Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Organ 5475/3357/2425/1/24
Study guide

Organ 5

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 5
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Organ (focus Podium) (Master's Exam Creative Project Organ) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Organ (focus Podium) (Master's Exam Creative Project Organ) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 18 credits
Co-ordinator: Proot Stephanie
Other teaching staff: Verheyen Bart
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: 540,00 hours


previously registered for Organ 4.

Educational organisation (text)

- individual lessons
- group lessons

Supplemented by a selection from:

- participation in master classes, lectures and lecture recitals
- participation in student concerts
- participation in projects organized by the institution
- concert attendance

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.1 The student independently broadens and explores repertoire related to his or her discipline.
The student interprets repertoire in exciting and mature ways according to the stylistic standard demanded at an international level.
1.2 The student masters the internationally used stylistic performance practice standards.
The student interprets repertoire in exciting and mature ways according to the stylistic standard demanded at an international level.
1.5 The student can move his or her public through the means of artistic dialogue.
The student moves the public with his or her personal vision and artistic drive.
2.1 The student has thoroughly mastered musical parameters and structures.
The student masters the musical parameters (such as rhythm, melodic line, dynamics, articulation) in the performance.
2.3 The student can process musical structures through analysis and interpretation.
The student demonstrates an understanding of harmony and analytical thinking skills.
2.4 The student has acquired the correct playing techniques and posture.
The student masters a proper playing technique and posture.
3.1 The student can employ his or her social and communication skills in order to take on a leadership role.
The student behaves suitably on stage.

Course content

Read the vademecum Keyboard instruments.
The annual program will be determined in consultation with the principal teacher.

The subject matter for the master's degree is a global package that is spread over the two years. The weekly lesson forms the basis. The students also attend classes of fellow students and are encouraged to do so. It goes without saying that this must not stand in the way of the purely individual treatment of certain problems. A flexible policy is applied in this area. Responsible performance practice and preparation for public performance are practised in the group lessons, in which a finished repertoire piece is performed and evaluated. The 'prima vista' is also practised in these group lessons, in which the students receive their assignment in the course of the day and play it in front of the class. Whenever the opportunity arises, a concert visit is organised. Every year, a study trip takes place: this is a practical week on the road. This excursion is primarily a working trip: one of the major organ types is studied and played intensively. The organ lessons themselves are spread over several instruments. This is an absolute necessity for those who want to be ready for professional life after their studies. In the course of the years, the conservatory has acquired a patrimony that, in terms of variety and quality, belongs to the top in Europe. Agreements have been made with various churches in and around Antwerp, such as the Cathedral with its 2 organs (Schijven 4 manual organ of 1891 and Metzler 3 manual of 1993), St Laurentius (3 manual), Walcker from the Protestant Church (2 manual 1905). In addition, the study organ of the conservatoire is at the disposal of the students 24 hours a day. For reasons of accessibility, this is located in the weekly chapel of St Laurentius' church, a 5-minute walk from the Conservatory.

Study material (text): Mandatory

- Scores, textbooks and recordings cf. the teacher's specification
- Scores from the examination program. The examination programme will be determined in consultation with the main teacher.
- Suitable instrument. The student can make use of the organ facilities provided by the study programme.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis60,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours480,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00