Jazz Composition

Jazz Composition

The student will build the creative application of the basic musical elements of melody, rhythm and harmony in the contexts and practices connected with jazz music.

Compositional and Theoretical study will accentuate the progress of contrapuntal skills, formal development and techniques of orchestration and instrumentation.

The student will have to show the understanding of these skills and concepts.

Careers in Jazz Composition:

Jazz Composer

A jazz composer creates instrumental parts, either to stand-alone or to be combined with lyrics. They may compose for live performance and/or recording situations, or for a specific location such as film/TV composers who score/compose music to enhance videos or films.

Jingle Writer

A jingle writer is responsible of writing music for radio & TV commercials. Generally they must be skilled in all styles, and be strong musical arrangers, and be able to compose well for a very short shape.

Film Scorer/Composer

A film scorer/composer is responsible of to accompany with music to a film or television.

Generally the principal role of a film composer is to facilitate the orchestral dramatic underscore, and only more recently has the plain soundtrack begun to stand on its own.

Arranger (Adaptor)

An arranger is responsible of to provide musical arrangements of a song or musical composition for an orchestra, artist, band or other ensemble. The arranger determines the tempo, harmonic structure, voice, rhythm, instrument and other aspects of a song or composition, based on the producer, artist or conductor's explanations.


A songwriter is responsible of to write music and lyrics. A songwriter can work with a publishing company or a freelance songwriter and also can produce their own songs.


Usually an orchestrator is responsible for transfer music from one voice or instrument to another in order to accommodate a group or particular musician, and writing scores for an individual instrumentalist(s), choral group, vocalist(s), band or orchestra.


A conductor must have a strong ability on an instrument (recommendable piano), be able to sight read, and have a solid period personality.


A copyist is responsible of transfers musical fragment from a score on individual fragment. This person must have strong notation & replacement skills, training in music theory.


The Composition Teacher generally teaches in a higher education setting such as in a university, college or conservatory. A composition teacher may also teach other topics in addition to composition, music history, music arranging, music theory, or instrumental conducting or vocal and also conduct chamber orchestras or groups.


Is responsible of notates musical performances on a score from a recorded performance.

Editor (print music publishing)

An editor builds and develops products for a company that it publishes books of music for people of all the ages and capacities. An editor must have the skill of being able to develop the product, to compose, to write, to correct and manage the print/production process.