Music Courses for Non-Music Students

 

Into Music? We are too!

Check out the following courses and ensembles available to any student at Memorial University. To see which courses are being offered in the current semester, visit the website for the Office of the Registrar.

Music 1105 Elements of Music I
This is an introductory music theory and aural skills course focusing on reading, writing, and hearing basic and intermediate music rudiments that are associated with common practice Western art music. (3 Credit Hours)

This course is offered every fall semester.

Music 1106 Elements of Music II
This course is a continuation of Elements of Music I. This course will focus on advanced rudiments and basic harmony with an emphasis on the aural comprehension of all pertinent topics. (3 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: MUS 1105. This course is offered every winter semester.

Music 1120 Rudiments I
This course is an introduction to music rudiments and theory, including basic aural skills. (3 credit hours)

You cannot receive credit for this course if you have already completed MUS 1105 and/or 1106. This is an online course. It is offered every spring semester. 

Music 2011 North American Popular Music
Are you a fan of Pop, Rock, Hip Hop or Indie? Then this course is for you! This course explores the history and development of popular music, while exploring the role that music plays in politics, community, and culture. (3 Credit Hours) 

This is an online course.

Music 2012 Understanding Classical Music
This course will help you develop listening skills and an understanding of the basic elements of music. Form and style in Western classical music will be explored within a cultural and historical context. You will be exposed to a variety of musical styles and traditions. (3 credit hours)

Music 2013 Twentieth-Century Musicals
This course is a survey of twentieth-century musical theatre. There will be a strong, required listening/viewing component to this course.

Music 2014 Introduction to World Music provides an introduction to the musics of selected cultures and contemporary intercultural communities. It is intended to develop listening skills, broaden musical horizons, and enable a deeper understanding of the way music functions in relation to social groups and individual lives.

Music 2611 Festival Choir
Calling all singers! Festival Choir gives singers of all levels the opportunity to perform in a fun and engaged musical group. Festival Choir is open to all Memorial students and community members. (1 Credit Hour)

This course is offered every fall and winter semester.

Music 2612 Chamber Choir
Do you have a passion for choral singing? The Chamber Choir is the School of Music's top choir. You will sing interesting and challenging repertoire while building your musical and collaborative skills. (1 Credit Hour)

This course is offered every fall and winter semester. Audition required. To schedule an audition, contact Dr. Jakub Martinec.

Music 2613 Chamber Orchestra
Are you a violinist, violist, cellist, or bassist? The Chamber Orchestra will allow you to keep playing music throughout your time at Memorial. Meet fellow string players as you explore the great masterworks and hidden gems of the orchestral repertoire. (1 Credit Hour)

This course is offered every fall and winter semester. Audition required. To schedule an audition, contact Dr. Vernon Regehr.

Music 2615 Jazz Ensemble
This ensemble is the cornerstone of our vibrant Jazz Studies program. Enjoy making music with all different types of performers, from bassists, drummers, and pianists, to singers, wind players, and guitarists. (1 Credit Hour)

This course is offered every fall and winter semester. Audition required. To schedule an audition, contact Prof. Florian Hoefner.

Music 2616 Opera Workshop
Are you a singer looking for a grand stage for your vocal prowess? Our Opera Workshop produces one fully-staged operatic production every year. Be a part of this unique musical and dramatic experience(1 Credit Hour)

This course is offered every fall and winter semester. Audition required. To schedule an audition, contact Dr. Caroline Schiller.

Music 2619 Wind Ensemble
The band community is an especially lively part of the School of Music. The Wind Ensemble is a home for musicians who wants to keep playing their wind, brass, or percussion instruments. (1 Credit Hour)

This course is offered every fall and winter semester. Audition required. To schedule an audition, contact Prof. Bill Brennan.

 

If you want to learn more about registering or auditioning for an ensemble, drop us a note at music@mun.ca.