Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Instrumentation 15247/3357/2425/1/88
Study guide

Instrumentation 1

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Wind and Brass Band conducting within Music
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Wind and Brass Band conducting within Conducting
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Wind and Brass Band conducting within Conducting
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Anthonis Luc
Other teaching staff: Verhaert Steven
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch, English
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.

Educational organisation (text)

* partly individual lessons, partly group lessons
* class activities

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Successful passing of the entrance exam for Wind and Brass Band conducting.
At the entrance exam, the student must demonstrate that he/she possesses the correct pre-requisites. See the details of the entrance exam on the website.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.4 The student makes music in an artistic project in a creative manner.
The student has knowledge of HaFaBra instruments.
The student can, with coaching, realise arrangements or transcriptions for various settings, brass band, brass and wind orchestra from scores for other settings or from piano music.

Course content

The course content deals with knowledge of various instruments, their possibilities and limitations, settings, and other topics.
Students work independently on arrangement assignments and are coached and corrected by the teacher during individual or group-focussed lessons.
Instrumentation 1 deals with relatively small, generally homogenous instrumental combinations (such as flute ensemble, double-reed ensemble, horn trio/quartet etc).

Study material (text): Mandatory

- Score, study books and recordings (see the statement of the teacher)

- Recommended:

Denis Wright: "Scoring for Brass Band"
Hugo Masselink and Tom Lamers: "Slagwerk, een wereld vol klanken"
Samuel Adler: "The study of orchestration"
Computer with professional music notation software
Jo Eijssen (volume 1 and 2): "Instrumenteren voor Blaasorkest" Vol. 1 (Theory) and Vol. 2 (Supplements)
Harrie Janssen: "Instrumenteren voor Blaaskorkest"
Paul Gilson: "Le Tutti Orchestral"
Tipbook for all relevant instruments of the setting in question
Additional reading: fingering charts, method books etc

- Internet resources (critical!)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours60,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodePortfolio100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodPortfolio100,00