Applied Music Preparatory - 105

Ontario College Certificate
One year or less
The Preparatory Music Program develops your music theoretical, ear-training, keyboard and improvisation skills to prepare you for further studies and a career in music.

The preparatory music program is designed to provide the foundation for successful advanced studies in music.

Students successfully completing our preparatory music program have repeatedly demonstrated greater success in their future studies in our Applied Music program, and other music programs across North America. Several successful musicians and even faculty members at Colleges and Universities across North America are graduates of our preparatory music program.

Program Highlights

Students will experience:

  • Visual, written and aural recognition and application of music theoretical concepts such as intervals, clef-reading, key signatures, scales, time signatures, basic harmonies and rhythmic patterns
  • Improvising on your chosen instrument
  • Composing simple melodic ideas
  • Creating music, using technology
  • Foundational keyboard skills
  • Understanding the historical and social history and context of music
  • Exploring career paths and options for further studies in music

Program Coordinator

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
  • Applicants are recommended to have a minimum of three years of experience with private lessons or equivalent.

Note: this is a Competitive Program

Apply by February 1st.

Read more about Competitive Programs.

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Career Opportunities

The Applied Music Preparatory Certificate trains students for a wide range of career opportunities. Careers in music may involve the following:

Industries of Employment:

  • Performing Arts and Related Industries
  • Music Related Business

Occupational Categories:

  • Musicians and Singers
  • Music Teachers
  • More options when done in conjunction with the Applied Music program

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Fennell Campus
Sep 2017

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