Course Number: 121/6.0 1P (Course Code Explanation)
Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students
Area(s): Applied Music
Term(s): A, B
The first year of study of the student’s chief practical subject (instrument or voice).
This course involves private instrumental or vocal instruction for B.Mus. students. It consists of 23 individual weekly lessons (or an equivalent amount of time every fortnight). Weekly practice time must justify the full credit involved. Students play a final jury examination in the week following the end of classes in April. The final course mark consists of an average of the jury mark and the instructor’s mark for work completed during the academic year. The evaluation for the year, given by the instructor in consultation with the area coordinator, is based on technical and interpretive development, application, motivation and attitude, as well as participation in studio recitals and other events organized by the School of Music. Requirements (e.g. repertoire, memorization, etc.) vary by area.
Students registered in MUSC 121 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.