The second year of curriculum is designed as a follow up to the foundation year which provides a solid basis for more advanced studies culminating in a Professional Certificate in Music.
On your Major Instrument you will develop your instrumental and vocal techniques to a more advanced level and begin to explore artistic expression. You will also expand your repertoire through ensemble playing. In the music theory courses you will learn harmonic and modal concepts and how to apply them (9th, 11th, 13th, suspended chords and 6/9 chords) and develop your musical literacy further through the intensive rhythmic and melodic reading and writing program. All this with a strong focus on your own music culture.
You will learn how to use a computer based music notation program and take courses in Music Business and Self Management.
At the end of the second year will be well prepared to continue their studies in greater depth or to begin looking for work as a music teacher and performer.
The second year of the new curriculum is divided into four broad sections.
- Major Instrument
The major instrument is comprised of one module containing artistic main instrument/voice lessons and ensemble courses.
- Minor Instrument
The minor instrument is comprised of one module containing keyboard harmony and rhythmic training courses to impart essential skills to assist the student to develop a more advanced harmonic and rhythmic sense on their main instrument or voice.
- Music Theory
Music theory is comprised of two modules, a harmony module containing harmony and ear training courses and a music reading module containing rhythmic and melodic reading and writing courses. These courses are intended to give the students the necessary skills to understand more advanced harmonic theory and learn how to read more advanced music notation.
- Key Competencies
This area is comprised of two modules containing courses in music software notation, music business and career planning/marketing.
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