Preparation cycle of VJM Department

№  SUBJECTS NUMBER OF HOURS A WEEK
Preparation class Preschool class
1. Solfeggio 2 2
2. Rhythmic 1 1
3. Acoustic piano 1 1
4. Aesthetics 1 1
5. Foreign language (Englisch) 1 1
  Total hours in a week: 6 6

Remark

  1. All children at the age of 3-6 study at the preparation cycle.
  2. Duration of a lesson is 45 minutes.
  3. 3. Quantitative membership in groups on solfeggio is from 3 to 6 people.
  4. 4. Quantitative membership in groups on aesthetics, music audition, foreign language, rhythmics is on average up to 6 people.

1-7 classes

SUBJECTS NUMBER OF HOURS A WEEK
1st grade 2st grade 3st grade 4st grade 5st grade 6st grade 7st grade
Specialty 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Improvisation - - 1 1 1 1 1
Ensemble - 2 2 2 2 2 2
Orchestra - - - 2 2 2 2
Solfeggio 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Rhythmics 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Acoustic piano 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
History of music (music audition) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Aesthetics 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Foreign language (Englisch) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Total hours in a week: 9 11 12 14 14 14 14

Remark

  1. 1-4 grades are considered junior, 5-7 grades – senior.
  2. Duration of a lesson is 45 minutes.
  3. Subject ”Specialty” is a process of teaching to play one of seven instruments (Acoustic piano, Guitar, acoustic bass, percussion instruments, saxophone, trumpet) and vocal.
  4. Jazz specialization starts from the 2nd year of education.
  5. In the 1st grade there is a subject called “Listening of music”, which in the 2nd grade is replaced by the subject called “History of music”.
  6. Quantitative membership in groups on subjects is from 3 to 6 people.
  7. Introduction into the curriculum of the subject “Foreign language” (English) is caused by the necessity of acquisition of ability to use jazz terminology easily and to perform vocal jazz compositions in original.
  8. Final assessment is held in the 7th grade
  9. Graduating from the department pupils are given a certificate

8-10 classes

SUBJECTS NUMBER OF HOURS A WEEK
8th grade 9th grade 10th grade
1. Musical literature 1 1 1
2. History of styles 1 1 1
3. Solfeggio 2 2 2
4. Theory of music 1    
5. Classic harmony   1  
6. Jazz harmony     1
7. Analysis of musical forms     1
8. Specialty 2 2 2
9. Ensemble 2 2 2
10. Acoustic piano 1 1 1
11. Orchestra class 1 1 1
12. Teaching methodology on playing the instrument   1  
13. Instrumental history 1    
14. Instrumentation   1  
15. Conducting     1
16. Improvisation 1 1 1
17. Teaching practice 1 1 1
18. Fundamentals of composition 1 1 1
19. Studying of related instruments      
  Total hours in a week: 15 16 16

Remark

  1. Working curriculum is intended for lessons in 8-10 classes.
  2. Duration of a lesson is 45 minutes.
  3. The quantity of compulsory lessons in the period of theoretical education does nor exceed 16 hours a week (elective is possible – paid hour “Studying of related instruments”).
  4. Tests and academic concerts which are a form of knowledge assessment are held 4 times a year.
  5. Professional practice is possible on the school basis (pedagogic, performer’s and concertmaster’s).
  6. Final assessment is held in the 10th grade.
  7. Graduating from the department pupils are given a certificate.

Departments

Variety and jazz music department (VJM)

All children at the age of 3-6 study at the preparation cycle. Duration of a lesson is 45 minutes. Quantitative membership in groups on solfeggio is from 3 to 6 people.

Variety and aesthetics education department (VAE)

All children at the age of 3-6 study at the preparation cycle. Duration of a lesson is 15 minutes. There is no age limit from the 1st to the 5th class.

“Fine Art” Department

Children over 6 years old are accepted to the class of “Fine arts”/to the class “Variety choreography”. 1-2 grades are considered junior, 3-5 grades - senior.

”Choreography” Department

Children over 6 years old are accepted to the class “Variety choreography”.
1-2 grades are considered junior, 3-5 grades – senior