MUSP4327 - Arranging/Composing Jazz


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Portfolio assessment 100/100

Course content

The subject encompasses arrangements of works by the student and other composers and composition of the student's own works. Music theory, analyses of musical works and styles form the basis of the student's own composing and arranging. Teaching of form, melody, harmony and orchestration are essential. The main focus is on the student's own production.

Learning outcome

The candidate:
-Has basic knowledge of arranging, composing and notation.

The candidate:
-Has basic skills arranging, composing and notation.
-Can develop, arrange and orchestrate her/his musical material.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures in form and analyses of musical works and styles, melody and harmony and orchestration. Performances of the student's own works form the basis for individual tutoring.
Instruction: 1 lesson a week for 24 weeks.
Tutoring: 0.5 lesson a week for 24 weeks.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction.

Further on evaluation

The portfolio shall contain arrangements/compositions in recorded and/or score form. The number of works will vary, depending on the the compositions/arrangements.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

Required previous knowledge

Passed MUSP4326 or equivalent course

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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