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Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

International dimension

International focus

Art and art education are international in character. This reflects in our programs

• The presence of a large number of foreign students
• The composition of the staff and the teaching staff
• The embedding in a broad international network

Especially by the international composition of staff, student and teaching staff population and
the embedding in the international arts campus, the “internationalization at home ‘come true.

In the conservatoire you enter into an international habitat with a large number of foreign students and teachers (40%). The cross-pollination between students in dance, drama and music also ensures a unique dynamic. You come in contact with renowned artists from around the world during masterclasses. Thanks to internships at Royal Flemisch Philharmonic, Flemisch radio Choir, Collegium Vocale, Flemisch Opera en I Solisti del Vento you are already included in a broad international network. The conservatoire also organizes collaborative projects with professional music ensembles such as Champ d'Action, Hermes Ensemble, Anima Eterna and Brussels Jazz Orchestra and dance companies such as Eastman.

 

International Arts campus

Another strength of the conservatoire is the embedding in an International Arts Campus, in which it extends its partnership with deSingel, Antwerp’s international theatre-dance-concert-architecture venue. Born from the necessity of extending the original school facilities with two auditoriums for music and the performing arts, deSingel’s Red and Blue Halls have over the years developed a reputation among Flanders’ foremost platforms for international art.

In 2010 the conservatoire and deSingel have realized their joint dream (a new mutual wing was opened)  an inaugurated the International Arts Campus, where the process of teaching, learning, creating and performing is on permanent show for a wide audience. The exceptional international array offered here of drama, music and dance in performances, accessibility of rehearsals, lecture-demos and master classes, and encounters with professionals provide the student with the most recent developments in their field.

Synergy, exploring and cohabitating appear as keywords, also astonishment and not self-evident, unexpected collaboration. And where the arts centre’s modus operandi may be characterized as presentation and production of the performing arts and giving them an educational context, a conservatoire’s priorities on the other hand are better sketched as learning, making and presenting of the performing arts.

 

The Royal Conservatoire Antwerp is a member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC).