Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Harpsichord 1321/3300/2425/1/37
Study guide

Harpsichord 1

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 1
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Harpsichord within Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 21 credits
Co-ordinator: Proot Stephanie
Other teaching staff: Bernolet Korneel
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2024 ()
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


There are no prerequisites for this course.

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)

Pass the entrance exam.
Performance on the entrance exam demonstrates the student has the appropriate beginning competencies. See entrance exam specifications on the website.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.1 The student masters the representative repertoire for his or her discipline.
The student can perform representative exam repertoire or works from the same level.
2.2 The student makes progress through independent study.
The student applies a structured and regular study method.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student masters the basic technical elements in relation to articulation and sound production.
The student has a healthy and functional posture when performing.

Course content

Read the vademecum Keyboard instruments.
The annual program will be determined in consultation with the main teacher.

* Mastery of harpsichord technique and sound shaping (including Schnellen)
* Practical style study of the complete repertoire
* Study of the different types of harpsichords
* Acquisition of tuning (theoretical and (especially) practical)
* Maintenance of the instrument
* Practical application of the knowledge from historical sources and treatises in order to arrive at a historically informed performance. This forms the student into an independent musician.
* What is a good score?

Study material (text): Mandatory

- Scores, textbooks and recordings cf. the main lecturer's specification
- Scores from the examination program. The examination programme will be determined in consultation with the main lecturer.
- Suitable instrument

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Collaborative learning30,00 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