Music - 809

Mohawk College Certificate
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Explore new musical horizons through a basic study of music and develop a sound foundation for more advanced studies such as arranging and composition. On successful completion of the program you will have developed your theoretical musical ability to the entrance level of the three year Applied Music Program at Mohawk College.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

View courses available this term under Program of Studies.

Visit the Music Courses page to view a list of stand-alone courses you may be interested in.

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Interdisciplinary, Media, Creative and Business

  • Open to absolute beginners or individuals at any stage
  • You may qualify for credit for previous musical experience
  • Level 1 instruments and vocals require no previous experience
  • You must supply your own instruments where applicable and pay for texts
  • Successful completion of senior secondary school English or equivalent

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

Financial Assistance Information

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education -  Interdisciplinary, Media, Creative Arts and Business

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Textbooks page for information on ordering your course materials.

A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Fulfill your dream to learn to play the piano. Learn to read music, develop good rhythm, strong technique and basic theory knowledge as we apply these learned skills to Folk, Classical and Popular styles. Access to a piano required. Textbook is available in the Bookstore will be used for both Beginner's Piano A & B. Note: One hour of independent study is required.
Course description: Enhance playing and sight reading techniques by exploring intervals, major scales and basic chording. Classical, popular tunes and duets may also be played.
Equivalents: MUSCMU200
Course description: Focus on the musical aspects of notation, scales, melody, harmony, time and transposition.
Course description: Learn to understand the rudiments of Music, with emphasis on writing skills. Course coincides with the Royal Conservatory Theory examination, written May or December.
Course description: Identify and sing all simple intervals and rhythms, aurally and visually, using the tonic sol-fa system with conducting patterns in simple time.
Credits: 2
Course description: Expand upon material from Theory 1 with an introduction to C clef notation. Examine major & minor scales with key signatures, chromatic scales, intervals, chords with inversions, time signatures, transposition, cadences along with terms and abbreviations.
Credits: 2
Course description: Improve singing skills with attention to breath control, voice production, stage deportment and intonation.
Credits: 1

Select 1 from the next 3 courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Learn a variety of traditional and contemporary songs to develop left and right hand coordination along with general musicianship.
Credits: 2
Equivalents: MUSCPA107
Course description: Enhance piano techniques initiated in the Beginner's Piano Part A & B levels. Further develop left & right hand co-ordination through fun melodic & harmonic studies. (this is a combined level of the previous Piano 3, 4 & 5 courses)
Credits: 2
Equivalents: MUSC10080 and MUSC10081 and MUSC10082
Course description: Review of basic rudiments. The voicing of triads for four voices. The harmonization of melodies using chords in root position and first inversion.
Credits: 2
Getting Started

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Login to MyMohawk
MyMohawk is the college portal used to access your student account information, email, grades and more. Your username and password can be found on the Continuing Education Acknowledgement of Registration & Student Account form that was sent to you after you registered for your course. Visit the Getting Started - MyMohawk Guide for step-by-step instructions.

Access Mohawk Email
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