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  • Objectives
    The Department of Music provides a rich environment for students from diverse backgrounds to perform, compose and improvise in different languages including jazz, classical and electroacoustics. The focus on contemporary music is informed by a diversity of historical styles and genres studied through analysis, history and performance. Course structures are built around lectures, workshops, studios, private study, ensembles, tutorials and practice sessions.
  • Entry requirements
    The Major in Integrative Music Studies is particularly suited to individuals who wish to study a wide range of music disciplines.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrative Music Studies
  • Course description
    Major in Integrative Music Studies — 54 credits

    First-year courses may include Theory/Aural Training, Private Study, Music History, Music electives, and general electives. The balance of the Major in Integrative Music Studies consists of credits in Music Composition, Aural Perception, Music History, Choir, additional music electives and elective courses from other faculties. Music electives may be selected from performance courses in both jazz and classical areas (private study—limited to 18 credits, ensemble and repertoire), as well as courses in theory, arranging and composition, including electroacoustics and music technology, and music history.

    INMS 209 Aural Perception I (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MUSI 200 or exemption. A course designed to develop the musical ear through intermediate-level sight-singing, dictation, aural analysis, and keyboard skills. Classroom and laboratory.
    NOTE: Students enrolled in any specialization offered by the Department of Music may not apply credits for this course towards the 90-credit degree requirements.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under INMS 499 or MUSI 210 may not take this course for credit.

    INMS 210 Aural Perception II (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: INMS 209 or equivalent. A continuation of the development of the musical ear through intermediate-level sight-singing, dictation, aural analysis, and keyboard skills. Classroom and laboratory. NOTE A/See §200.3
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under INMS 310 may not take this course for credit.

    INMS 251 Melody and Counterpoint (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MUSI 200 or equivalent. An introduction to the basic elements of melodic construction and contrapuntal technique, with reference to a variety of genres, studied through analysis and composition.
    NOTE: Students enrolled in any specialization offered by the Department of Music may not apply credits for this course towards the 90-credit degree requirements.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under INMS 250, 499 or MUSI 210 may not take this course for credit.

    INMS 252 Harmony I (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MUSI 200 or equivalent. An introduction to the basic and intermediate principles of harmonic progressions and voice-leading within the tonal system, with reference to a variety of styles and genres, studied through analysis and composition.
    NOTE: Students enrolled in any specialization offered by the Department of Music may not apply credit for this course towards the 90-credit degree requirements.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under INMS 250, 499 or MUSI 210 may not take this course for credit.

    INMS 298 Special Topics in Integrative Music Studies (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Written permission of the Department of Music. A study of a selected area not available in other courses in INMS.

    INMS 311 Aural Perception III (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: INMS 210 or equivalent. A continuation of aural perception development through sight-singing, dictation, transcription and aural analysis. Classroom and laboratory.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for INMS 310 may not take this course for credit.

    INMS 312 Aural Perception IV (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: INMS 311 or equivalent. Advanced aural perception development through sight-singing, dictation, transcription and aural analysis. NOTE A/See §200.3

    INMS 320 Comparative Analysis I (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: INMS 351 or exemption. Development of analytical methodology. Study of selected works representing various forms and styles from different historical periods.

    INMS 351 Analysis (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: INMS 252. An introduction to analytical techniques relating to form, motivic development, and texture, with reference to a variety of styles and genres. NOTE A/See §200.3
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for INMS 350 may not take this course for credit.

    INMS 352 Harmony II (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: INMS 252. A continuation of the study of harmonic progressions and voice-leading within the expanded tonal system, with reference to a variety of styles and genres, studied through analysis and composition.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under INMS 350 may not take this course for credit.

    INMS 360 Music Composition I (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: Written permission of the Department of Music. A seminar/workshop in composition. Emphasis is on the development of the individual’s composition skills.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for CMUS 320 may not take this course for credit.

    INMS 398 Special Topics in Music Theory/Composition (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Written permission of the Department of Music. A study of a selected area not available in other courses in theory, aural perception, composition, or orchestration.

    INMS 399 Special Topics in Music Theory/Composition (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: Written permission of the Department of Music. A study of a selected area not available in other courses in theory, aural perception, composition, or orchestration.

    INMS 410 Advanced Aural Training (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: INMS 312 or exemption. An intensive study of selected problems in hearing, analysing, and transcribing music. The course combines individual and group exercises.

    INMS 451 Advanced Theoretical Studies I (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: INMS 351, 352. Advanced study of principles and elements of music theory, especially within the tonal and modal contexts. May include harmony, counterpoint, and analysis.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for INMS 300 may not take this course for credit.

    INMS 452 Advanced Theoretical Studies II (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: INMS 451. Advanced study of principles and elements of music theory, especially within the atonal context and twentieth-century techniques.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for INMS 450 may not take this course for credit.

    INMS 460 Music Composition II (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: INMS 360 and written permission of the Department of Music. A continuation of INMS 360.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for CMUS 420 may not take this course for credit.

    INMS 471* Independent Study I (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Written permission of the Department of Music. A student-designed course of study that focuses on an approved area(s) of music theory, analysis, aural perception, orchestration, and/or related disciplines, and involves consultation with an advisor.
    *Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.

    INMS 472* Independent Study II (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Written permission of the Department of Music. A student repeating INMS 471 registers for INMS 472 for credit.
    *Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.

    INMS 498 Special Topics in Music Theory/Composition (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Written permission of the Department of Music. An advanced study of a selected area not available in other courses in theory, aural perception, composition, or orchestration.

    INMS 499 Special Topics in Music Theory/Composition (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: Written permission of the Department of Music. An advanced study of a selected area not available in other courses in theory, aural perception, composition, or orchestration.

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