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
Instrumentation/Orchestration 126603/2116/2122/1/81
Study guide

Instrumentation/Orchestration 1

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 1
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Composition within Compostion
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Orchestra Conducting within Conducting
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Orchestra Conducting within Conducting
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: Henderickx Willem
Other teaching staff: Craens Alain, Prengels Steven, Van Camp Bram
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: is 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.

Educational organisation (text)

- individual lessons
- group lessons

Supplemented by a selection from:
- participation in master classes, lectures and lecture recitals
- concert attendance

Prerequisite competencies (text)

The entrance exam indicates that the student has the appropriate initial competencies. See entrance exams specifications on the website.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.1 The student masters the representative repertoire for his or her discipline.
The student has a basic knowledge of major orchestral works.
1.2 The student can make music in various styles.
The student knows the stylistic aspects within an historical perspective.
1.4 The student is musically creative.
The student can orchestrate existing repertoire on a basic level and with coaching from the teacher.
2.1 The student masters the musical parameters and structures.
The student has a basic knowledge of the separate instruments (range, timbre etc).
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student can realise his or her own orchestral work at a basic level and with coaching from the teacher.

Course content

Read the vademecum composition
Thorough knowledge of the individual instruments
Knowledge of major orchestral literature
Stylish, technically sound and inspired orchestration
Thorough knowledge of all instrumental possibilities
Thorough knowledge of orchestral tradition
20th and 21st century orchestration techniques

Own applications of various orchestral settings

Study material (text): Mandatory

Books (orchestration)

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 yearPortfolio100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
Academic yearPortfolio100,00