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.
2023-24 ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS: SEPTEMBER CALL
REGISTRATION: from 10th July to 3rd September 2023.
ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS: ONLINE, recordings sent 8th, 9th and 10th September, 2023.
MATRICULATION: ONLINE from 18 September 2023
ACADEMIC CALENDAR: From the end of September 2023 to June 2024
PLACES OFFERED (September): 18
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Musikene. Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco (Higher Centre of Music of the Basque Country).
MÁSTER INTERPRETACIÓN-JAZZ 2023-2024
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 carried out by means of online access tests and through previously sent videotapes.
Registration for access tests:
Registration dates: from 10th July to 3rd September 2023
- 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: 8th, 9th and 10th September, 2023
1) Performance and improvisation test, vocal or instrumental: At least three works with own improvisations. The repertoire and the formation will be free. The candidate will record a video of maximum 20 minutes (no edition or cuts allowed) and will be sent to Musikene, following the instructions that will be received once the applications have been admitted.
2) Personal interview. The candidates admitted for the tests will answer to the questions received several days before the date of the test. The answers will be videotaped and sent to Musikene following the instructions received for such purpose.
Grading: Test 1: 80% / Test 2: 20%
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.
Publication of results: before 15th September
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 2022/2023 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, 2023.
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, Andrzej Olejniczak
Jazz Trumpet: Chris Kase
Jazz Trombone Carlos Martín
Jazz Singing: Viktorija Pilatovic
Combo: Gonzalo Tejada, Iñaki Salvador
Rhythmic section: Jo Krause, Joaquín Chacón
Melodic section: Mikel Andueza
Workshop. Guest teachers: Guillermo Klein, Ilja Reingoud
Professional Development: Mª José Cano, Juan Solaguren, Talks by invited professionals.
Recording and post-production techniques: Juanan Ros
External work experience: Alejandro Mingot
Methodology of research: Patri Goyalde, Mario Lerena
Dissertation: PHD teachers
Alexander Technique: Anne Landa
Inter-cultural dialogue and new audiences: Ana García Urcola, Elix Etxebeste, Gotzone Higuera
Enrolment and scholarships
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.
Exclusive scholarships for Master’s programme students:
- One “Igartza” scholarship of 3.000 euros: The city of Beasain will grant one scholarship of €3000 to a student registered in the Master’s programme in Performance (Orchestral studies, Music Performance or Jazz-Performance) selected by a panel specifically designed for this purpose. Selection will take place in autumn.
- YAMAHA scholarship of 2.000 euros: Yamaha will grant one scholarship of €2000 to a student registered in the Musikene Master’s programme in Music Performance or Jazz-Performance selected by a panel specifically designed for this purpose. Selection will take place in autumn.
- 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. 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. www.mecd.gob.es