Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies

Music

Courses

MUSC 100  (3)  Introduction to Musical Theory I

An opportunity to develop tools for understanding and manipulating musical fundamentals. Exploration and discussion of musical parameters in various different musical styles. Additional objectives: acquiring musical literacy and active listening skills, and developing a vocabulary for articulately discussing music. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Theory placement test and permission of instructor.

Co-requisites: MUSC 103.

MUSC 101  (3)  Introduction to Musical Theory II

An opportunity to further develop tools for understanding and manipulating musical fundamentals. Exploration and discussion of musical parameters in various different musical styles. Additional objectives: acquiring musical literacy and active listening skills, and developing a vocabulary for articulately discussing music. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 100 and permission of instructor.

Co-requisites: MUSC 104.

MUSC 103  (1)  Basic Musicianship I

Basic aspects of musicianship: listening, performing, notation of the melodic, rhythmic and harmonic elements of music. Coursework includes studies in solfege, clapping, conducting and vocalizing rhythms. (2:0:0)

Co-requisites: MUSC 100 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 104  (1)  Basic Musicianship II

A continuation of MUSC 103. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 103 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 107  (1)  Aural, Solfege and Conducting Skills I

Basic aspects of musicianship: listening, performing, notation of the melodic, rhythmic and harmonic elements of music. Coursework includes studies in solfege, conducting and vocalizing rhythms. (2:0:0)

Co-requisites: MUSC 121 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 108  (1)  Aural, Solfege and Conducting Skills II

A continuation of MUSC 107. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 107 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 115  (3)  Survey of North American Music Styles: 1619-1900

Follows Anglo-American and Afro-American musical traditions from the 17th Century through the 19th Century. Emphasizes the study of styles that result from the syncretism of African and European influences. An ethnomusicological perspective considers the cultural milieu in which these styles emerge and evolve. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUSC 116  (3)  History of American Popular Music: from 1900

Follows Anglo-American and Afro-American musical traditions from the 20th Century through to the present. Emphasizes the study of styles that result from the syncretism of African and European influences. An ethnomusicological perspective considers the cultural milieu in which these styles emerge and evolve. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUSC 121  (3)  Musical Theory I

A study of the theory of music including harmony, melody, counterpoint and analytical skills of chordal and formal structure, including development of writing skills. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Theory placement test, TC Grade 2 or equivalent, or MUSC 100/MUSC 101 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 122  (3)  Musical Theory II

A continuation of MUSC 121. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 121 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 123  (2)  Keyboard Harmony I

The study of harmony and styles of accompaniment through the use of music literature and figured bass. Keyboard harmony papers are used to reinforce theory requirements. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Piano major and permission of instructor.

MUSC 124  (2)  Keyboard Harmony II

A continuation of MUSC 123. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 123 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 125  (2)  Computers and Music I

An introduction to computers as they are used in music. The focus is on learning software that aids in traditional musical pursuits: scoring, ear training, and burning CDs for private lesson accompaniment, compositional or other purposes. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of first semester of Jazz program and/or permission of instructor.

MUSC 130  (3)  A Vehicle to Spirituality

Designed to examine the links between music, spirituality, and the human condition through an exploration of culture, religion, philosophy, and social constructs. Although students will be participating in various creative endeavours, no prior musical knowledge is required. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

MUSC 131  (3)  Music Producers: The Soundmakers of Generations

This course is an exploration of the influence of the colourful, idiosyncratic and visionary music producers through popular music and the fascinatingly crucial role they have played in shaping the way we hear pop music today societally and culturally. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

MUSC 137  (1)  Private Music Instruction I: Secondary Instrument

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUSC 138  (1)  Private Music Instruction II: Secondary Instrument (Ends Aug 2018)

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 137 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 138  (1)  Private Music Instruction II: Secondary Instrument (Effective Sep 2018)

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUSC 143  (1)  Keyboard Musicianship I

Group instruction in Piano. A study of the keyboard both as an instrument and as a tool to implement theoretical knowledge. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUSC 144  (1)  Keyboard Musicianship II

Group Instruction in piano. A further study of the keyboard both as an instrument and as a tool to implement theoretical knowledge. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 143 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 145  (2)  Private Music Instruction I: Major Instrument

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUSC 146  (2)  Private Music Instruction II: Major Instrument

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 145 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 151  (1)  Choir I

The study and performance of choral works by the masters, in the VIU Chorus. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Successful audition and permission of instructor.

MUSC 152  (1)  Choir II

A continuaton of MUSC 151. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 151 or successful audition; and permission of instructor.

MUSC 153  (1)  College Singers I

The study of the choral repertoire with emphasis on all areas of music, not merely the standard of works. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Successful audition and permission of instructor.

MUSC 154  (1)  College Singers II

A continuation of MUSC 153. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 153 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 155  (1)  Vocal Jazz I

An analysis and performance of various jazz styles for choir. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: Successful audition and permission of instructor.

MUSC 156  (1)  Vocal Jazz II

A continuation of MUSC 155. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 155 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 161  (1)  Chamber Choir I

A performance course. The study and performance of the standard chamber music repertoire with the Cantabile Chamber Choir. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUSC 162  (1)  Chamber Choir II

A performance course. A continuation of MUSC 161. The study and performance of the standard chamber music repertoire with a Cantabile Chamber Choir. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 161, successful audition, and permission of instructor.

MUSC 163  (1)  Wind Ensemble I

A performance course. The study and performance of the standard wind ensemble repertoire with the VIU Wind Ensemble. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 164  (1)  Wind Ensemble II

A continuation of MUSC 163. The continued study and performance of the standard wind ensemble repertoire with the VIU Wind Ensemble. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Audition and permission of instructor.

MUSC 165  (1)  Saxophone Ensemble I

A performance course. The study and performance of the standard saxophone ensemble repertoire with the VIU Saxophone Ensemble. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Audition and permission of instructor.

MUSC 169  (1)  Small Chamber Ensemble I

A performance course. The study and performance of the standard small chamber ensemble repertoire with other students who have decided to pursue this performance venue. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of instructor.

MUSC 171  (1)  Guitar Ensemble I

An opportunity to develop and improve music reading skills for guitarists. Required for all guitar majors entering the Jazz Program. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 169. or MUSC 171. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUSC 172  (1)  Guitar Ensemble II

A continuation of MUSC 171. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 170. or MUSC 172. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 171 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 173  (1)  Jazz Ensemble I

Analysis and performance of styles for jazz stage band. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 165 or MUSC 173. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: Successful audition and permission of instructor.

MUSC 174  (1)  Jazz Ensemble II

A continuation of MUSC 173. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 166. or MUSC 174. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 165 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 181  (2)  Jazz Theory, Aural Skills and Improvisation I

An introduction to small group ensemble performance. Aspects of jazz performance practice are studied in detail, including rhythm and time, melody playing, group interaction, repertoire, roles of instruments, improvisation, and aural skills. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 191 or MUSC 181. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUSC 182  (2)  Jazz Theory, Aural Skills and Improvisation II

A continuation of MUSC 181. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 192 or MUSC 182. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 181 or MUSC 191; and permission of instructor.

MUSC 200  (2)  Career Development I

A one-semester course consisting of a conceptual survey pertaining to employment as a recording artist, performer, and/or writer in the music industry. The scope of the paradigm incorporates both the independent and the corporate paths of the professional musical artist. MUSC 200 was formerly called MUSC 400; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the Music program.

MUSC 205  (3)  Music Composition I

Covers several 20th Century composers. Students listen to and discuss selected works by each composer, and then write three to five pieces of music based on the styles of the composers studied. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 105. or MUSC 205. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUSC 215  (3)  History of Music I

A survey of musical literature and styles of western civilization from antiquity to 1600. MUSC 215 was formerly called MUSC 111; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Theory rudiments and permission of instructor.

MUSC 216  (3)  History of Music II

A continuation of MUSC 215. A detailed survey of the musical literature and styles of western civilization from 1600 to the present. MUSC 216 was formerly called MUSC 211; credit will not be granted for both courses. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 112 or MUSC 216. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 215 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 221  (3)  Musical Theory: Aural, Solfege and Conducting Skills III

A study in the analysis of form and harmony in music including some work with Schenkerian Analysis, using examples ranging from the Baroque period (1600 A.D.) to the early 20th-Century. Includes continued development of writing, aural, and solfege skills. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 121, MUSC 122, and permission of instructor.

MUSC 222  (3)  Musical Theory: Aural, Solfege and Conducting Skills IV

A continuation of MUSC 221. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 221 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 223  (2)  Keyboard Harmony III

A continuation of MUSC 123/124. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 243. or MUSC 223. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 123, MUSC 124, and permission of instructor.

MUSC 224  (2)  Keyboard Harmony IV

A continuation of MUSC 223. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 244. or MUSC 224. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 223 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 225  (3)  Introduction to Home Recording

An introduction to home recording, production, and music creation. Students will learn fundamental skills to compose, record, and produce music in a home studio. Emphasis will be placed on learning the essential hardware and software that make up a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

MUSC 237  (1)  Private Music Instruction III: Secondary Instrument (Ends Aug 2018)

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 138 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 237  (1)  Private Music Instruction III: Secondary Instrument (Effective Sep 2018)

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 137 or MUSC 138 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 238  (1)  Private Music Instruction IV: Secondary Instrument (Ends Aug 2018)

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 237 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 238  (1)  Private Music Instruction IV: Secondary Instrument (Effective Sep 2018)

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: One of MUSC 137, MUSC 138, or MUSC 237; or permission of instructor.

MUSC 243  (2)  Keyboard Musicianship III (Ends Aug 2018)

A continuation of MUSC 144. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 223. or MUSC 243. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 143 and MUSC 144 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 243  (1)  Keyboard Musicianship III (Effective Sep 2018)

A continuation of MUSC 144. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 223. or MUSC 243. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 143 and MUSC 144 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 244  (2)  Keyboard Musicianship IV (Ends Aug 2018)

A continuation of MUSC 243. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 224. or MUSC 244. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 243 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 244  (1)  Keyboard Musicianship IV (Effective Sep 2018)

A continuation of MUSC 243. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 224. or MUSC 244. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 243 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 245  (2)  Private Music Instruction III: Major Instrument

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 146 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 246  (2)  Private Music Instruction IV: Major Instrument

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 245 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 251  (1)  Choir III

The study and performance of choral works by the masters, in the VIU Chorus. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Successful audition and permission of instructor.

MUSC 252  (1)  Choir IV

A continuation of MUSC 251. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 251, successful audition, and permission of instructor.

MUSC 253  (1)  College Singers III

A continuation of MUSC 153/154. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 153, MUSC 154, and permission of instructor.

MUSC 254  (1)  College Singers IV

A continuation of MUSC 253. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 253 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 255  (1)  Vocal Jazz III

Analysis and performance of various jazz styles for choir. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 156, successful audition, and permission of instructor.

MUSC 256  (1)  Vocal Jazz IV

A continuation of MUSC 255. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 255 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 259  (3)  Music Pedagogy (Effective Sep 2018)

This course is designed for students who intend to enter an education program and become music teachers in the school system. MUSC 259 will introduce students to music based teaching methodology and will prepare them for careers in music instruction. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 101 and MUSC 104, or permission of the instructor

MUSC 260  (3)  Studies in Orff-Kodály Pedagogy (Effective Sep 2018)

This course presents music education methods created by Karl Orff and Zoltan Kodály, designed for students intending to be music teachers at the elementary school level and who may employ the Orff-Kodály method in teaching music classes. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 101 and MUSC 104, or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 261  (1)  Chamber Choir III

A performance course. A continuation of MUSC 161/162. Consists of the study and performance of the standard chamber music repertoire with the Cantabile Chamber Choir. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 162 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 262  (1)  Chamber Choir IV

A performance course. A continuation of MUSC 161, 162 and 261. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 261 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 263  (1)  Wind Ensemble III

A performance course. A continuation of MUSC 163/164. The study and performance of the standard wind repertoire with the VIU Wind Ensemble. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of instructor.

MUSC 264  (1)  Wind Ensemble IV

A performance course. A continuation of MUSC 163 / 164 and MUSC 263. The study and performance of the standard wind ensemble repertoire with the VIU Wind Ensemble. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of instructor.

MUSC 265  (1)  Saxophone Ensemble III

A performance course. A continuation of MUSC 165/166. The study and performance of the standard saxophone ensemble repertoire with the VIU Saxophone Ensemble. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of instructor.

MUSC 266  (1)  Saxophone Ensemble IV

A performance course. A continuation of MUSC 165/166 and MUSC 265. The study and performance of the standard saxophone ensemble repertoire with the VIU Saxophone Ensemble. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of instructor.

MUSC 267  (1)  Trombone Ensemble III

A performance course. A continuation of MUSC 167/168. The study and performance of the standard trombone repertoire with the VIU Trombone Ensemble. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of instructor.

MUSC 268  (1)  Trombone Ensemble IV

A performance course. A continuation of MUSC 167/168 and MUSC 267. The study and performance of the standard trombone repertoire with the VIU Trombone Ensemble. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of instructor.

MUSC 269  (1)  Small Chamber Ensemble III

A performance course. A continuation of MUSC 169/170. The study and performance of the standard small chamber ensemble repertoire with other students who have decided to pursue this performance venue. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of instructor.

MUSC 271  (1)  Advanced Guitar Ensemble I

An opportunity for guitarists to develop and improve reading skills. Required for all guitar majors entering the Jazz Program. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 269. or MUSC 271. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 172 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 272  (1)  Advanced Guitar Ensemble II

A continuation of MUSC 271. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 270. or MUSC 272. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 271 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 273  (1)  Jazz Ensemble III

A continuation of MUSC 173/174. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 265 or MUSC 273. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 173, MUSC 174, and permission of instructor.

MUSC 274  (1)  Jazz Ensemble IV

A continuation of MUSC 273. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 266 or MUSC 274. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 273 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 281  (3)  Jazz Theory, Aural Skills and Improvisation III

An advanced course in the theoretical basis of jazz improvisation focusing on chord/scale theory, analysis and performance of standard repertoire, and ear training. Emphasizes alternate approaches to improvisation, quartal harmony, slash chords, and jazz minor harmony. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 291 or MUSC 281. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 182 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 282  (3)  Jazz Theory, Aural Skills and Improvisation IV (Ends Aug 2018)

A continuation of MUSC 281. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 292 or MUSC 282. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 281 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 282  (3)  Jazz Theory, Aural Skills and Improvisation IV (Effective Sep 2018)

A continuation of MUSC 281. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 292 or MUSC 282. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 281 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 283  (1)  Jazz Workshop and Repertoire I (Ends Aug 2018)

An introduction to small group ensemble. Aspects of jazz performance practice are studied in detail, including rhythm and time, melody playing, group interaction, repertoire, roles of instruments, and improvisation. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 293 or MUSC 283. (0:2:1)

Prerequisite: MUSC 194 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 283  (1)  Jazz Workshop and Repertoire I (Effective Sep 2018)

An introduction to small group ensemble. Aspects of jazz performance practice are studied in detail, including rhythm and time, melody playing, group interaction, repertoire, roles of instruments, and improvisation. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 293 or MUSC 283. (0:2:1)

Prerequisite: MUSC 182 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 284  (1)  Jazz Workshop and Repertoire II (Ends Aug 2018)

A continuation of MUSC 283. An opportunity to increase the experience students have with small group ensembles performance. Aspects of jazz performance practice are studied in greater detail, including rhythm and time, melody playing, group interaction, repertoire, roles of instruments, and improvisation. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 294 or MUSC 284. (0:2:1)

Prerequisite: MUSC 293 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 284  (1)  Jazz Workshop and Repertoire II (Effective Sep 2018)

A continuation of MUSC 283. An opportunity to increase the experience students have with small group ensembles performance. Aspects of jazz performance practice are studied in greater detail, including rhythm and time, melody playing, group interaction, repertoire, roles of instruments, and improvisation. Credit will only be granted for one of MUSC 294 or MUSC 284. (0:2:1)

Prerequisite: MUSC 283 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 305  (3)  Music Composition II

This course is a continuation of MUSC 205, and covers the study of 20th century compositional techniques used in the writing of contemporary music. There will be twelve assignments, each focused on a specific technique studied in class. Students with credit for MUSC 206 may not take MUSC 305. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 205 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 311  (3)  History of Jazz I (Ends Aug 2018)

A study of the emergence of jazz to the swing era of the 1930's, including careful analysis of styles and contributions of important musicians, with an ethnomusicological perspective emphasizing music as an aspect of broader cultural forces. General terms and concepts, and basic listening skills, will be considered. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 117 and MUSC 118.

MUSC 311  (3)  History of Jazz I (Effective Sep 2018)

A study of the emergence of jazz to the swing era of the 1930's, including careful analysis of styles and contributions of important musicians, with an ethnomusicological perspective emphasizing music as an aspect of broader cultural forces. General terms and concepts, and basic listening skills, will be considered. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 116 and MUSC 216.

MUSC 325  (2)  Computers and Music II

A continuation of Music 125. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

MUSC 345  (2)  Private Music Instruction V: Major Instrument

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 246.

MUSC 346  (2)  Private Music Instruction VI: Major Instrument

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 345.

MUSC 351  (1)  Choir V

The study and performance of the standard large choir repertoire with the VIU Choir. Students will be expected to prepare their parts on their own for weekly sectional rehearsals and attend weekly rehearsals. Participation in all public performances will be required to fulfill course parameters and gain necessary experience. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 251 and MUSC 252, or permission of instructor, plus possession of a good voice and a good ear. Sight singing skill is advisable but not compulsory. All parts must be learned six weeks prior to a performance. Students missing three rehearsals during a semester will be asked to leave the choir.

MUSC 352  (1)  Choir VI

The study and performance of the standard large choir repertoire with the VIU Choir. Students will be expected to prepare their parts on their own for weekly sectional rehearsals and attend weekly rehearsals. Participation in all public performances will be required to fulfill course parameters and gain necessary experience. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 251, MUSC 252, and MUSC 351, or permission of instructor, plus possession of a good voice and a good ear. Sight singing skill is advisable but not compulsory. All parts must be learned six weeks prior to a performance. Students missing three rehearsals during a semester will be asked to leave the choir.

MUSC 353  (1)  College Singers V

A performance course consisting of the study and performance of standard choral music repertoire with the student choir referred to as the "College Singers". Performances in Department concerts and in community venues will give necessary experience in public performance and will be required in order to fulfill course parameters. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 253 and MUSC 254 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 354  (1)  College Singers VI

A performance course consisting of the study and performance of standard choral music repertoire with the student choir referred to as the "College Singers". Performances in Department concerts and in community venues will give students necessary experience in public performance and will be required in order to fulfill course parameters. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 253, MUSC 254, and MUSC 353, or permission of instructor.

MUSC 355  (1)  Vocal Jazz V

A performance course consisting of the study and performance of the vocal jazz music repertoire. Performances in Music Department concerts and in community venues will give students necessary experience in public performance and will be required to fulfill course parameters. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 256 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 356  (1)  Vocal Jazz VI

A performance course consisting of the study and performance of the vocal jazz music repertoire. Performances in Music Department concerts and in community venues will give students necessary experience in public performance and will be required to fulfill course parameters. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 355 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 359  (3)  Introduction to Orchestration (Effective Sep 2018)

Study of the timbres, ranges, transposition, technical characteristics, and idiomatic uses of the instruments of the orchestra. Orchestral families of sound are examined in their individual sound colours and in their contribution to orchestral sound. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 101 and MUSC 104, or permission of the instructor

MUSC 361  (1)  Chamber Choir V

This performance course consists of the study and performance of the standard chamber choir repertoire with the Cantabile Chamber Choir. Performances in VIU Music Department concerts and in community venues will give students necessary experience in public performance and will be required to fulfill course parameters. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 161, MUSC 162, MUSC 261, and MUSC 262.

MUSC 362  (1)  Chamber Choir VI

This performance course consists of the study and performance of the standard chamber music repertoire with the Cantabile Chamber Choir. Performances in VIU Music Department concerts and in community venues will give students necessary experience in public performance and will be required to fulfill course parameters. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 161, MUSC 162, MUSC 261, and MUSC 262.

MUSC 363  (1)  Wind Ensemble V

This performance course is a continuation of MUSC 163/164, Wind Ensemble I and II, and MUSC 263/264, Wind Ensemble III and IV. It consists of the continued study and performance of the standard wind ensemble repertoire with the VIU Wind Ensemble. Public performances are a requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 263 and MUSC 264.

MUSC 364  (1)  Wind Ensemble VI

This performance course is a continuation of MUSC 163/164, MUSC 263/264, and MUSC 363. It consists of the continued study and performance of the standard wind ensemble repertoire with the VIU Wind Ensemble. Public performances are a requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 363.

MUSC 365  (1)  Saxophone Ensemble V

This performance course is a continuation of MUSC 165/166, Saxophone Ensemble I and II, and MUSC 265/266, Saxophone Ensemble III and IV. It consists of the continued study and performance of the standard saxophone ensemble repertoire with the VIU Saxophone Ensemble. Public performances are a requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 266.

MUSC 367  (1)  Trombone Ensemble V

This performance course is a continuation of MUSC 167/168, Trombone Ensemble I and II, and MUSC 267/268, Trombone Ensemble III and IV. It consists of the continued study and performance of the standard Trombone ensemble repertoire with the VIU Trombone Ensemble. Public performances are a requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 268

MUSC 369  (1)  Small Chamber Ensemble V

This performance course is a continuation of MUSC 169/170 and MUSC 269/270. It consists of the continued study and performance of the standard small chamber ensemble repertoire with other students who have decided to pursue this performance venue. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 270.

MUSC 373  (1)  Jazz Ensemble V

A continuation of Music 274, Jazz Ensemble IV (or Big Band) is one of the major performance ensembles in the program. Students, under the direction of the instructor/conductor, will rehearse and present music from the Big Band repertoire. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 274.

MUSC 374  (1)  Jazz Ensemble VI

A continuation of Music 373, Jazz Ensemble V (or Big Band) is one of the major performance ensembles in the program. Students, under the direction of the instructor/conductor, will rehearse and present music from the Big Band repertoire. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 373.

MUSC 381  (2)  Jazz Arranging, Aural Skills and Composition I

A study of jazz arranging techniques focusing on the trumpet; the trombone; the saxophone family; and the rhythm section consisting of guitar, piano, bass, and drums. Rhythm, melody, harmony, aural skills, and form will be explored with emphasis on classic jazz styles and ensembles. Students will write several complete ensemble arrangements. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 281 and MUSC 282.

MUSC 382  (2)  Jazz Arranging, Aural Skills and Composition II

A study of arranging techniques focusing on the trumpet; the trombone; the saxophone family; and the rhythm section consisting of guitar, piano, bass, and drums. Rhythm, melody, harmony, aural skills, and form will be explored with an emphasis on classic jazz styles and ensembles. Students will write complete ensemble arrangements. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 381.

MUSC 383  (1)  Jazz Workshop and Repertoire III

A continuation of MUSC 283/284, this course places students in small jazz groups and is concerned with instruction about, and rehearsal and performance of, jazz repertoire. Instructors will work with students in a seminar/lab setting with the focus on performance. (0:2:1)

Prerequisite: MUSC 284 or MUSC 294.

MUSC 384  (1)  Jazz Workshop and Repertoire IV

A continuation of MUSC 383, this course places students in small jazz groups and is concerned with instruction about, and rehearsal and performance of, jazz repertoire. Instructors will work with students in a seminar/lab setting with the focus on performance. (0:2:1)

Prerequisite: MUSC 383.

MUSC 385  (1)  Survey of Instruments: Music Pedagogy I

A course designed to be of value to those students who wish to be composers/arrangers and those who intend to be school music teachers. Students will learn the characteristics of the instruments and their idiomatic use, performance techniques, scoring techniques for arranging and composing, and music pedagogy. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 122, MUSC 282, and MUSC 284.

MUSC 386  (1)  Survey of Instruments: Music Pedagogy II

A course designed to be of value to those students who wish to be composers/arrangers and those who intend to be school music teachers. Students will learn the characteristics of the instruments and their idiomatic uses, performance techniques, scoring techniques for arranging and composing, and music pedagogy. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 385.

MUSC 387  (1)  Rhythm Section I

An advanced study of performing jazz in rhythm sections. Players are encouraged to recognize jazz historically and culturally from the rhythm section perspective. The course encourages understanding of the role of each player's instrument in the above context, developing strong communication skills within the section. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 283 and MUSC 284 and/or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 388  (1)  Rhythm Section II

A continuation of MUSC 387. An advanced study of performing jazz in rhythm sections. Players are encouraged to recognize jazz historically and culturally from the rhythm section perspective. The course encourages understanding of the role of each player's instrument in the above context, developing strong communication skills within the section. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 283, MUSC 284, MUSC 387 and/or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 401  (3)  Music Pedagogy I

A course designed to prepare students to teach instrumental music in the middle, junior, and senior secondary schools. Students will learn a variety of instructional theories and techniques. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 385, MUSC 386 and/or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 407  (2)  Studio Recording I

This course is an introduction to multi-track studio recording for music students. Students will gain an understanding of the nature of a commercial recording studio, the roles of the participants in a recording session, the basic operating procedure for the equipment, and how musicians interact with this environment. This course is not designed to turn out recording engineers or music producers. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 125, admission to the third-year of the program, and permission of the instructor.

MUSC 408  (2)  Studio Recording II

A continuation of Music 407, this course is an introduction to multi-track studio recording. Students will gain an understanding of the nature of a commercial recording studio, the roles of the participants in a recording session, the basic operating procedure for the equipment, and how musicians interact with this environment. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 407 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 411  (3)  History of Jazz II

A continuation of MUSC 311, following the development of jazz from the swing era and including analysis of styles and contributions of important musicians. An ethnomusicological perspective will emphasize music as an aspect of broader cultural forces. General terms and concepts, as well as basic listening skills, will be considered. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 311.

MUSC 425  (3)  Computers and Music III

This is a one-semester course covering the advanced application of computers and software in music-making today. Various concepts will be examined in detail including scoring, digital audio and midi recording, wave file editing, and the use of software synthesizers and plug-ins. This course cannot be taken twice for credit. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 325.

MUSC 445  (2)  Private Music Instruction VII: Major Instrument

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 346.

MUSC 446  (2)  Private Music Instruction VIII: Major Instrument

A series of ten private lessons with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 445.

MUSC 447  (2)  Jazz Arranging, Aural Skills and Composition III

Introduction to jazz composition involving study and analysis of major composers. Focuses on techniques for creating and developing melody, studying rhythm, form, and style. Continues aural skills studies. Students will write, compose, and arrange pieces played by an ensemble which may be used to fulfill requirements of the Applied Performance Project. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 381 and MUSC 382.

MUSC 448  (2)  Jazz Arranging, Aural Skills and Composition IV

Students will compose and arrange several pieces that will be played by an ensemble which may be used to fulfill some of the requirements of the Applied Performance Project. Compositions may be written entirely for one type of ensemble; for example, Big Band, or a variety of ensembles. Aural skill studies continued. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 447.

MUSC 449  (2)  Private Music Instruction IX

A series of consultations with an appropriate instructor. Curriculum is designed by the instructor based on the student's ability, instrument, and the department standards and expectations. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 446.

MUSC 450  (2)  Applied Performance Project

The culmination of four years' work resulting in a juried concert/recital. A seminar designed as a means of organizing and managing the projects. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the BMJS Degree Program.

MUSC 451  (1)  Choir VII

The study and performance of the standard large choir repertoire with the VIU Choir. Students will be expected to prepare their parts on their own for weekly sectional rehearsals and attend weekly rehearsals. Participation in all public performances will be required to fulfill course parameters and gain necessary experience. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 251, MUSC 252, MUSC 351, and MUSC 352, or permission of instructor, plus possession of a good voice and a good ear. Sight singing skill is advisable but not compulsory. All parts must be learned six weeks prior to a performance. Students missing three rehearsals during a semester will be asked to leave the choir.

MUSC 452  (1)  Choir VIII

The study and performance of the standard large choir repertoire with the VIU Choir. Students will be expected to prepare their parts on their own for weekly sectional rehearsals and attend weekly rehearsals. Participation in all public performances will be required to fulfill course parameters and gain necessary experience. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 251, MUSC 252, MUSC 351, MUSC 352, and MUSC 452, or permission of instructor, plus possession of a good voice and a good ear. Sight singing skill is advisable but not compulsory. All parts must be learned six weeks prior to a performance. Students missing three rehearsals during a semester will be asked to leave the choir.

MUSC 453  (1)  College Singers VII

A performance course consisting of the study and performance of standard choral music repertoire with the student choir referred to as the "College Singers". Performances in Department concerts and in community venues will give students necessary experience in public performance and will be required in order to fulfill course parameters. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 253, MUSC 254, MUSC 353, and MUSC 354, or permission of instructor.

MUSC 454  (1)  College Singers VIII

A performance course consisting of the study and performance of standard choral music repertoire with the student choir referred to as the "College Singers". Performances in Department concerts and community venues will give students necessary experience in public performance and will be required in order to fulfill course parameters. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 253, MUSC 254, MUSC 353, MUSC 354, and MUSC 453, or permission of instructor.

MUSC 455  (1)  Vocal Jazz VII

A performance course consisting of the study and performance of the vocal jazz music repertoire. Performances in Music Department concerts and in community venues will give students necessary experience in public performance and will be required to fulfill course parameters. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 356 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 456  (1)  Vocal Jazz VIII

A performance course consisting of the study and performance of the vocal jazz music repertoire. Performances in Music Department concerts and in community venues will give students necessary experience in public performance and will be required to fulfill course parameters. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 455 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 457  (1)  Choral Conducting and Pedagogy I

A study of the techniques involved in the conducting and pedagogy of choral ensembles, including chamber choir, jazz choir, and concert choir. Students will also apply those techniques to use in the actual conducting of those ensembles. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: Completion of the first three years of the BMJS Degree Program.

MUSC 458  (1)  Instrumental Conducting and Pedagogy II

A study of the techniques involved in the conducting and pedagogy of instrumental ensembles, including chamber ensembles, stage band, concert band, and orchestra. Students will also apply those techniques in the actual conducting of these ensembles. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 457.

MUSC 459  (3)  Choral and Instrumental Conducting (Effective Sep 2018)

This course is designed for students intending to be music teachers and/or music directors. Students will learn about conducting choral and instrumental ensembles, the pedagogy of teaching conducting, and choosing repertoire for choral and instrumental ensembles. MUSC 459 was formerly called MUSC 457; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 101 and MUSC 104, or permission of the instructor

MUSC 461  (1)  Chamber Choir VII

This performance course consists of the study and performance of the standard chamber music repertoire with the Cantabile Chamber Choir. Performances in VIU Music Department concerts and in community venues will give students necessary experience in public performance and will be required to fulfill course parameters. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 361.

MUSC 462  (1)  Chamber Choir VIII

This performance course consists of the study and performance of the standard chamber music repertoire with the Cantabile Chamber Choir. Performances in VIU Music Department concerts and in community venues will give students necessary experience in public performance and will be required to fulfill course parameters. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 461.

MUSC 463  (1)  Wind Ensemble VII

This performance course is a continuation of MUSC 163/164, MUSC 263/264, and MUSC 363/364. It consists of the continued study and performance of the standard wind ensemble repertoire with the VIU Wind Ensemble. Public performances are a requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 364.

MUSC 464  (1)  Wind Ensemble VIII

This performance course is a continuation of MUSC 163/164, MUSC 263/264, MUSC 363/364, and MUSC 463. It consists of the continued study and performance of the standard wind ensemble repertoire with the VIU Wind Ensemble. Public performances are a requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 463.

MUSC 465  (1)  Saxophone Ensemble VII

This performance course is a continuation of MUSC 165/166, MUSC 265/266, and MUSC 365/366. It consists of the continued study and performance of the standard saxophone ensemble repertoire with the VIU Saxophone Ensemble. Public performances are a requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 366.

MUSC 467  (1)  Trombone Ensemble VII

This performance course is a continuation of MUSC 167/168, MUSC 267/268, and MUSC 367/368. It consists of the continued study and performance of the standard trombone ensemble repertoire with the VIU Trombone Ensemble. Public performances are a requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 368.

MUSC 469  (1)  Small Chamber Ensemble VII

This performance course is a continuation of MUSC 169/170, MUSC 269/270, and MUSC 369/370. It consists of the continued study and performance of the standard small chamber ensemble repertoire with other students who have decided to pursue this performance venue. Public performances are a course requirement. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 370.

MUSC 473  (1)  Jazz Ensemble VII

A continuation of MUSC 374. Jazz Ensemble (or Big Band) is one of the major performance ensembles in the program. Students, under the direction of the instructor/conductor, will rehearse and present music from the Big Band repertoire. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 374.

MUSC 474  (1)  Jazz Ensemble VIII

A continuation of MUSC 473. Jazz Ensemble (or Big Band) is one of the major performance ensembles in the program. Students, under the direction of the instructor/conductor, will rehearse and present music from the Big Band repertoire. (0:4:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 473.

MUSC 481  (2)  Jazz Arranging, Aural Skills and Composition III (Effective Sep 2018)

Introduction to jazz composition involving study and analysis of major composers. Focuses on techniques for creating and developing melody, studying rhythm, form, and style. Continues aural skills studies. Students will write, compose, and arrange pieces played by an ensemble which may be used to fulfill requirements of the Applied Performance Project. MUSC 481 was formerly called MUSC 447; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 381 and MUSC 382.

MUSC 482  (2)  Jazz Arranging, Aural Skills and Composition IV (Effective Sep 2018)

Students will compose and arrange several pieces that will be played by an ensemble which may be used to fulfill some of the requirements of the Applied Performance Project. Compositions may be written entirely for one type of ensemble, for example, Big Band, or a variety of ensembles. MUSC 482 was formerly called MUSC 448; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: MUSC 481.

MUSC 483  (1)  Jazz Workshop and Repertoire V

A continuation of MUSC 283/284 and 383/384. Topics include professors working with students in small groups in a seminar/lab setting focusing on instruction about, and rehearsal and performance of, jazz repertoire at an advanced level appropriate to the fourth year of a performance degree. (0:2:1)

Prerequisite: MUSC 283, MUSC 284, MUSC 383, MUSC 384, and permission of instructor.

MUSC 484  (1)  Jazz Workshop and Repertoire VI

A continuation of MUSC 283, 284, 383, 384, and 483. Topics include professors working with students in small groups in a seminar/lab setting focusing on instruction about, and rehearsal and performance of, jazz repertoire at an advanced level appropriate to the fourth year of a performance degree. (0:2:1)

Prerequisite: MUSC 283, MUSC 284, MUSC 383, MUSC 384, MUSC 483, and permission of instructor.

MUSC 490  (3)  Special Project (Ends Aug 2018)

An independent project undertaken by a student in consultation with a faculty member. Requires approval of the Department Chair. Could result in a performance, a recording, or a project in another form. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing and permission of Deparment Chair.

MUSC 490  (3)  Special Project (Effective Sep 2018)

An independent project undertaken by a student in consultation with a faculty member. Requires approval of the Department Chair. Could result in a performance, a recording, or a project in another form. This course may be taken up to three times for credit on distinct projects. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing and permission of Department Chair.

Advanced-Level Courses

The following advanced-level courses are available with special permission from the Music department:

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

MUSC 271  (1)  Advanced Guitar Ensemble I (0:3:0)

MUSC 272  (1)  Advanced Guitar Ensemble II (0:3:0)

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