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Do you dream of becoming a composer, orchestral musician, teacher, soloist, or do you aspire to combine multiple career choices? Does your talent lie in performing in combo, in a chamber music setting, big band, choir or orchestra? At the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp our Music degrees open the door to a host of career pathways.

Classical Music

Handbook Classical Music

Read all about how we organize our Music department in our Handbook Classical Music.

Sections in Classical Music

As each instrument group and music specialization has its own educational needs, the Classical Music programme is divided up into sections:

Composition  
Conducting choral conducting, orchestral conducting and hafabra conducting
Woodwinds flute and piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, alto oboe, bassoon, contrabassoon, saxophone
Brass French horn, trumpet, trombone, saxhorn, tuba
Percussion timpani, snare drum, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, drums and multi-percussion set-up
String instruments viola, cello, double bass, violin
Keyboard instrument harpsichord and pianoforte, piano, organ, accordion
Plucked instruments guitar, harp
Vocal studies  

They each provide their own vademecum or handbook, adapted to their own students. You can find all the important information about your programme in it:

Composition Vademecum
Conducting Vademecum
Woodwinds Vademecum
Brass Vademecum
Percussion Vademecum
Lower strings Vademecum
Strings: violin Vademecum
Key instruments Vademecum
Plucked instruments Vademecum
Vocal studies Vademecum

There are also some vademecums that provide cross-departmental insight for Classical Music students:

 

For information about Research, Arts and humanities, Creative project, Music theory courses, Entrepreneurship, Music History, ... please check out the vademecums General Cultural courses and General Music Training.

 

Jazz

Handbook Jazz

Read all about how we organize our Jazz department in our Handbook Jazz.

Instruments & specializations in Jazz

In the Jazz department, you have a choice of the following instruments or specializations: bass guitar, double bass, drums, flute, guitar, clarinet, piano, saxophone, trumpet, violin, and vocal studies. From your master years onwards, you can also choose Live Electronics. Other instruments are possible on request. 

 

International 

For information about our exchange programmes go to this page.

Read more about our international activities.

 

Quality

Read more about the quality management of this programme.