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Challenges in Jazz Education by Erling Aksdal Head of Jazz Performance Programme, NTNU www.jazzlinja.no

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ABOUT US • Part of Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Music, Trondheim, Norway • Jazz Programme established in 1979 • Now BA, MA and Doctoral level performers in National Fellowship Programme • Admit 8-15 students each year • About 400 alumni, many doing great • The Norwegian jazz scene is well organised and funded both on national and regional levels

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NTNU Jazz BASIC QUESTIONS:

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NTNU Jazz BASIC QUESTIONS: •

What is a jazz musician?

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NTNU Jazz BASIC QUESTIONS: •

What is a jazz musician?

What is jazz education?

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NTNU Jazz BASIC QUESTIONS: •

What is a jazz musician?

What is jazz education?

How does a jazz musician learn?

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NTNU Jazz BASIC QUESTIONS: •

What is a jazz musician?

What is jazz education?

How does a jazz musician learn?

How do we «educate» such a musician?

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NTNU Jazz WHAT IS A JAZZ MUSICIAN?

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NTNU Jazz WHAT IS A JAZZ MUSICIAN? – Self taught (pedagogue of a kind)

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NTNU Jazz WHAT IS A JAZZ MUSICIAN? – Self taught (pedagogue of a kind) – Specialist in real time musical decision making

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NTNU Jazz WHAT IS A JAZZ MUSICIAN? – Self taught (pedagogue of a kind) – Specialist in real time musical decision making – Specialist in real time interaction with other real time musical decision makers

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NTNU Jazz WHAT IS A JAZZ MUSICIAN? – Self taught (pedagogue of a kind) – Specialist in real time musical decision making – Specialist in real time interaction with other real time musical decision makers – Unemployed (no employer)

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NTNU Jazz WHAT IS A JAZZ MUSICIAN? – Self taught (pedagogue of a kind) – Specialist in real time musical decision making – Specialist in real time interaction with other real time musical decision makers – Unemployed (no employer) – Without work (no market) www.jazzlinja.no

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NTNU Jazz HOW DOES A JAZZ MUSICIAN LEARN?

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NTNU Jazz HOW DOES A JAZZ MUSICIAN LEARN? – Intense motivation (desire)

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NTNU Jazz HOW DOES A JAZZ MUSICIAN LEARN? – Intense motivation (desire) – Listening («first language acquisition»)

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NTNU Jazz HOW DOES A JAZZ MUSICIAN LEARN? – Intense motivation (desire) – Listening («first language acquisition») – Playfulness (gaining ownership of the musical material)

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NTNU Jazz HOW DOES A JAZZ MUSICIAN LEARN? – Intense motivation (desire) – Listening («first language acquisition») – Playfulness (gaining ownership of the musical material) – Peer-to-peer learning through hands on activities (not master-apprentice relation)

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NTNU Jazz HOW DO WE «EDUCATE» SUCH A MUSICIAN?

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NTNU Jazz HOW DO WE «EDUCATE» SUCH A MUSICIAN? – Learning environment (more than instruction)

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NTNU Jazz HOW DO WE «EDUCATE» SUCH A MUSICIAN? – Learning environment (more than instruction) – Coaching (more than teaching)

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NTNU Jazz HOW DO WE «EDUCATE» SUCH A MUSICIAN? – Learning environment (more than instruction) – Coaching (more than teaching) – Emphasising pedagogy

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NTNU Jazz HOW DO WE «EDUCATE» SUCH A MUSICIAN? – Learning environment (more than instruction) – Coaching (more than teaching) – Emphasising pedagogy – Encouraging finding «your own voice»

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NTNU Jazz HOW DO WE «EDUCATE» SUCH A MUSICIAN? – Learning environment (more than instruction) – Coaching (more than teaching) – Emphasising pedagogy – Encouraging finding «your own voice» – Training in entrepreneurship www.jazzlinja.no

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NTNU Jazz WHAT ELSE?

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NTNU Jazz WHAT ELSE? – The student is both the resource and the product (human resource, human product)

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NTNU Jazz WHAT ELSE? – The student is both the resource and the product (human resource, human product) – There is no transferrable knowledge base (except the art itself), just another musician (Pedagogy is the exception to this)

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NTNU Jazz WHAT ELSE? – The student is both the resource and the product (human resource, human product) – There is no transferrable knowledge base (except the art itself), just another musician (Pedagogy is the exception to this) – Lifelong learning

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NTNU Jazz WHAT ELSE? – The student is both the resource and the product (human resource, human product) – There is no transferrable knowledge base (except the art itself), just another musician (Pedagogy is the exception to this) – Lifelong learning – Copying to be «free» not to «sound like»

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NTNU Jazz

THE CHALLENGES:

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NTNU Jazz

THE CHALLENGES: – Demand for genre diversity

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NTNU Jazz

THE CHALLENGES: – Demand for genre diversity – Historicism

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NTNU Jazz

THE CHALLENGES: – Demand for genre diversity – Historicism – The INI pedagogy

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NTNU Jazz

THE CHALLENGES: – Demand for genre diversity – Historicism – The INI pedagogy – Innovation

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NTNU Jazz

THE CHALLENGES: – Demand for genre diversity – Historicism – The INI pedagogy – Innovation – The market

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NTNU Jazz

THE CHALLENGES: – Demand for genre diversity – Historicism – The INI pedagogy – Innovation – The market

– The concept of improvisation

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NTNU Jazz

THE CHALLENGES: – Demand for genre diversity – Historicism – The INI pedagogy – Innovation – The market

– The concept of improvisation – Gender balance

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NTNU Jazz

THE CHALLENGES: – Demand for genre diversity – Historicism – The INI pedagogy – Innovation – The market

– The concept of improvisation – Gender balance – Technology www.jazzlinja.no

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NTNU Jazz THE RESPONSIBILITIES:

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NTNU Jazz THE RESPONSIBILITIES: It’s all about pedagogy

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NTNU Jazz THE RESPONSIBILITIES: It’s all about pedagogy – Enabling students to learn to speak their own musical language with their own sentences in real time

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NTNU Jazz THE RESPONSIBILITIES: It’s all about pedagogy – Enabling students to learn to speak their own musical language with their own sentences in real time – Enabling students to facilitate others’ learning the same

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Challenges in Jazz Education by Erling Aksdal Head of Jazz Performance Programme, NTNU www.jazzlinja.no

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Jazz Education Conference Report - Challenges in Jazz Education  

The report from our 2012 Jazz Education Conference is now available online.

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