Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Vocal studies 3676/3029/2324/1/93
Study guide

Vocal studies 3

Academic year 2023-24
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: 21 credits
Co-ordinator: Kessels Koen
Other teaching staff: Anthonis Luc, Avantario Sabrina, Cambier Anne, Jankowski Gary, Losier MICHÈLE
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: 31.10.2023 ()
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 2) OR (previously registered for Vocal studies 2 (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 in various styles.
The student can perform representative exam repertoire or works from the same level.
1.4 The student is musically creative.
The student demonstrates an advanced mastery of musical parameters in a stylistically responsible and creative interpretation, as learnt from the teacher.
1.5 The student engages in a musical confrontation with the audience.
The student communciates with the audience with a healthy and developed voice.
The student is able to make a connection with the audience and radiates self-confidence on stage.
2.1 The student masters the musical parameters and structures.
The student implements, after preparation, knowledge of the various subject matters of the course and information from external sources in his or her own performance practice.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student masters technical elements such as articulation and sound production.
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.
4.3 The student reflects critically on him- or herself and his surroundings.
The student learns to compare his or her own performance with those of fellow students and examples from professional life, and is able to reflect critically on them.
4.5 The student works in a methodical way with a problem-solving attitude.
The student works in a methodical way on expanding his or her vocal range and endurance.

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