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The MAE Academy offers various workshops and masterclasses for both the hobbyist and the aspiring musical performer.


Our workshops consist of short, self-contained programs on a specific topic. The masterclasses are longer trajectories in which the participants will work closely together with experienced professionals in the field with the aim of making great strides in their development.



teacher: Melissa Zijsling - van der Horst

In this short, but instructive workshop the focus is on audition preparation, in which the following themes will be discussed:

  • CV and profile pictures

  • Present yourself and make an impression

  • Learning audition material

  • Record audition videos


These points and more will be explained in an interactive workshop, in a safe and relaxed environment. Participants receive an explanation of the above points, but are also asked to bring an audition piece (song or monologue) to work on individually. 

individual workshop

60 minutes: €20.00

location, date and time

on request


teacher: Melissa Zijsling - van der Horst

Individual coaching takes an audition piece to a higher level. Being able to sing a song well technically is fantastic, but being able to tell the story and convey a feeling is what will ultimately set a performer apart from the rest.

In this individual lesson, the necessary tools are provided to understand a piece well and participants learn to make technical choices that will take their piece to a higher level.

individual workshop

45 minutes: €20

75 minutes: €30

location, date and time

on request




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Together with 3 experienced professionals, participants will work on 6 intensive lessons, each of 3 hours, with the following disciplines:

  • ​ audition training

  • scene work

  • song interpretation

  • choral singing


At the end of the masterclass, the participants will be able to directly apply their learned skills through a performance (showcase) in the theater. Ticket sales for the showcase are open to the public.

In order to make maximum use of the lessons, a lot is expected of the participants not only in terms of commitment, but also in terms of preparation.

Because personal attention is of great importance, this masterclass has a very limited number of places.

location masterclass

ZIMIHC Utrecht

class days

Tuesday 22 March 19:00 - 22:00

Tuesday 29 March 19:00 - 22:00

Tuesday 05 April 19:00 - 22:00

Tuesday 12 April 19:00 - 22:00

Tuesday 19 April 19:00 - 22:00

Saturday 30 April 13:00 - 16:00

costs masterclass


location showcase

Torenlaan Theater Zeist

date showcase

Tuesday 05 May 20:00 - 22:00

ticket showcase


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