Music Theory & Aural Skills Bootcamp
Thank you for your interest in the Music Theory & Aural Skills Bootcamp for Summer 2021. Unfortunately, due to low enrolment, the course was cancelled for this year. Please check back for dates/details for the Summer 2022.
Course Dates: Please check back for Summer 2022 dates
Course Delivery: Hybrid
Course Fee: $625 + 31.25 (GST) = $656.25
Instructor: Victoria Zielke
This dynamic and interactive class provides students with the opportunity to increase their familiarity with music fundamentals.
Theory topics include major and minor scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, terminology, rhythmic notation, and meter. Students will improve their accuracy and fluency through recognition, writing, and listening exercises.
Aural skills are developed through demonstrations and varied practice activities. Students will build their voices to communicate musical ideas more accurately, train their brains to retain and recognize important aspects of pitch and rhythm, and make connections between musical sound and notation. The class will introduce movable-doh solfège, Curwen hand signs and basic conducting patterns.
Proficiency on an instrument or as a vocalist is not required; however, a pre-requisite familiarity with music notation and basic theory rudiments including treble and bass clef notation is strongly recommended.
This course is designed primarily to help students prepare for Douglas College’s Music Diploma and Foundation for Music Therapy Studies programs.
It will include an opportunity to take the Music Theory Assessment, which determines a student’s eligibility to register in MUSC 1110. Please note that the assessment is optional. It is written at the New Westminster campus, in person. Appropriate seating arrangements and cleaning protocols are in place.
The Bootcamp will also include an opportunity to take the Aural Assessment, which determines a student's eligibility to register in MUSC 1115. Please note that the assessment is optional. It is scheduled as an individual meeting via Zoom.
*In-person meetings are subject to change to online meetings, as per public health recommendations and safety plan approval.
Please review the minimal Online Technical Requirements.
Additional Technical requirements are TBA.
- Elementary Rudiments of Music, 2nd Edition, by Barbara Wharram (edited by Kathleen Wood).&
- Elementary Rudiments of Music: Answer Book, 2nd Edition, by Barbara Wharram (edited by Kathleen Wood)
- Coursepack. Available from the Douglas College Bookstore (New Westminster campus)