The World's Leading
Pop & Jazz Orchestra

Winner of 3 Grammy Awards
17 Grammy Nominations

Arrangers Workshop

Honorary conductor Vince Mendoza

Workshop guest soloist Kandace Springs

Register for the 2017 edition!

The Metropole Orkest invites arranging talent to work with ‘the world’s leading pop & jazz orchestra’ from 22 ’till 26 October 2017. This workshop will provide young arrangers with a unique opportunity to work closely together with the orchestra under the supervision of its honorary conductor, the renowned composer, arranger and conductor Vince Mendoza.

You can register if you are between the age of 19-35 and:

  • an arranger with advanced skills in writing for a large jazz- and pop orchestra and/or
  • an arranging student in the last phase of education or just starting out in the music business
  • have not participated in a Metropole Orkest Arrangers Workshop before

Application fee: €75 – Course fee: €800
All applicants will receive personal brief feedback on their work. The application fee will be refunded to the 8 selected participants.


Follow the steps below to register.

  1. Go to Ticketmaster to purchase your application ticket.
  2. Fill out the Registration form.
  3. Select representative recordings of 2 pieces for large ensemble (live recording or a good midi-demo) in mp3-format and associated scores in pdf-format.
  4. Collect your selected pieces, their scores and a curriculum vitae in a Dropbox folder.
  5. Send the filled-out registration form and the link to your Dropbox folder to before
    June 1st 2017.