Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Advanced keyboard Musicianship30867/3357/2425/1/11
Study guide

Advanced keyboard Musicianship

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Piano within Music
    • Pianoforte within Music
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Piano (focus chamber music and accompaniment) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
    • Piano (focus solo) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
    • Pianoforte (focus Podium) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Piano (focus chamber music and accompaniment) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
    • Piano (focus solo) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
    • Pianoforte (focus Podium) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Senden Yves
Other teaching staff: Van Kerkhoven Joost
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)

group classes

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit Practical Harmony & Improvisation 3

Learning outcomes (list)

1.3 The student can take on a leading role in an ensemble.
Under supervision, the student can perform reductions and score playing in different styles and genres (e.g. string quartet, choir, orchestra, etc.).
Under supervision, the student can perform a transposition from different styles and genres (using repeated chord progressions - from chaconne to jazz standard).
Under supervision, the student can improvise in different styles using modes, chord progressions, motivic development, free from style clich├ęs, free in combination with another discipline (dance, theatre).
The student reads figured (and unfigured) basses from literature (= real music).
Under supervision, the student can play a sonata together with a melody instrument, without writing down the figuration.
2.3 The student can process musical structures through analysis and interpretation.
The student links the analytical skills to the subject content and skills within the subject Advanced Musicianship Piano.
Under supervision, students apply the acquired skills and knowledge in their daily music practice and study.
The student acquires knowledge of and insight into more complex forms and structures within the components prima vista, reduction, transposition and improvisation, with an emphasis on different genres and techniques.
The student plays prima vista in different styles, genres and notations (solo; accompanying singers in songs and arias, accompanying other instrumentalists, etc...).

Course content

Read the Vademecum Keyboard instrument.

prima vista
reduction-score reading
basso continuo

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

Evaluation (text)

Assessment is based on several evaluation moments, which will be communicated in class and on Digitap at the beginning of the academic year. Participation in all evaluation moments is necessary to pass the entire course unit. If the student fails one or more partial exams, he/she will be referred to the second examination opportunity for at least this/these partial exam(s).