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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 and require no prior musical training. 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. 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 Artists' Series, opera productions and numerous concerts. For information and brochures telephone 978-3744.
Faculty of Music Representative: Professor T.J. McGee, Co-ordinator (978-0379)
Enquiries: Edward Johnson Building, Room 108 (978-3741)
Enrolment 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. An information sheet is available at the Faculty of Music. (This is not required for the Music Minor program, see below.)
Specialist program (Hon.B.A.): S22761 (10 full courses or equivalent, including three 300+level courses and one 400-level course)
NOTE: Part-time students will satisfy co-requisites by taking courses in the following order:
TMU 140Y, HMU 111H, TMU 240Y, HMU 225H, 226H
Major program Major program: M22761 (7 full courses or equivalent, including at least two 300+level courses)
MUSIC HISTORY AND CULTURE (B.A.)
Minor program Minor program: R06951 (4 full courses or equivalent)
For Distribution Requirement purposes, HMU, MUS, TMU courses are classified as HUMANITIES courses.
Introduction to form, style and the inter-relationships of music and culture.
Historical survey of western art music from the Middle Ages to the present.
A survey of musical traditions from various regions of the world, with particular emphasis on the sociocultural contexts in which those musics are created and appreciated. (Not offered in 1998-99)
A study of Beethoven's musical style in its historical context, including a non-technical consideration of Beethoven's innovations based on listening to music and reading history. No prior background in music or ability to read music is required. (Not offered in 1998-99)
A study of the representative major works in their social and cultural setting with emphasis on the high baroque style of Bach and Handel. The ability to read music is not required.
A study of selected works by W.A. Mozart in the perspective of the music, culture and society of late 18th-century Vienna. The ability to read music is not required. (Not offered in 1998-99)
An investigation of the text-music relationship and theatrical context of selected great works from the baroque to the 20th century. The ability to read music is not required. (Not offered in 1998-99)
Study of selected orchestral works from 1700 to the present. (Not offered in 1998-99)
Survey of sacred and secular music in Western Europe from 1200 to 1600. The ability to read music in not required. (Not offered in 1998-99)
Survey of classical, devotional, folk and popular musics and dances from the Indian subcontinent and their roll in the sociocultural life of the region.
Beginning around the year 1900, the course examines all aspects of British music, concentrating on the major composers and the influences on their works.
Masterpieces in the symphonic genre from the 18th to the 20th centuries. (Not offered in 1998-99)
The modern repertoire, including electronic, non-Western, and popular musical developments. A non-specialist view of recent historical, theoretical, technological, and social advances in music. (Not offered in 1998-99)
A study of selected works covering the major genres. (Not offered in 1998-99)
The influence of madness and the moon on music. The ability to read music is not required. (Not offered in 1998-99)
HMU, TMU FACULTY OF MUSIC COURSES
An examination of musical thought and practice in Western and non-Western traditions.
Harmony: triads, non-harmonic materials, dominant seventh and derivatives, secondary dominants, simple modulation. Elementary forms and analysis of 18th- and 19th-century literature. Sight singing: melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation. Keyboard harmony: chords and scales in all major and minor keys; playing of cadence types, modulation to closely related keys, realization of elementary figured bass, two-part transposition, score reading in five clefs, and sight harmonization of simple melodies.
NOTE HMU 111H and TMU 140Y are prerequisites for the following courses which are offered annually. Full details on these courses may be found in the Calendar of the Faculty of Music.
HISTORY OF MUSIC
NOTE For HMU elective courses offered in alternate years consult the Calendar of the Faculty of Music.
THEORY OF MUSIC
NOTE Other advanced TMU courses by divisional approval only.
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