Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Harmony and Counterpoint - major 2365/3029/2324/1/92
Study guide

Harmony and Counterpoint - major 2

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 2
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Composition within Compostion
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 credits
Co-ordinator: Van Kerkhoven Joost
Other teaching staff: Craens Alain, Van Camp Bram
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: 180,00 hours


previously registered for Harmony and Counterpoint - major 1.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.2 The student can make music in various styles.
The student develops from a stylistic point of view in terms of harmony (high Romantic).
1.4 The student is musically creative.
The student is capable of processing harmony and counterpoint in a creative way in written exercises: the study of chords up to and including the 9-7 chord with related modulations and soprano and bass assignments (vocal and/or instrumental).
2.1 The student masters the musical parameters and structures.
The student acquires knowledge and understanding of, and can apply, chords (up to and including all 9-7 chords, diminished seventh chords and dominant ninth chords), all modulations, ornaments in all voices and three-voice counterpoint.
2.2 The student makes progress through independent study.
The student eliminates specific shortcomings and deficiences by means of the individual assignments and the systematic completion of exercises.
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
The student develops a greater musical understanding of a score by writing harmony and counterpoint him- or herself.

Course content

Read the vade mecum.
* written exercises on the subject matter (vocal and/or instrumental)

Study material (text): Mandatory

Own course (teacher)
- Harmony of the 20th century (V. Persichetti)
- Harmony (W. Piston)

Attachment: Counterpoint by K.Kennan

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours150,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment during the examination series60,00
Eerste examenperiodePortfolio40,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00