Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Music – Specialization (Music) – Bachelor of Music


Subject:  Administered by Dan School of Drama and Music.
Plan:  Consists of 90.00 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 126.00 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Music Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2021-2022 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
The Republic to Rationalism: History, Arts, and Performance l
Listening to Revolutions: History, Arts, and Performance ll
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Western Art Music: Crusades to Colonialism
Western Art Music: Industrialization to the Internet
C. Complete the following:
MUSC 191Theory and Analysis I6.00
MUSC 292Theory and Analysis IIA3.00
MUSC 293Theory and Analysis IIB3.00
MUSC 392Theory and Analysis III3.00
D. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Vocal Techniques and Methods
Woodwind Techniques and Methods
Exploring Global Music in the Classroom
Brass Techniques and Methods
String Techniques and Methods
Percussion Techniques and Methods
Guitar Techniques and Methods
E. Complete the following:
MUSC 127Ear Training and Sight Singing I3.00
MUSC 227Ear Training and Sight Singing II3.00
F. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Keyboard Skills
Keyboard Lab
G. Complete the following:
MUSC 120Applied Study I (Advanced Performance)6.00
or MUSC 121 Applied Study I
MUSC 220Applied Study II (Advanced Performance)6.00
or MUSC 221 Applied Study II
H. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
2. Option
A. Complete 24.00 units from the following:24.00
MUSC at the 300-level or above
MUSC_Subs at the 300-level or above
B. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
MUSC at any level
MUSC_Subs at any level
Elective Courses36.00
Total Units126.00

3. Additional Requirements

A. A maximum of 108.00 units may be from MUSC; a minimum of 18.00 units must be non-MUSC courses.

B.  A maximum of 12.00 units may be from MUSC_Ensembles (i.e. 4 more ensemble courses may be taken beyond the core requirements of the Plan). Students may register and participate in a maximum of 3.00 units of MUSC_Ensembles (i.e. 2) per academic session.

C. A minimum of 1.50 units must be in Choral Large MUSC_Ensembles.

4. Notes

A. Students interested in music education are advised to take 6.0 units from MUSC 270; MUSC 274; MUSC 280 – MUSC 288.

B. Students who meet higher standards of performing ability, including those entering their first year, may audition in September for acceptance into the “double unit” 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 similarly in upper years). The MUSC X25/6.0 courses may be used towards the MUSC Option components of the BMUS degree.

C. Applied Study Requirements: Students registered in MUSC 120, MUSC 121, MUSC 220, and MUSC 221 are required to attend six concerts per term, to a total of 12 concerts per academic session. This required concert attendance accounts for 10% of the teacher’s component of the Applied Study mark at the end of the year.

D. By the end of the second year, students are expected to have attained the Minimum Degree Level in their instrumental or vocal applied study.

E. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 


Note that membership (i.e. registration) in most Music Ensembles is by audition. Depending on their performance specialty, B.Mus students must complete specific ensemble requirements. See the Note 4.B. section for details.    

Small Ensemble

Topics: Unspecified Chamber, Collaborative Piano
MUSC 100Small Ensemble1.50
MUSC 200Small Ensemble1.50
MUSC 300Small Ensemble1.50
MUSC 400Small Ensemble1.50

Medium Ensemble

Topics: Brass Choir, Clarinet Choir, Flute Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Polyhymnia
MUSC 112Medium Ensemble1.50
MUSC 212Medium Ensemble1.50
MUSC 312Medium Ensemble1.50
MUSC 412Medium Ensemble1.50

Large Ensemble

Topics: Choral, Symphony Orchestra, Wind
MUSC 115Large Ensemble1.50
MUSC 215Large Ensemble1.50
MUSC 315Large Ensemble1.50
MUSC 415Large Ensemble1.50

Music Theatre Ensemble

Topics: Musical Theatre, Opera
MUTH 160Music Theatre Ensemble1.50
MUTH 260Music Theatre Ensemble1.50
MUTH 360Music Theatre Ensemble1.50
MUTH 460Music Theatre Ensemble1.50

Music Course Lists

The following lists may contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Music Substitutions
BADR 2003.00
DRAM 247Drama Practicum1.50
GNDS 410Special Topics in Gender Studies3.00
IDIS 410Contemporary Cultural Performance in Practice3.00
LLCU 244Hips Don't Lie?: Music and Culture in Latin America3.00
MAPP 311Sound Production3.00