The Board

Wageningen Student Choir and Orchestra Association

The 201st board, Season 2020-I

 

 

 

 

Mariska Taselaar, Chair

Hi, my name is Mariska, I’m 21 years old and I study the master Biotechnology at the university. This will be my 4th season at the WSKOV and I play the violin in the orchestra.

I am the chair of the WSKOV this season. I want to maintin good contact within our association as well as with other (music) associations. If you have any questions, you can contact me. I also want to make sure that the WSKOV will have a new home as we will have to move out of our current rehearsal location. But most importantly, I want everyone to have a great time making music at the WSKOV! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boaz Kuizenga, Secretary

My name is Boaz, I am 19 years old and I will be the secretary of this season! You will see my name under every weekly and most other emails you’ll receive from the association. I also make the minutes at board meetings so everyone knows what to do and keep contact with people outside the WSKOV like benefactors and other associations. This will be my third season in the WSKOV where I sing tenor in the choir and play double bass in the orchestra. When I am not at our wonderful association, I study soil, water, atmosphere or I play bass guitar in one of my bands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levi Kusters, Treasurer

My name is Levi, you may see my name on some people’s shirts or sweaters, but that is unfortunately not my brand. I am the treasurer of this season, just like I was last season. I am currently in my second year of my bachelor 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 continued with two of my fellow board members from last season, as I had such a blast during that time and I hope to do even better this time around!

On the rare occasion that I have free time, I spend it playing piano, composing, playing video games and listening to their soundtracks which is where I get a lot of my inspiration from.

 

 

 

 

 

Vivian Vis, Promotion & Acquisition

My name is Vivian and I am 23 years old. In Wageningen I study the MSc Nutrition and Health, but next to my studies I enjoy playing the piano, swimming, dancing, cooking, hiking, and singing of course! This is my second season as a choir member and this semester I will fulfil the role of General Board Member in the board. This means I will be in charge of promotion of concerts and acquisition of sponsors as well as all social media channels, among other things. I am excited to contribute to an association that I enjoy being part of so much and that has given me so much musical inspiration, for example to compose and conduct. It feels great to do something in return so that others can enjoy it as much as I do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antke Leeuwerik, Orchestra Manager

Hello! My name’s Antke, I am 21 years old and study Environmental Sciences. I am the

Orchestra Manager, which means that I arrange all the things that have to do with the orchestra such as communication with orchestra members & conductor, providing sheet music, contacting soloists, etc. I have been playing the cello in the orchestra since I joined the WSKOV in September 2017. Apart from making music, I also like reading, hiking, cycling and playing football.

My main personal goal as a board member of the WSKOV, is to try to make sure that every member really feels like they are part of our association. To let our association be a safe and appreciated place for all its members, where they can do what they like so much: making music with friends, and making friends with music.

 

 

 

 

Tamara van der Voort, Choir Manager

My name is Tamara van der Voort, 21 years young, born and raised in Leiden, and I’m (again) the choir manager this season. For almost three years now I’m singing alto in the choir. I decided to join the choir because, as logic as it sounds, I love to sing. Besides singing I also love to play piano or any other instrument, and to compose. Mostly I write music for choir. Last year Sjoerd (who played clarinet in the orchestra) and I composed and performed the piece “Nos Celebremus” with the WSKOV. It was especially written for the 100 year anniversary of the WSKOV. It was quite a party! This given makes the WSKOV a really special association to me. It’s not just an association: it’s almost my family! Currently I’m studying my bachelor biology here at Wageningen University.