Code
Course Credits
MUSA 110 MUSA 110 - Private Voice Lesson 1.00
MUSA 120 MUSA 120 - Private Keyboard Lesson 1.00
MUSA 122 MUSA 122 - Private Organ Lesson 1.00
MUSA 130 MUSA 130 - Private Flute Lesson 1.00
MUSA 134 MUSA 134 - Private Clarinet Lesson 1.00
MUSA 136 MUSA 136 - Private Bassoon Lesson 1.00
MUSA 138 MUSA 138 - Private Saxophone Lesson 1.00
MUSA 140 MUSA 140 - Private Trumpet Lesson 1.00
MUSA 142 MUSA 142 - Private Horn Lesson 1.00
MUSA 150 MUSA 150 - Private Percussion Lesson 1.00
MUSA 160 MUSA 160 - Private Violin Lesson 1.00
MUSA 162 MUSA 162 - Private Viola Lesson 2.00
MUSA 164 MUSA 164 - Private Cello Lesson 1.00
MUSA 166 MUSA 166 - Private Bass Lesson 1.00
MUSA 170 MUSA 170 - Private Guitar Lesson 1.00
MUSA 210 MUSA 210 - Private Voice Lesson 1.00
MUSA 220 MUSA 220 - Private Keyboard Lesson 1.00
MUSA 222 MUSA 222 - Private Organ Lesson 1.00
MUSA 320 MUSA 320 - Private Keyboard Lesson 1.00
MUSA 445 MUSA 445 - Private Trombone/Euphonium Lesson 1.00
MUSI 110 MUSI 110 - Fundamentals of Music

A course for teachers, youth workers, and recreation workers, as well as students who wish to pursue advanced theory studies but lack the appropriate background. Some topics covered: notation of pitch and rhythm, intervals, scales and modes, concept of key, triads and seventh chords, introductory melody, and accompaniment writing.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
MUSI 131 MUSI 131 - Music History from 1600 -1800

A study of music styles, forms, and composers of the European/Western art tradition in the 17th and 18th centuries. This course encompasses an evaluation of music of the Baroque and Classical style periods.Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory performance on the music placement test or MUSI 110; MUSI 110 may be taken concurrently. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
MUSI 132 MUSI 132 - Music History from 1800 to Present

A study of music styles, forms, and composers of the European/Western art tradition in the 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries. This encompasses an evaluation of Romanticism, Modernism, and more recent developments.Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory performance on the music placement test or MUSI 110; MUSI 110 may be taken concurrently. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
MUSI 140 MUSI 140 - Applied Keyboard Musicianship

The course is designed to prepare Music majors with keyboard skills generally expected of all musicians. Skills covered include score reading, transposition, simple harmonization, and improvising simple chordal accompaniment.NB: Opened to declared Music majors only.Prerequisite(s): None. (0-2 or 0-2)

1.00
MUSI 145 MUSI 145 - Orchestra 1.00
MUSI 147 MUSI 147 - Band 1.00
MUSI 153 MUSI 153 - Chamber Choir 1.00
MUSI 161 MUSI 161 - Vocal Ensemble 1.00
MUSI 165 MUSI 165 - Instrumental Ensemble 1.00
MUSI 181 MUSI 181 - Concert Choir 1.00
MUSI 225 MUSI 225 - Music Theory

An integrated course including a brief review of basic rudiments of music, four-part written harmony, analysis, introduction to form and counterpoint. Harmonic elements include diatonic triads and their inversions, harmonizing of melodies and basses, dominant and diminished seventh chords and secondary seventh chords. Sight singing and ear training including melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic materials are included.Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory performance on the music placement test or MUSI 110. (3-2; 3-2)

3.00
MUSI 325 MUSI 325 - Advanced Music Theory

Advanced integrated study of music theory, including written harmony, form and analysis, and counterpoint. Harmonic elements include secondary seventh chords, dominant 9th, 11th, and 13th chords, chromatic harmony, modulation, and writing in two, three, and four parts. Further studies in harmonic and melodic dictation and sight-singing.Prerequisite(s): MUSI 225, 226. (3-2; 3-2)

3.00
MUSI 327 MUSI 327 - Composition

The study of composition with emphasis on the student producing pieces in a variety of genres and styles (generally short works for soloists, small ensembles, or digital media). The course format involves weekly sessions of a private or semi-private nature, with the instructor guiding the student in his or her work. (The workload expectations vary with the credit assigned, 2 or 3 sem. hrs. credit.)NB: May not be available every semester.Prerequisite(s): Prior studies in music theory, preferably MUSI 225, 226, and permission of the instructor. (0-1-0 or 0-1-0)

2.00
MUSI 340 MUSI 340 - Introduction to Digital Recording

An introduction to various aspects of the recording arts with emphasis on working within the digital (virtual) studio environment with Cubase and other Virtual Instrument software.Cross-listed: COMM 334.Prerequisite(s): MUSI 226 or instructor's permission. (1-3 or 1-3)

3.00
MUSI 341 MUSI 341 - Advanced Digital Recording

Advanced study and practice of the technologies pertaining to professional digital recording.Cross-listed: COMM 434.Prerequisite(s): MUSI 340 or instructor's permission. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
MUSI 370 MUSI 370 - Junior Recital

A 30-minute recital given by a student in the third year of the performance option. Recital program must be submitted to the Department coordinator for approval.Prerequisite(s): Admission to the performance option or by special permission.

1.00
MUSI 373 MUSI 373 - Instrumental Techniques: Pre-Band

The study of brass (MUSI 371), woodwinds (MUSI 372), elementary school classroom instruments (MUSI 373), percussion (MUSI 374), methods, and materials. Students are given basic instruction on several of the instruments in each section with strong components in performance (at the beginning level) and in instrumental pedagogical techniques for purposes of teaching in public or private schools or in church-related instrumental music programs.Prerequisite(s): MUSI 225, 226, minimum of four semesters of applied music lessons on major instrument or voice, or instructor's consent. (0-2 or 0-2)

1.00
MUSI 374 MUSI 374 - Instrumental Techniques: Percussion

The study of brass (MUSI 371), woodwinds (MUSI 372), elementary school classroom instruments (MUSI 373), percussion (MUSI 374), methods, and materials. Students are given basic instruction on several of the instruments in each section with strong components in performance (at the beginning level) and in instrumental pedagogical techniques for purposes of teaching in public or private schools or in church-related instrumental music programs.Prerequisite(s): MUSI 225, 226, minimum of four semesters of applied music lessons on major instrument or voice, or instructor's consent. (0-2 or 0-2)

1.00
MUSI 405 MUSI 405 - Introduction to Conducting

An introduction to the principles and techniques of choral and instrumental conducting. The acquisition of fundamental conducting skills, facility in score reading and analysis, and rehearsal techniques are emphasized.Prerequisite(s): MUSI 131, 132; 325, 326; open to non-Music majors by instructor's consent. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
MUSI 420 MUSI 420 - Selected Topics in Music 1.00
MUSI 425 MUSI 425 - Twentieth Century Music

An examination of representative musical literature spanning the 20th and 21st centuries, including compositional practice, analysis, and approaches to history. Analytical issues are examined in response to questions of structural integrity, pitch and temporal organization, and the relationship of recent musical discourse to the tradition of the common practice. Students develop critical interpretive tools through engagement with musicological literature that addresses issues of history, the relationship of music and culture and aesthetic value.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): MUSI 325, 236. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
MUSI 460 MUSI 460 - Vocal Pedagogy

Students study the anatomy and physiology of the breathing and phonatory mechanisms of the larynx, and the acoustical laws required for optimum resonation of the singing voice, with practical applications for interaction of teacher and pupil in private studio teaching. Students in the course give basic instruction in voice under the supervision of the instructor.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in performance option or permission of the instructor. (1-1 or 1-1)

1.00
MUSI 470 MUSI 470 - Senior Recital

A one-hour recital, demonstrating ability in a wide range of musical styles, given by a student in the fourth year of the performance option. Recital program must be submitted to the Department coordinator for approval.Prerequisite(s): MUSI 370 and normally two semesters of private study subsequent to the junior recital.

1.00

*Program subject to final approval by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education