Board

Wageningen Student Choir and Orchestra Association

The 200th board, Season 2019-II

Yasmin Beij, Chair 

My name is Yasmin Beij and I am 21 years old. This season I will make sure that everything goes according to plan. Also I am the contact person for the association, so if you have any questions please feel free to ask them to me. This will be my 5th season as 2nd violinist in the orchestra.
I am a third year Business and Consumer Studies student.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mariska Taselaar, Secretary

My name is Mariska. I’m 21 years old and I started my master Biotechnology this year. This season will be my 3rd at the WSKOV as a 2nd violinist.
I am your secretary for this season. I send the weekly emails to you and hope to keep you informed on everything that is going on at the WSKOV. If something is not clear to you, feel free to ask!
There is also much I do for the association you won’t notice as much, such as making sure everyone is subscribed for the WSKOV, keeping in contact with other associations, in Wageningen and other student music associations across the country, and of course, I make the minutes during board meetings so every board member can remember what they should do to keep you all happy 😉

 

 

 

 

Levi Kuster, Treasurer

 

My name is Levi, you may see my name on some shirts or sweaters of people, but that is unfortunately not my brand. I am the treasurer of this season. I am currently in my second year of my batchelor Biology and I was accepted into the Honours Programme, so next to my study I also try to solve climate change with 6 fellow students. I joined the board because nobody else did and I thought it would be fun to help an association that makes me feel accepted.
On the rare occasion that I have free time, I spend it on playing piano, composing, playing video games and listening to their soundtracks which is where I get a lot of my inspiratiom from.

 

 

 

 

 

Jasper de Graaf, Promotion & Acquisition

 

My name is Jasper de Graaf and I am 21 years old and a bachelor student in plant sciences. With great fun i play the first violin in this orchestra for 3 years now. Apart from playing violin i also like to go into the raw environment with sailing. I am the General Board Member for WSKOV, i will do promotion & acquisition and more important help the other board members out with everything that is left. Promotion wise this season is extra special for me because of our 100 year anniversary and the special KONSO piece, composed by a dutch composer. I really look forward to the challenge

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas van Lieshout, Orchestra Commissioner

I’m Thomas and I’m the Orchestra Manager of the WSKOV. As Orchestra Manager, I’m responsible for the organisation of the orchestra. I keep in touch with our conductor Frank and I keep him updated about the things that need to be done in order to obtain a hassle-free rehearsal process. Also, I’m very important in the concerts that we’ll give in the end of our season.

You’ll most likely get in touch with me if you want to join our wonderful orchestra. I’ll arrange the audition you have to do if you want to join our orchestra and I’ll keep you posted about the rehearsal details. If you cannot make it to an audition, you also have to sign off by contacting me. If I contact you, you most likely are a guest player, since we unfortunately aren’t always able to fill up our orchestra with own members.

My personal goal as a board member is to make our association appealing for everybody. An association is something one can only form together, and every WSKOV-member must have the feeling he/she is a genuine part of it.

 

 

 

Tamara van der Voort, Choir Manager

My name is Tamara van der Voort, born and raised in Leiden, and I’m the choir manager this season. For over two years now I’m singing alto in the choir. I decided to join the choir because, as logic as it sounds, I like to sing. Besides singing I love to play piano or any other instrument and to compose. Last season Sjoerd, who played clarinet in the orchestra, and I composed the piece “Nos Celebremus”, especially written for the 100 years anniversary of the WSKOV. This given makes the WSKOV a special association to me. It’s not just an association: it’s almost a family! Currently I’m studying my bachelor biology here at Wageningen University.