Playing, both as a soloist and together with others, is a large part of the programme when studying jazz and improvised music. You will receive individual instruction on your instrument and will learn to play different styles of music. You will study complementary subjects and will eventually be able to choose a subject to study in-depth. All students are given the freedom to discover their own personal form of expression, also through ensemble playing and projects. In the final year of study, you will form your own ensemble and function as its bandleader.
Departments and disciplines
- Accompaniment Listening to yourself and your fellow performer simultaneously.
- Brass Orchestral and ensemble performance.
- Guitar Solo repertoire and ensemble performance on classical guitar.
- Jazz and Improvised Music A broad repertoire and curiosity about new artistic expressions
- Percussion A large number of instruments and specialisation in different genres.
- Piano One-to-one tuition and formative feedback provide comprehensive performance experience.
- Strings and Harp Adapted tuition and informed decisions.
- Voice Lieder, opera, baroque, church music, musical theatre, cabaret and improvisation.
- Woodwinds Rooted in the classical orchestral tradition.