Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Music Practice12036/3406/2425/1/02
Study guide

Music Practice

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Postgraduate Music - orchestra
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 15 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • credit contract.
  • 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
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).


There are no prerequisites for this course.
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 450,00 hours

Learning outcomes (list)

The student is able to substantially improve and personalise the group sound and the musical group dynamic.
The student can perform the basic orchestral and choir repertoire in a group at sight in a stylistic manner.
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.
The student can lead his or her fellow students, displaying a professional attitude, helpfulness and ease in social communication skills.
The student shows respect for his or her fellow students and teachers.
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.
The student can perform both standard repertoire and non-conventional repertoire in a group.
The student can interpret music in a professional manner from various musical stylistic periods.
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 demonstrates suitable musical leadership within the ensemble, orchestra or choir.
The student listens at all times to his or her fellow musicians.

Course content

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, to be provided by the KCA
- Suitable instrument

Study material (text): Recommended

- Specialized journals & professional literature related to group music making
- Websites related to the specialized literature and research in the field

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis90,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours360,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

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