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Music - Trombone, Bachelor of


Ministry Title: Bachelor of Music - Trombone

Honours Degree


Program Code: 22066

Campus: Lakeshore

Length: 8 semesters starting in September

With our unique program, chart a freelance career in the music industry as a:

  • arranger
  • clinician
  • composer
  • performing artist
  • producer
  • songwriter

Founded in 1972, our program is one of the largest, most diverse and highly regarded of its kind in the country and teaches a wide range of styles.

By combining studies in the latest recording technologies and entrepreneurial business strategies with practical classes in performance, production, songwriting and composition in jazz, pop, R&B, Latin and world music, graduates will be well equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for success in today’s music industry.

Students study privately, in classroom situations, and with several of the more than 50 ensembles directed by a who’s who of Canadian music, and complete a major recording project/portfolio in fourth year. Further experience is gained through a work placement.

Work Placement

You will participate in a work placement designed to mirror the professional music world, which is largely characterized by contract, freelance and part-time employment. You are responsible for accumulating the equivalent of 420 hours of experience which will allow you to establish contacts and relationships with key companies and industry professionals.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MAJ 1008: Private Lesson 1: Trombone Online / In-person

MAS 1008: Master Class 1: Trombone Online / In-person

MUS 1000: History of Music 1 Online

MUS 1006: Ear Training 1 Online

MUS 1012: Functional Keyboard Online

MUS 1016: Music Improvisation 1 Online

MUS 1018: Music Theory 1 Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Select 1 from the following courses
MSB: Music Ensembles Online Online / In-person

Semester 2

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MAJ 1009: Private Lesson 2: Trombone Online

MAS 1009: Master Class 2: Trombone Online

MUS 1001: History of Music 2 Online

MUS 1007: Ear Training 2 Online

MUS 1013: Functional Keyboard 2 Online

MUS 1017: Music Improvisation 2 Online

MUS 1019: Music Theory 2 Online

MUS 2020: Professional Practice Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Select 1 from the following courses
MSB: Music Ensembles Online Online / In-person

Work Experience - SEM 2C

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MUS 2505: Work Term A

Semester 3

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MAJ 2008: Private Lesson 3: Trombone Online / In-person

MAS 2008: Master Class 3: Trombone Online / In-person

MUS 2006: Ear Training 3 Online

MUS 2008: Critical Perspectives on Music 1 Online

MUS 2014: Introduction to Music Technology 1 Online

MUS 2016: Music Improvisation 3 Online

MUS 2018: Music Theory 3 Online

Select 1 from the following courses
MSB: Music Ensembles Online Online / In-person

Semester 4

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MAJ 2009: Private Lesson 4: Trombone Online

MAS 2009: Master Class 4: Trombone Online

MUS 2007: Ear Training 4 Online

MUS 2009: Critical Perspectives on Music 2 Online

MUS 2015: Introduction to Music Technology 2 Online

MUS 2017: Music Improvisation 4 Online

MUS 2019: Music Theory 4 Online

Select 1 from the following courses
MSB: Music Ensembles Online Online / In-person

Work Experience - SEM 4C

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MUS 3500: Work Term B

Semester 5

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MAJ 3008: Private Lesson 5: Trombone Online / In-person

MUS 3004: Master Class in Music Production 1 In-person

MUS 3008: Creative Development In-person

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Select 2 from the following courses
MEL: Music Elective Online Online

Select 1 from the following courses
MSB: Music Ensembles Online Online / In-person

Semester 6

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MAJ 3009: Private Lesson 6: Trombone Online

MUS 3005: Master Class in Music Production 2 Online / In-person

MUS 3009: Creative Development 2 In-Person

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Select 2 from the following courses
MEL: Music Elective Online Online

Select 1 from the following courses
MSB: Music Ensembles Online Online / In-person

Work Experience - SEM 6C

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MUS 4505:

Semester 7

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MAJ 4008: Private Lesson 7: Trombone Online / In-person

MUS 4002: Business for Creative Industries Online

MUS 4004: Directed Study 1: Recording Project In-person

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Select 2 from the following courses
MEL: Music Elective Online Online

Semester 8

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MAJ 4009: Private Lesson 8: Trombone Online

MUS 4003: Marketing for Creative Industries Online Online

MUS 4005: Directed Study 2: Recording Project In-person

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Select 2 from the following courses
MEL: Music Elective Online Online

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 5 requirements:

  • .

    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
      • Five Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
      • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

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    Audition

    Prepared Works: Please have three selections prepared.  Two must be jazz standards of contrasting style/tempo and the other a classical etude or piece. Applicants are not required to bring an accompanist to the audtion, but jazz tunes should have a recorded accompaniment using play-along CDs such as the Jamey Aebersold series of books and CDs.  A CD player and stereo are available in the audition room.

    A) Jazz Standard: You will prepare two jazz standard pieces of contrasting style/tempo with CD or mp3/ipod accompaniment, approximately 2-4 minutes each. It is recommended that you play a piece from the Jamey Aebersold Play-Along CD/Book series. Play the melody and one or two choruses of an improvised solo (depending on the length of the tune). The first piece should be a slow or medium tempo ballad, blues, or standard tune such as: I Can’t Get Started, Body And Soul, Laura, Georgia, Sonnymoon For Two, I’m Old Fashioned, Summertime, or Bye Bye Blackbird. The second piece should be a medium or up-tempo song such as Stella By Starlight, Blue Bossa, Tune Up, Yardbird Suite, Just Friends, Green Dolphin St., Joy Spring, or Night In Tunisia.

    B) Classical piece: The classical selection can be a technical or lyrical study, etude, or one movement of a concerto. No accompaniment is required.

    A series of exercises will be assessed in the following areas:

    1. Sound
    2. Flexibility
    3. Range (high and low)
    4. Tongue Conception
    5. General Musicianship 

    Scales: Each student will be asked to play one or more of the following scales: Two octaves ascending and descending of all 12 major, harmonic and melodic minor, and chromatic scales.

    Triads/Chords: Two octaves of all major (1,3,5), minor (1,b3, 5) and augmented (1,3,#5) triads as well as diminished 7 (1,b3,b5,bb7) chords.

     

    Sight Reading: You will be asked to sight read in the jazz idiom.

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    Theory Test

    The Theory and Ear Training test is a required test for all students auditioning for the degree program. It is approximately 30 to 50 minutes in length. The test has a written portion and an aural identification/dictation portion. There is no sight singing component. Study theory basics, scales and chords, and be able to aurally identify scales, intervals, and chords played on the piano. See Theory and Ear Training Test FAQs.

    Registration Instructions

    https://humber.ca/admissions/office-of-the-registrar/registration/registration-instructions.html

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $8,346.26
  • international: $19,807.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $4,173.13 $4,033.77
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $4,173.13 $4,033.77
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $4,173.13 $4,033.77
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $4,173.13 $4,033.77
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $4,173.13 $4,033.77
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $4,173.13 $4,033.77
Semester 7 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $4,063.13 $3,923.77
Semester 8 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $4,063.13 $3,923.77

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,489.59 $8,489.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,489.59 $8,489.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,489.59 $8,489.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,489.59 $8,489.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,489.59 $8,489.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,489.59 $8,489.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 7 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,599.59 $8,599.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 8 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,599.59 $8,599.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $575.00 $575.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

All Years

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or Mac mini with i5 processor i7 processor
OS MacOS
Memory 16GB RAM 32GB RAM
Headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Interface/microphone USB mic: Audio-Technica AT2020 Scarlett 2i2 (the “Solo” model had 1 mic input and costs less); Mic: Shure SM57 (vocalists might consider SM58) - also requires mic cable and boom mic stand; Mic: Shure SM57 (vocalists might consider SM58) - also requires mic cable and boom mic stand
Notation software Sibelius; Alternatives Must be able to export XML and mp3 - Finale or MuseScore Sibelius (highly recommended)

Year 1 required, Year 2 recommended

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Printer Black and White Laser Printer Brother HL-L2320D

Years 2, 3, 4

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs
Software Avid ProTools software

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Hannah Burgé Luviano, program manager
hannah.burgeluviano@humber.ca
416.675.6622 ext. 3327

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

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