Admission Requirements for the Jazz Performance Department

Admission Requirements for the Jazz Performance Department


Instrument examination (all instruments)

1.Personal interview

2. Preparing three songs (learn them by heart, understand their structure) and demonstrate improvisation ability. You can perform them in any tempo you like.
The examiners will ask you to perform 2 out of the 3 songs.

Do not bring your own Ensemble !

Solo playing and Ensemble playing on 4X4 and 8X8 drum kits.
Basic knowledge of other styles such as Latin and Rock.



Now's the time - Charlie Parker
Prince Albert - Kenny Dorham
In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington

Scores can be found in "Real Book" and "Omnibook" or at the Cross-Disciplinary Faculty office.

In addition, you should prepare 5 more Jazz songs and submit a list of them to the Examiners, which may ask you to preform one of them.


Written Examination


1.Intervals – identification and construction.

2.Triads and four note chords – identification, construction and inversion.

3.Scales and modes – identification and construction.


5.Readingand writing in F and G keys.



1.Analysis of the harmony / melody of a jazz piece.

Aural training:

1. Dictation of a single voice tune.

2.Dictation of a jazz harmony progression.

3.Rhythm dictation.