This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2021 to April 2022.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2021-2022, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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MUAP 120.0: Band

(01) Concert Band or (02) Wind Orchestra. Emphasis is on the study and performance of the most significant literature.

Note: The course may be repeated four times.


MUAP 121.0: Chorus

(01) Greystone Singers or (03) University Chorus. Emphasis is on the study and performance of the most significant literature.

Note: The course may be repeated four times.


MUAP 123.0: Chamber Ensemble with Piano

Emphasis is on the study and performance of the most significant literature.

Note: The course may be repeated four times.


MUAP 125.0: String Ensemble

Emphasis is on the study and performance of the most significant literature.


MUAP 126.0: Vocal Ensemble

Emphasis is on the study and performance of the most significant literature.

Note: The course may be repeated four times.


MUAP 130.0: Music Theatre

Emphasis is on the study and performance of the most significant literature.

Note: The course may be repeated four times.


MUAP 132.0: Jazz Ensemble

Emphasis is on the study and performance of the most significant literature.

Note: The course may be repeated four times.


MUAP 143.3: Applied Music Private Study I

(Available to Music majors only) Private instrument lessons given weekly in which emphasis is on primarily solo literature, advancement of technique, and development of interpretation and comprehension. In addition to in-studio coursework, all students are required to present a jury at the end of the semester. They may also be required to participate in in-studio masterclasses and/or public recitals.

Permission of the department required.
Note: Students with credit for MUAP 140, 142, 144, 148, 150, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160, 162, 164, 166, 168, 170, 172, 174, 176, 178, 180, or 182 cannot receive credit for this course.
Note: In the event a student receives a failing grade in any private study course (MUAP 143, 145, 243, 245, 333, 343, 335, 345, 433, 443, 435, 445, 453 or 455), that student may re-take it only once.


MUAP 145.3: Applied Music Private Study II

(Available to Music majors only) A continuation of studies following 143.3, wherein the students further develop technique and repertoire with attention to performance practice for style, interpretation and comprehension. Students in the Performance stream are required to perform in recitals. In addition to in-studio coursework, all students are required to present a jury at the end of the term and may be required to participate in studio classes and recitals (see Department of Music for details).

Prerequisite(s): MUAP 143 or permission of the department
Note: Students with credit for MUAP 140, 142, 144, 148, 150, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160, 162, 164, 166, 168, 170, 172, 174, 176, 178, 180, or 182 cannot receive credit for this course.
Note: In the event a student receives a failing grade in any private study course (MUAP 143, 145, 243, 245, 333, 343, 335, 345, 433, 443, 435, 445, 453 or 455), that student may re-take it only once.


MUAP 201.1: Wind Orchestra

This ensemble is open to all students of the University of Saskatchewan by audition. Auditions take place in the first week of September by appointment. Throughout the academic year, a wide variety of wind ensemble repertoire will be studied, rehearsed, and performed. Students will rehearse together on a regular basis with the intention of performing at two major concerts (one at the end of T1, one at the end of T2). Other concerts and a tour may be scheduled throughout the academic year. All concert and tour dates will be announced in early September, before the add/drop deadline. Students will be tested individually twice a year - once before the major T1 concert and once before the major T2 concert.

Note: This course is considered an 'A' ensemble. This course may be repeated four times for credit.


MUAP 202.1: Concert Band

This ensemble is open to all students of the University of Saskatchewan. No audition is necessary. Throughout the academic year, a wide variety of wind ensemble repertoire will be studied, rehearsed, and performed. Students will rehearse together on a regular basis with the intention of performing at two major concerts (one at the end of T1, one at the end of T2). Other concerts may be scheduled throughout the academic year. All concert dates will be announced in early September, before the add/drop deadline. Students will be tested individually twice a year - once before the major T1 concert and once before the major T2 concert.

Note: This course is considered an 'A' ensemble. This course may be repeated four times for credit.


MUAP 203.1: Greystone Singers

This ensemble is open to all students of the University of Saskatchewan by audition. Auditions take place in the first week of September by appointment. Throughout the academic year, a wide variety of choral repertoire will be studied, rehearsed, and performed. Students will rehearse together on a regular basis with the intention of performing at two major concerts (one at the end of T1, one at the end of T2). Other concerts and a tour may be scheduled throughout the academic year. All concert and tour dates will be announced in early September, before the add/drop deadline. Students will be tested individually twice a year - once before the major T1 concert and once before the major T2 concert.

Note: This course is considered an 'A' ensemble. This course may be repeated four times for credit.


MUAP 204.1: University Chorus

This ensemble is open to all students of the University of Saskatchewan, as well as members of the community (who pay a fee to attend). No audition is required. Throughout the academic year, a wide variety of choral repertoire will be studied, rehearsed, and performed. Students will rehearse together on a regular basis with the intention of performing at two major concerts (one at the end of T1, one at the end of T2). Other concerts may be scheduled throughout the academic year. All concert dates will be announced in early September, before the add/drop deadline. Students will be tested individually twice a year - once before the major T1 concert and once before the major T2 concert.

Note: This course is considered an 'A' ensemble. This course may be repeated four times for credit.


MUAP 205.1: Orchestra with Strings

This ensemble is open to all string students in a B.Mus. program at the University of Saskatchewan by audition. Auditions take place in the first week of September by appointment. Throughout the academic year, a wide variety of orchestral repertoire will be studied, rehearsed, and performed. Students will rehearse together on a regular basis with the intention of performing at two major concerts (one at the end of T1, one at the end of T2). Other concerts and a tour may be scheduled throughout the academic year. All concert and tour dates will be announced in early September, before the add/drop deadline. Students will be tested individually twice a year - once before the major T1 concert and once before the major T2 concert.

Note: This course is considered an 'A' ensemble. This course may be repeated four times for credit.


MUAP 206.1: Music Theatre

This ensemble is open to all students of the University of Saskatchewan by audition. Auditions take place in the first week of September by appointment. Throughout the academic year, a wide variety of music theatre repertoire will be studied, rehearsed, and performed. Students will rehearse together on a regular basis with the intention of performing at two sets of major concerts (one set at the end of T1, one set at the end of T2). Other concerts may be scheduled throughout the academic year. All concert dates will be announced in early September, before the add/drop deadline. Students will be tested individually twice a year - once before the major T1 concert and once before the major T2 concert.

Note: This course is considered a 'B' ensemble. This course may be repeated four times for credit.


MUAP 207.1: Chamber Ensemble

This ensemble is open to all students of the University of Saskatchewan. An audition may be required - please contact the ensemble director for more information. If required, auditions take place in the first week of September by appointment. Throughout the academic year, a wide variety of chamber repertoire will be studied, rehearsed, and performed. Students will rehearse together on a regular basis with the intention of performing at two major concerts (one at the end of T1, one at the end of T2). Other concerts may be scheduled throughout the academic year. All concert dates will be announced in early September, before the add/drop deadline. Students will be tested individually twice a year - once before the major T1 concert and once before the major T2 concert.

Note: This course is considered a 'B' ensemble. This course may be repeated four times for credit.


MUAP 208.1: Jazz Ensemble

This ensemble is open to all students of the University of Saskatchewan by audition. Auditions take place in the first week of September by appointment. Throughout the academic year, a wide variety of jazz ensemble repertoire will be studied, rehearsed, and performed. Students will rehearse together on a regular basis with the intention of performing at two major concerts (one at the end of T1, one at the end of T2). Other concerts and a tour may be scheduled throughout the academic year. All concert and tour dates will be announced in early September, before the add/drop deadline. Students will be tested individually twice a year - once before the major T1 concert and once before the major T2 concert.

Note: This course is considered a 'B' ensemble. This course may be repeated four times for credit.


MUAP 211.1: Ensemble

In all ensemble courses, a wide variety of musical repertoire is studied, rehearsed, and performed. Ensembles are open to all students of the University of Saskatchewan. Ensembles may require an entrance audition to be arranged with the instructor - please contact the Department of Music for further information. Each course is scheduled from September to April. The weekly practicum time may vary from ensemble to ensemble, but will never be more than 3 hours per week.

Note: This course may be repeated four times for credit.


MUAP 243.3: Applied Music Private Study III

(Available to Music majors only) Private instrument lessons given weekly in which emphasis is on primarily solo literature, advancement of technique, and development of interpretation and comprehension. In addition to in-studio coursework, all students are required to present a jury at the end of the semester. They may also be required to participate in in-studio masterclasses and/or public recitals.

Prerequisite(s): MUAP 145 or permission of the department.
Note: Students with credit for MUAP 240, 242, 244, 248, 250, 252, 254, 256, 258, 260, 262, 264, 266, 268, 270, 272, 274, 276, 278, 280, or 282 cannot receive credit for this course.
Note: In the event a student receives a failing grade in any private study course (MUAP 143, 145, 243, 245, 333, 343, 335, 345, 433, 443, 435, 445, 453 or 455), that student may re-take it only once.


MUAP 245.3: Applied Music Private Study IV

(Available to Music majors only) A continuation of studies following 143.3, wherein the students further develop technique and repertoire with attention to performance practice for style, interpretation and comprehension. Students in the Performance stream are required to perform in recitals. In addition to in-studio coursework, all students are required to present a jury at the end of the term and may be required to participate in studio classes and recitals (see Department of Music for details).

Prerequisite(s): MUAP 243 or permission of the department.
Note: Students with credit for MUAP 240, 242, 244, 248, 250, 252, 254, 256, 258, 260, 262, 264, 266, 268, 270, 272, 274, 276, 278, 280, or 282 cannot receive credit for this course.
Note: In the event a student receives a failing grade in any private study course (MUAP 143, 145, 243, 245, 333, 343, 335, 345, 433, 443, 435, 445, 453 or 455), that student may re-take it only once.


MUAP 300.0: B.Mus. Performance Third Year Recital

Serves as the acknowledgement that the student is qualified to begin preparation for their third year B.Mus. Performance stream recital.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum 80% in MUAP 245.3 and permission of the department.
Note: It is recommended that this course be taken simultaneously with MUAP 345.3.


MUAP 333.3: Applied Music Private Study V

Private instrument lessons given weekly in which emphasis is on primarily solo literature, advancement of technique, and development of interpretation and comprehension. In addition to studio coursework, all students are required to present a jury at the end of the semester. The instructor may arrange a studio masterclass to assist students to prepare for the recital/jury.

Prerequisite(s): MUAP 245; MUS 220; MUS 233; and one of MUS 150, MUS 151, MUS 155, or MUS 156, or permission of the department.
Note: Available to students in the Bachelor of Music Individualized and Music Education programs only. Students may have credit for only one of MUAP 333 and MUAP 343.
Note: In the event a student receives a failing grade in any private study course (MUAP 143, 145, 243, 245, 333, 343, 335, 345, 433, 443, 435, 445, 453 or 455), that student may re-take it only once.


MUAP 335.3: Applied Music Private Study VI

A continuation of studies following MUAP 333.3, wherein the students further develop technique and repertoire with attention to performance practice for style, interpretation and comprehension. In addition to studio coursework, students are required to present a 10-15-minute recital before the end of the semester. The instructor may arrange a studio masterclass to assist students to prepare for the recital/jury.

Prerequisite(s): MUAP 333 or permission of the department.
Note: Available to students in the Bachelor of Music Individualized and Music Education programs only. Students may have credit for only one of MUAP 335 and MUAP 345.
Note: In the event a student receives a failing grade in any private study course (MUAP 143, 145, 243, 245, 333, 343, 335, 345, 433, 443, 435, 445, 453 or 455), that student may re-take it only once.


MUAP 343.3: Performance Music Majors Applied Music Private Study V

Private instrument lessons given weekly in which emphasis is on primarily solo literature, advancement of technique, and development of interpretation and comprehension. In addition to studio coursework, all students are required to present a jury at the end of the semester. The instructor may arrange a studio masterclass to assist students to prepare for the recital/jury

Prerequisite(s): MUAP 245 (with a grade of 80% or higher); MUS 220; MUS 233; and one of MUS 150, MUS 151, MUS 155, or MUS 156, or permission of the department.
Note: Available to Performance Music Majors only. If a student’s final grade in MUAP 343 is below 80%, that student will be automatically placed on probation for the next sequential MUAP course. If 80% or greater is not achieved for the second time (or any other future MUAP course) that student, upon notification, will be transferred into the Individualized Stream. Students may have credit for only one of MUAP 333 and MUAP 343.
Note: In the event a student receives a failing grade in any private study course (MUAP 143, 145, 243, 245, 333, 343, 335, 345, 433, 443, 435, 445, 453 or 455), that student may re-take it only once.


MUAP 345.3: Performance Music Majors Applied Music Private Study VI

A continuation of studies following MUAP 343.3, wherein the students further develop technique and repertoire with attention to performance practice for style, interpretation and comprehension. In addition to studio coursework, all students are required to present a 30-minute recital of total stage time before the end of the semester. The instructor may arrange a studio masterclass to assist students to prepare for the recital/jury.

Prerequisite(s): MUAP 343 (with a grade of 80% or higher) or permission of the department.
Note: Available to Performance Music Majors only. If a student in the Performance Stream receives a grade below 80%, that student will be automatically placed on probation for the next sequential MUAP course. If 80% or greater is not achieved for the second time (or any other future MUAP course) that student, upon notification, will be transferred into the Individualized Stream. Students may have credit for only one of MUAP 345 and MUAP 345.
Note: In the event a student receives a failing grade in any private study course (MUAP 143, 145, 243, 245, 333, 343, 335, 345, 433, 443, 435, 445, 453 or 455), that student may re-take it only once.


MUAP 400.0: B.Mus. Performance Fourth Year Recital

Serves as the acknowledgement that the student is qualified to begin preparation for their fourth year B.Mus. Performance stream recital.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum 80% in MUAP 345.3 and permission of the department.
Note: It is recommended that this course be taken simultaneously with MUAP 445.3.


MUAP 433.3: Applied Music Private Study VII

Private instrument lessons given weekly in which emphasis is on primarily solo literature, advancement of technique, and development of interpretation and comprehension. In addition to studio coursework, all students are required to present a jury at the end of the semester. The instructor may arrange a studio masterclass to assist students to prepare for the recital/jury.

Prerequisite(s): MUAP 335; MUS 221; MUS 234; MUS 250 or MUS 255 or permission of the department.
Note: Available to students in the Bachelor of Music Individualized and Music Education programs only. Students may have credit for only one of MUAP 433 and MUAP 443.
Note: In the event a student receives a failing grade in any private study course (MUAP 143, 145, 243, 245, 333, 343, 335, 345, 433, 443, 435, 445, 453 or 455), that student may re-take it only once.


MUAP 435.3: Applied Music Private Study VIII

A continuation of studies following 443.3, wherein the students further develop technique and repertoire with attention to performance practice for style, interpretation and comprehension. In addition to studio coursework, all students are required to present a 20-30 minute recital before the end of the semester. The instructor may arrange a studio masterclass to assist students to prepare for the recital/jury.

Prerequisite(s): MUAP 433 or permission of the department.
Note: : Available to students in the Bachelor of Music Individualized and Music Education programs only. Students may have credit for only one of MUAP 435 and MUAP 445.
Note: In the event a student receives a failing grade in any private study course (MUAP 143, 145, 243, 245, 333, 343, 335, 345, 433, 443, 435, 445, 453 or 455), that student may re-take it only once.


MUAP 443.3: Performance Music Majors Applied Music Private Study VII

Private instrument lessons given weekly in which emphasis is on primarily solo literature, advancement of technique, and development of interpretation and comprehension. In addition to studio coursework, all students are required to present a jury at the end of the semester. The instructor may arrange a studio masterclass to assist students to prepare for the recital/jury.

Prerequisite(s): MUAP 345 (with a grade of 80% or higher) MUS 221; MUS 234; and MUS 250 or MUS 255; or permission of the department.
Note: Available to Performance Music Majors only. If a student in the Performance Stream receives a grade below 80%, that student will be automatically placed on probation for the next sequential MUAP course. If 80% or greater is not achieved for the second time (or any other future MUAP course) that student, upon notification, will be transferred into the Individualized Stream. Students may have credit for only one of MUAP 433 and MUAP 443.
Note: In the event a student receives a failing grade in any private study course (MUAP 143, 145, 243, 245, 333, 343, 335, 345, 433, 443, 435, 445, 453 or 455), that student may re-take it only once.


MUAP 445.3: Performance Music Majors Applied Music Private Study VIII

A continuation of studies following 443.3, wherein the students further develop technique and repertoire with attention to performance practice for style, interpretation and comprehension. In addition to studio coursework, all students are required to present a 60-minute recital of total stage time before the end of the semester. The instructor may arrange a studio masterclasses to assist students to prepare for the recital/jury.

Prerequisite(s): MUAP 443 (with a grade of 80% or higher) or permission of the department.
Note: Available to Performance Music Majors only. If a student in the Performance Stream receives a grade below 80%, that student will be automatically placed on probation for the next sequential MUAP course. If 80% or greater is not achieved for the second time (or any other future MUAP course) that student, upon notification, will be transferred into the Individualized Stream. Students may have credit for only one of MUAP 435 and MUAP 445.
Note: In the event a student receives a failing grade in any private study course (MUAP 143, 145, 243, 245, 333, 343, 335, 345, 433, 443, 435, 445, 453 or 455), that student may re-take it only once.


MUAP 453.3: Applied Music and Lecture Private Study VIII

MUAP 453 consists of two components: (1) A continuation of studies following 433 wherein the students further develop technique and repertoire with attention to performance practice for style, interpretation and comprehension for 6 lessons; (2) 7 academic lessons alternating with the applied lessons (academic advisor/instructor to be approved by the Department of Music). Students wishing to enrol must provide a proposal ideally by November 15 or March 15, and all proposals are subject to the approval by the department. All students are required to present a lecture recital before the end of the semester to include 15 minutes of performance and an academic lecture of 15 minutes for a total of 30 minutes in length. The instructor may arrange a studio masterclass to assist students to prepare for the recital/jury.

Prerequisite(s): ): MUS 234.3; and (MUS 250.3) or (MUS 156.3and MUS 255.3); or permission of the department..
Note:: Available to students in the Bachelor of Music Individualized and Music Education programs only. Students may have credit for only one of MUAP 453 and MUAP 455.
Note:: In the event a student receives a failing grade in any private study course (MUAP 143, 145, 243, 245, 333, 343, 335, 345, 433, 443, 435, 445, 453 or 455), that student may re-take it only once.


MUAP 455.3: Performance Applied Music and Lecture Private Study VIII

MUAP 455 consists of two components: (1) A continuation of studies following 443 wherein the students further develop technique and repertoire with attention to performance practice for style, interpretation and comprehension for 6 lessons; (2) 7 academic lessons alternating with the applied lessons (academic advisor/instructor to be approved by the Department of Music). Students wishing to enrol must provide a proposal ideally by November 15 or March 15, and all proposals are subject to the approval by the department. All students are required to present a lecture recital before the end of the semester to include 30 minutes of performance and an academic lecture of 30 minutes for a total of 60 minutes in length. The instructor may arrange a studio masterclass to assist students to prepare for the recital/jury. This course will be a good option for students wishing to pursue further academic studies in a non-performance field of Music.

Prerequisite(s): MUAP 443 (with a grade of 80% or higher) or permission of the department.
Note: Available to Bachelor of Music Performance Majors only. Students may have credit for only one of MUAP 453 and MUAP 455.
Note: In the event a student receives a failing grade in any private study course (MUAP 143, 145, 243, 245, 333, 343, 335, 345, 433, 443, 435, 445, 453 or 455), that student may re-take it only once.