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MUSC 104 Principal Instrument 1

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive intensive training on a principal instrument through weekly one-on-one instruction and group instruction. Emphasis is on the musical and technical development of the individual musician to an advanced level of practice and performance.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
1 lecture hour and 1 seminar hour per week
Tuition
$1,248.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Music Performance.

MUSC 105 Principal Instrument 2

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive intensive training on a principal instrument through weekly one-on-one instruction and group instruction. Emphasis is on the musical and technical development of the individual musician to a high advanced level of practice and performance.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
1 lecture hour and 1 seminar hour per week
Tuition
$1,248.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Music Performance.

MUSC 106 Secondary Instrument 1

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive training on a secondary instrument through weekly one-on-one instruction. Emphasis is on the technical development of the individual musician on an instrument of interest to the student (one per term and subject to availability of specialist instructor).

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
0.5 lecture hour and 0.5 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Music
Tuition
$624.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

  • Permission of the Chair of Music

MUSC 107 Secondary Instrument 2

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive training on a secondary instrument through weekly one-on-one instruction. Emphasis is on the technical development of the individual musician on an instrument of interest to the student (one per term and subject to availability of specialist instructor).

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
0.5 lecture hour and 0.5 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Music
Tuition
$624.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

  • Permission of the Chair of Music

MUSC 108 Secondary Instrument 3

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive training on a secondary instrument through weekly one-on-one instruction. Emphasis is on the technical development of the individual musician on an instrument of interest to the student (one per term and subject to availability of specialist instructor).

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
0.5 lecture hour and 0.5 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Music
Tuition
$624.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

  • Permission of the Chair of Music

MUSC 109 Secondary Instrument 4

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive training on a secondary instrument through weekly one-on-one instruction. Emphasis is on the technical development of the individual musician on an instrument of interest to the student (one per term and subject to availability of specialist instructor).

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
0.5 lecture hour and 0.5 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Music
Tuition
$624.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

  • Permission of the Chair of Music

MUSC 110 Fundamentals of Music Theory 1

Effective Date: September 2015

The fundamentals of music theory are introduced through integration of written and aural skills. Instruction begins with basic note reading and aural pitch matching, and completes skills commonly attributed to intermediate music rudiments.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$518.40 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Music Performance; non-program students may seek permission to register.

MUSC 111 Fundamentals of Music Theory 2

Effective Date: September 2015

The fundamentals of music theory are introduced through integration of written and aural skills. Instruction begins with intermediate rudiments and completes with an introduction to tonal harmony.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Music
Tuition
$518.40 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

MUSC 112 Tonal Harmony and Voice Leading 1

Effective Date: September 2015

The fundamentals of harmony in diatonic music are explored. Vertical and horizontal structures are worked and studied simultaneously. An introduction to species counterpoint instructs the basics of voice-leading in preparation for 4-part writing. Emphasis is on strong music writing skills supported with an ability to spontaneously create harmony through improvisation.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Music Performance.

MUSC 113 Tonal Harmony and Voice Leading 2

Effective Date: September 2015

The advanced principals of harmony in diatonic music are explored. Vertical and horizontal structures are worked and studied simultaneously. Emphasis is on strong music writing skills supported with an ability to spontaneously create harmony through improvisation.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Music Performance.

MUSC 114 Aural Skills 1

Effective Date: September 2015

In this companion course to MUSC 112, the vertical and horizontal structures of diatonic harmony are explored using traditional aural skills of the musician: sight-singing and vocalization, aural recognition and identification, dictation, error detection, and improvisation.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$390.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Music Performance.

MUSC 115 Aural Skills 2

Effective Date: September 2015

In this companion course to MUSC 113, the vertical and horizontal structures of advanced diatonic harmony are explored using traditional aural skills of the musician: sight-singing and vocalization, aural recognition and identification, dictation, error detection, and improvisation.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$390.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Music Performance.

MUSC 120 Music in the Western World

Effective Date: September 2015

Music in the Western world from classical antiquity to today is studied through listening, discussion, and personal exploration of masterworks, prominent trends, and significant contributors. Historical, sociological, philosophical, scientific and spiritual connections to music are built. Gaining an acquaintance with the music of diverse Western styles is emphasized.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Music
Tuition
$519.75 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

MUSC 124 Music Before 1600

Effective Date: September 2017

Music from Classical Antiquity through the Renaissance is studied in historical and sociological contexts. Emphasis is on musical styles and trends, use of musical materials, and contributions by central musicians of the age. Performance practice revealed through investigation of source material and masterworks of the musical repertoire is highlighted.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Music
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

MUSC 125 Baroque and Classical Music, 1600-1780

Effective Date: September 2015

Music from the Baroque and the Classical periods is studied in historical and sociological contexts. Emphasis is on musical styles and trends, use of musical materials, and contributions by central musicians of the age. Performance practice revealed through investigation of source material and masterworks of the musical repertoire is highlighted.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

MUSC 130 Conducted Ensemble 1

Effective Date: September 2015

Students prepare and perform masterworks for large performance ensemble under the guidance of a professional conductor. Several programs are fully prepared and additional repertoire is explored. One or more concert performances are given. Classical and contemporary choir, orchestra, classical and contemporary bands are offered on a rotational cycle.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
3 seminar hours per week
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

Restricted course Students not enrolled in the Music Performance program can seek permission of the Chair through a successful placement audition.

MUSC 131 Conducted Ensemble 2

Effective Date: September 2015

A continuation of MUSC 130: students prepare and perform masterworks for large performance ensemble under the guidance of a professional conductor. Several programs are fully prepared and additional repertoire is explored. One or more concert performances are given. Classical and contemporary choir and/or band, and orchestra are offered on rotation.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
3 seminar hours per week
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

  • MUSC 105
  • Permission of the Chair gained through successful placement audition

Restricted course Students not enrolled in the Music Performance program can seek permission of the Chair through a successful placement audition.

MUSC 132 Collaborative Ensemble 1

Effective Date: September 2015

Students explore masterworks for small classical or contemporary ensemble. Ensembles work independently and under coaching. One or more concert, service, or workshop performance is given. Repertoire is set according to class instrumentation and availability of specialist coach. Contemporary combo, classical chamber, and collaborative ensemble options are offered.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
1 seminar hour and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$346.50 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

Restricted course Students not enrolled in the Music Performance program can seek permission of the Chair through a successful placement audition.

MUSC 133 Collaborative Ensemble 2

Effective Date: September 2015

An extension of MUSC 132: students explore masterworks for small classical or contemporary ensemble. Ensembles work independently and under coaching. Concert, service, or workshop performances are given. Repertoire is set according to class instrumentation and availability of specialist coach. Contemporary combo, classical chamber, and collaborative ensemble options are offered.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
1 seminar hour and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$346.50 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

  • MUSC 105
  • Permission of the Chair gained through successful placement audition

Restricted course Students not enrolled in the Music Performance program can seek permission of the Chair through a successful placement audition.

MUSC 140 The Creative Impulse

Effective Date: September 2015

Students are led through a process of self-discovery unlocking the creative process within the individual. Inspiration for musical creativity is drawn from interdisciplinary sources including visual, literary, and theatre arts, the social sciences, and philosophy. Cultural, sociological, and historical contexts for creativity are highlighted.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

MUSC 141 Intro to Composition 1

Effective Date: September 2015

Students study compositional and creative processes employed in music through classical and contemporary styles in the 20th and 21st centuries. Representative music is explored, analyzed, and discussed. Composition techniques are practiced in a group setting through improvisation and written exercises.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$390.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

MUSC 142 Intro to Composition 2

Effective Date: September 2015

Compositional and creative processes employed in music of classical and contemporary styles in the 20th and 21st centuries are discussed. The role of electronics, sound creation, and soundscape in classical and contemporary styles are highlighted. Composition techniques are practiced in a group setting through improvisation and recorded/written exercises.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$390.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

MUSC 160 Solo Concert Preparation 1

Effective Date: September 2017

Students receive intensive training in music performance on a principal instrument with a focus on personal presentation on the concert stage. Instruction combines private tuition and guided-performance experiences, jointly developing an expanded solo or solo-feature repertoire and supporting technical skills. Identification of extra-musical elements of a concert performance is emphasized.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
0.5 lecture hours and 0.5 supervised field practice hours per week
Tuition
$624.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

MUSC 161 Solo Concert Preparation 2

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive intensive training in music performance on a principal instrument with a focus on personal presentation on the concert stage. Instruction combines private tuition and guided-performance experiences, jointly developing an expanded solo or solo-feature repertoire and supporting technical skills. Demonstration of extra-musical elements of a concert performance is emphasized.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
0.5 lecture hour and 0.5 supervised field practice hour per week
Tuition
$624.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Corequisites

All of:

MUSC 204 Principal Instrument 3

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive intensive training on a principal instrument through weekly one-on-one instruction and group instruction. Emphasis is on the musical and technical development of the individual musician to a pre-professional level of practice and performance.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
1 lecture hour and 1 seminar hour per week
Tuition
$1,248.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

MUSC 205 Principal Instrument 4

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive intensive training on a principal instrument through weekly one-on-one instruction and group instruction. Emphasis is on the musical and technical development of the individual musician to an emerging-professional level of practice and performance.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
1 lecture hour and 1 seminar hour per week
Tuition
$1,248.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

MUSC 206 Composition for Solo and Duo Instruments

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive intensive training in composition techniques through weekly one-on-one instruction and group instruction. Emphasis is on the musical and technical development of the individual composer in music for solo or duo instruments.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
1 lecture hour and 1 seminar hour per week
Tuition
$1,248.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

  • C in MUSC 142
  • Permission of the Chair of Music, gained through successful portfolio of at least three completed works

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

MUSC 207 Composition for Small Chamber Ensemble

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive intensive training in composition techniques through weekly one-on-one instruction and group instruction. Emphasis is on the musical and technical development of the individual composer in music for small chamber ensemble.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
1 lecture hour and 1 seminar hour per week
Tuition
$1,248.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

MUSC 208 Composition for Large Chamber Ensemble

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive intensive training in composition techniques through weekly one-on-one instruction and group instruction. Emphasis is on the musical and technical development of the individual composer in music for large chamber ensemble.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
1 lecture hour and 1 seminar hour per week
Tuition
$1,248.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

MUSC 209 Composition for Large Ensemble

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive intensive training in composition techniques through weekly one-on-one instruction and group instruction. Emphasis is on the musical and technical development of the individual composer in music for large ensemble.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
1 lecture hour and 1 seminar hour per week
Tuition
$1,248.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

MUSC 212 Chromatic Harmony

Effective Date: September 2015

The principles of chromatic harmony are explored. Vertical and horizontal structures are worked and studied simultaneously. Emphasis is on strong music writing skills supported with an ability to spontaneously create harmony through improvisation.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Corequisites

MUSC 213 Advanced Harmony and Atonal Structures

Effective Date: September 2015

The principles of advanced chromatic harmony are explored including large-scale functions of tonality and the emergence of post-tonal structures. Vertical and horizontal structures are worked and studied simultaneously. Emphasis is on strong music writing skills supported with an ability to spontaneously create harmony through improvisation.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Corequisites

MUSC 214 Aural Skills 3, Classical

Effective Date: September 2015

In this companion course to MUSC 212, the vertical and horizontal structures of chromatic harmony are explored using traditional aural skills of the musician: sight-singing and vocalization, aural recognition and identification, dictation, error detection, and improvisation.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$390.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Corequisites

MUSC 215 Aural Skills 4, Classical

Effective Date: September 2015

In this companion course to MUSC 213, the vertical and horizontal structures of advanced chromatic harmony are explored using traditional aural skills of the musician: sight-singing and vocalization, aural recognition and identification, dictation, error detection, and improvisation.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$390.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Corequisites

MUSC 216 Contemporary Music Theory

Effective Date: September 2015

The principles of contemporary musical construction are explored. Melodies and chord changes are worked and studied simultaneously. Emphasis is on strong music writing skills supported with an ability to spontaneously create melody and harmonization through improvisation.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Corequisites

MUSC 217 Contemporary Music Arranging

Effective Date: September 2015

Building on the skills acquired in MUSC 216, this course focusses on arranging composed materials for a variety of contemporary music ensembles. Principals of contemporary musical construction are explored. Emphasis is on strong music writing skills supported with an ability to spontaneously create countermelody and harmonization through improvisation.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Corequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisities

One of:

MUSC 218 Aural Skills 3, Contemporary

Effective Date: September 2015

In this companion course to MUSC 216, the vertical and horizontal structures of contemporary music are explored using traditional aural skills of the musician: sight-singing and vocalization, aural recognition and identification, dictation, and improvisation.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$390.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Corequisites

MUSC 219 Aural Skills 4, Contemporary

Effective Date: September 2015

In this companion course to MUSC 217, the vertical and horizontal structures of contemporary music are explored using traditional aural skills of the musician: sight-singing and vocalization, aural recognition and identification, dictation, error detection, and improvisation.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$390.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Corequisites

One of:

MUSC 220 Introduction to Folk and World Music

Effective Date: September 2015

Folk and world music is studied through listening, discussion, and exploration of trends and significant contributors in Celtic, Bluegrass, Gypsy, African, Asian and Acadian traditions. Historical, sociological, and ethnomusicological connections are built. Gaining an acquaintance with the music of diverse world and folk styles is emphasized.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Corequisites

One of:

  • C in English 12
  • C in English 12 First Peoples
  • C in any ENGL 100-level course
  • C in an ELD 100-level course

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

MUSC 221 History of Jazz

Effective Date: September 2015

Music in jazz idioms is studied through listening, discussion, and personal exploration of masterworks, prominent trends, and significant contributors. Historical and sociological connections to jazz from the late 1800s to today are built. Gaining an acquaintance with the music of diverse jazz styles is emphasized.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

MUSC 222 History of Blues and Rock

Effective Date: September 2015

Music in blues and rock idioms is studied through listening, discussion, and personal exploration of prominent trends and significant contributors. Historical and sociological connections to blues and rock music are built. Gaining an acquaintance with the music of diverse blues and rock styles is emphasized.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

MUSC 223 History of Music: Visual Media

Effective Date: September 2015

Music for visual media is studied through listening, discussion, and personal exploration of masterworks, prominent trends, and significant contributors. Historical and sociological connections to music for film, documentary, animation, gaming, and small screens are built. Gaining an acquaintance with the music of media styles is emphasized.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

MUSC 224 Classical and Romantic Music, 1780-1890

Effective Date: September 2015

Music from the Classical and Romantic periods is studied in historical and sociological contexts. Emphasis is on musical styles and trends, use of musical materials, and contributions by central musicians of the age. Performance practice revealed through investigation of source material and masterworks of the musical repertoire is highlighted.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

MUSC 225 Modern Classical Music, 1890 to Today

Effective Date: September 2015

Music from the Modern Era is studied in historical and sociological contexts. Emphasis is on musical styles and trends, use of musical materials, and contributions by central musicians of the age. Performance within trends as revealed through investigation of source material and masterworks of the musical repertoire is highlighted.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

MUSC 230 Conducted Ensemble 3

Effective Date: September 2015

A continuation of MUSC 131: students prepare and perform masterworks for large performance ensemble under the guidance of a professional conductor. Several programs are fully prepared and additional repertoire is explored. One or more concert performances are given. Classical and contemporary choir and/or band, and orchestra are offered on rotation.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
3 seminar hours per week
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Corequisites

One of:

  • MUSC 204
  • Permission of the Chair gained through successful placement audition

MUSC 231 Conducted Ensemble 4

Effective Date: September 2015

A continuation of MUSC 230: students prepare and perform masterworks for large performance ensemble under the guidance of a professional conductor. Several programs are fully prepared and additional repertoire is explored. One or more concert performances are given. Classical and contemporary choir and/or band, and orchestra are offered on rotation.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
3 seminar hours per week
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Corequisites

One of:

  • MUSC 205
  • Permission of the Chair gained through successful placement audition

MUSC 232 Collaborative Ensemble 3

Effective Date: September 2015

An extension of MUSC 133: students explore masterworks for small classical or contemporary ensemble. Ensembles work independently and under coaching. Concert, service, or workshop performances are given. Repertoire is set according to class instrumentation and availability of specialist coach. Contemporary combo, classical chamber, and collaborative ensemble options are offered.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
1 seminar hour and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$346.50 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

  • MUSC 204
  • Permission of the Chair gained through successful placement audition

MUSC 233 Collaborative Ensemble 4

Effective Date: September 2015

An extension of MUSC 232: students explore masterworks for small classical or contemporary ensemble. Ensembles work independently and under coaching. Concert, service, or workshop performances are given. Repertoire is set according to class instrumentation and availability of specialist coach. Contemporary combo, classical chamber, and collaborative ensemble options are offered.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
1 seminar hour and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$346.50 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Corequisites

One of:

  • MUSC 205
  • Permission of the Chair gained through successful placement audition

MUSC 240 Composing in Contemporary Instrumental Styles

Effective Date: September 2015

In this course, students practice techniques of composing original music for instruments and instrumental ensembles in contemporary styles. Writing of original music within a variety of contemporary musical genres will be supported by score study and advanced practices of scoring for strings, winds, brasses, and rhythm section.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

MUSC 241 Composing as Singer-Songwriter

Effective Date: September 2015

In this course, students practice techniques of composing original music for solo vocals with light instrumental accompaniment. Joining words and music through melodic development, working collaboratively, and producing a finished score will be emphasized.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

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MUSC 242 Instruments, Voices, and Orchestration

Effective Date: September 2015

This course practices techniques of orchestration for instruments and voices. The performance characteristics of individual instruments and voices, and the qualities enabled by combinations of instruments or voices are studied through score analysis and listening. Options for successful orchestration are tested through scoring projects for small ensembles.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

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MUSC 243 Counterpoint Construction and Analysis

Effective Date: September 2015

This course practices techniques of musical counterpoint. Species counterpoint, imitative development, and linear polyphonic textures in European classical styles are studied through score analysis, practical construction exercises, and original composition.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

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MUSC 244 Post-Tonal Music Composition and Analysis

Effective Date: September 2015

In this course students practice techniques of music composition present in post-tonal classical styles where there is an absence or limitation of functional triadic construction. Construction principles such as parallel harmonies, aleatoricism, minimalism, atonality, set theory, and serialism are explored through analysis and composition exercises.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

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MUSC 245 Common Practice Music Analysis

Effective Date: September 2015

In this course students analyse and study for performance practice techniques of music composition present in Common Practice music. Emphasis is on phrase structures, workings of consonance and dissonance, motivic construction, thematic development, and relationships between movements. An introduction to Schenkarian tonal theory is made.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

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Pre/Corequisites

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MUSC 246 Composing with Electronic Sound

Effective Date: September 2015

In this course students practice the techniques of composing with electronic sound. Sound creation and generation, arranging on synthesizer, and using a personal computer as a tool for composition are emphasized.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

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MUSC 250 Studio Teaching 1

Effective Date: September 2015

Essential skills for delivering effective music instruction in a studio setting are introduced by specialist teacher-performers. Focus is on methodology, course structure, and studio set-up for teaching beginning and intermediate students on like- or solo instrument. Restricted to advanced practitioners of music, and limited to specific instrument or style groups.

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Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$535.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Corequisites

One of:

Or:

  • Permission of the Chair of Music gained through demonstration of enrolment in a private lesson experience equivalent to one of the listed courses.

MUSC 251 Studio Teaching 2

Effective Date: September 2015

Essential skills for delivering effective music instruction in a studio setting are introduced by specialist teacher-performers. Focus is on methodology, course structure, and studio set-up for teaching late-intermediate and advanced students on like- or solo instrument. Restricted to advanced practitioners of music, and limited to specific instrument or style groups.

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Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$535.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Corequisites

One of:

Or:

  • Permission of the Chair of Music gained through demonstration of enrolment in a private lesson experience equivalent to one of the listed courses.

MUSC 252 Studio Teaching Materials 1

Effective Date: September 2015

Essential teaching materials for effective music instruction in a studio setting are introduced by specialist teacher-performers. Print, electronic, aural-tradition, and original material to support learning for beginning and intermediate private music students is considered. Restricted to advanced practitioners of music, and limited to specific instrument or style groups.

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Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$535.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

And one of:

Corequisites

One of:

Or:

  • Permission of the Chair of Music gained through demonstration of enrolment in a private lesson experience equivalent to one of the listed courses.

MUSC 253 Studio Teaching Materials 2

Effective Date: September 2015

Essential teaching materials for effective music instruction in a studio setting are introduced by specialist teacher-performers. Print, electronic, aural-tradition, and original material to support learning to support late-intermediate and advanced private music students is considered. Restricted to advanced practitioners of music, and limited to specific instrument or style groups.

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Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$535.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

And one of:

Corequisites

One of:

Or:

  • Permission of the Chair of Music gained through demonstration of enrolment in a private lesson experience equivalent to one of the listed courses.

MUSC 254 Teaching Music Theory

Effective Date: September 2015

Essential skills and materials for effective instruction of music theory in a studio setting are introduced. Techniques and strategies for incorporating written and aural music theory into practical music instruction are considered.

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Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$535.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

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Or all of:

MUSC 255 Teaching Music Creativity

Effective Date: September 2015

Essential skills and materials for effective instruction of music creativity in a studio setting are introduced. Techniques and strategies for incorporating improvisation and spontaneous creation into practical music instruction are considered.

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Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$535.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

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Pre/Corequisites

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MUSC 256 Teaching Music: Early Childhood

Effective Date: September 2015

Essential skills and materials for effective instruction of music to students in early childhood are introduced by early childhood music specialists. Techniques and principles from traditional and contemporary ECM forms are considered. Strategies for teaching ECM in the music-focused studio and inside a larger curriculum are highlighted.

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Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$535.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

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Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Or all of:

MUSC 257 Teaching Music: Elementary Ages

Effective Date: September 2015

Essential skills and materials for effective instruction of music to students of elementary age are introduced by elementary music specialists. Techniques and principles from traditional and contemporary elementary forms are considered. Strategies for teaching music in the music-focused studio and inside a larger curriculum at elementary-ages are highlighted.

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Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$535.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

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Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Or all of:

MUSC 258 Teaching Seminar

Effective Date: September 2015

Music teachers will study a specialized topic in teaching music to individuals and small classes through lecture, research, and experiential learning. Topic of the term will be decided by the interest and specializations of the department and its students on a rotational cycle.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$535.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

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MUSC 260 Solo Concert Preparation 3

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive intensive training in music performance on a principal instrument with a focus on personal presentation on the concert stage. Instruction combines private tuition and guided performance experiences, jointly developing an expanded solo or solo-feature repertoire and supporting technical skills. Evaluation and assessment of live concert performances are emphasized.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
0.5 lecture hours and 0.5 supervised field practice hours per week
Tuition
$624.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

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Corequisites

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MUSC 261 Solo Concert Presentation

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive intensive training in music performance on a principal instrument with a focus on personal presentation on the concert stage. Instruction combines private tuition and guided performance experiences toward the final goal of presenting a full solo, solo-feature or collaborative music AVCM-level concert. Concert production and management is emphasized.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
0.5 lecture hours and 0.5 supervised field practice hours per week, plus 2 final concert hours
Tuition
$1,144.44 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

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Corequisites

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MUSC 262 Advanced Performance 1

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive intensive training on a principal instrument through weekly one-on-one instruction and group instruction. Preparation for professional auditions and development of musical skill for performance at the elite-level are emphasized.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
1.5 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Tuition
$1,560.75 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

MUSC 263 Advanced Performance 2

Effective Date: September 2015

Continuing from MUSC 262, students receive intensive training on a principal instrument through weekly one-on-one instruction and group instruction. Preparation for professional auditions and development of musical skill for performance at the elite-level are emphasized.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
1.5 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Tuition
$1,560.75 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

MUSC 264 Vocal Diction and IPA

Effective Date: September 2015

Language diction skills for the singer are developed alongside use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Diction skills are rehearsed through poetic reading and interpretation, as well being related to physiological mechanics of the singer. One or two related spoken languages are considered each term on a rotational cycle.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$390.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

Corequisites

One of:

MUSC 265 Introduction to Basic Conducting

Effective Date: September 2015

The basics of conducting technique are practiced. Baton techniques include beat patterns, cuing, dynamic indications, and tempo setting. Score reading and marking for performance are emphasized. The role of the conductor in front of a classical ensemble and the development of the conductor's specialized language are highlighted.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$390.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

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MUSC 267 Performance Workshop

Effective Date: September 2015

Students receive intensive training in music performance through group instruction. Students explore all aspects of a performance or performance style, focusing on technique, performance practice, interpretation, and physicality to empower the performer and create a powerful performance.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$535.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Corequisites

One of:

And all of:

  • Permission of the Chair

MUSC 276 The Music Profession

Effective Date: January 2017

Workplace strategies which affect professional musicians are discussed, including completion of contracts, preparation of grant applications and the development of business plans. Students will become aware of a variety of institutions and professions related to the professional aspects of music.

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Credits
2
Format
2 distance learning hours per week
Tuition
$346.50 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

MUSC 290 Special Topics in Music

Effective Date: September 2015

Musicians will study a specialized topic in music through lecture, listening, analysis, research, and performance practice. Topic of the term will be determined by the interest and specializations of the department and its students on a rotational cycle.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$585.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

And one of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

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