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Minor Concentration Music (18 credits)

Offered by: Music     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Please note this program is under review.

Students in the B.A. Freshman program who are considering a Music concentration should see the Freshman adviser in Arts OASIS in Dawson Hall. They should also see a Music adviser in order to ensure that they include any necessary prerequisite Music courses (based on the results of placement examinations) in their first-year selection. Questions regarding the requirements of the B.A. Minor Concentration and especially elective courses should be addressed to Arts OASIS.

Prerequisite Courses

Revision, February 2013. Start of revision.

Students who have not successfully completed the diagnostic placement exams for the required courses for this program will be asked to register for one or more of the courses below. These courses may not be counted toward the 18 credits of the program requirements.

  • MUHL 186 Western Musical Traditions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : A survey of Western music from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis on key musical concepts and genres in their historical context and aural recognition of style.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Steven Huebner (Fall)

    • 3 hours
  • MUSP 140 Musicianship Training 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Rhythm and metre basic subdivisions and conducting patterns; intervals, chords, and scale patterns; non-modulating tonal melodies with treble and bass clefs; harmonic progressions emphasizing two-part outer voice structures.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Pierrette Mather, Margaret Emily De Castro, Fredericka Petit-Homme, Monica Asly, Adalyat Issiyeva (Fall) Thomas Davidson (Winter)

    • 2 hours
    • Prerequisite: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent.
    • Corequisites: MUTH 150, MUSP 170
  • MUTH 150 Theory and Analysis 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Diatonic chords and harmonic progressions, focus on outer-voice framework, cadences, embellishments, building chordal fluency in common-practice tonality, applied chords.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Peter N Schubert, Thomas Davidson (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent.
    • Corequisites: MUSP 140 and MUSP 170
  • MUTH 151 Theory and Analysis 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Sequences and modulation, chromatic vocabulary, analysis of simple theme types (sentence, period, hybrids) and fugal techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Nicole Biamonte, Thomas Davidson (Winter)

    • Pre- or Co-requisites: MUTH 150, MUSP 140 and MUSP 170
    • Corequisites: MUSP 141 and MUSP 171
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Required Courses (9 credits)

Prior to registering for each required course, students must take a diagnostic placement exam. If the appropriate level is not achieved on the examination, students will be asked to register for one or both of the prerequisite courses.

  • MUHL 286 Critical Thinking About Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Examination of various periods and styles: e.g., central works from different traditions, the interaction of music and society, performance practice, and music's relation to other arts.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Lisa Barg (Fall) David Brackett (Winter) Lisa Barg (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MUHL 186 or MUJZ 187
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUTH 301
  • MUTH 250 Theory and Analysis 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Compositional resources of late 18th and early 19th century music. Analysis of forms common to the period c. 1770 - 1840, including Classical sonata forms in several media.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: René Rusch (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUTH 151
    • Corequisite: MUSP 240
  • MUTH 251 Theory and Analysis 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Expanded harmonic resources of the 19th century (e.g., advanced chromaticism including enharmonic reinterpretation and symmetrical division). Analysis of characteristic small and large forms. Writing and analytical skills with a goal toward perceiving how levels of musical structure interact.

    Terms: Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: René Rusch, Brian Cherney, Nicole Biamonte, Jonathan Wild (Winter) Nicole Biamonte (Summer)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUTH 250
    • Corequisite: MUSP 241

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

Students may select from courses in the Schulich School of Music except for courses with a MUAR subject code. Students must meet all prerequisite and/or corequisite requirements before registering.

Faculty of Arts—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)