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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.

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
September 26, 2016 Monday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. 3001 Broadway
November 7, 2016 Monday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. 3001 Broadway
November 22, 2016 Tuesday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. 3001 Broadway
December 12, 2016 Monday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. 3001 Broadway


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Career Prospects

Career Prospects

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule


Currently Scheduled in Fall 2016 (201670)

Kodály Solfège I (MUSC 1101) 2.0 credits



This course covers the Kodaly concept and methodology of relative solmization. Topics include the moveable-"Do" method (including the Curwin hand signs), reading, music theory, sight-singing, rhythm, meter, conducting patterns, inner ear, intonation, memory, recognition, musical notation, co-ordination of an ostinato while singing, and singing a part by oneself in a trio.

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Kremer
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Kremer
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Kremer
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Kremer


Electronic Music I (MUSC 1102) 2.0 credits



This course is intended for composers and other musicians interested in exploring further digital and other electronic media for the creation of music and multimedia works.  In this course (seeing Electronic Music II as a continuation), there is a particular focus on sound synthesis, introducing synthesis techniques such as sampling, and advanced sample processing, FM, additive, subtractive, and physical modeling synthesis, primarily using computer synthesis software. A certain amount of the necessary background in psychoacoustics, and basic principles of acoustics as applied to sound synthesis will be covered in the first term. Students will also be introduced to the history, aesthetic issues, and current and future directions of electronic music in all current styles via listening and discussion classes that will happen on a regular basis.  Students will compose, realize, and produce a work in the digital medium each term.  By the end of the two terms of this course as designed, students should have the capability to compose, design, record, and produce advanced pieces of their own using entirely their own sounds.

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Hannan


Materials of Music I (MUSC 1103) 3.0 credits



This course covers an examination of the basics of tonal music. Topics include the study of the overtone series, intervals, scales, modes, jazz chord symbols, figured bass, two-part modal counterpoint, Roman numeral analysis, non-harmonic tones, phrase structure, diatonic triads, and voice leading.

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2010
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W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
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1000 - 1129
07-Sep-2016 to 14-Dec-2016
McKenzie
  72819 BWY-A
2010
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1000 - 1129
07-Sep-2016 to 14-Dec-2016
McKenzie
  72940 BWY-A
BWY-A
3001
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F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
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U-Sunday

1600 - 1659
1000 - 1129
07-Sep-2016 to 09-Dec-2016
07-Sep-2016 to 14-Dec-2016
McKenzie
  72941 BWY-A
BWY-A
3001
3001
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
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WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
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1600 - 1659
1000 - 1129
07-Sep-2016 to 09-Dec-2016
07-Sep-2016 to 14-Dec-2016
McKenzie
  72818 BWY-A
BWY-A
2010
3001
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F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
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1230 - 1359
1500 - 1559
12-Sep-2016 to 12-Dec-2016
12-Sep-2016 to 12-Dec-2016
McKenzie
  72819 BWY-A
BWY-A
2010
3001
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MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
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1230 - 1359
1500 - 1559
12-Sep-2016 to 12-Dec-2016
12-Sep-2016 to 12-Dec-2016
McKenzie
  72940 BWY-A
TBA
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W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1230 - 1359
12-Sep-2016 to 12-Dec-2016
McKenzie
  72941 BWY-A
3001
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1230 - 1359
12-Sep-2016 to 12-Dec-2016
McKenzie


Performance Techniques I (MUSC 1104) 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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Houle
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Houle


Music History I (MUSC 1105) 3.0 credits



This course covers an overview study of the music of Western Europe from the Greek era through the present time, world music and jazz music. Lectures, assignments, and listening resources will develop a student's comprehensive knowledge of music and the social conditions that contributed to its creation.

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van Wyck
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van Wyck


Rhythm Studies I (MUSC 1108) 2.0 credits



This course covers the performance of musical rhythm including aspects of West African and South Indian musical rhythm as well as the Western notated tradition. How to transcribe and perform music notated in the Western tradition and the use of techniques and concepts from West African and South Indian rhythmic theory and practice is also studied.

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2010
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
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0900 - 0959
06-Sep-2016 to 15-Dec-2016
Morrison
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2010
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 0959
06-Sep-2016 to 15-Dec-2016
Morrison


Applied Music – Composition I (MUSC 1110) 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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M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBA
06-Sep-2016 to 16-Dec-2016
Morrison


Applied Music – Jazz/Contemporary Voice I (MUSC 1120) 3.0 credits



This course is the first of a sequence 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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  72780 BWY-A
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06-Sep-2016 to 16-Dec-2016
Morrison


Applied Music - Classical Voice I (MUSC 1130) 3.0 credits



This course is the first of a sequence 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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06-Sep-2016 to 16-Dec-2016
Morrison


Applied Music – Classical Keyboard I (MUSC 1150) 3.0 credits



This course is the first of a sequence that covers all aspects of performance skills and literature relating to classical piano, harpsichord or organ.

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2010
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1000 - 1059
06-Sep-2016 to 16-Dec-2016
Morrison


Ensemble – New Music Ensemble I (MUSC 1194) 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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Magnanensi
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Siddall


Performance Techniques II (MUSC 1204) 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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Mollerup


Applied Music – Composition II (MUSC 1210) 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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CRN Campus Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  72790 BWY-A
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M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
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TBA
06-Sep-2016 to 16-Dec-2016
Morrison


Music and Media I (MUSC 1319) 2.0 credits



This is the first term of a two-term course. In the first term, students are introduced to the basic functions of computers and music software to produce and share their music electronically. Students write musical scores with notation software and create music using digital audio workstations and music sequencers. Topics include recording, editing, and producing audio, and composing and arranging music on a computer. Self-reflection and self-evaluation are promoted throughout the course.

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TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
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1200 - 1259
1400 - 1459
06-Sep-2016 to 13-Dec-2016
06-Sep-2016 to 13-Dec-2016
Couling
  72931 BWY-A
BWY-A
2005
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TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
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1500 - 1559
1200 - 1259
06-Sep-2016 to 13-Dec-2016
06-Sep-2016 to 13-Dec-2016
Couling
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1200 - 1259
06-Sep-2016 to 13-Dec-2016
Couling
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BWY-A
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TBA
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TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
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1200 - 1259
1400 - 1459
06-Sep-2016 to 13-Dec-2016
06-Sep-2016 to 13-Dec-2016
Couling
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BWY-A
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TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
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1500 - 1559
1200 - 1259
06-Sep-2016 to 13-Dec-2016
06-Sep-2016 to 13-Dec-2016
Couling
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1200 - 1259
06-Sep-2016 to 13-Dec-2016
Couling
  72932 BWY-A
2005
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1430 - 1529
07-Sep-2016 to 14-Dec-2016
Couling
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1430 - 1529
07-Sep-2016 to 14-Dec-2016
Couling


Commercial Ear Training I (MUSC 2100) 2.0 credits



This course covers the possibilities of aural acuity (demystification), awareness of practice techniques and habits that support acuity development. Topics include melody, tonal contexts, sense of time flow, basic chord progressions and scales, sonorities, harmonic forms and rhythm.

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MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
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0900 - 0959
0900 - 0959
1300 - 1359
06-Sep-2016 to 15-Dec-2016
09-Sep-2016 to 15-Dec-2016
12-Sep-2016 to 12-Dec-2016
Branter


Kodály Solfège III (MUSC 2101) 2.0 credits



This course builds upon Kodaly Solfege 1201 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, mixed meter conducting, and modes. Harmonic minor intervals and longer chord progression dictations from the harmonic minor using both chord symbols and roman numerals are introduced. Dictations contain more chromaticism and an emphasis is placed on choosing the appropriate cells of solfege to best represent a harmonic analysis and help sight-sing modulations and ‘tonicizations’.

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3226
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MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1000 - 1059
1300 - 1359
07-Sep-2016 to 16-Dec-2016
12-Sep-2016 to 12-Dec-2016
Kremer
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W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
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TBATo be assigned
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TBA
Kremer


Materials of Music III (MUSC 2103) 3.0 credits



This course covers music theory topics including form and analysis. Concentrating mainly on common-practice repertoire, aspects of harmony, form, compositional styles and aesthetics are discussed in detail.

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1000 - 1259
06-Sep-2016 to 13-Dec-2016
Duke
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1000 - 1259
06-Sep-2016 to 13-Dec-2016
Duke


Performance Techniques III (MUSC 2104) 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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Mollerup
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Mollerup


Music History III (MUSC 2105) 3.0 credits



This course covers the Baroque and Classical periods. Topics include Baroque, Proto-Classical styles and Viennese Classical music. Technical and aesthetic aspects of music are discussed in their social, political and economic context.

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0900 - 1159
08-Sep-2016 to 15-Dec-2016
Duke
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W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
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0900 - 1159
08-Sep-2016 to 15-Dec-2016
Duke


Applied Music – Composition III (MUSC 2110) 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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CRN Campus Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
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M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
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TBATo be assigned
TBA
06-Sep-2016 to 16-Dec-2016
Morrison


Jazz Theory I (MUSC 2115) 3.0 credits



This course examines the interrelation between harmonic progression and melody in jazz and popular compositions using contemporary chord scale theory. Topics include the study of jazz/pop harmony, melody, musical form, and style through musical analyses and listening coupled with composition assignments.

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W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
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1030 - 1159
07-Sep-2016 to 16-Dec-2016
McKenzie


Jazz Improvisation II (MUSC 2117) 2.0 credits



This course builds upon Jazz Improvisation 1217. Topics include all scales, modes and arpeggios around the circle of 5ths, key modulations, chord/plural substitutions, pan modal and jazz melodic minor scale and their application to altered dominant chords. Repertoire will be drawn from jazz, jazz-fusion and Latin standards.

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2010
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1459
06-Sep-2016 to 13-Dec-2016
Branter


Arranging I (MUSC 2118) 3.0 credits



This introduction to arranging will focus on the concepts of rhythm, harmony, and form as applied to the principles and techniques of writing and arranging for the rhythm section in conjunction with a lead line for a solo instrument or voice.Writing assignments will incorporate acoustic, electronic, and MIDI instruments.

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CRN Campus Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  72804 BWY-A
BWY-A
3228
2010
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1029
0900 - 1029
07-Sep-2016 to 16-Dec-2016
07-Sep-2016 to 16-Dec-2016
McKenzie


Applied Music – Jazz/Contemporary Voice III (MUSC 2120) 3.0 credits



This course is a continuation of MUSC 1220 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
  72781 BWY-A
TBA
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBA
06-Sep-2016 to 16-Dec-2016
Morrison


Applied Music – Classical Keyboard III (MUSC 2150) 3.0 credits



This course is a continuation of MUSC 1250 that covers all aspects of performance skills and literature relating to classical piano, harpsichord or organ.

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CRN Campus Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  72771 BWY-A
TBA
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBA
06-Sep-2016 to 16-Dec-2016
Morrison


Ensemble – New Music Ensemble III (MUSC 2194) 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.

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CRN Campus Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  72908
TBA
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBA
TBA
Magnanensi
  72909
TBA
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBA
TBA
Siddall


Applied Music – Composition IV (MUSC 2210) 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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CRN Campus Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  74547 BWY-A
TBA
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBA
06-Sep-2016 to 16-Dec-2016
TBA


Applied Music – Classical Keyboard IV (MUSC 2250) 3.0 credits



This course is a continuation of MUSC 2150 that covers all aspects of performance skills and literature relating to classical piano, harpsichord or organ.

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CRN Campus Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  74548 BWY-A
TBA
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBA
06-Sep-2016 to 16-Dec-2016
TBA


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

Term 1

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


Term 2

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


Term 3

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


Term 4

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