Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Music Practice 1 (6 ects)38961/3300/2425/1/29
Study guide

Music Practice 1 (6 ects)

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 1
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Orchestra Instrument within Instrumental / Vocal Studies
    • Piano within Instrumental / Vocal Studies
In other study programme:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music as Music Practice 1 (3 ects)
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 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: Geysels Bart
Other teaching staff: Grimm Justus, Kessels Koen, Proot Stephanie
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: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 180,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Educational organisation (text)

Within the course unit Music Practice, the student takes part in ensembles, productions, master classes, projects and/or study tours. This takes place in ensembles or within the
context of the class or professional group, whether or not in co-production with external organisations.

The masterclasses and class projects are communicated to the students at the beginning of the academic year; their presence is obligatory. Participation in study trips
(if applicable) is strongly recommended.

The assignment of students to ensembles and productions takes place via the production team in consultation with the instrument or singing teachers and/or department chairmen. However, students have the possibility to indicate their preference for certain projects via their instrument or voice teacher.

In addition to the Music Practice course, students can take on additional projects or productions via the optional course component 'extension of Music Practice'.
For every larger project (especially orchestral projects) one leader per string section will be appointed. These students are asked to help prepare the musical material and to play a responsible role in the production process.

Auditions will be held for certain productions, soloist and orchestra positions.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.1 The student masters the representative repertoire for his or her discipline.
The student of Instrument/Voice can perform a simple piece of repertoire in a group.
1.3 The student can make music in ensembles with various settings.
The student of Instrument/Voice explores the role of his or her own instrument as compared to other instruments/voices in relation to ensemble playing.
The student of Instrument/Voice can function under the direction of a conductor or leader.
The student listens at all times to his or her fellow musicians.
2.2 The student makes progress through independent study.
The student of Instrument/Voice demonstrates at the rehearsals that he or she can independently learn a score.
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
The student of Instrument/Voice can play a simple work in a group at sight.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student of Instrument/Voice masters the technical elements in relation to articulation and sound production.
The student of Instrument/Voice has a healthy and functional posture when performing.
3.1 The student possesses social and communication skills.
The student possesses a professional attitude, is helpful, shows respect and basic communication skills.
The student can work in a group in a creative context.
4.3 The student reflects critically on him- or herself and his surroundings.
The student shows an active interest and critical attitude during masterclasses and/or lectures with external experts.

Course content

See the "Music Practice" page on Digit-AP.

For orchestral instrument students:
Choir and
Ensemble and/or orchestra playing (wind orchestra, symphony orchestra, ensembles per subject group, interdisciplinary productions or opera productions) and
Masterclasses or lecture recitals and/or
Study trip or didactic excursions

For accordion, piano:
Choir and
Ensemble or professional group projects and
Masterclasses or lecture recitals and/or
Study trip or didactic excursions and/or
Orchestra playing (some students take part in the wind orchestra, symphony orchestra, interdisciplinary productions or opera productions)

Detailed information about the learning content can be found on the page "Music Practice" on Digit-AP.

Study material (text): Mandatory

- Scores, to be provided by the KCA
- Suitable instrument

Study material (text): Recommended

- Specialized journals & professional literature regarding group music making
- Websites mbt the professional literature and research in the field

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours150,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic practical assessment50,00
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment once during class weeks50,00