Rythmic instrumental / vocal education
The BMus in the teaching of jazz and popular music is a 3 year, 180 ECTS program. While jazz and improvisation oriented at the core, the program emphasises a variety of non-classical music with a focus on ensemble teaching, pedagogy and psychology. Considerable emphasis is placed on secondary instruments commonly used in this music; guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice and hand percussion. Students also have private lessons and ensemble on their main instrument for all six semester so there are good possibilities for personal growth as performers. Guest teachers visit the program each semester. The goal is to train qualified teachers in the field of jazz and popular music, prepared to meet the varied needs of students in a diverse society. Amongst the subjects studied are improvisational techniques, ensemble, pedagogy, psychology, ensemble teaching, arranging and conducting.
The aim is for our graduates to be able to teach their main instrument, ensemble and basic theory courses as well as the beginning steps on the most common secondary instruments used in this field; guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, voice and hand percussion.
Programme director of BMus in the teaching of jazz and popular music is sigurdurflosason [at] lhi.is (Sigurður Flosason), professor