Singing exam content!

Here it is!

Anvil Chorus, pp. 4-6, 7-8 (from memory)

Brindisi, all SATB sections (from memory)

Va Pensiero, pp. 9 to end. (not memorized, but language and notes!)

Belleilaka, 8-10 and 13-end (from memory)

Les Mis, pp. 3-6, 41-44 (memorized)


Format for Tuesday rehearsal:

650pm — Signups by pod

700-730pm Rehearse all exam items

730-900pm Exams


915-10pm Put it all together!

Also, Armel put together a YouTube list of the songs we’re doing this term. 

See you all tomorrow!

Tuesday, Jan. 6, Auditions MOVED!

Choir Members:

If you signed up for an audition for tonight (Tuesday, Jan 6) please note the they have been moved to Tuesday, Jan. 13th same time slots. I (Dr. Yun) am suffering from a throat infection and high fever — something that would be bad to pass onto each and every one of you at the start of the new year. So, take the evening off, go to choir social if Greg and Aaron announce it and ring in the new year! First official rehearsal with our new music will be Tuesday, Jan. 20th. Looking forward to doing some wonderful music making. I apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused.

— Gerard Yun

Music courses for Winter 2015!

New music courses:

MUSIC 290: Choral Music 

Instructor: Mark Vuorinen (

Class Schedule and Location: Mon & Wed, 1:30-2:50pm, Conrad Grebel University College Room 1208

Course Description:  This course explores the vast repertoire of vocal ensemble music through an historical lens, examining the lives and music of composers who made significant contributions throughout a variety of historical and stylistic periods.  The course will progress from early Medieval examples to music of the 21st Century through listening, reading and lecture.  Topics will range fromAllegri and a cappella to Vaughan Williams, Victoria and Villancico.  By the end of the course, students will identify musical details that define a specific period of vocal music history, discuss prominent composers and their music, and identify, by listening, music from a variety of styles and genres.

Pre-requisite: Music 100 and/or departmental consent (contact instructor)


MUSIC 391/PACS 301: Music, Peace and Conflict

Instructors: Maisie Sum ( & Reina Neufeldt (

Class Schedule and Location: Mon & Wed 9:30-10:50am, Conrad Grebel University College Room1300

Course Description:  From theme songs at political rallies, to blaring AC/DC as a weapon of war, to using music for mourning and healing, music is powerful. This course explores the power of music and its relationship to peace and conflict using examples from around the world. We will examine topics such as how music expresses political dissent and is used to mobilize resistance (violent and non-violent); how music helps people to cope with and recover from trauma, violence and war; and, how it brings people together across conflict lines. Fundamental questions we consider include: Why is music so powerful?  How is music used both for conflict and peace? How can we better use music to transform conflict?

Pre-requisite: Second year standing or above (PACS); Departmental consent (MUSIC-contact instructor)


Also offered Winter 2015 term:

140: Intro to Jazz

245: World Music

246: Film (I think this is already full – or almost)

253: Medieval/Renaissance history

254: Baroque/Classical history

271: Theory 2

322: Conducting II

362: Piano Literature (only offered every 3 years!)

371: Theory 4


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New at Laurier:

“Sounds of the Sacred” (course code is GC 354) taught by Gerard Yun

This course examines global “sacred” musics within their indigenous and appropriated contexts and explores questions of philosophy (aesthetics), globalization, economics, politics, culture, religion, nationalism, identity, and cultural ethics.

Held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30-11:50 in the morning, in room 202 of the seminary building. If
anyone is interested in taking it, they have to fill out a cross-registration form and have it signed by their academic advisor and one of the secretaries in the seminary office. Cross-registration forms can be found on the registrar’s office section of the UW webpage (there’s a whole section with different forms you can fill out and print off).