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  • Objectives
    The goal of the Department of Music, part of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, is to prepare students for their chosen musical career and to produce critically aware musicians with a broadly based musical education.
  • Practical experience
    The Department has several choral ensembles, a wind ensemble and a percussion ensemble. Participation in choral ensemble is required of all majors and combined majors. The choral and instrumental ensembles are open to any member of the University or the general public who successfully completes an audition. Students may participate for credit in various orchestras in the community (subject to departmental approval).
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts - Music
  • Course description
    This program differs from the Honours program in that honours standing is not required for entry into year 4.

    Year 1
    -     MUSI 1F50, 1F90, 1P83, 2Y05 and 2Y06
    -     one Science context credit
    -     one Social Science context credit

    Year 2
    -     MUSI 2F90, 2P83, 3Y05 and 3Y06
    -     one credit from MUSI 3P91, 3P96, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 4P50, 4P51
    -     one language credit
    -     one elective credit

    Year 3
    -     MUSI 3P83
    -     two and one-half MUSI credits
    -     two elective credits

    Year 4
    -     MUSI 4P83
    -     one-half MUSI credit
    -     two MUSI credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
    -     two elective credits

    MUSI 1F00

    Music in Popular Culture

    (also offered as PCUL 1F00)

    Survey of developments in blues, jazz, rock and related genres of popular music.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week; listening assignments.

    Note: major credit will not be granted to Music majors.

    MUSI 1F10

    Listening to Music


    Music-appreciation course for students with little or no formal instruction in music. Discussion of basic musical materials, instrumentation, forms and techniques for listening critically. Development of a listening repertoire of representative compositions from the Baroque to the 20th century.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Note: major credit will not be granted to Music majors. Concert fee. Attendance at designated concerts is required.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in MUSI 1P11 or 1P12.

    MUSI 1F50

    History of Music from Medieval to Modern Times


    Survey of styles in Western art music; analysis of representative musical compositions with assigned readings from secondary literature.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Note: a level of musical literacy equivalent to Royal Conservatory Grade II rudiments is required.

    MUSI 1F90

    Theory and Composition I

    Two-part counterpoint up to fifth species; principles of text-setting; writing of short compositions without cantus firmus; common practice harmony; introduction to form and analysis; study of motivic development in short one and two part compositions. May include use of music notation software.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to MUSI (single or combined) majors or permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: successful completion of placement tests in theory equivalent to Royal Conservatory Grade II rudiments.

    Co-requisites: MUSI 2Y05 and 2Y06.

    MUSI 1F92

    Applied Music I


    Individual and group instruction in one of the following: piano, organ, voice, classical guitar or any approved concert band and orchestral instrument.

    Private instruction, 1 hour per week; performance seminar, 2 hours per week; required participation in student recitals.

    Restriction: permission of the Department. See Entrance Requirements for Music Majors.

    Note: lesson fee may be required. Concert fee. Attendance at Department of Music professional "Encore" concert series is required.

    MUSI 1P81

    Instrumental or Vocal Study I

    Individual instruction in one of the following: piano, organ, voice, classical guitar or any approved concert band and orchestral instrument.

    Private instruction, 0.5 hour per week for two terms; auditing performance seminar, 2 hours per week for two terms.

    Restriction: permission of the Department. See Entrance Requirements for Music Majors.

    Note: basic performance skills and solo audition required. Lesson fee. Attendance at Department of Music professional "Encore" concert series is required.

    MUSI 1P83

    Choral Ensemble I

    Selected choral literature in rehearsal and performance; development of vocal and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 3 hours per week for two terms; participation in field assignments as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Note: participation in one of the following two ensembles is required: 1) chamber choir; 2) women's chorus. Pitch-matching skills required; sight-singing skills strongly recommended. Concert uniform is required. Non-majors are encouraged to audition.

    MUSI 1P84

    Wind Ensemble I

    Selected wind literature in rehearsal and performance; development of sight-reading, technical and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 3 hours per week for two terms; participation in dress rehearsals and concert performances as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Note: previous ensemble experience required. Competent instrumentalists from the University and community are encouraged to audition.

    MUSI 1P86

    Symphony Orchestra I

    Selected symphonic literature in rehearsal and performance; development of sight-reading, technical and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 3 hours per week for two terms in Department-approved community orchestra; participation in dress rehearsals and concert performances as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Note: membership fee may be required.

    MUSI 1Y85

    Percussion Ensemble I

    Selected percussion literature in rehearsal and performance for various combinations of percussion instruments, development of sight-reading, technical and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 1.5 hours per week for two terms; participation in dress rehearsals and concert performances as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Note: competent percussionists from the University and community are encouraged to audition.

    MUSI 2F90

    Theory and Composition II

    Eighteenth-century counterpoint; writing of short binary and ternary compositions; three-part fugal expositions; chromatic harmony up to enharmonic modulation; form and analysis; may include use of music notation software.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to MUSI (single or combined) majors or permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    Co-requisites: MUSI 3Y05 and 3Y06.

    MUSI 2F92

    Applied Music II


    Continuation of instrumental or vocal study.

    Private instruction, 1 hour per week; performance seminar, 2 hours per week; required participation in student recitals.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 1F92.

    Note: the prerequisite may be satisfied with its equivalent by audition. Lesson fee may be required. Concert fee. Attendance at Department of Music professional "Encore" concert series is required.

    MUSI 2M90-2M99

    Special Topics

    Selected topics in music literature involving historical, musicological, analytical or performance issues.

    MUSI 2P00

    Music of the World's Peoples


    Exploration of music as a part of culture through the study of diverse musical traditions (music of the Middle East, Far East, India, aboriginal North America) including analysis of representative vocal and instrumental forms. Topics may include music's role in religion, ritual, economics and politics.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    MUSI 2P21

    Accompanying I

    Supervised experience in keyboard accompaniment. Skills include part reduction, interpretation, rehearsal strategies, performance preparation.

    Seminar, 1 hour alternating weeks for two terms; skills classes, supervised rehearsals, performances, minimum 1 hour per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: Royal Conservatory Grade IX Piano or equivalent.

    MUSI 2P40

    Vocal Techniques

    Practical and theoretical instruction in vocal technique.

    Lectures, 1.5 hours per week for 2 terms.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: Royal Conservatory Grade II rudiments or equivalent.

    Co-requisite: MUSI 1P83, 2P83, 3P83 or 4P83.

    Note: not open to students who have taken MUSI 1F92, 1P81, 2F92, or 2P81 if in voice.

    MUSI 2P41

    Woodwind Techniques

    Practical and theoretical instruction in woodwind instruments.

    Lectures, 1.5 hours per week for 2 terms.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: Royal Conservatory Grade II rudiments or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

    Note: instrumental rental fee may be required.

    MUSI 2P42

    Brass Techniques

    Practical and theoretical instruction in brass instruments.

    Lectures, 1.5 hours per week for 2 terms.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: Royal Conservatory Grade II rudiments or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

    Note: instrumental rental fee may be required.

    MUSI 2P43

    Percussion Techniques

    Practical and theoretical instruction in percussion instruments.

    Lectures, 1.5 hours per week for 2 terms.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: Royal Conservatory Grade II rudiments or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

    Note: instrumental rental fee may be required. Not open to students who have taken MUSI 1F92, 1P81, 2F92 or 2P81 if in percussion.

    MUSI 2P44

    String Techniques

    Practical and theoretical instruction in string instruments.

    Lectures, 1.5 hour per week for 2 terms.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: Royal Conservatory Grade II rudiments or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

    Note: instrumental rental fee may be required.

    #MUSI 2P70

    Popular Music and Society

    (also offered as COMM 2P70, PCUL 2P70 and SOCI 2P70)

    Critical approaches to popular music in its social, cultural, political and economic contexts.

    Lectures, seminar, lab, 4 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to MUSI (single and combined), COMM, PCUL and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in the Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: one of MUSI 1F00, 1F50, COMM 1F90, PCUL 1F92, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in POLI 2P70, MUSI (COMM/PCUL) 3P70 and MUSI (COMM/PCUL/SOCI) 3P72.

    MUSI 2P81

    Instrumental or Vocal Study II

    Continuation of individual instrumental or vocal study.

    Private instruction, 0.5 hour per week for two terms; auditing performance seminar, 2 hours per week for two terms.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 1F92 or 1P81.

    Note: lesson fee; consult the Department. Concert fee. Attendance at Department of Music professional "Encore" concert series is required.

    MUSI 2P83

    Choral Ensemble II

    Selected choral literature in rehearsal and performance; continued development of vocal and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 3 hours per week for two terms; participation in field assignments as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 1P83.

    Note: participation in one of the following two ensembles is required: 1) chamber choir; 2) women's chorus. Basic sight-singing skills and concert uniform are required.

    MUSI 2P84

    Wind Ensemble II

    Selected wind literature in rehearsal and performance; continued development of sight-reading, technical and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 3 hours per week for two terms; participation in dress rehearsals and performances as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 1P84.

    MUSI 2P86

    Symphony Orchestra II

    Selected symphonic literature in rehearsal and performance; further development of sight-reading, technical and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 3 hours per week for two terms in Department-approved community orchestra; participation in dress rehearsals and concert performances as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 1P86.

    Note: membership fee may be required.

    MUSI 2P93

    Conducting I

    Introduction to historical, theoretical and practical aspects of ensemble conducting. Topics include basic patterns, baton techniques, notational terminology and instrumental transpositions.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week; field assignments as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: Royal Conservatory Grade II rudiments or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

    Co-requisites: MUSI 1P83 or 1P84.

    Note: keyboard skills strongly recommended.

    MUSI 2P94

    Choral Methods I

    Introduction to historical, theoretical and practical aspects of directing children's, youth and adult choirs. Topics include: vocal development, physiology and training; basic audition and rehearsal procedures, score selection and evaluation.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week; field assignments as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: MUSI 1P83 and 2P93 or permission of the instructor.

    Co-requisite: one of MUSI 2P83, 3P83, 4P83.

    MUSI 2P98

    Computers in Music I


    Introduction to computer music applications, including software for score writing.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: MUSI 1F50 and 1F90.

    Note: basic familiarity with a Windows environment is required.

    MUSI 2P99

    Computers in Music II


    Advanced use of computer software for transcription, composition and scholarly publication.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2P98.

    MUSI 2Y05

    Aural Skills I

    Aural perception of diatonic musical materials, simple and compound meters, rhythm and elementary chromaticism through sight-reading, dictation and recognition exercises.

    Lab, 2 hours per week for two terms.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (aural placement test) required; consult the Department.

    Co-requisites: MUSI 1F90 and 2Y06.

    MUSI 2Y06

    Keyboard Harmony I

    Introduction to figured bass, melodic harmonization, harmonic progressions and score-reading.

    Lab, 1 hour plus tutorial each week for two terms.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Co-requisites: MUSI 1F90 and 2Y05.

    MUSI 2Y85

    Percussion Ensemble II

    Selected percussion literature in rehearsal and performance for various combinations of percussion instruments; further development of sight-reading, technical and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 1.5 hours per week for two terms; participation in dress rehearsals and concert performances as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 1Y85.

    MUSI 3F92

    Applied Music III


    Continuation of instrumental or vocal study.

    Private instruction, 1 hour per week; performance seminar, 2 hours per week; required participation in student recitals.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2F92 (minimum 75 percent).

    Note: lesson fee may be required. Concert fee. Attendance at Department of Music professional "Encore" concert series is required.

    MUSI 3P02

    Recital I

    Preparation and execution of a public recital program under the supervision of the student's principal teacher.

    Private instruction, 30 minutes per week.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2F92 (jury minimum 80 percent). or 3F92 (jury minimum 80 percent)

    Co-requisite: MUSI 3F92 or 4F92.

    Note: lesson fee required. A written proposal must be submitted to the Department by April 1.

    MUSI 3P20

    Piano Pedagogy

    Methodologies for teaching all ages and all levels. Historical treatises and educational materials, current research and practical teaching experiences. Topics include sequencing and reinforcement of technical and musical concepts, critical evaluation of methods, curriculum design, problem solving techniques and communication skills.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: Royal Conservatory Grade VIII (piano) or equivalent.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in MUSI 3F20.

    MUSI 3P21

    Accompanying II

    Supervised experience in keyboard accompaniment.

    Seminar, 1 hour alternating weeks for two terms; supervised rehearsals, performances, minimum 1 hour per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2P21 (minimum 80 percent).

    MUSI 3P30

    Vocal Pedagogy

    Methodologies for teaching all levels, ages, and vocal classifications including technique, physiology and pathology of the voice. Topics include style, language, presentation skills and performance practice.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: Royal Conservatory Grade VIII (voice) or equivalent.

    MUSI 3P31

    Diction for Musicians


    Principles of pronunciation of texts in English, Italian, German and French. Study of the International Phonetic Alphabet as applied to singing.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: one of MUSI 1F90, 1F92, 1P81, 2P40.

    MUSI 3P60

    Composition and Orchestration I

    Guided composition in two or more parts with analysis of selected works; orchestration and arranging for woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion and voices; use of music notation and sequencing software.

    Tutorial, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2F90.

    #MUSI 3P73

    Popular Music and Youth Culture


    (also offered as COMM 3P73, PCUL 3P73 and SOCI 3P73)

    Cultural relationship between young people and popular music. Topics include music's role in the formation of identity, the connection between musical taste and various forms of youth fashion or style, and the impact of new technologies on the ways in which young people access music.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to MUSI (single and combined), COMM, PCUL (single and combined) and SOCI (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PCUL (COMM/FILM) 4V57.

    MUSI 3P81

    Instrumental or Vocal Study III

    Continuation of individual instrumental or vocal study.

    Private instruction, 0.5 hour per week; auditing performance seminar, 2 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2F92 or 2P81.

    Note: lesson fee. Concert fee. Attendance at Department of Music professional "Encore" concert series is required.

    MUSI 3P83

    Choral Ensemble III

    Selected choral literature in rehearsal and performance; continued development of vocal and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 3 hours per week for two terms; participation in field assignments as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2P83.

    Note: participation in one of the following two ensembles is required: 1) chamber choir; 2) women's chorus. Intermediate sight-singing skills and concert uniform are required.

    MUSI 3P84

    Wind Ensemble III

    Selected wind literature in rehearsal and performance; continued development of sight-reading, technical and interpretative skills.

    Rehearsals, 3 hours per week for two terms; participation in dress rehearsals and performances as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2P84.

    MUSI 3P86

    Symphony Orchestra III

    Selected symphonic literature in rehearsal and performance; further development of sight-reading, technical and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 3 hours per week for two terms in Department-approved community orchestra; participation in dress rehearsals and concert performances as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2P86.

    Note: membership fee may be required.

    MUSI 3P90

    Approaches to Music Theory Since 1900


    Introduction to Schoenberg's theories of thematic development, Schenkerian voice leading analysis, twelve-tone and elementary set theory, theories of rhythm and form.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: MUSI 1F50 and 2F90.

    MUSI 3P91

    History of Music in Canada


    Canadian music and its place in our culture from the earliest European influences to the works of modern Canadian composers, through analysis of selected compositions and an exploration of Canadian music-related industries.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 1F50.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in MUSI 2P53.

    MUSI 3P93

    Conducting II

    Intermediate techniques for ensemble conducting. Topics include asymmetrical patterns, left-hand techniques, meter and tempo changes.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week; field assignments as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2P93 or permission of the instructor.

    Co-requisite: MUSI 2P83 or 2P84.

    Note: keyboard skills strongly recommended.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in MUSI 2P95.

    MUSI 3P94

    Choral Methods II

    Theory and practice of directing youth and adult choirs. Topics include advanced rehearsal procedures, performance practices, score preparation and analysis.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week; field assignments as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: MUSI 2P83, 2P94 and 3P93 (2P95).

    Co-requisite: MUSI 3P83 or 4P83.

    *MUSI 3P95

    Aesthetics of Music


    (also offered as GBLS 3P95)

    Issues of meaning, beauty, value, and greatness in music through analysis of selected readings.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: MUSI 1F50; MUSI 2F90 or GBLS 2P94.

    MUSI 3P96

    History of Music in the Baroque Era


    Styles, forms and genres from Monteverdi (c. 1600) to Bach (c. 1750), through analysis of selected compositions and readings.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: MUSI 1F50 and 1F90.

    MUSI 3P97

    History of Music in the 20th Century


    Styles, forms and genres from Debussy (c. 1890) to the present day, through the analysis of selected compositions and readings.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: MUSI 1F50 and 1F90.

    MUSI 3P98

    History of Music in the Classical Era


    Styles, forms and genres from the pre-Classical era (c. 1740) to Beethoven's late works through the analysis of selected compositions and readings.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: MUSI 1F50 and 1F90.

    MUSI 3P99

    History of Music in the Romantic Era


    Styles, forms and genres from Schubert (c. 1820) to Wolf (c. 1900) through the analysis of selected compositions and readings.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: MUSI 1F90 and 3P98 (2P51).

    MUSI 3Y05

    Aural Skills II

    Aural perception of diatonic and chromatic musical materials, meter and rhythm through sight- singing, dictation and recognition exercises.

    Lab, 2 hours per week for two terms.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2Y05 or permission of the instructor.

    Co-requisites: MUSI 2F90 and 3Y06.

    MUSI 3Y06

    Keyboard Harmony II

    Figured bass, melodic harmonization, harmonic progressions and score-reading.

    Lab, 1 hour, tutorial each week for two terms.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2Y06.

    Co-requisites: MUSI 2F90 and 3Y05.

    MUSI 3Y85

    Percussion Ensemble III

    Selected percussion literature in rehearsal and performance for various combinations of percussion instruments; further development of sight-reading, technical and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 1.5 hours per week for two terms; participation in dress rehearsals and concert performances as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2Y85.

    MUSI 4F92

    Applied Music IV


    Continuation of instrumental or vocal study.

    Private instruction, 1 hour per week; performance seminar, 2 hours per week; required participation in student recitals.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 3F92 (minimum 75 percent).

    Note: lesson fee is required. Concert fee. Attendance at Department of Music professional "Encore" concert series is required.

    MUSI 4F99

    Honours Thesis

    Thesis in an historical, theoretical, creative or applied area in which the student has developed a particular interest.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Note: to be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise that study. A written proposal must be submitted to the Department for approval by April 1.

    MUSI 4P02

    Recital II

    Preparation and execution of a public recital program under the supervision of the student's principal teacher.

    Private instruction, 30 minutes per week.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 3P02 (minimum 80 percent).

    Co-requisite: MUSI 4F92.

    Note: lesson fee required. A written proposal must be submitted to the Department by April 1.

    MUSI 4P50

    History of Music in the Middle Ages


    Styles, forms and genres from the earliest notated plainchant (c. 850) to the beginning of the Renaissance (c.1425) through investigation of original sources in facsimile and analysis of selected compositions and readings.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: MUSI 1F50 and 1F90.

    MUSI 4P51

    History of Music in the Renaissance


    Styles, forms and genres from the time of Machaut (c. 1350) to the early works of Monteverdi (c. 1600), through analysis of selected compositions and readings.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 1F50 and 1F90.

    MUSI 4P52

    Eighteenth-Century Italian Opera

    Opera seria, opera buffa and the dramma giocoso from the works of Handel to Mozart.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: MUSI 1F50, 3P96 and 3P98.

    MUSI 4P53

    Methodology and Research in Musicology


    Examination of sources for music research and a historical survey of musicological methodologies.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: MUSI 1F50; one credit from MUSI 3P96, 3P97, 3P98 and 3P99, 4P50, 4P51, 4P52, 4P54.

    MUSI 4P54

    Singspiel and German Romantic Opera

    Development of German opera from its origins in the Singspiel tradition of the 18th century to the operas of Carl Maria von Weber.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: MUSI 1F50, 3P98, 3P99 and 4P52.

    MUSI 4P55

    History of Music and Liturgy to 1600


    Music in Christian liturgy from the Middle Ages to the end of the Renaissance.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 4P50 or 4P51.

    MUSI 4P60

    Composition and Orchestration II

    Guided composition in larger forms with analysis of selected works; orchestration/arranging for full orchestra or chorus; use of music notation and sequencing software.

    Tutorial, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites: MUSI 2F90 and 3P60.

    MUSI 4P70

    Advanced Studies in Popular Music


    (also offered as COMM 4P70 and PCUL 4P70)

    Focus on a specific culture, genre, issue or historical era.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to MUSI (single or combined), COMM and PCUL majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor.

    MUSI 4P81

    Instrumental or Vocal Study IV

    Continuation of individual instrumental or vocal study.

    Private instruction, 0.5 hour per week; auditing performance seminar, 1-2 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 3F92 or 3P81.

    Note: lesson fee. Concert fee. Attendance at Department of Music professional "Encore" concert series is required.

    MUSI 4P83

    Choral Ensemble IV

    Selected choral literature in rehearsal and performance; continued development of vocal and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 3 hours per week for two terms; participation in field assignments as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 3P83.

    Note: participation in one of the following two ensembles is required; 1) chamber choir; 2) women's chorus. Advanced sight-singing skills and concert uniform are required.

    MUSI 4P84

    Wind Ensemble IV

    Selected wind literature in rehearsal and performance; continued development of sight-reading, technical and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 3 hours per week for two terms; participation in dress rehearsals and concert performances as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 3P84.

    MUSI 4P86

    Symphony Orchestra IV

    Selected symphonic literature in rehearsal and performance; further development of sight-reading, technical and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 3 hours per week for two terms in Department-approved community orchestra; participation in dress rehearsals and concert performances as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 3P86.

    Note: membership fee may be required.

    MUSI 4P94

    Directed Reading in Music Theory


    Independent study of contemporary or historical theoretical monographs in consultation with the instructor.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Note: a major piece of written work is required.

    MUSI 4P95

    Topics in the History of Theory: 18th and 19th Centuries

    Theories of harmony, melodic phraseology, organicism, the development of theories of sonata form and motivic development.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2F90.

    MUSI 4P96

    Topics in the History of Theory: Renaissance and Baroque

    Readings in music theory from c. 1470 to 1740 concerning modality/tonality, rhythm/metre, tuning/temperament and pedagogy/practice.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 2F90.

    MUSI 4P99

    Independent Study

    Research project in an historical, theoretical, creative or applied area in which the student has developed a particular interest.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Note: to be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise that study. A written proposal must be submitted to the Department for approval by April 1.

    MUSI 4Y85

    Percussion Ensemble IV

    Selected percussion literature in rehearsal and performance for various combinations of percussion instruments; further development of sight-reading, technical and interpretive skills.

    Rehearsals, 1.5 hours per week for two terms; participation in dress rehearsals and concert performances as required.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor (audition) required; consult the Department.

    Prerequisite: MUSI 3Y85.

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