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  • Objectives
    The Department of Music offers a wide range of courses which can provide a general introduction to the discipline for the university student or lead to a full B.A. Major or Honours in Music. The B.A. is a liberal arts degree, upholding the centuries-old tradition of music as a humanistic study.
  • Practical experience
    Solo and ensemble performance comprise a vital complement to the historical and theoretical study of music.
  • Entry requirements
    The program is ideal for the student who wishes to make a specialization of strong general musicianship.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts - Music
  • Course description
    B.A. Honours in Music
    Required: 60 credits
    Candidates pursuing the Honours program in Music must fulfill the following requirements, in addition to those listed below for the Music Major:
    Music Theory or Composition option:
    “00” cycle (music literature)
    “30” cycle (theory and composition)
        
    MUS 300
    3 additional credits
    MUS 435: Thesis
    Music History option:
    “00” cycle (music literature)
    “40” cycle (music history)
        
    MUS 300
    3 additional credits
    MUS 445: Thesis
    Special Project option:
    “00” cycle (music literature)
    music elective related to topic TBA
        
    MUS 300
    3 additional credits
    MUS 455: thesis
    Performance option:
    “00” cycle (music literature)
    “70” cycle (performance study)
        
    MUS 300
    MUS 372 & 373
    MUS 475: Recital

    Students intending to elect an honours program should declare their intent in writing by the fourth full-time semester. An honours thesis or recital proposal must be approved by the Department. An average of at least 70%, calculated on the marks obtained in all courses attempted in both the first and second 30-credit program years, is required. In performance, an average of at least 80% is required in MUS 373 for those wishing to pursue this area of study.

    B.A. Major in Music
    Required: 48 credits
    “00” cycle (music literature)     6 credits
    “20” cycle (aural/keyboard skills)     3 credits
    “30” cycle (theory and composition)     15 credits**
    “40” cycle (music history)     12 credits
    “80” cycle (ensemble)     4 credits
    MUS 172/173; 272/273 (performance study)     8 credits

    272/273
    ** MUS 131, 132, 139, 231 and one from 332, 333 or 335
    In their first full year, all music majors normally should take the following courses (20 credits):
    Introduction to Musical Skills I and II (MUS 121 and 122)
    Materials of Music I and II (MUS 131 and 132)
    Intro to Electronic Music (MUS 139)
    Individual Practical Study I and II (MUS 172 and 173)
    One year of Ensemble (MUS 180/181, 182/183, 184/185, 186/187)
    By the end of their second year, music majors should also normally have completed the following courses (19 credits):
    Intermediate Musical Skills III (MUS 221)
    Materials of Music III (MUS 231)
    Two Music History courses (MUS 240-247)
    Individual Practical Study III and IV (MUS 272 and 273)
    One year of Ensemble (MUS 280/281, 282/283, 284/285, 286/287)
    The remaining 9 credits required for the Music Major degree may be taken at any time during the student’s stay at Bishop’s, and of course all majors and minors are entitled to take more than the required number of music credits.

    B.A. in Popular Music Studies

    In addition to our classical music program, the Music Department at Bishop’s University offers a solid musical education to those interested in pursuing a career in popular music – in other words, we train students to be better musicians in a field where the bulk of the world’s music actually happens.

    This new program at Bishop’s is modeled on our current classical one, sharing certain core courses, and can be favourably compared to similar programs offered across North America. Our program is designed to cover the practical side and intellectual aspects of the contemporary music streams of popular culture, including jazz, rock, pop music, theatre, film and world music through a guided instruction in literature, theory, composition, ensemble and instrument/voice performance study.
    B.A. Music Major in “Popular Music Studies” (jazz, pop, rock, music theatre, film music or world music)
    Required: 48 credits:
    8 credits     MUS 172/173, 272/273: Individual Practical Study I/II, III/IV (4 x 2 credits)
    4 credits     MUS 180/181, 280/281, 380/381; 184/185, 284/285, 384/385; 188/189, 288/289, 388/389: Ensemble (choice of 4 x 1 credit)
    9 credits     MUS 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 109: Music Literature (any 3 x 3 credits)
    3 credits     MUS 290: Improvisation
    15 credits     MUS 121, 122, 221: Musical Skills I, II and III (3 x 1 credits)
    MUS 131, 132, 231: Materials of Music I, II and III (3 x 3 credits)
    MUS 233: Materials of Popular Music (3 credits)
    9 credits     Electives: MUS 139 (Electronic Music*) and a choice of music theatre production, film production, song writing, arranging/ scoring, improvisation, composition, counterpoint, analysis, orchestration, music history and literature courses (any of 3 x 3 credits); (*required of all Music majors; also counts as a music literature)

    Year 1 Requirements (20 credits)
    MUS 131, MUS 132:     Materials of Music I and II (6 credits)
    MUS 121, MUS 122:     Musical Skills I and II (2 credits)
    MUS 139:     Electronic Music (3 credits)
    MUS 180/181, MUS 184/185, MUS 188/189:     Ensemble (2 credits)
    MUS 172, MUS 173:     Individual Practical Study I and II (4 credits)
    and one course from     MUS 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, or 109: Popular Music Literature (3 credits)

    Year 2 Requirements (19 credits)
    MUS 231:     Materials of Music III; MUS 233: Materials of Popular Music (6 credits)
    MUS 221:     Musical Skills III (1 credits)
    MUS 284/285; MUS 280/281 or 288/289:     Ensemble (2 credits)
    MUS 272, MUS 273:     Individual Practical Study III and IV (4 credits)
    and two courses from     MUS 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, or 109: Popular Music Literature (6 credits)

    B.A. Music Honours in “Popular Music Studies” (jazz, pop, rock, music theatre, film music or world music)
    Required: 60 credits
    48 credits     All requirements for Music Major in “Popular Music Studies” plus:
    6 credits     MUS 435, 445, 455, 475: thesis in composition, history, special project or performance
    6 credits     MUS 300: Bibliography and a music course in the student’s particular area of concentration in “Popular Music Studies”. MUS 372 and 373 is required for all honours performance students with an average of 80% in MUS 373 required to progress to MUS 475.

    B.A. Music Minor in “Popular Music Studies” (jazz, pop, rock, music theatre, film music or world music)
    Required: 24 credits
    4 credits     MUS 172/173: Individual Practical Study (2 x 2 credits)
    1 credit     MUS 181 or 184/185: Ensemble (any of 1 x 1 credit)
    6 credits     MUS 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 109: Popular Music Literature (any of 2 x 3 credits)
    7 credits     MUS 121: Musical Skills I (1 credit)
    MUS 130: Rudiments of Music Theory (if necessary); MUS 131/132: Materials of Music I and II (2 x 3 credits)
    6 credits     Electives: choice of courses in electronic music, music theatre production, song writing, arranging/scoring, composition, counterpoint, analysis, orchestration (admission into upper-level theory courses dependent upon student’s competency).

    Double Major: Secondary Education and Music
    Program requirements for students pursuing a double major in Secondary Education and Music may be found under “School of Education” in the Academic Calendar. All questions concerning courses and requirements should be referred to the Chair of the School of Education.

    B.A. Minor in Music
    Required: 24 credits
    MUS 110a/111b     6 credits
    MUS 121a     1 credit
    MUS 130ab, 131a or 132b     6 credits
    MUS 180 - 187     2 credits
    MUS 172 & 173     4 credits
    Music Electives     5 credits

    Music minors are requested to take at least one academic music course concurrently with MUS 172 & 173.

    Certificate in Musical Studies
    The Certificate in Musical Studies is designed for the part-time or community student who does not wish, or is not able, to take a full degree program. It allows the flexibility to focus on history and literature, theory, and where teaching resources permit, performance.
    Students may take courses in the regular Fall, Winter or Spring sessions in Lennoxville, or at the Knowlton campus. Courses taken in the certificate program may be transferred later to a minor or major within a degree program in Music at Bishop’s University; however, students may not be enrolled in a certificate program and degree program at the same time.
    Admissions Requirements
    (See Regulations for Certificate Programs.)
    Required: 30 credits
    MUS 130*, MUS 110, MUS 111     *If necessary
    The remaining credits may be taken from the following list of courses, offered by the Department in rotation:
    Music Literature     MUS 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 112, 114, 205, 207
    Music Theory     MUS 131, 132, 139, 231, 238, 332
    Music History     MUS 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, 246, 247
    Music Performance*     MUS 070/071, 170/171, 270/271, 370/371

    *A supplementary instruction fee is levied for all individual performance courses.
    Ensemble courses will be permitted upon consultation with the Department

    Admission

    Students seeking admission must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the university. In addition, the Music Department requests that each applicant submit details of previous musical studies and experience. A placement audition, either live on campus or on a recording, is required. Please contact the Department directly for details.
    As a general rule, students should possess their own instruments (with the exception of piano, harpsichord and organ).

    MUSIC LITERATURE

    Music 101ab     Rock 101     3-3-0
    This course offers a survey of rock music from its origins to the modern day. Influences from blues, pop and other genres will be investigated to gain a deeper understanding of how this phenomenal movement changed the music world forever.

    Music 102ab     Music for the Movies     3-3-0
    This course will discuss the history and aesthetics of film music as well as the techniques involved with the incorporation of sound into motion pictures. Examples from North American, foreign and animated films from every decade beginning in the 1930’s will offer the student a well-rounded introduction to this fascinating art form.

    Music 103ab     History and Analysis of Jazz to 1945     3-3-0
    This course offers a chronological study of the different eras that have marked the evolution of Jazz in America. Analysis of form, melody, harmony, rhythm and improvisation techniques of the major works of the masters will be covered. Students who have successfully completed MUS 113 may not register for this course.

    Music 104ab     History and Analysis of Jazz 1945 - Present     3-3-0
    This course offers a study of the different genres that have marked the evolution of Jazz in America since 1945. Analysis of form, melody, harmony, rhythm and improvisation techniques of the major works of the masters will be covered.

    Music 105ab     World Music     3-3-0
    This course will explore the music of non-western cultures including the Near and Far East, Latin America and Africa. Historical/cultural information as well as a large listening component will offer students exposure to music from all corners of the globe.

    Music 106ab     Song     3-3-0
    The singer’s repertoire is surveyed and analysed. Special attention is given to German and French song literature of the nineteenth century and the contemporary art song in English and French. Among the composers considered will be Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Fauré, Duparc, Debussy, Britten and Ives.

    Music 107ab     Opera     3-3-0
    Is it music or is it drama? The balance changes through the ages, but opera is always lyrical, emotional, sensational. This course will trace the evolution of opera from the earliest experiments in 1600 through the elaborate productions of the High Baroque; the birth of modern opera with Gluck and Mozart; the Golden Age of Italian bel canto from Rossini and Bellini through Verdi and Puccini; German opera from Beethoven to Wagner; and the new aesthetics of the 20th century, with Strauss, Berg and Stravinsky.

    Music 108ab     Choral and Sacred Music     3-3-0
    A survey of choral music from its foundations in Gregorian Chant up to the present: the serene polyphony of the Renaissance; the Protestant Reformation with the chorale and related genres; oratorio, cantata, and passion; hymns; secular and sacred music in the 19th and 20th centuries, including avant-garde treatment of the voice.

    Music 109ab     Music and Theatre     3-3-0
    This course will cover the field of popular musical theatre from its origins in 19th century European operetta and the evolution of its American counterpart; the early stage musicals of Kern, Rogers and Hart/Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe; the more sophisticated works of Bernstein and Sondheim; the spectacular shows of Andrew Lloyd Webber; and more recent Broadway offerings.

    Music 110a     The Art of Listening I     3-3-0
    An introduction to music for the non-major. After a brief study of music rudiments— rhythm, scales, basic concepts and terms—we will put these ideas into more concrete terms in a guided survey of the best of Western art music, from Gregorian chant up to the time of Beethoven. Meet Palestrina, Monteverdi, Purcell, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Mozart and Haydn, among others, and see how they fit into our musical past. Special attention is paid to the art of listening to, and understanding, the music of these composers.

    Music 111b     The Art of Listening II     3-3-0
    A continuation of the historical survey begun in music. 110a.We begin with the major Romantic composers, including Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms and Mahler. The course will continue with an examination of the 20th century, including early masters such as Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Bartok, as well as more adventurous avant-garde fare: Cage, Varèse, Berio, Crumb and Steve Reich. Pre-requisite: Music 110a, Music 130, or permission of the instructor

    Music 112ab     Music for Orchestra     3-3-0
    Follow the history of music written for orchestra: concerto, symphony, symphonic poem and related genres. The concerto repertoire begins in 17th-century Italy with Corelli, evolves with Vivaldi and Bach, then passes through the matchless works by Mozart and into the great virtuosic creations of the 19th century. On the symphonic side, we move from Haydn and Beethoven to the great melodists and orchestrators of the Romantic era: Berlioz, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Strauss and Mahler. 20th-century creations by Bartok, Stravinsky and others will round out this survey.

    Music 114ab     Recital Music     3-3-0
    This course will survey recital repertoire from the 17th to the 21st centuries. Included will be solo repertoire for harpsichord and piano, and chamber music such as the trio sonata, string quartet and related genres. Emphasis will be placed on the most important contributors to the repertoire: J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Brahms, as well as on works of the 20th & 21st centuries. An effort will be made to coordinate course content with recitals given in the Music Department.

    Music 200a     Major Composers I     3-3-0
    An intensive study of the biography, works and significance of one or more major composers of western art music. May be counted towards fulfillment of the degree requirements for Music History.

    Music 201b     Major Composers II     3-3-0
    An intensive study of the biography, works and significance of one or more major composers of Western art music. May be counted towards fulfillment of the degree requirements for Music History.

    Music 205ab     Canadian Music     3-3-0
    Is there such a thing as Canadian music? Take this course and find out. We will look at music composed in Canada by the earliest French settlers; concert life in the 18th and 19th centuries; folk music saved in oral traditions across the country; and composers of the 20th century who draw on both folk and contemporary art music traditions. Get to know your national musical heritage, including Joseph Quesnel, Calixa Lavalée, Healey Willan, Claude Champagne, Harry Somers, John Weinzwieg, and many others.

    Music 207ab     Dance and Dance Music     3-3-0
    This course will focus on the relation between dance and music. Three types of dance and dance music will be studied: ballet, from its birth at the courts of Louis XIII and Louis XIV to the present day; modern dance from its American pioneers in the late nineteenth century to contemporary examples world-wide; and social dance, with particular emphasis on dances that have influenced important forms in concert music (e.g. minuet, sarabande, gigue, waltz, tango). In keeping with the dual focus of the course we will examine the collaborations between noted pairs of choreographers and composer: Petipa/Tchaikovsky, Balanchine/Stravinsky, Graham/Copland, Cunningham/Cage, Childs/Glass, etc. Recordings, slides, videos and live dancers will be used to bring the material under discussion to life. This course has no prerequisite.

    Music 300ab     Introduction to Music Research and Bibliography     3-3-0
    A seminar course designed to introduce students to bibliography and research techniques in the fields of music history and literature. Practical research and writing skills are taught in association with an introduction to the library and its resources: reference works, histories, catalogues, periodicals and other holdings. Required for all Honours students

    THEORY AND COMPOSITION

    Music 121a     Introduction to Musical Skills I     1-2-0
    introduction to the fundamental skills of musicianship, including ear-training, sight singing and basic keyboard skills.

    Music 122b     Introduction to Musical Skills II     1-2-0
    Continuation of MUS 121a

    Music 130ab     Rudiments of Music Theory     3-3-1
    An introduction to basic musical literacy, including rhythmic notation, reading in all modern clefs; spelling scales, intervals and triads; and the structure of the tonal system.
    This course cannot be counted toward a Major or Honours in Music.

    Music 131a     Materials of Music I     3-3-2
    Review of the rudiments of music; the study of diatonic harmony, melody and voice leading in the common-practice era.
    Co-requisite: MUS 121a

    Music 132b     Materials of Music II     3-3-2
    Continuation of Music 131a
    Co-requisite: MUS 122b

    Music 139a     Introduction to Electronic Music     3-3-2
    This course will provide an introduction to physical sound characteristics and synthesis, the historical background to electronic music and its repertoire, and MIDI event sequencing, music, copying and ear training applications. The use of a MIDI/digital audio workstation will be explored through a project done during studio lab time.

    Music 221a     Intermediate Musical Skills     1-2-0
    Essential musicianship skills extended to chromatic language, including ear training, sight-singing and keyboard harmony.

    Music 222b     Advanced Musical Skills     1-2-0
    Continuation of MUS 221a

    Music 231a     Materials of Music III     3-3-0
    This course will focus on advanced diatonicism and chromaticismin the common-practice era through a study of applied chords, modulation, mixture and other chromatic harmonies.
    Prerequisite: MUS 132b
    Co-requisite: MUS 221a

    Music 233ab     Materials of Popular Music     3-3-0
    This course will focus on the development of analytical and writing skills necessary for a deeper understanding of music in popular styles. Study will include jazz standards to progressive rock.

    Music 238ab     Composition I     3-3-0
    This course will focus on various approaches to writing music through the investigation of different pitch language systems. Contemporary uses of rhythm, form, texture, colour and dynamics will also be studied with the goal of creating an original work.
    Prerequisite: Music 131 or approval of instructor

    Music 239ab     Electronic Music II     3-3-3
    A study of object-based MIDI and digital audio programming with the goal of creating an original composition. Work will include study of advanced MIDI messaging and processing, virtual sequencer and sampler construction, digital audio theory and processing, as well as real-time interactive processing.
    Prerequisite: Music 139

    Music 290ab     Improvisation     3-3-0
    This course will develop the skills necessary for successful tonal and non-tonal improvisation. Chord and scale relationships, existent improvisation vocabulary and concepts frequently encountered in changes will be examined in a variety of styles.

    Music 291ab     Song and Instrumental Writing     3-3-0
    This course will provide students with the necessary techniques for composing songs and instrumental pieces in jazz, rock and pop styles.

    Music 292ab     Arranging and Scoring for Jazz and Pop Music     3-3-0
    This course will provide students with the skills that will enable them to arrange pop and jazz tunes for a variety of instrumental/vocal ensembles.

    Music 293ab     The Music Profession     3-3-0
    The course will introduce students to the practical side of the music business. Topics covered will include résumé building, recording a demo CD, gigging, grant applications and effective marketing techniques.

    Music 332ab     Advanced Harmony     3-3-0
    This course stresses both the writing and analysis of advanced chromaticism in the common-practice era and the twentieth century. Music of Schubert, Brahms, Stravinsky and beyond.
    This course is not available to students who have previously completed MUS 232.
    Prerequisite: Music 231

    Music 333ab     Compositional Studies in Formal Design     3-3-0
    Principles of formal analysis. Small to large level form is examined with respect to properties of harmony, melody, voice-leading, rhythm, texture and timbre.

    Music 335ab     Compositional Studies in Counterpoint     3-3-0
    An introduction to the writing of counterpoint. Fuxian species, Baroque dance forms, invertible counterpoint, motivic development, and the 2- and 3-part invention.
    Prerequisite: Music 132

    Music 337ab     Orchestration     3-3-0
    An introduction to the art of orchestration and musical arrangement, which includes study of all the major orchestral instruments.
    Prerequisite: Music 131

    Music 338ab     Composition II     3-3-0
    A study of advanced compositional techniques and forms. Students will compose for a variety of chamber music media in short exercises with the goal of creating an extended work as a major project.
    Prerequisite: Music 238ab

    Music 339ab     Electronic Music III     3-3-5
    A continuation of MUS 239 with emphasis on analog ‘tape music’ techniques. An in depth study of “classical” electronic music repertoire, with a view to the creation of new compositions.
    Prerequisite: MUS 239ab

    Music 435     Thesis: Composition on Music Theory     6-3-0
    An individual topic to be chosen by the honours student in consultation with the department. Concert music/electronic or jazz options are available.

    Music 438ab     Composition III     3-3-0
    A continuation of MUS 338.
    Prerequisite: MUS 338

    Music 439ab     Electronic Music IV     3-3-5
    A continuation of MUS 339 with emphasis on the interaction of analog and digital instruments. A study of digital composition techniques and writing new programs, with a view to the creation of new compositions.
    Prerequisite: MUS 339

    MUSIC HISTORY

    Music 240ab     Music in the Middle Ages     3-3-0
    The earliest written music of the European tradition up to about 1450. Gregorian chant and liturgy, early song traditions such as troubadours and Meistersingers, liturgical drama, early polyphony, motets and polyphonic songs from France, Italy and England. The first known great composers—Hildegard of Bingen, Leonin and Perotin, Machaut, Ciconia and Dunstable.

    Music 241ab     Music of the Renaissance     3-3-0
    Music from 1450-1600: the new humanist aesthetic of music. The evolution of the arts of counterpoint and imitation; the Golden age of choral music, from Masses and motets to songs and madrigals; early developments in instrumental music. Dufay, Josquin, Palestrina, Lassus, Gesualdo, Byrd, Gabrieli, etc.

    Music 242ab     Music of the Baroque     3-3-0
    The period from 1600 to 1750 sees the invention of opera, the emergence of instrumental music, and the development of national styles in Italy, France and Germany. New genres include oratorio, cantata, trio sonata, concerto, dance suite, fugue; music for lute, harpsichord and organ. Monteverdi, Corelli and Vivaldi; Lully, Rameau and Couperin; Schutz, Buxtehude and J.S. Bach; G.F. Handel.

    Music 244ab     Music of the Early Twentieth Century     3-3-0
    The development of music from Debussy to the time of the Second World War. The evolution of impressionism, expressionism, and neo-classicism, and the radical changes to music’s language during this period will be considered.

    Music 245ab     Music since 1945     3-3-0
    A survey of the principal developments in Western art music since the Second World War. Included in this study are electronic music, computer music, aleatory, total serialism, minimalism and post-modernism.

    Music 246ab     Classical Music     3-3-0
    This course will cover the period from 1740 up to the death of Beethoven. An investigation of the roots of Classical style will be followed by a study of the three greatest composers of the era—Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven—and their contemporaries. Evolution of sonata form; impact of the piano; new genres like the symphony and string quartet; modern opera.
    Formerly music 243ab

    Music 247ab     Romantic Music     3-3-0
    Music in the 19th century: new genres such as the lied, piano miniature and symphonic poem; new concepts such as program music, chromatic harmony, cyclic unity, virtuosity and nationalism. Large scale, big emotions and great tunes. Composers include Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Wagner, Verdi, Mahler, etc.
    Formerly music 243ab

    Music 310a     Independent Studies I: Topics in music. History     3-1-0

    Music 311b     Independent Studies II: Topics in music. History     3-1-0

    Music 445f     Thesis: Music History     6-1-0
    An individual topic to be chosen by the Honours student in consultation with the Department.

    Music 455f     Thesis: Special Project     6-1-0
    An individual topic to be chosen by the Honours student in consultation with the Department.

    PRACTICAL STUDY

    Music 070a     Individual Practical Study: Rudiments of Performance I*     1-3/4-5
    An introductory level performance course for students not sufficiently advanced to be enrolled in MUS 172. MUS 070a may be counted towards a Music Minor, but may not be counted towards a Major or Honours in Music. This course may be taken for credit by students outside of the Music program with the permission of the department, after an audition.

    Music 071b     Individual Practical Study: Rudiments of Performance II*     2-3/4-5
    A continuation of MUS 070a. The same restrictions apply. A successful jury at the end of term is required for any further performance study.

    Music 170a     Elective Instrument I*     1-3/4-5
    Performance instruction for principal instrument or a second instrument which is not a program requirement. No jury required.
    Open to Music Majors, Minor and Honours Students, and to non-Music students by audition

    Music 171b     Elective Instrument II*     2-3/4-5
    Performance instruction for principal instrument or a second instrument which is not a program requirement. End-of-semester jury required.
    Open to Music Majors, Minors and Honours Students, and to non-Music students by audition.

    Music 172a     Principal Instrument I*     2-1-5
    Performance instruction in any classical or jazz instrument or voice. Participation in studio classes and attendance at Music Department recitals required.
    Co-requisite with MUS 180a, 182a, 184a, 186a.
    Open to Majors and Minors in Music only.

    Music 173b     Principal Instrument II*     2-1-5
    See description under MUS 172a.
    Co-requisite with MUS 181b, 183b, 185b, 187b.
    Open to Majors and Minors in Music only.

    Music 270a     Elective Instrument III*     1-3/4-5
    See description under MUS 170a.

    Music 271b     Elective Instrument IV*     2-3/4-5
    See description under MUS 171b.

    Music 272a     Principal Instrument III*     2-1-5
    See description under MUS 172a.. Co-requisite with MUS 280a, 282a, 284a, 286a. Open to Majors and Minors in Music only.

    Music 273b     Principal Instrument IV*     2-1-5
    See description under MUS 172a. Co-requisite with MUS 281b, 283b, 285b, 287b. Open to Majors and Minors in Music only.

    Music 370a     Elective Instrument V*     1-3/4-5
    See description under MUS 170a.

    Music 371b     Elective Instrument VI*     2-3/4-5
    See description under MUS 171b.

    Music 372a     Principal Instrument V*     2-1-5
    See description under MUS 172a.

    Co-requisite with MUS 380a, 382a, 384a, 386a.
    Open to Performance Honours in Music only.

    Music 373b     Principal Instrument VI*     2-1-5
    See description under MUS 173b.
    Co-requisite with MUS 381b, 383b, 385b, 387b.
    Open to Performance Honours in Music only

    Music 475     Recital*     6-1-14
    A full recital is to be given by the Honours student in performance. A written work on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with the Department must also be submitted. Admission by audition only.

    Participation in studio classes is also required and attendance at Music Department recitals required.

    Open to Music Honours Students only who have successfully completed MUS 373 with a grade of at least 80%.

    *A supplementary instruction fee is levied for all performance courses. Please see fee schedule “Music Practicum” under “Other Fees.”

    ENSEMBLE

    Students may perform in more than one ensemble but may only register for one in any given semester.
    Students outside the Music program may also participate in Ensembles and are encouraged to join. See the Music Department chair for audition details.

    Music 180a     Choral Ensemble I     1-3-0
    Large choral group that explores repertoire from the 17th through the 20th century. Choral ensemble is required for all incoming music students except those accepted into MUS 182a, MUS 184a or 186a.Admission by audition only.

    Music 181b     Choral Ensemble II     1-3-0
    See description under Music 180a.

    Music 182a     Chamber Music Ensemble I     1-3-0
    Small instrumental groups. Admission by audition only.

    Music 183b     Chamber music Ensemble II     1-3-0
    See description under Music 182a.

    Music 184a     Jazz/Improvisation Workshop I     1-3-0
    Mixed instrumental ensemble exploring the repertoires of popular music and jazz.

    Music 185b     Jazz/Improvisation workshop II     1-3-0
    See description under Music 184a.

    Music 186a     Chamber Orchestra I     1-3-0
    Formed fundamentally to explore the great repertoire for string orchestra, this group may include winds, brass and percussion for chamber music formations.

    Music 187b     Chamber Orchestra II     1-3-0
    See description under Music 186a.

    Music 188a     Rock/Pop Band     1-3-0
    These courses provide experience rehearsing and performing in a rock/pop band. Repertoire will be chosen from the rock and pop repertoire and each group will receive professional coaching. Entry by audition only.

    Music 189b     Rock/Pop Band     1-3-0
    These courses provide experience rehearsing and performing in a rock/pop band. Repertoire will be chosen from the rock and pop repertoire and each group will receive professional coaching. Entry by audition only.

    Music 280a     Choral Ensemble III     1-3-0
    See description under Music 180a.

    Music 281b     Choral Ensemble IV     1-3-0
    See description under Music 180a.

    Music 282a     Chamber Music Ensemble III     1-3-0
    See description under Music 182a.

    Music 283b     Chamber music Ensemble IV     1-3-0
    See description under Music 182a.

    Music 284a     Jazz/Improvisation workshop III     1-3-0
    See description under Music 184a.

    Music 285b     Jazz/Improvisation workshop IV     1-3-0
    See description under Music 184a.

    Music 286a     Chamber Orchestra III     1-3-0
    See description under Music 186a.

    Music 287b     Chamber Orchestra IV     1-3-0
    See description under Music 186a.

    Music 288a     Rock/Pop Band     1-3-0
    These courses provide experience rehearsing and performing in a rock/pop band. Repertoire will be chosen from the rock and pop repertoire and each group will receive professional coaching. Entry by audition only.

    Music 289b     Rock/Pop Band     1-3-0
    These courses provide experience rehearsing and performing in a rock/pop band. Repertoire will be chosen from the rock and pop repertoire and each group will receive professional coaching. Entry by audition only.

    Music 380a     Choral Ensemble V     1-3-0
    See description under Music 180a.

    Music 381b     Choral Ensemble VI     1-3-0
    See description under Music 180a.

    Music 382a     Chamber music Ensemble V     1-3-0
    See description under Music 182a.

    Music 383b     Chamber music Ensemble VI     1-3-0
    See description under Music 182a.

    Music 384a     Jazz/Improvisation workshop V     1-3-0
    See description under Music 184a.

    Music 385b     Jazz/Improvisation workshop VI     1-3-0
    See description under Music 184a.

    Music 386a     Chamber Orchestra V     1-3-0
    See description under Music 186a.

    Music 387b     Chamber Orchestra VI     1-3-0
    See description under Music 186a.

    Music 388a     Rock/Pop Band     1-3-0
    These courses provide experience rehearsing and performing in a rock/pop band. Repertoire will be chosen from the rock and pop repertoire and each group will receive professional coaching. Entry by audition only.

    Music 389b     Rock/Pop Band     1-3-0
    These courses provide experience rehearsing and performing in a rock/pop band. Repertoire will be chosen from the rock and pop repertoire and each group will receive professional coaching. Entry by audition only.

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