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美国音乐学院留学申请之新英格兰音乐学院The New England Conservatory-爵士乐系

爵士乐系

新英格兰音乐学院爵士乐系

Freedom to express yourself musically

NEC爵士专业的教师和已经毕业的校友都是当今爵士领域极具影响力的艺术家,他们中很多都是MacArthur Genius获得者或者是格莱美获得者。

学生们与教师们紧密合作,制定属于自己的课程,拓展视野的同时更深入了解自己。与我们的老师一起探索爵士音乐的世界,创造音乐的未来。

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开设学位

Bachelor of Music

Master of Music

Graduate Diploma

DMA

现任爵士专业教师

Ken Schaphorst

Ken Schaphorst

B.A., Swarthmore College; M.M., New England Conservatory; D.M.A., Boston University.师从Thomas Oboe Lee, Gerald Levinson, William Thomas McKinley, Bernard Rands。曾在Lawrence University任教。

Boston-based Jazz Composers Alliance创始人之一,自2001年起担任NEC爵士专业主任,2008年成立了 NEC’s Youth Jazz Orchestra。

 

Hankus Netsky

Hankus Netsky

Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, Wesleyan University. B.M. with honors, M.M. with honors, NEC.爵士音乐师从 Jaki Byard and George Russell。曾在Yiddish Folk Arts Institute (“Klezcamp”) 和Hebrew College 任教。

等其他老师

面试要求

Jazz Instrumental prescreening recordings

Choose one of the following pieces: Hot House (Tadd Dameron), Confirmation (Charlie Parker), Donna Lee(Charlie Parker/Miles Davis), Anthropology (Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker), Groovin’ High (Dizzy Gillespie), Ornithology (Charlie Parker/Benny Harris), Moose the Mooche (Charlie Parker), or Four in One (Thelonious Monk). Play the melody, unaccompanied and without improvising, once through at a medium swing tempo without the aid of a metronome or click track. Be sure to demonstrate your sound, rhythmic precision, swing feel, and technical facility. Drummers should communicate the rhythm and pitch contour of the melody as clearly as possible. Pianists may play the melody in octaves or as a single line (without chordal accompaniment).

Perform one additional piece of your choice with live rhythm section. The additional piece should demonstrate your improvisational ability.

Jazz Voice prescreening recordings

An unaccompanied performance of the melody of any jazz standard (not a twelve-bar blues) in a medium swing tempo. The melody should be performed without the aid of a metronome, click track, or other accompaniment. Sing one chorus of the melody only. Songs with lyrics should be sung in English; instrumental compositions may be sung using scat syllables. You are welcome to add your own melodic and rhythmic interpretation to the song.

Perform one piece of your choice with live rhythm section.

Optional (and encouraged for graduate applicants): Perform one of the following pieces: Hot House (Tadd Dameron), Confirmation (Charlie Parker), Donna Lee (Charlie Parker/Miles Davis), Anthropology (Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker), Groovin’ High (Dizzy Gillespie), Ornithology (Charlie Parker/Benny Harris), Moose the Mooche (Charlie Parker), or Four in One (Thelonious Monk). Scat the melody, unaccompanied, once through at a medium swing tempo without the aid of a metronome or click track.

Jazz Performance Live Auditions

Live auditions are required of all Jazz applicants residing in North America. Applicants should be prepared to perform from memory and improvise on the following:

Two jazz standards, contrasting in tempo

One additional piece of your choice

Pieces performed for the live audition should differ from those included on the prescreening recording. A rhythm section including piano, bass, and drums will be provided for live auditions. Applicants must provide 3 lead sheets for the musicians. You will also be asked to identify chords, sing and play back melodic phrases, and sight-read.

Jazz Composition

Applicants should submit their portfolio and accompanying recordings as a part of their online application. Portfolio scores can be uploaded in the form of PDF files. Recordings may be uploaded in several file formats.

Submit three or four scores, with accompanying audio recording if possible. While original compositions are preferred, one arrangement or recomposition may be included. In addition, applicants to the Jazz Composition major should submit a prescreening recording following the Jazz Performance guidelines above.

After review, qualified jazz composition applicants residing in North America are required to attend an live interview/audition at NEC. In addition to reviewing scores and discussing goals for future study, jazz composition applicants should be prepared to play from memory and improvise on one jazz standard or original composition. The piece performed at the live audition should differ from those included on the prescreening recording. A rhythm section including piano, bass, and drums will be provided for live auditions. Applicants should supply 3 lead sheets for the musicians, and will be asked to identify chords, to sing and play back melodic phrases, and to sight-read.

 

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