Main Subject Composition Jazz & Pop 4

Module code
M-JP-COM4
Curricular domain
Practical Classes
Credits
17
Group size
1
Number of course weeks
30
Class duration
One 50-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
25 hours
Study load
451 hours

Form / content / level

Prerequisites
Admitted to the ArtEZ Jazz & Pop Composition main subject year 4.
Competencies
See Competency Matrix.
Aims
Further developing artistic and technical skills.

Developing an individual composition style.

Organizing and leading a sixty-minute final exam performance.
Relation to other modules
Students may choose to follow the module Harmony at the Piano for Composing 4.

The module Choir Conducting teaches students to effectively conduct rehearsals and performances of their own compositions.

Electives such as Music Technology, Music for Images, Video etc, (see the Curriculum Overview) aim to improve the student's understanding of digital media, which enhances his artistic and technical contributions to multidisciplinary collaborations.

The module Professional Orientation teaches students the general skills and knowledge needed to build and maintain a professional practice as composer/arranger.
Content
COMPOSITION/ARRANGEMENT TECHNIQUE:

At the start of module, the student writes an outline for the final exam concert. The contents of this concert are entirely up to the student, on the condition that arrangements of existing pieces make up no more than 50% of the final exam concert. The performance program is entirely aimed at investigating and solving specific artistic and technical issues raised during the composition of the final exam pieces.

ANALYSIS AND TRANSCRIPTION:

The performance program is entirely aimed at investigating and solving specific artistic and technical issues raised during the composition of the final exam pieces.

INSTRUMENTATION/ORCHESTRATION:

The performance program is entirely aimed at investigating and solving specific artistic and technical issues raised during the composition of the final exam pieces.

REPERTOIRE/PRACTICAL:

Discussing self-composed pieces. At the start of module, the student writes an outline for the final exam concert. The contents of this concert are entirely up to the student, on the condition that arrangements of existing pieces make up no more than 50% of the final exam concert.
Mode(s) of instruction
Individual lessons and group lessons, which are also attended by students from different years of the main course.

Occasionally attending classes by other ArtEZ composition instructors (Alex Manassen, Jan-Bas Bollen, teachers of the Media Music department).

Occasionally attending classes in which instructors in choreography, theater or film address composed pieces.
Material
Selected media that aid in investigating and solving specific artistic and technical issues raised during the composition of the final exam pieces.
Student activity
Composing and arranging the sixty minutes of music for the final exam concert.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the main subject instructor at the end of each semester.
Criteria
Generally, the criteria are: consistency, efficiency, economy of means, practicality, instrinsic persuasiveness, richness, balance, intelligence, motivation, inventiveness, stylistic awareness, imagination, reflection (analysis, presentation), timing, authenticity, diversity, and multidisciplinary diversity.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5 at the end of the second semester.
Examination procedure
At the end of both semesters, the instructor fills out an assessment form designed specifically for this module. Assessment is comprised of a verbal evaluation and a concluding grade. The instructor reviews this assessment with the student during the first subsequent lesson. Assessment at the end of the autumn semester is formative and expressed in terms of satisfactory/unsatisfactory. It indicates a student's progress in this module. No ECs are awarded and there is no resit. Modules can only be absolved, and ECs awarded, after the end of the spring semester.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

The module Composition Jazz & Pop 4 teaches students how to plan, organize and write the sixty-minute final exam program.