The Conservatoire offers Bachelors and Masters courses in baroque and classical flute, within the department of Early Music. The Bachelors course consists of three years, while the Masters lasts two years.
The Bachelor course focuses on playing the baroque flute with some attention paid also to the renaissance and classical flutes. The course allows students to develop a fine understanding of the different models of flutes and the specific range of each between 1680 and 1780, alongside specific stylistic aspects of the literature and links between the types of instruments, their repertoire and playing technique. This approach happens in relation to the courses in applied theory taught within the Early Music department. This means that students are able to gain a comprehensive training in artistic, practical and theoretical skills alongside general and cultural skills.
Alongside the weekly group and individual, instrumental and chamber music classes, each year students also participate in colloquia, concerts, seminars, orchestra sessions, conferences organised by the department. The training also includes courses in reading and transposition, theory and writing. Students have access to historical instruments.
Students can then build on this solid foundation during the Masters programme, allowing them to further develop their specific approach to their instrumental and artistic work. Here, more space is given to the classical 6-key flute, and the exploration of the wide repertoire of this instrument (soloist, chamber music, unusual repertoire...), culminating in the realisation of a personal artistic project at the end of their studies, alongside in-depth research. During this second cycle, or masters programme, chamber music grows in importance, while the general courses and also the seminars are directly linked to the professional world (concerts, recordings...). Students regularly take part in ambitious projects, thanks to the artistic partnerships of the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles.