ANT 1. Northern Lights

Scandinavian Lied & Opera Festival: Grieg, Sibelius and beyond

Name and place of institution:

Royal Conservatory, Antwerp – Belgium

Period of the EOA module in 2023-2024:

Online courses available from 16 October 2023

Online social community to prepare the physical exchange
November 11-15, 2023 (5 physical days)

Description of the EOA module


This module gives a rare and special opportunity to dive into Scandinavia’s rich Vocal Music traditions. Non-Nordic singers will receive specific training in sung Scandinavian languages and styles by native speakers and Nordic music specialists.

    Kind of voice:


    Speciality of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe: 

    Unique colleagues from Iceland and Stockholm, online component on Scandinavian repertoire, the first overview of the languages, pronunciation, and historical context.

    Professors involved in this module:

    • Susanne Schimmack
    • Gary Jankowski
    • Michelle Losier
    • Anne Cambier
    • Sabrina Avantario
    • Guest lecturers: Gunnar Gudbjörnsson and Martin Hellström
    • Aaron Wajnberg

    Possible extras besides the module:

    Students taking part in this module can request to join the regular activities of the department.

    Minimum and maximum number of EOA students: 

    1-5 students

    Number of teaching production hours of the EOA module: 

    • Online: 3-4 hours
    • Live: 25 hours
    • Peer/video feedback: 5 hours

    Number of ECTs: 

    3 ECTs

    Entrance examination: 

    Apply through EASY with the clear mention of  the EOA-module.

    Description of the final examination: 

    Participants are evaluated based on their participation in the online offer and the live courses. The module will culminate into a final performance with Scandinavian repertoire by a selection of participants.

    Teaching language and Required level of language:

    English B2

    Total expenses of the EOA module per student and what is included/excluded in this price: 

    Taking part in the module is free but students need to pay for travel and accommodation themselves. They can apply for a grant at their home institution.

    We can administratively support your application for a short blended mobility if your institution provides this offer.

    Deadline for applications:

    • 1st deadline: 8th of May 2023
    • 2nd deadline: 1st of September (still possible via EASY as well)

    Date for expected answers: 

    • 1st deadline: 1st of June
    • 2nd deadline: 30th of September
    Module Code : ANT 1.
    Institution : Antwerp
    Dates : November 11-15, 2023 (5 physical days)
    Student : Singer
    Language : English
    Activity : Training
    Module Type : Training