bachelor of master in de Kunsten


For whom?

  • You want to pursue your passion for playing horn and dream of a professional music career.
  • You want to further develop your artistic expertise with the help of internationally renowned professors.
  • You have the necessary knowledge and skills to pass the admission test.

Your future

With your degree in Horn, you can become a freelance musician or play in an orchestra/ensemble. You can also continue studying and become an artist-teacher or perhaps an artistic researcher? This study programme is the preparation for a brilliant future both on and off stage.

Orchestra / Ensemble

Making music in a group format is important for your development and therefore compulsory during your studies. As a horn player, you can join wind orchestra, symphony orchestra or the contemporary ensemble for example.

Seminar & Masterclasses

Renowned guest professors from Belgium and abroad are invited to pass on their knowledge to you. In recent years, we welcomed Anne Scharer, Louis-Philippe Marsolais, Frøydis Ree Wekre & Christoph Eß.


You will have the chance to study in a metropolis with both large concert halls as well as small jazz clubs, the ideal starting point for a professional music career. Your campuses are surrounded by beautiful cathedrals, trending coffee bars and green parks to unwind in.

Studying french horn at KCB in Brussels is a really interesting experience. Firstly because of the high education they offer with high qualified teachers.
Secondly because of the strong relationships between the class members which contributes to good team work. Lastly because of the work opportunities that come because of the orquestra projects and the concerts that regularly are planed there.

David Escola Quiles
David Escolá Quiles
Student Horn

After your study

Professional music career

With a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Music from the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, you can choose many professional directions. Who knows, you might end up:

  • in a (inter)nationally renowned orchestra or ensemble
  • in the arts education field
  • in the social artistic field
  • at cultural institutions or governments as advisor or policy maker
KCB - f Reda Izo

Further studies

Abbreviated bachelor's degree

After your bachelor, you can move on to a master's degree and even an additional master's degree in another instrument, through a abbreviated bachelor's degree. Postgraduates are also among the possibilities.


Verkorte Educatieve Master Muziek

Merk je tijdens je studie dat lesgeven iets voor jou is? Aan het KCB kan je ook een Verkorte Educatieve master Muziek volgen. Zo kan je meteen aan de slag als kunstenaar-leraar.


Artistic researcher

Interested in a career as an artistic researcher? KCB organises various events around research and also offers you the opportunity to do a PhD in collaboration with the Brussels Arts Platform and the VUB (university).

Your subjects


Required subjects Ba1 (CR) BA2 (CR) BA3 (CR)
Main instrument I, II, III 24 24 27
Chamber music 1, 2   6 6
Orchestra 1, 2, 3  6 6 6
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
Encyclopedia and research 3    
Posture and movement 3    
History of culture     3
Optional subjects     6
Total  60 60 60


Required subjects Ma1 (CR) Ma2 (CR)
Main instrument IV, V (master exam)  27 30
Chamber music 3, 4 6 12
Orchestra 4, 5 6 6
Formal analysis 2 6  
Introduction to philosophy 3  
Artistic Research Practices 3  
Optional subjects 9 12
Total  60 60

More information about your subjects.

Alumni in focus

Rozanne Descheemaeker

Rozanne studied with professor Luc Bergé at KCB and completed her studies with lessons in natural horn and baroque horn with Jean-Pierre Dassonville. She is active as a freelance musician, both on modern and historical horn, in various ensembles and orchestras at home and abroad such as the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, the orchestra of the Royal Monnaie Theatre, Ictus and the Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia. She is part of pop duo 'Float Fall' (see photo).

Rozanne Descheemaeker (links) (f BRUZZ)

Your professors

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.

Jeroen Billiet

Jeroen Billiet

Teacher Horn & Natural Horn

Jeroen Billiet (b. 1977, Tielt, Flanders, Belgium) studied at the Royal Conservatoires of Ghent and Brussels with Luc Bergé, where he passed his final horn exam with distinction in 2001. He continued his studies with lessons from Froydis Ree Wekre, and specialised in his great passion: historical instruments with teachers such as Claude Maury and Anthony Halstead. After this, he embarked on a career that took him to the most prominent early music formations: Concerto Köln, i Giardino Armonico, Il Fondamento, l'Orchestre des Champs Elysées and Irish Baroque Orchestra. From 2002 to 2009 he was solo horn of les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble led by Marc Minkowski and from 2012 to 2018 with Insula Orchestra led by Laurence Equilbey. He is currently soloist with le Concert d'Astrée led by Emanuelle Haim, les Talens Lyriques led by Christophe Rousset and with B'Rock Ghent. He also performs regularly with other top ensembles and as a soloist on both historical and modern horn types, focusing on a wide range of musical styles and genres. He has performed at almost all major European music festivals and has recorded more than 70 CD and DVD recordings in ensemble and chamber music. The internationally acclaimed solo CD "fall now blows its horn", which put the lyrical Flemish horn repertoire back into the spotlight, was released by the Phaedra label in 2010. In 2016, a second solo CD "Chants d'Amour" appeared, with works from the Liege and Brussels romantic horn tradition on the Terra Nova label.
Besides years of experience as a teacher at, among others, the Royal Conservatories of Antwerp and Ghent and at the Municipal Conservatoire of Bruges, he is internationally known as a researcher. In 2008 Jeroen con brio obtained the title Laureate of the Orpheus Institute, and in March 2021 he obtained the Doctorate of Arts at the University of Ghent with his dissertation on the Ghent horn school during the Belle Epoque period. In July 2019, Jeroen Billiet hosted the successful 51st International Horn Symposium, attracting more than 700 horn players from 40 different countries to the city centre of Ghent. 

Recently, Jeroen Billiet received the prestigious Punto Award from the International Horn Society, in recognition of his international career as a player, teacher and researcher. From September 2021, he will follow in the footsteps of his former teacher Luc Bergé as principal study teacher in horn at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel.

Contact Jeroen through mail.

Projects in the spotlight

Harmonieorkest (f Pepa Niebla)

Libertadores | Wind Orchestra

Professor and conductor of the Koninklijke Muziekkapel van de Gidsen, Yves Segers, conducts the wind orchestra every year, the project where the brass players can really have the spotlight. In the spring of 2023, a work by Philippe Lamouris, combined with new work from the oeuvre for wind band and oeuvre from symphony orchestra, by daring, among other things, a new transcription of Sergei Prokofieff's L'amour des Trois Oranges. Finally, they ended with a climax, with music and movement coming together in the rousing, challenging and groundbreaking Libertadores by Óscar Navarro.

Goeyvaerts 100 | Contemporary Ensemble

Brass players are also welcome to join the contemporary ensemble led by professor and conductor Bart Bouckaert. In spring 2023, they took a closer look at the works of Karel Goeyvaerts.

Goeyvaerts (f Tom De Beuckelaer)

Your campus

Campus Regentschapsstraat & Kleine Zavel

Our campuses are located in the vibrant Sablon district right in the heart of Brussels. The Conservatoire's stately main building on the Regentschapsstraat with its magnificent Concert Hall is one of Brussel's landmarks. Around the corner is our campus on Kleine Zavel where you can attend classes and study in the best conditions. Moreover, you can use our premises to study during the week and at weekends.

How can I access the campuses?

Alex KCB onthaal
Regent KCB

Renovation of the main building

After years of negotiations, we are proud to announce that the plans for the renovation of our impressive main building on Regentschapsstraat have been approved. More info on this can be found here.

Go abroad

During your studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, you will come in contact with the world: after all, you study in Brussels, Europe's most cosmopolitan capital. KCB offers guest lectures by international professionals or by a professor from a foreign partner school, international projects,... we will train you to become a professional ready for tomorrow's increasingly international world.

Do you want to spend some time abroad yourself? You can! Studying for a semester (or academic year) at a partner university or doing an internship abroad, mais oui, of course! Find out more about internationalisation.


Visit us!

Info Moments

We organise several info moments during the second semester, such as (online) info days and open class moments.


We welcome you to our many concerts, masterclasses and research days. Also come and listen to a caleidoscoop concert by our BA1 and BA2 students or our public exams. That way you can see what you would learn as a future KCB student. Every academic year, there are numerous productions in which our students perform. Info & tickets via the agenda or subscribe to our newsletter with the red button.


Kom eens langs - nieuwjaarsconcert

Enrolment & Admission Tests

To start your studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, you must pass an artistic admission test. For information on the entrance exams - such as dates, the programmes to prepare, the enrolment conditions/fees and the module to enrol - click on the button below.



Any question?

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