Conservatory Curaçao good for identity
WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao gets a conservatory. A number of leading musicians Curaçao has join hands together with the University of Curaçao.
The aim is to offer the next academic year two undergraduate programs of four years.
One is focused on the training of music teachers. The other program offers the opportunity to become a professional musician, to include guitar, piano, percussion, brass and wooden blower and vocals.
Randal is a pianist, composer and former professor at three conservatories in the Netherlands. He took the initiative together with Harry Moen, guitarist Cedric Dandaré, bassist Eric Calmes and conductor Mario Sosa to starte a conservatory on the island.
Other famous musicians have also expressed interest. Some of them are the famous percussionist Pernell Saturnino, singer Izaline Calister and singer Tania Kross.
"Curaçao is ready to a conservatory. Too much talent is wasted here. But Curaçao students who go to a Dutch conservatory, often do not make it,"says Corsen. According to him they often lack of discipline. "Curaçao music students are now thrown into the deep end. They go unprepared to the Netherlands and then drop out."
Curaçao musicians, according to the pianist, are rhythmically very strong, but harmonic and melodic they walk behind."Those are just the trades where you have to do more."