Fall 2013 – Summer 2014
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.