Department of Music Courses

Admission to Courses in Music for Non‑Music Students

Specific procedures must be followed by all non‑Music majors wishing to register in the Department of Music.
a) Not all courses are available to non‑Music students. Please consult the Department of Music for policy and accessibility of courses.
b) Students who wish to register for courses which have a theory prerequisite, given availability, must write the Theory placement test. This is done in the Department of Music at least two weeks prior to the registration appointment date.
c) Students who wish to sing or play in an ensemble must contact the Department of Music for information concerning audition and registration for Music Performance courses.

Electroacoustic Studies Courses

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in an Electroacoustic program is required.

Description: Based upon concepts articulated in Auditory Scene Analysis (ASA), this intensive fundamental ear‑training course is integrated with electroacoustics and music technology through composition. It offers a focused study of sound, acoustic and psychoacoustic, designed to develop the inner and outer ear. Direct practical application studies in sonic and musical dictation and creation fosters expanded and refined hearing.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 399 number may not take this course for credit.

Description: An introduction to the study and practice of the Acousmatic and Sound Art tradition through the use of the computer as a manipulation platform and creative environment for the exploration of sound. This course includes historical and aesthetic aspects of the art. Classic and contemporary electroacoustic techniques are explored as are applications of electroacoustics in popular music. Related topics in acoustics, psychoacoustics, hearing, and audio technology are covered in order to provide a background for effective work in the digital environment.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students in a major, minor, or specialization program in the Department of Music may not apply this course for credit in a 90‑credit degree program.

  • Students who have received credit for EAMT 203, or for this topic under an EAMT 398 or 399 number, may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in an Electroacoustic program is required.

Description: A seminar/workshop in electroacoustics introducing composition through analysis and directed studies involving recording, editing, processing of analog and digital signals, a full introduction to live and mixed electroacoustic composition, and modular analog synthesis, all in a multi‑channel environment.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students in the Specialization in Electroacoustic Creative Practices may not apply this course to their concentration.

  • Students are required to bear the cost of materials.

  • Students who have received credit for EAMT 205 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in an Electroacoustic program is required.

Description: An intensive course of music theory in practice, integrating electroacoustics and music technology through composition. Foundation music skills development takes place in a creative and technological environment using software sequencers (MIDI and audio), and music notation programs. Fundamental music training is provided through exercises and composition using instrument sampling software. References are drawn from contemporary and cross‑cultural practices.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Description: This course is an introduction to the study and creation of sound for artistic contexts. It includes historical and aesthetic aspects of sound utilizing current computer and studio‑based technologies. Basics of sound recording, editing, and processing are covered, as well as creative applications in installation and performance art, electronic arts, and screen‑based practices. Spoken word, music (electronically/digitally generated), everyday sound and mechanically produced sounds are explored. Related topics in acoustics, hearing, and the theoretical concepts central to sound art are also introduced, in order to provide a background for effective and informed work with sound in a student’s art practice.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students in the Electroacoustic Minor, Major, or Specialization programs may not apply this course for credit to their concentration.

  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 298 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in an Electroacoustic program is required.

Description: This introductory course provides an overview of analog and digital audio technology with attention to its innovations, history, and effect on the practice of sound recording and involves a classroom‑based study of issues related to sound recording.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students in the Specialization in Electroacoustic Recording Arts may not apply this course for credit to their concentration.

  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 298 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 251 .

Description: A continuation of EAST 251 .

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students in the Specialization in Electroacoustic Recording Arts may not apply this course for credit to their concentration.

  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 298 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A study of selected topics in electroacoustics.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A study of selected topics in electroacoustics.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 200 .

Description: This course is a continuation of EAST 200 based upon the principles of auditory scene analysis and critical listening. It extends the development of fundamental aural skills critical to students in electroacoustics. The course integrates electroacoustic analysis with music technology through detailed study of representative electroacoustic works. A number of digital studio techniques, such as envelopes, EQ, compression, reverb, and time stretching/pitch shifting, are also studied in this context.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 399 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 205 ; or students must be enrolled in the Specialization in Electroacoustic Creative Practices.

Description: A seminar/workshop in electroacoustics with continued work in fixed media, live, mixed and interdisciplinary composition, and sound design.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of materials.

  • Students who have received credit for EAMT 305 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 211 .

Description: A continuation of the foundation musical skills development of EAST 211 .

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 399 number may not take this course for credit.

Description: An intermediate‑level sound art theory and production course focusing on individual or collaborative sound projects for artistic contexts such as installation and performance art, electronic arts, and screen‑based practices. This course also addresses relevant reading and theoretical background.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students in the Electroacoustic Minor, Major, or Specialization programs may not apply this course for credit to their concentration.

  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 399 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 252 .

Description: An intensive seminar/workshop studying the techniques used to record and edit music in settings ranging from live concert performances to studio session recordings. Hands‑on experience and aural perception is developed during ensemble rehearsal and recording sessions. Emphasis is placed on production topics such as multi‑track recording, microphone placement systems, and audio processes. An understanding is developed of the language of music through basic music appreciation skills as they relate to recording and editing of music.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 351 .

Description: A continuation of EAST 351 .

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: EAST 305 .

Description: Topics vary from year to year, but may include such elements as sound design, glitch, noise, microsound, plunderphonics, collage, and game sound.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 398 or 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: EAST 305 .

Description: A detailed study of selected digital synthesis techniques.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: EAST 305 .

Description: The Concordia Laptop Orchestra specializes in networked and interdisciplinary creation and performance. It performs physically and telematically with ensembles and soloists worldwide.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAST 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: EAST 305 .

Description: A seminar workshop on composition for four or more channels. The topics may include fixed media presentations, sound projection techniques, and multi‑channel installation art. Topics vary from year to year.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 398 or 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A study of a selected area not available in other courses in electroacoustics.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A study of a selected area not available in other courses in electroacoustics.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 305 .

Description: A seminar/workshop with a focus on composition for advanced students in electroacoustics. Students are encouraged to include an interdisciplinary component in their final project.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of materials.

  • Students who have received credit for EAMT 406 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 406 .

Description: A continuation of EAST 406 .

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of materials.

  • Students who have received credit for EAMT 407 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 352 .

Description: A continuation of EAST 352 . Emphasis is on advanced independent projects.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for EAMT 451 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 451 .

Description: A continuation of EAST 451 .

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for EAMT 452 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 406 . Students must have completed 60 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling.

Description: An advanced, open seminar/workshop environment where students are encouraged to work on individual projects, and in a collaborative, cross‑disciplinary or multicultural fashion.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 461 .

Description: A continuation of EAST 461 .

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAMT 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 363 .

Description: A continuation of EAST 363 .

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an EAST 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: EAST 452 .

Description: An open workshop where students engage in intensive studies in applied recording arts. Students are expected to collaborate with other musicians from the Department of Music.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for EAST 460 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 465 . Students must have completed 60 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling.

Description: An open workshop where students engage in intensive studies in applied recording arts. Students are expected to collaborate with other musicians from the Department of Music.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for EAST 460 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 60 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A student‑designed course of study, approved by an advisor, that focuses on an area of electroacoustics.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 471 . Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in an Electroacoustic program is required. Students must have completed 60 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain credit for sound‑focused work completed for a recognized organization, or a sound‑focused project under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time faculty member.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: EAST 481 . Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain credit for sound‑focused work completed for a recognized organization, or a sound‑focused project under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time faculty member.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: An advanced study of a selected area not available in other courses in electroacoustics.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: An advanced study of a selected area not available in other courses in electroacoustics.

Component(s): Studio

Jazz History Courses

Description: A study of the historical developments and the personalities that contributed to the evolution of jazz styles.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for MHIS 314 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JHIS 314 or MHIS 314 .

Description: The study of the life and music of Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for MHIS 312 or MHIS 351 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JHIS 314 or MHIS 314 .

Description: A survey of the composers, lyricists, and performers of American popular song from 1900 to 1950 through the study of works by masters of the genre such as Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, and Arlen.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for MHIS 313 or MHIS 352 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JHIS 314 or MHIS 314 .

Description: A survey of big band jazz music from 1943 to the present, beginning with Duke Ellington’s epic composition “Black, Brown and Beige.”

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for MHIS 316 or MHIS 353 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JHIS 314 or MHIS 314 .

Description: The study of the life and music of Charles Mingus.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for MHIS 317 or MHIS 354 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This course provides an opportunity for the study of special topics in jazz history.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: Students undertake independent research in jazz history under the supervision of a full‑time faculty member.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This course provides an opportunity for the study of special topics in jazz history.

Component(s): Lecture

Jazz Performance Courses

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: JAZZ 200 . Written permission of the Department of Music is required upon successful audition.

Description: A performance course in which students participate in the Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course.

  • Students who have received credit for JPER 220 or 221 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: JAZZ 200 . Written permission of the Department of Music upon successful audition is required.

Description: A performance course in which students participate in the Eclectic Ensemble. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course.

  • Students who have received credit for JPER 220 or 221 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: JAZZ 200 . Written permission of the Department of Music upon successful audition is required.

Description: A performance course in which students participate in the Jazz Choir. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course.

  • Students who have received credit for JPER 220 or 221 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Specialization in Jazz Studies is required. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This course offers individual vocal or instrumental instruction in jazz performance.

Component(s): Studio; Private Studies

Notes:
  • Students are required to assume part of the cost of private lessons.
  • Students who have received credit for MPER 251 or MUSI 231 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JPER 251 . Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A continuation of JPER 251 .

Component(s): Studio; Private Studies

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for MPER 252 or MUSI 232 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A study of a selected area not available in other courses in jazz performance.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JPER 223 . Written permission of the Department of Music upon successful audition is required.

Description: A continuation of JPER 223 . Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course.

  • Students who have received credit for JPER 321 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JPER 224 . Written permission of the Department of Music upon successful audition is required.

Description: A continuation of JPER 224 . Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course.

  • Students who have received credit for JPER 321 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JPER 225 . Written permission of the Department of Music upon successful audition is required.

Description: A continuation of JPER 225 . Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course.

  • Students who have received credit for JPER 321 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 200 . The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: JAZZ 252 .

Description: A performance‑analysis course that examines the craft of jazz improvisation. A broad spectrum of jazz improvisational styles is examined. Participation in public performance is required.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for MPER 330 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 200 . The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: JAZZ 251 , MUSI 231, or MPER 251 (voice).

Description: A study of jazz vocal technique through performance of representative compositions and arrangements, and study of professional recordings demonstrating various jazz vocal styles. Special focus is on performance styles and building audience‑performer relationships. Students are expected to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JPER 252 . Students must be in second-year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in the Specialization in Jazz Studies. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A continuation of JPER 252 .

Component(s): Studio; Private Studies

Notes:
  • Students are required to assume part of the cost of private lessons.
  • Students who have received credit for MPER 351 , MPER 390 or MUSI 331 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JPER 351 . Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A continuation of JPER 351 .

Component(s): Studio; Private Studies

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for MPER 352 , MPER 390 or MUSI 332 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 200 or exemption. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A study of a selected area not available in other courses in jazz performance.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 200 or exemption. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A study of a selected area not available in other courses in jazz performance.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JPER 323 . Written permission of the Department of Music is required upon successful audition.

Description: A continuation of JPER 323 . Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course.

  • Students who have received credit for JPER 421 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JPER 324 . Written permission of the Department of Music upon successful audition is required.

Description: A continuation of JPER 324 . Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course.

  • Students who have received credit for JPER 421 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JPER 325 . Written permission of the Department of Music upon successful audition is required.

Description: A continuation of JPER 325 . Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course.

  • Students who have received credit for JPER 421 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JPER 330 .

Description: A continuation of JPER 330 .

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for MPER 430 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JPER 341 .

Description: A continuation of JPER 341 .

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a MPER 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JPER 352 . Students must be in third‑year standing with 33 or fewer credits remaining in the Specialization in Jazz Studies. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A continuation of JPER 352 .

Component(s): Studio; Private Studies

Notes:
  • Students are required to assume part of the cost of private lessons.
  • Students who have received credit for MPER 451 , MPER 490 or MUSI 431 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JPER 451 . Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A continuation of JPER 451 .

Component(s): Studio; Private Studies

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for MPER 452 , MPER 490 or MUSI 432 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in second-year standing with fewer than 66 credits remaining in their degree program or equivalent. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A student‑designed course of study, approved by an advisor, on an area of jazz performance practice. When appropriate, the study may include a performance.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JPER 471 . Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A student repeating JPER 471 registers for JPER 472 for credit.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 200 or exemption. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: An advanced study of a selected area not available in other courses in jazz performance.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 200 or exemption. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: An advanced study of a selected area not available in other courses in jazz performance.

Component(s): Studio

Jazz Studies Courses

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Specialization in Jazz Studies is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: An introduction to the syntax, style, aesthetics, and sociology of jazz. The complete spectrum of styles and artists serves as the basis of materials for the course. Listening, readings/discussion, aural transcription, performance analysis, repertoire development, instrumental or vocal performance and film study constitute the core work.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Specialization in Jazz Studies is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A course designed to develop the jazz musical ear at an intermediate level.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under INMS 209 (in jazz sections), 499, or MUSI 210 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 209 or equivalent.

Description: A continuation of the development of the jazz musical ear.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under INMS 210 or 310 (in jazz sections) may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Specialization in Jazz Studies is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: An introduction to the elements of jazz rhythmic and melodic construction.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under INMS 250, 251, 499 or MUSI 210 (in jazz sections) may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Specialization in Jazz Studies is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: An introduction to the basic and intermediate principles of jazz harmonic progressions and voice‑leading.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under JAZZ 301, INMS 250, 252, 499 or MUSI 210 (in jazz sections) may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A study of a selected area not available in other courses in jazz studies.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: JAZZ 251 and JAZZ 252 .

Description: The study of writing arrangements based upon compositions from the American popular song and jazz repertoires for small and medium‑size jazz ensembles.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for INMS 332 or JAZZ 302 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 303 .

Description: Building on JAZZ 303 , the study of writing arrangements for large ensembles including original compositions and jazz repertoire.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for INMS 431 or JAZZ 401 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 252 .

Description: A seminar/workshop in jazz composition. After an examination of components of composition from the jazz repertoire, students write original music based on the blues, American popular song forms, and such idioms as those in the style of bebop, bossa nova, ragtime, and modal jazz.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 210 or equivalent.

Description: A continuation of jazz aural perception development at an advanced level.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for INMS 310 or 311 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 252 .

Description: A continuation of the study of harmonic progressions and voice‑leading with reference to a variety of styles and time periods, studied through analysis and composition.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under INMS 352 (in jazz sections) may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 351 .

Description: An introduction to analytical techniques relating to form, motivic development, and texture, with reference to a variety of styles and time periods.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for INMS 351 (in jazz sections) may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 200 or exemption. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A seminar/workshop in an area of music which provides an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of jazz outside the scope of existing courses.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 200 or exemption. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A seminar/workshop in an area of music which provides an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of jazz outside the scope of existing courses.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 60 credits in the BFA Specialization in Jazz Studies prior to enrolling.

Description: Students design, implement and present advanced individual or collaborative projects in any area of jazz studies.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 305 .

Description: A continuation of JAZZ 305 .

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for CMUS 430 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in second-year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in their degree program. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description:

A student‑designed course of study, approved by an advisor, that focuses on an area of jazz studies.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 471 . Students must be in second-year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in their degree program. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A student‑designed course of study, approved by an advisor, that focuses on an area of jazz studies.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Specialization in Jazz Studies is required. Students must have completed 60 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain credit for work completed for a recognized jazz‑related organization, or a project under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time faculty member.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 481 . Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description:

This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain credit for work completed for a recognized jazz‑related organization, or a project under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time faculty member.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 200 or exemption. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: An advanced seminar/workshop in an area of music which provides an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of jazz outside the scope of existing courses.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JAZZ 200 or exemption. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: An advanced seminar/workshop in an area of music which provides an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of jazz outside the scope of existing courses.

Component(s): Studio

Music Courses

Description: An intensive introductory course in basic music theory materials, with integrated practice in aural training and keyboard skills.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students in a major, minor, or specialization program in the Department of Music (excluding students enrolled in an Electroacoustic program) may not take this course for credit.
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under INMS 499 or MUSI 200 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Major in Music, the Minor in Music, the Specialization in Music Performance, or the Specialization in Music Composition is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A course designed to develop the musical ear through early intermediate‑level sight‑singing, dictation, aural analysis, and keyboard skills.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under MUSI 210 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MUSI 211 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A continuation of the development of the musical ear through more complex intermediate‑level sight‑singing, dictation, aural analysis, and keyboard skills.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under INMS 210 or INMS 310 may not take this course for credit.

Description: A course in analytical listening for the student who has little or no musical background. The works studied represent the major styles and idioms of Western music.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students in a major, minor, or specialization program in the Department of Music may not take this course for credit towards their degree.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Major in Music, the Minor in Music, the Specialization in Music Performance, or the Specialization in Music Composition is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: Open to all students whose principal instrument is not piano. Registration priority is given to students enrolled in the BFA Major in Music or specialization programs in the Department of Music. A workshop/ laboratory that aims to develop and solidify fundamental and functional piano skills.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Major in Music or the Minor in Music is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: Open to all students whose principal instrument is not guitar. A workshop/laboratory that aims to develop and solidify fundamental and functional guitar skills.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Major in Music or the Minor in Music is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: Open to all students whose principal instrument is not voice. A workshop/laboratory that aims to develop and solidify fundamental and functional vocal skills.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Major in Music or the Minor in Music is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: An introduction to the basic and intermediate principles of harmonic progressions and voice‑leading within the tonal system, with reference to a variety of styles and genres, studied through analysis and composition.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under MUSI 210 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Major in Music or the Minor in Music is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: An introduction to the basic elements of melodic construction and contrapuntal technique, with reference to a variety of genres, studied through analysis and composition.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under MUSI 210 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: MUSI 211 and MUSI 251 .

Description: A course that allows students to explore and develop their skills through regular songwriting as well as critical analysis of existing songs.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in a Department of Music program. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A study of a selected area not available in other courses in music.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MUSI 212 .

Description: A continuation of aural perception development through sight‑singing, dictation, transcription, and aural analysis. The study of aural perception is done through a combination of classroom lectures and workshops.

Component(s): Studio

Description: This course introduces developing artists to the business and promotional tools necessary for launching and navigating a career in music.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a MUSI 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Description: An introduction to the practice and theory of contemporary sound‑based art, new music expressions, and the media arts. This course explores the diversity of creative approaches, from the early 20th century to the present and the students’ creative application of these approaches.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a MUSI 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: MUSI 211 , MUSI 251 and MUSI 252 .

Description: This course offers an introduction to analytical techniques relating to form, motivic development, and texture, with reference to a variety of styles and genres. It also aims to develop critical thinking through the introduction to contemporary analytical approaches that may include disciplines such as semiology or hermeneutics.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: MUSI 211 , MUSI 251 and MUSI 252 .

Description: This course is a continuation of the study of harmonic progressions and voice-leading within the expanded tonal system, with reference to a variety of styles and genres, studied through analysis and composition.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: MUSI 211 , MUSI 212 , MUSI 251 and MUSI 252 .

Description:

This course explores fugal and contrapuntal techniques found in contemporary music, pop and indie music, film, theatre and game music, and in music of diverse cultures. This course may include elements of performance and/or improvisation.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic or “Intermediate Counterpoint” under an INMS 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: MUSI 252 and MUSI 263 .

Description: This course is a continuation of MUSI 263 . It allows students to further explore the development of a personal approach to songwriting and to prepare and present a portfolio of their work.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: MUSI 211, MUSI 212, MUSI 251 and MUSI 252.

Description: This course covers the fundamental elements of writing for acoustic instruments and for the combination of acoustic instruments in various ensembles and in a variety of genres including classical, contemporary art music, pop, and indie.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic or “Orchestration” under an INMS 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: MUSI 211 , MUSI 212 , MUSI 251 and MUSI 252 .

Description: This course covers the fundamental elements of writing for electronic and amplified instruments and for the combination of these instruments in various ensembles and in a variety of pitch‑based genres including contemporary art music, pop and indie.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: MUSI 211 , MUSI 251 and MUSI 252 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This seminar/workshop introduces the essential concepts of musical composition, structure and form. Emphasis is placed on the study of compositional techniques from the classical and modern eras through the analysis of concert, film, video game and popular music, and the subsequent creation of small musical pieces.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for MUSI 261 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: MUSI 366 , MUSI 251 and MUSI 252 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This seminar/workshop explores more advanced concepts of musical composition, structure and form. Emphasis is placed on the study of compositional techniques from the classical and modern eras through the analysis of concert, film, video game and popular music, and the subsequent creation of small musical pieces.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for MUSI 262 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in a Department of Music program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A seminar/workshop in an area of music that provides an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of music outside the scope of existing courses.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A seminar/workshop in an area of music which provides an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of music outside the scope of existing courses.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 60 credits in the BFA Major in Music or BFA Specialization in Music Composition. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A seminar exploring various strategies, aesthetics, methodologies, and resources for creating and for realizing the final creative and/or research‑oriented project (the Capstone Project), followed by a workshop and final realization/presentation of the project. Students are encouraged to work in a collaborative, cross‑disciplinary, and/or multicultural fashion.

Component(s): Seminar; Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under MUSI 401 or a MUSI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: MUSI 311 or equivalent.

Description: A course in highly advanced, complex aural perception development through sight‑singing, dictation, transcription, study of contemporary scores, aural analysis, and creativity. Emphasis is on euro‑western classical music of the 20th and 21st centuries, with inclusion of music from diverse genres and cultures.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for INMS 312 or MUSI 312 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 30 credits prior to enrolling.

Description: A survey seminar based upon readings and practical applications of research in music, including psychology and neuroscience of music, historical/musicological approaches and research‑creation in music.

Component(s): Lecture; Seminar

Notes:
  • This course is open to non‑music students.

  • Students who have received credit for this topic or “Survey of Research in Music Perception and Cognition” under a MUSI 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: MUSI 367.

Description: This seminar/workshop focuses on advanced harmonic materials and sound objects available to the contemporary composer in order to organize pitch- based or non pitch-based musical compositions. Topics of study may include, but are not limited to: complex scales, modal and atonal harmony, polytonality and polyharmony, pitch-class sets, clusters, spectral music, noise, and microtonality. Emphasis is placed on the development of an individual style through musical creation of longer and more complex projects in the domains of concert, film, video game or popular music.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: MUSI 367 .

Description: This seminar/workshop focuses on advanced concepts of time, space and form available to the contemporary composer in order to organize pitch- or non- pitch-based musical compositions. Topics of study may include, but are not limited to: complex time signatures, polymeters, polyrhythms, hypermeters, unmetered music, linear and non-linear time, moment form and spatialization. Emphasis is placed on the development of an individual style through musical creation of longer and more complex projects in the domains of concert, film, video game or popular music.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: MUSI 367.

Description: This seminar/workshop focuses on advanced conceptual processes available to the contemporary composer in order to organize pitch- or non- pitch-based musical compositions in non-traditional and performative ways. Topics of study may include, but are not limited to: randomness, procedural and algorithmic composition, open works, improvisation, graphical scores, scenic performances, interactive music, virtual/augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Emphasis is placed on the development of an individual style through musical creation of longer and more complex projects in the domains of concert, film, video game or popular music.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: MUSI 367 .

Description: This seminar/workshop focuses on advanced techniques available to the contemporary composer in order to score pitch- or non-pitch-based music to accompany interactive or non-interactive media. Topics of study may include, but are not limited to: film music, video game music, scenic music, sound, art and multimedia installations. Emphasis is placed on the development of an individual style through musical creation of longer and more complex projects for media and their realization using modern software and technology.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A student‑designed course of study that focuses on an approved area(s) of music theory, analysis, aural perception, orchestration, and/or related disciplines, and involves consultation with an advisor.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.

  • Students who have received credit for INMS 471 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A student repeating MUSI 471 registers for MUSI 472 for credit.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.
  • Students who have received credit for INMS 472 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 60 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain credit for work completed for a recognized performance‑based musical organization, or a performance project under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time faculty member.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MUSI 481 . Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain credit for work completed for a recognized musical organization, or a project under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time faculty member.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This course affords an opportunity for extensive development of a project under the direction of a faculty member. Students submit a project proposal in accordance with the regulations for admission to the specialization.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • If the special project is within the realm of performance, the student is required to participate in public performances.

  • Students repeating MUSI 491 register for MUSI 492 for credit provided the subject matter is different.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MUSI 491 .

Description: A continuation of MUSI 491 .

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • If the special project is within the realm of performance, the student is required to participate in public performances.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: An advanced seminar/workshop in an area of music which provides an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of music outside the scope of existing courses.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: An advanced seminar/workshop in an area of music which provides an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of music outside the scope of existing courses.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Music History Courses

Description: A survey of musical styles in their social context to the end of the Classical period. While emphasis is on the mainstream of the Western tradition, attention is also given to folk and popular music, as well as to the music of diverse cultures.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • This course is open to non‑Music students only if space permits.

  • Students who have received credit for MHIS 200 or 201, or for this topic under a MHIS 498 number, may not take this course for credit.

Description: A survey of musical styles in their social context, taken from the end of the Classical period to the present day. While emphasis is on the mainstream of the Western tradition, attention is also given to folk, popular, and jazz styles, as well as to the music of diverse cultures.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • This course is open to non‑Music students only if space permits.

  • Students who have received credit for MHIS 200 or 202, or for this topic under a MHIS 498 number, may not take this course for credit.

Description: A study of the history, traditions, styles, and musical trends of rock and roll.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a MUSI 265 or MUSI 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Description: A lecture course focusing on the history and impact of sound from the loudspeaker.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in a program in the Department of Music is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A study of a selected area not available in other courses in music history.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: MHIS 203 and MHIS 204 .

Description: A study of music from the early‑20th century to the present. The roots of current trends in music are followed through their growth into the widely diverse styles of today.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: MHIS 203 and MHIS 204 , or equivalent.

Description: This course studies in depth the influence of the Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque periods (broadly known as “early music”) on 20th‑ and 21st‑century composers and creative practices in music. The course includes musicological inquiry and critical analysis, as well as speculative discussion of future trends.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for MHIS 301 or 302 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: MHIS 203 and MHIS 204 , or equivalent.

Description: This course studies in depth the influence of the middle to high Baroque, Rococo, Classical and Romantic periods (broadly known as “common practice”) on 20th‑ and 21st‑century composers and creative practices in music. The course includes historical, musicological, and critical analysis, as well as speculative discussion of future trends.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for MHIS 303 or 304 may not take this course for credit.

Description: A study of the historical developments and the personalities that contributed to the evolution of jazz styles.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for JHIS 314 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: MHIS 203 and MHIS 204 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department Music is required.

Description: A study of women’s contribution to music and the perception of women’s roles in music history. This course explores both the historic and current situation of women in music through discussion of women’s participation in musical life and the ways women are depicted in music. Topics are not limited to the Western art tradition only, but range widely through other cultures, raising issues such as ritual and lament, spirituality, power, and social class. Readings, listening, guests, and the student’s own experiences complement the lectures and discussions.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a MHIS 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: MHIS 203 and MHIS 204 .

Description: A survey and exploration of thought and writings on the meaning, intent, practice, and appreciation of music and its various manifestations in different cultures or eras, aiming to provide students with the tools and background to think deeply about the meaning and direction of musical language.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MHIS 314 or JHIS 314 .

Description: The study of the life and music of Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for JHIS 351 or MHIS 312 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MHIS 314 or JHIS 314 .

Description: A survey of the composers, lyricists, and performers of American popular song from 1900 to 1950 through the study of works by masters of the genre such as Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, and Arlen.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for JHIS 352 or MHIS 313 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JHIS 314 or MHIS 314 .

Description: A survey of big band jazz music from 1943 to the present, beginning with Duke Ellington’s epic composition “Black, Brown and Beige.”

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for JHIS 353 or MHIS 316 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: JHIS 314 or MHIS 314 .

Description: The study of the life and music of Charles Mingus

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for JHIS 354 or MHIS 317 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A study of a selected area not available in other courses in music history.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A student‑designed course of study that focuses on an approved area(s) of music history and/or related disciplines, and involves consultation with an advisor.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A student repeating MHIS 471 registers for MHIS 472 for credit.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 12 credits in Music prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A study of a selected period, area, or contribution. In a given year, the study may examine any significant aspect of Western, non‑Western, or other musics.

Component(s): Lecture

Music Performance Courses

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: Students enrolled in this course participate in a large orchestral ensemble. For evaluation, a supervising full‑time Music professor observes a minimum of two rehearsals and/or performances, and consults with the ensemble director. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Auditions are held during the first class and students who do not pass the audition are required to withdraw from the course prior to the DNE deadline.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Department of Music is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A performance course based on weekly rehearsals leading to a final concert, open to all instrumentalists and singers, and focusing upon contemporary chamber music or other current musical practices. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Auditions are held during the first class and students who do not pass the audition will be required to withdraw from the course prior to the DNE deadline.

  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a MPER 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Description: Students enrolled in this course participate in the University Choir. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course. Auditions are held during the first class and students who do not pass the audition will be required to withdraw from the course prior to the DNE deadline.

  • Students who have received credit for MPER 221 or 231 may not take this course for credit.

Description: Students enrolled in this course participate in the Chamber Choir. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course. Auditions are held during the first class and students who do not pass the audition are required to withdraw from the course prior to the DNE deadline.

  • Students who have received credit for MPER 221 or 231 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Major in Music or the Specialization in Music Performance or the Specialization in Music Composition is required. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This course offers individual vocal or instrumental instruction in an approved area of music coordinated with the student’s program.

Component(s): Studio; Private Studies

Notes:
  • Students are required to assume part of the cost of private lessons.
  • Students who have received credit for JPER 251 or MUSI 231 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 251 . Enrolment in the Major in Music or the Specialization in Music Performance or the Specialization in Music Composition is required. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A continuation of MPER 251 .

Component(s): Studio; Private Studies

Notes:
  • Students are required to assume part of the cost of private lessons.
  • Students who have received credit for JPER 252 or MUSI 232 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A study of a selected area not available in other courses in music performance.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 201 . Written permission of the Department of Music upon successful audition is required.

Description: A continuation of MPER 201 . Students enrolled in this course participate in a large orchestral ensemble. For evaluation, a supervising full‑time Music professor observes a minimum of two rehearsals and/or performances, and consults with the ensemble director. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this course as MPER 300 or MPER 498 or may not take this course for credit.

Description: A study, through performance, of selected works from a broad range of repertoires. The works studied are determined by class needs and the particular skills of each student. Participation in public performances is required.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Auditions are held during the first class and students who do not pass the audition are required to withdraw from the course prior to the DNE deadline.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 321 .

Description: A continuation of MPER 321. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 223 .

Description: A continuation of MPER 223. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Auditions are held during the first class and students who do not pass the audition will be required to withdraw from the course prior to the DNE deadline.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 233 .

Description: A continuation of MPER 233. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course.
  • Students who have received credit for this course as MPER 332, MPER 420 or MPER 498 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 234 .

Description: A continuation of MPER 234. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course.

  • Students who have received credit for this course as MPER 332, MPER 420 or MPER 498 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 252 . Students must be enrolled in secondyear standing with 66 or fewer credits in their degree program. Enrolment in the Major in Music or the Specialization in Music Performance or the Specialization in Music Composition is required. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A continuation of MPER 252 .

Component(s): Studio; Private Studies

Notes:
  • Students are required to assume part of the cost of private lessons.
  • Students who have received credit for JPER 351 , MPER 331 or MPER 390 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 351 . Enrolment in the Major in Music or the Specialization in Music Performance or the Specialization in Music Composition is required. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A continuation of MPER 351 .

Component(s): Studio; Private Studies

Notes:
  • Students are required to assume part of the cost of private lessons.
  • Students who have received credit for JPER 352 , MUSI 330 or MUSI 332 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must be in second-year standing with 66 or fewer credits remaining in their degree program. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A workshop on radical ways of expanding contemporary music and the connection with other disciplines (dance, theatre, film, architecture, biology, engineering, and more), through hands‑on experimentation, creation, and performance with interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity as one of the core values.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: MPER 251 and MPER 252 . Enrolment in the Specialization in Music Performance is required. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This course offers intensive vocal or instrumental instruction for students specializing in performance. A juried examination is required.

Component(s): Studio; Private Studies

Notes:
  • Students are required to assume part of the cost of private lessons.
  • Students who have received credit for JPER 351 , JPER 352 , MPER 351 , MPER 352 , or MUSI 331, 332 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A study of a selected area not available in other courses in music performance.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A study of a selected area not available in other courses in music performance.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 301 . Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A continuation of MPER 301 . Students enrolled in this course participate in a large orchestral ensemble. For evaluation, a supervising full‑time Music professor observes a minimum of two rehearsals and/or performances, and consults with the ensemble director. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 322 .

Description: A continuation of MPER 322. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 323 .

Description: A continuation of MPER 323. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Auditions are held during the first class and students who do not pass the audition will be required to withdraw from the course prior to the DNE deadline.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: MPER 333.

Description: A continuation of MPER 333. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course.
  • Students who have received credit for this course as MPER 420, MPER 432, or MPER 498 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 334.

Description: A continuation of MPER 334. Students are required to participate in public performances.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This is a full‑year course.

  • Students who have received credit for this course as MPER 420, MPER 432, or MPER 498 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 352. Students must have completed 60 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Enrolment in the Specialization in Music Composition is required. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A continuation of MPER 352.

Component(s): Studio; Private Studies

Notes:
  • Students are required to assume part of the cost of private lessons.
  • Students who have received credit for JPER 451, MPER 490 or MUSI 431 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 451. Enrolment in the Specialization in Music Composition is required. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A continuation of MPER 451.

Component(s): Studio; Private Studies

Notes:
  • Students are required to assume part of the cost of private lessons.

  • Students who have received credit for JPER 452, MUSI 430 or 432 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A student‑designed course of study that focuses on an approved area(s) of performance practice, performance theory/analysis, pedagogy, and/or related disciplines, and involves consultation with an advisor. When appropriate, the study may include a demonstration/performance.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A student repeating MPER 471 registers for MPER 472 for credit.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students may count a maximum of nine credits in independent studies towards their degree program.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Major in Music is required. Students must have completed 60 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain credit for work completed for a recognized performance‑based musical organization, or a project under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time faculty member.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 481. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain credit for work completed for a recognized performance‑based musical organization, or a project under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time faculty member.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MPER 351, MPER 352 or MPER 390. Enrolment in the Specialization in Music Performance is required. Students must be in third-year standing with 33 or fewer credits remaining in their degree program. Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A continuation of MPER 390. An approved public recital may be substituted for the juried examination.

Component(s): Studio; Private Studies

Notes:
  • Students are required to assume part of the cost of private lessons.
  • Students who have received credit for JPER 451, 452 or MPER 451, 452 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A seminar/workshop in performance. Selected problems in the development of performance skills. The areas covered are, whenever possible, determined by the specific interests of the students. Topics in any given year may include technique, practice, style, interpretation, accompaniment, ensemble, teaching children, the adult student.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Music is required.

Description: A seminar/workshop in performance. Selected problems in the development of performance skills. The areas covered are, whenever possible, determined by the specific interests of the students. Topics, in any given year, may include technique, practice, style, interpretation, accompaniment, ensemble, teaching children, the adult student.

Component(s): Studio

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