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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 splendid 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 programs leading to the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honours in Music) degrees. Each program is designed to develop well-rounded musicians as well as to provide students with a solid foundation in the liberal arts. A Minor in Music is available to students in any program at Mount Allison. The various curricula conform to the guidelines adopted by the Canadian University Music Society. A wide variety of courses are offered in the following areas: Theory and Composition, Music History and Literature, Music Education, and Performance.

The Department of Music also offers courses and ensembles as electives for students outside the Bachelor of Music, B.A. (Honours or Major in Music), and Minor in Music programs. 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 - Music.

Disciplinary B.A. Programs

These programs are designed for students who wish to study music along with more Arts and Science courses than the Bachelor of Music program allows.

Students planning a B.A. (Major in Music) should note that the course requirements for this major can take three academic years to fulfill. It is strongly recommended, therefore, that following consultation with the Music Program Advisor students declare this major before the end of first year and complete a Music Application form.

MINOR in Music is 24 credits earned as follows:

12from 1101, 1111, 1201, 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:

15from MUSC 1101, 1111, 1201, 1703, 2101
6from MUSC 1211, 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
15from Music at the 3/4000 level
15

from complementary courses from other disciplines in Arts and Letters and Humanities

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

HONOURS in Music (Course Option) is 69 credits earned as follows:

45credits as in the first five lines of the Major
9credits from MUSC 1211, 2201, 2211, 2111 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 69 credits earned as follows:

45credits as in the first five lines of the Major
9credits from MUSC 1211, 2201, 2211, 2111 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 I

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)

Fundamentals of Music II

Prereq: MUSC 1001
This course is a continuation of Music 1001. [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 1101 or 1111.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Materials of Music I

Prereq: MUSC 1011; or Entrance Assessment
This course is a study of the harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, and formal materials of music through analysis, writing, and listening. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Materials of Music II

Prereq: MUSC 1101
This course is a continuation of Music 1101. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Introduction to Music History and Literature

Prereq: Registration in the first year of the B.Mus. or B.A. Major or Minor in Music; or permission of the Department
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)

Music History and Literature I

Prereq: MUSC 1201; or permission of the Department
Coreq: MUSC 1111
This course surveys Western Art Music history and literature from its beginnings to 1750. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: Any version of MUSC 1211 previously offered with a different title)

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. Note 2: All piano and organ students enrolled in MUSC 1501 must take MUSC 1601.] (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

Coreq: MUSC 1501
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 registered for MUSC 1501 must also take MUSC 1601](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)

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)

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)

Introduction to Music

This course considers the art of listening to music. It introduces the elements of music and examines Western classical music, popular and folk music, world music, and film music through historical and analytical lenses to explore the various ways that music continues to hold meaning. [Note 1: This course is not available for credit for the Bachelor of Music program.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: MUSC 1201)

Survey of Western Music

This course focuses on the study of music in the Western world and on the development of listening skills. In it the study of form and style in music are interrelated with historical considerations in a chronological approach to music history. [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 1201.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

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)

Materials of Music III

Prereq: MUSC 1111; or permission of the Department
This course is a review and continuation of MUSC 1111, covering more advanced materials in the harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, and formal elements of music. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Materials of Music IV

Prereq: MUSC 2101; or permission of the Department
This course is a continuation of Music 2101. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 2 Hours)

Composition and Music Technology I

Prereq: MUSC 1111; 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)

Music History and Literature II

Prereq: MUSC 1201; or permission of the Department
Coreq: MUSC 2101
This course surveys Western Art Music history and literature from 1750 to 1900. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: Any version of MUSC 2201 previously offered with a different title)

Music History and Literature III

Prereq: MUSC 2201; or permission of the Department
Coreq: MUSC 2111
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)

Applied Music III

Prereq: MUSC 1511
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: Second-year standing in the BMUS program; 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)

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 from historical and social perspectives music in Canada from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the present and includes the folk music of indigenous and immigrant groups. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Orchestration

Prereq: MUSC 2111; or permission of the Department
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: MUSC 2111; 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)

Opera History

Prereq: 3 credits from MUSC 1201, MUSC 2011, 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: 3 credits from MUSC 1201, 2011; 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: 3 credits from MUSC 1201, 2011; 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 2011, 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: MUSC 1111; However, non-B. Mus. or B.A Major in Music students with third-year standing will be admitted; 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 1111; 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 2111; 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 1111; 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 1111; 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 1111; 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 1111; 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)

Introduction to Conducting

Prereq: MUSC 1111; 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 2111; 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 2111; 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

Prereq: MUSC 2211; or permission of the Department
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 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 2111; 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 1111; 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.