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Program Regulations

Department of Music Regulations

See the University Regulations section and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations section of this Calendar for conditions to enter, proceed in, and graduate from these programs.

Concert attendance:
All students enrolled in the Honours Bachelor of Arts (Music) and Honours Bachelor of Music programs are required to attend at least ten "approved" concerts each year (for a total of at least forty concerts) and to inform the music office of which concerts were attended (students will be informed of the mechanism for doing so at the time of registration). "Approved" concerts, include, but are not limited to, events sponsored by the Department of Music, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and Consortium Aurora Borealis. A "Pass" will be entered on the student's transcript to indicate that ten concerts have been attended and verified. Four passes are required before a student may graduate.

Performance courses:
Performance courses (Primary and Secondary) must be taken in sequence and each year level may be repeated only once. In the event that a course is repeated and credit is achieved in both attempts, only the second attempt will retain credit weight. The prerequisite for a Performance: Secondary course at the second year level is Performance: Secondary I in the same medium with a grade of 70% or better. The prerequisite for a Performance: Primary course is the Performance: Primary course in the same medium at the previous year level. Students must attain 65% or better in Performance: Primary I to go on to Performance: Primary II. Only one Performance: Primary course may be taken in any one academic year. Only one Performance: Secondary course may be taken in any one academic year.

Non­music students enrolled in Performance: Secondary I must complete the co­requisite Rudiments of Music 1310. This requirement may be waived if the student successfully completes a challenge exam, to be administered periodically throughout the year. Consult the Department for further information.

Ensemble courses:
All music students are required to participate in the Vocal Ensemble for four years. All music students must participate in the Chamber Ensemble or Wind Ensemble for a minimum of two years and maximum of three years. All music students must participate in the New Music Ensemble for a minimum of one year and maximum of two years.

Participation in ensemble classes is open to non­music majors by audition only. All participants must be registered in the course and the ability to read music is a prerequisite. Ensemble courses may require students to participate in rehearsals and/or performances outside of class time.

A student who has graduated from the HBA (Music) program is ineligible for the HBMus degree. It will be indicated on the student's transcript if the HBMus requirements have been met subsequent to the completion of the HBA (Music) degree.

Piano Proficiency:
All students enrolled in the HBMus and HBA(Music) programs must demonstrate piano proficiency prior to graduation.