Music Theory & Aural Skills Bootcamp

Music Theory & Aural Skills Bootcamp

Course Dates: July 6th - August 12 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), 10:00am - 12:20pm

Course Delivery: Hybrid - see schedule below 

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.

Hybrid Delivery as follows:

Week

Date

Time

Location

1

Tuesday, July 6th

10:00am - 12:20pm

NWN N3408*

 

Wednesday, July 7th

10:00am - 12:20pm

Online

 

Thursday, July 8th

10:00am - 12:20pm

Online

2

Tuesday, July 13th

10:00am - 12:20pm

NWN N3408*

 

Wednesday, July 14th

10:00am - 12:20pm

Online

 

Thursday, July 15th

10:00am - 12:20pm

Online

3

Tuesday, July 20th

10:00am - 12:20pm

NWN N3408*

 

Wednesday, July 21st

10:00am - 12:20pm

Online

 

Thursday, July 22nd

10:00am - 12:20pm

Online

4

Tuesday, July 27th

10:00am - 12:20pm

NWN N3408*

 

Wednesday, July 28th

10:00am - 12:20pm

Online

 

Thursday, July 29th

10:00am - 12:20pm

Online

5

Tuesday, August 3rd

10:00am - 12:20pm

NWN N3408*

 

Wednesday, August 4th

10:00am - 12:20pm

Online

 

Thursday, August 5th

10:00am - 12:20pm

Online

6

Tuesday, August 10th

10:00am - 12:20pm

Online

 

Wednesday, August 11th

10:00am - 12:20pm

Online

 

Thursday, August 12th

10:00am - 12:20pm

NWN N3408*

*In-person meetings are subject to change to online meetings, as per public health recommendations and safety plan approval.

 

Required Technology 

Please review the minimal Online Technical Requirements

Additional Technical requirements are TBA.

Required Textbooks

  1. Elementary Rudiments of Music, 2nd Edition, by Barbara Wharram (edited by Kathleen Wood).&
  2. Elementary Rudiments of Music: Answer Book, 2nd Edition, by Barbara Wharram (edited by Kathleen Wood)
  3. Coursepack. Available from the Douglas College Bookstore (New Westminster campus)

Materials may be ordered online from the Douglas College Bookstore. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery. 

To Register: 

Registration is available Online or by contacting Enrolment Services at 604 527 5472. Please tell Enrolment Services that you are registering for a non-credit course through the Community Music School.

To register, you will need your Douglas College student number and the CRN for the course: CRN 21399.

Payment is required at the time of registration. 

Contact Information

Please contact the Community Music School at with any questions. 

Please contact the Reg Office (604-527-5472) or visit the Registration page with the CRN(s) of the course(s) you wish to register for.