Find your own music
All jazz students are motivated to compose their own music. We see this as an essential element to discover what music resonates best for you and how to develop as a musician.
Learn the basic crafting of jazz arranging, from small ensemble to traditional block-voicing in horn sections. Arranging gives you a new perspective on a familiar tune. It can mean creating 2nd or 3rd voices on a melody, but jazz offers many possibilities through reharmonisation and altering of rhythm.
From the 3rd-year BA you can pick module courses to further hone your skills as a composer/arranger. We currently are offering the following modules:
Composing for film
Composing, arranging for big band, pop, funk, fusion, vocals
Classical/Jazz Music lab
Wanted! (cross-over ensemble performing new music)