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Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
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Harmony and Counterpoint - major 4369/2173/2122/1/29
Study guide

Harmony and Counterpoint - major 4

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    • Composition
    Choice package:
    • Electives
    • Electives
  • Master of Arts in Music
    • Composition
    Choice package:
    • Electives
    • Electives
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 credits
Co-ordinator: Craens Alain
Other teaching staff: Thomas Peter, Vervloet Willy
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 180,00 hours


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


Educational organisation (text)

Students will be coached by the teacher in small groups.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.4 The student makes music in an artistic project in a creative manner.
The student can independently realise contrapuntal exercises in a creative, personal and original manner, taking into account stylistic matters, phrasing, technique and musicality.
2.1 The student has thoroughly mastered musical parameters and structures.
The student further expands his or her previously acquired knowledge and understanding of counterpoint to a two-voice canon in Baroque style, and can apply this knowledge.
2.3 The student can process musical structures through analysis and interpretation.
The student develops a personal musical knowledge of complex scores by writing counterpoint him or herself.
4.3 The student can present orally and in writing the results of his or her critical (self-)reflection.
The student can reflect on him- or herself and can eliminate specific shortcomings or deficiencies by individual assignments and the systematic completion of exercises.

Course content

Read the vademecum
* from baroque till expressionism
* written exercises relating to the course content

Study material (text): Mandatory

Own course (teacher)
- 20th Century Harmony (V. Persichetti)
- Harmony (W. Piston)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours150,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment50,00
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment continuous (Permanent evaluation)20,00
Academic yearPortfolio30,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment100,00