Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Vocal studies 2675/3029/2324/1/59
Study guide

Vocal studies 2

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 2
    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


previously registered for Vocal studies 1 OR (previously registered for Vocal studies 1 (part 2 of 2)).

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 masters the representative repertoire for his or her discipline.
The student can perform representative exam repertoire or works from the same level.
1.2 The student can make music in various styles.
The student demonstrates, under the teacher's direction, an initial mastery and creative use of musical parameters in terms of a stylistically justifiable discourse.
The student sings in several and various styles and applies the correct singing technique to give expression to these styles in a musically responsible way.
2.2 The student makes progress through independent study.
The student makes progress through independent study.
The student applies a focused study-method.
The student applies a focused study-method, which results in an instrumental artistic evolution.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student masters technical elements in relation to a more extensive range of articulation and sound production.
The student has a healthy and functional posture when performing.
4.1 The student has knowledge of the broader cultural and (musical) historical context.
The student listens to and recognises the musical material that has been given as a reference by the teacher.
4.3 The student reflects critically on him- or herself and his surroundings.
In the context of his or her own performance practice, the student can name elements from the various subject matters from the course and from external sources.

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