The two-year internationally-oriented Master of Music serves the purpose of deepening your experience, practice and knowledge of jazz and beyond. Our approach focusses on experiment through practice-based and performance-based research connected to your main subject and your personal and professional goals in music. Building knowledge that will serve you being a musician, ready for our society of today.
We look at you, your art, and how this works as a business. We deepen your understanding and familiarity with jazz (and jazz related) music of our own most recent times, worldwide, basing ourselves on a large background in history and tradition. In the Jazz department, students are trained to become a creative professional and versatile musician. Jazz artists who can put their own unique and artistic identity on the market with great flair. We guide and shape musicians who will make a career for themselves as inspiring players, band leaders, composers, arrangers, teachers, producers, organisers and/or managers, on an international level.
2 years full-time.
Scheduled group lessons, always on Tuesdays
Impro Lab, Master Band, Band Recording & Music Production, Mixing & Mastering, Current Jazz, Your Art as a Business (YAB), Music & Society, Master Circle
Main subject lessons, own band rehearsals, outreach programme, master classes, workshops, Find Your Own Music (FYOM) coaching, master research coaching
Elective Modules to choose from (Mon–Fri, dependent on Module)
- Advanced theoretical analysis
- Advanced ear training Composing & arranging (various: e.g. film, Big Band, world, composition lab)
- Advanced teaching skills (various: e.g. theory of methodology, work placement)
- Advanced rhythm
- Debussy, Ravel & Stravinsky
- Conducting & ensemble leading
- Producing your own music
English (level B2 is required)
Introduction days: last week of August
Master of Music