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  • VIU Music Department

    Student

    Handbook 2019 — 2020

  • i

    Table of Contents

    1. BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN JAZZ STUDIES AND DIPLOMA IN JAZZ STUDIES ....................................................... 1

    2. ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS .......................................................................................................................... 1

    3. AUDITION ..................................................................................................................................................... 1

    4. IMPORTANT DATES....................................................................................................................................... 2

    5. TIMETABLE ................................................................................................................................................... 4

    6. PROGRAMS................................................................................................................................................... 6

    7. ACADEMIC STANDING .................................................................................................................................. 6

    8. ACADEMIC ADVISER ..................................................................................................................................... 6

    9. ATTENDANCE POLICY .................................................................................................................................... 6

    10. PUNCTUALITY ............................................................................................................................................... 6

    11. SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES ........................................................................................................................ 6

    12. FACILITIES ..................................................................................................................................................... 6

    13. PRACTICE ROOMS ......................................................................................................................................... 7

    14. COMPUTER LAB ............................................................................................................................................ 7

    15. RECORDING STUDIO ..................................................................................................................................... 8

    16. MULTI-MEDIA LAB (LISTENING ROOM) ......................................................................................................... 8

    17. VIU LIBRARY ................................................................................................................................................. 8

    18. STUDENT LOCKERS ........................................................................................................................................ 8

    19. COMBOS ....................................................................................................................................................... 8

    20. PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION ...................................................................................................................... 8

    21. PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION: MAJOR INSTRUMENT .................................................................................. 8

    22. PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION: SECONDARY INSTRUMENT .......................................................................... 9

    23. PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION: MAJOR INSTRUMENT ASSESSMENT ............................................................ 9

    24. STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE ........................................................................................................................ 12

    25. DISCLAIMER ................................................................................................................................................ 12

  • VIU Music Department – Student Handbook, Fall ’19 / Spring ‘20 Page 1

    Vancouver Island University Music Department Student Handbook

    1. BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN JAZZ STUDIES AND DIPLOMA IN JAZZ STUDIES

     Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Program Information

     Jazz Studies Diploma Program Information

    The VIU Music Program is well known across Canada. It offers a four year Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies degree and a two-year Jazz Diploma:

    The program is practical and our Alumni can be found throughout this country and the U. S. performing in a wide variety of music genres. “VIU Music”, formerly known as “Mal Music” is known for its quality in teaching. VIU is an Open Access University and our students come from diverse backgrounds with varying skill levels. Currently we have space for approximately thirty-two students in the first year of study, the same number in the second year and thirty Jazz students in each of the third and fourth years. Our faculty consists of some of Canada’s best known teachers and performers.

    2. ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

    STUDENTS MUST:

    a) Grade 12 graduation or equivalent, or mature student status

    b) Meet the General Admission Requirements of VIU

    c) Display a sufficiently high level of performance and sight-reading ability on their concentration instrument (see Auditions)

    3. AUDITION

    GENERAL

    Students will perform an audition so that their eligibility to enter the Music Program can be determined. The audition panel will make recommendations regarding acceptance and placement in performance classes, placement in private music instruction, and possible required remedial work.

    Audition requirements are sent to applicants when they apply to the Music Department

    ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

    Separate auditions are held for the VIU Singers, Vocal Jazz Choir, and Jazz Ensembles. Students

    are required to attend auditions appropriate for their primary instrument.

    https://ah.viu.ca/music/bachelor-music-jazz-studies https://ah.viu.ca/music/music-diploma-jazz-studies

  • VIU Music Department – Student Handbook, Fall ’19 / Spring ‘20 Page 2

    4. IMPORTANT DATES

    Fall 2019 Semester Calendar of Key Dates

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 26 27 28 29

    Rock VIU Orientation for new 1st- year University students

    - Nanaimo

    30

    September 2

    Labour Day *VIU CLOSED*

    3

    First day of classes

    4 All Music Student

    Meeting 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    320/105

    5

    6

    9

    10

    Last day of active wait lists

    11

    Starting today, courses can only be added using Late Registration Form

    12

    13

    16 Last day to add/drop

    course before student fees calculated

    17

    18

    19

    20

    VANCOUVER ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL: WORKSHOP

    23 24 25 26 27

    30 October 1 2 3 4

    7 8 9 10 11

    14

    Thanksgiving Day *VIU CLOSED*

    15 16 17 18

    21 22 23 24 25

    28

    Last day for academic penalty-free withdrawal & switch audit credit

    29

    30

    31 Last day for overdue

    fees to be paid to avoid deregistration from Fall

    semester courses

    November 1

    4 5 6 7 8

    11 Remembrance Day

    Observed *VIU CLOSED*

    12

    STUDY DAYS

    13

    STUDY DAYS

    14

    STUDY DAYS

    15

    STUDY DAYS

    18 19 20 21 22

    25

    26 Semester-End

    Concerts

    27 Semester-End

    Concerts

    28 Semester-End

    Concerts

    29

    December 2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    Last day of classes

    9

    FIRST DAY of EXAMS

    10

    Masterclass/ Recitals

    11

    Masterclass/ Recitals

    12

    Masterclass/ Recitals

    13

    16

    17

    18 LAST DAY of EXAMS

    19

    20

    23 24 25

    *VIU CLOSED*

    26

    *VIU CLOSED*

    27

    *VIU CLOSED*

  • VIU Music Department – Student Handbook, Fall ’19 / Spring ‘20 Page 3

    Spring 2020 Semester Calendar of Key Dates

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 30

    31 January 1 New Year’s Day *VIU CLOSED*

    3 *VIU REOPENS*

    4

    6 First day of classes

    7

    8

    9

    10

    13

    Last day of active wait lists

    14 Starting today, courses

    can only be added using Late Registration form

    15

    16

    17 Last day to add/drop

    course before student fees calculated

    20 21 22 23 24

    27 28 29 30 Convocation

    31 Convocation

    February 3 4 5 6 7

    10 11 12 13 14

    17 BC Family Day *VIU CLOSED*

    18 19 20 21

    24

    STUDY DAY

    25

    STUDY DAY

    26

    STUDY DAY

    27

    STUDY DAY

    28 Last day for academic

    penalty-free withdrawal & switch audit credit

    STUDY DAY

    March 2 Students with overdue

    fees will be deregistered from all Spring semester

    classes.

    3 4 5 6

    9 10 11 12 13

    16 17 18 19 20

    23 24 25 26 27