Music Courses for Non-Music Students

Into Music? We are too!

Check out the following courses and ensembles available in Fall 2021 to any student at Memorial University.

Music 1105 Elements of Music
This course will focus on rudiments and basic harmony with an emphasis on the aural recognition and comprehension. (3 Credit Hours)

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)

Music 2012 Understanding Classical Music: Introduction Through Guided Listening
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 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. No audition required. (1 Credit Hour)

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. Audition required. (1 Credit Hour)

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. Audition required. (1 Credit Hour)

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. Audition required. (1 Credit Hour)

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. Audition required. (1 Credit Hour)

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. Audition required. (1 Credit Hour)

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