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.
|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.
Lode Mertens, born and bred in Geraardsbergen, was still very young when he took his first music lessons at the local Municipal Music Academy. Having caught the music bug, he enrolled at the Leuven Lemmens Institute aged 14, where he did solfeggio, music theory, harmony and instrument, and graduated with a First Prize in solfeggio. He obtained a Master’s Degree at the Gent Conservatoire in June 1998.
Lode has played with Bert Joris, Serge Plume, Kris Defoort, Dré Pallemaerts, John Ruocco, and many others.
To start your study at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel you will have to pass an artistic admission test. Most specializations have two sessions: one before the summer break and one in September. As candidate-student you can register for one of these sessions.
For information regarding the admission tests like dates, the programme you need to prepare and the admission requirements and costs you can click on the picture below:
For more information on this programme you can contact the student administration via email@example.com.