Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Music Practice Extension11841/3318/2425/1/02
Study guide

Music Practice Extension

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Orchestra Instrument within Music
In other study programme:
  • Aanvullende opleiding Koninklijk Conservatorium as Music Practice Extension 1 (3 sp)
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
(#) Optional course unit (must be replaced)
For this optional course unit, one of these course units are available:
  • Music Practice Extension 1 (3 sp) (3 credits)
  • Music Practice Extension 2 (3 sp) (3 credits)
  • Music Practice Extension 3 (3 sp) (3 credits)
  • Music Practice Extension 4 (3 sp) (3 credits)
  • Music Practice Extension 5 (3 sp) (3 credits)
Co-ordinator: Kessels Koen
Other teaching staff: 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: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.1 The student independently broadens and explores repertoire related to his or her discipline.
The student can perform both standard repertoire and less conventional repertoire in a group.
1.2 The student masters the internationally used stylistic performance practice standards.
The student can interpret music from various musical stylistic periods.
1.3 The student can take on a leading role in an ensemble.
The student listens at all times to his or her fellow musicians.
The student has the ability to play a leading role in an ensemble or choir.
The student has an in-depth understanding of the role of his or her instrument in relation to other instruments and as part of the ensemble.
2.3 The student can process musical structures through analysis and interpretation.
The student can perform the basic orchestral and choir repertoire in a group 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 shows respect for his or her fellow students and teachers.
The student fulfils an exemplary role in relation to his or her professional attitude, helpfulness and easy social communications skills.
2.1 The student has thoroughly mastered musical parameters and structures.
The student is able to make a substantial contribution to the group sound and the musical group dynamic.
2.2 The student builds up expertise through organisation and independent study.
The student demonstrates independence in his or her complete learning of scores and seeks out, when required, professional coaching from the team of teachers.
4.3 The student can present orally and in writing the results of critical (self-)reflection.
The student can link substantiated critical reflection on a lecture or masterclass given by an external expert with his or her own principal discipline and can demonstrate 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 praxis15,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours75,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

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