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
Language Coaching Conducting 113419/1720/1920/1/38
Study guide

Language Coaching Conducting 1

Academic year 2019-20
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts & Education in Music and performing arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Choir Conducting within Muziek
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Choir Conducting within Conducting
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Choir Conducting within Conducting
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Anthonis Luc
Other teaching staff: Avantario Sabrina, Cambier Anne, Wise Andrew, Zschöckner Marnie
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: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Educational organisation (text)

Group-focussed individual coaching

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Successful passing of the entrance exam for Choir Conducting. At the entrance exam, the student must demonstrate that he/she possesses the correct pre-requisites. See the details of the entrance exam on the website.

Learning outcomes (list)

The student masters the internationally used stylistic performance practice standards.
The student acquires knowledge of the elementary basic pronunciation rules in the various languages (German and Italian).
The student can present orally and in writing the results of his or her critical (self-)reflection.
The student develops general awareness regarding the language (language as source of inspiration, clarity).

Course content

Knowledge of the basic pronunciation rules of German and Italian and a general understanding of the language (as a source of inspiration and in terms of clarity):

Introduction to language coaching
Phonetic alphabet
(Muscle) exercises
Implementation of pronunciation rules
Development of a critical ear
Texts of vocal music

During the two year Language Coaching Conducting 1 and 2 course, students study one language per year, Italian or German. Students may decide themselves which language they will take at which level.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Choral works
Texts from vocal music

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis15,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours75,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic praxis100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment100,00