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Music - Bachelor of Applied Music


If you have a diploma in music, complete your degree and build a professional network so that you can hit the ground running, doing what you love.

Our faculty are successful, working musicians with a talent for sharing their experience and mentoring committed musicians.

Please contact music@vcc.ca for more information.

Program Status:
Accepting applications . Deadlines: Feb 7, 2020 for Mar 7th auditions; Mar 20, 2020 for Apr 4th

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Sep 2 years Bachelor Degree Broadway Full-time

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Applicants to the full-time degree program must also submit the supplemental music application form, by email to jvanbrunt@vcc.ca, or in person at the registrar’s office. Additional supporting documents are required. Please see admission requirements.

Please contact music@vcc.ca for more information.

Application deadlines are: February 7, 2020 for March 7th auditions; March 20, 2020 for April 4th auditions.

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If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit us at one of our campus locations.

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Program Description

Program Description

The Bachelor of Applied Music Degree is designed to prepare graduates to work as music professionals in emerging music and music-related professions.

This is a full-time program where students participate in a combination of classroom instruction, lab activities, rehearsals, performances, and work experiences. There is also a practicum component in which students complete fieldwork in an area of their choosing within the music industry.

In each of the four terms, students enroll in either classical voice or performance concentration. In the first two terms, students enroll in either Conducting or Creative Music Improvisation.

Classes are generally held Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (subject to change). Some evenings and weekends may be required for rehearsals, performances and other activities.

Courses offered in the degree program are limited to students who have been admitted to the Bachelor of Applied Music program. From time to time, VCC may grant permission for other students to access some of the degree courses.





Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

This program welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 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.
  • Successful completion of the VCC music diploma or equivalent with a minimum B grade average and minimum A-grade in specialized performance or academic area
  • Written proposal to VCC music department outlining goals and proposed program of work. The letter should indicate how the program will fit the career aspirations of the applicant. This may be written with the assistance of VCC music program advisors. The written proposal is to assist in identifying the career plans and establishing the extent of research the applicant has undertaken in preparation for the degree program
  • Two letters of recommendation written by persons other than family or close friends who may be able to assess the applicant's potential success in the degree program and who can speak to the applicant's ability to carry out the proposed plan of work. The letters must be dated no more than three months prior to the application deadline and submitted in a sealed envelope with the recommender's signature over the back flap of the envelope
  • Successful audition in specialized performance area (voice, instrument, or other) or for students wishing to pursue an academic stream, two recent 3,500 word papers
  • Applicants whose first language is not English and who are presenting foreign documents are required to successfully complete the VCC English Language Assessment or equivalent
  • All requests for transfer credits or course exemptions for all courses (including non-music electives) in the program must be submitted with application. Download the Request for Transfer Credit PDF form

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

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $35
Tuition Fee $3,127 Year 1
$3,038 Year 2
Student Union Fee $51 per term
College Initiative Fee $39 per term
Student Union Health Plan Fee $146 per year - if applicable
Student Union Dental Plan Fee $146 per year - if applicable
U-Pass Fee $164 per term
Other Costs
$40 - Graduation Fees
$63 per term - Campus Resource Fee
$141 per term - Material Fee
$738 surcharge - private instruction (major)
$387 surcharge - private instruction (minor) - elective credit
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.


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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 Music - 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
November 5, 2019 Tuesday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Meet at Blenz coffee bar in Building B (north building), ground level. Session will include tour of facilities, viewing of ensemble rehearsals, and a Q & A period. Broadway
November 21, 2019 Thursday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Meet at Blenz coffee bar in Building B (north building), ground level. Session will include tour of facilities, viewing of ensemble rehearsals, and a Q & A period. Broadway
December 10, 2019 Thursday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Meet at Blenz coffee bar in Building B (north building), ground level. Session will include tour of facilities and a Q & A period in room 3001 (south building). Broadway
January 23, 2020 Thursday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Meet at Blenz coffee bar in Building B (north building), ground level. Session will include tour of facilities, viewing of ensemble rehearsals, and a Q & A period. Broadway


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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Fall 2019 (201970)

(MUSC 3103) Materials of Music 5 3.0 credits



Selected topics in theory and analysis. Selected topics change from time to time to accommodate perceived needs, popular topics or demand. The offerings are announced prior to the advising period for the following academic year in order for degree students to schedule their proposed plan of work.

Prerequisite: Materials of Music 4 or permission

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75217 BWY-A Rm. 3228
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1059
09-Sep-2019
to 09-Dec-2019
Duke, David


(MUSC 3104) Performance Techniques 5 2.0 credits



This course reinforces traditional performance craft while developing important additional production, communication and stage skills. Students perform repertoire selected in collaboration with their private applied music instructor and the assigned course supervisor. These performances are required at least once per term and can be performed by individuals or in pre-rehearsed small ensembles. Students also participate in group discussions, critiques of their peers' work and informational sessions on a variety of performance related topics.

Prerequisite: Performance Techniques 4 or permission

Corequisite: Performance Concentration 5 or Classical Voice 5


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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75218 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned
03-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
Rushka, Paul
  75218 BWY-A Rm. 2010
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1459
04-Sep-2019
to 11-Dec-2019
Rushka, Paul


(MUSC 3106) World Music 1 3.0 credits



An intensive overview of the music of Britain, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Topics include organology, cultural migration, modern fusion and pop trends.

Prerequisite: Music History 1 or permission

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75219 BWY-A Rm. 3001
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1029
03-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
Morgan, Deirdre


(MUSC 3107) Career Opportunities 2 3.0 credits



Advanced Career Opportunities prepares the student for work in the music industry. Skills learned include the basic Microsoft Office suite, AFM, CBC, Socan and recording contracts, copyright law, interview techniques, publicity and marketing elements. Lectures, assignments and guest lectures develop a student's comprehensive knowledge of the local and national classical and commercial music scenes.

Prerequisite: Career Opportunities 11

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75216 BWY-B Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned
03-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
Hayley, Dory
  75216 BWY-A Rm. 2755
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0930 - 1129
04-Sep-2019
to 11-Dec-2019
Hayley, Dory


(MUSC 3109) Performance Concentration 5 3.0 credits



This course is related to working with individual instrumental instruction as well as individual lessons in composition at the third year level. Instrumental lessons focus on learning new repertoire, interpretation, stylistic nuance, and honing finer points of performance practice. Composition students focus on refining formal elements of form, structure, and texture while developing a more sophisticated approach to idiomatic writing and orchestration.

At the end of each term, the student must perform a jury exam of 30 minutes in duration during the regularly scheduled jury period. No more than ten minutes of the jury performance may feature the student in an ensemble setting (chamber music, combo, duo, etc.) rather than as a soloist. The jury consists of prepared performance pieces representative of the genre and repertoire of the performer's area of specialization. The pieces may include improvisations on jazz, creative music, traditional and new music forms. Composers will present a 25 minute program of compositions. These may be performed live or be presented in recorded format. Recordings must be submitted on CD, be of high quality, and be accompanied by clearly printed scores, lead sheets, and lyrics. Manuscript scores and lyrics are not accepted.

Note: Only classical majors should enroll in Classical Voice 5 (MUSC 3130) instead of Performance Concentration 5.

Corequisite: Performance Techniques 5


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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75241 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
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TBATo be assigned
03-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
TBATo be assigned


(MUSC 3113) Conducting 1 3.0 credits



An advanced course combining the traditional areas of choral and instrumental conducting, instrumentation and orchestration.

Prerequisite: Materials and Structures of Music 2 & Music History 1 or equivalent1

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75220 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned
03-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
van Wyck, Gerald
  75220 BWY-A Rm. 3226
MTM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1429
03-Sep-2019
to 10-Dec-2019
van Wyck, Gerald


(MUSC 3117) Creative Music Improvisation 1 2.0 credits



A course for advanced improvisers of an approved level of development. This course consists of in depth exploration of idiomatic repertoire and development of non-idiomatic language. Fundamental vocabularies and mental skills are exercised through solo and group performance.

Note: Students may choose to take Creative Music Improvisation 1 or Conducting 1 (MUSC 3113). One course is required and the other may be taken as an elective credit.

Prerequisite: MUSC 2217 Jazz Improvisation or audition

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75221 BWY-A Rm. 3201
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1230 - 1429
09-Sep-2019
to 09-Dec-2019
Rushka, Paul


(MUSC 3130) Classical Voice 5 3.0 credits



This course is related to working with individual instrumental and vocal instruction as well as individual lessons in composition at the third year level. Instrumental and vocal lessons focus on learning new repertoire, interpretation, stylistic nuance, and honing finer points of performance practice.

At the end of each term, the student must perform a jury exam of 30 minutes in duration during the regularly scheduled jury period. No more than ten minutes of the jury performance may feature the student in an ensemble setting (chamber music, combo, duo, etc.) rather than as a soloist. The jury consists of prepared performance pieces representative of the genre and repertoire of the performer's area of specialization. The pieces may include improvisations on jazz, creative music, traditional and new music forms.

Corequisite: MUSC 3104 Performance Techniques 5

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75240 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
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TBATo be assigned
03-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
TBATo be assigned


(MUSC 3190) Directed Ensemble 5 1.0 credits



Students participate in an upper level directed ensemble related to their concentration to be chosen from the following: VCC Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, Orchestra, New Music Ensemble, Gamelan Ensemble, Korean Ensemble, and Latin Jazz Ensemble. Participation presumes an advanced performance ability and a corresponding level of musical maturity.

*In special circumstances subject to the approval of School of Music faculty, a student may enroll in a directed ensemble outside her/his applied music concentration.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75237 BWY-A Rm. 2010
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1600 - 1859
03-Sep-2019
to 10-Dec-2019
Korsrud, John
  75723 BWY-A Rm. 2010
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1630 - 1929
04-Sep-2019
to 11-Dec-2019
Tempest, James
  75724 BWY-A Rm. 3226
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1530 - 1829
04-Sep-2019
to 11-Dec-2019
Danderfer, James
  75232 BWY-A Rm. 3201
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1600 - 1859
05-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
Scott, Craig
  75234 BWY-A Rm. 2010
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1900 - 2159
05-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
TBATo be assigned
  75725 BWY-A Rm. 2010
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1530 - 1829
05-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
Mollerup, Laurence
  75233 BWY-A Rm. 2010
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2114
09-Sep-2019
to 09-Dec-2019
Danderfer, James
  75721 BWY-A Rm. 2010
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1430 - 1744
09-Sep-2019
to 09-Dec-2019
Siddall, Jon
  75230 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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Kremer, Paula
  75231 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned

van Wyck, Gerald
  75722 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned

Magnanensi, Giorgio


(MUSC 3204) Performance Techniques 6 2.0 credits



This course reinforces traditional performance craft while developing important additional production, communication and stage skills. Students perform repertoire selected in collaboration with their private applied music instructor and the assigned course supervisor. These performances are required at least once per term and can be performed by individuals or in pre-rehearsed small ensembles. Students also participate in group discussions, critiques of their peers' work and informational sessions on a variety of performance related topics.

Corequisite: Performance Concentration 6 or Classical Voice 6

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75227 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned

Rushka, Paul


(MUSC 3209) Performance Concentration 6 3.0 credits



A continuation of Performance Concentration 5. This course is related to working with individual instrumental instruction as well as individual lessons in composition at the third year level. Instrumental lessons focus on learning new repertoire, interpretation, stylistic nuance, and honing finer points of performance practice. Composition students focus on refining formal elements of form, structure, and texture while developing a more sophisticated approach to idiomatic writing and orchestration.

At the end of each term, the student must perform a jury exam of 30 minutes in duration during the regularly scheduled jury period. No more than ten minutes of the jury performance may feature the student in an ensemble setting (chamber music, combo, duo, etc.) rather than as a soloist. The jury consists of prepared performance pieces representative of the genre and repertoire of the performer's area of specialization. The pieces may include improvisations on jazz, creative music, traditional and new music forms. Composers will present a 25 minute program of compositions. These may be performed live or be presented in recorded format. Recordings must be submitted on CD, be of high quality, and be accompanied by clearly printed scores, lead sheets, and lyrics. Manuscript scores and lyrics are not accepted.

Note: Only classical majors should enroll in Classical Voice 6 (MUSC 3230) instead of Performance Concentration 6.

Corequisite: Performance Techniques 6

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75239 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned
03-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
TBATo be assigned


(MUSC 4106) Music Seminar 1 2.0 credits



Seminars explore selected contemporary and historical topics in the areas of performance practice, theory, musicology, composition, arranging, research and the music industry. Classes consist of lectures, discussions and student presentations. Seminar topic selections emphasize acute issues or important historical trends and change from year to year.

Prerequisite: Materials of Music 5 or permission

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75222 BWY-A Rm. 3228
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1059
06-Sep-2019
to 06-Dec-2019
Morrison, Ken
  75226 BWY-A Rm. 3228
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1100 - 1259
06-Sep-2019
to 06-Dec-2019
McKenzie, Robert


(MUSC 4107) Career Opportunities Practicum 5.0 credits



The successful completion of the industry placement experience in the seventh term meets an important requirement of the applied degree. Students are placed in a professional, music-industry workplace that is relevant to their particular areas of interest. These individualized music industry projects are undertaken with community partners such as agents, performing and broadcast organizations, venues, and relevant arts organizations. During this placement students consolidate their studies and work experience. Students develop a study project related to the work term, which is meant to enhance the value of this work term for both student and project sponsors.

Prerequisite: Career Opportunities 2

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75223 OFFSTE Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned
03-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
Duke, David


(MUSC 4204) Performance Techniques 7 2.0 credits



This course reinforces traditional performance craft while developing important additional production, communication and stage skills. Students perform repertoire selected in collaboration with their private applied music instructor and the assigned course supervisor. These performances are required at least once per term and can be performed by individuals or in pre-rehearsed small ensembles. Students also participate in group discussions, critiques of their peers' work and informational sessions on a variety of performance related topics.

Prerequisite: Performance Techniques 6 or permission

Corequisite: Performance Concentration 7

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75224 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned

Rushka, Paul


(MUSC 4209) Performance Concentration 7 3.0 credits



A continuation of Performance Concentration 6. Lessons focus on preparing the degree student for their graduation recital. Students prepare a recital to include a minimum of 60 minutes (maximum 90 minutes) of music. Students are encouraged to perform in chamber music or other small group settings but a substantial portion of the performance (80% or more) must feature the recital student as a soloist. Composers are also required to present a 60 minute minimum (90 minutes maximum) program of their compositions and are responsible for the organization of performers and other technical requirements. All recital repertoire must be approved by the private instructor at least six weeks in advance of the scheduled recital. Students are encouraged to use Performance Techniques 7 to test out new repertoire and fine tune upcoming recital performances.

Note: Only classical majors should enroll in Classical Voice 7 (MUSC 4230) instead of Performance Concentration 7.

Prerequisite: Performance Concentration 6

Corequisite: Performance Techniques 7

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75225 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned
03-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
TBATo be assigned


(MUSC 4230) Classical Voice 7 3.0 credits



A continuation of Classical Voice 6. This course is related to working with individual vocal instruction. Lessons focus on preparing the degree student for their graduation recital. Students will prepare a recital to include a minimum of 60 minutes (maximum 90 minutes) of music. Students are encouraged to perform in chamber music or other small group settings but a substantial portion of the performance (80% or more) must feature the recital student as a soloist.

Corequisite: Performance Techniques 7

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75768 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned
03-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
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(MUSC 4309) Performance Concentration 8 3.0 credits



A continuation of Performance Concentration 7. Lessons focus on preparing the degree student for their graduation recital. Students prepare a recital to include a minimum of 60 minutes (maximum 90 minutes) of music. Students are encouraged to perform in chamber music or other small group settings but a substantial portion of the performance (80% or more) must feature the recital student as a soloist. Composers are also required to present a 60 minute minimum (90 minutes maximum) program of their compositions and are responsible for the organization of performers and other technical requirements. All recital repertoire must be approved by the private instructor at least six weeks in advance of the scheduled recital. Students are encouraged to use Performance Techniques 7 to test out new repertoire and fine tune upcoming recital performances.

Note: Classical voice majors should enroll in Classical Voice 8 (MUSC 4330) instead of Performance Concentration 8.

Prerequisite: Performance Concentration 7

Corequisite: Performance Techniques 8

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  76013 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned
03-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
TBATo be assigned


Upcoming Schedules in Winter 2020 (202040)

(MUSC 3204) Performance Techniques 6 2.0 credits



This course reinforces traditional performance craft while developing important additional production, communication and stage skills. Students perform repertoire selected in collaboration with their private applied music instructor and the assigned course supervisor. These performances are required at least once per term and can be performed by individuals or in pre-rehearsed small ensembles. Students also participate in group discussions, critiques of their peers' work and informational sessions on a variety of performance related topics.

Corequisite: Performance Concentration 6 or Classical Voice 6

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  44922 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned

Rushka, Paul


(MUSC 3206) World Music 2 3.0 credits



A continuation of World Music 1 with a focus on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean traditional and contemporary cultural practices.

Prerequisite: MUSC 3106 World Music 1 or permission

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  44923 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1029
09-Jan-2020
to 30-Apr-2020
Morgan, Deirdre


(MUSC 3208) Rhythm Studies 3 3.0 credits



This course concentrates on the development of advanced rhythmic skills through score reading, vocal rhythm exercises, transcription, conduction and analysis. Students become acquainted with diverse global approaches to time keeping, cyclical structures, jazz and popular music conceptions of "feel", metric modulation and the concept of the "clave".

Prerequisite: Rhythm Studies 2

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  44924 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1159
09-Jan-2020
to 30-Apr-2020
Morrison, Ken


(MUSC 3209) Performance Concentration 6 3.0 credits



A continuation of Performance Concentration 5. This course is related to working with individual instrumental instruction as well as individual lessons in composition at the third year level. Instrumental lessons focus on learning new repertoire, interpretation, stylistic nuance, and honing finer points of performance practice. Composition students focus on refining formal elements of form, structure, and texture while developing a more sophisticated approach to idiomatic writing and orchestration.

At the end of each term, the student must perform a jury exam of 30 minutes in duration during the regularly scheduled jury period. No more than ten minutes of the jury performance may feature the student in an ensemble setting (chamber music, combo, duo, etc.) rather than as a soloist. The jury consists of prepared performance pieces representative of the genre and repertoire of the performer's area of specialization. The pieces may include improvisations on jazz, creative music, traditional and new music forms. Composers will present a 25 minute program of compositions. These may be performed live or be presented in recorded format. Recordings must be submitted on CD, be of high quality, and be accompanied by clearly printed scores, lead sheets, and lyrics. Manuscript scores and lyrics are not accepted.

Note: Only classical majors should enroll in Classical Voice 6 (MUSC 3230) instead of Performance Concentration 6.

Corequisite: Performance Techniques 6

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  44935 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
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06-Jan-2020
to 30-Apr-2020
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(MUSC 3213) Conducting 2 3.0 credits



This course continues the concentration of Conducting 1 in training musicians to become conductors of choral and orchestral ensembles. Most aspects of rehearsing and performing, from conducting beat patterns through the psychology of rehearsal pacing, to programming and finding resources are explored.

Prerequisite: MUSC 3113 Conducting 1

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  44925 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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U-Sunday
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van Wyck, Gerald


(MUSC 3217) Creative Music Improvisation 2 2.0 credits



A course for advanced improvisers of an approved level of development. This course consists of in-depth exploration of idiomatic repertoire and development of non-idiomatic language. Fundamental vocabularies and mental skills are emphasized.

Note: Students may choose to take Creative Music Improvisation 2 or Conducting 2 (MUSC 3213). One course is required and the other may be taken as an elective credit.

Prerequisite: MUSC 3117 Creative Music Improvisation 1 or audition

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  44926 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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U-Sunday

1230 - 1429
06-Jan-2020
to 27-Apr-2020
Rushka, Paul


(MUSC 3290) Directed Ensemble 6 1.0 credits



Students participate in an upper level directed ensemble related to their concentration to be chosen from the following: VCC Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, Orchestra, New Music Ensemble, Gamelan Ensemble, Korean Ensemble, and Latin Jazz Ensemble. Participation presumes an advanced performance ability and a corresponding level of musical maturity.

*In special circumstances subject to the approval of School of Music faculty, a student may enroll in a directed ensemble outside her/his applied music concentration.

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  44940 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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1800 - 2059
06-Jan-2020
to 27-Apr-2020
Danderfer, James
  45510 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1430 - 1729
06-Jan-2020
to 27-Apr-2020
Siddall, Jon
  45511 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1759
08-Jan-2020
to 29-Apr-2020
Danderfer, James
  45513 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1630 - 1929
08-Jan-2020
to 29-Apr-2020
Tempest, James
  44933 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1600 - 1859
09-Jan-2020
to 30-Apr-2020
Korsrud, John
  44934 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1530 - 1829
09-Jan-2020
to 30-Apr-2020
Mollerup, Laurence
  45509 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1600 - 1859
09-Jan-2020
to 30-Apr-2020
Scott, Craig
  45512 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1900 - 2159
09-Jan-2020
to 30-Apr-2020
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  44931 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
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Plumley, Patricia
  44932 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
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F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
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van Wyck, Gerald
  45508 Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
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W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
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Magnanensi, Giorgio


(MUSC 4107) Career Opportunities Practicum 5.0 credits



The successful completion of the industry placement experience in the seventh term meets an important requirement of the applied degree. Students are placed in a professional, music-industry workplace that is relevant to their particular areas of interest. These individualized music industry projects are undertaken with community partners such as agents, performing and broadcast organizations, venues, and relevant arts organizations. During this placement students consolidate their studies and work experience. Students develop a study project related to the work term, which is meant to enhance the value of this work term for both student and project sponsors.

Prerequisite: Career Opportunities 2

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  44943 OFFSTE Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
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06-Jan-2020
to 30-Apr-2020
Duke, David


(MUSC 4206) Music Seminar 2 2.0 credits



Seminars explore selected contemporary and historical topics in the areas of performance practice, theory, musicology, composition, arranging research and the music industry. Classes consist of lectures, discussions and student presentations. Seminar topic selections emphasize acute issues or important historical trends and change from year to year.

Prerequisite: Music Seminar 1

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  44937 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1400 - 1559
09-Jan-2020
to 30-Apr-2020
Morgan, Deirdre
  44938 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1000 - 1159
10-Jan-2020
to 24-Apr-2020
Duke, David


(MUSC 4304) Performance Techniques 8 2.0 credits



A continuation of Performance Techniques 7. Degree students are encouraged to use their last term of Performance Techniques to experiment with new repertoire and various types of presentation formats. Students are encouraged to schedule up to three short performances during Term 8 in order to prepare for the one hour final graduation recital at the end of the term.

Weekly attendance at Performance Techniques is recommended but not mandatory for Degree students that may be involved in performance projects outside the School of Music. These activities must be reported, discussed with and approved by the course instructor.

Co-requisite: Performance Concentration 8 or Classical Voice 8

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Rushka, Paul


(MUSC 4309) Performance Concentration 8 3.0 credits



A continuation of Performance Concentration 7. Lessons focus on preparing the degree student for their graduation recital. Students prepare a recital to include a minimum of 60 minutes (maximum 90 minutes) of music. Students are encouraged to perform in chamber music or other small group settings but a substantial portion of the performance (80% or more) must feature the recital student as a soloist. Composers are also required to present a 60 minute minimum (90 minutes maximum) program of their compositions and are responsible for the organization of performers and other technical requirements. All recital repertoire must be approved by the private instructor at least six weeks in advance of the scheduled recital. Students are encouraged to use Performance Techniques 7 to test out new repertoire and fine tune upcoming recital performances.

Note: Classical voice majors should enroll in Classical Voice 8 (MUSC 4330) instead of Performance Concentration 8.

Prerequisite: Performance Concentration 7

Corequisite: Performance Techniques 8

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06-Jan-2020
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(MUSC 4330) Classical Voice 8 3.0 credits



Lessons focus on preparing the degree student for their graduation recital. Students prepare a recital to include a minimum of 60 minutes (maximum 90 minutes) of music. Students are encouraged to perform in chamber music or other small group settings but a substantial portion of the performance (80% or more) must feature the recital student as a soloist. Composers are also required to present a 60 minute minimum (90 minutes maximum) program of their compositions and are responsible for the organization of performers and other technical requirements. All recital repertoire must be approved by the private instructor at least six weeks in advance of the scheduled recital. Students are encouraged to use Performance Techniques 7 to test out new repertoire and fine tune upcoming recital performances.

Prerequisite: Classical Voice 7

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06-Jan-2020
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Term 1

(MUSC 3103) Materials of Music 5
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC 3104) Performance Techniques 5
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
(MUSC 3106) World Music 1
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC 3107) Career Opportunities 2
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC 3109) Performance Concentration 5
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC 3113) Conducting 1
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC 3117) Creative Music Improvisation 1
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
(MUSC 3130) Classical Voice 5
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC 3190) Directed Ensemble 5
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits


Term 2

(MUSC 3204) Performance Techniques 6
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
(MUSC 3206) World Music 2
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC 3208) Rhythm Studies 3
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC 3209) Performance Concentration 6
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC 3213) Conducting 2
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC 3217) Creative Music Improvisation 2
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
(MUSC 3230) Classical Voice 6
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC 3290) Directed Ensemble 6
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits
(MUSC ELC2) Non-Music Elective 2
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits


Term 3

(MUSC 4106) Music Seminar 1
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
(MUSC 4107) Career Opportunities Practicum
course schedule schedule
5.0 credits
(MUSC 4204) Performance Techniques 7
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
(MUSC 4209) Performance Concentration 7
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC 4230) Classical Voice 7
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC ELC3) Non-Music Elective 3
course schedule schedule
6.0 credits


Term 4

(MUSC 4206) Music Seminar 2
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
(MUSC 4304) Performance Techniques 8
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
(MUSC 4309) Performance Concentration 8
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC 4330) Classical Voice 8
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits
(MUSC ELC1) Non-Music Elective 1
course schedule schedule
6.0 credits
(N/A) Music Electives
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits