Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
campus Desguinlei
Desguinlei 25 - 2018 Antwerpen
T +32 3 244 18 00 - F +32 3 238 90 17
Accordion 465/1720/1920/1/59
Study guide

Accordion 4

Academic year 2019-20
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts & Education in Music and performing arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Accordion within Muziek
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Accordion (focus Music Education) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
    • Accordion (focus Podium) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Accordion (focus Podium) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 21 credits
Co-ordinator: Wajnberg Aäron
Other teaching staff: Mariën Ludo
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2019 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 630,00 hours


having passed Accordion 3.

Educational organisation (text)

- Individual lessons
- Group-focussed lessons or class activities

Supplemented with a selection from the following:

- rehearsals with piano accompaniment
- participation in masterclasses, lectures and lecture-recitals
- participation in student concerts
- participation in projects organised by the Conservatoire
- concert attendance

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit.

Learning outcomes (list)

The student independently broadens and explores repertoire related to his or her discipline.
The student can perform representative exam repertoire or works of the same level and demonstrates a personal vision as concerns that repertoire within the context of the master's dissertation.
The student masters the internationally used stylistic performance practice standards.
The student applies an advanced knowledge of style in performing the repertoire and makes clear and personal choices in doing so.
The student makes music in an artistic project in a creative manner.
The student demonstrates an advanced mastery of the musical parameters in a stylistically responsible and creative interpretation.
The student can move his or her public through the means of artistic dialogue.
The student carries the public along in his or her story and radiates self-confidence on the stage.
The student builds up expertise through organisation and independent study.
The student independently focuses on problem-solving when faced with (technical) problems or challenges.
The student can process musical structures through analysis and interpretation.
The student implements in his or her own performance practice the advanced knowledge of the various subject areas in the course unit and of external sources. The student can show personal insight in their plan of action or portfolio.
The student has acquired the correct playing techniques and posture.
The student has a healthy and functional posture when playing.
The student masters technical elements in relation to articulation and sound production.
The student is aware of the technical and technological developments within his or her discipline.
The student is confident with the contemporary technical and technological developments related to the instrument and performance practice.
The student can position him- or herself in an intercultural and international context.
The student can find his or her own path within an intercultural or international context.
The student has extensive knowledge of the broader cultural and (musical) historical context and can use this in his or her artistic practice.
The student can apply knowledge of historical-cultural context in performance practice.
The student has acquired a critical and inquiring attitude.
The student asks critically questions relating to performance practice.
The student can present orally and in writing the results of his or her critical (self-)reflection.
The student applies knowledge from the various disciplines when self-reflecting on performance practice.

Course content

The curriculum will be determined in consultation with the principal teacher.

*individual lessons
*classroom lessons (in these lessons all students work together around a theme. These lessons are predominantly technical)
*a week-long course (during project week (in the middle of March), we do a week-long course where chamber music, ensemble playing, how to study, technical issues etc are worked on each day in a group)
*concerts outside the Conservatoire (minimum of 5 per academic year. These take place mainly in various music academies in Flanders. During these concerts, there is scope for solo works, chamber music and ensembles)
*masterclasses (these are given by internationally renowned accordion players from abroad)
*concert attendance
*group work: an annual visit to specialised accordion music publishers, workshops with contents relevant to our instrument, museum visits etc

*Scales (major and harmonic minor scales in all keys)
*J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugues (Wohltemperierte Klavier I & II)/ Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti/ Baroque and Classical compositions.
*The expansion of the traditional repertoire depending on the preferences of each student. This may be  the Russian school, the Scandinavian school, or Western European music written for accordion.
*Further attention is paid to articulation and touch (finger and bellows articulation) in its most detailed form.

Study material (text): Mandatory

- Scores, study books and recordings (see the statement of the principal teacher)
- Scores of the exam programme. The exam programme is to be determined in consultation with the principal teacher
- Suitable instrument

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis24,00 hours
Collaborative learning36,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours570,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment100,00