Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Vocal studies 1674/3029/2324/1/25
Study guide

Vocal studies 1

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 1
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice within Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 21 credits
Co-ordinator: Anthonis Luc
Other teaching staff: Avantario Sabrina, Cambier Anne, Jankowski Gary, Kessels Koen, Losier MICHÈLE
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 630,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

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)

Pass the entrance exam.
Performance on the entrance exam demonstrates that the student has the appropriate initial competencies. See entrance exams specifications on the website.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.1 The student masters the representative repertoire for his or her discipline.
The student can perform representative exam repertoire or works from the same level.
2.2 The student makes progress through independent study.
The student applies a structured and regular study method.
The student applies a structured and regular study method in order to train and improve the voice.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student masters the basic technical elements in relation to articulation and sound production.
The student has a healthy and functional posture when performing.
The student learns to get his or her breathing under control.
The student learns the fundamentals of various languages from a comprehension and pronunciation point of view.
The student learns to use his or her voice in a healthy and functional manner.
3.1 The student possesses social and communication skills.
The student learns to work in a punctual and respectful manner with piano coaches.

Course content

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

* Technical skill of the voice.
* Use of the body when singing: breathing, correct support, correct use of the body.
* Knowledge of vocalises, song repertoire - translating and reciting poetry.
* Oratorio: content of the work, its history, instrumentation, knowing how to choose your own arias.
* Opera: idem as oratorio.  Going often to concerts, listening to CD's and reading.
* Individual lessons are necessary for the technique of each student, each person is made differently, each has its problems and difficulties. These cannot be solved in group lessons.
* Practice can sometimes be better dealt with in group lessons because the students listen to each other more (very important).
* Going to certain concerts together with students or listening to recordings that relate to the lessons.
* Before the exam: giving class concerts so that they learn how to perform in front of an audience. Possibly repeating the concert in order to perform even better.

Study material (text): Mandatory

- Scores, textbooks and recordings cf. the teacher's specification
- Scores from the examination program. The examination programme will be determined in consultation with the main teacher.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis24,00 hours
Collaborative learning36,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours570,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

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