Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Harmony and Counterpoint - major 4369/3084/2324/1/37
Study guide

Harmony and Counterpoint - major 4

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    • Composition
    Choice package:
    • Electives
    • Electives
  • Master of Arts in Music
    • Composition
    Choice package:
    • Electives
    • Electives
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, English
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 3.

Educational organisation (text)

Students will be coached by the teacher in small groups.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.4 The student makes music in an artistic project in a creative manner.
The student can independently realise contrapuntal exercises in a creative, personal and original manner, taking into account stylistic matters, phrasing, technique and musicality.
2.1 The student has thoroughly mastered musical parameters and structures.
The student further expands his or her previously acquired knowledge and understanding of counterpoint to a two-voice canon in Baroque style, and can apply this knowledge.
2.3 The student can process musical structures through analysis and interpretation.
The student develops a personal musical knowledge of complex scores by writing counterpoint him or herself.
4.3 The student can present orally and in writing the results of critical (self-)reflection.
The student can reflect on him- or herself and can eliminate specific shortcomings or deficiencies by individual assignments and the systematic completion of exercises.

Course content

Read the vademecum
* from baroque till expressionism
* written exercises relating to the course content

Study material (text): Mandatory

Own course (teacher)
- 20th Century Harmony (V. Persichetti)
- Harmony (W. Piston)

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 series50,00
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)20,00
Eerste examenperiodePortfolio30,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00