The Conservatoire offers Bachelors and Masters courses in recorder, 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 different recorders, ranging from the renaissance to the modern period. The course helps students develop a varied and sound technique, enabling them to gain an intimate undrstanding of the repertoire from all angles, stylistically, harmonically, analytically etc., and in relation to the courses in applied theory taught within the Early Music department. These courses allow students 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 a regular class for the recorder consort, alongside numerous other projects organised by the department (colloquia, concerts, seminars, orchestra sessions, conferences). The training also includes courses in reading and transposition, theory and writing. Students have access to historical instruments (renaissance consort, bass and double-bass recorders for contemporary music, etc).
Students can then build on this solid foundation during the Masters programme, where they are guided to further develop their specific approach to their instrumental and artistic work (soloist, research, unusual repertoire), culminating in the realisation of a personal artistic project at the end of their studies. 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.