Vocal Ensemble Jazz & Pop
All first year students Jazz & Pop Vocals
Number of course weeks
One 90-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
Form / content / level
Admitted to the studies Jazz & Pop Vocals.
Developing the creative, practical and social skills required for singing in a vocal ensemble.
Relation to other modules
This module is related to the main subject module.
Improvising from abstract ideas.
Improvisation on chord progressions.
Original pieces by the students.
Harmony and unison singing.
Creating an arrangement, with preparation or on the spot.
Development of dynamics within a piece.
Taking turns in accompanying the theme and the solo (single note).
Mastering various styles and forms, e.g., ballad, pop, up-tempo, Brazilian and Latin.
Composing a set-list.
Creating a completely original interpretation of an existing piece.
Incorporating improvisation in an arrangement.
Adapting to others' mistakes
Working from the lyrics.
Compiling a repertoire list.
Listening to examples.
Listening to and creating different interpretations of various pieces.
Mode(s) of instruction
Group lessons with vocal students.
Materials chosen by the instructor.
Examination and assessment
Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the band teacher at the end of each semester.
Vision and creativity, communication, team-play and professional skills.
A minimum grade of 5.5, with a minimum class attendance of 80%. 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.
Written assessment by the instructor.
This module is intended to teach students through weekly group lessons the creative, practical and social skills required for singing in a vocal ensemble.