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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.58 School of Creative and Performing Arts 4.58.13 BMus in Performance
4.58.13 BMus in Performance

This Major is for students with talent in performance who plan to become professional instrumentalists or singers. Admission as a Major in Performance will depend on an audition before a faculty jury at the end of the first or second year. In order to continue in Performance, students must earn an average grade of “B-“ or better in courses in their area of specialization in each academic year. Students who do not achieve this average will be required to choose a different field of specialization.

A. FACULTY OF ARTS REQUIREMENTS

Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.

B. MAJOR-FIELD REQUIREMENTS

The BMus in Performance requires the successful completion of the following program of study, which includes 87 units (14.5 full-course equivalents) to 96 units (16.0 full-course equivalents) in the Field of Music:

  1. Common Core Program for BMus Majors:
    1. 42 units (7.0 full-course equivalents) Music 211, 213, 221, 223, 225, 255, 311, 313, 321, 323, 325, 334, 336, and one of Music Performance 201, 203, 205, 211, 213, 215
    2. Pass piano proficiency exam or successfully complete Music 127
    3. Music 105.01, 105.02, 105.03, 105.04

  2. Music Performance Requirements: 36 units (6.0 full-course equivalents) from:
    1. Music 427, 462
    2. Music 527 and 562
    3. 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) from Music Performance 321, 323, 325, 327, 329, 341, 345
    4. 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) from Music Performance 301, 303, 305, 311, 313, 315

  3. Music Options: 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) from:
    1. 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) in Music History and Literature at the 300 level or above
    2. 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in Composition, Sonic Arts or Theory at the 300 level or above

C. OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) School of Creative and Performing Arts 290 and 399.

  2. Language Requirement: Voice Majors are required to complete 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) in French, German or Italian. Other Performance Majors are strongly urged to include two half courses in French, German, or Italian in their non-Music options.

Notes:

  • Voice Majors are strongly encouraged to include Music 525.
  • Performance majors are strongly encouraged to take a Sonic Arts course as one of their 300 level or above options.
  • The Music Division encourages students to enrich their degree programs with complementary courses, workshops and collaborations with other areas of study within the SCPA.