BMus (Hons) Jazz

Four Years, Full Time

Key Features

Performance and Composition

  • Instrumental tuition on bass (electric and acoustic), drums, guitar, piano, saxophone, flute, trombone, trumpet, voice and other instruments (by negotiation) from leading professionals
  • Access to performances by international artists
  • Performance opportunities include jazz club gigs, workshops, jam sessions, touring programmes and appearances at major festivals
  • Masterclasses by international artists
  • Classes in standard and contemporary jazz repertoire working in ensembles from duos to big band
  • Opportunities to create and promote student-led groups and other ensembles
  • Core training in jazz harmony and aural, history and analysis
  • Advanced training in transcription, arranging and composition
  • Full programme of creative/educational outreach projects

Professional Development

  • Full range of industry-led, professional development training options including session playing, music for theatre and performance planning
  • Core training in healthy practice and sustainable technique for musicians
  • Teaching skills training and practical experience
  • Guidance in postgraduate training, career development and management
  • Established vocational project scheme for all final year students
  • Opportunities to study abroad at a partner conservatoire via the ERASMUS Exchange Programme

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