‌Fall 2014 Courses

Music 100 Fundamentals of Music

Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
CRN 90949 AB1
Instructor: Niki Taylor

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): None

This course is for students with little or no music background. Through an active approach to note reading, singing, playing, listening, and musical experiences, students will learn the basic theory and fundamentals of rhythm, melody, harmony, and form. Attendance at two musical performances chosen from a list provided by the instructor is required.

MUSC 199D, Chorale Repertoire, Sing


Music 199 Ensemble Practicum

Thursday 2:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

CRN 90950 AB1
Instructor: TBA
Prerequisite(s): None

This practicum course provides students an opportunity to learn the basic skills of music ensemble rehearsal and performance. The course involves listening skills, practical drills in rhythm and sight reading, and group preparation of exercises and selected repertoire. No specific music background is required; this course will accommodate learners of various ability, experience and interest. It normally will be offered as a choir ensemble. An interest in developing musical skills as part of an ensemble is required. There is no audition.

 Note: Rehearsals take place during schedulted class time.



Music 202 Music and Society II

Monday/ Wednesday 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
CRN 90951 AB1
Instructor: John Pitcher
Prerequisite(s): None, MUSC 100 or MACS 201/MUSC 201 recommended

This course examines the social and political transformation of Western society from the seventeenth through the twenty-first centuries through the lens of its musical cultures. Topics include: major genres (concerto, sonata, opera, symphony, etc.) and conventional periods (baroque, classical, romantic, etc.); the emergence of the public sphere and the rise of the middle class; nationalism and colonialism; modern notions of gender and sexuality; the history of canon formation; classical music and popular music.

Interdisciplinary Studies in Music

The music curriculum at UFV addresses music as a social and artistic practice; no prior knowledge, special skills, or aptitudes are required.  Our courses explore musical traditions and cultures from a range of historical, theoretical, and global perspectives.  The courses are designed for students and teachers with broad interests in music, literature, history, media studies, psychology, and the visual arts.

Students investigate such topics as the history of musical theatre; the impact of globalization on local and regional musical cultures; the role of literature in music history; the functions of music in everyday life; the psychology of music and the development of music perception; the interplay between classical and popular music, and between Western and non-Western traditions; and the impact of the music industry and new media on the types of music that become most popular. Our music courses will be useful to students who plan to teach music, those who want to do honours or graduate work in this area, and any student who wants to better understand the complexities of musical experience and practice in a wider perspective.

Music Courses

MUSC 100 Fundamentals of Music
MUSC 101 Listening to Music
MUSC 150 Introduction to Music History - Music of the Twentieth Century
MUSC 199 Ensemble Practicum
MUSC 202 Music and Society II

Interdisciplinary Music Courses

VA 171 New Media I
MACS/MUSC 201 Music and Society I
PSYC 200R Introduction to the Psychology of Music
MUSC 203/ENGL 293 Literature in Music History
MUSC 204/ENGL 294 Opera and Literature
THEA/MUSC 306 History of Musical Theatre

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MUSC 199 AB1
(CRN 90950) 
Ensemble Practicum

No specific music background
required; no audition.

Learn to sight read
and to sing with an ensemble.
Experience the joy of singing with others!

Must have a min enrollment to run 


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