Music Performance Diploma – INSTRUMENTAL

All music courses listed must be taken to complete the MPD or TRU-OL’s B.Mus. program; the yearly outline below is intended primarily as a guide. General education electives are for B.Mus. degree, offered by distance education or credit transfer through Thompson Rivers University-Open Learning (TRU-OL).

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First Year 1st Semester

Course Course No. Credits
Music Theory I MUS 101 3
Ear-Training I MUS 121 1
Music History I MUS 131 3
Applied Music MUS 141 4
Piano Pedagogy OR Ensemble (Orchestra) MUS 141a OR MUS 161 1
Introduction to Composition I MUS 153 2
General Education Elective Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 17

First Year 2nd Semester

Course Course No. Credits
Music Theory II MUS 102 3
Ear-Training II MUS 122 1
Music History II MUS 132 3
Applied Music MUS 142 4
Piano Pedagogy OR Ensemble (Orchestra) MUS 142a OR MUS 162 1
Introduction to Composition II MUS 154 2
General Education Elective Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 17

Second Year 1st Semester

Course Course No. Credits
Music Theory III MUS 201 3
Ear-Training III MUS 221 1
Music History III MUS 231 3
Applied Music MUS 241 4
Piano Pedagogy OR Ensemble (Orchestra) MUS 241a OR MUS 261 1
Chamber Music MUS 251 1
General Education Elective Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 16

Second Year 2nd Semester

Course Course No. Credits
Music Theory IV MUS 202 3
Ear-Training IV MUS 222 1
Music History IV MUS 232 3
Applied Music MUS 242 4
Piano Pedagogy OR Ensemble (Orchestra) MUS 242a OR MUS 262 1
Chamber Music MUS 252 1
General Education Elective Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 16

Third Year 1st Semester

Course Course No. Credits
Music Theory V MUS 301 3
Applied Music MUS 341 4
Piano Pedagogy OR Ensemble (Orchestra) MUS 341a OR MUS 361 1
Chamber Music MUS 351 1
Orchestration I MUS 371 2
Conducting I MUS 381 2
Total Semester Credits 13

Third Year 2nd Semester

Course Course No. Credits
Music Theory VI MUS 302 3
Applied Music MUS 342 4
Piano Pedagogy OR Ensemble (Orchestra) MUS 342a OR MUS 362 1
Orchestration II MUS 372 2
Conducting II MUS 382 2
Preparatory Recital MUS 399 2
General Education Elective Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 17

Fourth Year 1st Semester

Course Course No. Credits
Applied Music MUS 441 4
Piano Pedagogy OR Ensemble (Orchestra) MUS 441a OR MUS 461 1
Chamber Music MUS 451 1
Theory VII MUS 491 2
General Education Elective Elective 3
General Education Elective Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 14

Fourth Year 2nd Semester

Course Course No. Credits
Applied Music MUS 442 4
Piano Pedagogy OR Ensemble (Orchestra) MUS 442a OR MUS 462 1
Theory VIII MUS 492 2
Graduation Recital MUS 499 8
Total Semester Credits 15