Taller de Músics offers a Bachelor Degree in Music consisting of 240 ECTS credit, in the speciality of Music Pedagogy. The Bachelor’s Degree in Music has the same validity as a degree issued by a university for all purposes.
The music teacher must be a musician and must enjoy practising music, in addition to having a good pedagogical training that enables him/her to develop the task in any type of teaching scenario. Therefore, we train students as musicians capable of developing musical practice in the ESEM Music Workshop, in its speciality of Music Pedagogy. We also work in-depth on aspects such as didactics, pedagogy and the organisation of centres.
The Taller de Músics is, among other things, the music school with the most experience in the field of jazz, modern music and, in general, in the field of improvised and creative music. The entity has a long pedagogical path that has been the learning framework for most musicians of this field in the country since 1979, making it an icon of music education.
Likewise, the Taller de Músics’ commitment to innovation in music education in Catalonia makes it collaborate with those professionals and entities of reference who also successfully developed alternatives to the old methodologies. The fruit of these collaborations is enjoyed by the students of the speciality, as they obtain a reliable image of the most relevant music educators’ work, such as Edgar Willems, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Carl Orff or Zoltán Kodály. Thus, the entities Escola de Música Joan Llongueres (Dalcroze), Aula de So de Sant Cugat (Kodály) or Musicant (Willems), who hold specific sessions as part of the students’ training.
The speciality of Music Pedagogy was born linked to the music schools of the Taller de Músics and its associated schools, as well as to the Social Projects Area. In this sense, the Taller de Músics group offers a broad and suitable framework for the development of practices associated with all the subjects of didactics, pedagogy and organisation of centres with the speciality. Likewise, the environment naturally becomes the starting point for the professional and work development of the graduates of this speciality.
Access to higher artistic education requires the fulfilment of certain academic preconditions of which passing a specific access test that should, taking the the subsequent management of the admission procedure into consideration, be completed sufficient time ahead prior to the start of the academic year. The specific access test allows to asses the students’ attainment levels of the abilities and competences necessary to be admitted to higher education.
The profile of students who enter the studies in the speciality of Music Pedagogy is that of students who know styles, historical periods and representative formations of the field of jazz and modern music. They must be able to recognise habitual forms both audibly and through a score, and to position themselves by expressing themselves with rhythmic and harmonic adaptation. In addition, they must show a tendency to construct their own or personalised sound, be able to link breathing with the musical phrase, and must know how to adapt the interpretation and the improvisation in differentiated styles, showing technical skills with the instrument that allow them to approach superior studies without specific difficulties.
The student must also know how to use musical notation to write and read with fluency, as well as to elaborate a didactic assumption with a determined aim and with the objective of reaching some concrete results. They must also know how to construct their own study strategies in order to overcome challenges of an academic or practical nature, and able to express opinions and artistic assessments in a respectful and coherent manner, whilst showing skills for working individually and in a team.
Finally, he or she must be able to organise the sequence of phases in the development of a project and must be able to organise and prepare an oral defence on issues related to music education or to the management of cultural policies around music.
The syllabus of the Bachelor of Music consists of 4 academic courses of 60 ECTS credits each, distributed across subjects of different categories:
The assignment of credits for each subject includes the hours corresponding to the teaching classes, hours of study, work, practices, projects and the preparation of exams and assessment tests.
In order to obtain a Bachelor Degree in Music, it is necessary to prepare and publicly defend a final work, which is a direct outcome of what has been learned. This is the writing of a project with a set of explanations, theories, ideas or reasoning on a specific subject that should even more be put into practice in the form of a concert or performance key.
The student must demonstrate the ability to apply the acquired knowledge and know how to communicate conclusions, knowledge and theories on which it is based. The TFG must communicate the results or conclusions reached in the study of a subject in an organised, formal, clear and precise way, as well as the methodology used, the process followed, the documents consulted etc. In short, it is a question of transmitting that is most important.
The graduate in Music Pedagogy must be a highly qualified professional in one or more relevant areas of musical practice (interpretations) with deep theoretical and practical knowledge of teaching and learning in its methodological, psychological and artistic aspects and must have significant practical experience.
They will carry out their professional activity in centres of any general or special educational level, both in regulated and non-regulated training so that they perfectly know the different didactic forms used in teaching musical studies, along with all the elements that make up the organisation and management of a music educational centre. Furthermore, they must have knowledge of the technological possibilities as a tool for creation and specific support for their task and, above all, know how they can work with ICT.
They must also be trained in the exercise of musical analysis with a wide aesthetic spectrum, and have critical thought on the creative fact, meanwhile having the capacity to transmit orally and/or in writing in a rigorous way. Finally, they must have a solid humanistic and methodological formation to be able to carry out tasks of musical investigation and experimentation.
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