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School of Music (2019/2020)
13.2 Ensemble Techniques Courses

All courses in ensemble techniques are available only to candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Music except where specified.

3221

Brass Techniques I

meets one hour per week. Practical study, in a class situation, of the basic techniques of playing brass instruments.

CH: 1

3222

Brass Techniques II

meets one hour per week. A continuation of MUS 3221. Students whose Principal Applied Study is a brass instrument must have the permission of the instructor to take this course.

CH: 1

3231

Flute Techniques

meets one hour per week. Practical study, in a class situation, of the basic techniques of playing the flute.

CH: 1

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

3232

Single Reed Techniques

meets one hour per week. Practical study, in a class situation, of the basic techniques of playing the clarinet and/or saxophone.

CH: 1

PR: permission of the instructor for students whose Principal Applied Study is clarinet or saxophone.

3233

Double Reed Techniques

meets one hour per week. Practical study, in a class situation, of the basic techniques of playing the oboe and/or bassoon.

CH: 1

PR: permission of the instructor for students whose Principal Applied Study is oboe or bassoon.

3241

Upper String Techniques

meets one hour per week. Practical study, in a class situation, of the basic techniques of playing the violin and viola.

CH: 1

UL: may not be taken for credit by students whose Principal Applied Study is violin or viola

3242

Lower String Techniques

meets one hour per week. Practical study, in a class situation, of the basic techniques of playing the cello and string bass.

CH: 1

PR: permission of the instructor for students whose Principal Applied Study is cello or string bass.

3261

Guitar Techniques

meets one hour per week. Practical study, in a class situation, of the basic techniques of playing the guitar.

CH: 1

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

3271

Organ Techniques

- inactive course.

3272

Harpsichord Techniques

- inactive course.

3281

Percussion Techniques I

meets one hour per week. Practical study, in a class situation, of the basic techniques of playing percussion instruments.

CH: 1

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

3282

Percussion Techniques II

meets one hour per week and is a continuation of MUS 3281.

CH: 1

PR: MUS 3281

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

3300

Introduction to Ensemble Leadership

is an introductory course on ensemble leadership in both choral and instrumental settings. Beginning with an overview of leadership concepts and theories, the course helps students situate themselves within the variety of approaches to organisational leadership, helping them develop conceptual and practical understanding of leadership in their own musical lives. The course then moves to the application of leadership in both choral and instrumental contexts with an emphasis on the development of practical and artistic elements, including but not limited to: conducting techniques, rehearsal techniques, applied aural skills, score study, musical interpretation.

AR: attendance is required

CR: the former MUS 3311, 3312, 3313, 3314

PR: MUS 240B

3301

Introduction to Ensemble Leadership

is continuation of MUS 3300, with further emphasis placed on reflexive leadership development, and practical and artistic development in ensemble leadership settings, including but not limited to: conducting techniques, rehearsal techniques, applied aural skills, score study, musical interpretation.

AR: attendance is required

PR: Music 3301

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).