Zapp Academy (Jasper le Clercq)

Module code
Curricular domain
Practical Classes
Group size
Number of course weeks
Class duration
One 65-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
32 hours
Study load
136 hours

Form / content / level

Completion of the propaedeutic phase violin/viola/cello.
See Competencies Matrix.
Acquiring and developing string quartet playing skills.
Relation to other modules
This module is related to the main subject module.
The repertoire will be picked from famous jazz & pop string quartets like Zapp4. But also newly composed music may be played.
Participants may also be challenged to arrange for the quartet.
Mode(s) of instruction
Quartet rehearsals and performances.
Material & Tools
Handed out by the instructor (where applicable).
Student activity
Generating internal publicity for the quartet's concerts, and selecting repertoire.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the band instructor at the end of each semester.
Creativity, improvisation, sheet music, sense of harmony, rhythmic idioms, timing and tempo control, musical interaction, intonation, reading skills, sound, interpretation, style awareness, form principles, tonal balance, preparation, accompaniment and attitude.
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
Written assessment by the instructor 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 rehearsals and public performances.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

This module allows students to extensively study string quartet music. All relevant elements of this music are discussed, in addition to more general aspects of ensemble playing.