The Bachelor of Music in Performance is an honours (126 credit unit) program with an emphasis on excellence in musical performance.

G1 Academic Courses (30 credit units)

Within this requirement students must choose a minimum of 3 credit units in each of Humanities, Languages, Science and Social Science.

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

Indigenous Learning

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ANTH 202.3
  • ANTH 480.3
  • ARCH 350.3
  • DRAM 111.3
  • ENG 242.3
  • ENG 243.3
  • ENG 335.3
  • HIST 195.3
  • HIST 266.3
  • INDG 107.3
  • LING 253.3
  • PLAN 445.3
  • POLS 222.3
  • INDG — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Quantitative Reasoning

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • CMPT 140.3
  • ECON 111.3
  • ECON 114.3
  • MATH 100.6
  • MATH 101.3
  • MATH 102.3
  • MATH 104.3
  • MATH 110.3
  • MATH 121.3
  • MATH 123.3
  • MATH 125.3
  • MATH 150.3
  • MATH 163.3
  • MATH 164.3
  • MATH 176.3
  • MATH 177.3
  • STAT 103.3
  • STAT 244.3
  • STAT 246.3
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PSY 233.3
  • SOC 225.3                   

Choose 24 credit units from the following:

Voice majors must complete 6 credit units French and 6 credit units German.

  • ARBC 114.3
  • ARBC 117.3
  • CHIN 114.3
  • CHIN 117.3
  • CLAS 110.3
  • CLAS 111.3
  • CMRS 110.3
  • CMRS 111.3
  • CREE 101.6
  • CREE 110.3
  • ENG 110.6
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3
  • ESL 115.3
  • ESL 116.3
  • FREN 103.3
  • FREN 106.3
  • FREN 122.3
  • FREN 125.3
  • FREN 218.3
  • GERM 114.3
  • GERM 117.3
  • GRK 112.3
  • GRK 113.3
  • HEB 114.3
  • HEB 117.3
  • HIST 115.3
  • HIST 125.3
  • HIST 135.3
  • HIST 145.3
  • HIST 155.3
  • HIST 165.3
  • HIST 175.3
  • HIST 185.3
  • HIST 193.3
  • HIST 194.3
  • HNDI 114.3
  • HNDI 117.3
  • JPNS 114.3
  • JPNS 117.3
  • LATN 112.3
  • LATN 113.3
  • LING 110.3
  • LING 113.3
  • LIT 110.3
  • LIT 111.3
  • MUS 111.3
  • PHIL 110.6
  • PHIL 115.3
  • PHIL 120.3
  • PHIL 121.3
  • PHIL 133.3
  • PHIL 140.3
  • RLST 111.3
  • RLST 112.3
  • RLST 113.3
  • RUSS 114.3
  • RUSS 117.3
  • SNSK 114.3
  • SNSK 117.3
  • SPAN 114.3
  • SPAN 117.3
  • UKR 114.3
  • UKR 117.3
  • WGST 112.3

  • Any senior-level humanities course provided that the prerequisite is met.
  • CLAS 101, CLAS 103, CLAS 104, CLAS 105, CLAS 107 and CLAS 203 are not eligible for use in this requirement.

  • ARBC 114.3
  • ARBC 117.3
  • CHIN 114.3
  • CHIN 117.3
  • CREE 101.6
  • CREE 110.3
  • CREE 120.6
  • ENG 110.6
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3
  • ESL 115.3
  • ESL 116.3
  • FREN 103.3
  • FREN 106.3
  • FREN 122.3
  • FREN 125.3
  • FREN 218.3
  • GERM 114.3
  • GERM 117.3
  • GRK 112.3
  • GRK 113.3
  • HEB 114.3
  • HEB 117.3
  • HNDI 114.3
  • HNDI 117.3
  • JPNS 114.3
  • JPNS 117.3
  • LATN 112.3
  • LATN 113.3
  • LIT 110.3
  • LIT 111.3
  • RUSS 114.3
  • RUSS 117.3
  • SNSK 114.3
  • SNSK 117.3
  • SPAN 114.3
  • SPAN 117.3
  • UKR 114.3
  • UKR 117.3

  • Any senior-level language course provided that the prerequisite is met.

  • 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 102.3
  • CMPT 106.3
  • 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
  • MATH 104.3
  • MATH 110.3
  • MATH 116.3
  • MATH 121.3
  • MATH 125.3
  • MATH 128.3
  • MATH 163.3
  • MATH 164.3
  • MATH 176.3
  • MATH 177.3
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PHYS 117.3 or PHYS 125.3
  • STAT 103.3

  • Any senior-level science courses provided that the prerequisite is met.
  • MATH 102 and STAT 244 are not eligible to be used in this requirement

  • ANTH 111.3
  • ARCH 112.3
  • ARCH 116.3
  • ECON 111.3
  • ECON 114.3
  • GEOG 130.3
  • GEOG 150.3
  • HLST 110.3
  • INDG 107.3
  • IS 110.3
  • LING 111.3
  • LING 112.3
  • LING 113.3
  • POLS 111.3
  • POLS 112.3
  • PSY 100.3
  • PSY 120.3
  • PSY 121.3
  • SOC 111.3
  • SOC 112.3
  • WGST 112.3

  • Any senior-level social science courses provided that the prerequisite is met.
  • Statistics courses in social sciences are not eligible for use in this requirement (e.g. PSY 233, PSY 234, SOC 225 and SOC 325).

G2 Music (65 credit units)

  • MUS 120.2
  • MUS 121.2
  • MUS 133.3
  • MUS 134.3
  • MUS 155.3
  • MUS 156.3
  • MUS 160.0
  • MUS 160.0 (Piano and organ majors are exempt from this requirement)
  • MUS 180.0
  • MUS 220.2
  • MUS 221.2
  • MUS 233.3
  • MUS 234.3
  • MUS 250.3
  • MUS 325.3

Music History Electives

Choose 9 credit units from the following:

  • MUS 303.3
  • MUS 311.3
  • MUS 363.3
  • MUS 364.3
  • MUS 365.3
  • MUS 367.3
  • MUS 368.3
  • MUS 450.3
  • MUS 453.3
  • MUS 464.3
  • MUS 465.3
  • MUS 472.3

Music Elective (Literature/Pedagogy)

  • Wind/Brass majors must take MUS 463.3 (formerly MUS 350) and 3 credit units Open Music Elective.
  • Piano majors must take MUS 354.3 and MUS 359.3.
  • Voice majors must take MUS 312.3 and MUS 313.3.

Theory/Analysis Electives

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • MUS 307.3
  • MUS 346.3
  • MUS 367.3
  • MUS 447.3
  • MUS 457.3
  • MUS 485.3

Music Electives

Choose 12 credit units from the following:

  • MUAP 201.1
  • MUAP 202.1
  • MUAP 203.1
  • MUAP 204.1
  • MUAP 205.1
  • MUAP 206.1
  • MUAP 207.1
  • MUAP 208.1
  • MUAP 209.1
  • MUAP 210.1
  • MUAP 211.1
  • MUS 184.3
  • MUS — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

G3 Applied Music (24 credit units)

  • MUAP 143.3
  • MUAP 145.3
  • MUAP 243.3
  • MUAP 245.3
  • MUAP 343.3
  • MUAP 345.3
  • MUAP 443.3
  • MUAP 445.3

G4 Applied Music Ensemble (7 credit units)

Voice students must take 2 credit units of MUAP 206.1 and 2 credit units of MUAP 203.1 and/or MUAP 204.1

Piano students must take 2 credit units of MUAP 207.1

All performance majors must participate in at least one departmental ensemble per year for four years.

  • MUAP 300.0
  • MUAP 400.0

Choose 2 credit units from the following:

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

Choose 5 credit units from the following:

  • MUAP 201.1
  • MUAP 202.1
  • MUAP 203.1
  • MUAP 204.1
  • MUAP 205.1
  • MUAP 206.1
  • MUAP 207.1
  • MUAP 208.1
  • MUAP 209.1
  • MUAP 210.1
  • MUAP 211.1

G5 Music Recitals (0 credit units)

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

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. (Individualized) 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
  • 6 credit units MUAP Applied lesson
  • 9 credit units Arts & Science degree requirement
  • MUS 120.2
  • MUS 121.2
  • MUS 129.0
  • MUS 133.3
  • MUS 134.3
  • MUS 155.3
  • MUS 156.3
  • MUS 180.0
  • 2 credit unit MUAP Ensemble
  • 3 credit units Music elective
  • 3 credit units Musicology elective
  • 6 credit units Arts & Science degree requirement
  • 6 credit units MUAP Applied Lesson
  • MUS 160.0 (Piano and organ majors are exempt from this requirement)
  • MUS 220.2
  • MUS 221.2
  • MUS 229.0
  • MUS 233.3
  • MUS 234.3
  • MUS 250.3
  • 2 credit units MUAP Ensembles
  • 3 credit units Music elective
  • 3 credit units Music elective (Literature)
  • 3 credit units Music elective (Musicology)
  • 3 credit units Music elective (Theory/Analysis)
  • 6 credit units MUAP Applied lesson (with recital)
  • 9 credit units Arts & Science degree requirement
  • MUAP 300.0
  • MUS 325.3
  • MUS 329.0
  • 2 credit units MUAP Ensembles
  • 3 credit units Music elective (Literature)
  • 3 credit units Music elective (Musicology)
  • 3 credit units Music elective (Theory/Analysis)
  • 6 credit units Arts & Science degree requirement
  • 6 credit units MUAP Applied Lesson (with recital)
  • 6 credit units Music electives
  • MUAP 400.0
  • MUS 429.0