Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Instrument 4273/2806/2223/1/37
Study guide

Instrument 4

Academic year 2022-23
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Instrument (Jazz) within Music
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Instrument (Jazz) (focus Podium) within Jazz
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Instrument (Jazz) (focus Podium) within Jazz
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 18 credits
(#) Optional course unit (must be replaced)
For this optional course unit, one of these course units are available:
  • Accordion (jazz) 4 (18 credits)
  • Bass guitar 4 (jazz) (18 credits)
  • Clarinet 4 (jazz) (18 credits)
  • Double Bass 4 (jazz) (18 credits)
  • Drums 4 (Jazz) (18 credits)
  • Flute 4 (jazz) (18 credits)
  • Guitar 4 (jazz) (18 credits)
  • Harmonica 4 (jazz) (18 credits)
  • Live electronics 4 (18 credits)
  • Percussion 4 (jazz) (18 credits)
  • Piano 4 (jazz) (18 credits)
  • Saxophone 4 (jazz) (18 credits)
  • Trombone 4 (jazz) (18 credits)
  • Trumpet 4 (jazz) (18 credits)
  • Vibraphone 4 (jazz) (18 credits)
  • Violin 4 (jazz) (18 credits)
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: not possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 540,00 hours


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


having passed Double Bass 3 (jazz) OR having passed Drums 3 (Jazz) OR having passed Flute 3 (jazz) OR having passed Guitar 3 (jazz) OR having passed Clarinet 3 (jazz) OR having passed Piano 3 (jazz) OR having passed Saxophone 3 (jazz) OR having passed Trombone 3 (jazz) OR having passed Trumpet 3 (jazz) OR having passed Vibraphone 3 (jazz) OR having passed Violin 3 (jazz).

Learning outcomes (list)

1.1 The student independently broadens and explores repertoire related to his or her discipline.
he student is able to perform non-conventional, contemporary compositions by W. Shorter, C. Corea, D. Holland, for example.
The student demonstrates an incentive towards the personalising of existing repertoire and towards the creation of a personal repertoire.
The student shows expertise in stylistic performance practice within the field linked to his artistic personality
1.2 The student masters the internationally used stylistic performance practice standards.
The student shows expertise in stylistic performance practice within the field linked to his artistic personality
1.4 The student makes music in an artistic project in a creative manner.
The student is able to improvise on non-conventional, contemporary compositions.
The student is introduced to concepts such as free improvisation, atonality (e.g., intervalistic concepts, serial sequences, "random" free improvisations, "outside playing," etc.), polyrhythmics, and alternative tunings (microtonality).
The student shows a personal style development, seeking inspiration and overlap from other musical genres, e.g. jazz (from bebop to fusion), (contemporary) classical music (Messiaen, Schoenberg...), alternative rock, dance music and film music.
1.5 The student can move his or her public through the means of artistic dialogue.
The student can communicate the search for a personal artistic vision to the public.
2.1 The student has thoroughly mastered musical parameters and structures.
The student internalises the musical skills (tempo, timing, intonation, sound, development of motifs, phrasing, form, listening skills, etc).
2.2 The student builds up expertise through organisation and independent study.
The student demonstrates independence in the building up of expertise.
2.4 The student has acquired the correct playing techniques and posture.
The student internalises instrument-specific techniques (plectrum technique, walking bass, formation of sound and projection, articulation, power and finger dexterity, brush technique, bowing technique, independence, syncopation, and legato and staccato p
2.5m The student is aware of the technical and technological developments within his or her discipline.
The student experiments with the technological developments within his or her discipline.
The student follows the technical developments within his or her discipline.
3.1 The student can employ his or her social and communication skills in order to take on a leadership role.
The student can put together a band him- or herself and demonstrate musical leadership.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours510,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00