SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS
MUSIC PROGRAM REGULATIONS
1) Advanced Standing Examinations: Upon admission to a Music program a student may petition to write advanced standing examinations in MUSC-1120, MUSC-1130, MUSC-2120, MUSC-2220, MUSC-2230, MUSC-3220, MUSC-3230, and MUSP-1110.
2) Program Approval: B.Mus., B.A. Combined Four-Year Honours students must have their programs approved by an advisor prior to registration. All applications for graduation will be subject to approval and such approval will be granted only when the academic program completed is identical with that previously approved by the academic advisor in consultation with the student.
3) Keyboard Proficiency Requirement: Keyboard skill is a valuable tool for learning in all aspects of music, and is an asset for careers in music. Students in the B.Mus. program are required to demonstrate this skill by meeting a keyboard proficiency requirement. The requirement includes playing scales, chords, and arpeggios; sight reading a four-part chorale; and playing a prepared composition of approximately Grade 6 Conservatory level. The requirement must be met before students in the B.Mus program register for any Music course beyond their second term. Instruction is offered in the lab portion of Theory I and II (MUSC-1120 and MUSC-1130).
4) Concert/Recital Viewing Policy: Attendance at a significant number of live musical performances will enrich students’ musical experience and contribute to applied musical and academic success. Therefore, a Concert/Recital Viewing Requirement is included in all applied lessons syllabi, embracing outside music events in addition to recitals and special events offered internally. This policy applies to all full-time students in the B.Mus programs during each year of registration. Details for the current academic year (i.e., number of concerts and other events to be attended) are announced during the first week of classes in September
AREAS OF STUDY
Requirements for programs in Music make reference to the following groups of courses:
Areas of Study-Academic
History and Literature (Musicology): MUSC-1260, MUSC-1270, MUSC-2270, MUSC-2470, MUSC-3170, MUSC-3260, MUSC-3270, MUSC-3460, MUSC-4260, MUSC-4360, MUSC-4370, MUSC-4470, MUSC-4940.
Theory and Composition: MUSC-1020, MUSC-1120, MUSC-1130, MUSC-2120, , MUSC-2220, MUSC-2230, MUSC-2630, MUSC-3220, MUSC-3230, MUSC-3630, MUSC-3420, MUSC-4120, MUSC-4320,
Methods and Pedagogy (Music Education): MUSC-2390, MUSC-2480, MUSC-2490, MUSC-2550, MUSC-2690, MUSC-2790, MUSC-2850, MUSC-4580, MUSC-4840, MUSC-4850.
Areas of Study-Performance
Performance Studies: MUSP-1110
Ensembles: MUSP-2100, MUSP-2200, MUSP-2400, MUSP-2700, MUSP-3100.
Performance Instruction - For Bachelor of Music programs (Comprehensive, Music Education, or 5 Year Concurrent Bachelor of Music/Music Education).
The following courses offer performance instruction as a 3.00 credit hour course (1-hour lesson a week). Course requirements include a fifteen-minute examination before a faculty jury at the end of each term of study, as well as the attainment of an appropriate level of achievement.Students should consult the SoCA Performance Area Coordinator for specific details regarding curricula for these examinations.
These courses are available to Bachelor of Music students with the approval of a program advisor in SoCA|Music. These students will elect their major instrument at the time of their admission.
Students classical/concert private lessons who have completed four semesters of study in courses MUSP-3470 – MUSP-3690 may complete their degree requirements in private lesson study by enrolling in courses MUSP-3710 or MUSP-3410 (Jazz/Pop). Students may audition for courses MUSP-3710 prior to completing four semesters of study in courses MUSP-3470 – MUSP-3690. Please contact the SoCA Performance Area Coordinator for details regarding regulations and registration. Students may audition for BMus program in either classical/concert or jazz/pop idioms.
Performance courses are intended to be taken in consecutive semesters. Any interruption in study must be followed by an audition for re-entry into the performance course sequence. The audition will be scheduled in consultation with the Performance Area Coordinator at the beginning of the semester.
Students registered in applied lessons courses who auditioned for BMus programs by DVD, Skype, or FaceTime may be required to perform a confirming audition during the first week of classes.
Private instruction courses may be repeated for credit.
The following courses offer weekly performance instruction and participation in a group master class. As part of this course, students take weekly private lessons for which there is a private lesson fee. Course requirements include a performance examination before a faculty jury at the end of each term of study, as well as the achievement of the appropriate Level of Achievement. Students should consult the Music Office for specific details regarding curricula for these examinations.
It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for a qualifying audition by contacting the Music Office or Performance Area Coordinator no later than the end of the first week of classes. Students who fail to do so will relinquish their right to attend such classes and must complete the normal procedure for dropping a course as outlined on the Student Information System. The audition for entry to these courses is equivalent to that for the MUSP-3000 performance series. Private instruction courses are intended to be taken in consecutive semesters. Any interruption in study must be followed by an audition for re-entry in to the performance course sequence. The audition will be scheduled in consultation with the Performance Area Coordinator at the beginning of the semester.
Bachelor of Music students may also opt to take Performance Instruction courses in any secondary instrument/voice of their choice, classical or jazz/pop. These courses involve the MUSP-2000 performance series and may be taken in addition to, not in replacement for the required MUSP-3000 performance series. The courses may not be taken by Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Therapy students to meet the specific degree requirements in Performance Studies.
Applied instruction courses may be repeated for credit.
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For 200 level lessons, the student may select an hour private lesson course or a 30 minute lesson course. Cost recovery fees are attached to 200 level lessons courses.