Individual lessons will be tailored to the needs of the students. We will work on compositions/arrangements and the pieces will be performed and recorded by the KUG Big Band.
Bachelors Degree with an emphasis (Schwerpunkt) in jazz composition/arrangement is required. If you are coming from another institution I will need to see scores and hear recordings of your work prior to enrollment. Your portfolio for the audition should contain at least three works showing your abilities as composer/arranger. At the very least one must be for big band.
Goals include improvement of compositional skills and knowledge gained through „hands-on“ practical experience. Compositions und arrangements will be performed by various KUG ensembles.