Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Music Practice 3 (ects)38967/3300/2425/1/39
Study guide

Music Practice 3 (ects)

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 3
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Orchestra Instrument within Instrumental / Vocal Studies
In other study programme:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music as Music Practice 3 (3 ects)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music as Music Practice 3 (6 ects)
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 9 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: 270,00 hours


previously registered for Music Practice 2 (6 ects).

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.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.1 The student masters the representative repertoire for his or her discipline.
The student of Instrument/Voice can perform standard repertoire in group.
1.2 The student can make music in various styles.
The student of Instrument/Voice can perform music from various musical style periods.
1.3 The student can make music in ensembles with various settings.
The student of Instrument/Voice has an understanding of 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 take the initiative of taking on a leading role amongst fellow students and teachers within an ensemble or choir, and does this in a respectful way.
The student listens at all times to his or her fellow musicians.
2.1 The student masters the musical parameters and structures.
The student of Instrument/Voice has an understanding of the creation of a group sound and a musical group dynamic.
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
The student of Instrument/Voice can perform a simple piece of orchestral or choral repertoire in a group at sight.
3.1 The student possesses social and communication skills.
The student can take a leading role within a creative context.
The student actively uses his or her professional attitude, helpfulness and ready social communication skills within a creative context/musical project.
4.3 The student reflects critically on him- or herself and his surroundings.
The student can link a substantiated and critical reflection on a lecture or masterclass given by an external expert with his or her own principal discipline and can share this in written form with correct use of language.

Course content

See the " Music practice" page on Digit-AP.
For students of orchestral instruments:
Ensemble and/or orchestra playing (wind orchestra, symphony orchestra, ensembles per subject group, interdisciplinary productions or opera productions) and
Master classes or lecture recitals and/or
Study trip or didactic excursions

Detailed information about the course 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

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis60,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours210,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

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