Course Number: 120/6.0 1P (Course Code Explanation)
Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students
Area(s): Applied Music
Term(s): A, B
A first year study of the student’s applied subject (instrument or voice) in the performance concentration.
NOTE Open only to students who have demonstrated a considerably higher level of performance ability than the minimum required for B.Mus. admission.
This course involves private instrumental or vocal instruction for B.Mus. students who have successfully auditioned for admission to this stream. Each course consists of 23 individual weekly lessons (or an equivalent amount of time every fortnight). Weekly practice time must justify the full credit involved.
Evaluation of the course is based on work accomplished in the course of the year, assessed by the instructor in consultation with the area coordinator. Evaluation includes technical and interpretive development, application, motivation and attitude, as well as participation in studio recitals and other events organized by the School of Music. A significantly higher level of achievement (than in the MUSC x21 series) is expected, as reflected in level and quantity of repertoire, practice commitment and participation in appropriate events.
Students in MUSC 120 are required to enroll concurrently in MUSC 125 (Performance Recital), in which they perform a public recital in March or April in lieu of a jury.
Students registered in MUSC 120 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.
The audition is held in the first week of classes in September. Entering students may apply to audition for MUSC 120 if they are invited to do so.