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Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
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Physical Awareness 1 (Instrument)11975/2116/2122/1/48
Study guide

Physical Awareness 1 (Instrument)

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 1
    • Compostion
    • Instrumental / Vocal Studies
  • Preparatory Programme Music & Performing Arts
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Thielemans Magda
Other teaching staff: Demoustier Zoë, Henckens Helga, Huysman Sylvie, Mancebo Martínez Hernán, Proch Zehra, Van de Peer Olivia, Vanhove Stijn
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

2.2 The student makes progress through independent study.
The student acquires the discipline to train his or her posture and fitness.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student develops good study hygiene and basic general fitness.
The student develops a consciousness of posture and movement with and without his or her instrument. He or she experiences the sound difference produced by a good or less good posture.
The student demonstrates a basic knowledge of the skeleton, the most important muscle groups and breathing, and the ergonomics of the standing and sitting positions.
The student acquires control over his or her breathing.
The student acquires understanding of relaxation techniques.
The student can engage the correct musical posture and knows what is required to maintain this.
The student acquires understanding of the "why and how" of achieving and maintaining good study hygiene.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours60,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic praxis100,00