Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Organ Building 2477/3357/2425/1/92
Study guide

Organ Building 2

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Organ within Music
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Organ (focus Podium) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Organ (focus Podium) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
In other study programme:
  • Aanvullende opleiding Koninklijk Conservatorium as Organ Building 2
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Verheyen Bart
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


previously registered for Organ Building 1.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit.

Learning outcomes (list)

2.1 The student has thoroughly mastered musical parameters and structures.
The student can recognise the various historical tuning systems and specify the differences.
2.4 The student has acquired the correct playing techniques and posture.
The student can tune a reed.
2.5m The student is aware of the technical and technological developments within his or her discipline.
The student can programme the usual systems of "setzers", sequencers and combinations.
3.1 The student can employ his or her social and communication skills in order to take on a leadership role.
The student can distinguish between repairs that he or she can carry out him- or herself and those which should be entrusted to a specialist.

Course content

Read the Vademecum.
Organ Building deals extensively with the issues of the instrument. The course unit prepares the professional organist for dealing with the instruments at his or her disposal. This situation is a totally different one as compared to other musicians, who have their own instrument. The course unit covers not only organ building from a technical point of view, but also maintenance, small repairs, restoration dossiers and new builds. The course is made up of a theoretical and a practical component. The theoretical component deals with the principles of the various organ actions. The practical component is taught through workshops on instruments of various makes. Special attention will be paid to the learning of tuning practices.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Handbooks, journals and consultation of materials at 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)

Assessment format: yearly exam and on-going evaluation throughout the year. The yearly exam may contain both a theoretical and practical test. 

Assessment standards: the student will pass if he or she exhibits a complete knowledge of the theory dealt with in the course, along with the ability to apply the tuning techniques learnt in the course.