Master’s Degree in Jazz-Performance, Musikene Jazz Masters
European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Level 7 and Spanish Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) Level 3 Degree.
REGISTRATION: from 10 January to 10 March 2020
ACCESS TESTS: 23, 24 and 25 March 2020
ACADEMIC CALENDAR: From October 2020 to June 2021
NEW ADMISSION PLACES OFFERED: 24 per academic year
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Musikene. Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco (Higher Centre of Music of the Basque Country).
MÁSTER INTERPRETACIÓN-JAZZ 2020-2021
Europa Plaza nº 2
20018 Donostia-San Sebastián
STRUCTURE OF THE MASTERS DEGREE
- Number of credits of the qualification: 60 ECTS
- Compulsory subjects: 42 ECTS
- Optional subjects: 6 ECTS
- External work experience: 3 ECTS
- Dissertation: 9 ECTS
|MODULES AND SUBJECTS||DURATION IN TIME/CHARACTER||ECTS|
|Compulsory speciality module||41|
|Recording and post-production techniques||Second term/Compulsory||5|
|Alexander Technique||First term/Optional||6|
|Inter-cultural dialogue and new audiences||First term/Optional||6|
|External work experience module||4|
|External work experience||Second term/Compulsory||4|
|Methodology of research||First term/Compulsory||3|
|MASTERS TOTAL CREDITS||60|
Contents and methodology
The Masters Degree is structured in four modules:
- Compulsory Module: this is a practical-instrumental module aimed at perfecting the jazz instrumentalist, and their professional reality. Taking one-to-one instrument classes as its base, these are complemented by Combo classes –which will serve as preparation for the repertoire which will be performed in the Final Masters Concert– as well as classes in Section Performance (Rhythm and Melody). To complement this, practical Workshop subjects are added to these subjects. These will take place throughout the Masters, with important international figures from the current jazz scene.Equally, it includes theoretical/practical subjects specifically directed at the reality of the jazz musician and their professional needs: Professional Development and Recording Techniques. The latter involves recording work experience in the school’s own studio.
- Optional Module: aimed at the practical reality of the present-day jazz musician, taking into consideration the changing improvised music scene in all its facets. It covers subjects such as Alexander Technique and Intercultural Dialogue and new audiences, so it can be personalised according to the students’ interests.
- External Work Experience Module: this presents the opportunity to acquire work and artistic experience via participation in concerts in different music cycles.
- Dissertation Module: this allows the students to acquire competence appropriate to a Masters Degree, by means of the study of different research methods and techniques for the carrying out of a dissertation. The dissertation is closely related to the student’s musical project as a performer, in the Masters Final Concert.
Type of Teaching: classroom-based teaching.
One-to-one instrument classes.
Group classes of Combos (quartets, quintets, sextets, etc.), which includes the preparation of a public concert project.
Section Performance Classes (rhythm and melody) to delve more deeply into the necessary concepts for the professional development of the working jazz musician.
Practical classes in Recording Techniques with real recording work experience, which will allow the student to finish the Masters with his or her own CD.
Group classes to achieve the optimum professional development of the student.
Practical workshops with internationally renowned guests.
External work experience, in the form of Combo concerts in music cycles in the Basque Country.
Group classes will be in Spanish and individual classes will be in the preferred language agreed between the teacher and student (Spanish, Basque, English or French).
We recommend a knowledge of English for bibliographic consultations.
The geographical origins of the teaching staff are very diverse and international, so they are bilingual to a large extent.
The school will facilitate the learning of different languages (Spanish, Basque, English, French and German) by means of its linguistic programme.
ACCESS AND ADMISSION
Student selection will be made by means of an in-person public access test. Those interested, as shown in their enrolment form, will be able to carry out the test by videoconference without attending the school.
Registration for access tests:
Registration dates: from 10 January to 10 March 2020
- Photocopy of National Identity Document, residence card, identity card or current passport.
- Academic transcript, showing gradings and examinations in all required subjects to access official Masters studies.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of motivation for taking this Masters and other merits which the candidate wishes to contribute.
Dates: 23, 24 and 25 March 2020
Structure of the test:
1) Performance and Improvisation test, vocal or instrumental: the student must perform, accompanied by a rhythm section*, a single piece, chosen by the jury from a list of four pieces published 15 days before.
The test will comprise a rehearsal of a maximum duration of 10 minutes followed by their performance, also with a maximum duration of 10 minutes, both in the presence of the jury.
Grading for this part will be unique.
2) Personal interview.
Grading: Test 1: 80% / Test 2: 20%
*Candidates will be able to bring their own accompanying group. Musikene will make accompanying musicians available to those candidates who request them in their registration form and pay the corresponding charges for this service.
The jury will be made up of three teachers from the school who are specialists in the discipline which is the object of the examination, and they will evaluate the artistic and technical skills of the candidates, their composition project and their communication skills and their degree of motivation to carry out the Masters.
If there are places available, Musikene shall be able to hold a new selection process which shall be advertised on the school website in a timely manner.
To be in possession of an official qualification in higher arts education, an official qualification or graduate degree or its equivalent from an institution of the European Higher Education Area or to finish the studies of the aforementioned qualification during the 2019/2020 academic year.
Likewise, students may also access the course with qualifications from educational systems outside the European Higher Education prior checking by the competent educational administration that they show an equivalent level of training.
Presentation of the qualification (or the receipt for payment of the rights to it) will be required upon enrolment. Those students who are currently undertaking the final year may submit this documentation at the end of it. In the latter case, such documentation should be submitted by October 15, 2020.
Drums: Jo Krause
Electric bass: Victor Merlo
Jazz double bass: Gonzalo Tejada
Jazz guitar: José Luis Gámez
Jazz Piano: Iñaki Salvador
Jazz Saxophone: Mikel Andueza
Jazz Trumpet: Chris Kase
Jazz Trombone Carlos Martín
Jazz Singing: Deborah Carter
Combo: Carlos Martín, Gonzalo Tejada, Iñaki Salvador
Rhythmic section: Jo Krause, Joaquín Chacón
Melodic section: Carlos Martín
Workshop: Jorge Rossy, Perico Sambeat (Guest teachers)
Professional Development: Mª José Cano, Juan Solaguren, Guest teachers
Recording and post-production techniques: Juanan Ros
External work experience
Each student will have a work experience tutor
Methodology of research: Patri Goyalde, Mario Lerena
Dissertation: PHD teachers
Alexander Technique: Anne Landa
Inter-cultural dialogue and new audiences: Mercedes Albaina, Ana García Urcola, Elix Etxebeste
The Masters Degree can be carried out in one year full-time, with matriculation of 60 ECTS, or part-time in two years, with a minimum matriculation of 30 ECTS in the first academic year. Each year, the matriculated credits during that academic year are paid.
Complete matriculation per academic year (60 ECTS): 5820 euros.
Payment will be made in 3 instalments:
- a third at matriculation
- the remaining amount in two halves, one in November and the other in February.
If you are a qualified ex-student of Musikene, you will enjoy a 15% discount on the price of matriculation.
- Basque Government grants: Students resident in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country can gain access to the grants the Basque Government gives annually to carry out university studies and other higher studies. The open call is published in July at: http://www.hezkuntza.ejgv.euskadi.eus
- Ministry of Education grants: Students residing outside the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country can gain access to general grants for those students carrying out post-compulsory education given annually by the Ministry of Education at the end of July at: www.mecd.gob.es