Main Instrument I - Jazz (MUM3501J)
The main instrument is the most important component of the master's programme's specialization part and also constitutes the bulk of the study as a whole.
The individual main instrument teacher is responsible for his/her instrumental areas in relation to his students, while an overall responsibility for the main performance subject area lies with the subject management.
Emphasis on ensemble activity depends on the student's instrument/specialization. The student plans repertoire together with the main instrument teacher and supervisor.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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The centering around the main instrument is the most important component of the master's programme's specialization part, and also constitutes the bulk of the study as a whole. Emphasis on ensemble activity depends on the student's instrument/specialization. The student plans repertoire together with the main instrument teacher.
The course is largely based on individual supervision and interaction.
After completing and passing the exam in the course, the candidate should have acquired the knowledge, skills and general competence that enable him/her to:
- demonstrate dissemination skills, reflection and innovation and an independent artistic expression at a high level
- be able to meet practitioner requirements in accordance with the specialization
- demonstrate knowledge of methods that promote their own professional development
- have advanced knowledge in the field and specialized knowledge within their specialization area
- conduct soloist and ensemble concert activities and disseminate music in a public context
- realize and communicate their artistic intentions with a clear personal expression
Required prerequisite knowledge
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Performance||1/1||45 Minutes||Passed / Not Passed|
The exam is a self-produced public concert where the candidate participates with a scope of between 35 and 45 minutes.
100% compulsory attendance for teaching and compulsory participation in projects and concerts.
In order to take the exam in the course, the student must have approved all mandatory work requirements.
Check the faculty's "Attendance requirements", which follow UiS's exam regulations.
Repertoire list must be submitted on Canvas within the announced deadline.
The different instrument groups will have different requirements and different forms of documentation. The requirements are specified in the academic groups' annual plans (e.g. number of seminars with active participation, etc.).
Course coordinator:Thomas Eide Torstrup
Course coordinator:Stein Inge Brækhus
Programme coordinator:Lena Crosby Haug
Method of work
Individual supervision and teaching are given on the main instrument, as well as seminars, group lessons and master classes. Some tasks are project-based. For some instrumentalists, work on repertoire will naturally take place with an accompanist or in ensembles. The same applies to concerts and performances.
Students are responsible for keeping up to date with information provided on Canvas.