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MUSC: Music

MUSC 100 (3) Principles of Musical Form
Fundamental materials and processes of music - rhythmic, melodic, textural and harmonic - and how they create small-scale structures in a variety of styles. Compositional and analytical applications.
MUSC 101 (3) Diatonic Harmony and Voice Leading
Harmonic and linear functions of diatonic chords; common progressions and sequences; introduction to tonal hierarchy and prolongation; simple modulation. Compositional and analytical exercises.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 100, MUSC 110.
MUSC 102 (2) Class Strings
Group instruction in music performance. Restricted to B.Mus. students.
MUSC 103 (3) Introduction to the Theory of Music
Concepts of rhythm, pitch, timbre, and texture. Notation and aural recognition of rhythmic and pitch patterns. Basic principles of melody and form. This course is not applicable to the B.Mus.
MUSC 104 (3) Introduction to Diatonic Harmony
Triads, key and elementary harmony in Western music. Elements of musical form. Aural training and exercises in composition, modeled on historical styles. Not for credit in the B.Mus.
Prerequisite: MUSC 103 or permission of the instructor.
MUSC 105 (1) Aural Skills I
Sight singing; melodic and harmonic dictation; rhythm production; error detection; tuning; perception of harmony, form, and tonality; improvisation in set idioms. Restricted to B.Mus. students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 106 (1) Aural Skills II
Continuation of MUSC 105. Restricted to B.Mus. students.
Prerequisite: One of (a) a score of 68% or higher in MUSC 105, or (b) pass the MUSC 105 Challenge Test. Students may register for MUSC 106 prior to meeting the pre-requisite but will be required to withdraw if the pre-requisite is not met by the first day of class.
MUSC 107 (3/6) d Composition I
An introduction to musical composition.
MUSC 108 (3) Introduction to Contemporary Art Music
Contemporary music repertoire, emphasizing music from the past fifty years. Required of undergraduate Composition majors; open to other Bachelor of Music students by permission of instructor. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 110 (4) Intensive Tonal Theory and Form I
Continuity and form in tonal music, with attention to the development of aural imagery and writing skills. Foundational concepts are first applied cross-historically, then restricted to styles in which functional harmony emerges as a governing feature. Limited to B.Mus. students with strong preparation (as determined by B.Mus. admissions procedures) and students in other programs with permission of the instructor.
MUSC 111 (4) Intensive Tonal Theory and Form II
Two- and three-voice writing based on a four-part foundation; use of motivic diminution and imitation; dissonant chords; prolonging harmonies within phrases; modulating phrases and sequences; chromatic techniques; small binary and ternary forms, and formal functions of component phrases.
Prerequisite: MUSC 110.
MUSC 112 (2) Class Brasses and Percussion
Group instruction in music performance. Restricted to B.Mus. students.
MUSC 119 (3) Introduction to Music Technology
Practical and theoretical training in technologies that support current artistic and academic practice, such as MIDI, podcasts/videocasts, websites, social media, and software for score notation, music education, and basic audio/video editing. [2-0-1]
MUSC 120 (3) History of Music I
An overview of Western music from antiquity through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, providing a framework for understanding musical styles and practices, and examining selected compositions in greater analytical and historical depth.
MUSC 121 (3) History of Music II
The development of Western music from circa 1600 to circa 1800.
Prerequisite: MUSC 120. Or permission of the instructor
MUSC 122 (2) Class Woodwinds
Group instruction in music performance. Restricted to B.Mus. students.
MUSC 128 (3) Musical Rhythm and Human Experience
A multidisciplinary survey of musical rhythm in selected world traditions and genres, connecting it to ideas of time, evolution, history, anthropology, philosophy, and contemporary globalised culture.
MUSC 131 (2) Class Voice
Group instruction in music performance. Required of all first-time secondary voice students. Restricted to B.Mus. students.
MUSC 135 (2) Opera Repertoire I
A musico-dramatic study and analysis of representative works in the international operatic theatre from 1600 to the present, through musical, literary and graphic sources. Each sequential year of study, the student is expected to show increased facility in musical and dramatic analysis as well as a greater understanding of the works under examination. Open to students outside the B.Mus. program by permission of the instructor.
MUSC 136 (2/4) d Piano Repertoire I
Performance and discussion of the repertoire for string-keyboard instruments essential to the performer and teacher. Special attention to matters of structure, style, and performance practices. Required of piano performance majors and open to piano concentrators, space permitting. First term prerequisite to second term.
MUSC 141 (2) Class Piano I
Required of all first-time secondary piano students.
MUSC 149 (2) Collaborative Piano I
Skills and performance practice with primary emphasis on voice/piano partnership principles and repertoire. Strong sight-reading skills essential. For Piano majors; open to others by audition.
MUSC 150 (2-16) d Large Instrumental Ensemble
Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, or Concert Winds. May be repeated for credit in accordance with program requirements for B.Mus. or B.A. in Music. Open to other students by audition, with credit, as stipulated by their faculties. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 151 (2-8) d University Chamber Orchestra
May be repeated for credit in accordance with program requirements for B.Mus. or B.A. in Music. Open to other students by audition, with credit, as stipulated by their faculties. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 153 (4-16) d University Singers
May be repeated for credit in accordance with program requirements for B.Mus. or B.A. in Music. Open to other students by audition, with credit, as stipulated by their faculties. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 154 (3-12) d University Choral Union
May be repeated for credit in accordance with program requirements for B.Mus. or B.A. in Music. Open to other students by audition, with credit, as stipulated by their faculties. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 156 (2-8) d Vocal Chamber Ensembles
May be repeated for credit in accordance with program requirements for B.Mus. or B.A. in Music. Open to other students by audition, with credit, as stipulated by their faculties. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 157 (2-8) d Early Music Ensemble
Performance of early Western instrumental and vocal ensemble music. May be repeated for credit in accordance with program requirements for B.Mus. or B.A. in Music. Open to other students by audition, with credit, as stipulated by their faculties. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 159 (2-8) d University Chamber Strings
May be repeated for credit in accordance with program requirements for B.Mus. or B.A. in Music. Open to other students by audition, with credit, as stipulated by their faculties. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 160 (2-8) d String Chamber Ensembles
May be repeated for credit in accordance with program requirements for B.Mus. or B.A. in Music. Open to other students by audition, with credit, as stipulated by their faculties. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 161 (2-6) d Piano Chamber Ensembles
May be repeated for credit in accordance with program requirements for B.Mus. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 162 (2-8) d Wind and Percussion Chamber Ensembles
May be repeated for credit in accordance with program requirements for B.Mus. or B.A. in Music. Open to other students by audition, with credit, as stipulated by their faculties. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 163 (2-8) d Contemporary Players
Performance of contemporary music. An ensemble of variable size, including both instrumentalists and singers, will be formed to present several concerts of 20th-century music during the academic year. May be repeated for credit in accordance with program requirements for B.Mus. or B.A. in Music. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 164 (2-8) d Jazz Ensemble
Performance techniques and repertoire. May be repeated for credit in accordance with program requirements for B.Mus. or B.A. in Music. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 165 (2-8) d World Music Ensembles
Training on traditional instruments and their techniques, with emphasis on ensemble performance. Different sections focus on the music of different cultures, e.g., Bali, China, Ghana, Korea. May be repeated for credit in accordance with program requirements for B.Mus. or B.A. in Music, or when permitted in other programs. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 167 (2) Introduction to Piano Chamber Music
A survey of repertoire and performance issues.
MUSC 169 (1-4) d Intensive Chamber Ensemble
Intensive coaching in chamber ensemble for advanced players. Performance of works prepared is expected.
Corequisite: Any small ensemble (MUSC 156-166) and permission of the instructor.
MUSC 170 (2) Lyric Diction
A study of the basic phonetics and accepted principles of lyric diction of the four languages most commonly used in concert and operatic repertoire: French, German, Italian, and English.
MUSC 171 (2) Music Performance (Secondary)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
MUSC 172 (4) Music Performance (Secondary)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
MUSC 181 (2) Music Performance (Concentration)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
MUSC 182 (4) Music Performance (Concentration)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
MUSC 183 (6) Music Performance (Concentration)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
MUSC 191 (2) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
MUSC 192 (4) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
MUSC 193 (6) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
MUSC 200 (3) Chromatic Harmony and Voice Leading
Harmonic and linear functions of common chromatic chords; mixture; chords and progressions of linear origin; tonal plans. Compositional and analytical exercises.
Prerequisite: MUSC 101.
MUSC 201 (3) Musical Forms
Study of various forms in tonal music and the rhythmic, melodic, textural, and harmonic processes that create them on small and large scales. Compositional and analytical exercises.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 111, MUSC 200.
MUSC 205 (1) Aural Skills III
Continuation of MUSC 106. Restricted to B.Mus. students.
Prerequisite: One of (a) a score of 68% or higher in MUSC 106, or (b) pass the MUSC 106 Challenge Test. Students may register for MUSC 205 prior to meeting the pre-requisite but will be required to withdraw if the pre-requisite is not met by the first day of class.
MUSC 206 (1) Aural Skills IV
Continuation of MUSC 205. Restricted to B.Mus. students.
Prerequisite: One of (a) a score of 68% or higher in MUSC 205, or (b) pass the MUSC 205 Challenge Test. Students may register for MUSC 206 prior to meeting the pre-requisite but will be required to withdraw if the pre-requisite is not met by the first day of class.
MUSC 207 (3/6) c Composition II
Continuation of MUSC 107.
Prerequisite: MUSC 107 and permission of Composition Division based on submission of scores.
MUSC 210 (4) Intensive Tonal Theory and Form III
Writing exercises involving chromaticism and modulation. Theme and inter-theme types in Classical and Romantic music. Techniques of variation and development. Model-based composition of small forms and analysis of larger forms. Cultivation of score-reading ability.
Prerequisite: MUSC 111. Or MUSC 200 with permission of the instructor.
MUSC 220 (3) History of Music III
The development of Western music from circa 1800 to circa 1900.
Prerequisite: MUSC 121 and one of MUSC 100, MUSC 110.
MUSC 221 (3) History of Music IV
The development of Western music from circa 1900; an introduction to jazz and popular music and to music of selected non-Western societies.
Prerequisite: MUSC 220 and one of MUSC 100, MUSC 110.
MUSC 235 (2) Opera Repertoire II
See MUSC 135.
MUSC 236 (2/4) d Piano Repertoire II
Continuation of MUSC 136.
MUSC 241 (2) Class Piano II
Continuation of MUSC 141.
MUSC 249 (2) Collaborative Piano II
Further development of skills and performance practice with primary emphasis on voice/piano partnership principles and repertoire. Strong sight-reading skills essential. For Piano majors; open to others by audition.
Prerequisite: MUSC 149.
MUSC 271 (2) Music Performance (Secondary)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 171-195.
MUSC 272 (4) Music Performance (Secondary)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 171-195.
MUSC 281 (2) Music Performance (Concentration)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 171-195.
MUSC 282 (4) Music Performance (Concentration)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 171-195.
MUSC 283 (6) Music Performance (Concentration)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 171-195
MUSC 291 (2) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 171-195
MUSC 292 (4) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 171-195
MUSC 293 (6) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 171-195
MUSC 300 (3) Compositional and Analytical Approaches to Post-Tonal Music
Concepts essential to understanding and performing art music, since 1900, in which functional triadic harmony is absent or subsidiary to other musical processes. Detailed consideration of works of major composers up to the present, through analysis, composition, and musicianship exercises.
Prerequisite: Either (a) MUSC 201 or (b) MUSC 210.
MUSC 301 (3) Compositional and Analytical Approaches to Music Today
Technical and stylistic perspectives on contemporary art music and popular and world music idioms. Exercises in composition and production. Training in related listening, sight-singing and score reading skills.
Prerequisite: MUSC 300.
MUSC 305 (2) Readings in Orchestral Repertoire
A laboratory course for orchestral performance majors. Emphasis on reading a large cross-section of standard orchestral repertoire with further emphasis given to music currently being programmed by local professional orchestras. The course is restricted to Orchestral Instruments majors, except by permission of the instructor.
MUSC 307 (3/6) c Composition III
Continuation of MUSC 207.
Prerequisite: MUSC 207 and permission of Composition Division based on submission of scores.
MUSC 309 (2) Instrumentation
The study of string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments; orchestral sections and scoring for various small ensembles. Activities include demonstrations of instruments, scoring projects, analysis and listening. For credit towards the B.Mus. and the B.A. in Music; not open to other students.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 111, MUSC 200 and completion of the second-year piano requirement.
MUSC 310 (2) Orchestration
The study of orchestration through the analysis of orchestral works, listening and scoring projects. Activities also include choral arranging and scoring for stage band and wind ensemble.
Prerequisite: MUSC 309.
MUSC 311 (2) Fundamentals of Conducting
Basic conducting techniques: patterns, cueing, dynamic shading, and physical presentation.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 111, MUSC 200 and completion of the second-year piano requirement.
MUSC 312 (2) Instrumental Conducting
The relation of conducting gestures to instrumental sound; development of practical skills in directing ensembles and reading scores, considering instruments' special characteristics.
Prerequisite: MUSC 311.
MUSC 313 (2) Choral Conducting
The relation of conducting gestures to choral sound; development of practical skills in directing ensembles and reading scores; attendant issues of vocal technique and pedagogy.
Prerequisite: MUSC 311.
MUSC 319 (3/6) d Introduction to Electroacoustic Music
Study of acoustics, audio technology, and electroacoustic composition. Composition of original works using facilities of the UBC Electroacoustic Music Studio.
Prerequisite: MUSC 119 and one of MUSC 100, MUSC 110. Permission of instructor is also required.
MUSC 320 (3) Computer Music
The study of computer applications to music, focusing on digital synthesis techniques and languages, methods of algorithmic composition, and the design of music editors.
Prerequisite: MUSC 319 or permission of instructor.
MUSC 321 (3/6) d Music Appreciation, Twentieth-Century
Designed for students with little or no musical background. Not for credit toward the B.Mus. or B.A. in Music.
MUSC 322 (3) Topics in Western Music
Study in one major genre of Western music (e.g., "The Symphony", "Women in Opera", "History of the Song Cycle"). No musical knowledge is required. Not for credit toward the B.Mus. or B.A. in Music.
MUSC 323 (3) History of Popular Music
Genres of popular music from 1950 to the present and their changing aesthetic, social, cultural, and historical dimensions. Prior experience with music notation and terminology is not required. This course is not acceptable for credit toward the B.Mus., or toward the B.A. major, honours, or minor in Music.
MUSC 324 (3-6) d The Guitar in History and Practice
Introduction to guitar performance and repertoire for non-majors. Lectures explore guitar repertoires from selected regions and eras. Not for credit toward the B.Mus. or the Major/Minor in Music (B.A., B.F.A., B.Sc.). Students are expected to provide their own guitars.
MUSC 326 (3/6) d Music Appreciation
An introductory course for which previous musical background is helpful, but not required. Contents include a discussion of musical concepts, evolution of forms, style, and media and detailed study of selected works from the concert repertoire. Popular forms of music (jazz, folk, rock, etc) not included. Not for credit towards the B.Mus. or B.A. in Music.
MUSC 328 (3/6) d World Music Cultures
Introduction to the principles of ethnomusicology and an examination of at least two contrasting musical traditions. May be repeated once for credit if different traditions are covered.
MUSC 330 (3) Music in Vancouver's Ethnic Communities
Examination of music within the ethnic context as found in the urban environment of Vancouver. The musics of several traditions (e.g., Chinese, Jewish, English folk) will be studied together with the social issues surrounding their preservation. For credit toward the B.Mus. and the B.A. in Music, but open to students not majoring in music.
MUSC 331 (2) Workshop in World Rhythm
Theory and practice of selected rhythmic systems of world music cultures, focusing on West African drumming, and including other systems such as Indian Tala and Peking opera percussion.
Prerequisite: MUSC 201.
MUSC 333 (2) Accompanying on the Harpsichord I
Basic techniques and styles of continuo playing. Open to keyboard players with no previous harpsichord experience.
MUSC 336 (4) Opera Theatre Techniques I
Performance techniques associated with the musical theatre of various historical periods. Basic dance. Most operatic excerpts will be in English.
MUSC 339 (3/6) d Opera Workshop I
Participation in performances by the School. Open also to students outside Music without credit, after audition.
MUSC 340 (3) Piano Pedagogy I: Theory and Studio Management
Basic principles of teaching piano. Business aspects of establishing and maintaining a music studio. For piano majors.
MUSC 345 (3) Aesthetics and Practice of Film Music
MUSC 349 (2) Keyboard Harmony and Transposition
Designed for the keyboard performance major and keyboard concentrator in General Studies.
MUSC 352 (3) History of Medieval Music
Sacred and secular music, vocal and instrumental.
Prerequisite: All of MUSC 120, MUSC 121.
MUSC 353 (3) History of Renaissance Music
Sacred and secular music, vocal and instrumental.
Prerequisite: MUSC 120.
MUSC 354 (3) Baroque Music
Prerequisite: MUSC 121.
MUSC 355 (3) Classical Music
Prerequisite: MUSC 121.
MUSC 356 (3) Romantic Music
Prerequisite: MUSC 220.
MUSC 357 (3) History of Music Since 1900
Prerequisite: MUSC 221.
MUSC 358 (3) History of Jazz
Jazz styles and their cultural contexts; the relationship of performers and audiences; issues of race and gender; non-Western influences.
Prerequisite: MUSC 221.
MUSC 363 (4) History and Repertoire of the Guitar and Related Instruments
A chronological survey, from the Renaissance to the present day, of music for the guitar and related instruments and of the development of the instruments themselves. Instruments considered include Renaissance and Baroque lutes, the vihuela, and early types of guitar as well as the modern six-string guitar. Musical forms and genres, national schools and the works of principal composers of every period are explored and attention is given to national systems, continuo realization, historical ornamentation and pedagogical systems.
Prerequisite: MUSC 221.
MUSC 364 (1/2) d Chamber Music Repertoire
Perspectives on the performance of selected chamber music. Specific works vary from year to year. May be repeated for credit.
MUSC 365 (2) Song Repertoire I
An exploration of the solo art song repertoire from 1600 to the Romantic period. Repertoire essential to the performer and teacher will be studied through live and recorded performance with special attention given to poetic content and musical style.
Prerequisite: MUSC 221.
MUSC 371 (2) Music Performance (Secondary)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 271-295.
MUSC 372 (4) Music Performance (Secondary)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 271-295.
MUSC 381 (2) Music Performance (Concentration)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 271-295.
MUSC 382 (4) Music Performance (Concentration)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 271-295.
MUSC 383 (6) Music Performance (Concentration)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 271-295.
MUSC 391 (2) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 271-295.
MUSC 392 (4) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 271-295.
MUSC 393 (6) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 271-295.
MUSC 394 (8) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 271-295.
MUSC 402 (2-6) d Special Projects
For fourth-year students who receive permission of the Director of the School of Music to do advanced studies in their major field.
MUSC 403 (3/6) d Selected Topics in Music
See School of Music schedule for description and prerequisites. Restricted to B. Mus. and B.A. in Music students.
MUSC 406 (2/4) d Conducting II
Advanced choral and orchestral conducting techniques and rehearsal practices.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 311, MUSC 312. Permission of the instructor is required.
MUSC 407 (3/6) c Composition IV
Continuation of MUSC 307.
MUSC 409 (3/6) d Jazz Theory and Arranging
Jazz scales, chord relationships, substitutions, orchestration, listening, and score analysis. Restricted to B.Mus. and B.A. in Music students.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 201, MUSC 210.
MUSC 410 (3) Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis
The key concepts of Schenker's theory of tonality. Applications to the analysis of short pieces in various tonal styles, emphasizing clear and correct graphing. Issues of interpretive scope.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 201, MUSC 210.
MUSC 411 (3) Analysis of Tonal Music
Analytical approaches that complement Schenkerian analysis, including motivic construction, harmonic rhythm and phrase rhythm, chromaticism and enharmonicism, features of musical form, aspects of structure and hierarchy at the small and large scale.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 201, MUSC 210.
MUSC 412 (3) Analytical Studies in the Development of Musical Modernism (1860 - 1940)
Analysis of late- and post-romantic works within a theoretical framework that bridges earlier to later works. Assignments in various formats, emphasizing analysis but possibly including composition.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 201, MUSC 210.
MUSC 413 (3) Contemporary Art Music: Theory and Analysis
A technical approach to the diverse concert-music repertoire since 1950, including orchestral, chamber, solo, and electro-acoustic genres. Applicable theories of pitch and rhythm, with reference to composers' own writings.
Prerequisite: MUSC 300.
MUSC 414 (3) Counterpoint
Analysis and comosition of pieces that rely on the control and development of imitative, polyphonic textures. Models to be taken from one or more European historical repertoires.
Prerequisite: MUSC 201.
MUSC 415 (3) Imagining Musical Performances
How performance and analysis engage the musical imagination, as complementary activities; how analytical observations can stimulate performance, and vice versa. Selected topics, with special emphasis on temporal factors.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 201, MUSC 210.
MUSC 417 (3/6) d Musical Scoring for Film
Addresses the practical aspects of composing music for film through assignments of written scores.
Prerequisite: MUSC 319. Permission of instructor is required.
MUSC 419 (3-6) d Interactive Performance Systems
Collaborative projects developing new connections between sound and gestures in live concert performance or responsive environments using multiple digital technologies. May be repeated once for credit.
Prerequisite: MUSC 320.
MUSC 420 (3) Music Technology Capstone Project
Supervised individual music technology project on an approved topic. Restricted to students in the Minor in Applied Music Technology
Prerequisite: MUSC 419. And permission of the Instructor.
MUSC 428 (3/6) d Topics in World Music
The history, theory, style, organology, and forms of the music of a particular culture in its aesthetic and cultural context. Students should consult the School as to which music culture will be covered in a particular year. May be repeated once for credit if different cultures are covered.
Prerequisite: MUSC 328 or instructor's permission.
MUSC 430 (3/6) d Major Composers
The musical works of no more than two significant composers will be examined. Specific topics will be announced; may be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: All of MUSC 120, MUSC 121, MUSC 220, MUSC 221.
MUSC 433 (2) Accompanying on the Harpsichord II
Continuation of MUSC 333 with emphasis on more advanced continuo and obbligato techniques.
Prerequisite: MUSC 333.
MUSC 436 (4) Opera Theatre Techniques II
Advanced studies in acting, movement, gesture, dance and stage combat. Emphasis on communication and the art of singing and acting recitative in foreign languages.
MUSC 439 (3/6) d Opera Workshop II
A continuation of MUSC 339.
MUSC 440 (3) Piano Pedagogy II: Applications
Teaching musical concepts and keyboard skills; observation of group and private lessons; supervised practicum.
Prerequisite: MUSC 340.
MUSC 441 (2) Vocal Techniques
A study of the scientific principles related to vocal performance: acoustical, physiological and psychological. Restricted to B.Mus. students.
MUSC 442 (4/8) d Song Interpretation
Survey of the literature for voice with keyboard accompaniment, with emphasis on performance problems. Open to piano and voice majors, and to others by permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit.
MUSC 443 (3/6) d Opera Coaching
Principles and practice, focusing on current Opera Workshop repertoire. Reproducing orchestrations on the piano; preparing scores; study of the voice and the rehearsal process; coaching languages; related conducting skills.
Prerequisite: MUSC 249.
MUSC 444 (3) Establishing a Career in Music
Best practices of the contemporary busines of music, focussing on understanding present market conditions, and on targeting specific opportunities through grant-writing, resumés, press kits, publicity, recordings, and marketing. Restricted to fourth-year B.Mus. students.
MUSC 449 (6) Graduating Essay
MUSC 450 (3/6) d Selected Topics in Vocal or Instrumental Genres
Intensive study of one genre of music (e.g., orchestral music 1760–1849; the Lied in Austria and Germany) through analysis and the consideration of cultural milieu and historical development. Specific topics will be announced. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 credits.
MUSC 454 (3) History of Opera I
The development of opera between 1600 and 1800.
Prerequisite: All of MUSC 121, MUSC 220.
MUSC 455 (3) History of Opera II
The development of opera between 1800 and the present.
Prerequisite: All of MUSC 220, MUSC 221.
MUSC 465 (2) Song Repertoire II
A sequel to MUSC 365, exploring the solo art song repertoire from the Romantic era to the present.
Prerequisite: MUSC 221.
MUSC 468 (2) Chamber Music Master Class
Enrolment by audition only.
MUSC 469 (3/6) d Interdisciplinary Projects
Group projects and workshops with students majoring in other creative arts.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Equivalency: THTR 469, VISA 469, CRWR 440.
MUSC 471 (2) Music Performance (Secondary)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 371-395.
MUSC 472 (4) Music Performance (Secondary)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 371-395.
MUSC 481 (2) Music Performance (Concentration)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 371-395.
MUSC 482 (4) Music Performance (Concentration)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 371-395
MUSC 483 (6) Music Performance (Concentration)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 371-395.
MUSC 491 (2) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 371-395.
MUSC 492 (4) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 371-395.
MUSC 493 (6) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 371-395.
MUSC 494 (8) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 371-395.
MUSC 500 (3/6) d Advanced Musical Analysis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: One of MUSC 410, MUSC 411, MUSC 412, MUSC 413.
MUSC 501 (3) Readings in Schenkerian Theory
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: MUSC 410.
MUSC 502 (3) The Structure and Function of Music Theories
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: One of MUSC 410, MUSC 411, MUSC 412 or permission of the instructor.
MUSC 503 (3/6) d Topics in the History of Music Theory
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 504 (3/6) d Theories of Non-Tonal Pitch Relationships
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 506 (2-6) d Readings in Orchestral Repertoire
Standard repertoire for orchestral instrumentalists. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 507 (3/6) c Composition
The composition of original music for conventional instruments and/or electronic media. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 508 (3/6) c Composition
A continuation of MUSC 507. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: MUSC 507.
MUSC 509 (3/6) c Advanced Orchestration and Arranging
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 511 (3) Topics in Musical Aesthetics
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 512 (3/6) c Directed Individual Studies
Approval by the Director, School of Music, is required. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 520 (3/6) d Introduction to Music Research
Principal resources of the research library. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 521 (3/6) d Seminar in Performance Practices
Studies in the theoretical and practical problems of musical interpretation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 522 (3/6) d Seminar in Notation of Polyphonic Music
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 523 (3/6) d Seminar in Medieval Music
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 524 (3/6) d Seminar in Renaissance Music
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 525 (3/6) d Seminar in Baroque Music
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 526 (3/6) d Seminar in Classical Period Music
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 527 (3/6) d Seminar in Nineteenth-Century Music
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 528 (3/6) d Seminar in Music Since 1900
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 529 (3) Introduction to Ethnomusicology
Preliminary studies in the discipline of ethnomusicology, with an emphasis on history and orientations. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 530 (3) Topics in Ethnomusicology
Topics involving methodology and fieldwork in non-Western traditions. Topics will vary and students should consult the School as to areas of focus in any given term. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 531 (3/6) d Seminar in Ethnomusicology
Research studies in selected areas or regions of world music cultures. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: MUSC 529.
MUSC 532 (3/6) d Advanced Studies in Music History and Musicology
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 533 (3/6) d Advanced Studies in Music Theory
Advanced seminar in music theory. May be repeated for credit if different topics are covered. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 535 (4) Art Song: Interpretation, Collaboration, and Performance
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 537 (3/6) d Seminar in the Literature of Opera
Special topics related to the bibliography, history, repertoire and pedagogy of operatic music. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of MUSC 221, MUSC 301, MUSC 454, MUSC 455, MUSC 520.
Corequisite: MUSC 520.
MUSC 538 (3/6) d Staging and Directing Opera
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor is required.
MUSC 539 (6-12) d Opera Production
Stylistic and technical studies and participation in the production of opera performances. May be repeated for credit, in accordance with program requirements. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: MUSC 439.
MUSC 544 (4-8) d Seminar in Conducting and Repertoire I
Advanced study of conducting techniques and of representative major compositions and literature (earlier historical periods). Emphasis on knowledge and conducting skills that can communicate a thorough understanding of genre, idiom, form, texture, and style, in rehearsal and performance. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Restricted to M.Mus. Conducting (Choral, Orchestral, Wind) or permission of the instructor.
MUSC 545 (4-8) d Seminar in Conducting and Repertoire II
Advanced study of conducting techniques and of representative major compositions and literature (later historical periods). Emphasis on knowledge and conducting skills that can communicate a thorough understanding of genre, idiom, form, texture, and style, in rehearsal and performance.
Prerequisite: Restricted to M.Mus. Conducting (Choral, Orchestral, Wind) or permission of the instructor.
MUSC 547 (3/6) d Seminar in the Literature of Song
Special topics related to the bibliography, history, repertoire and pedagogy of song. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of MUSC 221, MUSC 301, MUSC 365, MUSC 465, MUSC 520.
Corequisite: MUSC 520.
MUSC 549 (6/12) c Master's Thesis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 550 (4-12) d Large Instrumental Ensemble
Symphony Orchestra or Wind Ensemble. Open only to graduate students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 551 (2) University Chamber Orchestra
Open only to graduate students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 553 (4-12) d University Singers
Open only to graduate students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 554 (3-9) d University Choral Union
Open only to graduate students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 555 (4) University Chamber Singers
Open only to graduate students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 556 (2-6) d Vocal Chamber Ensemble
Open only to graduate students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 557 (2-6) d Early Music Ensemble
Open only to graduate students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 559 (2-6) d University Chamber Strings
Open only to graduate students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 560 (2-6) d String Chamber Ensembles
Open only to graduate students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 561 (2-6) d Piano Chamber Ensembles
Open only to graduate students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 562 (2-6) d Wind and Percussion Chamber Ensembles
Open only to graduate students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 563 (2-6) d Contemporary Players
Open only to graduate students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 564 (2-6) d Jazz Ensemble
Open only to graduate students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 565 (2-8) d World Music Ensembles
Training on traditional instruments and their techniques, with emphasis on ensemble performance. Different sections focus on the music of different cultures, e.g., Bali, China, Ghana, Korea. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 566 (1) Intensive Chamber Ensemble
Intensive coaching. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 569 (1-3) d Intensive Specialized Chamber Ensemble
Intensive coaching. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 571 (2) Music Performance (Secondary)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 572 (4) Music Performance (Secondary)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 573 (6) Music Performance (Secondary)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 591 (2) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 592 (4) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 593 (6-12) d Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. May be repeated for credit, in accordance with program requirements. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 594 (8) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 595 (10) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 600 (3) Seminar in Analytical Techniques
Not open to Master's students or to Ph.D. students in Music Theory. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of MUSC 500, MUSC 410, MUSC 411, MUSC 412, MUSC 413.
MUSC 606 (2) Readings in Orchestral Repertoire
Continuation of MUSC 506. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 607 (3/6) c Composition
Further study for doctoral candidates in Composition. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 609 (3/6) c Advanced Orchestration and Arranging
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: MUSC 509.
MUSC 649 (0) Ph.D. Dissertation or D.M.A. Thesis
MUSC 671 (2) Music Performance (Secondary)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 672 (4) Music Performance (Secondary)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 673 (6) Music Performance (Secondary)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 691 (2) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 692 (4) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 693 (6) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 694 (8) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MUSC 695 (10) Music Performance (Major)
Private instruction, vocal or instrumental. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

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