Open Search
FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube

School of Music

Programs & Courses

Programs

 
 
 
 
 

Courses

Most music courses are designed to fulfill the requirements of the various CMU music degree programs. However, all CMU students may choose courses in music to fulfill requirements for general electives in any degree program, provided they meet the course prerequisites. Music courses, including a limited number of applied or ensemble courses, also may be used toward subject area requirements.

NOTES:

  1. Since many of the following courses assume a basic knowledge of music, the prerequisite is often expressed as ‘rudiments of music’.  Students may demonstrate that they meet the prerequisite by passing the rudiments proficiency test during their application process or during the registration period.  Students who have not gained the necessary proficiency may enrol for group or individual instruction in rudimentary music theory through CMU’s Community School of Music and the Arts.
  2. All new students planning to register in Individual Applied Music Studies, whether as a minor or a major, must complete an auditioning process.  Auditions occur during the spring preceding entry to studies at CMU as well as during the registration period and will require students to perform a minimum of two pieces or movements in contrasting style.
  3. The following courses qualify as Church Music courses.
    • MUSC-2300/3 Music Ministry and Resources
    • MUSC-2310/3 Hymnology
    • MUSC-2320/3 Liturgy and Artistic Expression
    • MUSC-2330/3 Leading Music and Worship
    • MUSC-3310/3 Church Renewal and Music in the Twentieth Century
    Students in the Bachelor of Music, the Bachelor of Music Therapy, and the Bachelor of Arts (Music Major) must complete two of these courses.
  4. Music ensembles include the following:  MUSC-1700-4700 Ensemble I, MUSC-170X-470X Ensemble II (Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, Worship Band, Jazz Band, Vocal Jazz, Guitar Ensemble, etc.), MUSC-213X and 313X Collaborative Piano, and MUSC-2160, 3160, and 4160 Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop.
  5. Applied music courses include the following:  MUSC-14XY-16XY to 44XY-46XY Individual Applied Music Studies, MUSC-2860 Class Guitar, MUSC-3170 Jazz Ensemble Techniques, MUSC-3840 or 3850 Percussion Techniques, MUSC-3860 Brass Techniques, and MUSC-3890 Woodwind Techniques.

MUSC-1000 Music Theory I: (3.0 credit hours) An introduction to musical discourse based on acoustic principles and common practice technique. The study will include an exploration of line, texture, and form through writing and analysis. Prerequisite: rudiments of music; corequisite: MUSC-1100.

MUSC-1010 Music Theory II: (3.0 credit hours) A continuation of Music Theory I, with an emphasis on chorale-style harmonization based on the contrapuntal relationships of melodic voices. Small instrumental forms also will be studied. Prerequisite: MUSC-1000; corequisite: MUSC-1110.

MUSC-1100 Music Skills I: (1.5 credit hours) The development of aural skills through sight-singing, dictation, and aural analysis. Also included is keyboard proficiency through score reading, figured bass realization, and improvisation. Corequisite: MUSC-1000.

MUSC-1110 Music Skills II: (1.5 credit hours) A continuation of Music Skills I. Prerequisite: MUSC-1100; corequisite: MUSC-1010.

MUSC-1140 Lyric Diction: (3.0 credit hours) A study of the basic phonetics and accepted principles of lyric diction of languages most commonly used in choral, operatic, and song repertoire: Latin, French, German, Italian, and English. Pre/corequisite: MUSC-141X (voice).

MUSC-1220 The Art of Music: (3.0 credit hours) This course is an introduction to thinking, writing, and doing music as it examines the larger questions of music: What is music? What is the value of music? Do humans need music? Why do humans engage in this activity? To what does music give expression?  The course will also explore topics such as music and society, music and gender, the musical canon, and the philosophy/theology of art and music in different eras and cultures.  

MUSC-1499 Music Preparatory Skills: (2.0 credit hours) This course is designed to help students upgrade keyboard and aural skills through weekly private instruction (1 hour lessons).  This course cannot serve as a music elective within music degrees.  The tuition fee for this course is the same as for an individual applied music study of two credit hours.

MUSC-14XY to 16XY, 24XY to 26 XY, 34XY to 36XY, and 44XY to 46XY Individual Applied Music Studies:  These courses consist of twenty-four weekly lessons, twelve in each semester.  IAMS course are open to all students who are enrolled for at least one other 3 credit-hour course each semester.  Students may enrol for a one-semester IAMS course at beginning in January. Student may enrol for a one-semester IAMS course in September only if they will not be studying at CMU during second semester. IAMS courses are not available for auditing.  They are available as minors or as majors, as follows:

Minor, 2 credit hours: The student receives weekly ½-hour private instruction in a chosen applied area over the course of an academic year.  Prerequisite:  A placement audition.

Major, 3 credit hours:  The student receives weekly ¾-hour private instruction in a chosen applied area over the course of an academic year.  Prerequisite:  A successful audition.

Major, 5 credit hours:  The student receives weekly one-hour private instruction in a chosen applied area over the course of an academic year.  Prerequisite:  A successful audition.

Course numbers:  The numbers presented above have two variables, X and Y.  The variable Y indicates the credit hour value of the course, namely, 2, 3, or 5 credit hours.  The variable X, taken together with the digit before, indicates the instrument, for examples, “40” indicates piano, and “41” indicates voice.  Hence:

MUSC-1402 is an individual applied study in piano, 2 credit hours in value

MUSC-1403 is an individual applied study in piano, 3 credit hours in value

MUSC-1405 is an individual applied study in piano, 5 credit hours in value

MUSC-1412 is an individual applied study in voice, 2 credit hours in value

MUSC-1413 is an individual applied study in voice, 3 credit hours in value

MUSC-1415 is an individual applied study in voice, 5 credit hours in value

Each instrument will be assigned a distinct number.  So far the following are assigned: 

140Y = piano, 141Y = voice, 144Y = bass guitar, 145Y = percussion, 146Y = guitar,147Y = organ, 148Y = conducting, 150Y = violin, 151Y = viola, 152Y = cello, 153Y = double bass, 155Y = composing, 156Y = flute, 157Y = saxophone, 158Y = clarinet, 164Y = trumpet, 165Y = French horn, 166Y = tuba, 167Y = trombone.

MUSC-1700, 2700, 3700, 4700 Ensemble I: (2.0 credit hours) Participation in one of CMU’s principal auditioned choral ensembles. Ensembles are open to all students enrolled for at least one 3 credit hour course each semester.

CMU Singers:  An auditioned SATB choral ensemble comprised of 40-45 singers. It will study and perform a wide variety of music that will focus on developing the students' individual and group vocal and intonation skills, choral reading, and interpretive skills, and historical/cultural performance practices. As well, opportunities will be given for solo and small group instrumental/vocal performances. There will be a tour as part of the requirement for the course, either during Reading Week or immediately following Convocation.

CMU Chamber Choir:  An auditioned SATB choral ensemble comprised of approximately 16 singers. This ensemble provides a challenging choral experience for those students who are advanced in their vocal studies and/or their choral experience. Selection will be based on a high level of proficiency in vocal and sight-reading skills. Repertoire for this ensemble will be chosen from a variety of genres and styles, providing opportunity for advanced students to strengthen and increase their musicianship skills. There will be a tour as part of the requirement for the course, either during Reading Week or immediately following Convocation.

MUSC-1701, 2701, 3701, 4701 Ensemble II—Men’s Chorus: (1.0 credit hour) An auditioned ensemble available to students who are not in CMU Singers or CMU Chamber Choir, but members of those ensembles are automatically part of this ensemble. This choir has deputation and concert responsibilities, but they do not go on tour. This ensemble is open to all students enrolled for at least one 3 credit hour course each semester.

MUSC-1702, 2702, 3702, 4702 Ensemble II—Women’s Chorus:  (1.0 credit hour) An auditioned ensemble available to students who are not in CMU Singers or CMU Chamber Choir, but members of those ensembles are automatically part of this ensemble. This choir has deputation and concert responsibilities, but they do not go on tour. This ensemble is open to all students enrolled for at least one 3 credit hour course each semester.

MUSC-1710, 2710, 3710, 4710 Ensemble II—Chapel Ensemble:  (1.0 credit hour) An auditioned group that focuses on developing leadership skills in worship. The group is responsible for leading and coordinating worship music in a variety of worship settings, especially community chapels. This ensemble is open to all students enrolled in at least one three credit-hour course during the same semester.

MUSC-1720, 2720, 3720, 4720 Ensemble II—Jazz Band:  (1.0 credit hour) An auditioned ensemble. Performance opportunities will include both on-campus and off-campus events. This ensemble is open to all students enrolled for at least one 3 credit hour course each semester.

MUSC-1730, 2730, 3730, 4730 Ensemble II—Mennonite Community Orchestra:  (1.0 credit hour) Consists of CMU students and members of the community, performing the standard orchestral repertoire. It presents one concert each semester. This ensemble is open to all students enrolled for at least one 3 credit hour course each semester.

MUSC-1740, 2740, 3740, 4740 Ensemble II—Guitar:  (1.0 credit hour) An auditioned group that plays traditional and contemporary repertoire, both original guitar ensemble music, as well as arranged or transcribed repertoire. Performance opportunities will include both on-campus and off-campus events. This ensemble is open to all students enrolled for at least one 3 credit hour course each semester.

MUSC-1750, 2750, 3750, 4750 Ensemble II—Instrumental Chamber:  (1.0 credit hour) Instrumentalists are encouraged to form trios, quartets, and quintets. Performance opportunities will include both on-campus and off-campus events. This ensemble is open to all students enrolled for at least one 3 credit hour course each semester.

MUSC-1760, 2760, 3760, 4760 Ensemble II—Vocal Jazz:  (1.0 credit hour) An auditioned a cappella SATB vocal ensemble that explores both secular and sacred repertoire in the jazz idiom. Affords the opportunity to study jazz vocal techniques while working within the context of a small ensemble. Deputation and performance responsibilities will include church services, university events, chapel services. This ensemble is open to all students enrolled for at least one 3 credit hour course each semester.

MUSC-1770, 2770, 3770, 4770 Ensemble II—Flute: (1.0 credit hour) The CMU Flute Choir is an auditioned ensemble, meeting weekly with regular coaching. The Flute Choir will have opportunity to play both at CMU functions, as well as off-campus events/ services. Auditions take place in September or speak to the director before the end of classes. This ensemble is open to all students enrolled for at least one 3 credit hour course each semester.

COMM/MUSC-1790 Sound Technology Workshop: (1.0 credit hour) An introduction to live sound technology as applied to both speaking and music contexts.  The workshop includes in-class training sessions along with significant practical experience in any forum in which a CMU sound technician is required, including music ensembles, chapels, and CMU events. Students who successfully complete this course will qualify to apply for opportunities as CMU sound technicians.

MUSC-2000 Music Theory III: (3.0 credit hours) A continuation of the study of common practice structures and expressions, concentrating on extended forms and chromaticism through both writing and analysis. Prerequisite: MUSC-1010; corequisite: MUSC-2100.

MUSC-2010 Music Theory IV: (3.0 credit hours) An examination of extended tonal and post-tonal repertoire in relation to common practice discourse. Works studied will include those based on expanded tonal techniques, motivic gestures, twelve-tone theory, and those of rhythmic or textural rather than pitch-centred motivation. This course also includes a unit on structuring within fugues.  Prerequisite: MUSC-2000; corequisite: MUSC-2110.

MUSC-2100 Music Skills III: (1.5 credit hours) A continuation of the development of aural and keyboard skills within extended tonal and post-tonal structures. Prerequisite: MUSC-1110; corequisite: MUSC-2000.

MUSC-2110 Music Skills IV: (1.5 credit hours) A continuation of Music Skills III. Prerequisite: MUSC-2100; corequisite: MUSC-2010.

MUSC-2131, 3131, Collaborative Piano: (1.0 credit hour) A practical study in the art of accompanying and collaborating in a variety of small ensembles. This course will include master classes and lectures. May be used to fulfill ensemble credit. Admission by permission of the instructor.

MUSC-2132, 3132, Collaborative Piano: (2.0 credit hours) A practical study in the art of accompanying and collaborating in a variety of small ensembles. This course will include master classes and lectures. May be used to fulfill ensemble credit. Admission by permission of the instructor.

MUSC-2140 Vocal and Choral Techniques: (3.0 credit hours) A study of how to teach vocal techniques in a classroom or choral setting. Students will actively participate in classroom instruction that focuses on a practical exploration of choral tone, vocal colour, and teaching strategies for all ages and levels of experience. As well, vocal development, vocal health, and physiology of the voice will be considered for study. This course is intended for students who are not in voice performance. Prerequisites: MUSC-1010 and 1110.

MUSC-2150 Conducting Techniques I: (3.0 credit hours) A practical exploration and study in the grammar and techniques of conducting, with a focus on leading choirs and other music in school, church, and community settings. Emphasis will be on learning basic conducting gestures, vocal techniques, and in the development of music leadership skills. Prerequisite: rudiments of music or permission of the instructor.

MUSC-2160, 3160, 4160 Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop: (2.0 credit hours) Study and performance of selections from operatic and/or musical theatre literature. May be used to fulfill Ensemble II credit. Admission by audition or permission of the instructor.

MUSC-2163, 3163, 4163 Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop: (3.0 credit hours) Study and performance of selections from operatic or musical theatre literature. Participants in this 3 credit option will be assigned duties as they pertain to a semi-annual full-length production including assistant directing, producing, and costume/prop coordination. May be used to fulfill Ensemble II credit. Admission by audition or permission of the instructor.

MUSC-2220 Music History I: (3.0 credit hours) A chronological survey of the history of music in Western Civilization from antiquity through the Baroque era, tracing the evolution of musical idioms and styles. Prerequisite: MUSC-1220 or permission of the instructor. Students may not hold credit for this course and the former MUSC-1200.

MUSC-2230 Music History II: (3.0 credit hours) The continuation of the survey of music in Western Civilization, from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. Prerequisite: MUSC-1220 or permission of the instructor. Students may not hold credit for this course and the former MUSC-1210.

MUSC-2250 History of Jazz: (3.0 credit hours) A chronological survey of jazz from its origins to the present. The course will trace the development of important styles and feature the works of influential performers. Topics for study will include the beginnings and evolution of the blues, ragtime, the swing era, avant garde and free jazz, contemporary trends, related developments, and Canadian contributions. 

MUSC-2260 Worlds of Music: (3.0 credit hours) A survey of music and musical cultures whose traditions are traced to the East and the South. Critical questions involving constructions of cultural hybridity, identity formation of and through music, and outsider participation will be considered. Prerequisite: A minimum of 30 credit hours of university studies.

MUSC/BTS-2300 Music Ministry and Resources: (3.0 credit hours)  An introduction to music ministry in the church. Attention will be focused on the function of music in the context of Christian worship. In addition to exploring a variety of worship music styles and resources, attention will also be given to the development of leadership skills for music ministry.

MUSC/BTS-2310 Hymnology —The History of Congregational Song: (3.0 credit hours) A study of the music and theology of the various streams of Christian hymnody up to the mid-twentieth century, particularly as represented in the Mennonite- Anabaptist tradition. The focus will be on congregational music, emphasizing hymns and hymn tunes, and their evaluation, including the exploration of their use in worship.

MUSC-2320 Liturgy and Artistic Expression: (3.0 credit hours)  A study of the origins and developments of liturgies and their influence on music, architecture, painting, sculpture, etc., throughout the history of the Christian church, including the influences of these developments on non-liturgical traditions.

MUSC-2330 Leading Music and Worship: (3.0 credit hours) A study of preparing and leading worship, with a primary focus on enabling the congregational voice.  Attention will be given to understanding the theological and musical bases for song selection within a variety of worship traditions.  Students will participate in musical leadership as song leader/conductor, instrumentalist, worship band/team member, and cantor. Prerequisite:  rudiments of music or permission of the instructor.

MUSC-2800 Introduction to Music Therapy: (3.0 credit hours) An overview of the field of music therapy, an introduction to the history and principles, to different therapy models and techniques, and to the many populations served by the discipline. This course is open to all students and professionals interested in learning more about the field. Prerequisite: rudiments of music.

MUSC-2860 Class Guitar: (1.5 credit hours) This class will help students develop a basic mastery on guitar, and learn to play chord progressions in a variety of keys and in a variety of styles, utilizing strumming and finger picking techniques.

MUSC-2870 Music Therapy Practicum I:  (1.0 credit hour) Supervised field experience with different special populations, working with both groups and individuals. Designing, implementing, documenting and evaluating clinical experiences. In addition to field placement, the student must attend a weekly on-campus seminar. Prerequisite: Admission to the Music Therapy program.

MUSC-2880 Music Therapy Practicum II:  (2.0 credit hours) Supervised field experience with different special populations, working with both groups and individuals. Designing, implementing, documenting and evaluating clinical experiences. In addition to field placement, the student must attend a weekly on-campus seminar. Prerequisite: MUSC-2870 with a minimum grade of C+.

MUSC-2950 Topics in Music: (3.0 credit hours) The content of this course will vary from year to year, depending on the needs of students and the interests and availability of instructors.

MUSC-3010 Electronic/Computer Music Applications: (3.0 credit hours) An exploration of the various applications of computers to music in the areas of composition, performance, and music education, taught in a studio/lab setting. Prerequisite: MUSC-1010.

MUSC-3050 Composing and Arranging Seminar: (3.0 credit hours) An exploration of the discipline and craft of composing and arranging for both choral and instrumental ensembles. Through the study of literature and scoring techniques, topics such as text-setting, choral and orchestral techniques, electronic music, and charting for popular music will be explored. The course includes both score preparation and opportunities for recital performances of original works. Prerequisite: MUSC-2010.

MUSC-3100 Early Musical Development: (3.0 credit hours) An examination of methodologies for the development of musicianship in children in light of contemporary theories of music education, including those of Kodaly, Orff, Suzuki, Dalcroze, and Gordon. Students will evaluate conventional and contemporary curriculum design and will interact with local music educators in various school settings. Prerequisite: 30 credit hours of university-level study.

MUSC-3120 Organ and Harpsichord Workshop: (3.0 credit hours) An introduction to playing the organ and the harpsichord for advanced pianists. Plenary sessions will alternate with individual instruction on both instruments. In addition, topics such as service playing (organ), continuo playing, repertoire, and historically informed performance practice will be addressed. Normally the workshop will be limited to six participants. Admission by permission of the instructor.

MUSC-3150 Conducting Techniques II: (3.0 credit hours) A continuation of Conducting Techniques I, with an emphasis on baton techniques, conducting large and small choral/instrumental ensembles, and rehearsal techniques. Prerequisite: MUSC-2150.

MUSC-3170 Jazz Ensemble Techniques:  (3.0 credit hours) A study of the tonal and formal materials of the jazz tradition, of procedures for rehearsing and directing small and large jazz ensembles, and of standard repertoire and performance materials.  An applied component includes working with common styles and idioms of jazz arranging and improvisation in performance.   Prerequisite: MUSC-1010 and 30 credit hours of university-level study.

MUSC-3200 Studies in Nineteenth-Century Music: (3.0 credit hours) A focused study of the history and literature of music in its cultural context in the nineteenth century. Prerequisite: MUSC-2230 and 30 credit hours of university-level study.

MUSC-3210 Studies in Eighteenth-Century Music: (3.0 credit hours) A focused study of the history and literature of music in its cultural context from the mid-eighteenth century to the early nineteenth century, including Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Prerequisite: MUSC-2230. Students may not hold credit for this course and the former MUSC-2210.

MUSC-3250 Topics in Music and Culture: (3.0 credit hours) An interdisciplinary course involving a dialogue between music and another area, for example, philosophy, theology, math, or English. Normally will be team-taught. Open to music and non-music students. Prerequisite: 30 credit hours of university-level studies.

MUSC/BTS-3310 Church Renewal and Music in the Twentieth Century: (3.0 credit hours) A study of the renewal movements in the twentieth century, studying both their theology and music, including the impact of Vatican II, the charismatic movement, Taizé, Vineyard movement, etc. Attention will also be given to developments in contemporary hymnody. Prerequisites: 30 credit hours of university-level study.

MUSC-3398 Church Music Event/Project: (2.0 credit hours) A public worship event organized by the student and delivered by both the student and other participants. Prerequisite: 30 credit hours of university-level study

MUSC-3399 Recital I: (2.0 credit hours) A public performance approximately 30-40 minutes in length in a particular area of applied music study comprising a minimum of three epochs of contrasting repertoire as specified by the chosen concentration. Admission by permission of the Music Department.

MUSC-3801 Music Therapy Methods for Adults I: (3.0 credit hours) This course will focus on disabling conditions of adulthood. Principles of music therapy and theoretical approaches/styles will be discussed. Clinical skills, such as assessment, treatment and evaluation will be introduced, along with the practical application of music therapy techniques.  Linked to this course is a weekly Clinical Improvisation and Skills (CIS) class (MUSC-3801L).  Prerequisite:  MUSC-2800 and admission to the Music Therapy program.

MUSC-3802 Music Therapy Methods for Adults II: (3.0 credit hours) A continuation of Music Therapy Methods for Adults I, this course will also discuss professional issues, as well as the implications of working in a multicultural environment. The music therapist as a member of the treatment team, and other disciplines involved in clinical treatment will be discussed.  Linked to this course is a weekly Clinical Improvisation and Skills (CIS) class (MUSC-3802L).  Prerequisite:  MUSC-3801 and admission to the Music Therapy program.

MUSC-3803 Music Therapy Methods for Children I: (3.0 credit hours) This course will focus on disabling conditions of childhood. Principles of music therapy and theoretical approaches/styles will be discussed. Clinical skills, such as assessment, treatment and evaluation will be introduced, along with the practical application of music therapy techniques.  Linked to this course is a weekly Clinical Improvisation and Skills (CIS) class (MUSC-3803L).  Prerequisite:  MUSC-2800 and admission to the Music Therapy program.

MUSC-3804 Music Therapy Methods for Children II: (3.0 credit hours) A continuation of Music Therapy Methods for Children I, this course will discuss professional issues, including marketing, job hunting and setting up a private practice. It will also provide an introduction to other creative arts therapies.  Linked to this course is a weekly Clinical Improvisation and Skills (CIS) class (MUSC-3804L).  Prerequisite:  MUSC-3803 and admission to the Music Therapy program.

MUSC-3830 Psychology of Music: (3.0 credit hours) An in-depth study of the psychological and physiological aspects of musical behaviour and experience including basic knowledge of music and affect, the influence of music on behaviour, and perception and cognition of music, as well as a study of current research in the field. Prerequisite rudiments of music and 30 credit hours of university-level study.

MUSC-3840 Percussion Techniques A: (1.5 credit hours) This course serves as an introduction to the instruments in the percussion family. It will focus on hand drums and other small percussion instruments found in most school band/orchestral programs and useful in music therapy settings. In addition, students will explore basic drum set coordination and basic world percussion rhythms.  Students may not hold credit for both this course and for MUSC-3850. Prerequisite:  Successful completion of testing in rudiments of music.

MUSC-3850 Percussion Techniques AB: (3.0 credit hours) This course extends the focus of MUSC-3840 to include learning percussion techniques common to notated and improvised musical styles. An ensemble component forms part of this course.  Students may not hold credit for both this course and for MUSC-3840. Prerequisite:  Successful completion of testing in rudiments of music.

MUSC-3860 Brass Techniques: (3.0 credit hour) Group instruction in brass instruments. Instruction explores playing techniques and examines materials and procedures for individual and group instruction. Prerequisite: MUSC-2010.

MUSC-3870 Music Therapy Practicum III:  (3.0 credit hours) Supervised field experience with different special populations, working with both groups and individuals. Designing, implementing, documenting and evaluating clinical experiences. In addition to field placement, the student must attend a weekly on-campus seminar. Prerequisite: MUSC-2880 with a minimum grade of C+.

MUSC-3880 Music Therapy Practicum IV:  (3.0 credit hours) Supervised field experience with different special populations, working with both groups and individuals. Designing, implementing, documenting and evaluating clinical experiences. In addition to field placement, the student must attend a weekly on-campus seminar. Prerequisite: MUSC-3870 with a minimum grade of C+.

MUSC-3890 Woodwind Techniques: (3.0 credit hour) Group instruction in woodwind instruments. Instruction explores playing techniques and examines materials and procedures for individual and group instruction. Prerequisite: MUSC-2010.

MUSC-3900 Readings in Musicology: (3.0 credit hours) An introduction to various topics and approaches to musicology, including cultural studies and ethnomusicology. Prerequisites: This course is restricted to students in the Bachelor of Music Musicology concentration. Eligible students should request a document outlining the procedures and requirements for this project from the program advisor.

MUSC-3950 Topics in Music: (3.0 credit hours) The content of this course will vary from year to year, depending on the needs of students and the interests and availability of instructors. Prerequisite: 30 credit hours of university-level study.

MUSC-4000 Senior Thesis: (3.0 credit hours) This course is restricted to students in the Bachelor of Music Musicology concentration. Eligible students should request a document outlining the procedures and requirements for this project from the program advisor.

MUSC-4050 Piano Pedagogy, Repertoire, and Interpretation: (3.0 credit hours) A critical study of the repertoire and resources through which the piano commonly is taught, the concepts through which musicianship and technique are understood, and the purposes and institutions with which the piano is associated. A practical component will include teaching students with various levels of experience and in distinct musical styles. Prerequisite: MUSC-240X (piano) or permission of the instructor.

MUSC-4060 Vocal Pedagogy, Repertoire, and Interpretation: (3.0 credit hours) A study of the foundations of solo vocal techniques, beginning teaching principles, and repertoire. The course will also explore the solo vocal literature from Renaissance to the present, providing opportunity to sing the examples of exercises and literature. Prerequisite: MUSC-241X (voice).

MUSC-4070 Choral Repertoire and Interpretation: (3.0 credit hours) A critical study of the repertoire and resources for school, church, and community choirs with a goal of understanding musical style and interpretation. Students’ choral techniques will be developed through score study and the teaching of selected repertoire.  The course includes a weekly choral lab requirement.  Prerequisite: MUSC-3150 and admission to a concentration.

MUSC-4080 Directed Study in Pedagogy and Repertoire: (3.0 credit hours) A directed study in the pedagogy and repertoire of the student's major instrument (instruments other than piano).

MUSC-4100 Music and Spiritual Meaning: (3.0 credit hours) Throughout the history of Western civilization, music frequently has been understood to possess a numinous quality.  Whether identified as reflecting the Platonic world soul, the Judeo-Christian Creator, the Romantic Sublime, or as the Will, the idea that music seeks to express the inexpressible, the thing longed for but not completely attainable, is a Leitmotif running through the contemplation of music since antiquity.  This course will interrogate this theme through readings and reflection, and through exploring students’ own understanding of this idea.  Prerequisite:  60 credit hours of university-level studies, including MUSC-2220 and 2230 or former MUSC-1200 and 1210.

MUSC-4170 Band and Orchestral Techniques: (3.0 credit hours) A practical study in rehearsing and conducting large and small instrumental ensembles. Students will examine performance and instructional materials, appropriate for school, church and community settings. Prerequisite: MUSC-3150.

MUSC-4200 Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music: (3.0 credit hours) A focused study of the history and literature of music in its cultural context during the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Included will be a considerable emphasis on early music notation. Prerequisite: MUSC-2230 and 30 credit hours of university-level study.

MUSC-4210 Studies in Baroque Music: (3.0 credit hours) A focused study of the history and literature of music in its cultural context from 1600 to 1750. Prerequisite: MUSC-2230 or former MUSC-1210. Students may not hold credit for this course and the former MUSC-2200.

MUSC-4220 Music Since 1945: (3.0 credit hours) An examination of the Western art music tradition, its repertoire(s), interpretive methodologies and means of valuation, from 1945 to the present. Consideration will be given to how three significant Western priorities of the last seventy years, a search for new orders, an historical consciousness, and a social awareness with a global imagination, have informed and been informed by musical repertoire and activity. Prerequisite: MUSC-2230 and 30 credit hours of university-level study.

MUSC-4300 Church Music Themes: (3.0 credit hours) A seminar dealing with a specific topic of current interest in the area of church music. Prerequisite: MUSC/BTS-2300 or 2320 and 30 credit hours of university-level study.

MUSC-4360 Music Practicum: (3.0 credit hours) A music practicum in applied music or arts administration, working in amateur, professional, or political organizations. Prerequisite: 60 credit hours of university-level study.

MUSC-4399 Recital II: (3.0 credit hours) A 60-minute public performance in a particular area of applied music study, as required by the chosen concentration. Admission by permission of the Music Department.

MUSC-4800 Research in Music Education and Therapy:  (3.0 credit hours) Methodologies for interpreting, conducting, and reporting research. Students will also perform data base literature searches and consider how to apply research findings to practice.  Prerequisite:  60 credit hours of university-level studies.

MUSC-4940 Independent Study in Music: (3.0 credit hours) An independent study under the direction of a faculty member in music. Prerequisites: twelve credit hours in Music and a minimum of 60 credit hours of university-level studies.

MUSC-4950 Topics in Music Research: (3.0 credit hours) Students will meet regularly with a music faculty member for an independent study, resulting in a major research paper. Prerequisites: 15 credit hours of music history.

MUSC-5800 Music Therapy Internship: (3.0 credit hours) Students will complete a 1000-hour Music Therapy Internship at a CAMT approved facility, with on-site clinical supervision by an accredited Music Therapist.  The internship must meet Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT) Internship guidelines, particularly the minimum requirement for 300 hours of direct client contact and 50 hours of supervision.  Prerequisite:  Completion of all other requirements of the Bachelor of Music Therapy.

Print This Page