Welcome to wisseloord hilversum

Discover here the Dutch location of our music career development center.

Where we are

Wisseloord, built in 1978, is one of the most recognized studios and music centers in Europe. We team up with numerous Dutch music industry partners to help talents develop their projects on an international scope. The Wisseloord Academy upholds a trademark of quality as we strive to give all our participants the best guidance possible to grow their talent within the heart of the European music industry.

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Scholarship

The Wisseloord Scholarships are financial aid opportunities for students enrolled in the school’s courses and modules. The scholarships are intended to help cover some or all of the cost of tuition for eligible students who demonstrate financial need.

Full Course scholarship

The “Full Course” Scholarships are awarded to selected Wisseloord students who are involved in the “Full Course for Composers, Songwriters and Producers”.

This scholarship covers 50% of the fee of the Full Course and is renewable for up to 3 years.

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Music Business scholarship

This scholarship covers 60% of the fee of the Career Development & Industry network module and is renewable for up to 2 years.

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International Exchange scholarship

The International exchange Scholarship is for students who would like to travel for a minimum periode of 2 months between campuses, in order to help the participants to finance some of the travel expenses and housing.

(10 available scholarships)

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Events

19 Jul
2024

Hilversum

12:00

Writing Camp

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07 Sep
2024

Hilversum

01:00

Wisseloord Sessions

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05 Oct
2024

Hilversum

01:00

Wisseloord Sessions

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Meet our coaches

Discover here our international network of songwriters, composer, producers and industry professionals giving lectures and workshops in the Wisseloord Academy.

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What people think of wisseloord

Named one of the best music studios by, among others, the Rolling Stones. There is a café attached where you can drink good coffee.

Martijn Versteeg

What else can be said about Wisseloord other than that it is legendary! Nice environment, people and workspaces.

Ljubisa Arsenovic

Fantastic location with rich history. Hugely modernized and equipped for the future in recent years!

Jack Pisters

Wonderful office where I get my creativity, new ideas and good energy. Nice young people, free spirits. Great place to work.

Camille Janszen

Historic and iconic, what an energy and creative buzz. A mecca and hub of professional and serious creatives, musicians and industry pros. Great, well equipped and modern studios with a luxurious atmosphere. Vibe!

Brad Grobler

I had such an amazing time during my residence in Wisseloord, thanks to the CNM. A big part of my new album has been created here.

Folamour

One of the best studios in The Netherlands. It’s amazing that they are open 24/7.

Erroll Antonie

I had an amazing time during my stay in Wisseloord. Amazing studios, team, and great vibes.

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Got a question

At the Wisseloord Academy, we stick to our true core values and focus on quality over quantity.

The overall lectures, like the business classes for example are in groups, but all the practical lessons are in small groups like in real life studios session. The students get also regular time 1 on 1 with the teachers.

The lessons take place in the Wisseloord Studios. Catharina van Renneslaan 10, 1217CX, Hilversum

Alongside the classes that you follow, our most promising students get the opportunity to join our team during real recordings and sessions! The most advanced songwriters and producers also receive access to the Wisseloord Writing sessions organised by Wisseloord Publishing in partnership with BMG. We also offer free online classes during the year. Those classes are open to the participants of all the countries. Last but not least, every year, we organise some international writing camps specially for all the participants of our Academies all over Europe.

At Wisseloord Academy, we find it important to tell our students that no diploma guarantees a successful musical career. Nonetheless, the audio/music world is oversaturated with people graduating from schools from all over the globe. Every day, we receive between 5 to 10 CVs from bachelor or master degree students dreaming of doing an internship in our studios, which is of course impossible. Therefore, we decided to stay away from the academic system and follow an approach based on personal development and flexibility. Every 10 weeks, students following the full course get the opportunity to present their work to the pedagogic team and guests from the industry. The jury members write a report based on this system and this report is used to design a program that caters to the growth of the student. Furthermore, students who complete the 3 yearly presentations obtain a CRKBO-recognized certificate of completion of our course. But more than anything, they gain a network, connections and recommendation letters that will help them open many doors within the international music industry…

In order to join Wisseloord Academy, you need to go through our selection procedure. Wisseloord Academy has lesson streams for several levels : The Wisseloord team designed some classes specifically for people who are just starting to make records or produce music by themselves or with some basic preliminary understanding. We open our doors to students who want to dedicate themselves to making a living and developing a career in the music industry. Our team also has classes for the more experienced songwriters, composers and producers. Professionals and semi-professionals looking to fine tune their craft. For all levels, we ask the applicants to send us some of their work. It can be anything, ranging from finished tracks, released music, phone demos, rough mixes, sketches of lyrics, etc.… Our goal is to enter the creative universe of our applicants in order to see if they are a good fit for our “family”. After we study your material, we plan an intake interview in order to see if you are a good match for our Academy and help you design the best course for you by selecting the modules that fit your needs.

We find it important to look at every student as a unique individual. Not everyone needs to follow the same classes when not needed. During the intake process, we look at who you are, what you do musically, and what kind of classes or modules would suit you the best. Our goal is to help you get the best out of your talent and help you grow a successful career.

The pedagogic team is composed of internationally-acclaimed composers, songwriters, engineers, and producers from all sorts of musical backgrounds. We strive to offer our students the perfect balance between classes with a pool of regular teachers and modules and masterclasses from outside lecturers who come from all over the world to share their knowledge. Meet them
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