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School of Music (2012/2013)
11 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 Dean of the School.

All courses in the School of Music are designated by the abbreviation MUS.

11.1 Applied Music Courses

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

CO: in each semester for students whose applied study is voice, piano, organ or guitar: one of MUS 2611, 2612 and in each semester for all other applied studies: one of MUS 2611 or 2612, and one of MUS 2613, 2614, 2615, 2619, 2620

OR: one hour per week of individual instruction

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

1700

Introduction to Music Technology

provides a practical introduction to useful computer tools for musicians, such as music notation software, basic digital audio editing, and new media.

CH: 1

CO: MUS 140A/B

LC: 1

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

2401

Functional Keyboard I

is an introduction to practical keyboard skills for students whose Principal Applied Study is not piano or organ. Functional accompaniment, transposition and score reading are emphasized.

CH: 0

CR: the former MUS 1127

LC: 1

PR: MUS 1108, successful completion of the Piano Proficiency Test, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

UL: may not be taken for credit by students whose Principal Applied Study is a keyboard instrument.

2402

Functional Keyboard II

is a continuation of MUS 2401.

CH: 1

CR: the former MUS 1128

LC: 1

PR: MUS 2401 and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

UL: may not be taken for credit by students whose Principal Applied Study is a keyboard instrument.

240A/B

Principal Applied Study II

is a continuation of MUS 140A/B.

AR: attendance is required at School of Music recitals

CH: 4

CO: one of MUS 2611-2620 in accordance with Ensemble II under the Core Program

OR: one hour per week of individual instruction

PR: MUS 140A/B and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

2411

Advanced Functional Keyboard I

is an introduction to practical keyboard skills for students whose Principal Applied Study is piano or organ. Functional accompaniment, transposition and score reading are emphasized.

CH: 0

CR: the former MUS 1137

LC: 1

PR: MUS 1108, permission of the instructor for students whose Principal Applied Study is not a keyboard instrument, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

2412

Advanced Functional Keyboard II

is a continuation of MUS 2411.

CH: 1

CR: the former MUS 1138

LC: 1

PR: MUS 2411, permission of the instructor for students whose Principal Applied Study is not a keyboard instrument, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

2611

Festival Choir

requires three hours rehearsal per week.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1

PR: approval of the instructor

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: approval of the instructor

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.

2619

Wind 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 credits in 2619 or a combination of 2614 and 2619

2620

Instrumental 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

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

LC: 1

PR: open only to students whose Principal Applied Study is Voice and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

2701

Lyric Diction II

is a continuation of MUS 2700.

CH: 1

LC: 1

PR: MUS 2700; open only to students whose Principal Applied Study is Voice and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

3401

Functional Keyboard III

is continuation of MUS 2402. Emphasis is on functional keyboard skills for classroom music teachers.

CH: 0

CR: the former MUS 2127

LC: 1

PR: MUS 2402 and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

UL: may not be taken for credit by students whose Principal Applied Study is a keyboard instrument

3402

Functional Keyboard IV

is a continuation of MUS 3401.

CH: 1

CR: the former MUS 2128

LC: 1

PR: MUS 3401 and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

UL: may not be taken for credit by students whose Principal Applied Study is a keyboard instrument

340A/B

Principal Applied Study III

is a continuation of MUS 240A/B for students whose Major is other than Performance.

AR: attendance is required at School of Music recitals

CH: 4

CO: one of MUS 2611-2620 in accordance with Ensemble II under the Core Program

CR: MUS 345A/B

OR: one hour per week of individual instruction

PR: MUS 240A/B, successful completion of MUS 1006, 1108, 1118 and the former 1138, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

3411

Advanced Functional Keyboard III

is a continuation of MUS 2412. Emphasis is on functional keyboard skills for classroom music teachers.

CH: 0

CR: the former MUS 2137

LC: 1

PR: MUS 2412, permission of the instructor for students whose Principal Applied Study is not a keyboard instrument, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

3412

Advanced Functional Keyboard IV

is a continuation of MUS 3411.

CH: 1

CR: the former MUS 2138

LC: 1

PR: MUS 3411, permission of the instructor for students whose Principal Applied Study is not a keyboard instrument, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

345A/B

Principal Applied Study III - Performance

is a continuation of MUS 240A/B. A more intensive approach to performance than in MUS 340A/B. 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

CO: one of MUS 2611-2620 in accordance with Ensemble II under the Core Program

CR: MUS 340A/B

OR: one hour per week of individual instruction

PR: MUS 240A/B, successful completion of MUS 1006, 1108, and 1118, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program; open only to Performance Majors

3500

Chamber Music Seminar

is an introduction to principles and practices in chamber music performance with an overview of repertoire research methods.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1

CO: first registration in MUS 3511 or 3512

CR: the former MUS 3510

PR: an audition and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program. Contact the instructor or the School of Music office before the beginning of the semester regarding the audition.

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 at all coachings and masterclasses

CH: 1 per semester

CO: MUS 3500 for first registration in MUS 3511 or 3512

PR: permission of the instructor and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program; repertoire to be performed must be approved prior to registration

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 at all coachings and masterclasses

CH: 2 per semester

CO: MUS 3500 for first registration in MUS 3511 or 3512

PR: permission of the instructor and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program; repertoire to be performed must be approved prior to registration

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 at all coachings and masterclasses

CH: 3 per semester

PR: permission of the instructor and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program; repertoire to be performed must be approved prior to registration

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 Dean and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

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.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 1 per semester

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program; open only to students whose Principal Applied Study is a keyboard instrument; others by permission of the Dean; repertoire to be performed must be approved prior to registration

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.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 2 per semester

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program; open only to students whose Principal Applied Study is a keyboard instrument; others by permission of the Dean; repertoire to be performed must be approved prior to registration

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 8 credit hours

3517

World Music Ensemble

is a coached 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

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

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

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 6 credit hours

3605

Music Theatre Workshop

- inactive course.

3704

Career Skills for Musicians

is an exploration of careers in music. Topics may include preparation of CVs, resumes, cover letters, business plans, grant applications, web sites, press kits and other promotional materials, tax, legal and business issues in the arts; and the study of successful arts enterprises.

CR: the former MUS 3703

PR: MUS 140B and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

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: MUS 240B or permission of the instructor, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

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: MUS 240A/B and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

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 per semester

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program. Open only to students whose Principal Applied Study is a brass instrument; others by permission of the Dean.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 2 credit hours

3732

Woodwind Seminar

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

CH: 1 per semester

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program. Open only to students whose Principal Applied Study is a woodwind instrument; others by permission of the Dean.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 2 credit hours

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: admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program. Open only to students whose Principal Applied Study is a string instrument; others by permission of the Dean.

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.

CO: MUS 140B or permission of the instructor

CR: the former MUS 3773

PR: MUS 140B or permission of the instructor, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

3764

Vocal Pedagogy

provides a thorough study of the anatomy. physiology and acoustics of the vocal tract and singing voice as well as a practical application of these topics.

CR: the former MUS 3761, 3762, 3763

PR: Music 140B in voice, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

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: MUS 140B or permission of the instructor

CR: the former MUS 3772

PR: MUS 140B or permission of the instructor, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

440A/B

Principal Applied Study IV

is a continuation of MUS 340A/B.

AR: attendance is required at School of Music recitals

CH: 4

CO: one of MUS 2611-2620 in accordance with Ensemble II listed under the Core Program

CR: MUS 445A/B

OR: one hour per week of individual instruction

PR: MUS 340A/B, successful completion of MUS 2006, 2108, and 2118, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

445A/B

Principal Applied Study IV - Performance

is a continuation of MUS 345A/B. 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 MUS 445B.

AR: attendance is required at School of Music recitals

CH: 6

CO: one of MUS 2611-2620 in accordance with Ensemble II listed under the Core Program

CR: MUS 440A/B

OR: one hour per week of individual instruction

PR: MUS 345A/B, successful completion of MUS 2006, 2108, and 2118 and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program; 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

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

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

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

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

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 6 credit hours

4701

Music in the Community

allows students to explore the role of the artist in the community by planning and carrying out a community music-making project. Students will be required to propose a viable collaborative project prior to registering.

CH: 1

PR: MUS 3704 or the former MUS 3703, permission of the Dean, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

4702

Music in the Community

allows students to explore the role of the artist in the community by planning and carrying out a community music-making project. Students will be required to propose a viable collaborative project prior to registering.

CH: 2

PR: MUS 3704 or the former MUS 3703, permission of the Dean, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

4703

Music in the Community

allows students to explore the role of the artist in the community by planning and carrying out a community music- making project. Students will be required to propose a viable collaborative project prior to registering.

PR: MUS 3704 or the former MUS 3703, permission of the Dean, and admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree program

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).