Official Master’s Degree “Barcelona Jazz Master”

SpecialtiesPerformance and Composition
ECTS60
DurationFrom 12/9/22 to 8/7/2023
Teaching languageCatalan, Spanish, English
Attendance requirementsIt is necessary to attend 80% of classes in order to be evaluated
Fees credit65,67 €

The objective of this Master is to develop the individual artistic profile of the students as performers or composers of jazz and modern music, with a maximum level of excellence.

The study program offers two different specialties: Performance and Composition. And is articulated around the individual study project of each student, who will have to translate their work into their final cycle project.

In the specialty of interpretation , this final project consists of a public concert, the recording in a professional studio, and the post-production of a master copy of a record label.

In  the specialty of composition , the final project consists of the preparation and realization of a public concert with the interpretation of the work or set of works written by the student.

Access and admission

As a prerequisite for access to the Master’s degree, it is necessary to accredit a higher degree (240 ECTS credits).

This degree can consist of:

  • a) Official Higher Degree in Musical Art Education in Spain.

  • b) Degree issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area that allows access to master’s degree courses in the country of issue.

  • c) Degree according to systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for homologation (see particular cases), provided that the degree acquired allows access to postgraduate courses in the country of issue.

Admission criteria

Interpretation itineraryComposition itinerary

Assessment of the candidate by a court, by means of audio / video recording, [ 1 ] of a duration between 15 to 20 minutes, with 3 works of the itinerary to which it chooses. They can be solo or accompanied performances (60%).

For the final assessment, the following criteria will be taken into account:

  • 1. Quality in the musical interpretation of the works: communication / transmission of the interpretation, coherence and interpretative creativity.

  • 2. Difficulty and technical aspects

  • 3. Phrasing, improvisational level, tempo

Once the first selection phase has been passed, a face-to-face or videoconference interview will be held with the selected candidates.


Assessment of the candidate by a court, by means of audio recording, lasting 15 to 20 minutes, with 3 original works and the corresponding attached scores, in a conventional and intelligible musical notation format (60% ).

For the final assessment, the following criteria will be taken into account:

  • 1. Musical quality of the works: musical resources used, coherence, creativity, originality

  • 2. Mastery of instrumentation

Once the first selection phase has been passed, a face-to-face or videoconference interview will be held with the selected candidates.

[1] Recording of image and sound of the candidate made with a fixed camera, without editions, in which the face of the candidate is clearly seen, in an interpretation of the last 6 months. Therefore, it is important to state the date of registration.
Curriculum

Jazz and modern music are musics in a constant process of hybridization, which is why the contents of the master’s degree offer a great stylistic and musical transversality, which, in addition to jazz and fusion, allow us to delve into peripheral styles such as flamenco, music. Latin, rock, pop, or electronic music.

In both itineraries, the credits are organized as follows:

Specialty InterpretationSpecialty Composition
SubjectsECTSSemestre
Individual speciality teaching
Instrumental interpretation I101
Instrumental interpretation II102
Professional Practices
External Artistic Practices (interpretation)41 o 2
Master Work / End Concert
Recording and Post-Production Techniques32
Composition, direction and premiere of a work or set of works for a particular musical template92
Interpretive set practice
Combo31 & 2
Improvisation (rhythmic format)21
Additional theoretical training
Improvisation (practical/instrumental)21 o 2
Settings and Orchestration (jazz)41
Composition and counterpoint techniques42
Analysis and Transcript31
Optatives
Flamenco Companion32
Flamenco Analysis31
Professional Promotion31
Physiological and psychological aspects of interpretive practice32
Documentary resources and research methodologies31
SubjectsECTSSemestre
Individual speciality teaching
Composition I101
Composition II102
Professional Practices
External Artistic Practices (direction)41 i 2
Master Work / End Concert
Recording and Post-Production Techniques32
Composition, direction and premiere of a work or set of works for a particular musical template91 i 2
Interpretive set practice
Improvisation (rhythmic format)21
Improvisation (practical/instrumental)21
Additional theoretical training
MIDI Sequencing31 o 2
Settings and Orchestration (jazz)41
Composition and counterpoint techniques42
Analysis and Transcript31
Optatives
Flamenco Composition Techniques31 i 2
Instrumentation and Orchestration Foundations31
Flamenco Analysis31
Documentary resources and research methodologies31
Objectives and competencies

The general objective of the Artistic Master of Advanced Studies in Jazz and Modern Music is the training of specialized professionals. Specifically, this master’s degree aims to:

  • To promote in each student a process of continuous and high quality artistic development.

  • Offer advanced training and professional specialization in the field of musical interpretation and composition in Jazz and Modern Music.

  • To prepare musicians for entry into the professional world of work at the highest level, and to provide them with the knowledge, flexibility, imagination and assessment tools so that they can contribute to the development of a professional practice in today’s artistic life.

  • Encourage students to consider, develop and consolidate themselves as intelligent musicians, expanding and integrating their intellectual, emotional and physical resources, reflected in the practice of musical excellence, planning and implementing personal projects.

  • Provide students with a learning and reflection environment that allows them to recognize and develop their potential, recognize and exceed their limits, feed back with diverse sources.

Who is it for

It is intended for students who want to:

  • Access to advanced training and professional specialization in the field of interpretation and musical composition in Jazz and Modern Music.

  • Prepare for entry into the professional world of work at the highest level, and acquire the knowledge, flexibility, imagination and assessment tools to contribute to the development of a professional practice in today’s artistic life.

Teachers

Coordination : Teacher: Daniel Pérez

The Master’s is taught by professors from the Department of Jazz and Modern Music, in addition to external teachers with a recognized artistic and professional background.

Teaching is based on individual, group classes, work groups and individual directed and autonomous work.


NameSubject
Alcina: IsmaelInstrumental Performance: Bass
Asensio, JoanFlamenco Analysis; Flamenco Companion
Baecker, RolfDocumentary Resources and Research Methodologies
Barbal, MargaridaPhysiological and psychological aspects of interpretive practice
Benítez, GorkaInstrumental Performance: Flute; Instrumental Performance: Saxophone
Bover, AlbertInstrumental Performance: Piano
Camps, JonathanPhysiological and psychological aspects of interpretive practice
Canela, CarmeInstrumental Performance: Sing
Capella, FrancescInstrumental Performance: Piano; Improvisation
Casares, LlucCombo
Carod, Apel·lesInstrumental Performance: Fiddle
Conangla, FerranAudio recording and post-production techniques
Díaz, JoanComposition; Instrumental Performance: Piano; Instrumental Performance: Keyboards
Dubuclet, JohnInstrumental Performance: Trombone
Figuerola, XavierInstrumental Performance: Clarinet; Instrumental Performance: Saxophone
Fina, XavierProfessional Promotion
Finger, AnaInstrumental Performance: Sing
Font, GerardAudio recording and post-production techniques
Forcada, DanielInstrumental Performance: Percussion
Fumero, HoracioInstrumental Performance: Double Bass; Combo
Giménez, NéstorComposition
Guinovart, AlbertFundamentals of instrumentation and orchestration
Gómez, DavidInstrumental Performance: Piano
González, ArecioCombo
Ibáñez, XavierInstrumental Performance: Keyboards; Combo
Krause, JoInstrumental Performance: Drums
Lara, MireiaInstrumental Performance: Sing
Martin, CarlosInstrumental Performance: Trombone
Mercader, NanInstrumental Performance: Percussion
Monné, JoanInterpretació Performance: Piano
Mora, MireiaPhysiological and psychological aspects of interpretive practice
Pérez, DaniInstrumental Performance: Guitar; Improvisation
Prieto, JesúsInstrumental Performance: Guitar
Reig, IreneCombo
Reinón, EladioComposition; Instrumental Performance: Saxophone
Rossy, MarioInstrumental Performance: Double Bass; Combo; Analysis and transcription
Sánchez, JoaquínFlamenco composition techniques
Sanmartí, JoanComposition; Instrumental Performance: Guitar
Simon, MatthewInstrumental Performance: Trumpet
Tancredi, EduardoInstrumental Performance: Piano
Terraza, IgnasiInstrumental Performance: Piano
Vergés, LluísComposition; Arrangements and Orchestration; Fundamentals of instrumentation and orchestration
Vidal, LluísComposition; Instrumental performance: Piano; MIDI sequencing; Composition and Counterpoint Techniques
Xirgu, DavidInstrumental Performance: Drums
Zamora, IgnasiInstrumental Performance: Electric Bass
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