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 32-112, 32-113, 32-212, 32-222, 32-223, 32-322, 32-323, and 33-111.
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 also an important asset for all careers in music. Students in the B.Mus. program are required to demonstrate this skill by meeting the keyboard proficiency requirement set by Music. 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 (32-112 and 32-113).
4) Recital Attendance Policy: Attendance at a significant number of live musical performances will broaden a student's musical experience and thus enhance and contribute to the potential for academic success. Therefore, a Recital Attendance Policy has been developed, 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): 32-116, 32-126, 32-127, 32-227, 32-236, 32-247, 32-317, 32-326, 32-327, 32-346, 32-426, 32-436, 32-437, 32-447, 32-494.
Theory and Composition: 32-102, 32-112, 32-113, 32-212, , 32-222, 32-223, 32-232, 32-322, 32-323, 32-332, 32-342, 32-412, 32-413, 32-432,
Methods and Pedagogy (Music Education): 32-239, 32-248, 32-249, 32-255, 32-269, 32-279, 32-285, 32-458, 32-459, 32-484, 32-485.
Areas of Study-Performance
Performance Studies: 33-111, 33-213
Ensembles: 33-210, 33-220, 33-230, 33-240, 33-260, 33-270, 33-310, 33-330.
Performance Instruction - For Music Students in Professional degree programs (Bachelor of Music)
The following courses offer performance instruction either as a 3.00 credit hour course (1-hour lesson a week) or 1.50 credit hour course (half-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 the appropriate Level of Achievement. When required, a major recital may substitute for the jury examination. Students should consult the Music Office 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 Music. These students will elect their major instrument at the time of their admission.
Students who have completed four semesters of study in courses 33-347 – 33-369 and/or 33-317 - 33-339 may complete their degree requirements in private lesson study by enrolling in courses 33-371 or 33-341 (Jazz/Pop). Students may also be required to audition for courses 33-371 and 33-341 prior to completing four semesters of study in courses 33-347 – 33-369 and/or 33-317 - 33-339. Please contact the Music Office for details regarding regulations and registration.
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 Chair at the beginning of the semester.
Private instruction courses may be repeated for credit.
Performance Instruction - For Music Students in Non-professional degree programs (BA in Music or Combined BA in Music) and for non-Music Students
The following courses offer performance instruction within the format of a group master class. As part of this course, students may take optional 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 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 33-300 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 Chair at the beginning of the semester.
Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Therapy 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 33-200 performance series and may be taken in addition to, not in replacement for the required 33-300 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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