A singer, conductor and arranger, Tijs Krammer is best known for his singing association with the internationally famed vocal group Montezuma's Revenge. Having studied singing at the Utrecht Conservatory in The Netherlands, Tijs pursued his musical education with Jos van Veldhoven at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, studying choral conducting, supplemented by a private course of arranging with Bob Zimmerman in The Netherlands and with Phil Mattson and Michele Weir in the US.


Founder and conductor of the Utrecht group Leeuwenhart, Tijs won the first prize at the Dutch Choral Festival, a major two-yearly a cappella festival in The Netherlands, with this group. In 2008 Tijs is interim conductor with the prize-winning jazz choir Dekoor. Until recently he was conductor of the vocal group Vocalicious. Currently he conducts the youth vocal group The Jump and the vocal world music ensemble Pangaea. With the latter he won in 2013 the Balk Top Festival, in recent years the most important Dutch festival on vocal pop and jazz music.

Tijs is professor at the Conservatories of Rotterdam and Amsterdam teaching Conductor Vocal Pop & Jazz and he is one of the professors at the conductors course The Ward Swingle Cursus. Having written arrangements for internationally renowned groups including Femmage, Intermezzo, The Gents, Frommermann and Montezuma's Revenge, he has regularly been teaching courses in arranging, most of these organized by Balk.

Tijs' arrangements are partly privately published and partly published by Music Shop Europe, Molenaar, ChorusOnline, Ferrimontana, ZoecMusic and Humm A Cappella. For any questions concerning any of these arrangements or for any arrangement orders, please send an email to tijs@krammer.nl.



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