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Music, Introduction to Commercial Jazz Music - Trombone


Ministry Title: Introduction to Commercial/Jazz Music

Ontario College Certificate


Program Code: JM161

Campus: Lakeshore

Length: 2 semesters starting in September

This intensive, performance-based program helps you to solidify your knowledge of the fundamentals of commercial jazz and to improve your performance skills through improvisation, repertoire development and small group ensemble performance work.

Upon graduation, you will have a clearer understanding of the field and your career potential within it. You'll have developed audition skills and be a stronger candidate for entry into music diploma/degree programs at Canadian colleges and universities.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences Online Online

MFDN 101: Theory Fundamentals 1 Online Online

MFDN 102: Aural and Reading Fundamentals 1 Online Online

MFDN 103: Song Materials 1 In-person In-person

MFDN 104: Elements of Improvisation 1 In-person In-person

MFDN 105: Keyboard Fundamentals 1 Online Online

MFDN 106: Listening and Analysis Online Online

MFDN 110: Private Lesson 1 Online Online

WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills Online Online

Semester 2

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MFDN 150: Private Lessons 2 Online

MFDN 151: Theory Fundamentals 2 Online

MFDN 152: Aural and Reading Fundamentals 2 Online

MFDN 153: Song Materials 2 Online

MFDN 154: Elements of Improvisation 2 Online

MFDN 155: Keyboard Fundamentals 2 Online

MFDN 157: Ensemble Online

Select 1 from the following courses
GNED: General 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 4 requirements:

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    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 (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    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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    Online Audition

    All applicants are required to upload an audition video that clearly demonstrates their current performance level on their major instrument. Audition requirements are detailed below. While auditions are assessed on a balance of the technical and song material presented, overall musicality and general ability are also considered as important elements in the selection process.

    Guidelines:

    • The recording must be video with audio (audio-only recordings will not be accepted);
    • The overall sound on the recording should be at a reasonably good quality level and your instrument must be clearly heard throughout the recording;
    • You must be clearly visible on the recording at all times;
    • No editing of the recording is allowed, all material should be recorded in one session;
    • Open the recording with a very short statement on your reasons for wanting to study at Humber and your musical background (roughly 1 minute);
    • The entire audition video should not exceed 20 minutes.

    Scales: One or two octaves (two octaves recommended) ascending and descending, playing 1/8th notes. Recommended M.M. Quarter note =100: Ab major (Bb for trumpets) played staccato, E major (F# for trpts.) played legato. D harmonic minor (E for trpts.) any style of articulation. F melodic minor (G for trpts.) any style of articulation.  

    Chords: One or two octaves arpeggiated ascending and descending: Bb dominant 7 (C for trpts.),Gb major 7 (Ab for trpts.), C minor 7(b5) (D for trpts.), Eb diminished 7 (F for trpts.). Recommended M.M. Quarter note = 100

    Range: A high (or low for bass trombonists) range exercise: Perform a favourite range exercise (scales,chords, or harmonics) that shows off your high (or low) range potential.

    Classical Selection: (2 to 4 minutes recommended): A lyrical or technical study, etude, or an excerpt of a concerto. No accompaniment required.

    Two Jazz Standards: Play the melody and one or more choruses of an improvised solo, 2 to 5 minutes for each tune. Suggested repertoire includes medium or up tempo tunes such as Stella By Starlight, Yardbird Suite, Just Friends, Green Dolphin St., Joy Spring, Sonnymoon For Two, I’m Old Fashioned, and slower ballads such as Body and Soul, Summertime, Georgia, Laura, In A Sentimental Mood.

    Your own choice: This selection could be a latin or brazilian tune, another jazz standard, a composition, or anything that shows off your musical interests.

     

    The three tunes above can have a live rhythm section (or just piano or guitar) accompaniment, or use playalong CD’s such as the Jamey Aebersold CD/Book series. For those who have little jazz improvising experience, do your best, we not only listen to your sound, time, technique, but also your overall potential.

    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: $4,440.64
  • international: $15,874.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
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 $350.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $2,220.32 $1,730.96
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
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 $350.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $2,220.32 $1,730.96

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $6,858.09 $7,208.09
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 $350.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,587.64
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $6,858.09 $7,208.09
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 $350.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,587.64

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

Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or Mac mini with i5 processor i7 processor
Memory 16GB RAM 32GB RAM
Other Microphone (USB mic: Audio-Technica AT2020), "MIDI Controller (semi-weighted keys, used in conjunction with software), Keyboard Only : Keystation 61 MK3 ", Headphones: Audio-Technica (optional)

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

Cathy Mitro, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3847
catherine.mitro@humber.ca

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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Print/Download Date: December 1, 2020