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School of Music (2009/2010)
12 Course Descriptions

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Director of the School.

12.1 Applied Music Courses

With the exception of Music 2611-2618, 263A/B and 265A/B courses in applied music are available only to candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Music.

140A/B

Principal Applied Study I

requires one hour per week of individual instruction (vocal or instrumental).

AR: attendance is required at School of Music recitals

CH: 4

240A/B

Principal Applied Study II

is a continuation of Music 140A/B. One hour per week of individual instruction (vocal or instrumental).

AR: attendance is required at School of Music recitals

CH: 4

PR: Music 140A/B

2611

Festival Choir

requires three hours rehearsal per week.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1

PR: an audition. Contact the instructor or the School of Music office before the beginning of the semester regarding the audition.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 10 credit hours

2612

Chamber Choir

requires three hours rehearsal per week.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1

PR: an audition. Contact the instructor or the School of Music office before the beginning of the semester regarding the audition.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 8 credit hours

2613

Chamber Orchestra

requires three hours rehearsal per week.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1

PR: an audition. Contact the instructor or the School of Music office before the beginning of the semester regarding the audition.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 8 credit hours

2614

Concert Band

requires three hours rehearsal per week.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1

PR: an audition. Contact the instructor or the School of Music office before the beginning of the semester regarding the audition.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 8 credit hours

2615

Jazz Ensemble

requires three hours rehearsal per week.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1

PR: an audition. Contact the instructor or the School of Music office before the beginning of the semester regarding the audition.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 8 credit hours; available for credit only to students who successfully audition for participation in the ensemble; not applicable as an elective under the Bachelor of Arts program; students in the Faculty of Education should consult the Office of Student Services in the Faculty of Education regarding applicability of this course to their education degree program.

2616

Opera Workshop

requires three hours rehearsal per week.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1

PR: an audition. Contact the instructor or the School of Music office before the beginning of the semester regarding the audition.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 8 credit hours; available for credit only to students who successfully audition for participation in the ensemble; not applicable as an elective under the Bachelor of Arts program; students in the Faculty of Education should consult the Office of Student Services in the Faculty of Education regarding applicability of this course to their education degree program.

2617

Opera Workshop

requires six hours rehearsal per week..

AR: attendance is required

CH: 2

PR: an audition. Contact the instructor or the School of Music office before the beginning of the semester regarding the audition.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 16 credit hours; available for credit only to students who successfully audition for participation in the ensemble; not applicable as an elective under the Bachelor of Arts program; students in the Faculty of Education should consult the Office of Student Services in the Faculty of Education regarding applicability of this course to their education degree program.

2618

Opera Workshop

requires nine hours rehearsal per week.

AR: attendance is required

PR: an audition. Contact the instructor or the School of Music office before the beginning of the semester regarding the audition.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 24 credit hours; available for credit only to students who successfully audition for participation in the ensemble; not applicable as an elective under the Bachelor of Arts program; students in the Faculty of Education should consult the Office of Student Services in the Faculty of Education regarding applicability of this course to their education degree program.

263A/B

Chamber Orchestra

requires 15 hours of rehearsal per semester.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1 credit hour per two semesters

PR: an audition. Contact the instructor or the School of Music office before the beginning of the semester regarding the audition.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 4 credit hours; available for credit only to students who successfully audition for participation in the ensemble; not applicable as an elective under the Bachelor of Arts program; students in the Faculty of Education should consult the Office of Student Services in the Faculty of Education regarding applicability of this course to their education degree program.

265A/B

Jazz Ensemble

requires 15 hours of rehearsal per semester.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1 credit hour per two semesters

PR: an audition. Contact the instructor or the School of Music office before the beginning of the semester regarding the audition.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 4 credit hours; available for credit only to students who successfully audition for participation in the ensemble; not applicable as an elective under the Bachelor of Arts program; students in the Faculty of Education should consult the Office of Student Services in the Faculty of Education regarding applicability of this course to their education degree program.

2700

Lyric Diction I

is a study of English, German, French and Italian lyric diction. The International Phonetic Alphabet will be introduced and applied to singing in these four languages.

CH: 1

PR: open only to students whose principal applied study is voice

2701

Lyric Diction II

is a continuation of Music 2700.

CH: 1

PR: Music 2700; open only to students whose principal applied study is voice

340A/B

Principal Applied Study III

AR: attendance is required at School of Music recitals

CH: 4

CR: Music 345A/B

PR: Music 240A/B and successful completion of Music 1003, 1108, 1118 and 1128 or 1138

345A/B

Principal Applied Study III - Performance

is a continuation of Music 240A/B. A more intensive approach to performance than in Music 340A/B. One hour per week of individual instruction. Students are required to present a public recital consisting of 25 to 35 minutes of music to be given before the last day of classes in the second semester of the course.

AR: attendance is required at School of Music recitals

CH: 6

CR: Music 340A/B

PR: Music 240A/B and successful completion of Music 1003, 1108, 1118 and 1128 or 1138; open only to Performance Majors

3510

Introduction to Chamber Music

is a study of selected chamber music repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. Ensembles will be organized to give performances.

AR: attendance is required

3511

Chamber Music

requires the ensemble to prepare and perform a recital of 10-15 minutes of music. Each ensemble receives six hours of coaching in preparation for the performance.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1 per semester

PR: repertoire to be performed must be approved prior to registration; Music 3510 and permission of the Director.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 8 credit hours

3512

Chamber Music

requires the ensemble to prepare and perform a recital of 18-22 minutes of music. Each ensemble receives nine hours of coaching in preparation for the performance.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 2 per semester

PR: repertoire to be performed must be approved prior to registration; Music 3510 and permission of the Director.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 12 credit hours

3513

Chamber Music

requires the ensemble to prepare and perform a recital of 25-30 minutes of music. Each ensemble receives twelve hours of coaching in preparation for the performance.

AR: attendance is required

PR: repertoire to be performed must be approved prior to registration; Music 3510 and permission of the Director.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 18 credit hours

3514

Small Ensemble

is a conducted ensemble requiring two hours per week of rehearsal.

CH: 1 per semester

PR: permission of the Director

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 6 credit hours

3515

Accompaniment

requires the students to meet for one hour per week in a masterclass. Coaching will be given to prepare for performance of a 15- to 20-minute program with a singer or instrumentalist. Normally offered in the Winter semester only.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1 per semester

PR: repertoire to be performed must be approved prior to registration; open only to students whose principal applied study is a keyboard instrument; others by permission of the Director.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 4 credit hours

3516

Accompaniment

requires students to meet for one hour per week in a masterclass. Coaching will be given to prepare for performance of a half-hour program with a singer or instrumentalist. Normally offered in the Winter semester only.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 2 per semester

PR: repertoire must be approved prior to registration; open only to students whose principal applied study is a keyboard instrument; others by permission of the Director.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 8 credit hours

3517

World Music Ensemble

is a coached ensemble activity exploring one or more world music repertoires. This ensemble requires 2 hours of rehearsal per week.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1 per semester

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 6 credit hours

3518

Contemporary Music/Improvisation Ensemble

is a coached activity exploring improvisation and/or contemporary repertoire for mixed ensembles. This ensemble requires 2 hours of rehearsal per week.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1 per semester

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 6 credit hours

3605

Music Theatre Workshop.

- inactive course.

3703

Career Skills

is an exploration of careers in music. Topics include preparation of business plans, grant applications, press kits and promotional materials: tax, legal and business issues in the arts, and the study of successful arts enterprises.

CH: 1

PR: Music 240B

3711

Jazz Styles and Improvisation

is an applied course for singers and instrumentalists, which aims to integrate the theory and practice of jazz. Jazz styles and improvisation will be explored through listening (recordings and live performance), imitation, and improvisation of selected jazz standards.

PR: Music 240B or permission of the instructor

3712

Improvisation

is an introduction to the art and practice of Improvisation through guided ensemble exploration and performance, score study and the application of contemporary performance practice.

PR: Music 240A/B

3722

Brass Seminar

has topics selected from: issues of brass performance practice, history of brass instruments, brass literature and pedagogy, performance anxiety, comparative performances of brass repertoire, and other issues of special relevance to brass players.

CH: 1

PR: open only to students whose principal applied study is a brass instrument; others by permission of the Director.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 2 credit hours

3732

Woodwind Seminar

- inactive course.

3742

String Seminar

has topics selected from: issues of string performance practice, history of string instruments, string literature and pedagogy, performance anxiety, comparative performances of string repertoire, and other issues of special relevance to string players.

CH: 1 per semester

PR: open only to students whose principal applied study is a string instrument; others by permission of the Director.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 2 credit hours

3751

Studio Pedagogy

is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of resources and pedagogical approaches used in studio teaching at various levels. May include guest masterclasses and lectures.

CH: the former MUSIC 3773

CO: Music 140B or permission of the instructor

PR: Music 140B or permission of the instructor

3762

Vocal Pedagogy I

has topics selected from: vocal technique, vocal health, methods for teaching various voice types and levels of ability, brief overview of various individual approaches in this history of vocal pedagogy.

CH: 2

PR: Music 140B in voice

UL: not available to students with two or more credits in the former Music 3761. No more than 4 credits of Music 3761/3762/3763 may be used towards the Bachelor of Music degree.

3763

Vocal Pedagogy II

has topics selected from: managing a teaching studio, communications in studio teaching dealing with performance anxiety and other topics of importance to studio voice instruction, as well as the application of topics covered in Music 3762.

CH: 2

PR: Music 140B in voice and 3762

UL: not available to students with two or more credits in the former Music 3761. No more than 4 credits of Music 3761/3762/3763 may be used towards the Bachelor of Music degree.

3774

Piano Pedagogy

is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of resources and pedagogical approaches used in piano studio teaching at various levels. May include guest masterclasses and lectures.

CO: Music 140B or permission of the instructor

CR: the former Music 3772

PR: Music 140B or permission of the instructor

440A/B

Principal Applied Study IV

is a continuation of Music 340A/B, for students whose major is other than Performance. One hour per week of individual instruction.

AR: attendance is required at School of Music recitals

CH: 4

CR: Music 445A/B

PR: Music 340A/B and successful completion of Music 2003, 2108, 2118 and 2128 or 2138.

445A/B

Principal Applied Study IV - Performance

is a continuation of Music 345A/B. One hour per week of individual instruction. Students are required to present a public recital consisting of 50 to 60 minutes of music with program notes. This recital will normally take place in the second semester, before the last day of classes. A minimum grade of 75% is required to pass Music 445B.

AR: attendance is required at School of Music recitals

CH: 6

CR: Music 440A/B

PR: Music 345A/B and successful completion of Music 2003, 2108, 2118 and 2128 or 2138; open only to Performance Majors

4503

Special Topics in Applied Music

will have topics to be studied announced by the School of Music.

CH: 1 per semester

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 3 credit hours

4504

Special Topics in Applied Music

will have topics to be studied announced by the School of Music.

CH: 2 per semester

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 4 credit hours

4505

Special Topics in Applied Music

will have topics to be studied announced by the School of Music.

CH: 3 per semester

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 6 credit hours

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).