Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Organ Building 1476/3300/2425/1/69
Study guide

Organ Building 1

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 3
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Organ within Instrumental / Vocal Studies
In other study programme:
  • Aanvullende opleiding Koninklijk Conservatorium as Organ Building 1
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Verheyen Bart
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: 31.10.2024 ()
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.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

The student masters the learning objectives of the previous course unit: Organ 2

Learning outcomes (list)

4.1 The student has knowledge of the broader cultural and (musical) historical context.
The student has knowledge of the specific building style of an intstrument such that he or she can situate it geographically and chronologically.
The student can identify the essential elements of certain types of organs.
4.5 The student works in a methodical way with a problem-solving attitude.
The student can indicate and analyse a technical problem on the organ.

Course content

Read the vademecum.
The subject 'organ building' deals with the problems of instrumentation in extenso. The professional organist is prepared to deal with the patrimony at his disposal. This situation is totally different for organists than for other musicians who have personal instruments. Aspects of organ building include not only organ building per se, technically, but also maintenance, minor repairs, restoration cases and new construction.
The course consists of a theoretical and a practical part. The theory covers the principles of the different forms of organ action. Practice is taught through workshops in instruments of various makes. Special attention is given to learning tuning practice.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Handbooks, professional journals, and consultation of the Conservatoire library.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Work time outside of contact hours60,00 hours
Workplace training and / or internship30,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic practical assessment100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodProject assignment100,00

Evaluation (text)

Forms of evaluation: annual exam and continuous evaluation.
The annual exam may include both a theoretical and a practical test.

Evaluation standards: the student is passed when he or she demonstrates sufficient knowledge of the theory covered, in addition to the ability to apply the tuning techniques learned.