Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Music Practice 5 (9 ects)38996/3357/2425/1/44
Study guide

Music Practice 5 (9 ects)

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 5
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Orchestra Instrument (focus Podium) (Master's Exam Orchestra Instrument) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
    • Piano (focus solo) (master's degree thesis piano) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
    • Pianoforte (focus solo) (master's degree thesis pianoforte) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Orchestra Instrument (focus Podium) (Master's Exam Orchestra Instrument) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
In other study programme:
  • Master of Arts in Music as Music Practice 5 (3 ects)
  • Master of Arts in Music as Music Practice 5 (6 ects)
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 9 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: 270,00 hours


previously registered for Music Practice 4 (6 ects).

Educational organisation (text)

Within the course unit Music Practice, the student will take 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 wil be by audition.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit Music Practice 4

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 non-conventional repertoire in a group.
1.2 The student masters the internationally used stylistic performance practice standards.
The student can interpret music in a professional manner 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 and can guide this role.
The student listens at all times to his or her fellow musicians.
The student demonstrates suitable musical leadership within the ensemble, orchestra or choir.
2.1 The student has thoroughly mastered musical parameters and structures.
The student is able to substantially improve and personalise the group sound and the musical group dynamic.
2.2 The student builds up expertise through organisation and independent study.
The student demonstrates far-reaching 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 in a stylistic manner.
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 can lead his or her fellow students, displaying a professional attitude, helpfulness and ease in social communication 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

See the " Music Practice" page on Digit-AP.

for orchestral instrument students:
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

for Piano students:
Ensemble or section projects and
Masterclasses or lecture recitals and/or
Study trip or didactic excursions and/or
Orchestra playing (some students take part in the wind orchestra, symphony orchestra, interdisciplinary productions or opera productions)

Detailed information about the learning 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

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 praxis60,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours210,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

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