Master Project 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
174MP2 credit 12 9 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 5 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 290 to 350 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

Subject guarantor

Jaromír HONZÁK

Name of lecturer(s)



Learning objectives:

The Master's Project course serves as preparation for the student's final graduate project. The project is a concert, supplemented by a recording on CD or other media, if necessary. The preparation of the project includes all organizational details such as the choice and reservation of the concert venue, its promotion, etc.

The course is taught in the form of continuous individual consultations, the student presents partial progress in the preparation of the project in class. At the end of the semester, the student demonstrates the status of the project preparation in the form of a concert.

Thematic areas:

  1. CREATIVE WORK ON THE DEFINED PROJECT - studying sources of inspiration for own work, searching for connections between existing music, based on similar premises, and own work. Creating own compositions or arrangements of compositions taken from other composers, all within the guidelines defined in the previous semester.
  2. PREPARATION OF THE SEMESTER CONCERT - choosing the appropriate form of presentation of the partial results of the project. This presentation will not yet take the form of a final concert, but should clearly define the chosen direction.

Learning outcomes

The student has a comprehensive knowledge of jazz music repertoire and demonstrates a high level of proficiency in creating and delivering seamless musical experiences and interpretations.

Possesses a cultivated and experienced knowledge of improvisational practices and processes and has the ability to apply them freely in a variety of contexts. Has the ability to create, realise and express their own artistic concepts and can ensure that any areas of weakness in relation to the artistic practice of jazz music are overcome. Understands the field in depth in relation to relevant career paths and opportunities and identifies and formulates strategies for developing collaborative work on this basis.

Prerequisites and other requirements



Required reading:

Recordings of music stylistically or conceptually related to the student's project or that inspires the student's project.

Recommended reading:

GOLDSTEIN, Gil. Gil GOLDSTEIN, Gil GOLDSTEIN, Jazz Composer's Companion. Rottenburg: Advance Music, 1993.

HINDEMITH, Paul. The Composer's World. Prague: AMU Publishing House, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7331-132-2.

MILLER, Ron. Modal Jazz, Composition & Harmony. Rottenburg: Advance Music, 1992.

THAKAR, Markand. Counterpoint, the basics of musical performance. Prague: AMU Publishing House, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7331-254.

Evaluation methods and criteria

active participation in exercises, successful performance of the semester concert

Other requirements: attendance of at least 60%



Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans