Board and Committees

The Board

The board of 2020-2021 is the 80th board of Hucbald, under the name ‘Con Spirito’.
The 80th board consists of five members:
Thomas Nicoll – Chairman
Yael van Waes – Secretary
Yop Coolen– Treasurer
Yvette van Dusschoten- Extern
Rosalie van Hinsbergen- Intern & education


Hucbald would be nowhere without our amazing members and the committees they take place in!
Hucbald has seven committees and a band, the Hucband.

Alumni Committee – This committee is always busy with people who graduated from Musicology in Utrecht, who are called ‘Alumni’ and make sure Hucbald stays in touch with its alumni. Every year they organise the ‘Alumnidag’, a day where members and alumni can meet up and talk about the future and life after studying Musicology. They also organise a ‘Bedrijvendag’, a day where we visit companies or institutions where alumni work. Since a couple years, there is an ‘alumniborrel’, alumni drinks, as well, an informal way for students to meet alumni.
The Alumni Committee 2020-2021 consists of:
Louise van Heerebeek – Chairwoman
Yvette van Dusschoten – Secretary
Xue van Rijn – Treasurer

Party and Activity Committee – This committee organises a large part of the leisure activities that take place within Hucbald. Together with other study associations they organise parties throughout the year and they are responsible for the Open Mic nights. Furthermore they take care of yearly activities like movie nights, a Christmas brunch, the ‘Sinterklaasborrel’, pubquizzes and a lot more!
The Party and Activity Committee 2020-2021 consists of:
Lenny Vullings– Chairman
Lisanne Tijssen – Secretary
Roos Krijgsman – Treasurer
Femke Claessen – PR-Commissioner

Education Committee – The Education Committee takes care of, as the name implies, educational activities. They organise lectures, workshops, symposia and other activities that are educational, as well as fun. Lectures take place twice a year, the symposium once and in between there are lots of other interesting activities.
The Education Committee 2020-2021 consists of:
Mirjam de Zwart – Chairwoman
Eva Kalsbeek – Secretary
Louise van Heerbeek – Treasurer

Introduction Committee – This committee makes sure first-year students get a warm welcome. They are responsible for the ‘meeloopdagen’, help at open days, matching days and other  activities. They also organise the Introduction Camp, a week that many musicologists still remember! Together, the committee makes sure first-year students feel at home quickly in Utrecht and with Hucbald.
The Introduction committee 2019-2020 consists of:
Floris Luijendijk – Chairman
Yente van der Hulst– Secretary
Pieter Nolet– Treasurer
Sophie Hazeu – Mentor
Reimer Ikink – Mentor
Roos Krijgsman – Mentor
Esmée Soetekouw – Mentor

Remembrance Committee – Since the choir practice was removed from the curriculum, Hucbald organises a remembrance project each year on the 4 th of May. It was first organised in 2009 and it is now a set part of the Utrecht remembrance services on the 4 th of May. The Remembrance Committee has the honour to organise this project. They take care of the sponsors, mobilise the
orchestra and look for choir members. The choir consists mainly of inexperienced singers and everyone is welcome in the choir, there are no auditions! The past years requiems by Cherubini,
Mozart, Duruflé, Verdi, Saint-Saëns and Fauré have been sung and last year we performed the special piece ‘A Child of Our Time’ by Michael Tippett. The Remembrance Committee 2020-2021 consists of:

Maria Zwartbol – chairwoman

Britte Koster – secretary

Fien van der Kaaij – treasurer

Nikki Huitink – choir and orchestra commissioner

Twan Swagten – PR-commissioner

Study Trip Committee – Each year Hucbald has a study trip in the education-free week between block 3 and 4. The committee takes care of this trip, from choosing a destination, to making sure we have a place to sleep, to fun activities. Previous years Hucbald has visited Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Glasgow, Lisbon, Vienna, Madrid, Rome and Prague.
The Study Trip Committee 2020-2021 consists of:
Jesse Ruijs– Chairman
Paco Favalli – Secretary
Dustin van Belzen– Treasurer
Pieter Nolet – Commissioner of Logistics and Residence

Sophie Hazeu – Commisioner of activities

Website Committee – This committee takes care of the content of this website and makes sure it is up-to-date! The members write fun articles, but if you have an idea for an interesting article or a nice column, you can always contact them.
The Website Committee 2020-2021 consists of:
Fariel Soeleiman – Chairwoman
Justin Dekker – Secretary
Laurie Koorn – Treasurer/Technical editor
Yael van Waes – Final editor
Reimer Ikink – General member
Floris Luijendijk – General member
Marloes Neijens – General member

Hucband – From November of 2014 to June 2019 Hucbald had a band, the Hucband. The band members took care of the music themselves. They performed at Open Mic nights, the annual Family Day and other activities.