Study Jazz Rock Pop (Master of Music)Performing

Regular course length 4 semesters
Course leading to the degree of Master of Music

The Master’s degree course in JazzRockPop offers all-round practically orientated training which demands a high level of artistic achievement. Within a period of four semesters the students are to be equipped with all the knowledge and skills they require to undertake an exclusively artistic career. The focus is on the implementation of the students’ own projects.
The entire range of styles that fall within the categories of jazz, rock and pop is comprehensively represented at the HMTMH. Thanks to the Pop Institute and the JazzRockPop component in the programme for the training of music teachers, there are numerous opportunities for networking and fruitful interaction.

1. Course content and objective
The course focuses on
- the Principal instrumental study subject,
- Arrangement,
- Composition
- and Ensemble directing.
There are supplementary offerings in Computer applications and Studio technology.
A notable feature of the course is the very high level of individual tuition and supervision. The aim is to produce graduates able to undertake freelance activities with the focus on artistic involvement in respect of
- ability to perform as an instrumental soloist
- devising own projects
- composition/arrangement
- ensemble directing (rehearsing and conducting)
- stage experience
- studio work
- self marketing

2. Tuition
The course consists to a large extent of practical activity units, i.e. individual and group tuition and self-study under supervision. Right from the beginning, the focus is on the realisation of the student’s own projects, with all the steps that this involves: project design, arrangement, composition, rehearsals, performance and audio-visual recording. The HMTMH’s main building at Emmichplatz offers the entire infrastructure required for this, including large ensemble rooms, computers and a recording studio. A variety of ensembles, small and large, are constantly available.

3. Who is the course aimed at? / Requirements for admission
The Master’s degree course in JazzRockPop is addressed to graduates of first degree courses in JazzRockPop who have attained a final grade of at least 1.5 in their intended principal study subject, and who would like to develop their artistic profiles and their knowledge and abilities as solo instrumentalists and composers with a view to achieving a high level of artistic authenticity and relevance.

4. Career outlook
It is envisaged that graduates with the Master’s degree in JazzRockPop will make artistic activities the major focus of their professional lives. The aim is to enable them to earn a living as freelance musicians. In the long term, the career prospects also include teaching in higher education, a career as a soloist or engagements with radio bands or other internationally reputed ensembles.


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Representative Professor

    Examination Office

    • Gudrun Langer-Paradies

      Akademische Angelegenheiten | Prüfungsamt Bachelor-Studiengänge Jazz und jazzverwandte Musik Performing Artist / Educator, Popular Music; Master-Studiengänge Kammermusik, JazzRockPop Performing Artist; Diplomstudiengänge Musikerziehung, ME Ergänzung, Koordination FüBA-Studienrichtung JazzRockPop

      Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
      Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
      E003 | Hindenburgstraße 2-4

      Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7347

      Office hours: Mo, Di, Do, Fr 09:30-12 Uhr | Di, Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung

    Last modified: 2020-08-06

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