MUSP4138 - Improvisation - Elective Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical examination 100/100 20 minutes

Course content

The course includes various musical forms of improvisation. Instruction will be adapted according to the needs and desires of participants and related to their instruments and genre preference.

Learning outcome


The candidate:

  • has knowledge about basic methodics related to chosen style of improvisation.


The candidate

  • Has skills in musical improvisation in a defined tradition
  • Shows that she/he can improvise with musical intuition and creativity.

Learning methods and activities

Individual instruction - 0.5 hours a week for 24 weeks. Tuition may also be organized in Groups with 1 lesson a week for 24 weeks. Instruction might be based on projects.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction
  • Studied repertoire minimum 60 minutes

Further on evaluation

The studied repertoire (60 minutes) includes the program for the examination concert and must be delivered medio April. Practical exam: 20 minutes effective playing.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Music Performance (MMUSP)
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)

Required previous knowledge

Requires passed MUSP4160 or corresponding course or admition to Master of Arts in Music Performance. A qualifying audition might be required.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Performance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Practical examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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