Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Piano for Singers 312045/2805/2223/1/70
Study guide

Piano for Singers 3

Academic year 2022-23
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 3
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice within Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Anthonis Luc
Other teaching staff: Proot Stephanie, Van Kerkhoven Joost
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: 31.10.2022 ()
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.


having passed Piano for Singers 2 OR having passed Second Instrument Piano 2.

Educational organisation (text)

Group-oriented education

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit.

Learning outcomes (list)

2.2 The student makes progress through independent study.
The student masters a good technique in order to make an efficient study plan and follow it.
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
The student can (if interest, necessity, and skill allow) play a figured bass.
The student can (if interest, necessity, and skill allow) play using variation techniques.
The student can harmonise more complicated melodic lines.
The student can make more complicated simplifications of accompaniments by the reduction of the basic harmonic material.
The student can make more complicated chord progressions him- or herself.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student can (if interest, necessity, and skill allow) play from a score.
The student can play existing piano scores and/or accompaniments of a higher level of difficulty.
The student can play the piano without a score (own compositions).
4.3 The student reflects critically on him- or herself and his surroundings.
The student masters to a great extent the various working methods needed to develop playing piano without the score.

Course content

See the vademecum.

Further development of the components as described in B1 and B2. The student is given the opportunity to deepen the working methods in line with his/her own interests, the material or subject introduced by the student will be submitted to the teacher for approval. Nevertheless, in the final evaluation, a balance between the components métier, creativity and pianistic skill will be prioritised.

1. Pianistic skills: realisation of scores and accompaniment; improvisations and métier parts with professional attitude. This means: performance of the played material with a high degree of correctness, within an acceptable tempo, with attention to agogics, continuity, phrasing and sound quality. No great virtuosity is expected here, but an artistic performance within the limits of what can be expected after three years of study, following an evolution from the starting level in B1:

- Playing of existing keyboard music (see representative repertoire list)

- Playing of obligatory song accompaniments in a reduced form: songs by Schumann, Schubert, Beethoven,...

2. Aspect of practical harmony: realisation of simple basso continuo parts (preferably related to own repertoire). This includes the use of triads, 6 and 6/4 chords, 7 and 9 chords (and inversions), simple ornaments 9-8, 7-6 and 4-3.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Piano at your disposal.
Scores (to be borrowed from the KCA library or purchased on the teacher's advice).

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 practical assessment30,00
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment during the examination series30,00Januari
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment during the examination series40,00Mei/juni
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00