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Private Lessons (Concentration) VII

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Course Code
MUSC 4150
Semester Length
Max Class Size
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course provides individual instruction in solo instruments or voice, focusing on technical development and the interpretation and performance of appropriate repertoire. Students will be required to perform in public rectials and concerts. Open to Bachelor of Applied Music students only.
Course Content

1. Technique

At third year and above, technical development is incorporated into the preparation of the repertoire; instructors will assign a variety of repertoire appropriate to the specific needs of each student.


2. Repertoire, Studies, Technical Exercises and Vocalises

These will be selected by the instructor as appropriate.


3. Quick Study


Piano and Voice

One quick study is to be performed at the jury examination.


4. Other Materials

Orchestral excerpts, special techniques, transposition, etc. to be introduced at the discretion of the instructor.


5. Performance and Attendance at Recitals and Masterclasses

  • Students are required to perform in at least one student recital.
  • Students are required to attend all student recitals in their own division (i.e., piano, voice, woodwinds, brass and percussion, guitar and strings.
Methods Of Instruction

The student will receive one hour of private instruction per week for 10 weeks and will be required to practice adequately as specified by the instructor.

Means of Assessment

a) 70% of the total mark will be allotted by the instructor on the basis of weekly achievement in the various aspects of the course. This will be recorded by the instructor at the conclusion of each lesson. Factors to be considered are progress, punctuality and attendance, musicianship and completion of the minimum requirements.

b) 30% of the total mark will be based on a jury examination which two members of the music faculty will adjudicate.

c) Up to 10% of the total mark will be deducted for unsatisfactory participation in recitals and masterclasses.

    The following explains the grading calculation:


    5% is deducted for failure to perform

    1% is deducted for each absence from the Arts at One series

    If a student has not attended the required number of divisional recitals, 1% is deducted for each absence.

    1% is added for each additional performance and/or accompaniment above the minimum. This addition will only offset marks that have been deducted.

    For piano concentrators, 1% is deducted for failure to accompany.

Learning Outcomes

The successful student should learn the interpretation and performance of repertoire and technical requirements as outlined in the Course Content.

Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:


 The instructor will recommend suitable materials.



MUSC 3250 or equivalent


Full Bachelor of Applied Music Program Teaching Stream or permission of the Music Department Coordinator


No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.