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.
MUHL 186 Western Musical Traditions (3 credits)
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 2014
Instructors: Roe-Min Kok (Fall)
MUSP 140 Musicianship Training 1 (2 credits)
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 2014, Winter 2015
Instructors: Margaret Emily De Castro, Fredericka Petit-Homme, Pierrette Mather, Monica Asly, Adalyat Issiyeva (Fall) Monica Asly (Winter)
MUTH 150 Theory and Analysis 1 (3 credits)
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 2014
Instructors: Robert Hasegawa (Fall)
MUTH 151 Theory and Analysis 2 (3 credits)
Music Theory and Analysis : Sequences and modulation, chromatic vocabulary, analysis of simple theme types (sentence, period, hybrids) and fugal techniques.
Terms: Winter 2015
Instructors: Nicole Biamonte (Winter)
Required Courses (9 credits)
Prior to registering for each required course, students must either have completed the pre-requisite course or have successfully completed a diagnostic placement exam.
MUHL 286 Critical Thinking About Music (3 credits)
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 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015
Instructors: Lloyd Whitesell (Fall) Steven Huebner (Winter) Jane Hatter (Summer)
MUTH 250 Theory and Analysis 3 (3 credits)
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 2014, Summer 2015
Instructors: René Rusch (Fall) Jonathan Wild (Summer)
MUTH 251 Theory and Analysis 4 (3 credits)
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 2015, Summer 2015
Instructors: Jonathan Wild, René Rusch, Justin B Mariner (Winter) Nicole Biamonte (Summer)
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.