Henk van der Meulen (1955) studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory, and privately with John Cage. Later he followed master classes by Morton Feldman. From early on in his career he combined composing concert music with various collaborations in theatre, dance, film and television. Besides his activities as a composer Henk van der Meulen has performed as a pianist and conductor. He has also been active in education as a guest professor at the Amsterdam Theatre School, various conservatories across the Netherlands, as well as acting as a musical director and leader of various international courses. As a free-lance writer he published articles on music and dance, and has directed several documentaries on these subjects. Since 2008 Henk van der Meulen is principal of the Royal Conservatoire and member of the Board of Management of the University of the Arts The Hague, since 2010 as vice-chairman.