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In the Faculty of Arts and Science, Music is approached as one of the liberal arts and taught as cultural history. This humanistic emphasis aims at a high degree of correlation with other disciplines such as Fine Art, Cultural Anthropology, Languages and Literatures, History, and Philosophy.
The courses with the prefix MUS are open to any student of the University. Even students with a strong music background should find them stimulating explorations of the world of music.
Students wishing to enter the Specialist Program should examine the courses listed under HMU History of Music and TMU Theory of Music. First-year specialist courses are available to a small number of students, who are admitted to them by audition and interview during Registration week. In this program the humanistic and historical approach is supported by courses in music theory which provide craft and analytical tools. The Specialist Program provides excellent preparation for a variety of professional activities including music criticism, teaching in primary and secondary schools, library science, positions in the publishing, broadcasting, and recording industries, as well as for graduate studies in musicology and ethnomusicology leading to careers in university teaching. The program leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (honours). For programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Music, the student should consult the calendar of the Faculty of Music.
Students are encouraged to attend events sponsored by the Faculty of Music such as the Thursday Noon and Faculty Artistsí Series, opera productions and numerous concerts. For information and brochures telephone 416-978-3744.
Faculty of Music Representative:
Professor G. Johnston, Co-ordinator (416-978-3750)
Andrea McGee, Admissions Officer, Edward Johnson Building, Room 108 (416-978-3741)
Music ProgramsEnrolment in HMU and TMU courses, and, therefore, in the Specialist and Major programs, is limited to students who pass the audition-interview during Registration Week. Prospective candidates must perform at the Royal Conservatory of Music Grade Eight level, and demonstrate that they have Grade Two Rudiments and Grade Three Harmony or equivalents. Students interested in pursuing the major or specialist with the Ensemble option are required to pass an additional audition-interview for ensemble placement. Please refer to MUS120Y1. An information sheet is available at the Faculty of Music.(This is not required for the Music Minor program, see below.)
Music (Arts program)
Music History and Culture (Arts program)
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