Applied Music
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Orchestrate your musical future with practical and up-to-date training in classical, jazz and contemporary genres.

Program Highlights

  • Personalized instrumental or vocal instruction by some of Canada's best musicians.
  • Perform at the 1,000+ seat McIntyre Performing Arts Centre at Fennell Campus.
  • Clinics and workshops with world-renowned musicians.
  • Over 100 performances annually in the community.
  • Develop your composing skills and portfolio by collaborating with Animation, TV Production, Radio and Journalism students.

What you'll learn

  • Perform in a variety of ensembles, coached by faculty.
  • Use the latest music technology in a state-of-the-art facility.
  • Compose your own arrangements and works and have them performed by student groups under your direction.
  • Participate in professional recording studio experiences.
  • Write musical scores for various productions.
  • Explore the business side of the music profession.
  • Gain the advice of industry experts.
  • Learn how to teach private lessons through practical experience working in the community.

Program Streams

Applicants may apply to only one Music Stream (contemporary or classical) on their ontariocolleges.ca application. However, any applicants that are unsure to what stream they align can call our Music department at 905-575-2144. We can help you assess which category you fit into. Typically, if you play rock or pop, you will likely fit into the contemporary category. Applications are for one instrument major only. During your audition, you may mention that you play an additional instrument and you may be given further instruction at that time. There may be opportunities to play additional instruments during your studies in ensemble classes

Tution fee varies depending upon the course you are enrolled in.

 

Availability

Instrument StreamCanadian DomesticInternational
Bass - 986September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Classical Piano - 981September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Classical Strings & Guitar - 976September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Classical Voice - 983September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Classical Winds & Brass - 977September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Contemporary Guitar - 980September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Contemporary Piano - 982September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Contemporary Voice - 984September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Drums & Percussion - 978September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

OtherSeptember 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Varies on Course type.

Opportunities

 

Mohawk Pathways 

Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Ontario College Certificate programs are eligible to enroll into the Applied Music program:

Graduates from the Applied Music program are eligible to enroll into the following Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs:

 

  • Earn a degree:
    • Athabasca University - Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations, Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies
Semester 1
Course #Course TitleHrs/WeekTotal Hours
MUSC10014Ear Training & Solfege 13.0042.00
MUSC10039Music Technology 12.0028.00
MUSC10040Improvisation 12.0028.00
MUSC10044Tonal Harmony 12.0028.00
MUSC10056Contemporary Harmony 12.0028.00
MUSC10115Ensemble 12.0024.00
MUSC10121Keyboard Skills 12.0024.00
MUSCMU150Principal Instrument(or Voice) 11.5018.00
Options Group(2): Select 1
COMM11040Communication D4.0056.00
COMMLL041Communication3.0042.00
Semester 2
Course #Course TitleHrs/WeekTotal Hours
MUSC10024Ear Training & Solfege 23.0042.00
MUSC10046Music Technology 22.0028.00
MUSC10047Improvisation 22.0028.00
MUSC10051Tonal Harmony 22.0028.00
MUSC10063Contemporary Harmony 22.0028.00
MUSC10116Ensemble 22.0024.00
MUSC10122Keyboard Skills 22.0028.00
MUSCMU250Principal Instrument(or Voice) 21.5018.00
Semester 3
Course #Course TitleHrs/WeekTotal Hours
MUSC10026Ear Training & Solfege 33.0042.00
MUSC10057Music Technology 32.0028.00
MUSC10104Music Business and Careers2.0028.00
MUSC10117Ensemble 32.0024.00
MUSCMU350Principal Instrument(or Voice) 31.5018.00
OPELXXXXXGeneral Education Elective 13.0042.00
Options Group(1): Select 1
MUSC10059Contemporary Harmony 32.0028.00
MUSC10062Tonal Harmony 32.0028.00
Options Group(2): Select 2
MUSC10061Improvisation 32.0028.00
MUSC10105Contemporary Keyboard Styles 12.0028.00
MUSCMU156Form & Analysis 12.0028.00
MUSCMU159Teaching Methods 1(Option)2.0028.00
MUSCMU164Counterpoint 12.0028.00
MUSCMU185Arranging 1 (Option)2.0028.00
MUSCMU187Conducting 1 (Option)2.0028.00
Semester 4
Course #Course TitleHrs/WeekTotal Hours
MUSC10027Ear Training & Solfege 43.0042.00
MUSC10064Music Technology 42.0028.00
MUSC10089Music Internship 12.0028.00
MUSC10118Ensemble 42.0024.00
MUSCMU450Principal Instrument(or Voice) 41.5018.00
OPELXXXXZGeneral Education Elective 23.0042.00
Options Group(1): Select 1
MUSC10066Contemporary Harmony 42.0028.00
MUSC10069Tonal Harmony 42.0028.00
Options Group(2): Select 2
MUSC10067Improvisation 42.0028.00
MUSC10107Contemporary Keyboard 22.0028.00
MUSCMU256Form & Analysis 22.0028.00
MUSCMU259Teaching Methods 2(Option)2.0028.00
MUSCMU264Counterpoint 22.0028.00
MUSCMU285Arranging 2 (Option)2.0028.00
MUSCMU287Conducting 2 (Option)2.0028.00
Semester 5
Course #Course TitleHrs/WeekTotal Hours
MUSC10029Principal Instrument and Performance2.5030.00
MUSC10096Music Internship 22.0028.00
MUSC10119Ensemble 52.0024.00
MUSC10124History of Western Music3.0042.00
Options Group(1): Select 4
MUSC10084Music Production 12.0028.00
MUSC10086Scoring for Media 12.0028.00
MUSC10087Song Writing 12.0028.00
MUSC10088Advanced Improvisation 12.0028.00
MUSC10110World Music & Rhythms 12.0028.00
MUSC10112Music Internship 32.0028.00
MUSCMU186Composition 1(Option)2.0028.00
MUSCMU359Teaching Methods 3(Option)2.0028.00
Semester 6
Course #Course TitleHrs/WeekTotal Hours
MUSC10030Principal Instrument and Performance 22.5030.00
MUSC10108Music Entrepreneurship and Portfolio Development2.0028.00
MUSC10114Popular Music and Society3.0042.00
MUSC10120Ensemble 62.0024.00
Options Group(1): Select 4
MUSC10091Music Production 22.0028.00
MUSC10093Scoring for Media 22.0028.00
MUSC10094Song Writing 22.0028.00
MUSC10095Advanced Improvisation 22.0028.00
MUSC10111World Music and Rhythms 22.0028.00
MUSC10113Music Internship 42.0028.00
MUSCMU286Composition 2 (Option)2.0028.00
MUSCMU459Teaching Methods 4(Option)2.0028.00

Additional Information

Equipment & Software Needs

The following is equipment, software and instruments to which all students who register for Winter 2021 will need to have access to be able to participate in their musical studies at Mohawk College:

  • A mobile device / computer that can regularly do the following:
    • Connect to the internet and connect to Mohawk College’s VPN as needed.
    • Run audio-video on Zoom (note: may require acquiring a webcam for some computers).
    • Access MyCanvas and your Mohawk e-mail.
    • Playback audio/video recordings smoothly.
    • Access your Mohawk College Microsoft Office account.
  • Principal Instrument: including microphones and amplifiers, as necessary for the instrument.
  • A device capable of audio and video recording yourself performing at a reasonably high resolution

Program Highlights

  • Personalized instrumental or vocal instruction by some of Canada's best musicians.
  • Perform at the 1,000+ seat McIntyre Performing Arts Centre at Fennell Campus.
  • Clinics and workshops with world-renowned musicians.
  • Over 100 performances annually in the community.
  • Develop your composing skills and portfolio by collaborating with Animation, TV Production, Radio and Journalism students.

What you'll learn

  • Perform in a variety of ensembles, coached by faculty.
  • Use the latest music technology in a state-of-the-art facility.
  • Compose your own arrangements and works and have them performed by student groups under your direction.
  • Participate in professional recording studio experiences.
  • Write musical scores for various productions.
  • Explore the business side of the music profession.
  • Gain the advice of industry experts.
  • Learn how to teach private lessons through practical experience working in the community.

Program Streams

Applicants may apply to only one Music Stream (contemporary or classical) on their ontariocolleges.ca application. However, any applicants that are unsure to what stream they align can call our Music department at 905-575-2144. We can help you assess which category you fit into. Typically, if you play rock or pop, you will likely fit into the contemporary category. Applications are for one instrument major only. During your audition, you may mention that you play an additional instrument and you may be given further instruction at that time. There may be opportunities to play additional instruments during your studies in ensemble classes

Tution fee varies depending upon the course you are enrolled in.

 

Availability

Instrument StreamCanadian DomesticInternational
Bass - 986September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Classical Piano - 981September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Classical Strings & Guitar - 976September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Classical Voice - 983September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Classical Winds & Brass - 977September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Contemporary Guitar - 980September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Contemporary Piano - 982September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Contemporary Voice - 984September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Drums & Percussion - 978September 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

OtherSeptember 2021 - OpenSeptember 2021 - 

Apply as an international student

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Varies on Course type.

Opportunities

 

Mohawk Pathways 

Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Ontario College Certificate programs are eligible to enroll into the Applied Music program:

Graduates from the Applied Music program are eligible to enroll into the following Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs:

 

  • Earn a degree:
    • Athabasca University - Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations, Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies
Semester 1
Course #Course TitleHrs/WeekTotal Hours
MUSC10014Ear Training & Solfege 13.0042.00
MUSC10039Music Technology 12.0028.00
MUSC10040Improvisation 12.0028.00
MUSC10044Tonal Harmony 12.0028.00
MUSC10056Contemporary Harmony 12.0028.00
MUSC10115Ensemble 12.0024.00
MUSC10121Keyboard Skills 12.0024.00
MUSCMU150Principal Instrument(or Voice) 11.5018.00
Options Group(2): Select 1
COMM11040Communication D4.0056.00
COMMLL041Communication3.0042.00
Semester 2
Course #Course TitleHrs/WeekTotal Hours
MUSC10024Ear Training & Solfege 23.0042.00
MUSC10046Music Technology 22.0028.00
MUSC10047Improvisation 22.0028.00
MUSC10051Tonal Harmony 22.0028.00
MUSC10063Contemporary Harmony 22.0028.00
MUSC10116Ensemble 22.0024.00
MUSC10122Keyboard Skills 22.0028.00
MUSCMU250Principal Instrument(or Voice) 21.5018.00
Semester 3
Course #Course TitleHrs/WeekTotal Hours
MUSC10026Ear Training & Solfege 33.0042.00
MUSC10057Music Technology 32.0028.00
MUSC10104Music Business and Careers2.0028.00
MUSC10117Ensemble 32.0024.00
MUSCMU350Principal Instrument(or Voice) 31.5018.00
OPELXXXXXGeneral Education Elective 13.0042.00
Options Group(1): Select 1
MUSC10059Contemporary Harmony 32.0028.00
MUSC10062Tonal Harmony 32.0028.00
Options Group(2): Select 2
MUSC10061Improvisation 32.0028.00
MUSC10105Contemporary Keyboard Styles 12.0028.00
MUSCMU156Form & Analysis 12.0028.00
MUSCMU159Teaching Methods 1(Option)2.0028.00
MUSCMU164Counterpoint 12.0028.00
MUSCMU185Arranging 1 (Option)2.0028.00
MUSCMU187Conducting 1 (Option)2.0028.00
Semester 4
Course #Course TitleHrs/WeekTotal Hours
MUSC10027Ear Training & Solfege 43.0042.00
MUSC10064Music Technology 42.0028.00
MUSC10089Music Internship 12.0028.00
MUSC10118Ensemble 42.0024.00
MUSCMU450Principal Instrument(or Voice) 41.5018.00
OPELXXXXZGeneral Education Elective 23.0042.00
Options Group(1): Select 1
MUSC10066Contemporary Harmony 42.0028.00
MUSC10069Tonal Harmony 42.0028.00
Options Group(2): Select 2
MUSC10067Improvisation 42.0028.00
MUSC10107Contemporary Keyboard 22.0028.00
MUSCMU256Form & Analysis 22.0028.00
MUSCMU259Teaching Methods 2(Option)2.0028.00
MUSCMU264Counterpoint 22.0028.00
MUSCMU285Arranging 2 (Option)2.0028.00
MUSCMU287Conducting 2 (Option)2.0028.00
Semester 5
Course #Course TitleHrs/WeekTotal Hours
MUSC10029Principal Instrument and Performance2.5030.00
MUSC10096Music Internship 22.0028.00
MUSC10119Ensemble 52.0024.00
MUSC10124History of Western Music3.0042.00
Options Group(1): Select 4
MUSC10084Music Production 12.0028.00
MUSC10086Scoring for Media 12.0028.00
MUSC10087Song Writing 12.0028.00
MUSC10088Advanced Improvisation 12.0028.00
MUSC10110World Music & Rhythms 12.0028.00
MUSC10112Music Internship 32.0028.00
MUSCMU186Composition 1(Option)2.0028.00
MUSCMU359Teaching Methods 3(Option)2.0028.00
Semester 6
Course #Course TitleHrs/WeekTotal Hours
MUSC10030Principal Instrument and Performance 22.5030.00
MUSC10108Music Entrepreneurship and Portfolio Development2.0028.00
MUSC10114Popular Music and Society3.0042.00
MUSC10120Ensemble 62.0024.00
Options Group(1): Select 4
MUSC10091Music Production 22.0028.00
MUSC10093Scoring for Media 22.0028.00
MUSC10094Song Writing 22.0028.00
MUSC10095Advanced Improvisation 22.0028.00
MUSC10111World Music and Rhythms 22.0028.00
MUSC10113Music Internship 42.0028.00
MUSCMU286Composition 2 (Option)2.0028.00
MUSCMU459Teaching Methods 4(Option)2.0028.00

Additional Information

Equipment & Software Needs

The following is equipment, software and instruments to which all students who register for Winter 2021 will need to have access to be able to participate in their musical studies at Mohawk College:

  • A mobile device / computer that can regularly do the following:
    • Connect to the internet and connect to Mohawk College’s VPN as needed.
    • Run audio-video on Zoom (note: may require acquiring a webcam for some computers).
    • Access MyCanvas and your Mohawk e-mail.
    • Playback audio/video recordings smoothly.
    • Access your Mohawk College Microsoft Office account.
  • Principal Instrument: including microphones and amplifiers, as necessary for the instrument.
  • A device capable of audio and video recording yourself performing at a reasonably high resolution