Music (MUSI)

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MUSI 1105  2 credits  
Major Instrument - Foundation I  

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) on the interpretation and performance of repertoire. Students will also develop a foundation of technical, musical, and sight reading skills essential for advanced study.

Level: UG

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1111  3 credits  
History of Popular Music  

Students will survey the evolution of Western popular music from the early 20th century through to the present. Students will examine the various influences and exclusions that have shaped the development of different styles of popular music. They will also consider how musical elements, lyrics, and technology have shaped popular music.

Level: UG

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_3

MUSI 1113  3 credits  
Introduction to the Music Industry  

Students will undertake a comprehensive overview of the music industry as well as familiarize themselves with the factors that contribute to success in the music business. They will also gain an understanding of the inter-relatedness of the many facets of the music industry, an essential element in professional growth, viability, and success.

Level: UG

Credit Exclusion: MUSI 1112

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1115  3 credits  
Classical Music in Western Culture  

Students will cultivate an understanding of classical music in western culture by listening to and studying musical works representing different styles, genres, geographical regions, and time periods. Students will also gain an understanding of the social, political, economic, and artistic context in which this music emerged. They will also develop basic aural skills in hearing rhythm, melody, harmony, colour, texture, form, and orchestration. To further enhance their aural skills, students will attend specified concerts (with costs incurred) and will actively listen to and analyse the performances. Note: Not for credit towards the Bachelor of Music in Musical Arts degree.

Level: UG

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_3

MUSI 1120  3 credits  
Music Rudiments  

Students will study the basic written aspects of musical language, acquiring the knowledge of all common clefs, intervals, common scales, basic chord structures and progressions, cadences, transposition, rhythm and fundamental musical terms. NOTE: This course is open to non-music majors, and MUSI 1120 replaces MUSI 1100 & MUSI 1200. Students may only receive credit for either MUSI 1100 & 1200 or MUSI 1120.

Level: UG

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_2

MUSI 1130  3 credits  
Music Technology I  

MUSI 1130 provides an introduction to music technology and desktop recording. Key topics include digital audio workstations, music notation software, music composition and sound design. Students will present an online portfolio of their work in the final weeks of the course. NOTE: MUSI 1130 replaces MUSI 1102. Students may only receive credit for either MUSI 1130 or 1102.

Level: UG

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_2

MUSI 1133  2 credits  
Fretboard Studies I  

Students will begin to develop a full knowledge of the harmonic and melodic capabilities of the guitar fretboard. They will study fretboard harmony (using four-note chord voicings), scales, and arpeggios, and will cultivate music reading skills in lower and intermediate positions. Note: For students whose first instrument is guitar. This course is offered every second year.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Audition and/or interview

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1150  3 credits  
The Language of Music I  

Students will review basic musical concepts, including notation, intervals, scales, modes, chords, and rhythm. They will then study elementary acoustics, effective melodic design and begin writing basic four-part harmony. They will see illustrations of all concepts through the analysis of representative historical examples.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the BMMA or Music Diploma and (MUSI 1200 with a "B" OR Kwantlen Music Placement into MUSI 1150/1151)

Co-requisite(s): Both MUSI 1151 and MUSI 1154 recommended

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1151  2 credits  
Aural Musicianship I  

Students will work toward the development of essential musicianship skills, including sight singing, rhythm, conducting, error detection, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the BMMA or Music Diploma and (MUSI 1200 with a "B" or Kwantlen Music Placement into MUSI 1150/51)

Co-requisite(s): MUSI 1150 and MUSI 1154

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1153  3 credits  
History of Music I: Cornerstones of Music History  

This music history survey course engages students in an overview of major innovations in Western art music from antiquity to the present under the theme “Cornerstones of Music History.” Students will be introduced to salient musical characteristics through selected examples of Western music, and will discuss how these characteristics were affected by contextual factors including socio-cultural developments and geo-political events. Students will also cultivate aural skills by critically listening to music and studying representative compositions, and will begin to develop the skills that music historians use to research and write about music.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1115 or MUSI 1203 with a “B” or 75% (B) or above on the KPU Music Placement Test

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1154  1 credit  
Keyboard Skills I  

Students will begin to develop basic keyboard skills. They will study keyboard harmony (chord progressions and harmonization) and will develop the ability to use simple accompaniment patterns and to harmonize simple melodies. Students will also develop skills in sight-reading and transposition.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the BMMA or Music Diploma

Co-requisite(s): MUSI 1150

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1155  1 credit  
Secondary Instrument - I  

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) on the interpretation and performance of repertoire, and on fundamental technical and sight-reading requirements. Note: Students will normally take no more than four (4) semesters of secondary instrument instruction.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Students must successfully pass an audition to meet all requirements of MUSI 1154, MUSI 1254 , MUSI 2354 , MUSI 2454 , or have permission of the department chair.

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1156  3 credits  
Major Instrument - Performance I  

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) on the interpretation and performance of repertoire, and on fundamental technical and sight-reading requirements.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1157  2 credits  
Major Instrument - Concentration I  

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) on the interpretation and performance of repertoire, and on fundamental technical and sight reading requirements. Note: Diploma students will normally take no more than four (4) semesters of private lessons in courses ending in the numbers 56 or 57.

Level: UG

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1167  2 credits  
Kwantlen String Orchestra I  

Students will rehearse and perform a wide variety of orchestral repertoire from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as works by contemporary Canadian composers. Note: Placement in the ensemble is by audition and interview. This course is open to all music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Ensemble placement according to instrumentation by audition and/or interview in consultation with performance faculty at the discretion of the conductor of each ensemble.

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_2

MUSI 1168  2 credits  
Kwantlen Wind Ensemble I  

Students will rehearse and perform works of the Wind Literature repertoire from the 16th century to the present day. They will study and perform new works by Canadian composers each semester. Students will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds and Brass Ensemble literature. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Ensemble placement according to instrumentation by audition and/or interview in consultation with performance faculty at the discretion of the conductor of each ensemble.

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_2

MUSI 1169  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chorus I  

Students will rehearse and perform choral works from the 16th century to the present in Western Classical tradition as well as works from the folk, jazz, popular, and musical theatre idioms. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Placement according to voice type by interview

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_2

MUSI 1171  2 credits  
Guitar Chamber Ensemble I  

Students will perform duo, trio, and/or quartet music for guitar ensemble. They will study classical compositions but may also perform arrangements or transcriptions of standard jazz compositions, world, and folk music.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Diploma in Music program and/or permission of instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1172  2 credits  
Piano Chamber Ensemble I  

Students will be placed in small ensembles for the study, preparation and performance of four-hand and eight-hand piano repertoire and works involving piano and different instrumental or vocal combinations. They will work with an assigned instrumental or vocal partner and will accompany that person in recital and at the final jury.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1173  2 credits  
Percussion Ensemble I  

Students will study and perform repertoire for percussion instruments of both definite and indefinite pitch. They will also study selected rhythmic systems of work music cultures such as African drumming and Indonesian Gamelan. Note: Both percussion and non-percussion majors may take this course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1174  2 credits  
Woodwind Ensemble I  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different woodwind instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger woodwind choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the woodwind ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1175  2 credits  
Brass Ensemble I  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different brass instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger brass choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the brass ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1176  2 credits  
Vocal Chamber Ensemble I: Madrigal to Jazz  

Students will study, rehearse and perform vocal repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on- and off-campus.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1177  2 credits  
Jazz Band I  

Students will work on improvisation skills and chart reading in an ensemble setting. They will perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on- and off-campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1178  2 credits  
Jazz Combo I  

Students will work on improvisation skills and chart reading in a small jazz combo setting. They will also prepare and perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on- and off- campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1179  2 credits  
String Chamber Ensemble I  

Students will study, prepare and perform works for string duos, trios and/or quartets. Students may also work in mixed ensembles involving piano, woodwinds, brass, and/or guitar.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Diploma in Music or permission of instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1180  2 credits  
Opera Workshop Ensemble I  

Students will study, rehearse and perform staged solo, small ensemble and chorus repertoire from a variety of musical styles, including Opera, Oratorio, Musical Theatre and Operetta. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students will be required to perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Placement according to voice type or successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1181  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chamber Singers I  

Students will study, rehearse and perform chamber choir repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present day. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students may perform in a variety of languages

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1205  2 credits  
Major Instrument - Foundation II  

Students will continue to work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) on the interpretation and performance of repertoire. Students will also continue to establish a foundation of technical, musical, and sight reading skills essential for advanced study.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1105

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1233  2 credits  
Fretboard Studies II  

Students will continue to develop a full knowledge of the harmonic and melodic capabilities of the guitar fretboard. They will undertake advanced level studies in fretboard harmony, scales, arpeggios, and modes, and will cultivate music reading skills in upper positions. Note: For students whose first instrument is guitar. This course is offered every second year.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1133 or permission of the instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1250  3 credits  
The Language of Music II  

Students will study late-Baroque and Classical diatonic harmony through writing and analysis. They will examine the function of all diatonic seventh chords and complete writing exercises in choral and keyboard styles. They will also look at musical form (period, binary, rounded binary, ternary) and combine their knowledge of harmony and form in the composition of a short original work.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1150

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1251  2 credits  
Aural Musicianship II  

Students will continue to develop essential musicianship skills, including sight singing, rhythm, conducting, error detection, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1151 or permission of instructor

Co-requisite(s): MUSI 1250 and MUSI 1254 (recommended)

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1253  3 credits  
History of Music II: Heroes, Politics, and War  

This music history survey course engages students in an intensive overview of major developments in Western art music under the theme “Heroes, Politics, and War.” Students will examine changes to musical genres, forms, and aesthetics from antiquity to the present, and will relate them to significant socio-cultural developments and geo-political events. They will compare and contrast the careers and artistic outputs of leading composers in the history of Western music, and examine how these composers' successes and failures were often associated with external social, cultural, and technological factors. Students will continue to cultivate aural skills by critically listening to music and studying representative compositions, and will further develop skills in researching, writing, and thinking about music.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1153

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1254  1 credit  
Keyboard Skills II  

Students will develop basic keyboard skills by furthering their study of keyboard harmony (chord progressions and harmonization) and by developing their ability to harmonize melodies using simple accompaniment patterns. They will also continue to improve their reading skills (sight-reading and transposition).

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1154 or audition and/or interview

Co-requisite(s): MUSI 1250 or permission of instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1255  1 credit  
Secondary Instrument - II  

Students will continue to work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) on the interpretation and performance of repertoire, and on fundamental technical and sight-reading requirements. Note: Students will normally take no more than four (4) semesters of secondary instrument instruction.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1155 or permission of the department head.

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1256  3 credits  
Major Instrument - Performance II  

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) on the interpretation and performance of assigned repertoire, and on technical and sight reading requirements. They will participate in master classes as required by the instructor.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1156 (or MUSI 1157 with successful audition)

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1257  2 credits  
Major Instrument - Concentration - II  

Students will continue to work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) on the interpretation and performance of repertoire, and on fundamental technical and sight reading requirements. Note: Diploma students will normally take no more than four (4) semesters of private lessons in courses ending in the numbers 56 or 57.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1157 or (MUSI 1165 with successful audition)

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1267  2 credits  
Kwantlen String Orchestra II  

Students will rehearse and perform a wide variety of orchestral repertoire from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as works by contemporary Canadian composers. Note: Placement in the ensemble is by audition and interview. This course is open to all music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1167

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_2

MUSI 1268  2 credits  
Kwantlen Wind Ensemble II  

Students will rehearse and perform Wind Literature repertoire from the 16th Century to the present day. Students will study and perform contemporary works by Canadian composers. Students will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, and Brass Ensemble literature. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1168

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_2

MUSI 1269  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chorus II  

Students will rehearse and perform choral works from the 16th century to the present in Western Classical tradition as well as works from the folk, jazz, popular, and musical theatre idioms. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1169

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_2

MUSI 1271  2 credits  
Guitar Chamber Ensemble II  

Students will continue to perform duo, trio, and/or quartet music for guitar ensemble. They will study classical compositions but may also perform arrangements or transcriptions of standard jazz compositions, world, and folk music.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1171

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1272  2 credits  
Piano Chamber Ensemble II  

Students will be placed in small ensembles for the study, preparation and performance of four-hand and eight-hand piano repertoire and works involving piano and different instrumental or vocal combinations. They will work with an assigned instrumental or vocal partner and will accompany that person in recital and at the final jury.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1172

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1273  2 credits  
Percussion Ensemble II  

Students will study and perform repertoire for percussion instruments of both definite and indefinite pitch. They will also study selected rhythmic systems of work music cultures such as African drumming and Indonesian Gamelan. Note: Both percussion and non-percussion majors may take this course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1173

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1274  2 credits  
Woodwind Ensemble II  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different woodwind instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger woodwind choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the woodwind ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1174

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1275  2 credits  
Brass Ensemble II  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different brass instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger brass choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the brass ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1175

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1276  2 credits  
Vocal Chamber Ensemble II: Madrigal to Jazz  

Students will study, rehearse and perform vocal repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on- and off-campus.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1176 and successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1277  2 credits  
Jazz Band II  

Students will work on improvisation skills and chart reading in an ensemble setting. They will perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on- and off-campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1177

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1278  2 credits  
Jazz Combo II  

Students will work on improvisation skills and chart reading in a small jazz combo setting. They will also prepare and perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on- and off- campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1178

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1279  2 credits  
String Chamber Ensemble II  

Students will study, prepare and perform works for string duos, trios and/or quartets. Students may also work in mixed ensembles involving piano, woodwinds, brass, and/or guitar.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1179

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1280  2 credits  
Opera Workshop Ensemble II  

Students will study, rehearse and perform staged solo, small ensemble and chorus repertoire from a variety of musical styles, including Opera, Oratorio, Musical Theatre and Operetta. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students will be required to perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1180 or successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1281  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chamber Singers II  

Students will study, rehearse and perform chamber choir repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present day. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students may perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1181 and a successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 1291  3 credits  
Songwriting and Arranging  

Students will study popular song styles from the beginning of the 19th century to the present in order to identify and understand key elements of song writing, and to develop original text and melodic ideas. Students will combine melodic and rhythmic ideas with popular harmonic progressions to create original material. They will also develop scoring skills through the creation of full scores (arrangements) and/or charts (lead sheets).

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1120

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_3

MUSI 2340  2 credits  
Collaborative Piano I  

Students will explore the collaborative art of performing with vocalists. They will study and perform assigned works that are representative of standard vocal repertoire, including (but not limited to) Italian art songs of the 17th and 18th centuries, German Lieder, French mélodies, and orchestral transcriptions of oratorio and opera solos. Note: MUSI 2340, MUSI 2440, MUSI 3540, and MUSI 3640 (Collaborative Piano I - IV) are not sequential and may be taken in any order. This course is for piano majors.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1256 or MUSI 1257 or permission of the instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2350  3 credits  
The Language of Music III  

Students will study advanced diatonic harmony and begin the study of chromaticism. They will cover sequences, secondary-function chords, modulation, modal borrowing, and continue the study of form, relating it to large-scale harmonic plans. They will combine their knowledge of harmony and form in the composition of a short original work.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1250

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2351  2 credits  
Aural Musicianship III  

Students will work toward the development of more advanced musicianship skills, including sight singing, rhythm, conducting, error detection, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1251 or permission of instructor

Co-requisite(s): MUSI 2350 and MUSI 2354 (Recommended)

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2353  3 credits  
History of Music III: Music and the Arts  

This music history survey course engages students in an intensive study of the interdisciplinary aspects of Western art music from antiquity to the present under the theme “Music and the Arts.” Students will focus on the development of genres and forms that feature or complement vocal and instrumental music, and will be introduced to leading figures in music’s creation and performance. Students will examine music as an interdisciplinary expression of Western culture by relating it to changing artistic, social, and political contexts. Students will continue cultivating aural skills by critically listening to music and studying representative compositions, and will further develop skills in researching, writing, and thinking about music.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1253

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2354  1 credit  
Keyboard Skills III  

Students will develop a higher level of keyboard proficiency by furthering their study of keyboard harmony (chord progressions and harmonization) and by cultivating their ability to harmonize melodies using simple accompaniment patterns. They will also continue to improve their reading skills (sight-reading and transposition).

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1254 or audition and/or interview

Co-requisite(s): MUSI 2350 or permission of instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2355  1 credit  
Secondary Instrument - III  

Students will continue to work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) on the interpretation and performance of repertoire, and on intermediate technical and sight-reading requirements. Note: Students will normally take no more than four (4) semesters of secondary instrument instruction.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1255 or permission of the department head

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2356  3 credits  
Major Instrument - Performance III  

Students will continue to work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) on the interpretation and performance of assigned repertoire, and on intermediate technical and sight-reading requirements. Note: Diploma students will normally take no more than four (4) semesters of private lessons in courses ending in the numbers 56 or 57

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1256 (or MUSI 1257 and a successful audition)

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2357  2 credits  
Major Instrument - Concentration III  

Students will continue to work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) on the interpretation and performance of repertoire, and on intermediate technical and sight reading requirements. Note: Diploma students will normally take no more than four (4) semesters of private lessons in courses ending in the numbers 56 or 57.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1257 or (MUSI 1265 with successful audition)

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2359  1 credit  
Lyric Diction I  

Students will learn the symbols and sounds of the International Phonetic Alphabet. They will then learn the basic phonetics and principles of lyric diction of Italian and German as used in standard concert and operatic repertoire for voice.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Diploma Program - Vocal Performance or permission of instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2367  2 credits  
Kwantlen String Orchestra III  

Students will rehearse and perform a wide variety of orchestral repertoire from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as works by contemporary Canadian composers. Note: Placement in the ensemble is by audition and interview. This course is open to all music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1267

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2368  2 credits  
Kwantlen Wind Ensemble III  

Students will rehearse and perform Wind Literature repertoire from the 16th century to the present day. Students will study and perform contemporary works by Canadian composers. Students will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, and Brass Ensemble literature. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1268

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2369  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chorus III  

Students will rehearse and perform choral works from the 16th century to the present in Western Classical tradition as well as works from the folk, jazz, popular, and musical theatre idioms. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1269

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2371  2 credits  
Guitar Chamber Ensemble III  

Students will continue to perform duo, trio, and/or quartet music for guitar ensemble. They will study classical compositions but may also perform arrangements or transcriptions of standard jazz compositions, world, and folk music.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1271

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2372  2 credits  
Piano Chamber Ensemble III  

Students will be placed in small ensembles for the study, preparation and performance of four-hand and eight-hand piano repertoire and works involving piano and different instrumental or vocal combinations. They will work with an assigned instrumental or vocal partner and will accompany that person in recital and at the final jury.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1272

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2373  2 credits  
Percussion Ensemble III  

Students will study and perform repertoire for percussion instruments of both definite and indefinite pitch. They will also study selected rhythmic systems of work music cultures such as African drumming and Indonesian Gamelan. Note: Both percussion and non-percussion majors may take this course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1273

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2374  2 credits  
Woodwind Ensemble III  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different woodwind instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger woodwind choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the woodwind ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1274

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2375  2 credits  
Brass Ensemble III  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different brass instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger brass choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the brass ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1275

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2376  2 credits  
Vocal Chamber Ensemble III: Madrigal to Jazz  

Students will study, rehearse and perform vocal repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on- and off-campus.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1276 and successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2377  2 credits  
Jazz Band III  

Students will work on improvisation skills and chart reading in an ensemble setting. They will perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on- and off-campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1277

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2378  2 credits  
Jazz Combo III  

Students will work on improvisation skills and chart reading in a small jazz combo setting. They will also prepare and perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on- and off- campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1278

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2379  2 credits  
String Chamber Ensemble III  

Students will study, prepare and perform works for string duos, trios and/or quartets. Students may also work in mixed ensembles involving piano, woodwinds, brass, and/or guitar.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1279

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2380  2 credits  
Opera Workshop Ensemble III  

Students will study, rehearse and perform staged solo, small ensemble and chorus repertoire from a variety of musical styles, including Opera, Oratorio, Musical Theatre and Operetta. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students will be required to perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1280 or a successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2381  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chamber Singers III  

Students will study, rehearse and perform chamber choir repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present day. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students may perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1281 and successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2440  2 credits  
Collaborative Piano II  

Students will work on the collaborative art of playing with orchestral string instruments. They will study and perform assigned works that are representative of standard string repertoire, including (but not limited to) baroque continuo keyboard parts, sonata repertoire, and orchestral reductions of concerted works. Note: MUSI 2340, 2440, 3540, and 3640 (Collaborative Piano I - IV) are not sequential and may be taken in any order.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1256 or 1257 or permission of the instructor.

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 2450  3 credits  
The Language of Music IV  

Students will study advanced chromatic harmony, including Neapolitan chords, augmented sixth chords, added dissonance chords, and remote modulations. They will also examine sonata form, text/music relationships in art songs, and compose a short original work using concepts studied.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2350

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2451  2 credits  
Aural Musicianship IV  

Students will work toward the development of advanced musicianship skills, including sight singing, rhythm, conducting, error detection, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2351 or permission of instructor

Co-requisite(s): MUSI 2450 and MUSI 2454 (Recommended)

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2453  3 credits  
History of Music IV: Challenging the Conventions of Music  

This music history survey course engages students in an intensive study of contemporary musical developments from 1900 to the present. Students will encounter a diversity of genres, compositional approaches, and aesthetic ideals that emerged during this timeframe, and will situate salient features of contemporary music through a comparative examination of “common- practice” characteristics established in the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. While considering how social, cultural, and technological developments since 1900 fundamentally changed music’s sound and structure, students will be challenged to answer the question at the heart of the course: “What is music?” Students will continue to cultivate aural skills by critically listening to music and studying representative compositions, and will further develop skills in researching, writing, and thinking about music.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2353

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2454  1 credit  
Keyboard Skills IV  

Students will develop a higher level of keyboard proficiency by furthering their study of keyboard harmony (chord progressions and harmonization) and by cultivating their ability to harmonize melodies using simple accompaniment patterns. They will also continue to improve their reading skills (sight-reading and transposition).

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2354 or audition and/or interview

Co-requisite(s): MUSI 2450 or permission of instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2455  1 credit  
Secondary Instrument - IV  

Students will continue to work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) on the interpretation and performance of repertoire, and on intermediate technical and sight-reading requirements. Note: Students will normally take no more than four (4) semesters of secondary instrument instruction.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2355 or permission of the department head

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2456  3 credits  
Major Instrument - Performance IV  

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) in the interpretation and performance of assigned repertoire, and on technical and sight reading requirements. They will participate in master classes as required by the instructor.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2356 (or MUSI 2357 with successful audition)

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2457  2 credits  
Major Instrument - Concentration IV  

Students will continue to work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) in the interpretation and performance of repertoire, and on intermediate technical and sight-reading requirements. Note: Diploma students will normally take no more than four (4) semesters of private lessons in courses ending in the numbers 56 or 57.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2357 or (MUSI 2365 with successful audition)

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2459  1 credit  
Lyric Diction II  

Students will review the symbols and sounds of the International Phonetic Alphabet. They will then learn the basic phonetics and principles of lyric diction of French, Spanish and English as used in standard concert and operatic repertoire for voice.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2359 or permission of instructor.

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2467  2 credits  
Kwantlen String Orchestra IV  

Students will rehearse and perform a wide variety of orchestral repertoire from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as works by contemporary Canadian composers. Note: Placement in the ensemble is by audition and interview. This course is open to all music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2367

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2468  2 credits  
Kwantlen Wind Ensemble IV  

Students will rehearse and perform works of the Wind Literature repertoire from the 16th century to the present day. They will study and perform new works by Canadian composers each semester. Students will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, and Brass Ensemble literature. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2368 for Music majors

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2469  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chorus IV  

Students will rehearse and perform choral works from the 16th century to the present in Western Classical tradition as well as works from the folk, jazz, popular, and musical theatre idioms. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2369

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2471  2 credits  
Guitar Chamber Ensemble IV  

Students will continue to perform duo, trio, and/or quartet music for guitar ensemble. They will study classical compositions but may also perform arrangements or transcriptions of standard jazz compositions, world, and folk music.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2371

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2472  2 credits  
Piano Chamber Ensemble IV  

Students will be placed in small ensembles for the study, preparation and performance of four-hand and eight-hand piano repertoire and works involving piano and different instrumental or vocal combinations. They will work with an assigned instrumental or vocal partner and will accompany that person in recital and at the final jury.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2372

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2473  2 credits  
Percussion Ensemble IV  

Students will study and perform repertoire for percussion instruments of both definite and indefinite pitch. They will also study selected rhythmic systems of world music cultures such as African drumming and Indonesian Gamelan. Note: Both percussion and non-percussion majors may take this course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2373

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2474  2 credits  
Woodwind Ensemble IV  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different woodwind instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger woodwind choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the woodwind ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2374

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2475  2 credits  
Brass Ensemble IV  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different brass instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger brass choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the brass ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2375

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2476  2 credits  
Vocal Chamber Ensemble IV: Madrigal to Jazz  

Students will study, rehearse and perform vocal repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on- and off-campus.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2376 and successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2477  2 credits  
Jazz Band IV  

Students will work on improvisation skills and chart reading in an ensemble setting. They will perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on- and off-campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2377

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2478  2 credits  
Jazz Combo IV  

Students will work on improvisation skills and chart reading in a small jazz combo setting. They will also prepare and perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on- and off- campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2378

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2479  2 credits  
String Chamber Ensemble IV  

Students will study, prepare and perform works for string duos, trios and/or quartets. Students may also work in mixed ensembles involving piano, woodwinds, brass, and/or guitar.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2379

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2480  2 credits  
Opera Workshop Ensemble IV  

Students will study, rehearse and perform staged solo, small ensemble and chorus repertoire from a variety of musical styles, including Opera, Oratorio, Musical Theatre and Operetta. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students will be required to perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2380 or a successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 2481  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chamber Singers IV  

Students will study, rehearse and perform chamber choir repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present day. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students may perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2381 and successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3113  3 credits  
The Social History of the Guitar  

Students will survey the history and repertoire of the guitar as a means to understand how people of other times and places interpreted human experience, and how these beliefs and values affected music creation and expression. They will also use examples of guitar music from both history and the present to explore long-standing debates and fundamental issues regarding the role of music in society. Note: Students need no formal training or background in music although a keen interest in the guitar and its history will be valuable.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Any 1200-level English course

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3500  3 credits  
Special Topics  

Students will engage in intensive study of special topics in the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. They will examine, analyze, and perform music from various repertoires, such as classical, jazz, world, and popular. Students will write at least one research paper. Note: The specific area of study will be established in advance by the music faculty.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1150 or equivalent or permission of instructor and ENGL 1100

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3501  3 credits  
Selected Topics in Western Music  

Students will investigate one aspect of art music in Western culture, such as a major body of works, a subject (e.g., women and the piano in the nineteenth century), or one or more questions inviting historical inquiry (e.g., the challenges of recreating Baroque opera). They will use selected musical works as the basis for study. Students will first relate the topic to its cultural and historical context, and then examine the selected works in greater analytical and historical depth, which will include attending and evaluating professional performances. Note: The topic will be established in advance by the Music Department. Students may take this course multiple times for further credit on different topics. Students are responsible for the costs of attending performances.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Any 60 credits of 1100-level or higher, including ENGL 1100. Non-Music students must have permission of instructor.

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3512  3 credits  
The Business of Music  

Students will survey common business practices related to the music industry. They will also develop business-related knowledge and skills essential for managing a music career.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1112 and 60 credits of 1100-level or higher coursework, including ENGL 1100

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3535  1.5 credits  
Jazz Improvisation I  

Students will learn basic skills essential to effective improvisation, including listening and memorization skills, techniques for melodic development, and the use of simple harmonies. They will develop various practice techniques essential to improving improvisational skills.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 60 credits of 1100-level or higher coursework, including ENGL 1100

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3540  2 credits  
Collaborative Piano III  

Students will work on the collaborative art of performing with woodwind instruments. They will study and perform assigned works that are representative of standard woodwind repertoire, including (but not limited to) sonata repertoire, French conservatory test pieces and orchestral reductions of concerted works. Note: MUSI 2340, 2440, 3540, and 3640 (Collaborative Piano I - IV) are not sequential and may be taken in any order.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1256 or 1257 or permission of the instructor.

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3550  3 credits  
The Language of Music V: Jazz and Pop  

Students will learn the fundamental theoretical and aural skills associated with jazz and pop idioms including nomenclature, harmonic progressions, turnarounds, chord substitutions, polychords, non-functional harmony, as well as chord/scale relationships of the major, harmonic and melodic minor scales, symmetrical scales, and modes. They will develop their skills through writing and analysis of representative historical examples.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2450 or permission of instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3551  3 credits  
Conducting I  

Students will learn the necessary skills to conduct ensembles (instrumental/choral) at a basic to intermediate level. They will learn the craft of conducting including clear, proficient hand and baton technique in basic conducting patterns, coordinating the use of the body (including cuing) and the fundamentals of score reading and score preparation. Students will develop a responsible attitude to rehearsal preparation by using a gestural approach to control tempo, dynamics, articulation, phrasing, fermatas and releases. Note: Some piano proficiency is required.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 60 credits of 1100-level or higher coursework, including ENGL 1100

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3553  3 credits  
History of Jazz and Pop Music  

Students will survey the history of jazz and popular music in North America. They will examine the issues and theories regarding the relationship between music and culture. Students will explore such topics as race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, class, mass media, and aesthetics.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Any 60 credits of 1100-level or higher, including ENGL 1100. Non-music students must have permission of the instructor.

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3556  4 credits  
Major Instrument - Performance V  

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) in the interpretation and performance of assigned repertoire, and on technical and sight-reading requirements. They will participate in master classes as required by the instructor.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2456 or (MUSI 2457 and a successful audition)

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3557  2 credits  
Major Instrument - Concentration V  

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) in the interpretation and performance of repertoire, and on technical and sight reading requirements.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): A minimum of 54 credits at the 1100 level or higher, including MUSI 2457

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3567  2 credits  
Kwantlen String Orchestra V  

Students will rehearse and perform a wide variety of orchestral repertoire from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as works by contemporary Canadian composers. Note: Placement in the ensemble is by audition and interview. This course is open to all music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2467

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3568  2 credits  
Kwantlen Wind Ensemble V  

Students will rehearse and perform works of the Wind Literature repertoire from the 16th century to the present day. They will study and perform new works by Canadian composers each semester. Students will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, and Brass Ensemble literature. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2468 for Music majors

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3569  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chorus V  

Students will rehearse and perform choral works from the 16th century to the present in Western Classical tradition as well as works from the folk, jazz, popular, and musical theatre idioms. Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2469

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3571  2 credits  
Guitar Chamber Ensemble V  

Students will continue to perform duo, trio, and/or quartet music for guitar ensemble. They will study classical compositions but may also perform arrangements or transcriptions of standard jazz compositions, world, and folk music.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2471

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3572  2 credits  
Piano Chamber Ensemble V  

Students will be placed in small ensembles for the study, preparation and performance of four-hand and eight-hand piano repertoire and works involving piano and different instrumental or vocal combinations. They will work with an assigned instrumental or vocal partner and will accompany that person in recital and at the final jury.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2472

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3573  2 credits  
Percussion Ensemble V  

Students will study and perform repertoire for percussion instruments of both definite and indefinite pitch. They will also study selected rhythmic systems of world music cultures such as African drumming and Indonesian Gamelan. Note: Both percussion and non-percussion majors may take this course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2473

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3574  2 credits  
Woodwind Ensemble V  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different woodwind instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger woodwind choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the woodwind ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2474

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3575  2 credits  
Brass Ensemble V  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different brass instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger brass choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the brass ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2475

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3576  2 credits  
Vocal Chamber Ensemble V: Madrigal to Jazz  

Students will study, rehearse and perform vocal repertoire in baroque and jazz styles. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on- and off-campus.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2476 and successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3577  2 credits  
Jazz Band V  

Students will work on improvisation skills and chart reading in an ensemble setting. They will perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on- and off-campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2477

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3578  2 credits  
Jazz Combo V  

Students will work on improvisation skills and chart reading in a small jazz combo setting. They will also prepare and perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on- and off- campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2478

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3579  2 credits  
String Chamber Ensemble V  

Students will study, prepare and perform works for string duos, trios and/or quartets. Students may also work in mixed ensembles involving piano, woodwinds, brass, and/or guitar.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2479

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3580  2 credits  
Opera Workshop Ensemble V  

Students will study, rehearse and perform staged solo, small ensemble and chorus repertoire from a variety of musical styles, including Opera, Oratorio, Musical Theatre and Operetta. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students will be required to perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2480 or successful audition

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3581  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chamber Singers V  

Students will study, rehearse and perform chamber choir repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present day. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students may perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2481 and successful audition

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3585  2 credits  
Vocal Repertoire I  

Students will study the origins and development of the art song within the standard vocal repertoire. They will perform from selected art song repertoire and will study and analyze art song repertoire from the Italian, French, German and English art song literature as it relates to all voice types. Students will study compositional techniques of the art song, with a focus given to the relationship between the vocal melody and piano accompaniment.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 60 credits of 1100 level or higher coursework, including ENGL 1100

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3586  3 credits  
Introduction to Music Pedagogy  

Students will examine the skills, concepts and methodologies for teaching music in both private and ensemble/classroom settings. Students will study different teaching and learning styles and develop analytical and critical thinking skills in regards to teaching and learning. They will study aspects of teaching that constitute excellence in teaching music.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 60 credits of 1100-level or higher coursework, including ENGL 1100

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3591  3 credits  
Composition  

Students will produce original work using traditional compositional methods. They will explore various modes of expression that reflect contemporary music styles, structures, and techniques.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2450 or permission of the instructor

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3602  3 credits  
Audio Recording and Production Techniques  

Students will acquire essential sound recording and reproduction techniques utilizing a Mac digital audio workstation. They will learn the fundamentals of sound, microphones, mixing, dynamic processing, equalization, effects, analog/digital recording, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) production, and mastering.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 45 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher, including ENGL 1100

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3635  1.5 credits  
Jazz Improvisation II  

Students will develop intermediate skills essential to effective improvisation including listening and memorization skills, techniques for melodic development, and the use of more elaborate harmonies and chord progressions. They will continue to develop various practice techniques essential to improving improvisational skills.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3535 and MUSI 3550

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3640  2 credits  
Collaborative Piano IV  

Students will work on the collaborative art of playing with brass instruments. They will study and perform assigned works that are representative of standard brass repertoire, including (but not limited to) sonata repertoire, French conservatory pieces and orchestral reductions of concerted works. Note: MUSI 2340, 2440, 3540 and 3640 (Collaborative Piano I - IV) are not sequential and may be taken in any order.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1256 or 1257 or permission of the instructor.

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3650  3 credits  
The Language of Music VI: Contemporary  

Students will explore various facets of twentieth-century music as well as emerging trends in the present century. They will examine the main trends in the Western classical tradition; the interrelationships/mutual influences of these repertoires; and their connections with the other arts and with changes in society. Students will examine these repertoires from theoretical and historical perspectives, deepening their understanding by analyzing historically significant works.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2450

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3653  3 credits  
World Music  

Students will engage in an intensive examination of musical genres from various world cultures. They will study historical and contemporary examples of popular and folkloric music of Latin American, African, Arabic, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, and Chinese traditions. Students will listen to selected examples of world music, through which they will develop strategies for analyzing music outside the tradition of Western art music in Europe and the Americas. Note: This course is open to non-music students.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Any 60 credits of 1100-level or higher, including ENGL 1100

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3656  4 credits  
Major Instrument - Performance VI  

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) in the interpretation and performance of assigned repertoire, and on technical and sight-reading requirements. They will participate in master classes as required by the instructor and present a half recital (solo).

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3556

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3657  2 credits  
Major Instrument - Concentration VI  

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) in the interpretation and performance of repertoire, and on technical and sight reading requirements.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3557

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3667  2 credits  
Kwantlen String Orchestra VI  

Students will rehearse and perform a wide variety of orchestral repertoire from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as works by contemporary Canadian composers. Note: Placement in the ensemble is by audition and interview. This course is open to all music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3567

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3668  2 credits  
Kwantlen Wind Ensemble VI  

Students will rehearse and perform works of the Wind Literature repertoire from the Renaissance period through to the present day. They will study and perform new works by Canadian composers each semester. Student will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, and Brass Ensemble literature. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3568 for Music majors

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3669  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chorus VI  

Students will rehearse and perform choral works from the 16th century to the present in Western Classical tradition as well as works from the folk, jazz, popular, and musical theatre idioms. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3569

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3671  2 credits  
Guitar Chamber Ensemble VI  

Students will continue to perform duo, trio, and/or quartet music for guitar ensemble. They will study classical compositions but may also perform arrangements or transcriptions of standard jazz compositions, world, and folk music.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3571

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3672  2 credits  
Piano Chamber Ensemble VI  

Students will be placed in small ensembles for the study, preparation and performance of four-hand and eight-hand piano repertoire and works involving piano and different instrumental or vocal combinations. They will work with an assigned instrumental or vocal partner and will accompany that person in recital and at the final jury.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3572

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3673  2 credits  
Percussion Ensemble VI  

Students will study and perform repertoire for percussion instruments of both definite and indefinite pitch. They will also study selected rhythmic systems of world music cultures such as African drumming and Indonesian Gamelan. Note: Both percussion and non-percussion majors may take this course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3573

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3674  2 credits  
Woodwind Ensemble VI  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different woodwind instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger woodwind choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the woodwind ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3574

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3675  2 credits  
Brass Ensemble VI  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different brass instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger brass choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the brass ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3575

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3676  2 credits  
Vocal Chamber Ensemble VI: Madrigal to Jazz  

Students will study, rehearse and perform vocal repertoire in baroque and jazz styles. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on- and off-campus.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3576 and successful audition

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3677  2 credits  
Jazz Band VI  

Students will work on improvisation skills and chart reading in an ensemble setting. They will perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on- and off-campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3577

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3678  2 credits  
Jazz Combo VI  

Students will work on improvisation skills and chart reading in a small jazz combo setting. They will also prepare and perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on- and off- campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3578

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3679  2 credits  
String Chamber Ensemble VI  

Students will study, prepare and perform works for string duos, trios and/or quartets. Students may also work in mixed ensembles involving piano, woodwinds, brass, and/or guitar.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3579

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MUSI 3680  2 credits  
Opera Workshop Ensemble VI  

Students will study, rehearse and perform staged solo, small ensemble and chorus repertoire from a variety of musical styles, including Opera, Oratorio, Musical Theatre and Operetta. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students will be required to perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3580 or successful audition

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3681  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chamber Singers VI  

Students will study, rehearse and perform chamber choir repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present day. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students may perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3581 and a successful audition

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3685  2 credits  
Vocal Repertoire II  

Students will study and perform operatic and oratorio solo repertoire from the 17th century to present day. Students will study and analyze musical components of style and compositional techniques of recitative and aria for all voice types, with a focus given to the relationship of solo operatic and oratorio repertoire and orchestral accompaniment.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 60 credits of 1100 level or higher coursework, including ENGL 1100

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3686  3 credits  
Approaches to Music Education  

Students will examine the educational philosophies, techniques, and musical methods of Orff, Kodaly, Suzuki, Dalcroze, Music for Young Children, Kindermusik and Gordon's Learning Theory. They will research teaching techniques that motivate learning behaviours. Students will compare the different approaches to developing music skills at various ages and stages of a child's development.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 60 credits of 1100 level or higher coursework, including ENGL 1100

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 3688  2 credits  
Studio Pedagogy I  

Students will study teaching methods and explore material in a systematic manner for beginner through elementary level private students. Students will examine different technical approaches and become familiar with suitable studio teaching material through directed reading, discussion, and practical assignments. Students may be required to perform selected repertoire in class. Note: MUSI 3688, 4788, and 4888 (Studio Pedagogy I - III) are not sequential and may be taken in any order.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 60 credits of 1100 level or higher, including ENGL 1100

Co-requisite(s): MUSI 3586

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4599  3 credits  
Directed Studies in Western Music  

Students will carry out a detailed investigation of a topic relevant to the development of art music, jazz, or pop music within the Western tradition. They will do so under the supervision of a faculty member through a survey and review of written and audio/visual resources and, if appropriate, musical analysis as well as the consideration of cultural milieu. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of their topic, in addition to submitting a final assignment.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1153 and MUSI 1253 and MUSI 2353 and MUSI 2453 and (MUSI 3501 or MUSI 3553)

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4602  3 credits  
Music Video Production  

Students will study music video production (MVP) in order to acquire the skills required to produce music videos using a Mac digital audio workstation, DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) cameras and video editing software. Students will learn film production and editing practices specifically as they relate to music videos.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 45 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher, including ENGL 1100

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4756  4 credits  
Major Instrument - Performance VII  

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) in the interpretation and performance of assigned repertoire, and on technical and sight reading requirements. They will participate in master classes as required by the instructor.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3656

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4757  2 credits  
Major Instrument - Concentration VII  

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) in the interpretation and performance of repertoire, and on technical and sight reading requirements.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3657

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4760  3 credits  
Psychophysiology of Music  

Students will explore the psychological/physical relationship in music performance as well as the mental and emotional factors that affect learning and teaching. They will develop body awareness (posture, movement, and breathing) and its relationship to musical performance, as well as learn how to amend their physical movements to play more efficiently with less effort. Students will also investigate different approaches in developing musical skill, expressivity, interpretation, musical memory, and motivation, as well as survey different techniques for managing-and utilizing-performance anxiety.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 60 credits of 1100-level or higher coursework, including ENGL 1100

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4767  2 credits  
Kwantlen String Orchestra VII  

Students will rehearse and perform a wide variety of orchestral repertoire from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as works by contemporary Canadian composers. Note: Placement in the ensemble is by audition and interview. This course is open to all music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3667

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4768  2 credits  
Kwantlen Wind Ensemble VII  

Students will rehearse and perform works of the Wind Literature repertoire from the Renaissance period to the present day. They will study and perform new works by Canadian composers each semester. Students will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, and Brass Ensemble literature. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3668

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4769  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chorus VII  

Students will rehearse and perform choral works from the 16th century to the present in Western Classical tradition as well as works from the folk, jazz, popular, and musical theatre idioms. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3669

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4771  2 credits  
Guitar Chamber Ensemble VII  

Students will perform duo, trio, and/or quartet music for guitar ensemble. They will study classical compositions but may also perform arrangements or transcriptions of standard jazz compositions, world, and folk music.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3671

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4772  2 credits  
Piano Chamber Ensemble VII  

Students will be placed in small ensembles for the study, preparation and performance of four-hand and eight-hand piano repertoire and works involving piano and different instrumental or vocal combinations. They will work with an assigned instrumental or vocal partner and will accompany that person in recital and at the final jury.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3672

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4773  2 credits  
Percussion Ensemble VII  

Students will study and perform repertoire for percussion instruments of both definite and indefinite pitch. They will also study selected rhythmic systems of world music cultures such as African drumming and Indonesian Gamelan. Note: Both percussion and non-percussion majors may take this course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3673

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4774  2 credits  
Woodwind Ensemble VII  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different woodwind instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger woodwind choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the woodwind ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3674

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4775  2 credits  
Brass Ensemble VII  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different brass instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger brass choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the brass ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3675

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4776  2 credits  
Vocal Chamber Ensemble VII: Madrigal to Jazz  

Students will study, rehearse and perform vocal repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present. They will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3676 or successful audition

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4777  2 credits  
Jazz Band VII  

Students will expand on improvisation skills and chart reading in an ensemble setting. They will perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on and off campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3677

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4778  2 credits  
Jazz Combo VII  

Students will expand on improvisation skills and chart reading in a small jazz combo setting. They will also prepare and perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on and off campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3678

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4779  2 credits  
String Chamber Ensemble VII  

Students will study, prepare and perform works for string duos, trios and/or quartets. Students may also work in mixed ensembles involving piano, woodwinds, brass, and/or guitar.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3679

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4780  2 credits  
Opera Workshop Ensemble VII  

Students will study, rehearse and perform staged solo, small ensemble and chorus repertoire from a variety of musical styles, including Opera, Oratorio, Musical Theatre and Operetta. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students will be required to perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3680 or successful audition

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4781  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chamber Singers VII  

Students will study, rehearse and perform chamber choir repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present day. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students may perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3681 and successful audition

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4786  3 credits  
Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques  

Students will choose either the choral or instrumental section of the course. Students in the choral section will explore standard choral repertoire and the application of rehearsal techniques as they apply to vocal development within choral ensembles. Students in the instrumental section will study standard instrumental repertoire and the application of rehearsal techniques as they apply to instrumental ensembles. Note: This course consists of two independent sections: choral and instrumental

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3551 or MUSI 4751 or MUSI 4752

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4788  2 credits  
Studio Pedagogy II  

Students will study teaching methods and explore material in a systematic manner for intermediate level private students. Students will examine different technical approaches and become familiar with suitable studio teaching material through directed reading, discussion, and practical assignments. Students may be required to perform selected repertoire in class. Note: MUSI 3688, 4788, and 4888 (Studio Pedagogy I - III) are not sequential and may be taken in any order.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 60 credits of 1100-level or higher coursework, including ENGL 1100

Co-requisite(s): MUSI 3586

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4851  3 credits  
Conducting II  

Students will gain the skills necessary to prepare and conduct instrumental and choral music selected from standard choral, wind and orchestral literature. Students will gain practical experience conducting the laboratory instrumental and choral ensembles. They will develop aspects of rehearsal techniques demonstrated through development and use of a range of effective conducting gestures. Students will do score reading, preparation and analysis as it pertains to both the instrumental and choral ensemble settings. Note: MUSI 4851 replaces MUSI 4751 & 4752. Students may only receive credit for either MUSI 4751 & 4752 or MUSI 4851.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3551

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4856  4 credits  
Major Instrument - Performance VIII  

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) in the interpretation and performance of assigned repertoire, and on technical and sight reading requirements. They will participate in master classes as required by the instructor. Students will give a full recital (solo).

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4756

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4857  2 credits  
Major Instrument - Concentration VIII  

Students will work one-on-one with an instructor (vocal or instrumental) in the interpretation and performance of repertoire, and on technical and sight reading requirements.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4757

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4867  2 credits  
Kwantlen String Orchestra VIII  

Students will rehearse and perform a wide variety of orchestral repertoire from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as works by contemporary Canadian composers. Note: Placement in the ensemble is by audition and interview. This course is open to all music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4767

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4868  2 credits  
Kwantlen Wind Ensemble VIII  

Students will rehearse and perform works of the Wind Literature repertoire from the Renaissance period to the present day. They will study and perform new works by Canadian composers each semester. Students will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, and Brass Ensemble literature. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4768

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4869  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chorus VIII  

Students will rehearse and perform choral works from the 16th century to the present in Western Classical tradition as well as works from the folk, jazz, popular, and musical theatre idioms. Note: Placement in ensemble is by audition and/or interview. This course is open to all Music majors and other Kwantlen students. Members of the community may participate on a non-credit basis.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4769

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4871  2 credits  
Guitar Chamber Ensemble VIII  

Students will perform duo, trio, and/or quartet music for guitar ensemble. They will study classical compositions but may also perform arrangements or transcriptions of standard jazz compositions, world, and folk music.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4771

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4872  2 credits  
Piano Chamber Ensemble VIII  

Students will be placed in small ensembles for the study, preparation and performance of four-hand and eight-hand piano repertoire and works involving piano and different instrumental or vocal combinations. They will work with an assigned instrumental or vocal partner and will accompany that person in recital and at the final jury.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4772

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4873  2 credits  
Percussion Ensemble VIII  

Students will study and perform repertoire for percussion instruments of both definite and indefinite pitch. They will also study selected rhythmic systems of world music cultures such as African drumming and Indonesian Gamelan. Note: Both percussion and non-percussion majors may take this course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4773

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4874  2 credits  
Woodwind Ensemble VIII  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different woodwind instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger woodwind choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the woodwind ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4774

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4875  2 credits  
Brass Ensemble VIII  

Students will study, rehearse and perform original compositions and arrangements of repertoire for different brass instrument combinations. Students will, depending on enrolment and instrument type, study and perform in quartets, quintets, and larger brass choirs. They will perform major works from the 400-year repertoire of the brass ensemble literature.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4775

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4876  2 credits  
Vocal Chamber Ensemble VIII: Madrigal to Jazz  

Students will study, rehearse and perform vocal repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present. They will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4776 or successful audition

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4877  2 credits  
Jazz Band VIII  

Students will continue to expand on improvisation skills and chart reading in an ensemble setting. They will perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on and off campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4777

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4878  2 credits  
Jazz Combo VIII  

Students will continue to work on improvisation skills and chart reading in a small jazz combo setting. They will also prepare and perform selections from the standard jazz band repertoire. Students will perform in concert both on and off campus throughout the semester.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4778

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4879  2 credits  
String Chamber Ensemble VIII  

Students will study, prepare and perform works for string duos, trios and/or quartets. Students may also work in mixed ensembles involving piano, woodwinds, brass, and/or guitar.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4779

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4880  2 credits  
Opera Workshop Ensemble VIII  

Students will study, rehearse and perform staged solo, small ensemble and chorus repertoire from a variety of musical styles, including Opera, Oratorio, Musical Theatre and Operetta. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students will be required to perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4780 or successful audition

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4881  2 credits  
Kwantlen Chamber Singers VIII  

Students will study, rehearse and perform chamber choir repertoire in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance to the present day. They will audition for the ensemble at the beginning of each semester. Students will perform in concerts both on and off campus. Note: Students may perform in a variety of languages.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 4781 and successful audition

Attribute: ARTS

MUSI 4899  3 credits  
Music Practicum  

Students will participate in a practicum where they will integrate and apply theoretical/practical concepts from various courses. They will have an introduction to music in the community by observing various teaching/learning practices and assessment skills. Students will have opportunities in a variety of workplace settings to experience the daily and/or weekly approaches of musicians / conductors / teachers / administrators. They will observe and participate in the concept of music-making and arts education in a community environment. Students will also participate in class seminars to discuss and present issues arising from the practicum experience.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3512 and (MUSI 3586 or MUSI 3686)

Attribute: ARTS

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