Number of course weeks
Total contact hours
Form / content / level
Admitted to the Jazz & Pop Master program.
Developing skills to design and perform an audition in every respect at a high level.
Relation to other modules
This module is related to Main Subject and Individual Productions.
The student designs and performs a public concert which lasts for at least 30 minutes and for no more than 45 minutes. The student is artistically free to make all choices. The audition is preferably held in either May or June of the first course year.
After consulting with the mentor and the examination committee (and gaining their approval), a student can opt to include a portfolio as part of the audition.
Mode(s) of instruction
Depending on the design of the audition.
Students independently organize all aspects relevant to performing the audition.
Examination and assessment
Mode(s) of assessment
Public audition of 30-45 minutes for a panel of three to five teachers. As a rule, two of the panel members are teachers of the student's main subject (if this cannot be arranged, two or fewer panel members are teachers of the student's main subject). Students showcase their individual skills and musical identity. The audition is usually a concert, but can also include a portfolio.
Creativity, expression, improvisation, ensemble playing, interaction, harmonic possibilities, accompaniment, tonal balance, technique, sound, intonation, timing/tempo control, rhythm, reading skills, stylistic coherence, repertoire choice, set list, attitude, performance, preparation and arranging/composing.
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5.
Examiners individually assess students, with the average grade being used as the final grade. The examiners hand in their assessment forms 'face-down' to the chairman, who then reviews whether the assessments are sufficiently similar, i.e., whether the graded evaluations diverge no more than two points. If there are no problems in this area, the chairman subsequently fills out the complete chairman form, which contains, in the verbal part, a summary of the reasoned evaluations provided by the several examiners. The average grade of the examiners' evaluations is used as the final grade. In case the examiners' assessments diverge more than allowed, the chairman initiates a panel discussion, and firstly asks the relevant examiners (whose grades diverge more than two points) to provide a further explanation. Subsequently the other examiners are allowed to participate in the discussion, and the chairman eventually asks them to re-vote in consideration of the issues raised during the discussion. If the grades now fall within the permissible two-point range of divergence, the chairman calculates the average grade of the re-vote and copies it to the chairman form, under the heading of 're-vote', and this new average will serve as the final grade. If the grades are still too dissimilar, the chairman also uses the average of the re-vote as final grade, adding a note on the chairman form indicating why (from his perspective) the examiners were unable to find common ground.
Audition at the end of the first year.