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
Auxiliary instrument 4615/2173/2122/1/51
Study guide

Auxiliary instrument 4

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    • Composition
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Music Theory (conducting) within Conducting
    Choice package:
    • Electives
    • Electives
  • Master of Arts in Music
    • Composition
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Music Theory (conducting) within Conducting
    Choice package:
    • Electives
    • Electives
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 credits
(#) Optional course unit (must be replaced)
For this optional course unit, one of these course units are available:
  • Auxiliary Instrument Accordion 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Bass Clarinet 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Bass Trombone 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Bassoon 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Cello 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Clarinet 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Cor Anglais 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Double Bass 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Flute 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Guitar 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Harp 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Harpsichord 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Horn 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Marimba 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Oboe 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Organ 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Percussion 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Piano 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Pianoforte 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Piccolo 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Saxhorn 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Saxophone 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Singing 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Trombone 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Trumpet 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Tuba 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Viola 4 (6 credits)
  • Auxiliary Instrument Violin 4 (6 credits)
Teaching staff: de Jong Hans, De Neve Guido, Vanvaerenbergh Luc, Vercruysse Rik, Verdin Joris, Verheyen Bart
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)

* Group lessons and/or individual lessons.
* Independent learning.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.1 The student independently broadens and explores repertoire related to his or her discipline.
The student can play repertoire of a more complex degree of difficulty.
1.2 The student masters the internationally used stylistic performance practice standards.
After coaching from the teacher, the student demonstrates a mastery and creative use of musical parameters in terms of a stylistically responsible discourse.
2.1 The student has thoroughly mastered musical parameters and structures.
The student can recognise knowledge previously acquired in the various disciplines of the study programme in his or her own repertoire.
2.2 The student builds up expertise through organisation and independent study.
The student applies a structured and regular study method, which results in an instrumental and artistic evolution.
2.3 The student can process musical structures through analysis and interpretation.
The student applies relevant techniques (tempo, timing, intonation, sound, development of motifs, phrasing, form and listening skills etc) in order to master the interpretation of repertoire with a higher degree of difficulty.
The student demonstrates an understanding of harmony and analytical thinking skills.
2.4 The student has acquired the correct playing techniques and posture.
The student masters a large foundation of technical elements relating to articulation and sound production.
The student consciously plays with a healthy and functional posture.
4.1 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 place the repertoire played within its musical-historic context.

Course content

Studies, works from the repertoire, recital pieces, technical exercises and/or scales.

Additional requirements for organ:

As well as organ lessons, students studying organ as an Auxiliary instrument also take lessons on general and specific organ skills. An additional facet of the study is the organ as an accompanying instrument.

Study material (text): Mandatory

- Scores, study books and CDs (see the statement of the 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 praxis15,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours165,00 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