Extensive Instrumental Studies I - Jazz (PDM100J)

The subject is based on the main instrumental or vocal activity, which constitutes the main weight of the study as a whole. The subject mainly contains solo/ensemble.

Course description for study year 2023-2024


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A new repertoire/project is planned in collaboration with the main instrument teacher/supervisor. Each student/ensemble has an in-depth project for the academic year, which is approved upon admission. Based on the project description, professional activities in the subject are defined.

Learning outcome

After completing and passing the exam in the subject, candidates must have acquired the knowledge, skills and general competence that enable them to:

General competence

  • have an artistic profile that provides the basis for a professional career as a performing musician.


  • Have knowledge and insight within the subject area at a professional level


  • Realize and convey artistic intentions on a professional level

Required prerequisite knowledge

Master's degree in performing music or equivalent


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Performance 1/1 30 Minutes Passed / Not Passed

Final performing exam with a repertoire of 30 minutes.

Coursework requirements

The subject demands students' independent efforts, collaboration skills, and ability to plan and implement projects and reflect on their performing activities.

Participation in internal and external concerts and projects is also required to some extent.

100% compulsory attendance at classes, as well as mandatory participation in projects and concerts.

To be able to take the exam, the student must have approved all mandatory work requirements.

Check the faculty's "Attendance requirement", which follows UiS's examination regulations.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Simen Kiil Halvorsen

Course coordinator:

Thomas Eide Torstrup

Study Adviser:

Lena Crosby Haug

Method of work

Working methods will be concentrated on individual teaching/ensemble instruction, individual work, accompaniment, concerts and dissemination activities, repertoire orientation, chamber music, projects, workshops, master classes, interpretation. Project(s) may be compulsory. Students are responsible for keeping up to date with information provided on Canvas.

Open for

Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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