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Note: Although McGill’s Schulich School of Music programs are normally closed for January admission, interested students may contact Mr. Patrick O’Neill (Patrick [dot] Oneill [at] mcgill [dot] ca) to inquire about possible availability.

Schulich School of Music

Tel.: 514 398-4541
Email: studentaffairs [dot] music [at] mcgill [dot] ca

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Music (incl. Conc. B.Mus/B.Ed)
Time and location to be confirmed

Course selection and Registration

Consult the Schulich School of Music website at www.mcgill.ca/music/current-students/undergraduate/newly-admitted. Pay particular attention to the Placement Exams, Advising and Ensemble Audition schedules.

In order to avoid late registration fees, you should register for at least one course. The final selection of courses is determined following the results of placement exams and ensemble auditions; however, all B.Mus. Music students must register for MUPD 135 and MUPD 136 during their first year of study.

The normal course load for the Schulich School of Music is 15 to 18 credits per term.

Placement Examinations

Placement examinations in Music History, Theory, Musicianship and Keyboard Proficiency will be held on (Date to be determined).

For detailed information, consult the placement examination schedule at www.mcgill.ca/music/current-students/undergraduate/newly-admitted/placement-exams.

Students admitted to the LMus and Artist Diploma programs who have been granted a BMus degree or equivalent within the past three years are exempt from music history, theory, musicianship and keyboard proficiency course requirements, and do not have to sit placement/advanced standing exams.


Time and location to be determined.

At the advising session, you will be given your placement examination results and a degree audit form. Advisers will meet with new students as a group and give program-specific advice. Advisers will then meet with students individually.

Special instructions

Music students must consult the Ensemble Audition Schedule available at www.mcgill.ca/music/current-students/undergraduate/all-students/ensembles/.