A variety of learning experiences

Performance Major – Music and Technology, Contemporary (year 2)

Program Details

Length: 2 years (including your core first year)

Total Credits: 67

Intake Terms: Fall

Campus: Tenth Street

Student Loans: This program is eligible for Student Loans - details here

Credential Received

Diploma in Contemporary Music and Technology - Performance Major

Overview

Program Summary

The Selkirk College Music program has been preparing students for the commercial music and entertainment industry for over 30 years.
A diverse cross-section of musical styles is offered that allows students to explore the best that each genre has to offer, from rock and blues to jazz, folk and world music. Develop your skills in performance, improvisation, songwriting, composition, film scoring, recording and live sound mixing.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion students will be able to:

  • synthesize and integrate knowledge of contemporary and traditional styles into musical interpretation.
  • synthesize and integrate knowledge of posture, breathing, and instrumental technique into their daily practice routines.
  • demonstrate technical proficiency on their principal instrument.
  • sight read music in a variety of styles.
  • play music in a variety of contemporary and traditional styles.
  • play in ensembles of varying size, instrumentation, and stylistic orientation.
  • improvise using knowledge of musical styles and harmonic practices.
  • rehearse and perform a recital.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

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Additional Requirements

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Program Courses

Once you have completed your first year courses you will need to take the following courses for your year two Composition major:

Term 3

Required second year courses

MUSC 100CMusic Forum C

1.00

MUSC 250Private Lesson III

1.00

MUSC 264Instrumental Lab III

1.00

MUSC 274Contemporary Harmony III

2.00

MUSC 280Ear Training III

2.00

MUSC 290The Business of Music

2.00

MUSC 256Recital/Showcase Preparation I

2.00

MUSC 258QPreceptorship 1

2

MUSC 272Improvisation I

2.00

Choose one of the following elective courses

Electives

MUSC 268Songwriting I

2.00

MUSC 282Film Scoring I

2.00

MUSC 288Advanced MIDI Applications I

2.00

MUSC 162Instrumental Lab I

1.00

Term 4

Required second year courses

MUSC 100DMusic Forum D

1.00

MUSC 251Private Lesson IV

1.00

MUSC 265Instrumental Lab IV

1.00

MUSC 275Contemporary Harmony IV

2.00

MUSC 281Ear Training IV

2.00

MUSC 257Recital/Showcase Preparation II

2.00

MUSC 259QPreceptorship II

2

MUSC 273Advanced Improvisation II

2.00

Choose one of the following elective courses

Electives

MUSC 269Songwriting II

2.00

MUSC 283Film Scoring II

2.00

MUSC 289Advanced MIDI Applications II

2.00

MUSC 262Survey of Recording Techniques

2.00

MUSC 163Instrumental Lab III

1.00