Music Appreciation I&II – 4 credits (2 credits each)

In this course students will be directed to an understanding of the various phenomenon of music both textually and contextually. The purpose of this course is to help students enhance their appreciation for music as a creative tool of the imagination, as entertainment, and as a window into who we are as social beings. Part of the course also helps students to advance their listening skills, which leads to a better understand of what music actually contains. For this purpose, the course explores western classical music; American folk, popular and religious music; along with a sampling of music from non-western cultures.

 The Music Appreciation II credit is transferable to the Bachelor program, Music Appreciation I, and is a prerequisite to Music Appreciation II.


Music Literature I&II – 4 credits (2 credits each)

This course will cover the general history of music history ranging from Antiquity to 21st century without going too deep into each period. Each topics will cover an important part of the events, period of instrumental music developed, variety of music composed and the big name composers along with their infamous works.

In this course, students will be encouraged in learning how to analyze and differentiate musics from different genre, types of the music: chamber, orchestra, opera, aria, solo, etc.


General Music Education – 2 credits

This course serves as an introduction to prominent theories and practices of music education. Topics will include the critical keys in understanding the basic philosophy of music pedagogy. Also learning ways to approach the subject of teaching and what it means. Challenging the students to re-think what teaching means, how does it place, in which state is the learner best suited to learn and how is the learner stimulated both externally and internally.

Later class will focus on the contributions of Kodaly, Orff, and Dalcroze but other relevant pedagogical strategies are also examined.


Aural Musicianship I, II, III, IV – 8 credits (2 credits each)

Aural and Musicianship are two complementary courses that should be take consecutively. This course provides a strong foundation of basic aural skills with emphasis in instilling the pitch of absolute Do. It develops a strong sense and memory of simple melody and rhythmic patterns through intensive drills in class and guided practice. It also introduces major and harmonic minor scales.


Primary Instrument I, II, III, IV – 8 credits (2 credits each)

Primary Instrument is a series of consecutive class in which each student will have a one-on-one lesson to perform at their chosen instrument, under the guidance of highly qualified lecturer. Through each course, the 'level' of the repertoire will also advance. The objection of this course is to build up the concepts, knowledge, technique, aesthetic, artistry and overall musicianship of students throughout their study.


Musical Knowledge I, II, III, IV – 8 credits (2 credits each)

This course offers an in-depth study of the basic material of music, including notation of pitch and rhythm, intervals, scales and modes, key signatures and triads. Students are expected to understand the concept of rhythmic notation and meter, rhythmic relationship between note values and the conventional grouping of notes within simple and compound time signatures. Students will be able to apply this knowledge by writing or correcting bars, using simple not values, and by analysis of a short piece.

Pre-U Musical Knowledge course covers from Grade 1 up to Grade 5 standard theory materials (ABRSM/Trinity/RCM/Equivalent).


Minor Instrument I-II (4 credits)

The institution offers various minor in instrument, ranging from piano, strings, percussion, woodwind, brass, etc. Students will learn basic musicianship which initally will help to broad their understanding of other major instruments. The objectives are for students to be able to play diatonic scale and simple songs on respective instruments they choose with appropriate technique and good musicality.


Music Digital (2 credits)

As technology rapidly and fundamentally transformed the face of music industry, the creative endeavors of composers, and the way music is taught and learned, this course gives students an overview of music notation, computer-assisted instruction. MIDI, as well as internet resources and communication. Students are expected to be able to write simple music composition using music software.


Music Ensemble I – II (4 credits)

This course train students' social and musical ability to be able to produce an unique musical language that can only be achieved collaboratively. Selection of repertoire ranging from classical, jazz, contemporary, pop, and gospel. Year end class performance is required to pass this class.


Music of America (2 credits)

A survey of 19th century until end of 20th century musical period in America that will help students determine various styles of music and to develop a better understanding also to gain a new perspective.


World Music (2 credits)

World Music is a course exploring several global cultural soundscapes from an ethnomusicological perspective, emphasizing the role of music in culture, specifically how much both reflects and affects cultural identities. The goal is to understand each tradition in terms of its ways of organizing musical sound and its place both within its own culture and in the larger story of world music.


Course Name: Year End Recital (2 credits)

This course is a public performance designed to provide students with the opportunity to show their skills either in Cantata Institute of Arts Auditorium or in other public auditorium. Year End Recital must be at least 30 minutes. Students must provide a program note and poster for his/her recital. The repertoire for either recital is up to the major lecturer.


PPE (1 credit)

Performance Practice and Evaluation is the time served to provide discussion, each students receives constructive suggestion from instructor and also from other fellow student. In the end, students who finish this class are expected to have more self-critical sense in evaluating performances and more developed performance values in terms of repertoire (technique, aesthetic and artistry) and also from the psychological side (mentality) so as to produce the best possible recital.



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