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Music - Diploma

Students in VCC’s two-year diploma program train with some of Canada’s finest musicians. Audition as a music major in any of seven specialty areas: classical voice, jazz and contemporary voice, composition, composition/arranging, instrumental studies, contemporary instrumental music, and keyboard studies.

Auditions will be held in late January and early March. Auditions will continue through the spring in areas where space is available. Application Deadlines are: January 6th for auditions in late January; February 3rd for auditions in early March. Please contact music@vcc.ca for more information.

Program Status:
Accepting applications for Fall 2017.

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September 2 years Diploma Broadway Full-time

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Auditions will be held in late January and early March. Auditions will continue through the spring in areas where space is available. Application Deadlines are: January 6th for auditions in late January; February 3rd for auditions in early March. Please contact music@vcc.ca for more information.

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Program Description

Program Description

The Music Diploma is a full‐time, two‐year program.
The average course load, with electives, is 17 to 18 credits per semester. Students may not register for more than the maximum number of credits in their major without written permission from the Department Head of the School of Music and Dance. A minimum full‐time course load is 12 credits per term, but dropping below 14 credits requires approval from the Department Head of the School of Music and Dance. Normally, students taking fewer than 12 credits in a term will not be entitled to private instruction. In exceptional circumstances, students will be allowed to register for private instruction with fewer than 12 credits total. However, in order for such an exception to apply, the student must have previously completed all academic and skills‐course requirements for the term of private instruction in which they are registering. Note that the Music Diploma requires a minimum of 70 credits for graduation. Students select courses to complete their program from music electives and/or post‐secondary English. Students intending to continue their studies at a university are strongly advised to take two terms of post‐secondary English.


Choose a music diploma major below to see specific courses.




Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

All applicants to the Music Diploma program must submit a School of Music application form.
Grade 12 graduation, or equivalent required.
English 12 or Communications 12 or equivalent is required for those students who did not graduate from high school in Canada

  • TOEFL score of 550 or higher (213 computer based)
  • IELTS score of 6.5 on the academic module with no band less than 6.0
  • English 12 taken in Canada
  • VCC English Language Assessment minimum overall score of 145, with speaking minimum 27/30, listening minimum of 27/30, essay score minimum of 16/30, and reading minimum 50/70
  • LPI with an overall score of 4, with a 5 in English usage and 26 on the essay

Audition requirements differ for each instrument and vary from option to option. For specific audition requirements, see the School of Music website.

Entrance auditions and musicianship examinations are held from February through May. Applicants for admission to the Music Diploma program will write a diagnostic examination in theory (the course content of Basic Theory 1003) and are tested on aural perception, rhythmic skills. Minimum standards are equivalent to Basic Theory 1003 and Kodály Solfège 1001 (basic literacy at this level is roughly equivalent to Royal Conservatory of Music, Grade 2)


Recommended Characteristics:


  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Outstanding potential in area of specialization
  • Strongly motivated and proven ability to work to deadlines
  • Good organizational skills
  • Basic computer, word processing, and music notation software skills

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Choose a music diploma major below to see specific courses.



Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $35
Tuition Fee $86 - per credit hour
Student Union Fee $29 - per term
College Initiative Fee $3 per credit hour
Student Union Health Plan Fee - if applicable
Student Union Dental Plan Fee if applicable
U-Pass Fee $39 - per month subject to eligibility
Other Costs
$21 - Graduation Fees
$25 to $29 per term - Campus Resource Fee
$34 - Material Fee
$631 - $710 - Private Instruction
$372 - Minor Study
At the time of acceptance, a $300 non-refundable deposit will be required to hold your seat if accepted more than two months before the start date of the program. Full payment of the first installment will be required within two months before the start date.


For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.


Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

VCC Music has been training musicians for 40 years for success on the world’s stages. Highly-regarded for its academic and skills curricula, VCC offers a two-year diploma and subsequent two-year Bachelor of Applied Music degree. Both credentials place an emphasis on music and media, career opportunities and performance techniques.

VCC welcomes instrumentalists and vocalists in rock and popular music, as well as music traditions from other cultures.

VCC offers part-time access to some diploma and degree courses (including ensembles), as well as basic musicianship courses (theory and ear training) and our large, community-based Willan Choir.

 

Date Day Time Room Location
February 6, 2017 Monday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. 3001 Broadway
February 21, 2017 Tuesday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. 3001 Broadway
March 6, 2017 Monday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. 3001 Broadway
March 21, 2017 Tuesday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. 3001 Broadway


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Career Prospects

Career Prospects

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule


Currently Scheduled in Winter 2017 (201740)

(MUSC 1104) Performance Techniques I 2.0 credits



This course covers all aspects of musical performance including pre-stage and backstage preparation, onstage deportment, delivery and psychology, and post-performance assessment.

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  44635 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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U-Sunday
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Houle, Francois


(MUSC 1110) Applied Music – Composition I 3.0 credits



This course is the first of a sequence that covers the necessary principles and skills required to become a professional composer/songwriter in a chosen genre.  Topics include advanced harmony and theory studies, arrangement, notation, melody writing, preparing lead sheets, how and where to pitch songs, writing for specific instruments, writing for film and TV, writing for unusual instrumentation, writing for MIDI instruments, writing with electroacoustic resources and production.

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U-Sunday
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03-Jan-2017
to 21-Apr-2017
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(MUSC 1201) Kodály Solfège II 2.0 credits



This course builds upon Kodaly Solfege 1101 and covers the Kodaly concept and methodology of relative solmization.  Topics include the moveable do method (including the Curwin hand signs), listening, sight-singing, rhythm, inner ear, intonation, part-singing, dictation, analysis, co-ordination of tapping different rhythms while singing, and recognition of intervals, modes, chord progressions, meter, and modulation.

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  42365 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1129
04-Jan-2017
to 19-Apr-2017
Kremer, Paula
  42365 BWY-A Rm. 3001
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1000 - 1059
09-Jan-2017
to 10-Apr-2017
Kremer, Paula
  42367 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1129
04-Jan-2017
to 19-Apr-2017
Kremer, Paula
  42368 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1129
04-Jan-2017
to 19-Apr-2017
Kremer, Paula
  42368 BWY-A Rm. 3001
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1400 - 1459
05-Jan-2017
to 20-Apr-2017
Kremer, Paula
  42368 BWY-A Rm. 3001
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1000 - 1059
09-Jan-2017
to 10-Apr-2017
Kremer, Paula
  42415 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1129
04-Jan-2017
to 19-Apr-2017
Kremer, Paula
  42415 BWY-A Rm. 3001
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1100 - 1159
09-Jan-2017
to 10-Apr-2017
Kremer, Paula


(MUSC 1202) Electronic Music II 2.0 credits



This course continues the work begun in Electronic Music I. Students will be asked to produce 4 study pieces each term, plus a full scale composition. The course will focus on further in-depth work in digital audio, sequencing, synthesis and sound design, as begun in Electronic Music I. A particular focus will be on taking compositions to the production and mastering stage at a professional level. This course gives students some of the tools needed to keep up with the rapid pace of change in music technology.

There is also a certain amount of time devoted to listening to electronic music and discussing aesthetics and techniques. Students are encouraged to think about just what it is that they want to do with all these exciting new possibilities.

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  42242 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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Hannan, Peter


(MUSC 1203) Materials of Music II 3.0 credits



This course covers harmony and general voice-leading principles as found in Western European Art Music and pop/jazz music. Topics include diatonic harmonic vocabulary and then extending to secondary dominants, augmented-sixth chords, tonicization, modulation, pivot chords, phrase structure, song form, and small sectional forms.

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  42377 BWY-A Rm. 3001
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1600 - 1659
05-Jan-2017
to 20-Apr-2017
Greene, Thomas
  42377 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1000 - 1129
06-Jan-2017
to 21-Apr-2017
Greene, Thomas
  42377 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1230 - 1359
09-Jan-2017
to 10-Apr-2017
Greene, Thomas
  42375 BWY-A Rm. 2010
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1000 - 1129
06-Jan-2017
to 21-Apr-2017
McKenzie, Robert
  42375 BWY-A Rm. 3001
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1559
09-Jan-2017
to 10-Apr-2017
McKenzie, Robert
  42375 BWY-A Rm. 2010
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1230 - 1359
09-Jan-2017
to 10-Apr-2017
McKenzie, Robert
  42378 BWY-A Rm. 2010
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1000 - 1129
06-Jan-2017
to 21-Apr-2017
McKenzie, Robert
  42378 BWY-A Rm. 3001
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1559
09-Jan-2017
to 10-Apr-2017
McKenzie, Robert
  42378 BWY-A Rm. 2010
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1230 - 1359
09-Jan-2017
to 10-Apr-2017
McKenzie, Robert


(MUSC 1204) Performance Techniques II 2.0 credits



This course builds upon Performance Techniques 1104 and covers all aspects of musical performance including pre-stage and backstage preparation, onstage deportment, delivery and psychology, and post-performance assessment.

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  42399 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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Houle, Francois


(MUSC 1206) Jazz History 3.0 credits



The history of jazz, introducing important stylistic developments and focusing on major innovators such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Their work is examined through recordings, transcriptions and scores. As well, literature and social history from each period are introduced. The three eras covered are circa 1896-1930, 1930-1960 and 1960-present.

3:0:0

Prerequisite: History and Literature of Music 1105

Corequisite: Materials and Structure of Music 1203


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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  42354 BWY-A Rm. 2010
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
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0900 - 1029
03-Jan-2017
to 20-Apr-2017
Matheson, James
  42416 BWY-A Rm. 2010
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1029
03-Jan-2017
to 20-Apr-2017
Matheson, James


(MUSC 1210) Applied Music – Composition II 3.0 credits



This course is a continuation of MUSC 1110 and continues to develop the necessary principles and skills required to become a professional composer/songwriter in a chosen genre.  Topics include advanced harmony and theory studies, arrangement, notation, melody writing, preparing lead sheets, how and where to pitch songs, writing for specific instruments, writing for film and TV, writing for unusual instrumentation, writing for MIDI instruments, writing with electroacoustic resources and production.

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03-Jan-2017
to 21-Apr-2017
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(MUSC 1217) Jazz Improvisation I 2.0 credits



This course is the first of a sequence that introduces key concepts of Jazz Improvisation.  Topics include all scales, modes and arpeggios, chord-scale theory, simple blues and 32-bar form chord changes.  Repertoire will be drawn from jazz, jazz-fusion and Latin standards.

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  42412 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
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1100 - 1259
03-Jan-2017
to 18-Apr-2017
Mollerup, Laurence
  42413 BWY-A Rm. 2010
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1459
05-Jan-2017
to 20-Apr-2017
Branter, David


(MUSC 1220) Applied Music – Jazz/Contemporary Voice II 3.0 credits



This course is a continuation of MUSC 1120 that focuses on developing healthy vocal technique and the skills needed to develop and perform contemporary pop and jazz repertoire.  Topics include song form, communication with accompanists, lead sheet writing and reading, centering and relaxing on stage, and delivering a strong performance.

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03-Jan-2017
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(MUSC 1230) Applied Music – Classical Voice II 3.0 credits



This course is a continuation of MUSC 1130 that covers vocal technique, lyric diction, repertoire preparation, presentation and communication skills.  Specific areas of focus and weekly/term goals are determined for each student individually as appropriate to vocal maturation and musical skill. This course also covers the components of good technique, and the development and understanding (conceptually, aurally & physically through mind, ear & body) of a common vocabulary of technical terms and their usage. Italian and English repertoire are assigned.

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03-Jan-2017
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(MUSC 1250) Applied Music – Classical Keyboard II 3.0 credits



This course is a continuation of MUSC 1150 that covers all aspects of performance skills and literature relating to classical piano, harpsichord or organ.

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  42253 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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03-Jan-2017
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(MUSC 1294) Ensemble- New Music Ensemble II 1.0 credits



This course sequence gives students the opportunity to rehearse and perform original music in a variety of styles, requiring reading, improvisation, graphic scores, live electronics and other contemporary music techniques. The instrumentation of the ensemble is dependent on the students registered in the ensemble.

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  42390 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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Magnanensi, Giorgio
  42394 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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Siddall, Jon


(MUSC 1419) Music and Media II 2.0 credits



This is the second term of a two-term course. In this second term, students will continue the work of the first term in creating music using digital audio workstations and music sequencers. Students will then begin to use video production equipment and video-editing software to create and upload their audio-visual productions to video-sharing websites. Topics include recording, editing, and producing audio; composing and arranging music on a computer; using music software on mobile devices; and creating and integrating video with music. As the course progresses, students build their own website to promote themselves as professional musicians. Self-reflection and self-evaluation are promoted throughout the course.

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  44641 BWY-A Rm. 2005
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
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1400 - 1459
03-Jan-2017
to 18-Apr-2017
Hannan, Peter
  44641 BWY-A Rm. 2010
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1359
03-Jan-2017
to 18-Apr-2017
Hannan, Peter
  44645 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1359
03-Jan-2017
to 18-Apr-2017
Hannan, Peter
  44645 BWY-A Rm. 2005
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1430 - 1529
04-Jan-2017
to 19-Apr-2017
Hannan, Peter


(MUSC 2104) Performance Techniques III 2.0 credits



This course builds upon Performance Techniques 1204 and covers all aspects of musical performance including pre-stage and backstage preparation, onstage deportment, delivery and psychology, and post-performance assessment.

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  42400 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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Houle, Francois


(MUSC 2110) Applied Music – Composition III 3.0 credits



This course is a continuation of MUSC 1210 and continues to develop the necessary principles and skills required to become a professional composer/songwriter in a chosen genre. Topics include advanced harmony and theory studies, arrangement, notation, melody writing, preparing lead sheets, how and where to pitch songs, writing for specific instruments, writing for film and TV, writing for unusual instrumentation, writing for MIDI instruments, writing with electroacoustic resources and production.

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  42279 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
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03-Jan-2017
to 21-Apr-2017
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(MUSC 2200) Commercial Ear Training II 2.0 credits



This course builds upon topics studied in Commercial Ear Training 2100. It explores the possibilities of aural acuity (demystification), awareness of practice techniques and habits that support acuity development. Topics include tonal contexts, sense of time flow, basic chord progressions and scales, sonorities, harmonic forms and rhythmic notation.

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  42323 BWY-A Rm. 3001
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1359
09-Jan-2017
to 10-Apr-2017
Branter, David


(MUSC 2201) Kodály Solfège IV 2.0 credits



This course builds upon Kodaly Solfege 2101 and covers the development of aural skills, dictation, musicianship, and fluency in relative solmization. Topics include the moveable do method (including the Curwin hand signs and la-based minor), listening, sight-singing, rhythm, inner ear hearing, intonation, part-singing, dictation, music theory, analysis, ostinato work and mixed meter conducting. Intervals from the harmonic and melodic minor, chord progression dictations with inversions and augmented 6th chords are introduced. Other topics introduced in this course are the application of solfege to chromatic music, intervals outside a given tonality, octatonic scales and 12-tone rows.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  42364 BWY-A Rm. 3226
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1359
09-Jan-2017
to 10-Apr-2017
Kremer, Paula


(MUSC 2203) Materials of Music IV 3.0 credits



This course covers music theory topics including chromatic and post-tonal harmony and counterpoint and 20th-century idioms.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  42376 BWY-A Rm. 3228
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
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1000 - 1259
03-Jan-2017
to 18-Apr-2017
Duke, David


(MUSC 2204) Performance Techniques IV 2.0 credits



This course builds upon Performance Techniques 2104 and covers all aspects of musical performance including pre-stage and backstage preparation, onstage deportment, delivery and psychology, and post-performance assessment.

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  42401 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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Houle, Francois


(MUSC 2205) Music History IV 3.0 credits



This course covers Romantic and Modern periods. Technical and aesthetic aspects of music are discussed in their social, political and economic context.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  42342 BWY-A Rm. 3228
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
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0900 - 1159
05-Jan-2017
to 20-Apr-2017
Duke, David


(MUSC 2207) Career Opportunities in Music I 2.0 credits



This course prepares students for the business side of the music industry. Students use current computer applications and platforms to create a multi-media Internet presence, including a press kit and other publicity and marketing materials. They also use recording and production software to create music demos and social networking tools to promote themselves as professional musicians. Students learn the essentials of copyright law, legal rights, interview skills, recording contracts and grant applications. Students learn about the structure and infrastructure of local and national music organizations. Guest speakers from the music industry share their experiences relating to the requirements of various careers in music.

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  43645 BWY-A Rm. 3001
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1359
05-Jan-2017
to 20-Apr-2017
Houle, Francois
  43645 BWY-A Rm. 3001
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1230 - 1329
06-Jan-2017
to 21-Apr-2017
Houle, Francois


(MUSC 2210) Applied Music – Composition IV 3.0 credits



This course is a continuation of MUSC 2110 and continues to develop the necessary principles and skills required to become a professional composer/songwriter in a chosen genre. Topics include advanced harmony and theory studies, arrangement, notation, melody writing, preparing lead sheets, how and where to pitch songs, writing for specific instruments, writing for film and TV, writing for unusual instrumentation, writing for MIDI instruments, writing with electroacoustic resources and production.

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03-Jan-2017
to 21-Apr-2017
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(MUSC 2215) Jazz Theory II 3.0 credits



This course is a continuation of Jazz Theory 2115 and examines the interrelation between harmonic progression and melody in jazz and popular compositions using contemporary chord scale theory. The study of jazz/pop harmony, melody, musical form, and style will be reinforced through musical analyses and listening coupled with composition assignments. This course will provide theoretical knowledgenecessary for improvisation, composing, and arranging.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  42359 BWY-A Rm. 3228
WFM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1159
04-Jan-2017
to 21-Apr-2017
McKenzie, Robert


(MUSC 2217) Jazz Improvisation III 2.0 credits



This course builds upon Jazz Improvisation 2117 and covers the modes/arpeggios of the Jazz Melodic Minor Scale, the Diminished Whole Step and Diminished Half Step scales. Other topics covered include managing the inherent tensions within these scales/modes, especially in relation to Altered Dominant applications. Repertoire will be drawn from jazz, jazz-fusion and Latin standards.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  42355 BWY-A Rm. 2010
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1000 - 1059
09-Jan-2017
to 10-Apr-2017
Branter, David


(MUSC 2218) Arranging 3.0 credits



A practical examination of four-part section writing techniques. Concepts for writing solos, soli and backgrounds for up to five wind instruments and rhythm section are discussed. 3:0:0

Prerequisite: Arranging 2118

Corequisite: Jazz Theory 2215

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  42298 BWY-A Rm. 2010
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1029
04-Jan-2017
to 19-Apr-2017
McKenzie, Robert
  42298 BWY-A Rm. 3228
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1029
06-Jan-2017
to 21-Apr-2017
McKenzie, Robert


(MUSC 2220) Applied Music – Jazz/Contemporary Voice IV 3.0 credits



This course is a continuation of MUSC 2120 that focuses on developing healthy vocal technique and the skills needed to develop and perform contemporary pop and jazz repertoire. Topics include song form, communication with accompanists, lead sheet writing and reading, centering and relaxing on stage, and delivering a strong performance.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  42265 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
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03-Jan-2017
to 21-Apr-2017
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(MUSC 2294) Ensemble – New Music Ensemble IV 1.0 credits



This course sequence gives students the opportunity to rehearse and perform original music in a variety of styles, requiring reading, improvisation, graphic scores, live electronics and other contemporary music techniques.  The instrumentation of the ensemble is dependent on the students registered in the ensemble. 

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  42391 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
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TBATo be assigned
  42395 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
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Siddall, Jon


Upcoming schedules for Spring 2017 term(s) are in process.
Please check back regularly.

Term 1

Applied Music - Classical Voice I (MUSC 1130)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music I (MUSC 11XX)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Classical Keyboard I (MUSC 1150)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Composition I (MUSC 1110)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Jazz/Contemporary Voice I (MUSC 1120)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Ensemble I (MUSC 119X)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits
Ensemble – New Music Ensemble I (MUSC 1194)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits
Kodály Solfège I (MUSC 1101)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Materials of Music I (MUSC 1103)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Music History I (MUSC 1105)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Music and Media I (MUSC 1319)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Performance Techniques I (MUSC 1104)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Rhythm Studies I (MUSC 1108)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits


Term 2

Applied Music II (MUSC 12XX)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Classical Keyboard II (MUSC 1250)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Classical Voice II (MUSC 1230)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Composition II (MUSC 1210)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Jazz/Contemporary Voice II (MUSC 1220)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Ensemble II (MUSC 129X)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits
Ensemble- New Music Ensemble II (MUSC 1294)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits
Jazz History (MUSC 1206)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Jazz Improvisation I (MUSC 1217)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Kodály Solfège II (MUSC 1201)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Materials of Music II (MUSC 1203)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Music History II (MUSC 1205)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Music and Media II (MUSC 1419)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Performance Techniques II (MUSC 1204)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits


Term 3

Applied Music III (MUSC 21XX)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Classical Keyboard III (MUSC 2150)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Classical Voice III (MUSC 2130)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Composition III (MUSC 2110)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Jazz/Contemporary Voice III (MUSC 2120)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Arranging I (MUSC 2118)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Commercial Ear Training I (MUSC 2100)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Electronic Music I (MUSC 1102)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Ensemble III (MUSC 219X)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits
Ensemble – New Music Ensemble III (MUSC 2194)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits
Jazz Improvisation II (MUSC 2117)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Jazz Theory I (MUSC 2115)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Kodály Solfège III (MUSC 2101)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Materials of Music III (MUSC 2103)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Music History III (MUSC 2105)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Performance Techniques III (MUSC 2104)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits


Term 4

Applied Music IV (MUSC 22XX)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Classical Keyboard IV (MUSC 2250)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Classical Voice IV (MUSC 2230)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Composition IV (MUSC 2210)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Applied Music – Jazz/Contemporary Voice IV (MUSC 2220)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Arranging II (MUSC 2218)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Career Opportunities in Music I (MUSC 2207)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Commercial Ear Training II (MUSC 2200)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Electronic Music II (MUSC 1202)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Ensemble IV (MUSC 229X)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits
Ensemble – New Music Ensemble IV (MUSC 2294)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits
Jazz Improvisation III (MUSC 2217)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Jazz Theory II (MUSC 2215)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Kodály Solfège IV (MUSC 2201)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
Materials of Music IV (MUSC 2203)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Music History IV (MUSC 2205)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
Performance Techniques IV (MUSC 2204)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits