Introducing the WSKOV!

“In omnibus musica, nisi non habet aures” (music is everywhere, unless you don’t have ears)
“Make music with friends, and friends with music!”


WSKOV stands for “Wageningse Studenten Koor- en Orkest Vereniging”. In English “Wageningen Student Choir and Orchestra Association”. We are a musical association that started making and performing music in the year 1919, and still does so to the present day! As our name already indicates, we consist of both a choir (50-70 people) and an orchestra (30-40 people). The choir and orchestra rehearse at the same time, on tuesday from 19:30 until 22:00. Both rehearsals take place in the university building Orion on the first floor. The rehearsals are led by our professional conductors namely: Frank Adams for the orchestra and Dennis Broeders for the choir. After rehearsal we often go for drinks on campus or in a café where we get to know each other even better. The association also has two practice rooms, both equipped with grand pianos for practicing or playing with others. As a member of the WSKOV you can use these rooms for free, but you can also become a user without being a member. More about this on the “Practice Rooms” page.

Each academic year is divided into two seasons, with a short season running from September to December and a long season from January to June. This means we accept new members every September and January. Both experienced and less experienced musicians are more than welcome! As our rehearsals are conducted in English our association is also accessible for international students. Halfway each season we go on a rehearsal weekend where we not only rehearse together intensely (the name gave it away, didn’t it), but where we also eat together, play games, dance, and bond together! Naturally, each season ends with a concert weekend. We often give two concerts, of which at least one is in Wageningen. During these concerts, both choir and orchestra perform! After the concert, we also make sure to have a proper afterparty. Once every two or three years, we also venture out of the Netherlands on a concert tour. Summer 2023 took us to Croatia and trips before have been to destinations such as Germany, Spain and Sweden. During these tours we go on a musical holiday together where we’ll be giving multiple concerts abroad and having lots of fun!

We also have several committees that organize a lot for the association and our members. In the poster below, you can find what all these committees do. If you’re interested in joining one, just approach someone from that committee!















Feel free to browse around our website to learn more about our conductors, concerts, board and our sponsors!