Main Subject Trumpet Jazz & Pop 1

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

Form / content / level

Admitted to the ArtEZ Jazz & Pop Trumpet main subject year 1.
See Competencies Matrix.
Students should demonstrate sufficient progress to allow admission to the post-propaedeutic phase of the main subject course, both as regards instrument skills and with respect to their affinity with the genres of jazz and pop music. In addition, students should show a basic capacity for independent study.
Relation to other modules
The level of instrument proficiency corresponds to the contents of the band and theory modules.




lip flexibility


scales (as in preparatory course, with the addition of pentatonic, octatonic and altered)

arpeggios (same)


form analysis

harmonic analysis


form awareness

style characteristics
Mode(s) of instruction
Individual lessons and (as agreed with the instructor) big band lessons, group lessons and section rehearsals.
Material & Tools
James Stamp: Warm-Up Studies

Charles Colin: Advanced Lip Flexibilities

H.L. Clarke: Technical Studies For The Cornet

Robert Nagel: Speed Studies for Trumpet

Michael Gisondi: Bach for the Trumpet

Wilhelm Wurm: Etudes

Fritz Werner: Etudes

Real Book (B-flat)

Frans Elsen: Jazzpracticum 2
Student activity
Organizing a short performance (band, repertoire, rehearsals) as part of the annual student concert; independently organizing a performance (five pieces) as part of the propaedeutic audition.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the main subject instructor at the end of each semester.
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.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5 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. 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 first year focuses on laying a solid technical foundation, developing a clear understanding of the musical idiom, ensemble playing and repertoire building.