Historical Trombone KCB (f Reda Izo)
bachelor of master in de Kunsten

Historical Trombone

Welcome to the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel! 

With a Bachelor and Master of the Brussels Conservatoire you are set for an inspiring professional career! If you want to join an international orchestra or end up doing something entirely different with your degree, our programmes are the ideal preparation for a bright future.

The KCB focusses on the broad artistic formation of each individual. The lessons are based on direct interaction between teacher and student due to the small amount of students in each class. The great number of orchestral productions each year allows us to gain experience on the stage and learn the ins and outs of the greatest pieces is in music history.

Student Music

Your subjects

Required Subjects Ba1 (Credits) BA2 (Credits) BA3 (Credits)
Main instrument I, II, III 18 18 24
Chamber Music I, II, III 6 6 6
Repertoire study/sight reading 1, 2   3 3
Historical documentation 1, 2, 3 6 6 6
Orchestra/consort. 1,2,3 3 3 3
Philosophy and aesthetics of early music 1     3
Theory and ear training 1,2 4 4  
Rhythm and intonation 1,2 5 5  
Harmony and analysis 1,2 9 9  
History of Music 6    
Modules History of Music   6 6
Formal analysis 1     6
Posture and movement 3   3
History of culture     3
Total Credits 60 60 60
Required Subjects MA1 (Credits) MA2 (Credits)
Main instrument IV, V (Master exam) 27 30
Chamber Music 4, 5 9 12
Repertoire study/Sight reading 3 3  
Historical documentation 4, 5 6 6
Orchestra/consort 4,5 6 6
Philosophy and aesthetics of early music 2 3  
Study of sources/edition   6
Artistic Research Practices 3 6
Optional Subjects 3  
Total Credits 60 60

Teaching Staff

In order to develop your talents to the fullest you need a teacher that is capable to help and motivate you in the right way. Our teaching staff is world renowned and have years and years of experience both as performers but also as pedagogues.

Do you have any specific questions before you register for the admission tests? Would you like to meet your teacher before you take the big step? Below is a list of all teachers with contact information.

Bart Vroomen

Bart Vroomen

Professor Historical Trombone

After his Bachelor studies at the Maastricht Academy of Music, Dutch-Limburg trombonist Bart Vroomen, urged on by teacher Harry Ries, decided to delve into the history of his instrument. This led him to the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, where he followed and successfully completed his Master's degree in Historical Trombones under the guidance of Wim Becu. Bart always keeps his ears open for new musical influences and other genres. As a result, he enjoys playing in an 'Egerländer' wind ensemble or Big Band just as much as in a classical symphony orchestra or renaissance ensemble, and allows his music to be enriched by all influences. For some time now, Bart has been happy to put his acquired knowledge and experience to good use as a teacher, and in this capacity he regularly gives workshops and master classes in the field of trombone and chamber music; since September 2021, he has been teaching historical trombones at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel and giving masterclasses at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles.

Contact Bart:


Admission Tests

To start your study at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel you will have to pass an artistic admission test. For information regarding the admission tests - like dates, the programme you need to prepare, the admission requirements and costs - you can click on the picture below.

Any question?

For more information on this programme you can contact the student administration via secretariaat.kcb@ehb.be.