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Music Department, Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
Bachelor of Music. Studies include performance (classical, jazz/popular), composition, theory, choral and band conducting, music education.
Master of Music: • in performance, with options in classical instrumental/vocal/stage performance, accompaniment/coaching (for pianists); • in jazz and popular music with stage performance option. • in composition. Doctoral program in Creative and Performing Arts (docARTES).
Individual post-graduate programs are available: • instrumental or vocal concert soloist, orchestral musician; • composition; • chamber music; • accompaniment and coaching; • jazz; • Suzuki teacher training for violinists; • children's choir/youth choir conducting.
This institution forms part of the Artesis Plantijn University College which originated from a merger between Artesis University College and Plantijn University College. Founded in 1898 as the Royal Flemish Conservatoire by Peter Benoit, it was the first Dutch-language institute for art education in Belgium. The Conservatoire has established an International Arts Campus deSingel in which the arts of music, dance, drama and music education may be studied in close relationship with each other. In 1993 the jazz and popular music option was added to the classical courses. The four-year Doctoral program (docARTES, launched in 2004) is designed for musician-researchers (performers, composers and the like) and is offered by a consortium of partner institutions in several European countries co-ordinated by the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Belgium. The participating institutions are: • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Association, Leuven (Belgium); • University of Leuven and the Lemmensinstituut (Belgium); • Antwerp University Association, Antwerp (Belgium); • Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Belgium); • Leiden University, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (Netherlands); • Koninklijk Conservatorium voor Muziek en Dans (The Hague, Netherlands); • Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Netherlands). The library holds a vast collection of books and scores, including old psalm books, 14th century antiphons, the only copy of the Beyaert-Book (1746 of Joannes de Gruyter from Antwerp cathedral, chansons by Nicolas de la Grotte (1575) as well as a unique collection of instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries. Language of instruction is Dutch. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.