These represent minimum requirements. If the student is more advanced, then repertoire, technique and sight reading will be adjusted to the appropriate level, and the technique of accompanying may also be introduced.
- Technique – in all major and minor keys
- Pentachord exercises.
- Scales and arpeggios:
- hands together
- increase in velocity
- hands together
- increase in velocity
- More advanced pieces that employ a mixture of elements: accompanied melody, figurations, contrapuntal textures, etc., in tonal and contemporary idioms.
- Two pieces by memory will be required for the jury examination.
- 2- and 3-part pieces
- homophonic pieces
- isolated triads and seventh chords
- (One sight reading piece will be required for the jury examination.)
- Simple homophonic pieces and near-related keys.
- Students are required to perform in at least one student recital, at the discretion of the instructor.
- Students are required to attend all Arts at One concerts.
The student will receive 12 hours of private instruction per semester; lessons will be given on a weekly basis.
70% of the total mark will be allotted by the instructor on the basis of weekly progress in the various aspects of the course. The instructor and student will discuss the student’s progress and performance level at regular intervals (minimum three times) during the semester, so that the student is aware of his/her current standing and what is expected. No single evaluation will be worth more than 40% of the final grade (please see Douglas College’s evaluation policy).
30% of the total mark will be based on a juried examination, adjudicated by two members of the music faculty.
The following is a sample grade breakdown:
15% Technical progress
15% Musicianship progress
25% Technical and musical performance level
15% Attitude and effort
30% Jury examination
Up to 10% of the total mark will be deducted for unfulfilled participation. The following explains the grading calculation:
- 5% is deducted for failure to perform, at the discretion of the instructor.
- 1% is deducted for each absence from the Arts at One concert series.
- 1% is added for each additional performance and/or accompaniment above the minimum. This addition will only offset marks that have been deducted.
The successful student will be able to interpret and perform keyboard repertoire, demonstrate technical requirements, and sight read at an appropriate level, as outlined in the Course Content.
The instructor will recommend suitable materials to cover repertoire, sight reading and technical needs.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU PMI 201 (2)||2014/05/01 to -|
|College of New Caledonia (CNC)||No credit||2014/05/01 to -|
|Columbia College (COLU)||No credit||2014/05/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU MUSI 1205 (2)||2014/05/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||DOUG MUSC 1155 (3) & DOUG MUSC 1255 (3) = SFU CA 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU MUSI 2XXX (3)||2010/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU MUSI 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31|
|University Canada West (UCW)||No credit||2014/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||No credit||2005/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||No credit||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||No credit||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV GE 1XX (1)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC MUS 1XX (0.5)||2004/09/01 to 2014/04/30|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC MUS 1XX (1.5)||2014/05/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||Individual Audition Required||2014/05/01 to -|