Facts and Figures

Here are a few facts and figures about the Conservatoire Royale de Bruxelles...


Students

For the year 2017-2018, the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles has over 650 students registered. Of these, 25%  are Belgian, and 75% come from abroad, from around 40 different countries, specialiising as follows:

  • 350 in classical and contemporary music 
  • 48 in early music
  • 120 in jazz
  • 95 actors
  • 30 students in music education 
  • 20 students in drama education 
  • 12 students taking specialised masters
  • 3 doctoral students
  • 200 new students, selected in 2017 from 450 candidates
  • 10 students from abroad who are studying here as part of the Erasmus, or other exchange programmes. 

Age

  • Apart from a few exceptions, the students are between 18 and 30 years old 
  • The average age is 25 

Financial aid

  • Around 30 awards of social aid were given in 2017


Faculty

  • The teaching body includes professors, assistants, teaching Le corps enseignant rassemble professeurs, assistants, teaching staff, accompanists, and guest lectureres. Counting all categories together, they number 240.
  • The administrative staff includes 32 people.


Courses

  • 49 courses structured in 2 cycles for 2016-2017
  • Around 30 masterclasses in 2016-2017
  • 227 students graduated in 2017
  • 180 public shows (129 in house, and 51 external) in the 2016-2017 season (excluding public examinations), working with around 20 partnerships, and over 16 000 audience members (excluding public examinations).


Buildings

  • Totale surface area of the three sites : approx. 15 000 m²
  • 3 000 m² of rooms for teaching and rehearsals 
  • 1 700 m² dedicated to learning stage performance.
  • 600 m² of office space. 

Library

  • 5 kilometers of shelving, spread on 7 levels. 
  • 1 million documents accessible, available to borrown and/or consult 

Rooms

  • 70 teaching rooms
  • 2 rehersal / creation spaces 
  • 3 public halls: 80-seater, 98-seater and one with 597 spaces


Instruments

70 pianos, 6 harpsichords, 3 pianofortes, 2 portable organs, a great Collon organ with 35 stops, and a study organ, plus around 50 other instruments.