School of Music

BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE REGULATIONS

A. Major
B. Core Programme
C. Performance Major
D. General Musical Studies Major
E. Conjoint Degrees Programme: Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education
F. Theory and Composition Major
G. History and Literature of Music Major
Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Music


A. MAJOR

Candidates normally do not declare their intended major area of study before their fourth semester in the Bachelor of Music program. Candidates shall choose ONE of the following areas for their major:

1. Performance. This program is recommended for those candidates planning to pursue a career as a solo performer, orchestral or band player, or private teacher. Candidates for this major must apply in writing to the Director by the last day of classes in the semester during which they are registered for Music 240B. Candidates will normally be required to audition for this program. Where possible, the jury examination for Music 240B will be considered as the audition for admission to the Performance major, although in some cases the audition may require repertoire beyond the level and amount prepared for the jury examination. Admission to this major will be based on a candidate's: i) performance on the audition and achievement in Music 140A/B and 240A/B, ii) general academic achievement, and iii) potential for a career and/or graduate work in performance.

2. Theory and Composition. This program is recommended for those candidates who plan to compose, to carry out research in music theory, or to teach theoretical subjects. Candidates for this major must apply in writing to the Director by the last day of classes in the semester during which they are registered for Music 2108. Admission to this major will be based on a candidate's: i) achievement in Music 1107, 1108, 2107, and 2108, ii) general academic achievement, and iii) potential for a career and/or graduate work in music theory or composition.

3. History and Literature. This program is recommended for those candidates interested in research in music and/or music journalism. Candidates for this major must apply in writing to the Director by the last day of classes in the semester during which they are registered for Music 2003. Admission to this major will be based on a candidate's: i) achievement in Music 1002, 1003, 2002, and 2003, ii) general academic achievement, and iii) potential for a career and/or graduate work in music history and literature, journalism, or a related field.

4. General Musical Studies. This program is recommended for those candidates who wish a broad knowledge of music that would prepare them for a variety of career and advanced study options. Students have the option of including a minor in a discipline other than music, in which case they must meet all prerequisites and requirements for the minor. The subject of the candidate's minor shall be that declared by the candidate on the Change of Academic Programme Form which must then be signed by the head of the department of the minor. Students who intend to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Music Education as a second degree program should consult with the Director and with the Faculty of Education regarding course selection. Candidates for the General Musical Studies major need not submit an application. All candidates who have not been admitted to another major by the end of their fourth semester in the Bachelor of Music program will automatically be admitted to the General Musical Studies major.

5. B.Mus./B.Mus.Ed. Conjoint Degrees. This program is offered with the Faculty of Education, and is recommended for candidates planning to pursue a career in music education. Candidates for the Conjoint Degrees program must meet the Faculty of Education's admission requirements for the Bachelor of Music Education Conjoint Degree program. Applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Education by February 15 for admission in the following Fall Semester.

A candidate may not change his/her major without the written permission of the Director of the School. In cases where permission is granted, the candidate shall be required to fulfil all requirements for the new major.

B. CORE PROGRAMME

All Bachelor of Music students, regardless of major, must complete the following courses (44 credit hours):

Applied Music (10 cr. hrs.): 140A/B, 240A/B, 2 credit hours of 1611.

Music History (12 cr. hrs.): 1002, 1003, 2002, 2003.

Music Theory (22 cr. hrs.):
- Written Theory: 1107, 1108, 2107, 2108, 3107.
- Aural Skills: 1117, 1118, 2117, 2118, 3117.
- Keyboard Harmony: 1127 or 1137, 1128 or 1138, 2127 or 2137, 2128 or 2138.

The remainder of the credits required for the degree are determined according to the student's major, as below.

C. PERFORMANCE MAJOR

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Music in Performance, a candidate shall comply with the School's regulations, and successfully complete a minimum of 124 credit hours, including the 44 credit hours in the Core Programme. The remaining 80 credit hours shall be chosen as follows:

1. Music 345A/B, 445A/B.

2. Eight credit hours of large ensemble (Music 2611, 2612, 2613, 2614, 2615, 2616). With the permission of the Director, students whose principal applied study is keyboard, guitar or voice may substitute a maximum of 2 credit hours chosen from Music 3221 to 3282 and/or Music 3510 to 3516 for 2 credit hours of large ensemble.

NOTE: Placement in ensembles may require an audition, and is subject to approval by the Director. Students will normally be placed in the ensemble(s) most closely related to their principal applied study.

3. Three credit hours chosen from music theory courses beyond the 2000 level.

4. Six credit hours chosen from Music 3510 to 3516.

5. 27 additional credit hours chosen from music courses beyond the 1000 level and meeting the following requirements:

a) At least 12 credit hours must be chosen from courses beyond the 2000 level in music history and music theory.

b) Credit will not be given for more than 14 credit hours of large ensemble (Music 1611, 2611-2616) toward the Bachelor of Music degree.

c) Credit toward the degree will not be given for more than 15 credit hours in Music 3510-3516 beyond the credits permitted in C.2 above.

d) Credit toward the degree will not be given for more than 8 credit hours from Music 241A/B, 346A/B, and 446A/B.

e) Students in the Performance major may substitute a maximum of three of the following courses for music electives: Education 2510, 2520, 2530, 3920, 3925, 4835, 4845.
Please note that Music Education majors have priority in registering for these courses; spaces may not be available for Performance majors.

6. 24 credit hours chosen from disciplines other than music, including at least 6 credit hours chosen from courses in English and/or designated research/writing courses. Students whose principal applied study is voice must include at least 3 credit hours in each of Italian, German, and French.

D. GENERAL MUSICAL STUDIES MAJOR

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Music in General Musical Studies, a candidate shall comply with the School's regulations and successfully complete a minimum of 123 credit hours, including the 44 credit hours in the Core Programme. The remaining 79 credit hours shall be chosen as follows:

1. Music 340A/B, 440A/B.

2. Eight credit hours of large ensemble (Music 2611, 2612, 2613, 2614, 2615, 2616). With the permission of the Director, students whose principal applied study is keyboard, guitar or voice may substitute a maximum of 2 credit hours chosen from Music 3221 to 3282 and/or Music 3510 to 3516 for 2 credit hours of large ensemble.

NOTE: Placement in ensembles may require an audition, and is subject to approval by the Director. Students will normally be placed in the ensemble(s) most closely related to their principal applied study.

3. Three credit hours chosen from music theory courses beyond the 2000 level.

4. Three credit hours chosen from Music 3510-3516.

5. An additional 57 credit hours to be chosen according to EITHER Option A OR Option B below:

Option A (with minor):

a) An additional 18 credit hours chosen from music courses beyond the 1000 level and meeting the following requirements:

i) At least 9 credit hours must be chosen from courses beyond the 2000 level in music history and music theory.
ii) Credit will not be given for more than 14 credit hours of large ensemble (Music 1611, 2611-2616) toward the Bachelor of Music degree.
iii) Students in the General Musical Studies major may take a maximum of 8 credit hours in Music 3510-3516 beyond the credits permitted in D.2 above.

b) Six credit hours chosen from courses in English and/or designated research/writing courses.

c) A minor of at least 24 credit hours in a subject other than Music. The candidate must follow the regulations for the minor as set forth in the appropriate section of the Calendar.

d) Nine (9) credit hours open electives. These may be chosen from courses in music, the minor subject, and/or any other disciplines.

Option B (no minor):

a) An additional 33 credit hours chosen from music courses beyond the 1000 level and meeting the following requirements:

i) At least 12 credit hours must be chosen from courses beyond the 2000 level in music history and music theory.
ii) Credit will not be given for more than 14 credit hours of large ensemble (Music 1611, 2611-2616) toward the Bachelor of Music degree.
iii) Students in the General Musical Studies major may take a maximum of 8 credit hours in Music 3510-3516 beyond the credits permitted in D.2 above.
iv) A maximum of three of the following courses may be substituted for music electives: Education 2510, 2520, 2530, 3920, 3925, 4835, 4845.

Please note that Music Education majors have priority in registering for these courses; spaces may not be available for General Musical Studies majors.

b) 24 credit hours from disciplines other than music, including at least 6 credit hours chosen from courses in English and/or designated research/writing courses.

E. CONJOINT DEGREES PROGRAMME: BACHELOR OF MUSIC & BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION

To be awarded the Conjoint Degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education, a candidate shall comply with the School's regulations and successfully complete a minimum of 159 credit hours, including the 44 credit hours in the Core Programme. The remaining 115 credit hours shall be chosen as follows:

1. Music 340A/B, 440A/B.

2. Eight credit hours in large ensemble as follows:

a) Four credit hours from Music 2611, 2612, 2613, 2614.

b) An additional 4 credit hours from Music 2611, 2612, 2613, 2614, 2615, 2616. With the permission of the Director, students whose principal applied study is keyboard, guitar or voice may substitute a maximum of 2 extra credit hours in instrumental techniques (Music 3221 to 3282) for two of these credit hours.

NOTE: Placement in ensembles may require an audition, and is subject to approval by the Director. Students will normally be placed in the ensemble(s) most closely related to their principal applied study.

3. One of Music 3102, 3109, or 3104.

4. Music 2311, 2312, 3311, 3312, 3313, 3314, 3315, 3316.

5. Eight credit hours chosen from: Music 3221, 3222, 3231, 3232, 3233, 3241, 3242, 3261, 3281, 3282.

6. Nine additional credit hours chosen from music courses beyond the 1000 level and meeting the following requirements:

a) Credit will not be given for more than 14 credit hours of large ensemble (Music 1611, 2611-2616) toward the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Music Education degrees.

b) Students in the Conjoint Degrees program may take a maximum of 8 credit hours in Music 3510-3516.

c) A maximum of two of the following courses in music education may be substituted for music electives in the Conjoint Degrees program: Education 4835, 4840, 4845, 4850, 4855, 4860.

7. 45 credit hours as prescribed by the Faculty of Education under Clause 2 of the Regulations for the Conjoint Degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education.

8. 24 credit hours chosen from disciplines other than music, including at least 6 credit hours in English. Conjoint degrees students are strongly encouraged to take at least 18 credit hours in a second teachable subject.

F. THEORY AND COMPOSITION MAJOR

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition, a candidate shall comply with the School's regulations and successfully complete a minimum of 124 credit hours, including the 44 credit hours in the Core Programme. The remaining 80 credit hours shall be chosen as follows:

1. Music 340A/B, 440A/B.

2. Eight credit hours from Music 2611, 2612, 2613, 2614, 2615, 2616. With the permission of the Director, students whose principal applied study is keyboard, guitar or voice may substitute a maximum of 2 credit hours chosen from Music 3221 to 3282 and/or Music 3510 to 3516 for 2 credit hours of ensemble.

NOTE: Placement in ensembles may require an audition, and is subject to approval by the Director. Students will normally be placed in the ensemble(s) most closely related to their principal applied study.

3. Music 3100, 3102, 3104, 3105, and one of Music 3106 and 3108.

4. Music 2311, 3311, 3312, 3313, 3314.

5. Four credit hours chosen from: Music 3221, 3222, 3231, 3232, 3233, 3241, 3242, 3261, 3271, 3281, 3282.

6. Six credit hours chosen from courses beyond the 2000 level in music theory (in addition to those listed in F.3 above).

7. Nine additional credit hours chosen from music courses beyond the 1000 level and meeting the following requirements:

a) Credit will not be given for more than 14 credit hours of large ensemble (Music 1611, 2611-2616) toward the Bachelor of Music degree.

b) Students in the Theory/Composition major may take a maximum of 8 credit hours in Music 3510-3516 beyond the credits permitted in F.2 above.

8. 24 credit hours chosen from disciplines other than music, including at least 6 credit hours chosen from courses in English and/or designated research/writing courses. All Theory and Composition majors are strongly encouraged to take at least 6 credit hours in German.

G. HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF MUSIC MAJOR

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Music in History and Literature, a candidate shall comply with the School's regulations, and successfully complete a minimum of 123 credit hours, including the 44 credit hours in the Core Programme. The remaining 79 credit hours shall be chosen as follows:

1. Music 340A/B, 440A/B.

2. Eight credit hours of large ensemble (Music 2611, 2612, 2613, 2614, 2615, 2616). With the permission of the Director, students whose principal applied study is keyboard, guitar or voice may substitute a maximum of 2 credit hours chosen from Music 3221 to 3282 and/or Music 3510 to 3516 for 2 credit hours of large ensemble.

NOTE: Placement in ensembles may require an audition, and is subject to approval by the Director. Students will normally be placed in the ensemble(s) most closely related to their principal applied study.

3. Three credit hours chosen from music theory courses beyond the 2000 level.

4. Music 4094, 4095.

5. Nine additional credit hours beyond the 2000 level in music history.

6. Six credit hours chosen from History and/or Anthropology (Faculty of Arts).

7. 15 additional credit hours chosen from music courses beyond the 1000 level

a) Credit will not be given for more than 14 credit hours of large ensemble (Music 1611, 2611-2616) toward the Bachelor of Music degree.

b) Students in the History and Literature of Music major may take a maximum of 8 credit hours in Music 3510-3516 beyond the credits permitted in G.2 above.

8. 24 credit hours chosen from disciplines other than music, including at least 6 credit hours chosen from courses in English and/or designated research/writing courses AND at least 12 credit hours in a language or languages other than English.


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