Main Subject Trumpet Jazz & Pop 4

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
451 hours

Form / content / level

Admitted to the ArtEZ Jazz & Pop Trumpet main subject year 4.
See Competencies 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 final audition, and may be related to other classes, e.g., Arranging or Band Coaching.




lip flexibility





form analysis

harmonic analysis


form awareness

solo transcriptions
Mode(s) of instruction
Individual main subject lessons.
Material & Tools
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), as well as materials of the student's choice.
Student activity
Organizing a performance (band, repertoire, rehearsals) as part of the annual Jazz & Pop student concert. This performance may be used to try-out elements of the final exam. Independently organizing and performing the final 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 fourth year focuses on further expansion and in-depth study of the musical idiom and repertoire. This course year concludes with a final exam concert, the contents of which are chosen by the student to demonstrate the full range of his acquired musical skills and artistic personality.