Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Orchestration 125570/3029/2324/1/67
Study guide

Orchestration 1

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 1
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Composition within Compostion
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Orchestra Conducting within Conducting
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Orchestra Conducting within Conducting
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Van Camp Bram
Other teaching staff: Prengels Steven
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: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Educational organisation (text)

- individual lessons
- group lessons

Supplemented by a selection from:
- participation in master classes, lectures and lecture recitals
- concert attendance

Prerequisite competencies (text)

The entrance exam indicates 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 has a basic knowledge of major orchestral works.
1.2 The student can make music in various styles.
The student knows the stylistic aspects within an historical perspective.
1.4 The student is musically creative.
The student can orchestrate existing repertoire on a basic level and with coaching from the teacher.
2.1 The student masters the musical parameters and structures.
The student has a basic knowledge of the separate instruments (range, timbre etc).
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
The student knows the basics of Instrumentation/Orchestration.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student can realise his or her own orchestral work at a basic level and with coaching from the teacher.
With coaching from the teacher, the student can apply the basic compositional, instrumentation and orchestration techniques and place these in an historic context.

Course content

Students prepare orchestrations on an individual basis. These are analyzed in group under the direction of the teacher. Students are expected to engage in thorough self-study by studying scores for orchestra and the textbook ("The Study of Orchestration," Samuel Adler).

Study material (text): Mandatory

Books (orchestration)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis10,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours80,00 hours
  • Description: "Studenten bereiden orkestraties voor op individuele basis. Deze worden in groep geanalyseerd onder leiding van de docent. Studenten worden verwacht aan grondige zelfstudie te doen door het bestuderen van partituren voor orkest en het handboek (‘The Study of Orchestration’, Samuel Adler).”

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodePortfolio100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodPortfolio100,00