Main Subject Latin Percussion Jazz & Pop 4
Number of course weeks
One 50-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
Form / content / level
Admitted to the ArtEZ Jazz & Pop Latin Percussion main subject year 4.
Finishing touches: working on the further development of individualized technical and artistic/creative skills, and preparing students for their future career in the field of music, with specific attention for the concrete commercial and artistic aspects of their musicianship.
Relation to other modules
Related to modules from the main subject Latin Percussion as well as interdisciplinary projects.
The student will focus on:
Conga, bongo, timbales and miscellaneous percussion: tailored to student's style preferences: developing musical taste and interpretation, increasing credibility and joy in playing, improving interaction with other musicians.
The student has the option to specialize in specific styles and/or instruments.
Attending lessons and clinics from guest teachers specialized in a specific style. Special attention is paid to modern styles (Latin jazz, songo, timba, fusion), with specific attention for timing, rhythm and groove.
Familiarity with literature/study material, including CDs, DVDs and videos.
Assembling a band to play auditions, student concerts, sessions, etc., in order to approximate the professional practice as closely as possible.
Mode(s) of instruction
Individual lessons and per semester one lesson by a guest teacher.
Study materials designed by instructors as well as materials from the literature list.
Combos, bands, choosing material, literature study.
Examination and assessment
Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the main subject instructor at the end of each semester. A technical exam is part of the assessment procedure.
The student should have mastered the elements described under Aims. Specific criteria are: creativity, expression, improvisation, technique, sound, intonation, timing, reading skills, repertoire knowledge, progress, self-reflection, session participation, attitude and lesson preparation.
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5 at the end of the second semester.
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.
This module is intended to prepare students through weekly lessons for the final audition exam, focusing on the development of the musical and technical skills required to perform the final exam program, the contents of which are entirely the student's responsibility, without any stylistic restrictions.