Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Music Practice 4 (6 ects)38992/3357/2425/1/05
Study guide

Music Practice 4 (6 ects)

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    • Conducting
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Accordion (focus Podium) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
    • Guitar (focus Podium) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
    • Organ (focus Podium) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
    • Piano (focus solo) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
    • Pianoforte (focus solo) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
    • Voice (focus Podium) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
  • Master of Arts in Music
    • Conducting
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Accordion (focus Podium) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
    • Guitar (focus Podium) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
    • Organ (focus Podium) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
    • Piano (focus solo) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
    • Pianoforte (focus solo) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
    • Voice (focus Podium) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
In other study programme:
  • Master of Arts in Music as Music Practice 4 (9 ects)
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 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, 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: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 180,00 hours


previously registered for Music Practice 3 (6 ects).

Educational organisation (text)

Within the course unit Music Practice, the student takes part in ensembles, productions, masterclasses, projects and/or study trips. This will take place in an ensemble, class or departmental context, and may or may not be in collaboration with external organisations.

The masterclasses and class projects are announced at the start of the academic year. Presence is compulsory. Participation in the study trips (where applicable) is strongly recommended.

The allocation of students to ensembles and productions is made by the production team in consultation with the instrumental or singing teacher and/or the department co-ordinators. Students nevertheless have the possibility to state a preference for certain projects.

In addition to the course unit Music Practice, the student can take on additional projects or productions through the elective course unit,  Music Practice Extension.

For larger projects (especially orchestral projects), the production team will select a team leader for each instrumental group. These students will be asked to help prepare music material and to play a responsible role in the production process.

Participation in certain productions and orchestral positions will be by audition.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit, Music Practice 3.

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 has an in-depth understanding of the role of his or her instrument in relation to other instruments and as part of the ensemble.
The student has the ability to play a leading role in an ensemble or choir.
The student listens at all times to his or her fellow musicians.
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.
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.
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

For students of Piano and for students  harpsichord, guitar, organ, accordion:

ensemble playing and/or departmental projects and
masterclasses or lecture recitals and/or
study trips or learning excursions and/or
baroque ensemble (for harpsichord and organ, if the setting requires it)

for Voice students:

chamber choir and
masterclasses or lecture recitals and
opera scenes and/or opera productions (following an audition) and/or
external choir work and/or
study trips or learning excursions

for students of Orchestra Instrument

Ensemble and/or orchestral playing (wind orchestra, symphony orchestra, departmental ensembles, interdisciplinary productions or opera productions) and 
masterclasses or lecture recitals and/or
study trips or learning excursions

Detailed information about the course content can be found in the Vademecum for Music Practice and on the Music Practice page on DigitAP

Study material (text): Mandatory

- Scores will be made available by the Conservatoire.
- Suitable instrument

Study material (text): Recommended

- Specialized journals & professional literature regarding group musicianship
- Websites mbt the professional literature and research in the profession

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours150,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

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