highest quality, many of whom progress into the industry.

The aim of the International Partner’s Network is to identify and connect schools throughout the world that share the same values and commitment to quality education. It has been conceived so that schools at a range of sizes and stages of development may engage.

Through the Network schools may share good practice, provide support and guidance on development, promote the value of contemporary music education and provide exciting developmental opportunities to all students; its ultimate goal.

The network is structured to allow schools at a range of stages of development to join and interact with each other.

Pete Whittard, International Development Director at the Institute, commented; ‘It is a privilege to welcome Fontys to the network, and we look forward to building on the student and staff exchange we have started, both between the Institute and within the wider network’

Managing Director of Rockacademie, Hans van den Hurk, commented; ‘We’re very excited to add the Institute to our network. The exchange is off to a very promising start, and we are looking forward to sharing our success stories. This is an excellent opportunity for both institutes, not just for our students but for our educational staff and alumni as well”.

For more information about Rockacademie go to their website here