Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Jazz and World Music Department

JAZZ AND STAGE MUSIC - jazz and world music, first-cycle

Level of study: first-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: ogólnoakademicki Duration: 3 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units

Enrollment

from 2020-05-01 to 2020-05-31 23:59:00

Language

Polish

Description

The studies are addressed to active artists – performers who search for inovations in their creative work as part of their music genres, including the changes taking place nowadays. The essence of the studies is a personal plan created by a student, a specific vision which takes into consideration artistic aims and development, using the range of solutions offered by the University.  The Specialty singles out three profiles, which are intertwined and complement each other thanks to how curricula are constructed. Subjects assigned to each profile are included in the curriculum as major subjects extensions:

  • EXTENSION 1 JAZZ – PERFORMANCE PROFILE
  • EXTENSION 2 JAZZ – PERFORMER-AUTHOR PROFILE
  • EXTENSION 3 WORLD MUSIC

Offered classes consisting in projects, practical work, masterclasses with renowned artists, and contacts with the community representatives will allow students to determine their own professional path and creative experiments based on analysing and reflecting on their performance work and artistic identity. Students will acquire great technical skills and creative presentation skills.

List of class teachers in the academic year 2020/2021:

  • Jazz and Stage Music
    • flute: dr hab.  Janusz Brych, dr hab. Ryszard Borowski
    • saxophone: dr hab. Janusz Brych
    • trumpet: dr Jerzy Małek
    • percussion: mgr Cezary Konrad
    • accordion: dr hab. Rafał Grząka
    • piano: dr Włodek Pawlik, mgr Nikola Kołodziejczyk
    • guitar: dr Marek Napiórkowski
    • violin: mgr Mateusz Smoczyński
    • bass guitar/double-bass: mgr Paweł Pańta
    • cello: mgr Krzysztof Lenczowski
  • World Music
    • saxophone: dr hab. Janusz Brych
    • percussion instruments: dr Miłosz Pękala
    • accordion: dr hab. Rafał Grząka
    • violin: mgr Mateusz Smoczyński
    • flute: mgr Ewelina Grygier
    • dulcimer: mgr Marta Maślanka

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.

Tests

Prior to taking knowledge and skills tests, while sending recordings, candidates must specify one specialty extension selected out of the ones offered:

  • Extension 1 Jazz – Performance Profile
  • Extension 2 Jazz – Performer-Author Profile
  • Extension 3 World Music

Performance Profile and Performer-Author Profile:

the enrolment covers the following instruments: flute, saxophone, trumpet, percussion, accordion, piano, guitar, violin, cello, double bass/bass guitar

  • instrument – sending a recording of a presentation of two jazz standards, one for each group of standards (the list and mp3 files will be uploaded under the link on the University’s website, tab: enrolment). Files with mp3 background music will include, as appropriate for a candidate: full rhythm section, without piano, without bass, without percussion) with a background rhythm section music (the piece should be recorded with a downloaded background music and recorded in a continuous video file from one camera without editing) – sending audio-video recordings

 form of the standard: theme – 3 choruses of improvisation – theme

- wind instruments, piano and guitar play the whole thing according to the above scheme
- percussion – solo in the third chorus
- bassists – played theme, accompaniment, solo in the second chorus of improvisation, accompaniment, played theme

  • test with elements of ear training and jazz harmony and a prima vista reading (music scores will be displayed in the app on screen during the online test) – online test (using the ZOOM app)

During the interview a candidate will be obliged to sit at the instrument (drummers – snaredrum or percussion pad; pianists – electronic instrument allowed)

World Music Profile:

the enrolment covers the following instruments: flute, percussion instruments, accordion, violin, dulcimer

  • instrument – sending a recording of a performance with improvisation of two pieces based on traditional (folk, ethnic) music presented solo or with any original accompaniment (one original composition is allowed) – sending audio-video recordings

1) one Polish dance: oberek, mazurka, polonaise, cracoviak, kujaviak or any regional dance

2) piece / theme from any music culture – Polish or foreign

(own composition possible)

- The duration of the presentation must not exceed 10 minutes.

  • test with elements of ear training and jazz harmony and a prima vista reading (music scores will be displayed in the app on screen during the online test) – online test (using the ZOOM app). During the interview a candidate will be obliged to sit at the instrument.

Exceptions from admission procedure

Prize winners and finalists of artistic “Olympics” competitions at the central level will be exempt from the enrolment procedure from the subjects the competition pertained to. In such a case they obtain the highest number of points for these given subjects.

Date of exams

06.07.2020 - 10.07.2020 (on-line)