bachelor of master in de Kunsten


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. 

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Student Muziek

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

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.

Stephan Vanaenrode

Stephan Vanaenrode

Professor Tuba

Stephan Vanaenrode studied with Jozef Matthessen at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven. He received the First Prizes of euphonium, bass tuba and chamber music, as well as the Higher Diploma tuba.

From 1987 until 2000 he was the first bass tuba at the Koninklijke Militaire Muziekkapel der Belgische Gidsen and since 2000 he fulfils the same function at the Symphony Orechstra of ‘De Munt’.

In February 2007 he was the "alter-ego" of the "L'Uomo dalfore in bocca" (the man with a flower in his mouth), an opera by Luc Brewaeys.

The same Luc Brewaeys dedicated to him the work "Brasstuba", based on excerpts from the opera and soon on the new Belgian Brass CD.

In 2007 he had a tour with Johan Verminnen, armed with euphonium, bass tubas and cimbasso in the production "From Brussels to the World".

Contact Stephan:


Admission Tests

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:

Any question?

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