University of Guelph 2002-2003 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, Music

School of Fine Art and Music.

Ensembles

Chamber Music

Choir

Concert Winds

Early Music Ensemble

Jazz Band

Orchestra

Solo Performance (Applied Music): Private instruction is offered in piano, voice, orchestral instruments, and various jazz and early instruments. In order to register in Applied Music (MUSC*1500), students must arrange an audition with the School of Fine Art and Music at the time of course selection. Auditions are held on Special Schedule dates each Fall and Winter semester. In order to continue to the 2000 level of Applied Music, students must be in a Music program (honours major or minor, or general).

Applied Music courses are designed to be taken during successive Fall and Winter terms. If this sequence is interrupted for a semester or more, students will be required to reaudition before registering to continue in Applied Music. Students must achieve a minimum grade 70% in Applied Music courses in order to proceed to the next level.

Topics Courses: The School will normally offer a "Topics" course each Fall and Winter. See courses MUSC*3800 to MUSC*3850. Please consult the School of Fine Art and Music for specific titles of courses to be offered.

MUSC*1060 Introduction to Music F,W,S(3-0) [0.50]

An introductory course intended for students with NO previous experience in music. The main concepts and terminology of music from the Medieval period through the 20th-century will be explored in connection with the study of selected musical works. (Also offered through distance education format.)

MUSC*1090 Physics of Music W(3-0) [0.50]

A course designed for arts and social science students with an interest or background in music. The fundamentals of vibrations and waves will be introduced and applied to a study of archetypal instruments. The psychoacoustic basis of pitch and loudness will be discussed. Students who have standing in any other 1000 level Physics course ( except PHYS*1020, PHYS*1600, PHYS*1800) may enrol in MUSC*1090 only if they are completing an honours or general program in Music, in which case permission of the instructor is required. (Also listed as PHYS*1810.) (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Restriction(s): PHYS*1810

MUSC*1120 Introduction to Musicianship F,W(1-2) [0.25]

Ear training through dictation and sight-singing exercises. Major and minor scales, key signatures, intervals, triads and chord progressions using treble and bass clefs. Prior acquaintance with the rudiments of music (intervals, scales, rhythm, and notation) is expected.

Restriction(s): MUSC*1180

MUSC*1180 Musicianship I F,W(2-2) [0.50]

Ear training through dictation and sight-singing exercises; C clefs; elementary improvisation and harmonization.

MUSC*1250 Melody and Counterpoint W(3-0) [0.50]

An introduction to the linear aspects of music through the study of melody, species counterpoint, and figured bass.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of MUSC*1120, MUSC*1180, permission of the instructor

MUSC*1500 Applied Music I F,W(1-6) [0.50]

Individual instruction in the technical and stylistic aspects of artistic solo and ensemble performance. In order to register for this course, students must arrange an audition with the School of Fine Art and Music at the time of course selection.

Prerequisite(s): successful completion of an audition and registration in semesters 1 to 4

MUSC*1510 Applied Music II F,W(1-6) [0.50]

A continuation of MUSC*1500.

Prerequisite(s): a minimum grade of 70% in MUSC*1500

MUSC*2030 Music in Canada F(3-0) [0.50]

The background and development of musical life in Canada. Cultivation of understanding of Canadian music using recorded examples with emphasis on 20th-century compositions. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

MUSC*2100 Creating Music on the Computer F(6-0) [0.50]

An introduction to comuter technologies as they apply to the creation and manipulation of music. Topics will be drawn from the areas of sound synthesis and processing, recording, encoding, and transcription. The course will include a classroom and an applied component.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*1180, some computer experience is also recommended

MUSC*2140 History of Jazz F(3-0) [0.50]

A survey of the major styles, personalities, and performances of the jazz tradition in terms of its social and cultural contexts through the examination of jazz texts and commentary, autobiographies of musicians, and recorded examples of important performances. (Also offered through distance education format.)

MUSC*2150 Music and Popular Culture F,W(3-0) [0.50]

A survey of the major genres, styles, personalities and performance of popular music primarily in the 20th-century through lectures, listening, discussion and reading. Issues such as the relationships between popular music and race, class, technology, and art will be examined. Technical knowledge of music is not required.

MUSC*2180 Musicianship II F,W(2-2) [0.50]

A continuation of MUSC*1180.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*1180

MUSC*2280 Masterworks of Music W,S(0-10) [0.50]

Selected musical works from 1600 to the present will be studied with reference to the historical, literary, and artistic milieu in which they were written and performed. Previous familiarity with basic musical terminology and note reading is required. This is a web-based course. (Offered through distance education format only.)

MUSC*2350 World Music F(3-0) [0.50]

The course will examine a selection of the world's music including Africa, the Americas, and the Near and Far East, serving as an introduction to the field of ethnomusicology. Through listening and discussion, students will become familiar with some of the main sounds, concepts, and behaviour of people making music in various parts of the world. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Restriction(s): MUSC*2040, MUSC*2240

MUSC*2360 Tonal Harmony I F(3-0) [0.50]

The study of diatonic harmony: triads, progression, secondary dominants, harmonization of melodies and basses; dissonance treatment; diatonic modulation.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*1250

Equate(s): MUSC*2250

MUSC*2370 Tonal Harmony II W(3-0) [0.50]

A continuation of MUSC*2360 which introduces chromatic harmonies (augmented and Neapolitan sixth chords), suspension chords, linear structures, and non-diatonic modulation.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*2360

Equate(s): MUSC*2250

MUSC*2500 Applied Music III F,W(1-6) [0.50]

A continuation of MUSC*1510.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*1180, a minimum grade of 70% in MUSC*1510 (MUSC*1180 may be taken as corequisite) and registration in a Music program (honours major or minor or general, area of concentration)

MUSC*2510 Applied Music IV F,W(1-6) [0.50]

A continuation of MUSC*2500.

Prerequisite(s): a minimum grade of 70% in MUSC*2500, (1 of MUSC*2600, MUSC*2610, MUSC*2620 and registration in a Music program (honours major or minor or general, area of concentration)

MUSC*2530 Instrumental Ensembles I F,W(0-2) [0.25]

The study and performance of selected instrumental music through participation in one of the School's ensembles: the University of Guelph Orchestra, Concert Winds, Jazz Band or the Early Music Ensemble. In order to register for an ensemble, the student must arrange for an audition with the School of Fine Art and Music. Auditions will be held on Special Schedule dates each Fall and Winter semester. Students are encouraged to audition for an ensemble in the Fall semester and to participate in it for both Fall and Winter semesters. Not all ensembles will be able to accept new members in Winter. Consult the School of Fine Art and Music for further information.

Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor and successful audition

MUSC*2540 Instrumental Ensembles II F,W(0-2) [0.25]

A continuation of MUSC*2530.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*2530

MUSC*2550 Choral Ensembles I F,W(0-2) [0.25]

The study and performance of selected choral literature through participation in one of the School's ensembles; the University of Guelph Choir or the Chamber Singers. In order to register for an ensemble, the student must arrange for an audition with the School of Fine Art and Music. Auditions will be held on Special Schedule dates each Fall and Winter semester. Students are encouraged to audition for an ensemble in the Fall semester and to participate in it for both Fall and Winter semesters. Not all ensembles will be able to accept new members in Winter. Consult the School of Fine Art and Music for further information.

Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor and successful audition

Equate(s): MUSC*2520

MUSC*2560 Choral Ensembles II F,W(0-2) [0.25]

A continuation of MUSC*2550.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*2550

Equate(s): MUSC*2520

MUSC*2570 Keyboard Accompaniment I F,W(0-2) [0.25]

Development of sight-reading and accompaniment skills for planists in close coordination with vocal and instrumental applied music students.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*2510 and permission of the School of Fine Art and Music

MUSC*2580 Keyboard Accompaniment II F,W(0-2) [0.25]

A continuation of MUSC*2570.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*2570

MUSC*2600 Music History I: Chant to Josquin F(3-0) [0.50]

A survey of the history of music from chant to the mid-Renaissance. Principal genres and composers from the pre-Christian era to Josquin will be studied.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of MUSC*1120, MUSC*1180

Equate(s): MUSC*2160

MUSC*2610 Music History II: The Reformation to J.S. Bach W(3-0) [0.50]

A survey of the history of music from the mid-16th century to the end of the Baroque era. Principal genres and composers from the beginning of the Italian madrigal to J.S. Bach will be studied.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of MUSC*1120, MUSC*1180, permission of the instructor

Equate(s): MUSC*2160

MUSC*2620 Music History III: Classical and Romantic Eras F(3-0) [0.50]

A survey of the history of music from the classical era to the late 19th century. Principal genres and composers from C.P.E. Bach to Brahms and Wagner will be studied.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of MUSC*1120, MUSC*1180, permission of the instructor

Equate(s): MUSC*2170

MUSC*3020 Tonal Analysis F(3-0) [0.50]

A systematic approach to the principles of reductive analysis of tonal music as they are expressed in the theories of Heinrich Schenker. Introduction of graphic notation. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*2370 (may be taken as a corequisite)

MUSC*3030 Post-tonal Analysis W(3-0) [0.50]

Advanced theoretical consideration of the structure of atonal and 12-tone music. Set theory and other mathematical models. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*2370, MUSC*3630

MUSC*3150 Music in London W(3-0) [0.50]

A lecture/seminar course that will examine in depth choral and instrumental music of major composers from representative periods and media, performed at London, England. Compositions will be analyzed in relation to their stylistic technique, formal structure, and historical place in the repertoire of music. A professor of music will present weekly seminars, arrange assignments, and give personal supervision in London.

MUSC*3160 Music in London II W(3-0) [0.50]

A lecture/seminar course that will examine the music of major composers from representative periods in relation to its evolution and in the context of historical perspective. Musical scores and early instruments will be studied at the British Library, university libraries, and other centres. A professor of music will present weekly seminars, arrange assignments and give personal supervision in London.

MUSC*3290 Musicianship III F(3-0) [0.50]

A study of the fundamentals of conducting techniques. Emphasis on practical application to choral and instrumental organizations; score reading and analysis and interpretation of literature. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): (MUSC*2180, MUSC*2360) or permission of the instructor

Equate(s): MUSC*2290

MUSC*3500 Applied Music V F,W(1-6) [0.50]

A continuation of MUSC*2510; restricted to students in a Music program (honours major or minor or general, area of concentration).

Prerequisite(s): 3.00 credits in music courses including a minimum grade of 70% in MUSC*2510

MUSC*3510 Applied Music IV F,W(1-6) [0.50]

A continuation of MUSC*3500 including preparation and performance of a juried recital; restricted to students in a Music program (honours major or minor or general, area of concentration).

Prerequisite(s): 4.00 credits in music courses including a minimum grade of 70% in MUSC*3500

MUSC*3630 20th Century Music F(3-0) [0.50]

This course examines music from the late 19th century (Debussy and post-romantic composers) to the present from both historical and theoretical perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*2370 and MUSC*2620

Restriction(s): MUSC*2630

MUSC*3750 Popular Musics of the World W(3-0) [0.50]

The major styles and genres of popular musics around the world, with an emphasis on musical style and its relationship to social processes.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*1180, MUSC*2150

The following "topics" courses normally focus on current areas of faculty research, such as recent developments in jazz research, the reception of the music of Beethoven, the music of Gabriel Faure, improvisational studies, Lied and Art Song, Russian music and literature, and black music of the circum-Atlantic.

MUSC*3800 Topics in Music and Culture U(3-0) [0.50]

A course which examines music in its cultural context. Subject matter will vary according to the instructor or instructors and will consist of topics not otherwise available in the curriculum.

Prerequisite(s): consent of the instructor

MUSC*3810 Topics in Music and Culture U(3-0) [0.50]

A course which examines music in its cultural context. Subject matter will vary according to the instructor or instructors and will consist of topics not otherwise available in the curriculum.

Prerequisite(s): consent of the instructor

MUSC*3820 Topics in Ethnomusicology U(3-0) [0.50]

A detailed examination of the world's major musical traditions. Normally, the course will examine either African musical life and that of its descendants in the Americas and the Caribbean, or the musical life of India.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*2350

MUSC*3830 Topics in Ethnomusicology U(3-0) [0.50]

A detailed examination of ethnomusicological issues, techniques, methods, and problems. Subject matter will vary according to the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*2350

MUSC*3840 Topics in Music Theory U(3-0) [0.50]

An analytical investigation of a selected topic in music.

Prerequisite(s): consent of the instructor

MUSC*3850 Topics in Music Theory U(3-0) [0.50]

An analytical investigation of a selected topic in music.

Prerequisite(s): consent of the instructor

MUSC*4200 Directed Readings I F,W(3-0) [0.50]

A reading course designed to enable the student to investigate a topic in music not otherwise available in the curriculum.The student will design a course of readings and assignments with the instructor and submit the proposal to the Director of the School of Fine Art and Music for approval by the last day of course selection in Fall (for Winter) or Winter (for the following Fall).

Prerequisite(s): completion of the music core

MUSC*4210 Directed Readings II F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Same course description as MUSC*4200.

Prerequisite(s): completion of the music core

MUSC*4240 Experiential Learning in Music F,W(3-0) [0.50]

This experiential learning option provides qualified undergraduate students with an opportunity to design an independent program that integrates academic study, such as readings or assignments, with off-campus work or performance (paid or volunteer). Written proposals, signed by the instructor, must be submitted to the Director of the School for approval by the last day of course selection in the Fall (for Winter) or Winter (for the following Fall).

Prerequisite(s): 3.00 credits in Music and permission of instructor

MUSC*4401 Honours Music Project U(3-0) [0.50]

First part of the two-semester course MUSC*4401/2. Refer to MUSC*4401/2 for course description.

Prerequisite(s): completion of the music core, permission of the School and registration in an honours major in music (students who wish to propose a recital must also have completed MUSC*3510 with a minimum grade of 80%)

MUSC*4401/2 Honours Music Project U/U(3-0) [1.00]

Preparation of a major theoretical or historical paper or presentation of a full-length recital. Projects are subject to approval of the School, and must be submitted to the Director, on school forms, by the last day of course selection in the Winter semester. This is a two-semester course offered over consecutive semesters. When you select it you must select MUSC*4401 in the first semester and MUSC*4402 in the second semester. A grade will not be assigned to MUSC*4401 until MUSC*4402 has been completed.

Prerequisite(s): completion of the music core, permission of the School and registration in an honours major in music (students who wish to propose a recital must also have completed MUSC*3510 with a minimum grade of 80%)

MUSC*4402 Honours Music Project U(3-0) [0.50]

Second part of the two-semester course MUSC*4401/2. Refer to MUSC*4401/2 for course description.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC*4401



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