IVRIT

JAZZ PERFORMANCE: REQUIRED COURSES FOR DIPLOMA

Entry requirements


A minimum ensemble rating of
4444 - Jazz.*


Graduation requirements

 

1. A minimum grade of A- in the concentrated courses of the program (marked with #) 

 

2. A minimum grade of B in the other required courses of the program

 

3. A minimum ensemble rating of 6666*

 

4. Graduation Project**: Minimum grade of B

 

5. Portfolio of scores and/or recordings: Minimum grade of B

Each graduate must submit a selection of scores and recordings that he/she wrote, composed or performed during his/her studies at Rimon. (Details outlying the requirements for the portfolio may be obtained at the Office of Academic Affairs).

 

6. Each graduate must acquire a minimum of 15 credits of approved extra curricular work. (A list of approved projects can be obtained from the Office of Academic Affairs).

 

7. Each graduate must participate, at least twice, during his/her studies at Rimon, in the Jazz Player of the Year Competition.

 

8. Each graduate must participate, at least once, during his/her studies as a side man, at the ShirRimon Competition and the Graduation Project Minimum ensemble rating required: 4444

* Rating categories( from left to right):
Instrumentalists
Technique, Improvisation, Melodic Sight Reading(excluding Drummers and Vocalists), Harmonic Sight Reading (excluding Drummers and Vocalists), Rhythmic Sight reading (for Drummers only)
Vocalists
Musical Memory, Performance, Interpretation, Technique

** Eligibility for the Graduation Project is depended on:

1. Acquiring, at least, 94 credits from the required courses of the program.

2. A minimum grade of A- in the concentrated courses of the program (marked with #)

3. A minimum ensemble rating of 6666

 


 

Credit

3rd year Mandatory Courses          

Credit

2nd year Mandatory Courses

Credit

1st year Mandatory Courses

 

 



 

4

 

#Harmony in 
the Idiom of
Jazz and
Popular Music II

 

 

 


 

4

 

 

#Harmony in
the Idiom of
Jazz and
Popular Music I

 

 

 

4

 

Traditional
Harmony I

 

 

Harmony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Arranging for
the Rhythm
Section

 

 

 

 

 

Arranging                and                  Orchestration 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

Introduction to
Composition
 
    

 

 

Composition

 

6

 

  

2

 

 

#Ear Training III

 

#Performance
Ear Training

(excluding
drummers and
vocalists
)

 

6

 

Ear Training II

 

6

 

Ear Training I

 

Ear Training

 

 

4

 

# Polyrhythm
Workshop

 

 

2

 

#Rhythmic Ear
Training  II
     

 

 

2

 

Rhythmic Ear
Training I

 

 

Rhythm

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

4

 

 

#Harmonic Considerations in Improvisation

or

#Advanced Improvisation for Vocalists

or

#Improvisation Workshop for Drummers III

or

#Improvisation

For Percussionists III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

#Improvisation
in the Bebop
Idiom

or

#Vocal
Improvisation
Workshop

or

#Improvisation
Workshop for
Drummers II

or

#Improvisation

For
Percussionists II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Improvisation
for Melodic and
Harmonic
Instruments

or

Fundamentals of Improvisation for Vocalists

or

Improvisation
Workshop for
Drummers I

or

Improvisation

For
Percussionists I

 

 

 

Improvisation

  

 

2

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

#Private
Instruction

 

#Ensemble

 

#Practical
courses related
to the student's
main
instrument***

 

Snare
Technique III

(for drummers
only
)

 

 

2

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

1

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

#Private
Instruction

 

#Ensemble

 

 

#Practical
courses related
to the student's
main
instrument*        

 

Proficiency Lab I 

 

Proficiency Lab II

 

Snare
Technique II

(for drummers
only
)

 

 

2

 

4

 

 
 

1

  

1

 

 

3

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

#Private
Instruction
          

 

#Ensemble                  

 

 

Proficiency Lab I

 

Proficiency Lab II

Song Interprtation for Vocalists

(for Vocalists
only
)

 

Secondary Drums
(excluding
Drummers and
Vocalists
)

 

Snare
Technique I
(for
drummers only
)

 

 

Performance

 

4

 

 

2

 

 

#Jazz Analysis

 

#Electives
course in Jazz

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

Courses
related to the
student's main
instrument

 

Elective
courses in
Jazz
(excluding
Drummers
)

 

 

2

 

 

 

History of Jazz

 

 

 

Listening and
Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

Secondary
Keyboard
(1st
year)**

 

 

Fundamentals
of Sound

 

 

 

Additional Courses

 

34

 

 

34

 

 

34

(see note below)

 

Total amount

of  credits-102

 

*Drummers are required to take only2 credits on the 2nd year.

** Students with an ensemble rating of 2222 and up on piano are not required to take Secondary Keyboard and must take electives instead.

*** Vocalists are required to take 4 credits on their 3rd year.

 

 

Note:
1. Instrumentalists and drummers are eligible for 1 extra credit to complete the total of 34 redits
on their 1st year.

2. The Courses History of Jazz may be replaced with MIDI Recording in the Home Studio.
3. Elective courses in Jazz (Listening and Analysis - 2nd year) may be replaced with Audio
Recording in the Home Studio.

4. The course Polyrhythm Workshop may be replaced with one of the following courses:
Electronic Music Production, Studio Music Production.

  


 

 

 

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