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Music

The study and performance of music has been a special feature of Mount Allison University since the first Certificate in Music was granted in 1874. The Department's excellent facilities and versatile faculty enable Mount Allison to provide a thoroughly professional experience within a small, residential, liberal arts university.

The Department of Music offers a wide range of degree programs and individual elective courses designed to develop well-rounded musicians and to provide students with a solid foundation in the liberal arts. A wide variety of courses are offered in the areas of composition and music technology, conducting, music education, music scholarship (music history, music theory), and performance. In all these programs, a core curriculum centered mainly on Western art ("classical") music in staff notation is supplemented by electives on a broad range of traditions including world music, popular music, and jazz. The various curricula were designed to align with the guidelines adopted by the Canadian University Music Society and have been updated in recognition of the need for greater flexibility, accessibility, and inclusion in postsecondary music studies in the twenty-first century. The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) degree includes the study of applied music (performance) among its core requirements and enables specialization in a wide range of sub-disciplines. For information concerning the B.Mus. degree and its requirements, see Section 11.6 (Bachelor of Music) of this Academic Calendar.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Music is designed for students who wish to study Music alongside a broader range of Arts and Science courses than the B.Mus. program allows. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Honours in Music allows for greater depth and specialization than the Major, with a particular focus on music scholarship and research. The Minor in Music is available to students in any program at Mount Allison.

The Department of Music also offers a Joint B.A. Major in Computer Science and Music, as well as a Certificate in Music Education, designed to prepare students for admission to post-degree studies in Education. Further details can be found in Section 12 (Certificate Programs) of this Academic Calendar.

The Department of Music also offers courses and ensembles as electives for students in all degree programs across the university. Subject to auditions, all students may participate in the Music Department's ensembles that are valued at one credit per year of participation.

Note:  For information concerning the Bachelor of Music Degree Requirements, see Section 11.6 - Bachelor of Music.

Disciplinary B.A. Programs

Students planning a Music degree should note that the course requirements can take at least three academic years to fulfill. It is strongly recommended that students consult with the Music Program Advisor and declare this major before the end of their first year.

MINOR in Music is 24 credits earned as follows:

12from 1101, 1201, 1221, 1703
6from Music at the 1/2000 level, excluding ensembles
6from Music at the 3/4000 level

MAJOR in Music is 60 credits earned as follows:

12from MUSC 1101, 1201, 1221, 1703
9from MUSC 1111, 1211, 2101, 2111, 2121, 2201, 2211
3from MUSC 1619-4619, 1629-4629, 1639-4639, 1649-4649, 1659-4659, 1669-4669, 1689-4689, 1699-4699 (Ensembles)
6from Music at the 2/3/4000 level
12from Music at the 3/4000 level
18

from complementary courses from other disciplines in Arts and Letters and Humanities, of which at least 6 must be at the 3/4000 level

Note: Ensemble credits must be completed over at least two years

HONOURS in Music (Course Option) is 66 credits earned as follows:

42credits as in the first five lines of the Major
9credits from MUSC 1111, 1211, 2101, 2111, 2121, 2201, 2211 if not already counted in the Major; otherwise from Music at the 2/3/4000 level
15 credits from Music at the 3/4000 level

HONOURS in Music (Thesis Option) is 66 credits earned as follows:

42credits as in the first five lines of the Major
9credits from MUSC 1111, 1211, 2101, 2111, 2121, 2201, 2211 if not already counted in the Major; otherwise from Music at the 2/3/4000 level
9credits from Music at the 3/4000 level
6from MUSC 4990

MUSIC COURSES

Note:  The listing of a course in the Calendar is not a guarantee that the course is offered every year.

Note:  Students must obtain a grade of at least C- in all courses used to fulfill prerequisite requirements. Otherwise, written permission of the appropriate Department Head or Program Co-ordinator must be obtained.

Fundamentals of Music

This course is an introduction to fundamental concepts of music theory, including notation and technical terminology, as well as to listening, singing, and keyboard skills. [Note 1: This course is not available for credit for the Bachelor of Music program. Credit will not be given for this course if credit has already been granted for MUSC 1011, 1101, or 1111.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of MUSC 1001 previously offered with a different title)

Introduction to Music Theory

Prereq: MUSC 1001; or Entrance Assessment
This course is an intensive review of the fundamentals of Western music in staff notation (rhythm and meter, scales and keys, intervals and chord qualities), coupled with an introduction to the field of music theory as a modern academic discipline. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Four-Part Writing

Prereq: MUSC 1101
This course explores methods of four-part composition from eighteenth-century Europe. Topics include chorale harmonization, figured bass realization in keyboard style, and model composition in various textures. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Introduction to Western Art Music History

This course introduces students to the history and literature of music in the Western World and provides an overview of the various styles, eras, and genres of Western Art Music. It considers and compares changing concepts, styles, forms, and media. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: MUSC 2001; Any version of MUSC 1201 previously offered with a different title)

History of European Art Music to 1750

Prereq: MUSC 1101; MUSC 1201; MUSC 1221; or permission of the Department
This course surveys European Art Music history and literature from its beginnings to 1750, considering its written, oral, and improvisatory practices. It examines the social, cultural, and historical contexts of the works studied. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of MUSC 1211 previously offered with a different title).

Introduction to Music, Culture, and Context

This course considers music's role in society and culture broadly through the comparison and consideration of musics from different locations and cultural contexts, including works of jazz, popular, Indigenous (resurgence), traditional, world, and art musics. The course aims to develop students' core research and critical thinking skills. It explores the theoretical frameworks of gender studies and decolonization, and their implications for music studies. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Applied Music I

This applied course involves individual weekly instruction in vocal and instrumental music and facilitates technical command, interpretive insight, and understanding of pedagogical procedures. It stresses the development of the ability to perform with competence and musical understanding while providing a comprehensive background of music of various periods, styles, and composers. [Note 1: This course is only open to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music program.] (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour)

Applied Music II

Prereq: MUSC 1501
This applied course continues the weekly instruction started in MUSC 1501, culminating in a juried performance at the end of the term. (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour).

Diction for Singers

This course introduces the symbols and sounds of the International Phonetic Alphabet and its application to the English, French, German, and Italian languages. It explores differences between spoken and sung language and investigates and practices physical processes required to produce the various sounds. [Note 1: This course is only open to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music program, or by permission of the Department. Note 2: All voice students must complete MUSC 1521 in the course of their degree. It is recommended that this course be completed within the first two years of study.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Collaborative Keyboard I

This course provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary for artistic accompaniment. It examines different styles of music, including Art Song, Lieder, and Oratorio, as well as accompaniments for instrumental works and orchestral reductions. [Note 1: This course is only open to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music program, or by permission of the Department. Note 2 All piano and organ students must complete MUSC 1601 in the course of their degree. It is recommended that this course be completed within the first two years of study.] (Format: Integrated Lecture and Laboratory 3 Hours) (Exclusion: MUSC 2603 Collaborative Keyboard I)

Aural Skills and Musicianship I

Coreq: MUSC 1101; or permission of the Department
This course studies the practical aspects of music theory. It includes practice in aural musicianship skills, including sight-singing, interval recognition, dictation, improvisation, and keyboard skills. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Laboratory 1.5 Hours)

Introduction to Applied Music I

This applied course provides individual weekly instruction in vocal or instrumental music, emphasizing technical proficiency and the development of interpretive insight. This course stresses the development of the ability to perform with competence and musical understanding. [Note: MUSC 1801 is open to students from other degree programs by permission of the Department, dependent on available space and completion of a successful audition. All other applied music courses are only open to students in the B.Mus. program.] (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour) (Exclusion: MUSC 1803)

Introduction to Applied Music I

This applied course provides individual weekly instruction in vocal or instrumental music, emphasizing technical proficiency and the development of interpretive insight. This course stresses the development of the ability to perform with competence and musical understanding. (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour) [Note: MUSC 1801 is open to students from other degree programs by permission of the Department, dependent on available space and completion of a successful audition. All other applied music courses are only open to students in the B.Mus. program.] (Exclusion: MUSC 1801)

Introduction to Applied Music II

Prereq: MUSC 1801; or permission of the Department
This applied course continues the weekly instruction started in MUSC 1801, culminating in a juried performance at the end of the term. (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour) (Exclusion: MUSC 1813)

Introduction to Applied Music II

Prereq: MUSC 1801; or permission of the Department
This applied course continues the weekly instruction started in MUSC 1801, culminating in a juried performance at the end of the term. (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour) (Exclusion: MUSC 1811)

Special Topic in Music

This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for MUSC 1991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable)

World Music

This course introduces different musical traditions from around the world and examines the innovative and eclectic mix that makes up world music today. It discusses elements of musical language such as melody, rhythm, harmony, counterpoint, and musical form and considers the variety of musical instruments used around the world as well as a number of outstanding individual musicians of various styles, old and new. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Classical Harmony

Prereq: MUSC 1111; or permission of the Department
This course explores modern techniques of harmonic analysis for Western art music composed in the Classical era (ca. 1750-1820), and for passages from later art music and popular music that follow Classical-era conventions. Topics include harmonic functions, prolongation, cadential and sequential progressions, chromaticism, and modulation techniques. Elements of analytical notation and argumentation are emphasized. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Rhythm and Form

Prereq: MUSC 2101; or permission of the Department
This course explores techniques of rhythmic and formal analysis for Western art music from the Classical era (ca. 1750-1820), and for later music that follows Classical-era conventions. Relationships between rhythmic and formal processes on various timescales are emphasized. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Post-Tonal Analysis

Prereq: MUSC 2101; or permission of the Department
This course explores strategies for understanding pitch organization, rhythm, and form in art music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, particularly music in which functional tonality is absent or subsidiary to other unifying processes. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Composition and Music Technology I

Prereq: MUSC 1101; or permission of the Department
This course focuses on the small forms using traditional concepts, techniques, and idioms in a variety of styles and instrumentation. It places emphasis on developing an awareness of the factors that come into play in musical composition as well as on recognizing and being able to produce strong musical material. It includes instruction in notation software and digital audio. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of MUSC 2141 previously offered with a different title)

Composition and Music Technology II

Prereq: MUSC 2141; or permission of the Department
This course is a continuation of Music 2141. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: Any version of MUSC 2151 previously offered with a different title)

Sound Recording Techniques

Prereq: Registration in the B.Mus. or B.A. Major or Minor in Music, or B.Sc. or B.A. Major in Computer Science, or Joint Major in Computer Science and Music; or permission of the Department.
This course introduces students to the science and art of sound recording. Topics include acoustics, microphones and their usage, signal flow, mixing, and basic audio editing. Students will work with both hardware and software to record audio performances in a range of diverse contexts. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Lab 3 Hours)

History of European Art Music 1750-1900

Prereq: MUSC 1101; MUSC 1201; MUSC 1221; or permission of the Department
This course surveys European Art Music history and literature from 1750 to 1900. It examines the social, cultural, and historical contexts of the works studied. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of MUSC 2201 previously offered with a different title).

History of Art Music Since 1900

Prereq: MUSC 1101; MUSC 1201; MUSC 1221; or permission of the Depart
This course surveys Western Art Music history and literature from 1900 to the present. It examines the social, cultural, and historical contexts of the works studied. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: Any version of MUSC 2211 previously offered with a different title)

Music, School, and Society

Prereq: MUSC 1221; or permission of the Department
This course introduces students to foundational principles and current issues in music education. Students will study philosophies of music education and a range of learning theories that guide contemporary music-teaching practice. This course also critically examines current issues in the music classroom, including topics of diversity and inclusion, from both an academic and a practical perspective. It explores the practice of teaching and learning music through social, cultural, historical, and political lenses. (Format: Lecture 3 hours) (Exclusions: MUSC 3991 Music, School, and Society)

Applied Music III

Prereq: MUSC 1511; or permission of the Department
This applied course involves individual weekly instruction in vocal and instrumental music and facilitates technical command, interpretive insight, and understanding of pedagogical procedures. It stresses the development of the ability to perform with competence and musical understanding while providing a comprehensive background of music of various periods, styles, and composers. (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour)

Applied Music IV

Prereq: MUSC 2501
This applied course continues the weekly instruction started in MUSC 2501 culminating in a juried performance at the end of the term. (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour)

Collaborative Keyboard II

Prereq: MUSC 1601
This course provides practical experience in collaborating with vocalists and instrumentalists, building on the skills learned in MUSC 1601. (Format: Private Instruction 0.5 hours) (Exclusion: MUSC 3603 Collaborative Keyboard II)

Chamber Music I

Prereq: Take MUSC-2613W
This course provides practical experience in the art of chamber music performance. [Note 1: The Department assigns instructors and approved repertoire (30 minutes minimum) in the term prior to the course being taught.] (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour)

Aural Skills and Musicianship II

Prereq: MUSC 1703; or permission of the Department
This course continues work on aural skills and musicianship begun in MUSC 1703. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Laboratory 1.5 Hours)

Special Topic in Music

This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for MUSC 2991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable)

Introduction to Music in Canada

Prereq: Second-year standing; or permission of the Department
This course surveys the historical and social contexts of music in Canada, including Canadian art music, Indigenous musics of Turtle Island, as well as vernacular, popular and other musics within Canada. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Orchestration

Prereq: Third-year standing; MUSC 2101; or permission of the Departm
This course focuses on use of the instruments of the standard symphony orchestra through study of the orchestral literature and the relationship between medium and style. In it students prepare scores and parts for solo and combinations of instruments. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: Any version of MUSC 3121 previously offered with a different title; MUSC 3131)

Composition & Music Technology III

Prereq: MUSC 2151; or permission of the Department
This course is a continuation of MUSC 2151 with work in both small and large forms, using concepts, techniques, and idioms of twentieth century art music. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: Any version of MUSC 3141 previously offered with a different title)

Composition and Music Technology IV

Prereq: MUSC 3141; or permission of the Department
This course is a continuation of MUSC 3141. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: Any version of MUSC 3151 previously offered with a different title)

Arranging

Prereq: Third-year standing; MUSC 2101; or permission of the Department
This course focuses on arranging extant or original music material for specific instruments and instrumental families, including voice. It includes considerations of style, instrumentation and notation, and final progression from arrangement through score and parts preparation to performance. (Format: Lecture 3 Hour)(Exclusion: Any version of MUSC 3161 previously offered with a different title; MUSC 3171 Intro to Arranging II)

Introduction to Electronic Music Creation

Prereq: Registration in the B.Mus. or B.A. Major or Minor in Music, or B.Sc. or B.A. Major in Computer Science, or Joint Major in Computer Science and Music; or permission of the Department.
This course introduces students to foundational concepts and techniques used in the creation of electronic music. It will examine the development and evolution of electronic sound as well as a range of historical and contemporary approaches to and applications of electronic music. Students will explore sound synthesis, sampling, and other forms of audio processing, and will gain familiarity with digital audio workstation software. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Lab 3 Hours)

Opera History

Prereq: 3 credits from MUSC 1201, 1221, DRAM/ENGL 1701; or permission of the Department
This course is intended to provide the student with an overview of the history of opera from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Representative works of the major opera composers are studied throughout the term. The emphasis of the course is on studying operatic forms, styles, and the musico-dramatic associations between music, libretto and onstage action. It also considers the struggle for dominance between text and music. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: MUSC 3211 History of Opera)

Keyboard Literature

Prereq: MUSC 2211; or permission of the Department
This course surveys the standard literature for keyboard instruments, specifically for harpsichord and piano, from the Baroque period to the present day. [Note 1: This course is strongly recommended for all piano students.](Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: MUSC 3211 Keyboard Literature)

Music and Difference

Prereq: MUSC 1201; MUSC 1221; or permission of the Department
The course focuses on music from a variety of styles, ethnicities, and historical eras (both "art" and "popular" music) in order to explore ways in which difference has shaped musical life, experience, and composition. Although it addresses how ageism, racism, classism and disability studies relate to music, the course emphasizes feminist perspectives on music and more specifically gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities and issues within music and music-making. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Women and Music

Prereq: MUSC 1201; 1221; or permission of the Department
This course explores the many roles women have played in music and music-making, as performers, composers, conductors, teachers, critics, patrons or subjects of musical composition. The main focus of the course is a detailed look at music and culture in diverse periods of history and from various styles, traditions, and ethnicities. It also looks at the role of feminist criticism and gender studies in challenging our perceptions and assumptions about music. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: MUSC 3211 Women in Music; MUSC 2221)

Modern Musical Theatre

Prereq: 3 credits from MUSC 1201, MUSC 1221, DRAM/ENGL 1701; or permission of the Department
This course surveys selected important works in the American and British Musical theatre traditions from precursors in the nineteenth- century to the mature musicals of Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It studies musicals in their historical and cultural context and as they relate to popular song and musical styles. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: MUSC 3211 Musical Theatre; MUSC 2231)

The Beatles

Prereq: Third year standing; or permission of the Department
This course addresses the musical, social, and cultural issues surrounding one of the most important rock groups of the twentieth century. Drawing on a large body of recent scholarship, the course considers the Beatles' albums from early covers of music by other artists to their own "song cycles" such as Sgt. Pepper and Revolver. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Laboratory)(Exclusion: MUSC 3991 The Beatles)

Vocal Pedagogy

Prereq: MUSC 1101; or permission of the Department
This practical course acquaints the student with the skills required for good singing and also teaches how to teach voice students. It studies the basic physiology, acoustics and co-ordination of singing in a class situation. The emphasis is on vocal production and expression and includes solo singing of standard repertoire, with critical analysis by the class of vocal technique and style. It also considers the application of vocal principles to choral singing. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Laboratory 3 Hours)(Exclusion: Any version of MUSC 3301 previously offered with a different title)

Elementary Methods

Prereq: MUSC 1101; MUSC 1221; or permission of the Department
This course is designed to introduce students to the topic of music and young children, and to acquaint them with current philosophies and methodologies with an emphasis upon those of Zoltan Kodály and Carl Orff. It is designed for any music students who are interested in the topic of music and young children and is not limited to those students planning to teach in the public schools. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Brass Methods

Prereq: MUSC 1101; or permission of the Department
This practical course acquaints the student with the basic skills necessary for the playing and teaching of the instruments of the brass family. It concentrates on basic embouchure formation, posture, hand position, fingering or slide position, proper breathing, and methodology. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Laboratory 3 Hours)

Woodwind Methods

Prereq: MUSC 1101; or permission of the Department
This practical course acquaints the student with the basic skills necessary for the playing and teaching of the instruments of the woodwind family. It concentrates on basic embouchure formation, posture, fingering, proper breathing, and methodology. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Laboratory 3 Hours)

String Methods

Prereq: MUSC 1101; or permission of the Department
This practical course acquaints the student with the basic skills necessary for the playing and teaching of the instruments of the bowed string family. The instructor assigns instruments, and the student plays one instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass) for the duration of the course. The course concentrates on basic techniques of posture, position, bowing and left-hand finger patterns. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Laboratory 3 Hours)

Percussion Methods

Prereq: MUSC 1101; or permission of the Department
This practical course provides the basic skills necessary for the playing and teaching of the instruments of the percussion family. It concentrates initially on rudimentary and advanced drumming techniques, followed by basic instruction on tympani and mallet instruments, and on percussion instruments of indefinite pitch. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Laboratory 3 Hours)(Exclusion: MUSC 4351)

Ensemble Leadership

Prereq: MUSC 3401; or permission of the Department
This experiential learning course examines current approaches and resources for teaching ensembles (band, orchestra, and choir) in school settings. It will include discussion and practical applications of leadership skills and rehearsal techniques. It will also introduce strategies to create, maintain, and grow vibrant music education programs that include ensembles. Students will practice these skills through regular ensemble leadership opportunities. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Lab)

Introduction to Conducting

Prereq: MUSC 1101; or permission of the Department
This course is designed to train students in the physical techniques and fundamentals of conducting and in basic rehearsal strategies and score preparation. (Format: Lecture/Laboratory 3 Hours)

Choral Conducting

Prereq: MUSC 2101; MUSC 3301; MUSC 3401; or permission of the Department
This course focuses on various aspects of choral conducting, including expressive conducting techniques, rehearsal strategies, and choral literature and programming. (Format: Lecture/Laboratory 3 Hours)

Instrumental Conducting

Prereq: MUSC 2101; MUSC 3401; or permission of the Department
This course is designed to train students in conducting, leading and rehearsing an instrumental ensemble, particularly the symphonic band. Other topics include instrumental ensemble literature, score study, and instrument characteristics. (Format: Lecture/Laboratory 3 Hours)

Applied Music V

Prereq: MUSC 2511
This applied course involves individual weekly instruction in vocal and instrumental music and facilitates technical command, interpretive insight, and understanding of pedagogical procedures. It stresses the development of the ability to perform with competence and musical understanding while providing a comprehensive background of music of various periods, styles, and composers.(Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour)

Applied Music VI

Prereq: MUSC 3501
This applied course continues the weekly instruction started in MUSC 3501, culminating in a juried performance at the end of the term. (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour) (Exclusion: MUSC 3581; MUSC 3591)

Applied Music VI With Shared Recital

Prereq: MUSC 3501; and permission of the Department, granted only after a successful recital application jury
This applied course continues the weekly instruction started in MUSC 3501, with the addition of the preparation and execution of a public recital program of approximately 30 minutes of music under the supervision of the student's Applied Music teacher. [Note 1: Students intending to register for MUSC 3581 must normally have achieved a grade of at least A- in MUSC 3501; must have participated in two Collegia, or the equivalent, since enrolling in the B.Mus. program; and must pass a Recital Application Jury.] (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour) (Exclusion: MUSC 3511; MUSC 3591)

Applied Music VI With Full Recital

Prereq: MUSC 3501; permission of the Department, granted only after a successful recital application jury
This applied course continues the weekly instruction started in MUSC 3501, with the addition of the preparation and execution of a public recital program of approximately 60 minutes of music under the supervision of the student's Applied Music teacher. [Note 1: Students intending to register for MUSC 3591 must normally have achieved a grade of at least A- in MUSC 3501; must have participated in two Collegia, or the equivalent, since enrolling in the B.Mus. program; and must pass a Recital Application Jury.] (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour) (Exclusion: MUSC 3511; MUSC 3581)

Collaborative Keyboard III

Prereq: MUSC 2603
This course provide students with practical experience in collaborating with vocalists and instrumentalists, building on the skills learned in MUSC 2603. (Format: Private Instruction 0.5 Hours)(Exclusion: MUSC 4601 Collaborative Keyboard III; MUSC 4603 Collaborative Keyboard III)

Chamber Music II

Prereq: MUSC 2613; and permission of the Department
This course provides practical experience in the art of chamber music performance. [Note 1: The Department assigns instructors and approved repertoire (30 minutes minimum) in the term prior to the course being taught.] (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour)

Jazz Improvisation

Prereq: Permission of the Department
This course is a performance-based exploration of improvisation, the quintessential skill for jazz musicians. It deepens theoretical understanding of this genre including blues form and standard jazz progressions. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Lab 3 Hours; Exclusion: MUSC 3991/3993 Jazz Improvisation)

Opera Workshop

Prereq: Second-year standing; permission of the Department
This course is a performance-based exploration of opera, involving the musical, linguistic, and dramatic preparation and performance of roles and scenes from the operatic repertoire. It examines all aspects of an operatic production, including the use of sets, props, costumes, and lights. It emphasizes the interpretation of music and the use of the singing voice as a necessary part of character development, culminating in a staged public performance. [Note: Students may register for this course more than once provided the subject matter differs, for a maximum of 6 credits] (Format: Integrated Lecture and Lab 3 Hours) (Exclusion: MUSC 2679; MUSC 3679; MUSC 4679)

Special Topic in Music

This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for MUSC 3991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable)

Analytical Techniques

Prereq: MUSC 2111; or permission of the Department
This course develops skills in the analysis of music through practical application of some of the central approaches and tools used in analyzing music from a range of periods and styles. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Proseminar in Music History

Prereq: MUSC 1211; MUSC 2201; MUSC 2211; or permission of the Department
This is a senior seminar on the formulation of critical concepts as they relate to specific styles and works, including questions of analytical systems, the formation of values, reception theory, aesthetics, and allied matters. It emphasizes the development of research, bibliographical, writing skills, and presentation skills. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours)

Secondary Methods

Prereq: MUSC 1101; MUSC 1221; or permission of the Department
This course examines several aspects of music instruction at the secondary level including choral, instrumental, and general music programs. It includes an introduction to the use of technology in music programs and classroom harmony instruments. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Piano Pedagogy

Prereq: MUSC 1101; or permission of the Department
This course acquaints the student with the essential principles of creative keyboard teaching in an individual or group situation. It examines the historical development of keyboard playing along with the special problems confronting the teacher of today. A survey of teaching material includes the comparison and evaluation of approaches for children and older beginners. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: Any version of MUSC 4361 previously offered with a different title)

Applied Music VII

Prereq: 3 credits from MUSC 3511, 3581, 3591
This applied course involves individual weekly instruction in vocal and instrumental music and facilitates technical command, interpretive insight, and understanding of pedagogical procedures. It stresses the development of the ability to perform with competence and musical understanding while providing a comprehensive background of music of various periods, styles, and composers. (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour)

Applied Music VIII

Prereq: MUSC 4501
This applied course continues the weekly instruction started in MUSC 4501, culminating in a juried performance at the end of the term. (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour)

Applied Music VIII with Shared Recital

Prereq: MUSC 4501; and permission of the Department, granted only after a successful recital application jury
This applied course continues the weekly instruction started in MUSC 4501, with the addition of the preparation and execution of a public recital program of approximately 30 minutes of music under the supervision of the student's Applied Music teacher. [Note 1: Students intending to register for MUSC 4581 must normally have achieved a grade of at least A- in MUSC 4501, must have participated in two Collegia, or the equivalent, since enrolling in the B.Mus. program, and must pass a Recital Application Jury.] (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour) (Exclusion: MUSC 4511; MUSC 4591; any version of MUSC 4581 offered with a different title)

Applied Music VIII With Full Recital

Prereq: 3 credits from MUSC 3581, 3591; MUSC 4501; and permission of the Department, granted only after a successful recital application jury
This applied course involves the preparation and execution of a public recital program of approximately 60 minutes of music under the supervision of the student's Applied Music teacher. [Note 1: Students intending to register for MUSC 4591 must normally have successfully completed MUSC 3581 or MUSC 3591; must normally have achieved a grade of at least A- in MUSC 4501, and must pass a Recital Application Jury.] (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour) (Exclusion: MUSC 4511; MUSC 4581; any version of MUSC 4591 offered with a different title)

Collaborative Keyboard IV

Prereq: MUSC 3603; or permission of the Department
This course provides students with practical experience in collaborating with vocalists and instrumentalists, building on the skills learned in MUSC 3603. (Format: Private Instruction 0.5 Hours)

Chamber Music III

Prereq: MUSC 3613; and permission of the Department
This course provides practical experience in the art of chamber music performance. [Note 1: The Department assigns instructors and approved repertoire (30 minutes minimum) in the term prior to the course being taught.] (Format: Private Instruction 1 Hour)

Performance Seminar

Prereq: MUSC 2511; and permission of the Department
This course provides opportunities for performance and critical feedback. It considers performance-related issues such as stage presence, communication with an audience, auditions, performance anxiety, marketing, distribution of recorded music, programming, and collaboration with other musicians. (Format: Integrated Lecture and Lab 1.5 Hours) (Exclusion: MUSC 3993 Performance Seminar)

Independent Study in Music

This course permits senior students, under the direction of faculty members, to pursue their interest in areas not covered, or not covered in depth, by other courses through a program of independent study. [Note 1: Permission of the Department/Program Advisor. Students must obtain consent of an instructor who is willing to be a supervisor and must register for the course prior to the last day for change of registration in the term during which the course is being taken. Note 2: A program on Independent Study cannot duplicate subject matter covered through regular course offerings. Note 3: Students may register for MUSC 4950/51 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Independent Study)

Independent Study in Music

This course permits senior students, under the direction of faculty members, to pursue their interest in areas not covered, or not covered in depth, by other courses through a program of independent study. [Note 1: Permission of the Department/Program Advisor. Students must obtain consent of an instructor who is willing to be a supervisor and must register for the course prior to the last day for change of registration in the term during which the course is being taken. Note 2: A program on Independent Study cannot duplicate subject matter covered through regular course offerings. Note 3: Students may register for MUSC 4950/51/53 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Independent Study)

Honours Thesis

The content of study is to be determined by the student in conjunction with one or more supervisors of the course. (Format: Independent Study/Thesis) [Note 1: Permission of the Department is required.]

Special Topic in Music

This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for MUSC 4991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable)

ONE CREDIT MUSIC ENSEMBLES:

Music ensembles focus on developing skills and practical experience in performance and include public performances. [Note 1: Music ensembles are open to all university students regardless of major. With the exception of Choral Society, which does not require an audition, a successful audition is required for enrolment in any ensemble.] (Format: Experiential)

MUSC 1619-4619 WIND ENSEMBLE
MUSC 1629-4629 CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
MUSC 1639-4639 SYMPHONIC BAND
MUSC 1649-4649 JAZZ ENSEMBLE
MUSC 1659-4659 ELLIOTT CHORALE
MUSC 1669-4669 CHORAL SOCIETY
MUSC 1689-4689 SPECIAL ENSEMBLE
MUSC 1699-4699 NEW BRUNSWICK YOUTH ORCHESTRA

RECITALS AND CONCERTS

Performances by students, faculty, and guest artists form an important part of the musical life of Mount Allison. The University Performing Arts Series brings to the campus top performers of international rank. Various music faculty ensembles provide an "in residence" group of performers. Frequent student recitals and Collegia Musica provide further enrichment as well as opportunities for students to gain valuable listening and performance experience.