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  • Objectives
    You'll receive intensive one-on-one studio instruction in your chosen instrument, learning new repertoire—enhancing your practicing skills and technical fluency, while developing excellence in performance. You can choose to undertake jazz studies through vocal or instrumental jazz performance or classical performance studies on any of the following instruments: piano, pipe organ, harpsichord, voice, guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass, or harp. You will also study music theory, music history, musicianship (aural skills), and participate in ensembles for a well-rounded education.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate in Music Foundations
  • Course description
    Academic Term 1 (Fall)      Credits
    ENGL 150     English Composition     3.0
    MUSF 100     Instrument Foundations Classical 1     2.0
      or
      MUSF 102     Instrument Foundations Jazz 1     2.0
    MUS 115     Survey of Western Music     3.0
    MUSF 120     Theory and Musicianship 1     3.0
    MUS, JAZZ or non-Music UT electives*     3.0
    One of:
    MUS 140     Chamber Orchestra 1     2.0
    MUS 142     Conservatory Chorale 1     2.0
    MUS 146     Wind Ensemble 1     2.0
     JAZZ 144     Jazz Orchestra 1     1.5
       or
       JAZZ 146     Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1     1.5
    Total Credits     15.5 - 16.0
          
    Academic Term 2 (Winter)     

    Credits

    ENGL 160     Introduction to Literature     3.0
    MUSF 101     Instrument Foundations Classical 2     2.0
      or
      MUSF 103     Instrument Foundations Jazz 2     2.0
    MUSF 121     Theory and Musicianship 2     3.0
    MUS, JAZZ or non-Music UT electives*     6.0
    One of:
    MUS 141     Chamber Orchestra 2     2.0
    MUS 143     Conservatory Chorale 2     2.0
    MUS 147     Wind Ensemble 2     2.0
    JAZZ 145     Jazz Orchestra 1     1.5
    JAZZ 147     Vocal Jazz Ensemble 2     1.5
    Total Credits     15.5 - 16.0

    *Elective Options for the Music Foundations program

    Program Participation Requirement


    Students must receive a grade equivalent to 70% ("B-") or better in core courses in order to satisfy the prerequisite for additional course work; and to continue in the program.

    Program Completion Requirements

    Students must achieve a grade equivalent to 70% ("B-") or better in core MUSF, JAZZ and MUS courses and maintain an overall GPA of at least 4.0 ("B-") for all MUSF, JAZZ and MUS core and elective courses to receive the Certificate in Music Foundations.

    Additional note: If you pass MUSF 121 with a grade equivalent of 70% (“B-”) you don't have to write the Theory entrance examination or take the Musicianship Placement Assessment should you choose to apply for the Diploma in Music or Diploma in Jazz Studies programs.

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