Honours Bachelor of Music
In addition to meeting the regular requirements for admission to the University, admission to Bachelor of Music programs is conditional upon a successful audition evaluated by faculty members in Music. The audition will consist of:
(a)a theory evaluation test designed to show the nature and extent of the student's aptitude in music theory;
(b)a performance of at least ten minutes' length on the student's major instrument, showing a grasp of a variety of styles.
Candidates should contact a program advisor in Music for specific requirements in the various performance media. If an accompanist from Music is required, two weeks' prior notice must be given to the Music office, and an accompanist's fee will be charged. Candidates auditioning in Voice or Orchestral Instruments must perform at least one selection with accompaniment.
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1) Music courses whose middle digit is 0 may not count toward the B.Mus. degree.
2) Ensembles Restriction: Students may take a maximum of one-half of their additional Music courses in Ensembles and, in any case, no more than the equivalent of two, 3.0 credit courses.
Total courses: forty.
Major requirements: thirty courses, as given below:
History and Literature (Musicology/Ethnomusicology): four courses, consisting of 32-126, 32-127;and 2 additional History and Literature courses.
Theory and Composition: six courses, consisting of 32-112, 32-113, 32-212, 32-213; and the 1.50 credit hour courses 32-222, 32-223, 32-322, and 32-323.
Performance Studies: six courses, consisting of one course from the series 33-347 to 33-369 (taken six times). (Four corresponding 1.50 credit hour courses from the series 33-317 to 33-339 may be substituted for two 3.0 credit hour courses. Up to two courses in 33-371 Applied Jazz/Pop may be substituted for courses in this series. )
Ensembles: three courses, consisting of six 1.50 credit hour courses (one in each of six terms) and including at least two of 33-210, 33-220, 33-230, or 33-310. (33-360 may be substituted with permission of the School of Music Director if 33-230 is not offered.)
Additional Major requirements: three additional courses in History and Literature (Musicology), Theory and Composition, or Methods and Pedagogy (Music Education); plus 8 additional Music courses.
a) 01-150, 01-151;
b) six courses from any area of study, excluding Music and Music Therapy.
c) two courses from any area of study, including Music.
In addition to a common core of Music courses, B Mus. students may pursue one of a number of different concentrations including Music Education, Performance, Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Theory and Composition (including Technology). Other concentrations may be pursued, within the limit of faculty resources. Recommended Programs of Study with Suggested Course Sequences for these concentrations are available through the School of Music.
In addition to meeting course requirements, all Year 3 and Year 4 students in the Bachelor of Music Program III must perform a recital of approximately one hour's playing time. With permission, Year 4 students in the Bachelor of Music Programs I and II may be allowed to play a recital of approximately forty minutes' playing time, or present a graduation project representing the culmination of studies in an appropriate area of academic emphasis. Application for approval must be made by March 31 of the year preceding graduation. For further details, consult a program advisor in Music.
Courses: 33-393, 33-491, 33-493, 33-495.
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