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Music - Cello, Bachelor of


Ministry Title: Bachelor of Music - Cello

Honours Degree


Program Code: 2206C

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 1018: Private Lesson 1: Cello Online / In-person

MAS 1018: Master Class 1: Cello 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 1019: Private Lesson 2: Cello Online

MAS 1019: Master Class 2: Cello 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 2018: Private Lesson 3: Cello Online / In-person

MAS 2018: Master Class 3: Cello 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 2019: Private Lesson 4: Cello Online

MAS 2019: Master Class 4: Cello Online / In-person 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 3018: Private Lesson 5: Cello Not Running

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 3019: Private Lesson 6: Cello 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 4018: Private Lesson 7: Cello Not Running

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 4019: Private Lesson 8: Cello 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.

  • .

    English Language Proficiency

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

  • .

    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 Pieces: Please have three selections prepared:

    A) Autumn Leaves: Play one chorus of melody, one chorus pizzicato bass line and an improvised solo (arco) on the jazz standard Autumn Leaves. It can be in any key and accompaniment is provided.

    B) Bach Suite: Play one movement of a Bach Suite for solo cello. It should demonstrate your musicality and instrumental ability.

    C) Prepared Piece: Perform any piece of your choosing. It can be a jazz composition or anything that reflects your musical interests/abilities. 

    Intonation: You will be asked to tune quickly and accurately to a piano. You will also be asked to sing and play back pitches played on a piano.

    Scales: You will be asked to play major, harmonic and melodic minor scales, two octaves, ascending and descending. For scales beginning on the C string (C, Db, D, Eb, E, F and F#), you will be asked to play 3 octave scales.

    Chords: You will be asked to arpeggiate major, minor, diminished and augmented triads.

    Sight Reading: You will be asked to read a part from existing cello literature ranging from easy to difficult.

    Your sense of time and intonation are important.

  • .

    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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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

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