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Winter 2018

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MUSIC COURSES

MUSIC ACADEMIC STUDIES

Not all courses listed will necessarily be offered each term.

All courses are three hours a week (for 3.0 credit hours) unless otherwise indicated.

All Music courses except those whose middle digit is 0 may require consent of the instructor for enrollment.


32-102. Fundamentals of Music and Sound
An investigation of the principles, vocabulary and concepts of musical and sonic art forms, including the physical nature of sound, technologies for sound recording and processing, music notation, and basic elements of musical and sonic design.

32-112. Music Theory I
Examination of basic harmonic, contrapuntal, and formal elements in tonal music. (Admission by examination or consent of the instructor.) (Should be taken concurrently with 32-222.) (3 hours a week , plus 2 keyboard laboratory hours a week.)

32-113. Music Theory II
Continuation of 32-112, which is prerequisite. (Should be taken concurrently with 32-223.) (3 hours a week, plus 2 keyboard laboratory hours a week.)

32-126. Music History and Literature I
Musical styles from the Middle Ages to about 1750. (Prerequisite: admission to the B. Mus., B.Mus.Th., or B.A. (Music) programs or consent of the instructor.)

32-127. Music History and Literature II
Musical styles from about 1750 to the present day. (Prerequisite: 32-126 or consent of the instructor.)
(Antirequisites: 32-117. Students may not receive credit for both 32-117 and 32-126 or 32-127.)

32-212. Music Theory III
Examination of more complex harmonic, contrapuntal, and formal elements in tonal music. (Prerequisite: 32-113.) (Should be taken concurrently with 32-322.)

32-222. Basic Skills I
Intensive drills in ear training, sight singing, dictation, and basic keyboard. (Admission by examination or consent of the instructor.) (Should be taken concurrently with 32-112.) (1.50 credit hour course.)

32-223. Basic Skills II
Continuation of 32-222, which is prerequisite. (Should be taken concurrently with 32-113.) (1.50 credit hour course.)

32-227. Studies in Baroque Music
Special studies in the history and literature of Baroque music, to be arranged by the instructor. (Prerequisites: 32-126, 32-127.)

32-232. Music Technology
Study of the application of digital technologies to the creation of electroacoustic music, audio art, and sound installation. This course will explore the physical nature of sound as well as the history and nature of sound synthesis, MIDI, algorithmic composition, and digital recording. (Prerequisites: 32-113 or 27-105 or 40-214; an ability to read notated music is recommended.) (Also offered as 27-263 Sonic Art.) (Lab fees may apply.)

32-236. Performance Literature I
Survey of the literature written for the student's major instrument.


32-239. Woodwind Techniques
Fundamental techniques of woodwind instruments and their application in teaching beginners. Rental instruments are available. (Prerequisite: 32-113)

32-242. Diverse Musics and Practices I
This course combines music-making in an ensemble context with an introduction to techniques of music composition, arranging, and sound recording. Students will draw on their previous musical experience to complete a range of creative projects that reflect the diverse nature of contemporary musical practice. (Admission by audition or portfolio.) (May be repeated for credit.), except by students in the B.Mus. degree program.) (2 hours per week, plus 6 hours of rehearsal.)

32-243. Diverse Musics and Practices II
Continuation of 32-242. (Pre-requisites: 32-242) (May be repeated for credit except by students in the B.Mus. degree program.) ) (2 hrs. per week, plus 6 hrs. of rehearsal.)

32-246. History of Jazz
Exploration of music identified as jazz, the role of jazz in North American culture, and the debates that surround jazz in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. (Prerequisite: 32-126 and 32-127.)

32-247. Analysis of Jazz Styles
A stylistic study of major jazz innovators through the analysis of solo transcriptions and recordings. (Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.)

32-248. Basic Conducting I
Instruction in baton technique and the conducting of choral and instrumental ensembles.

32-249. Basic Conducting II
Instruction in score preparation and rehearsal techniques for vocal and instrumental ensembles. (Prerequisite: 32-248.)

32-255. Vocal Techniques
Introduction to working with children's and adolescent voices. Topics include physiology of the voice, tonal placement, care of the teenage voice, the boy's changing voice, solo and group singing. (2 lecture hours a week and one laboratory hour a week.)

32-269. Percussion Techniques
Fundamental techniques of percussion instruments and their application in teaching beginners.(Prerequisite: 32-113)

32-279. Brass Techniques
Fundamental techniques of brass instruments and their application in teaching beginners. Rental instruments are available. (Prerequisite: 32-113)

32-285. Foundations of Music Education
An introduction to the philosophical, sociological, and historical foundations of teaching music. The nature and value of music education will be examined through discourse and reflective thought, with an emphasis on developing critical thinking skills and building a framework for a personal philosophy of music education. (Prerequisite: enrolment in the B.Mus., B.A. (Music) degrees, or permission of the instructor.) Note: Students may receive credit for only one of 32-185, 32-285, and 32-385.

32-317. Film Music
Exploration of the ways in which film music mediates perceptions of the visual. Includes focus on development of critical listening and interpretive skills using a number of (mostly) Hollywood films as principal texts while introducing a number of political, aesthetic and historical issues. (Prerequisites: 32-126 and 32-127).

32-322. Advanced Skills I
Intensive drills in ear training, sight singing, keyboard harmony, dictation, and improvisation. (Prerequisites: 32-223 and 32-113 and successful completion of the Keyboard Proficiency Requirement.) (Should be taken concurrently with 32-212.) (1.50 credit hour course.)

32-323. Advanced Skills II
Continuation of 32-322, which is prerequisite. (Should be taken concurrently with 32-213.) (1.50 credit hour course.)

32-326. Studies in Classical Music
Special studies in the history and literature of Classical music, to be arranged by the instructor. (Prerequisites: 32-126 and 32-127.)

32-327. Studies in Romantic Music
Special studies in the history and literature of Romantic music, to be arranged by the instructor. (Prerequisites: 32-126 and 32-127.)

32-330. Theories of Music Therapy
Study of psychotherapy theories and their relationship to various models of music therapy interventions. Investigation of current research and clinical practice methods. (Prerequisite: 32-120 or consent of the instructor.)

32-331. Creative Improvisation in Music Therapy
An examination of improvisational methods of music therapy. Through an experiential process, students explore the therapeutic benefit of music as it relates to sound patterns, movement, drama, and art. Piano improvisation techniques included. (Prerequisites: 32-121 and 32-322.)

32-332. Advanced Music Technology
An in-depth study of techniques for creating advanced sound-based art, including sound synthesis, electroacoustic music composition, sound installation, and soundtracks for film and video. (Pre-requisite: 27-263 or 32-232 or permission of the instructor.) (Also offered as 27-363 Advanced Sonic Art.) (May be repeated for credit.) (Lab fees may apply.)

32-340. Field Practice I
Supervised observation and practice in selected clinical settings. Assessment, intervention, and evaluation according to appropriate music therapy goals within the given population. (Prerequisites: 32-121, and 32-331.) (Normally 1 lecture hour and 6-8 practical hours a week.) (1.50 credit hour course.) (Open to Music Therapy students only.)

32-341. Field Practice II
Continuation of 32-340, which is prerequisite. (1.50 credit hour course.)

32-342. Voice-leading and Arranging I
Study of voice-leading techniques with special attention to part-writing. Includes application of various approaches to writing tonal chord progressions, creating contrapuntal musical textures, and balancing melodic and harmonic considerations to the arrangement of music for a wide variety of homogenous vocal and instrumental ensembles. (Prerequisite: 32-213.)

32-346. Introduction to Ethnomusicology
Exploration of music cultures of the world within an ethnomusicological framework, including critical analysis of the discourse surrounding “world music” and conventional understanding of “local” and global”. (Prerequisite: 32-126 and 32-127 or consent of the instructor.)

32-412. Music Theory Seminar I
Two- and three-part species counterpoint.

32-426. Studies in Twentieth-Century Music
Special studies in the history and literature of twentieth-century music, to be arranged by the instructor. (Prerequisites: 32-126 and 32-127.)

32-427. Studies in the Music of North American Culture
Selected studies that focus on Canadian and/or American musical culture with a special emphasis on transnational ideals and values, to be arranged by the instructor. (Prerequisites: 32-126 and 32-127; or consent of instructor.)

32-432. New Music Workshop
This course focuses on the composition, analysis, performance, and studio recording of new music. Students work individually and in groups on a series of projects, thus building a portfolio of work over the course of the semester. Projects may include the composition of new pieces, the performance of new repertoire (including student work), analytical papers that explore an aspect of new music or an individual piece, new media projects with a sound component, and interdisciplinary projects undertaken in collaboration with students from other departments. (May be repeated for credit.) (Prerequisites: 32-213 or consent of the instructor.)

32-436. Directed Studies in Music I
Advanced study in a selected area of music. (May be repeated for credit.) (Prerequisite: permission of a program advisor in Music.)

32-437. Directed Studies in Music II
Continuation of 32-436, which is prerequisite. (May be repeated for credit.)

32-440. Field Practice III
Supervised practice in selected clinical settings for the purpose of further concentration within a given setting. The design, implementation, and evaluation of music therapy treatment programs. (Prerequisite: 32-341.) (1 lecture hour and 6 to 8 practical hours a week.) (1.50 credit hour course.)

32-441. Field Practice IV
Continuation of 32-440, which is prerequisite. (1.50 credit hour course.)

32-447. Special Topics in Music
Special study of an area of music chosen by the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

32-458. Conducting Seminar I
Advanced studies in choral or orchestral conducting. The student will serve as assistant conductor of an ensemble, with practical experience in rehearsal technique, score study, literature, and stylistic analysis. (Prerequisite: 32-249 or 32-259, and consent of the instructor.)

32-484. Seminar in Elementary Music Education
Seminar in the critical examination of curriculum materials, teaching methods, and methodological approaches appropriate to elementary grades K-6; observation of music teaching in the school classroom. (Prerequisites: 32-113, 32-223 and 32-285.)

32-485. Seminar in Secondary Music Education
Seminar in the critical examination of techniques for building and maintaining a successful high school music program, including development of musical skills and discussion of materials and performance literature appropriate to Grades 6-12; observation of music teaching in the school classroom. (Prerequisites: 32-113, 32-223 32-248 and 32-285.)

32-490. Internship in Music Therapy Professional Practice
1000 hours of music therapy practice in a selected clinical setting, including fifty hours of supervision by a CAMT- or AMTA-accredited supervisor and a minimum of 300 direct client contact hours. Offered on a pass/non-pass basis. (Prerequisite: Completion of all other course requirements for the Bachelor of Music Therapy) (3.0 credits over two terms).

32-491. Graduation Project
Independent research or creative activity in the student's individual area of emphasis. The project may take the form of a major research paper, recital of original compositions, or other appropriate vehicle. (Prerequisite: permission of a programme advisor in Music.)

32-494. Critical Issues in Music Education
A critical examination of recent developments and issues in the philosophy, theory, history, and sociology of music education. Emphasis will be placed on the development of critical thinking skills needed for application in reflective practice. (Pre-requisite: 32-285).

MUSIC PERFORMANCE STUDIES

All students registered in Performance Study courses (except 33-270) may be required to perform a confirming audition during the first week of classes. For courses in Performance Instruction, see "Areas of Study-Performance".

33-111. Guitar Techniques
Basic techniques for use with music groups. Chord charts, rhythm graphs, traditional note forms, and guitar accompaniment for individual and group singing. Students must supply their own instrument. (3.0 credit hour course.) (Open to Music Therapy and Music Education students only)

33-210. University Singers
Performance of literature of various styles from all periods. (Normally 4 hours a week.) (May be repeated for credit.) (1.50 credit hour course.)

33-220. University Wind Ensemble
Performance of major works of the band and wind ensemble literature by groups of various sizes. Performances at University convocations, high school assemblies, and University concerts. (Normally 4 hours a week.) (May be repeated for credit.) (1.50 credit hour course.)

33-230. University Orchestra
Performance of works from the orchestral repertoire. (Normally 4 hours a week.) (May be repeated for credit.) (1.50 credit hour course.)

33-240. Jazz Ensemble
Performance of works arranged for standard jazz band instrumentation. (Normally 4 hours a week.) (May be repeated for credit.) (1.50 credit hour course.)

33-260. Community Orchestra
Rehearsals one evening a week; normally one concert given each term. (May be repeated for credit.) (1.50 credit hour course.)

33-270. Community Choir
Membership open to everyone without audition. Rehearsals one evening a week, and normally one concert given during the term. (Normally 2.5 hours a week.) (May not count toward the B.Mus..or B.Mus.Th. degree.) (Offered on a pass/non-pass basis.) (May be repeated for credit.) (1.50 credit hour course.) (Offered on a pass/non-pass basis.)

33-310. Chamber Choir
Selected literature suitable for performance by a small choir. (Prerequisite: 2 terms of 33-210, or 33-220, or 33-230, or consent of instructor.) (May be repeated for credit.) (1.50 credit hour course.) (Normally 4 hours week.)

33-393. Third-Year Recital
Public presentation of a recital of one hour in playing time on the student's major instrument. Repertoire performed must show a variety of styles and periods. (Prerequisite: permission of the instructor) (1.50 credit hour course.

33-493. Graduation Recital
Same as 33-393, which is prerequisite. (Prerequisite: permission of the instructor) (1.50 credit hour course.)

33-495. Graduation Recital
Public presentation of a recital of at least forty minutes in playing time on the student's major instrument. Repertoire performed must show a variety of styles and periods. (Prerequisite: permission of the instructor) (1.50 credit hour course.)

MUSIC: PERFORMANCE INSTRUCTION