Programme Jazz

During this day we will present everything you would like to know about the curriculum, the job opportunities and what to expect at the entrance exams. There is a chance to speak with teachers and students, and information rounds per section.

Programme overview


11.30 - 12.15h • General information and Q&A
14.45h - 15.30

General information about the study programme and the possibility to ask questions

Joachim Junghanss Associate Director, Head of Jazz & Pop, AEMA 
Bram Strijbis Study Programme Coordinator and Study Advisor 
Anna-Maria Nitschke Senior Producer Jazz 

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Opportunity to meet and talk to the teachers from different departments:

12.15 - 13.15h • Information per section Part I (BA & MA) 
Bass guitar, Double bass, (Bass) Clarinet, Guitar, Drums/Percussion, Composition/ Arranging, MA Live Electronics  

13.30 - 14.30h • Information per section Part II (BA & MA) 
Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Voice, Violin, MA Composing for Film  

14.45 - 15.45h • Information Bachelor curriculum
General Theoretical Subjects (ATV), Harmony at the Piano (HAP) and Ear Training 
Music Business & Career and Ensemble Programme 

16.00 - 17.00h • Information Master curriculum
Research Jazz Master Programme, Music Business & Career, Master Electives, Creative Jazz Writing and Ensemble Programme

 

Programme details

12.15 - 13.15h Information per section Part I (BA & MA)

SectionTeachers
Bass guitar David de Marez Oyens, Jeroen Vierdag, Theo de Jong, Lené te Voortwis, Phaedra Kwant
Drums Lucas van Merwijk, Joost Lijbaart, Martijn Vink
(Bass)Clarinet Joris Roelofs
Double bass Frans van der Hoeven, Ruud Ouwehand
Guitar Maarten van der Grinten
Composition/Arranging Jurre Haanstra
MA Live Electronics (90min) Jos Zwaanenburg

13.30 - 14.30h Information per section Part II (BA & MA)

SectionTeachers
Piano Harmen Fraanje, Rob van Bavel, Karel Boehlee, Hans Vroomans
Saxophone Jasper Blom, Leo Janssen, Marc Sholten, Ben van Gelder
Trombone Martijn Sohier
Violin Maarten van der Grinten, Jeffrey Bruinsma
Trumpet Erik Veldkamp, Jarmo Hoogendijk, Jan Wessels
Voice Lydia van Dam, Sylvi Lane, Lieve Geuens, Sanna van Vliet
MA Composing for Film Kaveh Vares

14.45 - 15.45h Information Bachelor curriculum

General Theoretical Subjects (ATV) & Harmony at the Piano (HAP), Ear Training
» Session 1: 14.45 - 15.10
» Session 2: 15.15 - 15.45 

General Theoretical Subjects (ATV) (Edwin Paarlberg)
Information on the subjects of theory, harmony, analysis and ear training. 

Harmony at the Piano (HAP)
 (Edwin Paarlberg)
The best way to learn harmony is by practicing it on the piano. During HAP you will learn how to interpret and play a melody with a chord scheme. After two years, you can choose piano playing as an extra individual subject.

Ear Training (Edwin Paarlberg)  
Information on ear training and the role of this course within the programme and how to prepare for the ear training admissions exam. 

Ensemble Program & Music Business & Career
» Session 1: 14.45 - 15.10
» Session 2: 15.15 - 15.45 

Music Business & Career (Co de Kloet & Jaco Benckhuijsen) 
Nowadays, a good career in music requires more than excellent musical skills. Especially in the beginning, there are many things that you will have to take care of yourself: arranging concerts, recording, promoting, and managing the financial part of it all. To prepare you for this, the jazz department offers an extended programme​, starting from the first year of your study and intensifying through the course of your Bachelor and Master study. The aim of this programme is to help you develop the awareness and skills necessary to successfully work out your own projects and start your future career. The MB&C programme is structured around a comprehensive curriculum that includes lectures by guest teachers from the music business, practical skills courses (website, presentation skills), and more.  

Ensemble Programme (David de Marez Oijens)
Ensembles are an essential part of the jazz department. The goal is to make sure the students get the practical experience they need and stimulate their own creativity, to make sure that after they graduate, they know their way around different styles and situations needed for their instrument. We offer a broad and diverse ensemble programme, because the needs vary per instrument and student. 

 

16.00 - 17.00 Information Master curriculum

Comprehensive session with the following subjects:

Research Jazz Master Programme (Yaniv Nachum)
A practice-based project forms an important part of the Master study programme. With their project, students try to find answers to questions from their performance practice. Topics evolve around repertoire, ‘the notes’, education, cultural interaction, and instruments. Examples from last years are ‘The Flamenco Trombone’, ‘Life and work of Kenny Dorham’, ‘Fiddle tunes on the double bass’, ‘North Indian rhythmic cadences in jazz-oriented contexts’, and ‘Herbie Hancock on guitar’.

Music Business & Career (Co de Kloet & Jaco Benckhuijsen) 
Nowadays, a good career in music requires more than excellent musical skills. Especially in the beginning, there are many things that you will have to take care of yourself: arranging concerts, recording, promoting, and managing the financial part of it all. To prepare you for this, the jazz department offers an extended programme​, starting from the first year of your study and intensifying through the course of your Bachelor and Master study. The aim of this programme is to help you developing the awareness and skills necessary to successfully work out your own projects and start your future career. The MB&C programme is structured around a comprehensive curriculum that includes lectures from guest teachers from the music business, practical skills courses (website, presentation skills), and more.  

Master Electives (Barbara Bleij)
Master electives are in-depth courses in music history, music theory, arranging, composition, etc. During this info meeting, information will be shared about the content of the courses as well as the design of the electives programme such as requirements and credits. Future master students can also be advised on their choice of electives.
 
Creative Jazz Writing (Johan Plomp)
The purpose of this course is to help students find and develop their own voice in, and artistic vision of music.

Ensemble Programme (David de Marez Oyens) 
Ensembles are an essential part of the jazz department. The goal is to make sure the students get the practical experience they need and stimulate their own creativity, to make sure that after they graduate, they know their way around different styles and situations needed for their instrument. We offer a broad and diverse ensemble programme, because the needs vary per instrument and student. 

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