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De Vrièrestraat 17-19
B-2000 Antwerpen
(32 3) 248 24 68
+32 497 44 66 52
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Curriculum

Jazzstudio

The full time program takes five years (starting in the prep year), or four years (when you can start in the first year).

After passing the exams at the end of the year, our students get a certificate which states they have accomplished that year’s goals.

In the fourth and last year, students get a diploma Uitvoerend Musicus Jazz of Pop, which specifies that they meet all the criteria of our school.  Conditions are: passing exams for all theoretical and practical subjects and organising your own 45 minutes concert (for a jury and audience).

In the first years you’ll have instrument, performing ensemble, technique and reading classes. For theoretical training there’s harmony, music theory, ear training, rhythms and jazz history. Later on in the training, arranging and composing will be added to your program.

During their first two years, jazz and pop students share several courses. That’s why you can switch between those two during these first years. You can find more detailed information in the program that you can download in the left-hand column.

Admissions

Level test

New students for the upcoming school year must pass a level test. So we can evaluate if he or she can be admitted to the first year. Those who do not succeed, are referred to a preparatory year.
The music scores for the level test can be requested at the Secretariat of Jazz studio. The test is conducted on the 13 th of September or the 20 th of September . We can only participate to the test after admission. After this date you can still subscribe if there is place available.

The level test consists of two parts

1. A theoretical test, on jazz harmony, solfège/ear training

2. The degree of virtuosity on the instrument

The student choose three tunes out of the list  (1 standard, 1 blues and 1 bossa):

Standard

  • Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)
  • Autumn Leaves (Johnny Mercer)
  • or a standard of your choice

Blues

  • All Blues (Miles Davis)
  • Blue Monk (Thelonious Monk)
  • Or a blues of your choice

Bossa

  • Black Orpheus (Luiz Bonfa)
  • Blue Bossa (Kenny Dorham)
  • or a bossa of your choice

For the Singers

  • Jazz Standard
  • free chosen Song (any style)

When you choose your own repertoire then you have to bring the music scores in triplicate to the exams. (chord progression and melody) .

You have to play the following points from the chosen  numbers:

  • Play the theme and improvise
  • For the rhythm section instruments: play a proper comping .
  • For all melodic instruments: know the most common major scales and have notion about triads
  • Singers has to prepare a Standard and a song of their own choice .

Registrations  School year 2019-2020

Fees

You pay €3900 per school year. Registrations are for the whole school year, you pay €2000 when registering. The second payment (€1900) is in January.
You have to agree with and sign the general school regulations when registering.

We plan extra muros placements in the course of the second term for all our students. You’ll be invited to pay €280 (4 day full board stay) together with the second payment in January. These activities are obligatory for all full time students.

Dates

You can register at Jazzstudio, De Vrièrestraat starting from the 13th of august every Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 and 12 am.
It’s also possible to make an appointment through mail : info@jazzstudio.be or phone : O3 2482468 or 0497/446652

You’ll be officially registered as soon as we have received your registration form and payment. As the number of places is limited, we recommend registering in time.

General information

Start first semester: Tuesday 1 October 2019
End first semester: Sunday 5 January 2020

Start second semester: Monday 6 January 2020
End second semester: 30 June 2020

At the start of a new schoolyear you have to bring following papers to the Secretariat :

  • Papers for Child benefit  (for those who are qualified for this child benefit).
  • Forms for the train and bus passes .
  • Two passport photos, A4 cover and 10 stamps

Pedagogical Program 2019-2020

Preparatory year

Theory
Harmony
Rhythm class
Jazz Elements
Ear training /solfège
Study of Partitions
Practice
Ensemble
Free ensemble
Instrument
Reading Class
Instrument technique
Jam

First year

Theory
Harmony
Rhythm Class
Jazz Elements
Ear training/solfège
Study of Partitions
Practice
Ensemble
Free ensemble
Instrument
Reading Class
Instrument technique
Jam

Second Year

Theory
Harmony
Rhythm Class
Ear training/solfège
+ 1 course of your own choice
Practice
Ensemble
Free ensemble
Instrument
Reading Class
Instrument technique
Jam
+ 1 course of your own choice

Third Year

Theory
Harmony
Rhythm class
Ear training/solfège
Composition
+ 1 course of your own choice
Practice
Ensemble
Vrij ensemble
Instrument
Leesklas
Instrument technique
Jam
+ 1 course of your own choice

Fourth Year

Theory
Harmony
Rhythm Class
Ear training/solfège
Composition
Practice
Ensemble
Free ensemble
End work coaching
Instrument
Reading Class
Instrument technique
Jam
+ 1  elective course

Elective Courses from the second year

Theory
A course from Popstudio
World music specialisation Theorie of Afro-Cuban music
Practice
Style ensemble (see list)
Choir 2 hours
Trio (3th and  4th year)
A course from Popstudio