Profile, extension and depth: Practical Classes
Number of course weeks
One 20-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
Form / content / level
To be able to select a minor on a subsidiary instrument or composition, the student must have mastered his or her subsidiary instrument to a certain level. The norm is the preparatory course entrance level. This will be tested at an audition. Here, the student will prepare an audition program comprising several pieces or visit the desired teacher for a trial class in which the teacher can determine the student's level on the instrument.
Exceptions: The student does not need to audition for the minor if he or she is already taking one of the main and subsidiary combinations mentioned below:
- Main subject Jazz&Pop with a Classical Music subsidiary on the same instrument;
- Main subject Composition with a Composition for Film & Theater subsidiary (or vice versa);
- Main subject Double bass with Bass Guitar subsidiary (or vice versa);
- Main subject Guitar with Bass Guitar subsidiary (or vice versa);
- Main subject Percussion with Drums subsidiary (or vice versa);
- All combinations of brass instruments;
- All combinations of bowed string instruments;
- All combinations of wood instruments;
- All combinations of key instruments;
- Jazz & Pop Piano subsidiary with any Jazz & Pop Main Subject provided the student has completed Harmony at the Piano 1.
If these classes are followed on the student's own instrument (the main subject instrument) the only prerequisite is to be admitted to the second year.
Students who are studying another main subject than Composition or Composition for Film & Theater can choose no more than one Individual Minor per year. In some cases exceptions are made; for instance if drummers are needed in first year bands students could be allowed to choose an extra minor drums and play in such a band as compensation and to train the skills.
Students Composition can choose one Individual Minor as an instrumentalist/vocalist as well as an Individual Minor Composition for Film & Theater.
Fourth year students Composition for Film & Theater can choose one Individual Minor as an instrumentalist/vocalist as well as an Individual Minor Composition. In year one, two and three they can choose one Individual Minor besides the General Minor which is a mandatory module in the program.
Developing skills on an instrument or composition which is not your main subject, stylistically in a different area or giving new musical inspiration for development.
Relation to other modules
Related to the main subject modules.
This module can (and will, as a rule) be followed on a subsidiary instrument or in composition (with a teacher in the field of that subsidiary instrument/composition) or on the student's own instrument (with a teacher who plays another instrument, being an extra source of inspiration for development).
Depending on the student’s entrance level and personal goals, the minor classes emphasize training skills and/or musical development. There is no fixed curriculum. In each case, a class schedule will be agreed upon following consultations between the student and the teacher.
Mode(s) of instruction
Material & Tools
Examination and assessment
Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of each semester.
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents.
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5 at the end of the second semester.
Students are assessed at the end of both semesters. 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. The end-of-semester assessments comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lessons and, if applicable, public performances.
Depending on the student’s entrance level and personal goals, the minor classes emphasize either training skills or musical development.