Students interested in entering an Honours program should consult advisors in the department concerned before registering for their second year. Of the 120 credit units required for the B.A. Honours degree, at least 66 credit units must be at the senior level.  Application for admission to Honours is not considered until successful completion of at least 60 credit units with a Cumulative Weighted Average of at least 70% overall and at least 70% in the subject of Honours.  For further details, please see the Academic Information and Policies section.

Program requirements for the Four-year and Honours Music Education programs are identical; however, the academic standard for students to earn the Honours credential is a minimum cumulative weighted average (C.W.A.) of 70% overall, and in the subject (all combined MUS (academic music), EMUS (music education), and MUAP (applied music) courses), per the College standard for Honours programs. Students who complete the program requirements but fail to achieve the required overall and subject averages can default to, and graduate with, the Four-year degree (with an overall C.W.A. or 60% and a subject C.W.A. of 62.5%).

G1 Academic and College Requirements (33 credit units)

English Language Writing

The English Language Writing requirement for this program is met in the Music Requirement (G2).

Quantitative Reasoning

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • MATH 101.3
  • MATH 102.3
  • MATH 104.3
  • MATH 110.3
  • MATH 121.3
  • MATH 125.3
  • MATH 133.4
  • MATH 150.3
  • MATH 163.3
  • MATH 164.3
  • MATH 176.3
  • STAT 103.3
  • STAT 244.3
  • STAT 246.3
  • PSY 233.3
  • SOC 225.3

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • ENG 110.6
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3

 

Choose 3 credit units from the following: 

Science

  • ASTR 102.3
  • ASTR 104.3
  • ASTR 113.3
  • BIOL 107.6
  • BIOL 120.3
  • BIOL 121.3
  • CHEM 112.3
  • CHEM 115.3
  • CMPT 100.3
  • CMPT 120.3
  • CMPT 140.3
  • CMPT 141.3
  • CMPT 145.3
  • GEOG 120.3
  • GEOG 125.3
  • GEOL 108.3
  • GEOL 109.3
  • GEOL 121.3
  • GEOL 122.3
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PHYS 117.3 or PHYS 125.3
  • any course approved for credit in Arts & Science, excluding EMUS, MUAP, or MUS courses

  • Any senior-level science course provided the prerequisite is met, excluding courses in MATH or STAT.

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • any course approved for credit in Arts & Science, excluding EMUS, MUAP, or MUS courses

Please note: MUS 111.3 is acceptable to fulfill this requirement.

Choose 12 credit units from a subject that is chosen to be Teaching Area II: 

It is recommended that students contact the Undergraduate Student Office for advice on choosing courses for this teaching area.

Note: If any of the required academic courses are part of the chosen Teaching Area II, they will be used for the Teaching Area and replaced with an additional course(s) approved for credit in Arts and Science.

(G1 Teaching Area 2) - Arts Education (12 credit units)

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ARTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • DRAM 203.3
  • DRAM 204.3
  • DRAM 303.3
  • DRAM 304.3

Choose 9 credit units from the following:

  • ART — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • DRAM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

(G1 Teaching Area 2) - English Language Arts (12 credit units)

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • ENG — 100-Level

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • ENG — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • INDG 270.6

(G1 Teaching Area 2) - Mathematics (12 credit units)

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • COMM 104.3
  • MATH — 100-Level
  • STAT — 100-Level

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • CE 316.3
  • COMM 207.3
  • COMM 306.3
  • COMM 393.3
  • ECON 306.3
  • ECON 450.3
  • GE 210.3
  • GEOG 302.3
  • MATH — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PLSC 214.3
  • PSY 233.3
  • PSY 234.3
  • SOC 225.3
  • SOC 325.3
  • STAT — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

(G1 Teaching Area 2) - Modern Languages (12 credit units)

Choose 12 credit units from the following:

  • CREE — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • FREN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GERM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RUSS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SPAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • UKR — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

(G1 Teaching Area 2) - Indigenous Studies (12 credit units)

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • INDG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • CREE 101.6
  • CREE 110.3
  • CREE 120.6
  • HIST 263.6
  • HIST 264.3
  • HIST 265.3
  • INDG — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • POLS 222.3
  • POLS 322.3
  • POLS 323.3
  • SOC 219.3
  • SOC 319.3
  • SOC 320.3
  • SOC 341.3

  • Up to 3 credit units from the following:
    • ARTH 252.6 (If chosen only 3 credit units will be used to fulfill this teaching area. The additional 3 credit units will be used as electives)
    • ARTH 253.3
    • ARTH 255.3
    • ARTH 323.3
    • ARTH 340.3
    • ARTH 345.3
    • ARTH 355.3
    • ARTH 358.3
    • ARTH 418.3
    • ARTH 455.3

(G1 Teaching Area 2) - Physical Education (12 credit units)

Students interested in choosing Physical Education as their Teaching Area 2 must consult an advisor in the Undergraduate Student Office. A minimum of 6 credit units will be required above the 126 credit units required for the Bachelor of Music (Music Education) degree.

(G1 Teaching Area 2) - Science, General (12 credit units)

PLSC 214.3 may not be counted as part of this Teaching Area.

  • ACB — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARCH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ASTR — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • BIOC — 300-Level, 400-Level
  • BIOL — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • BMSC — 200-Level
  • CHEM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CMPT — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • EP 370.3
  • EP 421.3
  • EVSC 210.3
  • EVSC 220.3
  • EVSC 420.3
  • EVSC 430.3
  • GEOG 120.3
  • GEOG 125.3
  • GEOG 233.3
  • GEOG 235.3
  • GEOG 271.3
  • GEOG 280.3
  • GEOG 322.3
  • GEOG 323.3
  • GEOG 325.3
  • GEOG 328.3
  • GEOG 335.3
  • GEOG 351.3
  • GEOG 423.3
  • GEOG 490.3
  • GEOL — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • MCIM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ME 226.3
  • NUTR 120.3
  • PHPY 301.3
  • PHPY 302.3
  • PHPY 303.3
  • PHPY 304.3
  • PHPY 305.3
  • PHPY 308.3
  • PHPY 401.3
  • PHPY 403.3
  • PHPY 405.3
  • PHPY 432.6
  • PHYS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PLSC 213.3
  • PLSC 240.3
  • PLSC 345.3
  • PLSC 405.3
  • PLSC 411.3
  • PLSC 416.3
  • PLSC 416.3
  • PLSC 417.3
  • PLSC 420.3
  • PLSC 422.3
  • PLSC 423.3
  • PLSC 425.3
  • PLSC 461.3
  • TOX 300.3

(G1 Teaching Area 2) - Social Sciences/Social Studies (12 credit units)

Note: At least 6 credit units of the total 12 credit units must include Canadian content.

HIST courses with Canadian content are: HIST 125.3, HIST 151.3, HIST 152.3, HIST 253.3, HIST 255.3, HIST 256.3, HIST 257.3, HIST 258.3, HIST 259.3, HIST 260.3, HIST 263.6, HIST 264.3, HIST 265.3, HIST 266.3, HIST 310.3, HIST 350.3, HIST 353.3, HIST 361.3, HIST 362.3, HIST 363.3, HIST 364.3, HIST 365.3, HIST 410.2, HIST 450.6, HIST 466.3, HIST 492.6 

ECON course with Canadian content is: ECON 231.3

GEOG courses with Canadian content are: GEOG 202.3, GEOG 204.3, GEOG 381.3, GEOG 386.3, PLAN 343.3, PLAN 442.3

POLS courses with Canadian content are: POLS 204.3, POLS 205.3, POLS 222.3, POLS 225.3, POLS 226.3, POLS 303.3, POLS 304.3, POLS 305.3, POLS 306.3, POLS 307.3, POLS 322.3, POLS 323.3, POLS 349.3, POLS 375.3, POLS 376.3, POLS 404.3, POLS 405.3, POLS 422.3, POLS 424.3, POLS 425.3

SOC courses with Canadian content are: SOC 203.3, SOC 204.3, SOC 219.3, SOC 227.6, SOC 244.3, SOC 246.3, SOC 319.3

All INDG courses are acceptable except INDG 221.3 and INDG 272.3.

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ARTH 323.3
  • ARTH 345.3
  • INDG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOC 203.3
  • SOC 219.3
  • SOC 320.3
  • SOC 341.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • HIST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • INDG 280.3
  • INDG 281.3

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • ANTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CLAS 110.3
  • CLAS 111.3
  • CLAS 220.3
  • CLAS 225.3
  • CLAS 240.3
  • CLAS 242.3
  • ECON — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GEOG 130.3
  • GEOG 202.3
  • GEOG 204.3
  • GEOG 208.3
  • GEOG 240.3
  • GEOG 340.3
  • GEOG 364.3
  • GEOG 381.3
  • GEOG 385.3
  • GEOG 386.3
  • GEOG 491.3
  • HIST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • INDG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • NRTH 101.3
  • PLAN 341.3
  • PLAN 343.3
  • PLAN 346.3
  • PLAN 350.3
  • PLAN 392.3
  • PLAN 442.3
  • PLAN 446.3
  • POLS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RLST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

G2 Music (41 credit units)

  • MUS 115.3
  • MUS 120.2
  • MUS 121.2
  • MUS 133.3
  • MUS 134.3
  • MUS 155.3
  • MUS 156.3
  • MUS 160.0 (Piano and organ majors are exempt from this requirement)
  • MUS 220.2
  • MUS 221.2
  • MUS 233.3
  • MUS 234.3
  • MUS 255.3
  • MUS 325.3
  • MUS 428.3

Music Theory or Music History Elective

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • MUS 303.3
  • MUS 307.3
  • MUS 311.3
  • MUS 346.3
  • MUS 363.3
  • MUS 364.3
  • MUS 365.3
  • MUS 367.3
  • MUS 368.3
  • MUS 386.3
  • MUS 447.3
  • MUS 450.3
  • MUS 453.3
  • MUS 457.3
  • MUS 463.3
  • MUS 464.3
  • MUS 465.3
  • MUS 472.3
  • MUS 485.3

G3 Applied Music (24 credit units)

  • MUAP 143.3
  • MUAP 145.3
  • MUAP 243.3
  • MUAP 245.3
  • MUAP 333.3 
  • MUAP 335.3
  • MUAP 433.3 

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • MUAP 435.3 
  • MUAP 453.3

G4 Applied Music Ensemble (4 credit units)

Choose 4 credit units from the following:

These courses may be taken more than once for credit. Students must complete at least one of these ensembles each year.

  • MUAP 201.1
  • MUAP 202.1
  • MUAP 203.1
  • MUAP 204.1
  • MUAP 205.1

G5 Music Recitals

  • MUS 129.0
  • MUS 229.0
  • MUS 329.0
  • MUS 429.0

G6 Music Education (21 credit units)

  • EMUS 238.3
  • EMUS 431.3

Choose 9 credit units from the following:

  • EMUS 270.3
  • EMUS 333.3
  • EMUS 335.3
  • EMUS 337.3
  • EMUS 339.3
  • EMUS 438.3
  • EMUS 442.3
  • EMUS 448.3

Choose 6 credit units from the above list, from any MUS course or from MUAP 201.1 - MUAP 210.1

G7 Student Teaching

  • EDST 130.0
  • EDST 230.0
  • EDST 330.0

Performance Requirements

1. Applied Ensemble

The following evaluation method will be common to all sections: Attendance and Preparation (40%); Concert Participating (30%); Individualized testing (15% per semester).

Note: An unexcused absence from a concert performance will result in an automatic fail.

Attendance and preparation means regular attendance at rehearsals and ensemble events, and evidence of prior preparation of the musical materials.

Concert participation includes quality contribution to the ensemble, reflected in attitude, punctuality, responsibility in duties related to the concert and rehearsals, and quality of musical performance.

Individualized testing will take place at the end of November (well before the drop date for full-year courses) and at the end of March. The results of this testing, as well as evaluation for concert participation and attendance/preparation, will also be given at this time.


2. Recitals and Juries

Recitals and juries act as final exams for studio classes, and gradually increase in difficulty as students progress through their four years of applied lessons. In first year, a 10-minute noon-hour recital is optional for B.Mus. (Music Education) students, but strongly suggested. A 10-minute noon-hour recital is required for all students in second year. First and second year students will also complete a 10-minute jury at the end of both terms. In third and fourth year, all students will perform a 10-minute jury at the end of first term only. Third year students will perform a 25-30 minute recital in second term, and fourth year students will perform a 45-60 minute evening recital in second term, acting as a culmination of many years of hard work, talent, and dedication. Students are required to submit their recital program on a recital program template, signed by their instructor, at least two weeks prior to their recital date. All recitals are open to the public.

Suggested Sequence of Courses

  • 1 credit unit MUAP ensemble
  • 3 credit units Teaching Area 2 (or other Academic Course if TA2 is English Language Arts)
  • 6 credit units 100-Level ENG
  • EDST 130.0
  • MUAP 143.3
  • MUAP 145.3
  • MUS 120.2
  • MUS 121.2
  • MUS 129.0 (recitals)
  • MUS 133.3
  • MUS 134.3
  • MUS 155.3
  • MUS 156.3
  • MUS 180.0
  • 1 credit unit MUAP Ensemble
  • 3 credit units EMUS elective
  • 3 credit units Teaching Area 2 (or other Academic Course if TA2 is English Language Arts)
  • EDST 230.0
  • EMUS 238.3
  • MUAP 243.3
  • MUAP 245.3
  • MUS 160.0
  • MUS 220.2
  • MUS 221.2
  • MUS 229.0 (recitals)
  • MUS 233.3
  • MUS 234.3
  • MUS 250.3
  • MUS 325.3
  • 1 credit unit MUAP Ensemble
  • 3 credit units EMUS elective
  • 3 credit units Music Theory or Music elective
  • 3 credit units Teaching Area 2
  • 3 credit units mathematics or statistics courses (or other Academic Course if TA2 is Mathematics)
  • EDST 330.0
  • EMUS 431.3
  • INDG 107.3 (or other Academic Course if INDG 107 was taken as part of TA2)
  • KIN 121.3
  • MUAP 343.3
  • MUAP 345.3
  • MUS 329.0 (recitals)
  • MUS 428.3
  • 1 credit unit MUAP Ensemble
  • 3 credit units EMUS elective
  • 3 credit units Music Theory or Music elective
  • 3 credit units Science (or other Academic Course if TA2 is Mathematics or Science, General)
  • 3 credit units Teaching Area 2
  • 3 credit units elective (not MUAP, MUS or EMUS)
  • 6 credit units EMUS, MUS or MUAP 201.1 - MUAP 210.1 elective
  • MUAP 443.3
  • MUAP 445.3
  • MUS 429.0 (recitals)

Music Ensembles (MUAP 201 - 211)

The following performing ensembles are open to all university students. Music majors may participate in up to ten one-credit unit ensembles over their undergradutate course of study as a music student/major. For further information, contact the Department of Music.

Music Theatre: Short operas, scenes, musicals or excerpts are chosen and students are involved in both the staging and performance. Performances are held at the university and in the community. Audition required.

Collegium Musicum: This group is open to all singers and instrumentalists interested in the performance of mainly pre-18th-century vocal and instrumental music. The ensemble frequently collaborates with seminars in counterpoint, wind instrument history and literature, and performance practices.

Concert Band: This band is open to all wind and percussion players on campus without audition. This group plays and performs a variety of literature for Concert Band.

Contemporary Music Ensemble: This group, of variable instrumentation is devoted to the performance of significant contemporary works.

Greystone Singers: A mixed-voice choir open by audition to all University of Saskatchewan students who love singing and enjoy learning a challenging and varied repertoire.

Jazz Ensemble: Designed to provide insight into the tradition of large ensemble jazz music via the rehearsal and performance of significant repertoire. Ensemble goals are achieved via the study of historically significant styles and key representative composers as well the exploration of leading contemporary jazz styles and composers. Audition required.

Percussion Ensemble: Membership is determined by audition and is open to all students on campus. This ensemble involves most of the instruments in the percussion family including xylophone, vibraphone and marimba.

University Chorus: This chorus is open to all interested singers both on campus and in the community. The music studied includes masterworks of the choral literature from all eras. The chorus collaborates every year with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra in the presentation of large choral works.

Chamber Ensemble with Piano: Open to all students on campus. This ensemble provides experience in vocal and instrumental chamber music. Third- and fourth-year piano students may use this ensemble for Ensemble A Category credit.

Wind Orchestra: This organization is open to all wind and percussion players on campus by audition. This ensemble performs a challenging repertoire and a large percentage of music written originally for the modern wind ensemble.

Small Ensembles: Brass, Woodwind (including Recorder), Vocal, String and Keyboard Ensembles are open to all students on campus. Although the nature and number of these groups may vary from year to year, there is always some opportunity for chamber music performances on campus.

University Chamber Orchestra: A chamber orchestra performing works primarily for strings. Participation in the orchestra is open to all interested musicians both on campus and in the community.