The Conservatoire offers Bachelors and Masters courses in jazz violin, within the jazz department. The Bachelors course consists of three years, while the Masters lasts two years.
The bachelors course focuses on helping students acquire and become proficient in different elements of the language of jazz:
In addition, students work to develop their improvisation skills in relation to the different styles of jazz they cover, by playing, listening, retranscribing solos or excerpts of solos, and learning numerous themes from jazz standards. These skills are also learned in close collaboration with the other courses taught within the Jazz department, notably: combo, harmony, rhythm, ear training.
Students can then build on this solid foundation during the Masters programme by: