Courses

 General Major: Music (10.5 courses)

Minor: Music (6 courses)

Notes:

Course Details

MUS-104
Keyboard Proficiency I

Includes basic technique, rhythm, tone conception, articulation, fingering, pentachord patterns, sight reading, transposition, tetrachord scales, and simple I-V harmonization. RCM Grade 1 and 2 repertoire.


MUS-105
Keyboard Proficiency II

Includes basic work as in MUS-104, plus pedaling and phrasing. Easier major scales, two rhythms, and arpeggios (hands separate), I-IV-V progressions and harmonization with simple accompaniments, tonic/ dominant seventh by-ear chording, and Grade 1 sight reading. RCM Grade 3 and 4 repertoire.


MUS-106
Keyboard Proficiency III

Includes easier major scales (hands together), two rhythms, easier arpeggios and minor scales (hands separate), major/minor primary triad patterns and harmonization, by-ear work with varied accompaniments, simple improvisation and easy hymns, and Grade 2 sight reading. RCM Grade 5 and 6 repertoire.


MUS-110
Basic Theory and Aural Skills

A course designed to develop fluency and skill in the basics of music with reference to performance, theory, and ear training.


MUS-121
Music Theory I

Study of basic materials of tonal music, triads, sevenths, non-harmonic tones, analysis of simple musical forms, melody writing, and four-part harmonization in the eighteenth century style.

Prerequisites:
MUS-110

Antirequisites:
Harmony III (Toronto)

MUS-161
Concert Choir

Participants study and perform various types of choral works; entrance by audition; members must take both terms in sequence (i.e. fall and winter). Involves three rehearsals per week, formal concerts, and a winter term tour. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-165
Strings Ensemble

Members must take both terms in sequence (i.e. fall and winter). (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-167
Instrumental Jazz

Members must take both terms in sequence (i.e. fall and winter). (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-201
Music Theory II

Previously offered as MUS-122. Study of secondary dominants, modulation, altered and chromatic chords, melody writing, and four-part harmonization in the eighteenth/ nineteenth century style.

Prerequisites:
MUS-121

Antirequisites:
Harmony IV (Toronto)

MUS-237
Conducting

Study of elementary techniques of song-leading and conducting instrumental and choral ensembles, as well as simple score reading and rehearsal techniques. (1.5 credits)

Prerequisites:
MUS-121, MUS-201

MUS-301
Music Theory III

Advanced study of harmonic techniques, melody-writing, rhythmic patterns of 19th and early 20th centuries, and introduction to atonal and quartal styles.

Prerequisites:
MUS-201

MUS-310
Music History I

Previously offered as MUS-223. A study of the Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque periods in Western musical history, c.700–1700, focusing on representative composers, their works and their respective cultural contexts.

Prerequisites:
MUS-121, MUS-201
or permission of the instructor

MUS-311
Music History II

Previously offered as MUS-224. Continuation of MUS-310 with a study of the late Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and contemporary eras in Western musical history, c. 1700–1950.

Prerequisites:
MUS-121, MUS-201
or permission of the instructor

MUS-312
Form and Analysis

Analysis of select musical forms: binary, ternary, rondo, sonata, theme and variations, fugal and concerto structures and composite forms, and study of the import of analysis on performance practice.

Prerequisites:
MUS-121, MUS-201

MUS-322
Music in Culture

This is a seminar course which examines cultural aspects of music, including how music carries and creates cultural meaning and its role in specific cultural fields, such as class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, politics, faith and worldview. Our primary texts will come from the growing body of musicological literature, sometimes called cultural musicology, which analyzes music as a social process (rather than simply in historical or musical-theoretical terms). By engaging with this literature from a Christian perspective, students will learn to shape a Christian response to music as a cultural phenomenon.

Prerequisites:
MUS-121, MUS-201

MUS-323
Hymnology

Study of psalmody and hymnody in history and current practice; theological study of hymn texts and musical study of hymn tunes; and practical use of hymnals in Christian worship.

Prerequisites:
MUS-110

MUS-324
Choral Music

Study of the large-scale choral repertoire from the Renaissance to the present. Listening, score study, and analysis in the main genres of large choral works: cantatas, Masses, oratorios, passion settings, Requiems, etc.

Prerequisites:
MUS-121, MUS-201

MUS-326
World Music

Ethnomusicological study of select music cultures of the Orient, the Near East, Africa, and the Americas, with a focus on their various musical styles and the roles of music in these cultures. Field trips are required.

Prerequisites:
MUS-121, MUS-201

MUS-328
A Survey of Keyboard Literature

This course covers material from Robertsbridge Fragment to the early nineteenth century keyboard repertoire. In this course students will take an in-depth look at the development of keyboard repertoire and historic keyboard instruments from the fourteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries (i.e. the Porative, Clavichord, Spinet, Harpsichord, Organ, Forte Piano, and Piano repertoire). Sessions on performance practice issues, student seminars, and field trips to play important instruments will be included.

Prerequisites:
MUS-121, MUS-201

MUS-337
Advanced Conducting

Study of advanced conducting and rehearsal techniques of instrumental and choral works.

Prerequisites:
MUS-237

MUS-370
Philosophy of Music in the Church

The relationship of music to the church’s worship, education, and outreach is examined with reference to Scripture, the historical practice of the church, and contemporary culture; a personal philosophy of music in the church.


MUS-380
Recital

Students prepare for and perform a music recital. (1.5 credits)

Prerequisites:
Requires permission of the departmentMUS-380 is the Capstone Course for the Music Department. All majors must complete MUS-380 in the 4th year.

MUS-141-142
Private Music Courses: Piano I

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-241-242
Private Music Courses: Piano II

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-341-342
Private Music Courses: Piano III

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-441-442
Private Music Courses: Piano IV

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-143-144
Private Music Courses: Organ I

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-243-244
Private Music Courses: Organ II

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-343-344
Private Music Courses: Organ III

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-443-444
Private Music Courses: Organ IV

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-145-146
Private Music Courses: Voice I

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-245-246
Private Music Courses: Voice II

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-345-346
Private Music Courses: Voice III

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-445-446
Private Music Courses: Voice IV

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-147-148
Private Music Courses: Strings I

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-247-248
Private Music Courses: Strings II

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-347-348
Private Music Courses: Strings III

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-447-448
Private Music Courses: Strings IV

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-149-150
Private Music Courses: Woodwinds I

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-249-250
Private Music Courses: Woodwinds II

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-349-350
Private Music Courses: Woodwinds III

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-449-450
Private Music Courses: Woodwinds IV

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-151-152
Private Music Courses: Brasses I

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-251-252
Private Music Courses: Brasses II

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-351-352
Private Music Courses: Brasses III

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-451-452
Private Music Courses: Brasses IV

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-153-154
Private Music Courses: Percussion I

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-253-254
Private Music Courses: Percussion II

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-353-354
Private Music Courses: Percussion III

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-453-454
Private Music Courses: Percussion IV

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-155-156
Private Music Courses: Guitar I

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-255-256
Private Music Courses: Guitar II

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-355-356
Private Music Courses: Guitar III

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


MUS-455-456
Private Music Courses: Guitar IV

Private music lessons are arranged by the department and are taught by instructors hired by the Music Department. Students must register for the courses with the Registrar’s Office and make the arrangements for the lessons with the Music Department in the first week of classes.

Lessons progress in academic rigour in each term taken. A maximum of 4.5 credits (equivalent to 1.5 courses) may be credited to a four-year program. Please see page 22 of the Academic Calendar for information on music fees. (0.75 credits per term)


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