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The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music is a four-year program (120 semester hours) designed for those who wish to study music in a more general Arts curriculum.  As a general program, it will not prepare students for teaching music, but will prepare them for further study toward careers such as music librarian, musicology, music publishing, communications media, and sound recording.

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Year I

Music 113-114 — Theory (6 semester hours)
Music 115, 117— Aural Skills (6 semester hours)
Music 123-124 — History (6 semester hours)
Arts and/or Science Electives (12 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (9 semester hours) and Music 105 — Studio Minor (3 semester hours) 

NOTE: Students in the BA with a major in Music program will be required to take part in at least one ensemble for each semester they are in the program. This is equal to a minimum of four full-year ensembles for a BA Major in Music degree, two of which must be in large ensembles. Unless the ensemble requirement is fulfilled, graduation will be denied.

NOTE: Students wishing to take Studio Minor must successfully pass an audition.

Year II

Music 213-214 — Theory (6 semester hours)
Music 215, 217 — Aural Skills (6 semester hours)
Music 223 — History (3 semester hours)
Music Elective (3 semester hours)
Arts and/or Science Electives (12 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (9 semester hours) and Music Electives (3 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (9 semester hours) and Music 205 (3 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (6 semester hours) and Music Electives (3 semester hours) and Music 205 (3 semester hours)

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I).

Year III

Music Electives (12 semester hours)
Arts and/or Science Electives (18 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (15) and Music 305 (3 semester hours)

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I)

COMMENT: Students may take a maximum of six (6) semester hours credit in Music Education toward the Music electives required for Years III and IV.

Year IV

Music Electives (12 semester hours)
Arts and/or Science Electives (18 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (15 semester hours) and Music 405 (3 semester hours)

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I).

See Comment at the end of Year III regarding Music Electives.  PLEASE NOTE: AT LEAST 30 SEMESTER HOURS (10 COURSES) OF THE NON-MUSIC ELECTIVES MUST BE ARTS COURSES.

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The department of Music is located in Steel Building.
  • Frances M. Gray, Professor Emerita
  • F. Alan Reesor, Professor Emeritus
  • Andrew M. Zinck, Associate Professor, Chair
  • Karem J. Simon, Professor
  • Gregory B. Irvine, Associate Professor
  • Sung Ha Shin-Bouey, Associate Professor
  • Richard Covey, Lecturer
  • G. David Shephard, Lecturer
Overview

The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music is a four-year program (120 semester hours) designed for those who wish to study music in a more general Arts curriculum.  As a general program, it will not prepare students for teaching music, but will prepare them for further study toward careers such as music librarian, musicology, music publishing, communications media, and sound recording.

Course Structure

Year I

Music 113-114 — Theory (6 semester hours)
Music 115, 117— Aural Skills (6 semester hours)
Music 123-124 — History (6 semester hours)
Arts and/or Science Electives (12 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (9 semester hours) and Music 105 — Studio Minor (3 semester hours) 

NOTE: Students in the BA with a major in Music program will be required to take part in at least one ensemble for each semester they are in the program. This is equal to a minimum of four full-year ensembles for a BA Major in Music degree, two of which must be in large ensembles. Unless the ensemble requirement is fulfilled, graduation will be denied.

NOTE: Students wishing to take Studio Minor must successfully pass an audition.

Year II

Music 213-214 — Theory (6 semester hours)
Music 215, 217 — Aural Skills (6 semester hours)
Music 223 — History (3 semester hours)
Music Elective (3 semester hours)
Arts and/or Science Electives (12 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (9 semester hours) and Music Electives (3 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (9 semester hours) and Music 205 (3 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (6 semester hours) and Music Electives (3 semester hours) and Music 205 (3 semester hours)

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I).

Year III

Music Electives (12 semester hours)
Arts and/or Science Electives (18 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (15) and Music 305 (3 semester hours)

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I)

COMMENT: Students may take a maximum of six (6) semester hours credit in Music Education toward the Music electives required for Years III and IV.

Year IV

Music Electives (12 semester hours)
Arts and/or Science Electives (18 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (15 semester hours) and Music 405 (3 semester hours)

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I).

See Comment at the end of Year III regarding Music Electives.  PLEASE NOTE: AT LEAST 30 SEMESTER HOURS (10 COURSES) OF THE NON-MUSIC ELECTIVES MUST BE ARTS COURSES.

Faculty
  • Frances M. Gray, Professor Emerita
  • F. Alan Reesor, Professor Emeritus
  • Andrew M. Zinck, Associate Professor, Chair
  • Karem J. Simon, Professor
  • Gregory B. Irvine, Associate Professor
  • Sung Ha Shin-Bouey, Associate Professor
  • Richard Covey, Lecturer
  • G. David Shephard, Lecturer

Overview

The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music is a four-year program (120 semester hours) designed for those who wish to study music in a more general Arts curriculum.  As a general program, it will not prepare students for teaching music, but will prepare them for further study toward careers such as music librarian, musicology, music publishing, communications media, and sound recording.

Course Structure

Year I

Music 113-114 — Theory (6 semester hours)
Music 115, 117— Aural Skills (6 semester hours)
Music 123-124 — History (6 semester hours)
Arts and/or Science Electives (12 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (9 semester hours) and Music 105 — Studio Minor (3 semester hours) 

NOTE: Students in the BA with a major in Music program will be required to take part in at least one ensemble for each semester they are in the program. This is equal to a minimum of four full-year ensembles for a BA Major in Music degree, two of which must be in large ensembles. Unless the ensemble requirement is fulfilled, graduation will be denied.

NOTE: Students wishing to take Studio Minor must successfully pass an audition.

Year II

Music 213-214 — Theory (6 semester hours)
Music 215, 217 — Aural Skills (6 semester hours)
Music 223 — History (3 semester hours)
Music Elective (3 semester hours)
Arts and/or Science Electives (12 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (9 semester hours) and Music Electives (3 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (9 semester hours) and Music 205 (3 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (6 semester hours) and Music Electives (3 semester hours) and Music 205 (3 semester hours)

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I).

Year III

Music Electives (12 semester hours)
Arts and/or Science Electives (18 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (15) and Music 305 (3 semester hours)

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I)

COMMENT: Students may take a maximum of six (6) semester hours credit in Music Education toward the Music electives required for Years III and IV.

Year IV

Music Electives (12 semester hours)
Arts and/or Science Electives (18 semester hours)
OR
Arts and/or Science Electives (15 semester hours) and Music 405 (3 semester hours)

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I).

See Comment at the end of Year III regarding Music Electives.  PLEASE NOTE: AT LEAST 30 SEMESTER HOURS (10 COURSES) OF THE NON-MUSIC ELECTIVES MUST BE ARTS COURSES.

Faculty

  • Frances M. Gray, Professor Emerita
  • F. Alan Reesor, Professor Emeritus
  • Andrew M. Zinck, Associate Professor, Chair
  • Karem J. Simon, Professor
  • Gregory B. Irvine, Associate Professor
  • Sung Ha Shin-Bouey, Associate Professor
  • Richard Covey, Lecturer
  • G. David Shephard, Lecturer
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Course Level: 
100 Level
Courses: 

113 THEORY
This course briefly reviews the basic rudiments of music theory and introduces the principles of diatonic harmony.
PREREQUISITE: Diagnostic Theory Test
3 hours credit.

114 THEORY
This course is a continuation of Music 113.
PREREQUISITE: Music 113
3 hours credit.

115 SIGHT SINGING AND DICTATION
This course is designed to nurture the basic musicianship skills required to recognize music aurally and either to transcribe it into written notation or to sing it at sight. Meter, rhythm patterns, contour, key relationships, and intervals are examined to improve dictation skills; and the moveable doh system is used to improve score reading skills, musical memory, and inner hearing.
NOTE: A passing grade must be achieved in both Sight Singing and Dictation skills.
3 hours credit over two semesters.

123 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC HISTORY
This course provides students with an introduction to the tools, materials, methods, and issues of the study of music history. Through the exploration of musical repertoire and writings from the Middle Ages and other stylistic periods, students develop strategies for reading historical and musical texts critically and learn basic skills in historical inquiry.
3 hours credit.

124 EARLY MUSIC
This course explores repertoire, themes, and issues in Western art music up to the mid- eighteenth century. Selected compositions and composers are examined in detail, with reference to relevant socio-cultural and historical contexts.
PREREQUISITE: Music 123
3 hours credit.

Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

213 THEORY
This course introduces the elements of chromatic harmony and modulation.
PREREQUISITE: Music 114
3 hours credit.

214 THEORY
This course is a continuation of Music 213.
PREREQUISITE: Music 213
3 hours credit.

215 SIGHT SINGING AND DICTATION
This course is a continuation of Music 115.
PREREQUISITE: Music 115
3 hours credit over two semesters.
NOTE: A passing grade must be achieved in both Sight Singing and Dictation skills.

223 MUSIC OF THE CLASSIC AND ROMANTIC ERAS
This course explores repertoire, themes, and issues in Western art music from the mid- eighteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. Selected compositions and composers are examined in detail, with reference to relevant socio-cultural and historical contexts.
PREREQUISITE: Music 124
3 hours credit.

224 MUSIC OF THE TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES
This course explores repertoire, themes, and issues in Western art music in the twentieth century, as well as emerging trends in the twenty-first century. Selected compositions and composers are examined in detail, with reference to relevant socio-cultural and historical contexts.
PREREQUISITE: Music 223
3 hours credit.

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

305 STUDIO MINOR
This course is a continuation of Music 205.
PREREQUISITE: Music 205
3 hours credit.

307 HIGHLAND BAGPIPES
This course consists of individual instruction in Highland bagpipes.
PREREQUISITE: Music 208
3 hours credit.

308 HIGHLAND BAGPIPES
This course consists of individual instruction in Highland bagpipes.
PREREQUISITE: Music 307
3 hours of credit

311 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC THEORY
PREREQUISITES: Music 214 and permission of the instructor.

315 COMPOSITION
This course is an introductory course in composition which includes analysis of contemporary works. Students write compositions in smaller forms and structures for voices and instruments.
PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Chair.
3 hours credit.

316 COMPOSITION
This course is a continuation of Music 315.
PREREQUISITE: Music 315
3 hours credit.

317 FORM AND ANALYSIS
This course involves the detailed analysis and study of works, large and small forms, representing a variety of structures from 1650 to the present.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and 224.
3 hours credit.

318 FORM AND ANALYSIS
This course is a continuation of Music 317.
PREREQUISITE: Music 317
3 hours credit.

319 ADVANCED TOPICS IN THEORY
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music theory for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

321 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and 224.

322 POPULAR MUSIC (Not offered every year)
This course explores the range of North American and British popular music from the early 1950s to the present, with an emphasis on rock music. Students examine selected repertoire while exploring relevant critical methodologies used in the study of popular music.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and 224
3 hours credit

325 STUDIES IN FILM MUSIC
This course introduces students to the ways in which music contributes to the cinematic experience. Through a series of case studies involving analysis of videos and accompanying musical scores, students explore the techniques of film music composition and develop the analytical skills necessary to consider music in a multi-media context.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214, 215 and 224.
3 hours credit

326 MUSICAL THEATRE (Not offered every year)
This course explores the development of the Broadway musical from the early 1940s to the present. Students examine selected repertoire while exploring relevant critical methodologies used in the study of the genre.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and 224
3 hours credit

329 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music history for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

331 MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
This course is a continuation of Music 232.
PREREQUISITE: Music 232
3 hours credit.

332 MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
This course is a continuation of Music 331.
PREREQUISITE: Music 331
3 hours credit.

335 CHAMBER MUSIC I
This course develops chamber music performance skills and competencies through the study of music for the genre selected. Ensembles are formed before the academic year. Each ensemble meets for two hours each week, one of which is with instruction. Public performances are encouraged and at least two must be presented in order to complete the course satisfactorily.
PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.
Two hours a week for two semesters.
3 hours credit.

336 RECITAL PERFORMANCE I
This course is open to students who wish to pursue a concentration in performance. Students are required to present a public recital consisting of a minimum of 30 minutes of music.
PREREQUISITE: 80% average in Music 231-232 and 70% average in Music courses in the previous academic year.
1 hour credit.

337 SPECIAL TOPICS IN APPLIED MUSIC
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors, or permission of the instructor.

338 DIRECTED STUDIES IN APPLIED MUSIC
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of applied music for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit
NOTE:  See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies

339 DIRECTED STUDIES IN APPLIED MUSIC
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of applied music for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit
NOTE:  See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies

341 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors.

343 CHORAL TECHNIQUES (Not offered every year)
Instruction is given in the principles of vocal production, basic functional choral techniques, and choral conducting. Repertoire from the sixteen century to the present will be selected in order to facilitate development in both singing and conducting techniques. Three main activities of this course include: sight singing at an advanced level, group and solo singing, and choral conducting.
PREREQUISITE: Music 115 and at least one year of UPEI Concert Choir. Non-music majors must have some choral/singing background, or pass a vocal and aural skills audition
2 hours credit

344 CHORAL TECHNIQUES (Not offered every year)
This course provides a continuation of Music 343, with more demanding repertoire.  It concentrates on changing tempo, changing meter, and cueing problems.
PREREQUISITE: Music 343 
2 hours credit

345 WOODWIND TECHNIQUES (Offered in alternating years)
This course provides group instruction in clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, and bassoon. Students familiarize themselves with materials used in teaching these instruments.
2 hours credit

346 WOODWIND TECHNIQUES (Offered in alternating years)
This course is a continuation of Music 345.
PREREQUISITE: Music 345
2 hours credit

351 PHILOSOPHY OF MUSIC EDUCATION (Offered in alternating years)
This course introduces students to philosophical concepts in music education as well as to key debates and advocacy rationales used in improving and promoting music in the schools. In addition to providing an introduction to historical and contemporary trends in music education, the course aims to develop students’ critical thinking through research, debates, discussion, and writing.
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors.
2 hours credit

353 ELEMENTARY MUSIC EDUCATION (Offered in alternating years)
This course examines four major approaches to teaching elementary school music - Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff and Comprehensive Musicianship. Students interrogate curriculum expectations and repertoire choices and they develop pedagogical skills, focusing on the young child, Grades K - 3.
PREREQUISITE:  Music 215
2 hours credit

354 ELEMENTARY MUSIC EDUCATION (Offered in alternating years)
The investigations begun in Music 353 are continued in Music 354, focusing on children in Grades 4-6. Learning theories as they relate to music are examined.
PREREQUISITE: Music 353
2 hours credit

359 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music education for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit.

Course Level: 
400 Level
Courses: 

405 STUDIO MINOR
This course is a continuation of Music 305.
PREREQUISITE: Music 305
3 hours credit

407 HIGHLAND BAGPIPES
This course consists of individual instruction in Highland bagpipes.
PREREQUISITE: Music 308
3 hours credit

408 HIGHLAND BAGPIPES
This course consists of individual instruction in Highland bagpipes.
PREREQUISITE: Music 407
3 hours credit

411 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC THEORY
PREREQUISITES: Music 214 and permission of the instructor

412 MUSIC COGNITIONSee Psychology 412

413 ORCHESTRATION
This course introduces the techniques of orchestration for large ensembles (band and orchestra) and small ensembles.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214
3 hours credit over two semesters.

415 COMPOSITION
This course provides instruction in the composition of works in larger forms for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and large ensembles. Students are expected to complete several works.
PREREQUISITE: Music 316
3 hours credit.

416 COMPOSITION
This course is a continuation of Music 415.
PREREQUISITE: Music 415
3 hours credit

419 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC THEORY
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music theory for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

421 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
PREREQUISITES: Music 214 and 224

422 GLOBAL MUSICS  (Not offered every year)
This course explores traditional and contemporary music from various world cultures—both the actual sounds of diverse musical traditions and the uses of and beliefs about music within those traditions. Part of each class involves listening to and performing music from various cultures. Students have the opportunity to investigate a specific musical culture in some depth.
PREREQUISITE: Music 224
3 hours credit.

423 CANADIAN MUSIC I
This course introduces the music of Canada from the colonial era to the end of World War I, within the context of the socio-cultural, political, and economic history of the country.
PREREQUISITE: Music 224
3 hours credit.

428 INQUIRY METHODS
This course introduces students to the skills and methods of inquiry in music history, music theory, and music education. Each student conducts an independent research project. Class time is devoted to discussion of works-in-progress and to research strategies and tools.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and Music 224, plus permission of the instructor
3 hours credit over two semesters

429 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music history for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

431 MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
This course is a continuation of Music 332.
PREREQUISITE: Music 332
3 hours credit.

432 MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
This course is a continuation of Music 431.
PREREQUISITE: Music 431
3 hours credit.

433 LITERATURE AND PEDAGOGY OF MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
Students examine literature in their major field and investigate the teaching problems related to their major instrument or voice. Students teach at least one private student for the year.
PREREQUISITE: Music 232
3 hours credit.

435 CHAMBER MUSIC II
This course is a continuation of Music 335 in which chamber music performance skills are advanced further. Ensembles are formed before the academic year. Each ensemble meets for two hours each week, one of which is with instruction. Public performances are encouraged and at least two must be presented in order to complete the course satisfactorily.
PREREQUISITE: Music 335 and permission of instructor.
Two hours a week for two semesters.
3 hours credit.

436 RECITAL PERFORMANCE II
This is a continuation of Music 336. Students are required to present a public recital consisting of a minimum of 50 minutes of music.
PREREQUISITE: Music 336, 80% average in Music 331-332 and 70% average in Music courses in the previous academic year.
2 hours credit

437 SPECIAL TOPICS IN APPLIED MUSIC
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors or permission of the instructor.

438 DIRECTED STUDIES IN APPLIED MUSIC
This course is a continuation of Music 432. An emphasis is placed on a high level of performance in the major instrument or voice.
PREREQUISITE: Music 432 and permission of the Chair.
3 hours credit.
NOTE: See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies.

439 DIRECTED STUDIES IN APPLIED MUSIC
This course is a continuation of Music 438.
PREREQUISITE: Music 438 and permission of the Chair
3 hours credit.
NOTE: See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies.

441 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors.

445 BRASS TECHNIQUES (Offered in alternating years)
This course provides group instruction in trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, and tuba. It focuses on materials and procedures used in teaching these instruments.
2 hours credit.

446 BRASS TECHNIQUES (Offered in alternating years)
This course is a continuation of Music 445.
PREREQUISITE: Music 445
2 hours credit.

447 JAZZ TECHNIQUES (Not offered every year)
In this course, students examine all of the components of the jazz/stage band and are introduced to the styles, techniques, and special effects needed to develop a school jazz ensemble.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd, 4th, and 5th year music majors, or permission of the Chair.
3 hours credit.

453 SECONDARY MUSIC EDUCATION METHODS (Offered in alternating years)
This course examines music in the junior and senior high schools with emphasis on methods and materials for general music, choral, and instrumental classes. The teaching of musicianship through performance is examined, as is the growing trend toward integrating performance, analysis, and composition in the secondary schools.
PREREQUISITE: Music 215
2 hours credit.

454 SECONDARY MUSIC EDUCATION METHODS (Offered in alternating years)
This course is a continuation of Music 453.
PREREQUISITE: Music 453
2 hours credit.

455 CONDUCTING (Offered in alternating years)
This course involves the study of instrumental conducting with an emphasis on techniques and repertoire for the modern wind band. It focuses on basic conducting techniques through more advanced technical problems, as well as rehearsal techniques and score study.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd, 4th, and 5th year music majors.
2 hours credit.

456 CONDUCTING (Offered in alternating years)
This course is a continuation of Music 455.
PREREQUISITE: Music 455
2 hours credit

458 MUSICIANSHIP WORKSHOP
This performance-based course will provide opportunities for upper year students to apply their musicianship skills to improvisational situations in a variety of musical styles and forms (from various oral traditions, the Western composed tradition and various popular music styles). The course will emphasize the development and refinement of skills in the melodic and harmonic aspects of spontaneous composition both vocally and instrumentally. Singers will improvise vocally and on piano or guitar. Instrumentalists will vocalize, use their major instrument, and use piano or guitar.
Successful completion of Year II of the music program or by permission of the instructor.

459 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music education for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

462 TEACHING INTERNSHIP I
This course is the first preservice-teaching component of in-school teaching experience for music education students. In school settings, students begin to develop teaching skills, to implement lesson and rehearsal plans, and to consider the role of classroom methods, learning outcomes, and evaluation procedures. Preservice-teaching commences immediately following the April examinations, and continues for six consecutive weeks.
PREREQUISITE: Music 353-354 or Music 453-454, minimum music average of 75%, minimum overall average of 70%, and permission of the Music Education faculty.
3 hours credit.

464 TEACHING INTERNSHIP II
This course is the second preservice-teaching component of in-school teaching experience for music education students. In school settings, students further develop their teaching skills, lesson planning, rehearsal techniques, and their ability to focus on learning outcomes while becoming reflective practitioners. Preservice-teaching commences immediately following the April examinations, and continues for six consecutive weeks.
PREREQUISITE: Music 462, minimum music average of 75%, minimum overall average of 70%, and permission of the Music Education faculty.
3 hours credit. 

Calendar Courses

113 THEORY
This course briefly reviews the basic rudiments of music theory and introduces the principles of diatonic harmony.
PREREQUISITE: Diagnostic Theory Test
3 hours credit.

114 THEORY
This course is a continuation of Music 113.
PREREQUISITE: Music 113
3 hours credit.

115 SIGHT SINGING AND DICTATION
This course is designed to nurture the basic musicianship skills required to recognize music aurally and either to transcribe it into written notation or to sing it at sight. Meter, rhythm patterns, contour, key relationships, and intervals are examined to improve dictation skills; and the moveable doh system is used to improve score reading skills, musical memory, and inner hearing.
NOTE: A passing grade must be achieved in both Sight Singing and Dictation skills.
3 hours credit over two semesters.

123 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC HISTORY
This course provides students with an introduction to the tools, materials, methods, and issues of the study of music history. Through the exploration of musical repertoire and writings from the Middle Ages and other stylistic periods, students develop strategies for reading historical and musical texts critically and learn basic skills in historical inquiry.
3 hours credit.

124 EARLY MUSIC
This course explores repertoire, themes, and issues in Western art music up to the mid- eighteenth century. Selected compositions and composers are examined in detail, with reference to relevant socio-cultural and historical contexts.
PREREQUISITE: Music 123
3 hours credit.

213 THEORY
This course introduces the elements of chromatic harmony and modulation.
PREREQUISITE: Music 114
3 hours credit.

214 THEORY
This course is a continuation of Music 213.
PREREQUISITE: Music 213
3 hours credit.

215 SIGHT SINGING AND DICTATION
This course is a continuation of Music 115.
PREREQUISITE: Music 115
3 hours credit over two semesters.
NOTE: A passing grade must be achieved in both Sight Singing and Dictation skills.

223 MUSIC OF THE CLASSIC AND ROMANTIC ERAS
This course explores repertoire, themes, and issues in Western art music from the mid- eighteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. Selected compositions and composers are examined in detail, with reference to relevant socio-cultural and historical contexts.
PREREQUISITE: Music 124
3 hours credit.

224 MUSIC OF THE TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES
This course explores repertoire, themes, and issues in Western art music in the twentieth century, as well as emerging trends in the twenty-first century. Selected compositions and composers are examined in detail, with reference to relevant socio-cultural and historical contexts.
PREREQUISITE: Music 223
3 hours credit.

305 STUDIO MINOR
This course is a continuation of Music 205.
PREREQUISITE: Music 205
3 hours credit.

307 HIGHLAND BAGPIPES
This course consists of individual instruction in Highland bagpipes.
PREREQUISITE: Music 208
3 hours credit.

308 HIGHLAND BAGPIPES
This course consists of individual instruction in Highland bagpipes.
PREREQUISITE: Music 307
3 hours of credit

311 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC THEORY
PREREQUISITES: Music 214 and permission of the instructor.

315 COMPOSITION
This course is an introductory course in composition which includes analysis of contemporary works. Students write compositions in smaller forms and structures for voices and instruments.
PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Chair.
3 hours credit.

316 COMPOSITION
This course is a continuation of Music 315.
PREREQUISITE: Music 315
3 hours credit.

317 FORM AND ANALYSIS
This course involves the detailed analysis and study of works, large and small forms, representing a variety of structures from 1650 to the present.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and 224.
3 hours credit.

318 FORM AND ANALYSIS
This course is a continuation of Music 317.
PREREQUISITE: Music 317
3 hours credit.

319 ADVANCED TOPICS IN THEORY
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music theory for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

321 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and 224.

322 POPULAR MUSIC (Not offered every year)
This course explores the range of North American and British popular music from the early 1950s to the present, with an emphasis on rock music. Students examine selected repertoire while exploring relevant critical methodologies used in the study of popular music.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and 224
3 hours credit

325 STUDIES IN FILM MUSIC
This course introduces students to the ways in which music contributes to the cinematic experience. Through a series of case studies involving analysis of videos and accompanying musical scores, students explore the techniques of film music composition and develop the analytical skills necessary to consider music in a multi-media context.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214, 215 and 224.
3 hours credit

326 MUSICAL THEATRE (Not offered every year)
This course explores the development of the Broadway musical from the early 1940s to the present. Students examine selected repertoire while exploring relevant critical methodologies used in the study of the genre.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and 224
3 hours credit

329 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music history for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

331 MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
This course is a continuation of Music 232.
PREREQUISITE: Music 232
3 hours credit.

332 MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
This course is a continuation of Music 331.
PREREQUISITE: Music 331
3 hours credit.

335 CHAMBER MUSIC I
This course develops chamber music performance skills and competencies through the study of music for the genre selected. Ensembles are formed before the academic year. Each ensemble meets for two hours each week, one of which is with instruction. Public performances are encouraged and at least two must be presented in order to complete the course satisfactorily.
PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.
Two hours a week for two semesters.
3 hours credit.

336 RECITAL PERFORMANCE I
This course is open to students who wish to pursue a concentration in performance. Students are required to present a public recital consisting of a minimum of 30 minutes of music.
PREREQUISITE: 80% average in Music 231-232 and 70% average in Music courses in the previous academic year.
1 hour credit.

337 SPECIAL TOPICS IN APPLIED MUSIC
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors, or permission of the instructor.

338 DIRECTED STUDIES IN APPLIED MUSIC
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of applied music for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit
NOTE:  See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies

339 DIRECTED STUDIES IN APPLIED MUSIC
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of applied music for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit
NOTE:  See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies

341 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors.

343 CHORAL TECHNIQUES (Not offered every year)
Instruction is given in the principles of vocal production, basic functional choral techniques, and choral conducting. Repertoire from the sixteen century to the present will be selected in order to facilitate development in both singing and conducting techniques. Three main activities of this course include: sight singing at an advanced level, group and solo singing, and choral conducting.
PREREQUISITE: Music 115 and at least one year of UPEI Concert Choir. Non-music majors must have some choral/singing background, or pass a vocal and aural skills audition
2 hours credit

344 CHORAL TECHNIQUES (Not offered every year)
This course provides a continuation of Music 343, with more demanding repertoire.  It concentrates on changing tempo, changing meter, and cueing problems.
PREREQUISITE: Music 343 
2 hours credit

345 WOODWIND TECHNIQUES (Offered in alternating years)
This course provides group instruction in clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, and bassoon. Students familiarize themselves with materials used in teaching these instruments.
2 hours credit

346 WOODWIND TECHNIQUES (Offered in alternating years)
This course is a continuation of Music 345.
PREREQUISITE: Music 345
2 hours credit

351 PHILOSOPHY OF MUSIC EDUCATION (Offered in alternating years)
This course introduces students to philosophical concepts in music education as well as to key debates and advocacy rationales used in improving and promoting music in the schools. In addition to providing an introduction to historical and contemporary trends in music education, the course aims to develop students’ critical thinking through research, debates, discussion, and writing.
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors.
2 hours credit

353 ELEMENTARY MUSIC EDUCATION (Offered in alternating years)
This course examines four major approaches to teaching elementary school music - Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff and Comprehensive Musicianship. Students interrogate curriculum expectations and repertoire choices and they develop pedagogical skills, focusing on the young child, Grades K - 3.
PREREQUISITE:  Music 215
2 hours credit

354 ELEMENTARY MUSIC EDUCATION (Offered in alternating years)
The investigations begun in Music 353 are continued in Music 354, focusing on children in Grades 4-6. Learning theories as they relate to music are examined.
PREREQUISITE: Music 353
2 hours credit

359 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music education for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit.

405 STUDIO MINOR
This course is a continuation of Music 305.
PREREQUISITE: Music 305
3 hours credit

407 HIGHLAND BAGPIPES
This course consists of individual instruction in Highland bagpipes.
PREREQUISITE: Music 308
3 hours credit

408 HIGHLAND BAGPIPES
This course consists of individual instruction in Highland bagpipes.
PREREQUISITE: Music 407
3 hours credit

411 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC THEORY
PREREQUISITES: Music 214 and permission of the instructor

412 MUSIC COGNITIONSee Psychology 412

413 ORCHESTRATION
This course introduces the techniques of orchestration for large ensembles (band and orchestra) and small ensembles.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214
3 hours credit over two semesters.

415 COMPOSITION
This course provides instruction in the composition of works in larger forms for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and large ensembles. Students are expected to complete several works.
PREREQUISITE: Music 316
3 hours credit.

416 COMPOSITION
This course is a continuation of Music 415.
PREREQUISITE: Music 415
3 hours credit

419 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC THEORY
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music theory for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

421 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
PREREQUISITES: Music 214 and 224

422 GLOBAL MUSICS  (Not offered every year)
This course explores traditional and contemporary music from various world cultures—both the actual sounds of diverse musical traditions and the uses of and beliefs about music within those traditions. Part of each class involves listening to and performing music from various cultures. Students have the opportunity to investigate a specific musical culture in some depth.
PREREQUISITE: Music 224
3 hours credit.

423 CANADIAN MUSIC I
This course introduces the music of Canada from the colonial era to the end of World War I, within the context of the socio-cultural, political, and economic history of the country.
PREREQUISITE: Music 224
3 hours credit.

428 INQUIRY METHODS
This course introduces students to the skills and methods of inquiry in music history, music theory, and music education. Each student conducts an independent research project. Class time is devoted to discussion of works-in-progress and to research strategies and tools.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and Music 224, plus permission of the instructor
3 hours credit over two semesters

429 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music history for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

431 MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
This course is a continuation of Music 332.
PREREQUISITE: Music 332
3 hours credit.

432 MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
This course is a continuation of Music 431.
PREREQUISITE: Music 431
3 hours credit.

433 LITERATURE AND PEDAGOGY OF MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
Students examine literature in their major field and investigate the teaching problems related to their major instrument or voice. Students teach at least one private student for the year.
PREREQUISITE: Music 232
3 hours credit.

435 CHAMBER MUSIC II
This course is a continuation of Music 335 in which chamber music performance skills are advanced further. Ensembles are formed before the academic year. Each ensemble meets for two hours each week, one of which is with instruction. Public performances are encouraged and at least two must be presented in order to complete the course satisfactorily.
PREREQUISITE: Music 335 and permission of instructor.
Two hours a week for two semesters.
3 hours credit.

436 RECITAL PERFORMANCE II
This is a continuation of Music 336. Students are required to present a public recital consisting of a minimum of 50 minutes of music.
PREREQUISITE: Music 336, 80% average in Music 331-332 and 70% average in Music courses in the previous academic year.
2 hours credit

437 SPECIAL TOPICS IN APPLIED MUSIC
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors or permission of the instructor.

438 DIRECTED STUDIES IN APPLIED MUSIC
This course is a continuation of Music 432. An emphasis is placed on a high level of performance in the major instrument or voice.
PREREQUISITE: Music 432 and permission of the Chair.
3 hours credit.
NOTE: See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies.

439 DIRECTED STUDIES IN APPLIED MUSIC
This course is a continuation of Music 438.
PREREQUISITE: Music 438 and permission of the Chair
3 hours credit.
NOTE: See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies.

441 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors.

445 BRASS TECHNIQUES (Offered in alternating years)
This course provides group instruction in trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, and tuba. It focuses on materials and procedures used in teaching these instruments.
2 hours credit.

446 BRASS TECHNIQUES (Offered in alternating years)
This course is a continuation of Music 445.
PREREQUISITE: Music 445
2 hours credit.

447 JAZZ TECHNIQUES (Not offered every year)
In this course, students examine all of the components of the jazz/stage band and are introduced to the styles, techniques, and special effects needed to develop a school jazz ensemble.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd, 4th, and 5th year music majors, or permission of the Chair.
3 hours credit.

453 SECONDARY MUSIC EDUCATION METHODS (Offered in alternating years)
This course examines music in the junior and senior high schools with emphasis on methods and materials for general music, choral, and instrumental classes. The teaching of musicianship through performance is examined, as is the growing trend toward integrating performance, analysis, and composition in the secondary schools.
PREREQUISITE: Music 215
2 hours credit.

454 SECONDARY MUSIC EDUCATION METHODS (Offered in alternating years)
This course is a continuation of Music 453.
PREREQUISITE: Music 453
2 hours credit.

455 CONDUCTING (Offered in alternating years)
This course involves the study of instrumental conducting with an emphasis on techniques and repertoire for the modern wind band. It focuses on basic conducting techniques through more advanced technical problems, as well as rehearsal techniques and score study.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd, 4th, and 5th year music majors.
2 hours credit.

456 CONDUCTING (Offered in alternating years)
This course is a continuation of Music 455.
PREREQUISITE: Music 455
2 hours credit

458 MUSICIANSHIP WORKSHOP
This performance-based course will provide opportunities for upper year students to apply their musicianship skills to improvisational situations in a variety of musical styles and forms (from various oral traditions, the Western composed tradition and various popular music styles). The course will emphasize the development and refinement of skills in the melodic and harmonic aspects of spontaneous composition both vocally and instrumentally. Singers will improvise vocally and on piano or guitar. Instrumentalists will vocalize, use their major instrument, and use piano or guitar.
Successful completion of Year II of the music program or by permission of the instructor.

459 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music education for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

462 TEACHING INTERNSHIP I
This course is the first preservice-teaching component of in-school teaching experience for music education students. In school settings, students begin to develop teaching skills, to implement lesson and rehearsal plans, and to consider the role of classroom methods, learning outcomes, and evaluation procedures. Preservice-teaching commences immediately following the April examinations, and continues for six consecutive weeks.
PREREQUISITE: Music 353-354 or Music 453-454, minimum music average of 75%, minimum overall average of 70%, and permission of the Music Education faculty.
3 hours credit.

464 TEACHING INTERNSHIP II
This course is the second preservice-teaching component of in-school teaching experience for music education students. In school settings, students further develop their teaching skills, lesson planning, rehearsal techniques, and their ability to focus on learning outcomes while becoming reflective practitioners. Preservice-teaching commences immediately following the April examinations, and continues for six consecutive weeks.
PREREQUISITE: Music 462, minimum music average of 75%, minimum overall average of 70%, and permission of the Music Education faculty.
3 hours credit. 

Calendar Courses

100 Level

113 THEORY
This course briefly reviews the basic rudiments of music theory and introduces the principles of diatonic harmony.
PREREQUISITE: Diagnostic Theory Test
3 hours credit.

114 THEORY
This course is a continuation of Music 113.
PREREQUISITE: Music 113
3 hours credit.

115 SIGHT SINGING AND DICTATION
This course is designed to nurture the basic musicianship skills required to recognize music aurally and either to transcribe it into written notation or to sing it at sight. Meter, rhythm patterns, contour, key relationships, and intervals are examined to improve dictation skills; and the moveable doh system is used to improve score reading skills, musical memory, and inner hearing.
NOTE: A passing grade must be achieved in both Sight Singing and Dictation skills.
3 hours credit over two semesters.

123 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC HISTORY
This course provides students with an introduction to the tools, materials, methods, and issues of the study of music history. Through the exploration of musical repertoire and writings from the Middle Ages and other stylistic periods, students develop strategies for reading historical and musical texts critically and learn basic skills in historical inquiry.
3 hours credit.

124 EARLY MUSIC
This course explores repertoire, themes, and issues in Western art music up to the mid- eighteenth century. Selected compositions and composers are examined in detail, with reference to relevant socio-cultural and historical contexts.
PREREQUISITE: Music 123
3 hours credit.

200 Level

213 THEORY
This course introduces the elements of chromatic harmony and modulation.
PREREQUISITE: Music 114
3 hours credit.

214 THEORY
This course is a continuation of Music 213.
PREREQUISITE: Music 213
3 hours credit.

215 SIGHT SINGING AND DICTATION
This course is a continuation of Music 115.
PREREQUISITE: Music 115
3 hours credit over two semesters.
NOTE: A passing grade must be achieved in both Sight Singing and Dictation skills.

223 MUSIC OF THE CLASSIC AND ROMANTIC ERAS
This course explores repertoire, themes, and issues in Western art music from the mid- eighteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. Selected compositions and composers are examined in detail, with reference to relevant socio-cultural and historical contexts.
PREREQUISITE: Music 124
3 hours credit.

224 MUSIC OF THE TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES
This course explores repertoire, themes, and issues in Western art music in the twentieth century, as well as emerging trends in the twenty-first century. Selected compositions and composers are examined in detail, with reference to relevant socio-cultural and historical contexts.
PREREQUISITE: Music 223
3 hours credit.

300 Level

305 STUDIO MINOR
This course is a continuation of Music 205.
PREREQUISITE: Music 205
3 hours credit.

307 HIGHLAND BAGPIPES
This course consists of individual instruction in Highland bagpipes.
PREREQUISITE: Music 208
3 hours credit.

308 HIGHLAND BAGPIPES
This course consists of individual instruction in Highland bagpipes.
PREREQUISITE: Music 307
3 hours of credit

311 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC THEORY
PREREQUISITES: Music 214 and permission of the instructor.

315 COMPOSITION
This course is an introductory course in composition which includes analysis of contemporary works. Students write compositions in smaller forms and structures for voices and instruments.
PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Chair.
3 hours credit.

316 COMPOSITION
This course is a continuation of Music 315.
PREREQUISITE: Music 315
3 hours credit.

317 FORM AND ANALYSIS
This course involves the detailed analysis and study of works, large and small forms, representing a variety of structures from 1650 to the present.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and 224.
3 hours credit.

318 FORM AND ANALYSIS
This course is a continuation of Music 317.
PREREQUISITE: Music 317
3 hours credit.

319 ADVANCED TOPICS IN THEORY
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music theory for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

321 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and 224.

322 POPULAR MUSIC (Not offered every year)
This course explores the range of North American and British popular music from the early 1950s to the present, with an emphasis on rock music. Students examine selected repertoire while exploring relevant critical methodologies used in the study of popular music.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and 224
3 hours credit

325 STUDIES IN FILM MUSIC
This course introduces students to the ways in which music contributes to the cinematic experience. Through a series of case studies involving analysis of videos and accompanying musical scores, students explore the techniques of film music composition and develop the analytical skills necessary to consider music in a multi-media context.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214, 215 and 224.
3 hours credit

326 MUSICAL THEATRE (Not offered every year)
This course explores the development of the Broadway musical from the early 1940s to the present. Students examine selected repertoire while exploring relevant critical methodologies used in the study of the genre.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and 224
3 hours credit

329 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music history for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

331 MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
This course is a continuation of Music 232.
PREREQUISITE: Music 232
3 hours credit.

332 MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
This course is a continuation of Music 331.
PREREQUISITE: Music 331
3 hours credit.

335 CHAMBER MUSIC I
This course develops chamber music performance skills and competencies through the study of music for the genre selected. Ensembles are formed before the academic year. Each ensemble meets for two hours each week, one of which is with instruction. Public performances are encouraged and at least two must be presented in order to complete the course satisfactorily.
PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.
Two hours a week for two semesters.
3 hours credit.

336 RECITAL PERFORMANCE I
This course is open to students who wish to pursue a concentration in performance. Students are required to present a public recital consisting of a minimum of 30 minutes of music.
PREREQUISITE: 80% average in Music 231-232 and 70% average in Music courses in the previous academic year.
1 hour credit.

337 SPECIAL TOPICS IN APPLIED MUSIC
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors, or permission of the instructor.

338 DIRECTED STUDIES IN APPLIED MUSIC
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of applied music for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit
NOTE:  See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies

339 DIRECTED STUDIES IN APPLIED MUSIC
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of applied music for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit
NOTE:  See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies

341 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors.

343 CHORAL TECHNIQUES (Not offered every year)
Instruction is given in the principles of vocal production, basic functional choral techniques, and choral conducting. Repertoire from the sixteen century to the present will be selected in order to facilitate development in both singing and conducting techniques. Three main activities of this course include: sight singing at an advanced level, group and solo singing, and choral conducting.
PREREQUISITE: Music 115 and at least one year of UPEI Concert Choir. Non-music majors must have some choral/singing background, or pass a vocal and aural skills audition
2 hours credit

344 CHORAL TECHNIQUES (Not offered every year)
This course provides a continuation of Music 343, with more demanding repertoire.  It concentrates on changing tempo, changing meter, and cueing problems.
PREREQUISITE: Music 343 
2 hours credit

345 WOODWIND TECHNIQUES (Offered in alternating years)
This course provides group instruction in clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, and bassoon. Students familiarize themselves with materials used in teaching these instruments.
2 hours credit

346 WOODWIND TECHNIQUES (Offered in alternating years)
This course is a continuation of Music 345.
PREREQUISITE: Music 345
2 hours credit

351 PHILOSOPHY OF MUSIC EDUCATION (Offered in alternating years)
This course introduces students to philosophical concepts in music education as well as to key debates and advocacy rationales used in improving and promoting music in the schools. In addition to providing an introduction to historical and contemporary trends in music education, the course aims to develop students’ critical thinking through research, debates, discussion, and writing.
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors.
2 hours credit

353 ELEMENTARY MUSIC EDUCATION (Offered in alternating years)
This course examines four major approaches to teaching elementary school music - Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff and Comprehensive Musicianship. Students interrogate curriculum expectations and repertoire choices and they develop pedagogical skills, focusing on the young child, Grades K - 3.
PREREQUISITE:  Music 215
2 hours credit

354 ELEMENTARY MUSIC EDUCATION (Offered in alternating years)
The investigations begun in Music 353 are continued in Music 354, focusing on children in Grades 4-6. Learning theories as they relate to music are examined.
PREREQUISITE: Music 353
2 hours credit

359 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music education for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit.

400 Level

405 STUDIO MINOR
This course is a continuation of Music 305.
PREREQUISITE: Music 305
3 hours credit

407 HIGHLAND BAGPIPES
This course consists of individual instruction in Highland bagpipes.
PREREQUISITE: Music 308
3 hours credit

408 HIGHLAND BAGPIPES
This course consists of individual instruction in Highland bagpipes.
PREREQUISITE: Music 407
3 hours credit

411 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC THEORY
PREREQUISITES: Music 214 and permission of the instructor

412 MUSIC COGNITIONSee Psychology 412

413 ORCHESTRATION
This course introduces the techniques of orchestration for large ensembles (band and orchestra) and small ensembles.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214
3 hours credit over two semesters.

415 COMPOSITION
This course provides instruction in the composition of works in larger forms for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and large ensembles. Students are expected to complete several works.
PREREQUISITE: Music 316
3 hours credit.

416 COMPOSITION
This course is a continuation of Music 415.
PREREQUISITE: Music 415
3 hours credit

419 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC THEORY
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music theory for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

421 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
PREREQUISITES: Music 214 and 224

422 GLOBAL MUSICS  (Not offered every year)
This course explores traditional and contemporary music from various world cultures—both the actual sounds of diverse musical traditions and the uses of and beliefs about music within those traditions. Part of each class involves listening to and performing music from various cultures. Students have the opportunity to investigate a specific musical culture in some depth.
PREREQUISITE: Music 224
3 hours credit.

423 CANADIAN MUSIC I
This course introduces the music of Canada from the colonial era to the end of World War I, within the context of the socio-cultural, political, and economic history of the country.
PREREQUISITE: Music 224
3 hours credit.

428 INQUIRY METHODS
This course introduces students to the skills and methods of inquiry in music history, music theory, and music education. Each student conducts an independent research project. Class time is devoted to discussion of works-in-progress and to research strategies and tools.
PREREQUISITE: Music 214 and Music 224, plus permission of the instructor
3 hours credit over two semesters

429 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music history for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

431 MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
This course is a continuation of Music 332.
PREREQUISITE: Music 332
3 hours credit.

432 MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
This course is a continuation of Music 431.
PREREQUISITE: Music 431
3 hours credit.

433 LITERATURE AND PEDAGOGY OF MAJOR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
Students examine literature in their major field and investigate the teaching problems related to their major instrument or voice. Students teach at least one private student for the year.
PREREQUISITE: Music 232
3 hours credit.

435 CHAMBER MUSIC II
This course is a continuation of Music 335 in which chamber music performance skills are advanced further. Ensembles are formed before the academic year. Each ensemble meets for two hours each week, one of which is with instruction. Public performances are encouraged and at least two must be presented in order to complete the course satisfactorily.
PREREQUISITE: Music 335 and permission of instructor.
Two hours a week for two semesters.
3 hours credit.

436 RECITAL PERFORMANCE II
This is a continuation of Music 336. Students are required to present a public recital consisting of a minimum of 50 minutes of music.
PREREQUISITE: Music 336, 80% average in Music 331-332 and 70% average in Music courses in the previous academic year.
2 hours credit

437 SPECIAL TOPICS IN APPLIED MUSIC
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors or permission of the instructor.

438 DIRECTED STUDIES IN APPLIED MUSIC
This course is a continuation of Music 432. An emphasis is placed on a high level of performance in the major instrument or voice.
PREREQUISITE: Music 432 and permission of the Chair.
3 hours credit.
NOTE: See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies.

439 DIRECTED STUDIES IN APPLIED MUSIC
This course is a continuation of Music 438.
PREREQUISITE: Music 438 and permission of the Chair
3 hours credit.
NOTE: See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies.

441 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
Restricted to 3rd, 4th and 5th year music majors.

445 BRASS TECHNIQUES (Offered in alternating years)
This course provides group instruction in trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, and tuba. It focuses on materials and procedures used in teaching these instruments.
2 hours credit.

446 BRASS TECHNIQUES (Offered in alternating years)
This course is a continuation of Music 445.
PREREQUISITE: Music 445
2 hours credit.

447 JAZZ TECHNIQUES (Not offered every year)
In this course, students examine all of the components of the jazz/stage band and are introduced to the styles, techniques, and special effects needed to develop a school jazz ensemble.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd, 4th, and 5th year music majors, or permission of the Chair.
3 hours credit.

453 SECONDARY MUSIC EDUCATION METHODS (Offered in alternating years)
This course examines music in the junior and senior high schools with emphasis on methods and materials for general music, choral, and instrumental classes. The teaching of musicianship through performance is examined, as is the growing trend toward integrating performance, analysis, and composition in the secondary schools.
PREREQUISITE: Music 215
2 hours credit.

454 SECONDARY MUSIC EDUCATION METHODS (Offered in alternating years)
This course is a continuation of Music 453.
PREREQUISITE: Music 453
2 hours credit.

455 CONDUCTING (Offered in alternating years)
This course involves the study of instrumental conducting with an emphasis on techniques and repertoire for the modern wind band. It focuses on basic conducting techniques through more advanced technical problems, as well as rehearsal techniques and score study.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd, 4th, and 5th year music majors.
2 hours credit.

456 CONDUCTING (Offered in alternating years)
This course is a continuation of Music 455.
PREREQUISITE: Music 455
2 hours credit

458 MUSICIANSHIP WORKSHOP
This performance-based course will provide opportunities for upper year students to apply their musicianship skills to improvisational situations in a variety of musical styles and forms (from various oral traditions, the Western composed tradition and various popular music styles). The course will emphasize the development and refinement of skills in the melodic and harmonic aspects of spontaneous composition both vocally and instrumentally. Singers will improvise vocally and on piano or guitar. Instrumentalists will vocalize, use their major instrument, and use piano or guitar.
Successful completion of Year II of the music program or by permission of the instructor.

459 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
This course allows advanced study in a particular area of music education for students who possess a special expertise or interest in one facet of the discipline. Written application must be made to the Chair of the Department.
PREREQUISITE: Restricted to 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-year Music majors
3 hours credit

462 TEACHING INTERNSHIP I
This course is the first preservice-teaching component of in-school teaching experience for music education students. In school settings, students begin to develop teaching skills, to implement lesson and rehearsal plans, and to consider the role of classroom methods, learning outcomes, and evaluation procedures. Preservice-teaching commences immediately following the April examinations, and continues for six consecutive weeks.
PREREQUISITE: Music 353-354 or Music 453-454, minimum music average of 75%, minimum overall average of 70%, and permission of the Music Education faculty.
3 hours credit.

464 TEACHING INTERNSHIP II
This course is the second preservice-teaching component of in-school teaching experience for music education students. In school settings, students further develop their teaching skills, lesson planning, rehearsal techniques, and their ability to focus on learning outcomes while becoming reflective practitioners. Preservice-teaching commences immediately following the April examinations, and continues for six consecutive weeks.
PREREQUISITE: Music 462, minimum music average of 75%, minimum overall average of 70%, and permission of the Music Education faculty.
3 hours credit. 

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Full descriptions for courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Music program are listed on the Bachelor of Music program page.

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