Jazz Master Electives

Every student in the jazz master's degree programme must choose master electives up to a total of (at least) 20 credits in two years. The student's choice must meet the following requirements: one compulsory subject from the category 'Composing and Arranging' (10 credits); the other 10 credits should be chosen from the other electives. 

In short:
* 10 credits from the caregory 'Composing and Arranging; (one course)
* 10 credits for other electives (one 10 credit course or two 5 credit courses)

Students who wish to do an exchange programme in their second MA year should have earned at least 15 credits in the first MA year.

How to apply
All CvA master students will receive a registration form by e-mail. If you have any questions about the electives, please send an email to Barbara Bleij.

Jazz Master Electives 2018-2019

Composing and Arranging - Individual Coaching
Composition Johan Plomp
Arranging Henk Huizinga
Composition, Analysis and Performance
Composing (Un)Like Schoenberg and Messiaen Martijn Hooning, Jan Faas
Jazz Composition Yaniv Nachum
Nicolas Slonimsky's 'Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns' Jasper Blom
Where is that Melody? Yuri Honing
Get on Track - New Tools for Composition and Improvisation Harmen Fraanje
Critical Reflection: History, Analysis, Philosophy
Reading Black Music: Key Texts in African-American Music Walter van de Leur
Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn: A Musical Legacy Walter van de Leur
Freedom and Improvisation Joris Roelofs
Super Nova: Wayne Shorter, Composer/Improviser Barbara Bleij
Electives of the Classical Department open to jazz students
Electronic Music Jorrit Tamminga
Instrumentation and Classical Arranging Michael Langemann
Musical Texture Amit Gur
Patterns of Performance: The Neuroscience of Improving Experts Beorn Nijenhuis