Annemiek van der Ven grew up with the music of the Cathedral of Utrecht. When she was eight years old she went to the Kathedrale Koorschool (“Cathedral Choir School”) in Utrecht. There she sang in the choir until she was seventeen.
In 2005 she concluded her study for teaching music at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague, minoring in classical singing. In april 2010 she passed cum laude for the choral conducting program at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
From 2004 to 2017 she sang first alto in the female a capella ensemble “Wishful Singing”. This ensemble originated from the National Youth Choir, where she sang from 2001 to 2008. In addition she occasionally sings projects at the Laurens Collegium Rotterdam.
As a music teacher she worked for years (2005-2017) with Stichting Vocaal Talent Nederland, where she taught groups of children between the ages of 4 and 17 years. In addition, she was conductor at the Talentklas and the Nkk-Junior.
During her study she conducted many choirs with all kinds of different musical styles and genres on the repertoire. Currently, she conducts the Student Choir of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (the VU-choir). In addition, she has recently taken up conducting the male ensemble ‘The Gents’.