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Music (MUAR) Faculty

Music (MUAR) Faculty

Department of Music Research Chair
Lloyd Whitesell
Department of Performance Chair
André Roy
Adviser (B.A./B.Sc. Music programs)
  • B. Minorgan
  • 514-398-4535, ext. 6333
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Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Music (18 credits)

Please note, changes are planned for the Minor Concentration Music for the Fall 2010 term. Please contact the program adviser Prof. Bruce Minorgan by telephone at 514-398-6333 for guidance on course selection. The revised program requirements should be published prior to the start of the Fall term.

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Music.

Prerequisite Courses

Students who have not successfully completed the diagnostic placement exams for the required courses for this program will be asked to register for one or both of the courses below. These courses may not be counted toward the 18 credits of the program requirements.

MUTH 110 (3) Melody and Counterpoint
MUTH 111 (3) Elementary Harmony and Analysis

Required Courses (6 credits)

Prior to registering for each required course, students must take a diagnostic placement exam. If the appropriate level is not achieved on the examination, students will be asked to register for one or both of the prerequisite courses.

MUTH 210 (3) Tonal Theory and Analysis 1
MUTH 211 (3) Tonal Theory and Analysis 2

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits selected as follows:

9 credits in Music History, Literature or Performance Practice chosen from courses with the MUHL subject code at the 300-level. An historical performance practice course with the MUPP subject code may be taken with Departmental permission.

3 credits in Music Theory chosen from courses with the MUTH subject code at the 300-level.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Music (36 credits)

Please note, changes are planned for the Major Concentration Music for the Fall 2010 term. Please contact the program adviser Prof. Bruce Minorgan by telephone at 514-398-6333 for guidance on course selection. The revised program requirements should be published prior to the start of the Fall term.

This Major Concentration studies music as a vital art form in contemporary society and in the history of Western civilization. Its central purpose emphasizes music within broader intellectual and cultural contexts; the Concentration's premise is that, as a product of culture, music must be considered in relation to the other humanistic disciplines. This degree could be an excellent preparation for graduate work in music (musicology, music theory, music librarianship, music journalism, arts administration) or for professional studies in other fields.

Students in the Major Concentration MUST consult the Adviser PRIOR to registration each year. Questions regarding the requirements of the B.A. Multi-track System and especially elective courses should be addressed to Arts OASIS in Dawson Hall.

Prerequisite Courses

Students who have not successfully completed the diagnostic placement exams for the required courses for this program will be asked to register for one or more of the courses below. These courses may not be counted toward the 36 credits of the program requirements.

MUSP 129 (2) Musicianship 1
MUSP 131 (2) Musicianship 2
MUSP 170 (1) Musicianship (Keyboard) 1
MUSP 171 (1) Musicianship (Keyboard) 2
MUSP 172 (1) Keyboard Lab 2
MUTH 110 (3) Melody and Counterpoint
MUTH 111 (3) Elementary Harmony and Analysis

Required Courses (13 credits)

Prior to registering for the required courses MUSP 229, MUSP 231, MUTH 210, and MUTH 211, students must take the diagnostic placement exams. If the appropriate level is not achieved on the examination, students will be asked to register for one or more prerequisite courses.

MUHL 570 (3) Research Methods in Music
MUSP 229 (2) Musicianship 3
MUSP 231 (2) Musicianship 4
MUTH 210 (3) Tonal Theory and Analysis 1
MUTH 211 (3) Tonal Theory and Analysis 2

Complementary Courses (23 credits)

23 credits selected as indicated below. Students must meet with a program adviser prior to registration each year for guidance on course selection.

Music History, Literature or Performance Practice

9 credits in Music History, Literature or Performance Practice chosen from courses with the MUHL subject code at the 300-level. An historical performance practice course with the MUPP subject code may be taken with Departmental permission.

Music Theory

6 credits in Music Theory chosen from courses with the MUTH subject code at the 300-level.

MUCO, MUHL, MUTH Courses

8 credits of MUCO, MUHL, and MUTH courses selected from the list below.

Note: In addition to the courses in the list below, a maximum of 3 credits of Music History (MUHL subject code) at the 300-level may be included.

*Note: In the list below, because of overlap of the course content, only one of MUTH 310 or MUTH 327 may be taken.

**Note: In the list below, because of overlap of the course content, only one of MUTH 311 or MUTH 427D1/D2 may be taken.

MUCO 230D1 (2) The Art of Composition
MUCO 230D2 (2) The Art of Composition
MUCO 260 (2) Instruments of the Orchestra
MUCO 261 (2) Orchestration 1
MUHL 220 (3) Women in Music
MUTH 202 (3) Modal Counterpoint 1
MUTH 204 (3) Tonal Counterpoint 1
MUTH 302 (3) Modal Counterpoint 2
MUTH 304 (3) Tonal Counterpoint 2
MUTH 310* (3) Mid and Late 19th-Century Theory and Analysis
MUTH 311** (3) 20th-Century Theory and Analysis
MUTH 327* (4) 19th-Century Analysis
MUTH 427D1** (2) 20th-Century Analysis
MUTH 427D2** (2) 20th-Century Analysis
MUTH 522D1 (3) Advanced Counterpoint
MUTH 522D2 (3) Advanced Counterpoint
MUTH 523D1 (3) Advanced Harmony
MUTH 523D2 (3) Advanced Harmony
MUTH 528 (3) Schenkerian Theory and Analysis
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Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Music (MUAR) Related Programs

Music (MUAR) Related Programs

Minor Concentration in Music Technology

Minor Concentration in Music Technology

(18 credits) (Non-Expandable)

The Minor Concentration in Music Technology was retired effective Fall 2008. Students currently registered in the program should consult their program adviser for guidance.

Minor in Musical Applications of Technology

Minor in Musical Applications of Technology

(18 credits) (Non-Expandable)

[Program registration cannot be done via Minerva.]

Detailed information about this program is found under Schulich School of Music > Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Minor Musical Applications of Technology (18 credits).

Minor in Musical Science and Technology

Minor in Musical Science and Technology

(18 credits) (Non-Expandable)

[Program registration cannot be done via Minerva.]

Detailed information about this program is found under Schulich School of Music > Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Minor Musical Science and Technology (18 credits).

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Music (MUAR)

Location

Location

  • Strathcona Music Building
  • 555 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3

About Music Programs in Arts

About Music Programs in Arts

Available within the Faculty of Arts are a Major and a Minor Concentration in Music. Arts students may also apply to the Minor in Musical Applications of Technology and the Minor in Musical Science and Technology.

Admission to the B.A. program is granted according to criteria established by the Faculty of Arts.

Students in the B.A. Freshman Program who are considering a Music Concentration should see the Freshman Adviser in Arts OASIS in Dawson Hall. They should also see the Music Adviser in order to ensure that they include any necessary prerequisite Music courses (based on the results of placement examinations) in their first-year selection.

Students interested in a more intensive music program, including practical instruction on an instrument or in voice and additional ensemble participation, should consider the B.Mus. degree or the diplomas offered by the Schulich School of Music; see Schulich School of Music > Degrees and Diplomas Offered.

Music Ensembles

Music Ensembles

Arts students may, with the permission of the instructor and the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) of the Faculty of Arts, participate in one of the following ensembles in a given year. Auditions are held starting the week prior to the beginning of classes in September and continuing during that first week. The schedule and requirements for these auditions are available at the end of June from the Department of Performance office, 514-398-4542. Normally both the Fall and Winter sections of an ensemble are taken in the same academic year.

 
MUEN 496 (4) Opera Studio
MUEN 560 (1) Chamber Music Ensemble
MUEN 589 (1) Woodwind Ensembles
MUEN 590 (2) McGill Winds
MUEN 591 (1) Brass Ensembles
MUEN 593 (2) Choral Ensembles
MUEN 594 (2) Contemporary Music Ensemble
MUEN 595 (2) Jazz Ensembles
MUEN 597 (2) Orchestral Ensembles
MUEN 598 (1) Percussion Ensembles

Courses Offered by The Schulich School of Music as electives for students in the Faculties of Arts, Science, and Education

Courses Offered by The Schulich School of Music as electives for students in the Faculties of Arts, Science, and Education

The courses referred to below are also open to students from other faculties. Other Music courses may be taken by qualified students from other faculties providing they obtain permission from the relevant department in the Schulich School of Music and from the Associate Dean of their own faculty.

All courses with the prefix MUAR.

These are considered to be courses taught in the Faculty of Arts, but they cannot be credited toward the B.A. or B.Sc. Music programs.

The Music History and Literature (MUHL), Music Theory and Analysis (MUTH), and Music Technology (MUMT) courses listed below are considered by the Faculty of Arts as courses taught in the Faculty; however, the Faculty of Science considers them to be courses taught outside of the Faculty.

These courses are intended for students who have at least high school matriculation music or the equivalent. Students who do not have the formal music prerequisites require the permission of the Chair of the Department of Music Research to register for any of these courses.

MUHL (Music History and Literature)
MUHL 186 (3) Western Musical Traditions
MUHL 286 (3) Critical Thinking about Music
MUHL 220 (3) Women in Music
MUTH (Music Theory and Analysis)
Students not in the B.A. or B.Sc. Music programs are not required to take the corequisites for the following MUTH courses. However, students intending later to enter either the B.A. Major Concentration or the B.Mus. program would then be required to sit placement tests in Musicianship and Keyboard Proficiency and may be required to take the corequisite courses.
MUTH 150 (3) Theory and Analysis 1
MUTH 151 (3) Theory and Analysis 2
MUTH 250 (3) Theory and Analysis 3
MUTH 251 (3) Theory and Analysis 4
MUMT (Music Technology)
MUMT 202 (3) Fundamentals of New Media
MUMT 203 (3) Introduction to Digital Audio
MUMT 301 (3) Music and the Internet
MUMT 302 (3) New Media Production 1
MUMT 303 (3) New Media Production 2
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Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)