Main Subject Trumpet Jazz & Pop 3

Module code
Curricular domain
Practical Classes
Group size
Number of course weeks
Class duration
One 50-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
26 hours
Study load
282 hours

Form / content / level

Admitted to the ArtEZ Jazz & Pop Trumpet main subject year 3.
See Competency Matrix.
Further developing technical facility, musical understanding, independent study and (musical) communication skills.
Relation to other modules
The contents of the main subject lessons are for the most part tailored to the technical exam, which means they are slightly more isolated from the other performance and theory modules than in previous years.
lip flexibility
form analysis
harmonic analysis
form awareness
solo transcriptions
Mode(s) of instruction
Individual lessons and (as agreed with the instructor) big band lessons, group lessons and section rehearsals.
James Stamp: Warm-Up Studies
Charles Colin: Advanced Lip Flexibilities
Herbert L. Clarke: Technical Studies for the Cornet
Robert Nagel: Speed Studies for Trumpet
Michael Gisondi: Bach for the Trumpet or Cornet
Stanley Weiner: 14 Inventions for 2 Trumpets
Theo Charlier: 36 Etudes
Real Book (B-flat)
Frans Elsen: Jazzpracticum 1-4
Jamey Aebersold: Classic Songs from the Blue Note Jazz Era (vol. 30), Charlie Parker (vol. 6), Benny Golson (vol. 14), Wayne Shorter (vol. 33)
Student activity
Organizing a performance (band, repertoire, rehearsals) as part of the annual Jazz & Pop student concert.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the main subject instructor at the end of each semester. A technical exam (an audition for a panel consisting of three examiners) 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.
Technical exam: the student should have sufficiently mastered the elements noted under Content.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5 by the instructor as well as for the technical exam 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.

During the spring semester a technical exam is part of the assessment procedure. Examiners use an outline of relevant criteria to assess students, with the average grade being used as the final grade.

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 third year focuses on further expansion and in-depth study of the musical idiom and repertoire. In addition, students learn to develop an individual approach to idiom and repertoire in various musical contexts. This year concludes with a technical exam testing technical facility as well as knowledge of scales and chords.