School of Music

BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE REGULATIONS

A. Major
B. External Semester
C. Core Programme
D. Performance Major
E. General Musical Studies Major
F. Conjoint Degrees Programme: Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education
G. Theory and Composition Major
H. History and Literature of Music Major


A. MAJOR

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

1. Performance. This programme 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 programme. 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 programme 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 programme 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 programme is recommended for candidates who wish a broad knowledge of music that would prepare them for a variety of career and advanced study options. Students who intend to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Music Education as a second degree programme 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 programme will automatically be admitted to the General Musical Studies major.

5. B.Mus./B.Mus.Ed. Conjoint Degrees. This programme 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 programme must meet the Faculty of Education's admission requirements for the Bachelor of Music Education Conjoint Degree programme. Applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Education by February 1 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. EXTERNAL SEMESTER

Students in either their third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Music degree may apply to study for one semester at The City University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England. Accommodation is reserved in university residence. To qualify for this programme, a student must show a high level of academic achievement and musicianship. Courses are arranged by the Director of the School in consultation with the Head of Music at The City University. Appropriate credit will be given.

C. CORE PROGRAMME

All Bachelor of Music students, regardless of major, must complete the following courses (51 credit hours):

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

Ensemble Techniques (7 cr. hrs.): 2311, 2312, 2313, 2314.

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.

D. 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 128 credit hours, including the 51 credit hours in the Core Programme. The remaining 77 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. 24 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 12 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 12 credit hours in Music 3510-3516 beyond the credits permitted under D.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.

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

E. 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 127 credit hours, including the 51 credit hours in the Core Programme. The remaining 76 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 30 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 12 credit hours of large ensemble (Music 1611, 2611-2616) toward the Bachelor of Music degree.

c) Students in the General Musical Studies major may take a maximum of 6 credit hours in Music 3510-3516 beyond the credits permitted under E.2 above.

d) Students in the General Musical Studies 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 General Musical Studies majors.

6. 24 credit hours from disciplines other than music, including at least 6 credit hours in English.

F. 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 160 credit hours, including the 51 credit hours in the Core Programme. The remaining 109 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. Music 3102 OR 4102.

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

5. Eight credit hours chosen from: Music 3221, 3222, 3231, 3232, 3233, 3241, 3242, 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 12 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 programme may take a maximum of 6 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 programme: 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, AND at least 6 credit hours in one of the following: History, Mathematics, a second language, or a laboratory science. Conjoint degrees students are strongly encouraged to take at least 18 credit hours in a second teachable subject.

G. 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 128 credit hours, including the 51 credit hours in the Core Programme. The remaining 77 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, 3106, 3108.

4. Music 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 G.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 12 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 6 credit hours in Music 3510-3516 beyond the credits permitted under G.2 above.

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

H. HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF MUSIC MAJOR

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Music in History & Literature, a candidate shall comply with the School's regulations, and successfully complete a minimum of 127 credit hours, including the 51 credit hours in the Core Programme. The remaining 76 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. 12 additional credit hours chosen from music courses beyond the 1000 level and meeting the following requirements:

a) At least six credit hours shall be from an area other than music history.

b) Credit will not be given for more than 12 credit hours of large ensemble (Music 1611, 2611-2616) toward the Bachelor of Music degree.

c) Students in the History and Literature major may take a maximum of 6 credit hours in Music 3510-3516 beyond the credits permitted under H.2 above.

8. 24 credit hours from disciplines other than music, including at least 6 credit hours in English AND at least 12 credit hours in a language or languages other than English.


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