Faculté de Musique

Bachelor of Arts in Music - Musical Education

Hybrid and French
96 crédits
For students entering the program at the Sophomore level
(holders of a recognized Baccalaureate or Freshman diploma - equivalent to 30 credits)

Courses

General Education
Behavioral and Social Sciences
3 credits
Civic Engagement
2 credits
MUS235Film Music
3 credits
This course will concentrate on how to listen to a film in an analytical and critical manner. This will allow film music to go from being an unconscious experience to a conscious experience. It will focus on the evolution of the unique art of film music, especially its meanings, functions, associations, techniques, and styles. Topics will include the interaction between visual and musical elements, looking at significant film scores/soundtracks and composers.
French Communication
3 credits
MUS237Lebanese Music
3 credits
This course is designed to: 1 – Sensitize students to Lebanese folk music. 2 ­ Make them aware of the danger that threatens this music: a Heritage endangered. The disappearance of the songs with the disappearance of the circumstances and opportunities serving their raison d’être. The disappearance of the 'old', guardians and deliverers of the tradition. A heritage uncollected, not recorded in a scientific way. 3 – Let them discover the diversity of forms: mostly little known and unknown forms. 4 ­ Study of the poetic­musical internal structure of each form of traditional song.
MUS300Management and Marketing of Artistic Activities
3 credits
This course is designed to give students the basic concepts, current practices and modern training for management and marketing in several areas. It is addressed to students pursuing studies in music. It will give them a practical managerial introduction to complete and innovative management and marketing as they are applied in artistic events. It will help them learn how to organize, to implement and manage an artistic event.
MUS245Music and Theater
3 credits
This workshop course is intended to introduce the performers (actors, singers, musicians) to the requirements of their profession, in terms of stage presence, communication, impact and the dramatic action (in any communication there is an inner life and a dramatic effect to produce). The objectives of this workshop are to:
• master a sense of rhythm
• master the techniques of relaxation and concentration
• understand and discover their bodies and know how to involve them
• develop self­confidence
• develop creativity and imagination
• develop stage presence, i.e. justify it, give it meaning and enrich it with an internal life
• mastering the meaning of space
• master the techniques of improvisation
• create dramatic connections with all possible scenographic elements
• be able to work in a group.
MUS203Musical computing
3 credits
The course is intended for students interested in the world of sound (training, recording, publishing and editing), as well as musical production. This is a theoretical course illustrated by multimedia examples and completed by practical application sessions.
MUS225Sacred music
3 credits
This course is an introduction to music in its relation to religion. It includes general concepts of religion, philosophy, the sacred and their rapport with music. Subjects to study: the function of sacred music, the relationship of religion with music, tradition and renewal in sacred music; sacred music categories, forms and genres of sacred music, classification of sacred songs in the Maronite Church, and the characteristics of sacred music.
Science and Health
3 credits
Sports
1 credits
Common Core
MUSC235Analysis of the 17th Century Music
2 credits
This course will provide a deep analysis (form, genre, structure, themes, rhythm, orchestration and harmonic and polyphonic writing, language, general nature of the work) of musical styles and composition, in examples mostly selected from Greek, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Music.
MUSC355Analysis of the 18th Century Music
2 credits
Analysis of corresponding parts in the history course of the 18th century.
MUSC455Analysis of the 19th Century Music
2 credits
Analysis of corresponding parts in the history course of the 19th century.
MUSC240Arab Music I
2 credits
This course aims to teach the students about Arab music in all its categories, popular and art music, theoretical and practical, the Maghreb and the Mashreq. Several titles and themes will be discussed: the general history of Arabic music, the maqams, the Arab musical scale and the modal system, the rhythms and musical writings of Ibn Al­Munajjim, Al­Kindi and Al­Farabi.
MUC201Chamber Music I
1 credits
The goal of this music performance course is to provide the opportunity for the students as performers to come together with other like­minded musicians in an ensemble setting to rehearse and perform from the chamber orchestra repertoire. In this course we will focus on overall concepts of self and ensemble expression, engagement, participation, and performance. We will also address musical concepts of ensemble and individual balance, blend, intonation, phrasing, dynamics, articulation, tone, rhythmic precision, color, and ensemble clarity. We are going to listen to ourselves, to each other and to the composer’s voice.
MUC202Chamber Music II
1 credits
The goal of this music performance course is to provide the opportunity for the students as performers to come together with other like­minded musicians in an ensemble setting to rehearse and perform from the chamber orchestra repertoire. In this course we will focus on overall concepts of self and ensemble expression, engagement, participation, and performance. We will also address musical concepts of ensemble and individual balance, blend, intonation, phrasing, dynamics, articulation, tone, rhythmic precision, color, and ensemble clarity. We are going to listen to ourselves, to each other and to the composer’s voice.
MUC303Chamber Music III
1 credits
The goal of this music performance course is to provide the opportunity for the students as performers to come together with other like-minded musicians in an ensemble setting to rehearse and perform from the chamber orchestra repertoire.
In this course we will focus on overall concepts of self and ensemble expression, engagement, participation, and performance. We will also address musical concepts of ensemble and individual balance, blend, intonation, phrasing, dynamics, articulation, tone, rhythmic precision, color, and ensemble clarity. We are going to listen to ourselves, to each other and to the composer’s voice.
MUC304Chamber Music IV
1 credits
The goal of this music performance course is to provide the opportunity for the students as performers to come together with other like-minded musicians in an ensemble setting to rehearse and perform from the chamber orchestra repertoire.
In this course we will focus on overall concepts of self and ensemble expression, engagement, participation, and performance. We will also address musical concepts of ensemble and individual balance, blend, intonation, phrasing, dynamics, articulation, tone, rhythmic precision, color, and ensemble clarity. We are going to listen to ourselves, to each other and to the composer’s voice.
MUSC420Choir Conducting I
1 credits
This course aims to train musicians on vocals, choirs and choir conducting. It includes concepts about the human voice and its education, the choir and its training, the conductor of the choir (values, posture, technique, behavior, etc.), choral conducting (departure gesture, the fermata, the stop gestures, the syncopation and offbeat, repeat, etc.). This course includes exercises on the evolution of the musical ear, on conductor gestures, on the conducting of simple meters (2/4, 3/4, 4/4).
MUSC425Choir Conducting II
1 credits
This course aims to train musicians on vocals, choirs and choir conducting. It includes concepts about the human voice and its education, the choir and its training, the conductor of the choir (values, posture, technique, behavior, etc.), choral conducting (departure gesture, the fermata, the stop gestures, the syncopation and offbeat, repeat, etc.). This course includes exercises on the evolution of the musical ear, on conductor gestures, on the conducting of simple meters (2/4, 3/4, 4/4).
MUSC210Choral Singing I
1 credits
Choral singing closely follows the course of history. Each year the students learn to interpret, in the context of Western choral singing of the Faculty, the corresponding repertory according to the current history course.
MUSC215Choral Singing II
1 credits
Choral singing closely following the course of history. Each year the students learn to interpret, in the context of Western choral singing of the Faculty, the corresponding repertory according to the current history course.
MUSC310Choral Singing III
1 credits
Choral singing closely follows the course of history. Each year the students learn to interpret, in the context of Western choral singing of the Faculty, the corresponding repertory according to the current history course.
MUSC315Choral Singing IV
1 credits
Choral singing closely follows the course of history. Each year the students learn to interpret, in the context of Western choral singing of the Faculty, the corresponding repertory according to the current history course.
HRP210Harmony I
2 credits    |    Pré-requis: MPR209 Or MPR210 Or MUP353 Or MUP356 Or MUP355 Or THO220
Figured Bass and given Song: A. ­ Realization of a given bass with 3 sound chords (root position, 1st and 2nd inversions). ­ Harmonization of a song given with 3 chord sounds (all positions). B. Modulations to the adjacent and distant tones, uni­tonal and modulating harmonic movements, figured bass and given song. C. Chords of the dominant 7th, with and without fundamental, regular and exceptional resolution: given bass and given song.
HRP220Harmony II
2 credits    |    Pré-requis: MPR201 Or MPR212 Or MPR205 Or MUP259 Or MUP261 Or HRP210
Figured Bass. A. ­ Chords of the Dominant 9th major and minor, with and without fundamental ­ Chords of the 7th in various species. B. ­ Changes, delays and pedals. C. ­ The foreign notes: changes, delays, pedals, notes of passage, anticipation, appoggiatura, etc.
MUSC230History of the 17th Century Music
2 credits
This course will consist of an investigation of the principal styles of European music from ancient Greece to the time of Bach and Handel. It will focus on a panoramic view of the main events, composers, genres, forms, schools, language and problems of music during those periods.
MUSC350History of the 18th Century Music
2 credits
This course opens on the years that mark the death of Jean­Sébastien Bach, the decline of the baroque era, with the dawn of the classical musical style. It deals with the following subjects: French (from 1661 to 1764) music, music of the Germanic countries around Bach and Handel, French music in the 18th century, the birth and diffusion of classicism in Polish music, music in Spain, the music in Italy from the death of Carissimi to the end of the eighteenth century, classicism in Austria and the German­speaking countries, from the death of Telemann to the death of Beethoven, the formation of the classical style in Europe and the classical masters Haydn and Mozart.
MUSC450History of the 19th Century Music
2 credits
This course explores the music of the Romantic era. 1 ­ Characteristics of Romantic music: themes of Romanticism, individuality of style, expressive subjects, nationalism and exoticism, the use of timbers to obtain a variety of sensations and atmospheres, the use of chromatic harmony, contrasts in nuances etc. 2. Vocal music, program music, the Romantic Symphony, the brief forms and developed forms. 3. Romantic composers: Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Smetana, Dvorak, Brahms, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Mahler.
MUSC220Music Critique I
1 credits
This course includes a guided reading and musical critique, taking in readings in the literature and the science of music. Each student will have to read a book (or chapters in a book) per semester and present the content to others. The criticism is about:
• Various reports and interviews, mainly in the field of contemporary musical creation.
• Conception, realization and animation of a series of programs devoted to classical, modern and contemporary music.
• A roundtable around musical works by various composers.
• A report on a festival and concerts presented as part of this festival.
• Leaflet of a compact disc, published flyers or texts in concert programs.
• Symposia concerning music and conferences contained therein.
MUSC225Music Critique II
1 credits
This course includes a guided reading and musical critique, taking in readings in the literature and the science of music. Each student will have to read a book (or chapters in a book) per semester and present the content to others. The criticism is about:
• Various reports and interviews, mainly in the field of contemporary musical creation.
• Conception, realization and animation of a series of programs devoted to classical, modern and contemporary music.
• A roundtable around musical works by various composers.
• A report on a festival and concerts presented as part of this festival.
• Leaflet of a compact disc, published flyers or texts in concert programs.
• Symposia concerning music and conferences contained therein.
MUSC320Music Critique III
1 credits
This course includes a guided reading and musical critique, taking in readings in the literature and the science of music. Each student will have to read a book (or chapters in a book) per semester and present the content to others. The criticism is about:
• Various reports and interviews, mainly in the field of contemporary musical creation.
• Conception, realization and animation of a series of programs devoted to classical, modern and contemporary music.
• A roundtable around musical works by various composers.
• A report on a festival and concerts presented as part of this festival.
• Leaflet of a compact disc, published flyers or texts in concert programs.
• Symposia concerning music and conferences contained therein.
MUSC325Music Critique IV
1 credits
This course includes a guided reading and musical critique, taking in readings in the literature and the science of music. Each student will have to read a book (or chapters in a book) per semester and present the content to others. The criticism is about:
• Various reports and interviews, mainly in the field of contemporary musical creation.
• Conception, realization and animation of a series of programs devoted to classical, modern and contemporary music.
• A roundtable around musical works by various composers.
• A report on a festival and concerts presented as part of this festival.
• Leaflet of a compact disc, published flyers or texts in concert programs.
• Symposia concerning music and conferences contained therein.
MUSC245Music Languages
2 credits
The goal of this course is to give the students a general idea about the evolution of musical language from its beginning to the twentieth century: the scale of harmonics; the cycle of fifths, consonance and attraction, tolerance, habituation, equalization, the formation of the scales, relative pitch and absolute pitch, the organization of the sounds in space and in time, the melodic order and the harmonic order, the chromatic scale; the irregular and altered scales; from ditonic scale to heptatonic scale; accuracy and the acoustic systems; the equal temperament.
MUSC435Musical Acoustics
2 credits
This course concentrates on: vibratory motion of typical musical sound sources, propagation of sound, wavelength, period and frequency, pressure and acoustic intensity, the acoustic impedance speed, etc.; perceived pitch, loudness and timbre of a sound; the objectively measurable properties of a sound wave; explaining how sound is generated - transformed by the musical instruments and the human voice; defining the reverberation time of a hall, using a formula relating reverberation time to the volume of the hall and the absorption of its surfaces, and discussing the acoustical properties desirable in concert halls and opera houses; microphones, amplifiers, speakers and sound captation acoustic treatment and correction.
MUSC340Musical Forms
2 credits
The examination of the form is a fundamental element of any analysis, because the form depends on the various components of a work, namely melody, rhythm, instrumentation, dynamics, tonal course, elements of unity and contrast ratio, relationship between text and music if it is a voice composition and other components. To understand musical forms, is to discern the sound architecture.
MUSC405Organology and instrumentation
2 credits
This course studies different musical instruments from antiquity to the present day, including the history, classifications, mechanics, acoustics, development, manufacturing, the different families of instruments, and helps deepen the concept of instrumentation and know the specificity of each instrument, in terms of timbre, register, transposition, combination of timbers, transcription, etc.
MUSISCSecondary instrument level I
2 credits
Students will perform on another instrument rather than the major one they have chosen in their MUSPIV I and in additional to the singing program they decided to do.
MUSPIV1Secondary instrument level I
6 credits
Students will perform on another instrument rather than the major one they have chosen in their MUSPIV I and in additional to the singing program they decided to do.
SDO201Solfeggio/Dictation I
2 credits    |    Pré-requis: MUP157 Or MPR220 Or SDO101
1st course
a­ Solfeggio parlati : Pozzoli: Primo corso du n°1 au n°31.
b­ Solfeggio cantati: Pozzoli: Primo corso du n°1 au n°31.
c­ Dictation : ­ Noël Gallon du n°1 au n°20. ­ melodic intervals : 5th, 4th, octave, 3rd Maj and min, 2nd Maj and min.
SDO202Solfeggio/Dictation II
2 credits    |    Pré-requis: MPR221 Or MPR211 Or MUP257
2nd course
a­ Solfeggio parlati : Pozzoli: Primo corso du n°32 au n°60.
b­ Solfeggio cantati: Pozzoli: Primo corso du n°32 au n°60.
c­ Dictation : ­ Noël Gallon du n°21 au n°40. ­ melodic intervals : Triton, 6th Maj and min, 7th Maj and min.
SDO303Solfeggio/Dictation III
2 credits    |    Pré-requis: MPR222 Or MPR321 Or MUP258 Or SDO202
3rd course
a­ Solfeggio parlati : ­ Pozzoli: appendice al primo corso du n°1 au n°31.
b­ Solfeggio cantati: ­ Pozzoli: appendice al prima corso du no1 au no27.
c- Dictation: - Noel Gallon du no41 au no60. - melodic intervals: all intervals, and major and minor chords.
Specialization
EMU405Music and Psychology
3 credits
Music psychology is the empirical study of how humans perceive and experience music, and the resulting impact on individual, group and cultural behavior. This course will encompass an introductory exploration of music psychology across a lifespan. It explains the different stages of the musical development of the baby, child and adolescent at the sensory­motor, social/emotional, psychomotor and intellectual/communicative levels.
EMU305Music Education Methods
2 credits
This course provides an introduction to the best known Western music education methods: Carl Orff, Zoltan Kodály, Edgar Willems, Emile Jaques­Dalcroze, Marcel Corneloup, Maurice Chevais, Maurice Martenot, Suzuki, etc.
EMU300Musical Awakening: Rhythm and Psychomotricity
2 credits
Introduction: The rhythm in our everyday life. The course will consist of a theoretical part: rhythm and development: A child’s timeline - rhythm and education: incidents that accompany rhythm concerning schooling. Also a practical part: Perception of rhythm through body: Discovering the pulse: The construction of rhythm according to the normal developmental stages: Rhythm and coordination: How to follow rhythm with the body (individually or in groups) Coordinate body movement with rhythm: Reproduction and creation of rhythm: Reproduction of the rhythmic structure: Creating and elaborating on rhythm through the body: Rhythm and instruments of percussion - Introduction of instruments of percussion in infants: Creation of rhythm.
EMU310Scholar Musical Teaching I
2 credits
Musical training, in a perspective of evolution continues throughout the cycle 1, 2 and 3, developing the listening sense of students, their creative potential with regard to the sound world, and skills to express themselves and to communicate through music. The topics of this course are: how to teach music to children in cycle 1, 2 and 3; the role and purpose of music education in both primary and elementary classes; and the effects of music education on the personality of the child. It will examine in particular the following points: ­ Communicating to the child the pleasure that music gives. ­ Appropriating the musical content of a musical play and exploiting its inherent expressive elements. ­ Applying elements of technique and rules for ensemble music. ­ Sharing experience of interpretation and appreciation. ­ Examining an excerpt of musical work or a musical performance with regards to content items. ­ Examining an excerpt from a musical work with regards to socio­cultural aspects (2nd and 3rd cycles).
EMU315Scholar Musical Teaching II
2 credits
This course in musical education focuses on education in complementary and secondary classes. The music program in these classes revolves around three complementary and interdependent skills: creating musical works, interpreting musical works, and appreciating music. In the music program, the word work is used in its broadest sense; it refers to both the achievement of the student and the composer.
EMU320Specialized Musical Teaching
1 credits
The objectives of the course are: discovering how music can be an additional means of communication for the disabled child; exploring musical situations developed with children with disabilities; promoting the relationship of special needs students with their environment (other children, professionals, parents, etc.) by music. It deals with the issues and the values of integration today and the importance of the artistic practice of people with disabilities, access to culture, to museums, etc. It also studies cases of students with different disabilities and their musical practices. A visit to institutions dealing with children with disabilities, in order to have direct observation practice, would be an integral part of this course.

Mission

The Music Faculty is committed to developing confident, creative, and skilled musicians.
The Music Faculty provides opportunities for students of all majors to enhance their musical knowledge and skill through participation in a wide variety of academic courses, performance studies, and field experiences.
As a vital part of the University, the Music Faculty promotes the musical arts, of regional, national, and international communities – within the University.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Graduates will be engaged in active music making and a good selection of presentations.
2. Graduates will demonstrate their desire and ability to generate innovative ideas and use effective means of communicating them.
3. Graduates will show a mature, confident, analytical and critical approach to current activities in music and the media, which is based on an awareness and understanding of broader cultural issues.

Program Outcomes

a. Students will develop knowledge and skills on a major instrument or the voice, and the ability to sight read.
b. Develop skills and understanding of music language and composition in a variety of styles, periods, and genres; in both Western European tradition and non­western cultures.
c. Develop skills of criticism and defend musical judgment, with reference to contextual meaning and aesthetic value in their own work, and the work of others.
d. Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Western musical history and its analysis, and also for Arab and Lebanese music traditions.
e. Develop technical skills and musical awareness for performance and leadership of both small and large choirs.
f. Develop knowledge and skills in the use of technology, as it applies to notating, arranging, recording, and composing music.
g. Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of musical instruments, their classification systems, and the technical aspects related to their constructions and sound qualities - also their use and importance in a composition.
h. Develop knowledge and understanding of a variety of music businesses and industry practices.
i. Develop a working knowledge of music as it relates to and enhances the theatre and religious experience.
j. Develop an understanding of child growth and development and the principles of learning, related to music.
k. Develop the ability to teach music to a variety of age groups in a range of classroom and ensemble settings (K­12 and special learners) in an effective management of classes based on methods and materials currently utilized in music education settings.
l. Develop skills that prepare them for careers in musical performance and private teaching of performance, also in advanced study and independent practice. This includes significant technical mastery, in order to solve professional problems, and a coherent set of artistic/intellectual goals that are evident in their work.
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