The Music Department of Vanier College offers five programs,
each of which emphasizes the development of performance skills
through private study and in small and large ensembles like the
Vanier College Choirs, Concert Band, Guitar, Wind, Brass, Percussion,
Jazz and Classical Ensembles. Soloists and ensembles are
featured in a series of weekly noon-hour concerts as well as
in occasional gala performances. Our programs offer a wide
range of technology courses including recording techniques, MIDI
applications (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) and computer-integrated
ear training and theory programs. Our facilities offer students
a modern twelve-station computer lab and two digital recording
studios. Students may also choose from an array of
course electives including composition, technology, demo production,
a second instrument, ensembles and combos.
Pre University Music (SRAM 501.0A)
This is a two-year pre-university program that prepares students
for further music studies at the university level. Students concentrate
on the development of performance skills through private study
and in ensembles such as the Vanier College Choirs, Concert Band,
Guitar, Wind, Brass, Percussion, and Jazz Ensembles. These are
featured in a series of weekly noon hour concerts as well as
in occasional gala performances.
Our program also offers a wide range of technology courses including
recording techniques, MIDI applications (Musical Instrument Digital
Interface) and computer-integrated ear training and theory programs.
Our facilities offer students a modern ten-station computer lab
and two digital recording studios.
Students may also choose from an array of course electives including
composition, a second instrument, jazz performance, and demo
Professional Music and Song Techniques 551.A0 (SRAM 551.A0)
- Composition & Arrangement
This new three-year program, which will be harmonized with the
revised two-year pre-university program (Music 501.A0), includes
study of the student's instruments, music technology, and courses
in commercial, jazz and studio music. There is also instruction
in writing, arranging and performing contemporary music. This
program will prepare students to perform popular music in recording,
radio and television studios as well as in clubs and restaurants.
Double DEC in Science and Music (SRAM 200.11)
The Double DEC in Music & Science 200.51 is a pre-university
program intended for students with an aptitude for both Music
and Science. During six semesters, students will receive all
the required courses for both Programs, and upon completion of
the DEC, would be eligible to enter university in either a Science
or Music program. Interested students must meet the entrance
requirements of both the Music and Science Departments at Vanier
Double DEC in Social Science and Music (SRAM 300.11)
The Social Science and Music Double DEC is designed for students with an aptitude and interest in both Music and social sciences.
During six semesters, (three years) students will receive all the required courses for both pre-university diplomas. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive both a Social Science and a Music Diploma in Collegial Studies and are eligible for further studies at university in either field.
Double DEC in Modern Language and Music (SRAM 500.11)
The Modern Languages and Music Double DEC Program offers students the study of both music and languages at college in order to prepare for further studies at university in either of these fields. The student will take all the courses associated with both the Modern Languages DEC and the Pre-university Music DEC in six semester.
Modern Languages provides the option of studying two or three languages. The student who chooses three languages will reach the advanced level in one language and the intermediate level in the other two (L1). The student who chooses two languages will reach the advanced level in both languages (L2). Students do not need to choose between these two options until Semester Three.
Click here for General Requirements
for Admission to Cegep
Applicants with post-secondary education will be evaluated
on their overall academic performance and prerequisite standing.
Specific Program Requirements and Instrument Codes for
all Music Programs
Music 569-502 or equivalent music training.
in the principal instrument and an evaluation test in theory
and ear training are required. These are usually held on the
first or second weekend in March.
Specific Entrance Requirements for Science Programs
(Necessary for students applying to the Double DEC in Music and
Secondary School courses
Math 565-406 and 565-506
or Cegep equivalents
or Adult Education equivalents
MTH 5101 to 5111 inclusive
PHS 5041, 5042 and 5043 with labs
CHE 5041, 5042 and 5043 with labs
In February, applicants to the Autumn semester Music program may contact
the Music department about their audition apppointment. Prior to the
March 1st deadline, applicants are encouraged to submit to the Music
department a resumé of their musical training and experience.
In order to graduate with a DEC, you must pass 14 General Education
courses, an English Exit Examination and Comprehensive Assessment
(Épreuve synthèse de programme) by the end
of your final semester.
Complementary Music Courses
The Music Department also offers complementary courses to students
in other programs. These courses include: Choir, Concert Band,
piano workshops, film music, popular music and international
For More Information
e-mail the Music Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Music Department at (514) 744-7500 x 6039.
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or (514) 744-7500.