Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Vocal Ensemble 4594/3084/2324/1/24
Study guide

Vocal Ensemble 4

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice (Jazz) within Music
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice (Jazz) (focus Podium) within Jazz
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice (Jazz) (focus Podium) within Jazz
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: Smedts Els
Other teaching staff: Lambert Anton, Wiernik Barbara
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: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


previously registered for Vocal Ensemble 3.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of Vocal Ensemble 3.

Learning outcomes (text)

The acquisition of techniques directly related to making music in a vocal group, choir or close harmony ensemble. The ability to work together with other vocalists. Learning to write one's own vocal arrangements. Learning to explain the desired sound.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.1 The student independently broadens and explores repertoire related to his or her discipline.
The student writes more advanced vocal arrangements which demonstrate the development of his or her personal style.
1.3 The student can take on a leading role in an ensemble.
The student demonstrates suitable musical leadership within the group.
The student internalises techniques specific to ensemble singing (vocal techniques, choir techniques, close harmony techniques, improvisation techniques, listening skills, etc).
2.1 The student has thoroughly mastered musical parameters and structures.
The student is able to make a substantial contribution to the group's timing.
The student is able to make a substantial contribution to the group sound and the musical group dynamic.
2.3 The student can process musical structures through analysis and interpretation.
The student can perform advanced vocal arrangements at sight.
3.1 The student can employ his or her social and communication skills in order to take on a leadership role.
The student demonstrates suitable musical leadership within the group.

Course content

* Vocal techniques
* Close harmony techniques
* Choir techniques
* Improvisation techniques
* The ability to devise/write one's own vocal arrangement, which can be learnt by fellow-students

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials45,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours45,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic practical assessment100,00

Evaluation (text)

Assessment format: ongoing evaluation throughout the year

Musical progress, motivation and commitment, attendance and preparation will be assessed.

Assessment standards: The student must achieve 50% of the total number of points in order to pass.