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Master of Arts (M.A.); Music — Musicology (Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Music     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

Additional prerequisite courses may be assigned to candidates in Composition, Music Education, Music Theory, Music Technology, and Musicology following transcript review and/or placement exams.

Thesis Courses (30 credits)

The candidate will undertake supervised research leading to a thesis that will be an in-depth investigation in some specialized field of Musicology.

Required Course (3 credits)

  • MUHL 529 Proseminar in Musicology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)


    Music History and Literature : Study of selected methodologies in musicology through critical examination of significant texts. Topics may include approaches to historiography, biography, editing and source studies, as well as aesthetics, literary criticism, semiology, feminist musicology, and ideology critique. Works by Adler, Adorno, Dahlhaus, Kerman, McClary, Meyer, Nattiez, and Subotnik, among others, will be addressed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: MUHL 184 and MUHL 185 and MUTH 211 OR MUCO 240D1/D2 and MUSP 231 OR MUHL 286 and MUTH 250 and MUSP 241
    • Restriction: open to all students in a Major or Honours program in Music History, and to students in other programs by permission of instructor
    • Normally alternates with MUHL 591

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of graduate seminars at the 500, 600, or 700 level, approved by the Department. Normally 6 credits will be in Seminars in Musicology selected from the following:

Schulich School of Music—2012-2013 (last updated Jan. 8, 2013) (disclaimer)