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美国音乐学院留学申请之密歇根大学音乐戏剧与舞蹈学院-爵士乐和现代即兴

Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation

爵士和现代即兴

“这里是我所参与的最具创造力、包容性的地方。每天和其他学生的合奏中都能发现新东西,所有的教授都旨在给所有学生一个与音乐的持久、积极和创造性的关系”。

RYAN SCHILDCROUT (BFA ’21, JAZZ STUDIES)

爵士乐和当代即兴创作系提供了对主流爵士乐的严格训练,以及对更为开放、兼收并蓄的即兴创作形式的系统探索,这些都是由世界级的教师教授的。传统课程与创新课程相结合,培养了无与伦比的创造力,培养了成功的关键技能,这也是密歇根大学首创的一种进步的即兴创作方法,充分利用了整个大学提供的无穷无尽的课程。

爵士乐和当代即兴创作系的师生比例是5:1,这样的规模可以使得学生和教师之间形成紧密无间的关系,学生们每周都要和他们的教授一起接受专业课程指导,如果得到允许,也可以和其他教师一起学习。

在这里,大约20%到25%的爵士乐和当代即兴创作学生选择了双学位,他们都可以利用无限的机会与舞者、诗人、电影制作人、科学家、工程师和建筑师互动和合作。

学生能够通过学校EXCEL部门(Excellence in Entrepreneurship Career Empowerment & Leadership职业生涯和领导力)获得前所未有的创业和职业规划,这是美国在表演艺术领域资助学生创业的最高项目,目标是让所有的学生都能在自己的才能和技能的基础上建立自己的事业。

U-M Jazz Professor Andrew Bishop Performs Hymn for Hank Williams and Blues Connotation

 开设学位有:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz & Contemplative Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies

Bachelor of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies

Master of Music in Improvisation

吉他申请者所开设学位有:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz & Contemplative Studies

  现任爵士和现代即兴创作教师有:

Andrew Bishop

Andrew Bishop

Andrew Bishop是一位多才多艺的萨克斯演奏家、单簧管演奏家、作曲家、即兴演奏家、教育家,也是一位精通各种音乐术语学者。《All Media Guide 》的Dave Lynch这样评价他:他是当代管弦乐和室内乐的作曲家,他将爵士音乐的激情和流畅与严谨的作曲感结合在一起,最终形成了一种强有力的、令人非常满意的融合。”

他一直保持着活跃的国内和国际职业生涯,并担任密歇根大学爵士与当代即兴创作系的副教授和主任。他前后共获得五个音乐方面学位,包括密歇根大学作曲系的博士学位和作曲、创作硕士学位。他是一位天生的艺术家。

作为作曲家和编曲家,Andrew深受大家的喜爱,他还获得了美国作曲家、作家和出版商协会(ASCAP)的认可,他的管弦乐作品“Crooning”被被奥尔巴尼交响乐团所演绎录制。

 

Michael Gould

Michael Gould

Michael Gould现任密歇根大学音乐、戏剧和舞蹈学院爵士和即兴创作的教授。

他在爵士鼓、当代打击乐表演和教育学领域获得了国际认可,他通过playalongmusic发布了超过100个打击乐教育视频,并为慕尼黑歌剧院、芭蕾舞团、国家公共广播电台的各种歌舞团作曲。他将跨界合作玩出了与众不同的风格,包括工程师、材料科学家、画家、诗人、舞蹈家、运动员和商业人士。

他的最新作品“Remember Me”在德国柏林演出,包括舞蹈、戏剧、打击乐、电子和原创艺术品。

最近还与Henry Pollack(诺贝尔和平奖的共同获得者)合作创作了一件名为《没有冰的世界》的艺术装置作品,作品关注两极,并讨论气候变化问题。

等其他教师

面试要求:

本科:

现场面试:

All applicants (except drummers; see separate requirements) should prepare an F blues and B-flat rhythm changes tune of their choice. In addition, select one piece from each of the following three categories:

Category 1 (medium or up-tempo standard)

* All the Things You Are

* There Will Never Be Another You

* Autumn Leaves

Category 2 (ballad)

* Body and Soul

* Lover Man

* In a Sentimental Mood

Category 3 (modal)

* Impressions

* So What

Category 4 (optional)

* Original composition (please bring music)

* Free Improvisation

* Contemporary Styles (Folk, World Music, Pop)

Special Instructions for Guitar, Piano, and Bass

1、Guitarist should prepare a chord melody.

2、Pianists and guitarists will be asked to comp changes.

3、Bassists will be asked to walk the bass lines in addition to soloing and performing melodies.

4、Bassists should prepare the melody to the ballad they choose and perform it arco if possible.

Drum set players will be asked to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

Drummers will be expected to play all the tunes listed in categories 1-3 including blues and rhythm changes.  Accompaniment will be provided (piano or guitar, and bass). Please be prepared to demonstrate other styles.

Applicants will also be asked to do simple hand/foot timing and coordination exercises, as well as some sight-reading. Performance of scales or melodies of jazz tunes on any mallet keyboard instrument such as vibraphone, marimba or piano is encouraged.

Drummers are welcome to perform pieces outside the areas listed above, including but not limited to multiple percussion, snare drum and electronic pieces.

Classical Audition

A classical audition is ONLY required for students applying for the BFA in Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation AND the BMA degree. List both classical and jazz repertoire in your audition repertoire, as well as on your comprehensive repertoire list. The classical audition will be played for the appropriate instrumental performance faculty, following the standard audition parameters.

硕士:

现场面试:

Applicants may orient their auditions around their particular musical backgrounds. Eclectic or “open” improvisers will play an unaccompanied solo improvisation which consists of two parts:

one will be without pulse and will display dynamics, density and registral variety;

a second part will be pulse-based and will demonstrate solid sense of time.

Such applicants will also play a collective free improvisation with one other musician who we will provide at the time of the audition. Applicants with jazz backgrounds can play a more jazz-oriented audition by playing 2-3 selections from the standard repertory. All applicants with original compositions are welcome to present these, either through live performance or accompanying DVD or CD.

学费:

本科:49.350美金/年(大一和大二),大三和大四52,814美金/年(大三和大四)

研究生:47.006美金/年

申请截止日期及语言要求:

申请截止日期:

12月1日

英语成绩:

雅思:硕士6,博士7

托福:学士和硕士88,博士100

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