Tijs Krammer (The Netherlands)

A singer, conductor and arranger, Tijs Krammer is best known for his singing association with the internationally famed vocal group Montezuma's Revenge. Having studied singing at the Utrecht Conservatory in The Netherlands, Tijs pursued his musical education with Jos van Veldhoven at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, studying choral conducting, supplemented by a private course of arranging with Bob Zimmerman in The Netherlands and with Phil Mattson and Michele Weir in the US.

Founder and conductor of the Utrecht group Leeuwenhart, Tijs won the first prize at the Dutch Choral Festival, a major two-yearly a cappella festival in The Netherlands, with this group. In 2008 Tijs is interim conductor with the prize-winning jazz choir Dekoor. Until recently he was conductor of the vocal group Vocalicious. Currently he conducts the youth vocal group The Jump and vocal group Twelve.

Tijs is professor at the Conservatory of Utrecht teaching Conductor Vocal Pop & Jazz and he is one of the professors at the international conductors course The Kurt Thomas Cursus. Having written arrangements for internationally renowned groups, he has regularly been teaching courses in arranging, most of these organized by Balk. From 2016, he is professor of the conducting education Vocal Leadership, both at the conservatory of Rotterdam and of Tilburg.

Tijs' arrangements are partly privately published and partly published by Music Shop Europe, Molenaar, ChorusOnline, Ferrimontana and ZoecMusic.

He also has written six books: four with voice warming up exercises, one about solfège and one about arranging. Originally in Dutch, but several of them have been translated into German as well.

See also:

 The Jump

Page last updated february 2018
Tijs Krammer