Postgraduate course Sound Cradle 2022-2023

Postgraduate course Sound Cradle 2022-2023

The demand for sensitive, artistic input for young children is high. Day-care centres, after-school centres and all kinds of other initiatives, but also young parents, are eagerly looking for a qualitative artistic approach for young children. More and more performing artists are discovering the special musical sensitivity of babies, toddlers and preschoolers and are developing a service for them.

Sound Cradle responds to this individual need and growing social demand. This postgraduate course prepares you for rich musical interaction with children from 0 to 5 years old in various contexts.

Sound Cradle provides a coherent story. The programme translates current multidisciplinary insights into an artistic approach to early musical development.

Sound Cradle broadens your view on musicality and immerses you in the fascinating world of sound interaction with the very youngest. Music-making in its purest form!


2 years


1st year: 5 course units spread over 8 modules in 2 or 3 days on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from mid-September until May
2nd year: 5 course units spread over 5 modules in 1, 2 or 3 days on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, internship and final project




You have a special interest in and affinity for young children (0-5 years).
You want to immerse yourself in this target group from both an artistic and theoretical point of view.
You have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in music or the arts.
You have a certificate of pedagogical ability.
You must pass an artistic entrance test.

Sounds like your cup of tea? Find out more about the programme here!


Intakes and admission tests:
27 June & 2 September 2022

1st year:

Perspectives on musicality:
23-25 September 2022

Musical development and communication:
28-30 October 2022

Music and Movement:
25-27 November 2022

The artistic game:
• 13-15 January 2023
• 10-12 February 2023
• 10-11 March 2023
• 21-22 April 2023

Literature and feedback:
26-27 May 2023

2nd year:

to be determined


Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, Desguinlei 25, Antwerp

  • Sound Cradle

    Sound Cradle

    A two-year postgraduate course on musical interaction with children aged 0-5 in various contexts (8 modules per academic year). A growing number of performing artists are discovering the musical sensitivity specific to babies, toddlers and preschoolers and start producing work for this target group. Sound Cradle responds to the growing need for high quality artistic productions …

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