Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Vocal studies 5678/2806/2223/1/33
Study guide

Vocal studies 5

Academic year 2022-23
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 5
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice (focus Podium) (Master's Exam Creative Project Voice) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice (focus Podium) (Master's Exam Creative Project Voice) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 18 credits
Co-ordinator: Kessels Koen
Other teaching staff: Anthonis Luc, Avantario Sabrina, Cambier Anne, Jankowski Gary, Seeger Kai-Rouven, Wise Andrew
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2022 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 540,00 hours


having passed Vocal studies 4.

Educational organisation (text)

- individual lessons
- group lessons

Supplemented by a selection from:
- rehearsals with keyboard accompaniment
- participation in master classes, lectures and lecture recitals
- participation in student concerts
- participation in projects organized by the institution
- concert attendance

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.1 The student independently broadens and explores repertoire related to his or her discipline.
The student interprets repertoire in exciting and mature ways according to the stylistic standard demanded at an international level.
1.2 The student masters the internationally used stylistic performance practice standards.
The student interprets repertoire in exciting and mature ways according to the stylistic standard demanded at an international level.
The student can perform the representative repertoire in a stylistically responsible manner.
1.5 The student can move his or her public through the means of artistic dialogue.
The student makes a connection with the public and radiates self-confidence on stage.
The student moves the public with his or her personal vision and artistic drive.
The student can move the public through artistic performance.
2.1 The student has thoroughly mastered musical parameters and structures.
The student masters the musical parameters (such as rhythm, melodic line, dynamics, articulation) in the performance.
2.3 The student can process musical structures through analysis and interpretation.
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 proper playing technique and posture.
3.1 The student can employ his or her social and communication skills in order to take on a leadership role.
The student behaves suitably on stage.
4.3 The student can present orally and in writing the results of critical (self-)reflection.
The student can critically reflect on his or her presentation both orally and in written form.
The student is aware of the financial, commercial and legal aspects of international professional practice and can apply this in the own artistic practice
The student can organise him- or herself a (multidisciplinary) artistic project and thereby demonstrate that he or she can show leadership within a specific project.

Course content

Read the vade mecum.
The annual programme is determined in consultation with the principal teacher.

* Development of the technical ability of the voice.
* Use of the body in singing: breathing, correct support, correct use of the body.
* Knowledge of vocalises, song repertoire, oratorio, opera (and baroque).
Oratorio, opera (and baroque) are already included:
* Translating and reciting poems.
* Oratorio: content of the work, its history, scoring, knowing how to choose your own arias.
* Opera: same as oratorio
Going to concerts a lot, listening to and reading CDs.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Scores, study books and recordings cf. the principal teacher's specification
- Scores from the examination programme. The examination programme is determined in consultation with the head teacher.
- Dictionaries
- Literature on the use of the voice, libretto, opera, poems (e.g. Goethe, Heine, Baudelaire...)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis60,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours480,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00