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Arts and Science Departments, Programs and Courses Music Bachelor of Music - BMUS


Bachelor of Music - BMUS
Special Field Concentration - SPF (Consists of 15.5 to 18.5 credits as described below and 3.0 to 6.0 elective credits to total 21.5)
Music - MUSC
The comprehensive program leading to the Bachelor of Music degree (B.Mus.) combines a balance of theoretical, historical, cultural and technological music studies with practical applications, creative and performing opportunities. The required core component of the program provides students with a solid foundation in musicology, theory, musicianship and applied study. Through their selection of music option courses, students may choose to specialize in one or more of the main areas of study: musicology/ethnomusicology, theory/composition, education or applied study (performance). Elective courses in non-music subjects complete the program.
The program prepares students for a wide variety of professional careers in music, and for post-graduate study in a chosen area of specialization. It also prepares students for entrance into a Faculty of Education, where a fifth year will qualify them for i) the degree of Bachelor of Education and ii) the Ontario Teacher's Certificate.
The School of Music and theFaculty of Education at Queen's offer an integratedfive-year specialized program leading to concurrent B.Mus./B.Ed. degrees, which qualifies candidates for the Ontario Teacher's Certificate for either elementary or secondary schools. All requirements for the B.Mus. program are included in the concurrent degree program. A student whose application to the B.Mus./B.Ed. program is unsuccessful will automatically be considered for the B.Mus. program. Additional information about the concurrent degree program may be obtained from the Registrar's Office at the Faculty of Education. See also the Education section of this Calendar.
Degree Requirements
Of the minimum 21.5 credits required for the B.Mus. degree, at least 6.0 credits must be at the 300 level or above. These 6.0 credits may include core, music option and non-music elective courses, excluding ensembles.
Core Program of Study (10.5 credits)
i Musicology: MUSC 103*, MUSC 203*, MUSC 204* and MUSC 205* (2.0 credits);
ii Music Theory: MUSC 191, MUSC 291,MUSC 392*(2.5 credits);
iiiMusicianship: MUSC 127*, MUSC 128*, MUSC 227*, MUSC 228* (2.0 credits);
iv One of MUSC 180*, MUSC 181*, MUSC 183*, MUSC 185*, MUSC 187*, or MUSC 188* (0.5 credit);
v Applied Study: MUSC 121 or MUSC 120; MUSC 221 or MUSC 220 (2.0 credits);
NOTE Students who meet higher standards of performing ability, including those entering their first year, may audition in September for acceptance into the "double credit" Applied Study (performance) courses. In addition to their private lessons, students in these courses perform a public recital at the end of the year. Students who audition successfully register in MUSC 120 and MUSC 125 instead of MUSC 121, and MUSC 220 and MUSC 225 instead of MUSC 221.
vi An additional 0.5 credit at the 300 level or above in either music theory or musicology/ethnomusicology (0.5 credit);
vii Ensembles: four ensembles (1.0 credit). (See section on Ensembles below.)
A minimum of 11.0 credits in music options and non-music electives are needed to complete the 21.5 credits required for the program.
Music Options (5.0 to 8.0 credits)
A maximum of 8.0 credits in music option courses may count toward the B.Mus. degree; students may take as few as 5.0 music option credits, depending on how many non-music electives they choose. The selection of music option courses allows students to specialize in one or more of the main areas of study: musicology/ethnomusicology, theory/composition, education or applied study (performance).
NOTE An additional two ensembles beyond the four required core ensembles may count toward the music option credits.
Non-Music Electives (3.0 to 6.0 credits)
Students must take at least 3.0 elective credits in non-music subjects; a maximum of 6.0 elective credits in non-music subjects may count toward the 21.5 credits required for the B.Mus. degree.
Recommended Plan of Study
B.Mus. students may register for a maximum of 6.25 credits per academic session; permission to exceed this maximum may be requested from the Chair of Undergraduate Studies in special circumstances such as when a student is registered for the "double credit" applied study (MUSC x20/MUSC x25).
YEAR 1 MUSC 103*, MUSC 121, MUSC 127*, MUSC 128*, MUSC 191, MUSC 203*, one ensemble, 1.5 music option or non-music elective credits (including one of MUSC 180*, MUSC 181*, MUSC 182*, MUSC 183*, MUSC 185*, MUSC 187* or MUSC 188*), or 1.0 music option or non-music elective credits if the student is registered for MUSC 004 or MUSC 006.
YEAR 2 MUSC 204*, MUSC 205*, MUSC 221, MUSC 227*, MUSC 228*,MUSC 291, one ensemble, 1.5 music option or non-music elective credits.
MUSC 392* in Year 3; the 0.5 credit may be completed in Year 3 or Year 4; it is recommended that the remaining two ensembles that make up the four required core ensembles be completed in Years 3 and 4.
Ensembles
VOCAL ENSEMBLES Choral Ensemble I-IV (MUSC 160**, MUSC 260**, MUSC 360**, MUSC 460**), Collegium Musicum I-IV (MUSC 195*, MUSC 295**, MUSC 395**, MUSC 495**), Jazz Choir I-IV (MUSC 167**, MUSC 267**, MUSC 367**, MUSC 467**), Polyhymnia I-IV (MUSC 164**, MUSC 264**, MUSC 364**, MUSC 464**).
INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES Brass Choir I-IV (MUSC 165**, MUSC 265**, MUSC 365**, MUSC 465**), Clarinet Choir I-IV (MUSC 168**, MUSC 268**, MUSC 368**, MUSC 468**), Flute Choir I-IV (MUSC 169**, MUSC 269**, MUSC 369**, MUSC 469**), Jazz Ensemble I-IV (MUSC 166**, MUSC 266**, MUSC 366**, MUSC 466**), Symphonic Band I-IV (MUSC 179**, MUSC 279**, MUSC 379**, MUSC 479**), Symphony Orchestra I-IV (MUSC 162**, MUSC 262**, MUSC 362**, MUSC 462**), Wind Ensemble I-IV (MUSC 178**, MUSC 278**, MUSC 378**, MUSC 478**).
UNSPECIFIED CHAMBER ENSEMBLEI-IVMUSC 263**, MUSC 363**, MUSC 463**; these small ensembles vary from year to year, and can include both instrumental and vocal components.
KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIMENT MUSC 261**, MUSC 361**.
i Membership in all ensembles is by audition.
iiA minimum of four ensembles is required for the B.Mus. program (see details below).
iiiA maximum of six ensembles may be counted toward the 21.5 credits required for the B.Mus. degree.
ivStudents may register and participate in a maximum of two ensembles per academic session.
v All B.Mus. students are required to complete a minimum of one vocal ensemble chosen from Choral Ensemble, Collegium Musicum, Jazz Choir or Polyhymnia.
In addition, the following regulations apply to B.Mus. students registered in Applied Study (MUSC 120, MUSC 121, MUSC 220, MUSC 221, MUSC 320, MUSC 321, MUSC 420, MUSC 421):
Voice students must register in one of Choral Ensemble, Collegium Musicum, Jazz Choiror Polyhymnia each year in which they are enrolled in Applied Study;
String students must register in Symphony Orchestra each year in which they are enrolled in Applied Study, except for the year in which they fulfill the vocal ensemble requirement;
Woodwind, brass and percussion students must register in Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra or Wind Ensemble each year in which they are enrolled in Applied Study, except for the year in which they fulfill the vocal ensemble requirement;
Piano students must register in an ensemble each year in which they are enrolled in Applied Study. Piano students are required to take MUSC 261**; other ensembles can be chosen from MUSC 361**, Choral Ensemble, Collegium Musicum, Jazz Choir, Polyhymnia, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble or Unspecified Chamber Ensemble;
Guitar students must register in an ensemble each year in which they are enrolled in Applied Study, chosen from Choral Ensemble, Collegium Musicum, Jazz Choir, Polyhymnia, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble or Unspecified Chamber Ensemble.
Applied Study Requirements
i Mandatory Concert Attendance. Students registered in MUSC 121, MUSC 120, MUSC 221 and MUSC 220 are required to attend six concerts per term, to a total of 12 concerts per academic session. This required concert attendance accounts for 10 per cent of the teacher's component of the Applied Study mark at the end of the year. Mandatory Concert Attendance guidelines are provided to students in their first year by the D.S.C.
ii By the end of the second year, students are expected to have attained the Minimum Degree Level in their instrumental or vocal applied study (a proficiency equivalent to that of GradeX of the Royal Conservatory of Music). Students who do not reach this level will be required to continue to study applied music, without additional credit, until this level is successfully achieved.
iii Procurement and costs of accompaniment are the students' responsibility; the School of Music may subsidize a portion of the costs.
Secondary Piano
Non-piano students who have not yet completed Royal Conservatory GradeVI Piano (or equivalent) prior to entering the B.Mus. program must do so, at their own expense, before proceeding to second year. Successful completion of MUSC 004 may be used to fulfill the piano entrance requirement. An equivalency exam will be held in Orientation Week in September for students who have completed their first year of the B.Mus. program, but who have not yet demonstrated a GradeVI piano-playing level. Students who fail this equivalency exam will be required to withdraw from the B.Mus. program.
Rudiments
A theory rudiments diagnostic testis administered during the audition phase of the application to the BMUS program. BMUS students achieving 80 per cent or better on this test enrol in MUSC 191 without conditions. BMUS students achieving less than 80 per cent will be required to enrol concurrently in MUSC 191 and in MUSC 006 (Rudiments), and must achieve at least 80 per cent in MUSC 006.
Degree with Distinction
Students who achieve a minimum cumulative average of 80 per cent on all courses required for the degree will be awarded the B.Mus. degree with distinction.
Regulations Regarding Progress and Withdrawal
B.Mus. students must comply with the academic regulations of the Faculty of Arts and Science as specified in Academic Regulation 20, and with the following regulations regarding the music concentration. Note that all averages are weighted and cumulative.
i To continue in good standing in the B.Mus. program, students must achieve a minimum average of 60 per cent both overall and in music credits passed.
ii ACADEMIC PROBATION
a Students whose overall or music average is less than 60 per cent will be placed on academic probation until at least a further 3.0 credits have been completed. Students may not appeal academic probation because it is the direct result of a particular level of academic performance. At the end of the probationary period, students' overall and music averages must be at least 60 per cent with no additional failures.
b Students who have not demonstrated a GradeVI piano-playing level by the end of their first year in the B.Mus. program will be placed on academic probation. If they can fulfil this requirement by September of their second year they will be removed from probation and allowed to continue in the B.Mus. program.
iii REQUIREMENT TO WITHDRAW
a Students who have not passed a majority of credits overall or a majority of their music credits, or who have failed to meet their probationary conditions, will be required to withdraw from the B.Mus. program for a minimum of one year.
b Students who have not demonstrated a GradeVI piano-playing level by the beginning of their second year in the B.Mus. program, or who fail the piano GradeVI equivalency exam in September of their second year will be required to withdraw from the B.Mus. program for a minimum of one year.
iv TRANSFER TO ARTS AND SCIENCE
Most credits from the B.Mus. program transfer to other degree programs in Arts and Science. Exceptions include the following: MUSC 127*, MUSC 128*, MUSC 227*, MUSC 228*; MUSC 125, MUSC 225, MUSC 325, MUSC 425; all ensembles; a maximum of two of the 180*-189* series can transfer; applied study courses, MUSC 121, MUSC 221, MUSC 321, MUSC 421 and MUSC 120, MUSC 220, MUSC 320, MUSC 420, receive equivalent transfer credit as MUSC 124, MUSC 224, MUSC 324, MUSC 424. Students who withdraw from the B.Mus. program and plan to complete another degree program in Arts and Science must apply for transfer through Undergraduate Admission. Students are encouraged to consult with the Arts and Science Faculty Office for information regarding transfer credit and degree requirements.
Instrument Rental
B.Mus. and Queen's students in the following categories will be able to rent instruments from the School of Music for an annual fee ($75 in 2009-10, but subject to change): i) who require an instrument for participation in a School of Music ensemble; ii) who are enrolled in applied studies courses (e.g. MUSC 121/MUSC 221, etc. or MUSC 124/MUSC 224, etc.); or iii) who are enrolled in secondary instrument courses (except MUSC 188*).
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