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.
Thanks to the programme Jazz Song, I became a confident jazz musician! At KCB, I am encouraged to be creative with the basic principles of traditional jazz vocalists and musicians. The collaborations with my fellow students, support from my teachers and the close bond that develops between all the singers made me immediately feel at home at KCB!
|Required subjects||Ba1 (CR)||BA2 (CR)||BA3 (CR)|
|Main instrument I, II, III||21||21||21|
|Ensemble 1, 2, 3||3||3||9|
|Ear training 1, 2, 3||6||6||3|
|Reading training 1, 2||6||6|
|Jazz harmonie and analysis 1, 2, 3||9||9||12|
|Arranging 1, 2||3||6|
|Jazz rhythm 1, 2||3||3|
|History of music (classical)||6|
|History of jazz 1, 2||3||3|
|Piano (pianotechnique for pianists) 1, 2, 3||3||3||3|
|History of culture||3|
|Jazz encyclopedia and research||3|
|Required subjects||Ma1 (CR)||Ma2 (CR)|
|Main instrument IV, V (master exam)||27||30|
|Ensemble 4, 5||12||15|
|Concert playing Jazz 1, 2||3||3|
|Introduction to philosophy||3|
|Artistic Research Practices||3|
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.
David Linx is a singer, composer lyricist, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He has recorded over 15 solo albums as leader and/or co-leader and besides his own projects he is a frequent guest in the jazz circuit and also giving masterclasses in renownded conservatories worldwide.
In 1986 David’s first acclaimed project « A Lover’s Question » with writer James Baldwin reciting his poetry on music composed and produced by David and Pierre Van Dormael, puts him in the lime light of the jazz world both in Europe and the USA. This cd with a.o. Steve Coleman, Slide Hampton, Deborah Brown recorded in 1985 and 1986 and released in 1991 is re-released in 2000 by Label Bleu/Harmonia Mundi999 and comes with a book of poems and short stories (some previously unpublished), in English, translated in French by the late Hubert Nyssen, founder and owner of the Actes Sud Publishing House
In 1992 David gets together with pianist – composer Diederik Wissels to form the legendary vocal- piano project that has never stopped recording and touring ever since, whether it be in duo, 4-tet, with Symphony Orchestra etc… This widely acclaimed duo - project is known to have given new life to contemperary vocal jazz ab-nd their songs appear in the Real Book of Sher Music. They have won numerous awards in many countries over the last 20 years. Their songs have been sung and/or recorded by many jazz vocalists such as Sheila Jordan, Maria Joao, Fay Claassen, Maria Pia de Vito, Norma Winstone, a.o.
They team up for projects with many different guests such as Paolo Fresu, « Heartland » for Universal Jazz.
David is Professor in our conservatoire where he is in charge of the jazz vocal department since 1993 and has composed music for numerous scores for movies and documentaries. One of the movies won the first prize at Robert Redford’s Sundance Festival.
David has sung the National Anthem in front of the King and the Queen of Belgium and over 800 000 people for the 175th anniversary of Belgium.
For more information on this programme you can contact the student administration via firstname.lastname@example.org.