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Master of Music (M.Mus.); Performance: Collaborative Piano (Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Music     Degree: Master of Music

Program Requirements

Applicants to the Performance program are expected to have a background in Music Theory equivalent to the B.Mus. in Performance. Applicants found to be deficient in their background preparation may be required to take certain additional music theory undergraduate courses.

The following program prerequisites may be assigned as additional required courses on the basis of transcript review:

MUPD 560 - Intro to Research Methods in Music

4 credits of:
MUPG 210 - Italian Diction (2 credits)
MUPG 211 - French Diction (2 credits)
MUPG 212 - English Diction (2 credits)
MUPG 213 - German Diction (2 credits)

6 credits of:
MUHL 372 - Solo Song Outside Germany and Austria (3 credits)
MUHL 377 - Baroque Opera (3 credits)
MUHL 387 - Opera from Mozart to Puccini (3 credits)
MUHL 388 - Opera after 1900 (3 credits)
MUHL 390 - German Lied (3 credits)

Thesis Performance (27 credits)

18 credits:

  • MUIN 620 Performance Tutorial 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual instrumental, vocal, conducting, collaborative piano or operatic tutorial. Technical and interpretive development, preparation of thesis performance projects.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Marina Mdivani, Claire Guimond, Sylvain Bergeron, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Kyoko Hashimoto, Ilya Poletaev, Normand Forget, Carolyn Christie, Stephane Levesque, John Zirbel, Andre J Roy, Ali Yazdanfar, Stephen Michael Algie, Joanne Kolomyjec, Maria Popescu, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Sanford Sylvan, Erik Eriksson, Rudolf-Alexius Hauser, Simon Aldrich, Matt Haimovitz, Andrew Dunn, Paul A Merkelo, Michael McMahon, Aline Kutan, Mark Fewer, Denise Lupien, Robert Crowley, Jennifer Swartz, Elizabeth Dolin, Theodore Baskin, James Box, Timothy Hutchins, Eric Chappell, Jacqueline Leclair, Yegor Dyachkov, Brian Robinson (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 620
  • MUIN 621 Performance Tutorial 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Additional individual instrumental, vocal, conducting, collaborative piano or operatic tutorial according to area of performing specialization.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Kyoko Hashimoto (Fall) Marina Mdivani, Claire Guimond, Sylvain Bergeron, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Kyoko Hashimoto, Ilya Poletaev, Normand Forget, Carolyn Christie, Stephane Levesque, John Zirbel, Andre J Roy, Ali Yazdanfar, Stephen Michael Algie, Joanne Kolomyjec, Maria Popescu, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Sanford Sylvan, Erik Eriksson, Rudolf-Alexius Hauser, Simon Aldrich, Matt Haimovitz, Andrew Dunn, Paul A Merkelo, Michael McMahon, Aline Kutan, Mark Fewer, Denise Lupien, Robert Crowley, Jennifer Swartz, Jacqueline Leclair, Elizabeth Dolin, Theodore Baskin, James Box, Timothy Hutchins, Eric Chappell, Yegor Dyachkov, Brian Robinson, Jun-Yuan Chen (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 621
  • MUIN 622 Performance Tutorial 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual tutorial according to area of performing specialization. Interpretative preparation of thesis performance projects and development of individual artistic vision.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Andrew Dunn, John Zirbel, Claire Guimond, Sylvain Bergeron, Helene Plouffe, Erik Eriksson, Kyoko Hashimoto, Marina Mdivani, Ilya Poletaev, Maria Popescu, Sanford Sylvan, Joanne Kolomyjec, Stephen Michael Algie, Stephane Levesque, Simon Aldrich, Carolyn Christie, Mark Fewer, Denise Lupien, Andre J Roy, Matt Haimovitz, Ali Yazdanfar, Paul A Merkelo, Jun-Yuan Chen, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Abe Kestenberg (Fall) Kyoko Hashimoto, Ilya Poletaev, Rudolf-Alexius Hauser, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Normand Forget, Andre J Roy, Sanford Sylvan, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 622
  • MUPG 600 Recital Project 1 (9 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Solo recital, collaborative piano recital, conducting recital or principal Opera Role (by audition) with program notes.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

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

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 660, MUPG 660D1/D2 or MUPG 665D1/D2
    • Solo recital (60-70 minutes), collaborative piano recital (60-70 minutes), conducting recital (30-40 minutes) or Principal Opera Role as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists' website (http://musicalartists.org), Lead, Schedule C
  • MUPG 653 Opera Coach Project (9 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Preparation and performance of standard operatic repertoire and programme notes.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

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

* Students may take MUPG 653 or MUPG 600.

9 credits from the following:

  • MUPG 601 Recital Project 2 (9 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Solo recital, collaborative piano recital, conducting recital or principal opera role (by audition) with program notes. May include chamber music providing none of the repertoire was prepared in a chamber ensemble taken for credit.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

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

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 667, MUPG 667D1/D2, MUPG 657 or MUPG 657D1/D2
    • Solo recital (60-70 minutes), collaborative piano recital (60-70 minutes), conducting recital (30-40 minutes) or principal opera role (by audition) as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists' website (http://musicalartists.org), Lead, Schedule C
  • MUPG 602 Recital Project 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Recital, conducting recital or featured opera role (by audition) with program notes.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

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

    • Recital (30-40 minutes), conducting recital (20-30 minutes) or featured opera role (by audition) as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists' website (http://musicalartists.org), Featured, Schedule C
  • MUPG 605 Recording Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Recording project with liner notes.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

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

    • Limited enrolment; admissions by proposal only and with approval of the Department; additional fees apply.
  • MUPG 606 Interdisciplinary Project 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Research-creation involving collaboration between different disciplines resulting in a new work, interpretation or contribution to knowledge presented in public (i.e., performer-composer commission; performer and actor/dancer collaboration, subject in CIRMMT research study, etc) with program notes as relevant.

    Terms: Winter 2013

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

    • Performer-composer composition of 5-10 minutes. By proposal only and with approval of the Department.
  • MUPG 614 Quick Study (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Preparation and performance of short program of vocal, operatic, or collaborative piano repertoire in a limited three week time frame.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

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

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 663 or MUPG 663D1/D2 or MUPG 655 or MUPG 656 or MUPG 656D1/D2
    • 20-25 minutes of repertoire
  • MUPG 653 Opera Coach Project (9 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Preparation and performance of standard operatic repertoire and programme notes.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

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

  • MUPG 654 Opera Coach Performance (6 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Preparation and performance of specialized operatic repertoire and program notes.

    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.

* Students may take either MUPG 653 (if not already taken) or MUPG 601 (if MUPG 600 not already taken).

Required Courses (3 credits)

  • MUGS 605 Graduate Performance Colloquium

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Graduate Faculty Music Courses : Participation in three professional development workshops or research colloquium approved by the department on topics such as performance pedagogy, academic teaching, music production, copyright, business, grantsmanship, etc. Students participate in each semester of residency until requirements have been met.

    Terms: Fall 2012

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

  • MUPG 687 Collaborative Piano Repertoire 1: Song (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Issues in collaborative piano song repertoire and performance in different genres and musical styles.

    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.

    • Prerequisite: MUEN 556 or equivalent or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in collaborative piano or with the permission of the instructor
  • MUPG 688 Collaborative Piano Repertoire 2: Instrumental (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Issues in collaborative piano instrumental repertoire and performance in different genres and musical styles.

    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.

    • Prerequisite: MUEN 556 or equivalent or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in collaborative piano or with the permission of the instructor
  • MUPG 689 Collaborative Piano Rep.3: Orch. Reduction, Opera, Oratorio (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Issues in collaborative piano orchestral reduction, opera, oratorio and performance in different genres and musical styles.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jordan James de Souza (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MUEN 556 or equivalent or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in collaborative piano or with permission of the instructor

Complementary Seminars (9 credits)

3 credits from the following:

One approved graduate 3-credit seminar with the prefix MUCO, MUGS, MUGT, MUHL, MUMT, MUPP, or MUTH.

One additional graduate 3-credit seminar approved by the Department.

Complementary Performance (6 credits)

Two terms of:

  • MUEN 584 Studio Accompanying (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Highly qualified accompanists will be assigned to work independently with studio teachers and their students.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Joanne Kolomyjec, Maria Popescu (Fall) Joanne Kolomyjec, Maria Popescu, Denise Lupien, Jacqueline Leclair (Winter)

    • 4 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUEN 583 (formerly MUEN 483); or MUEN 556

4 credits from the following (may be repeated unless otherwise noted):

  • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Douglas McNabney, Kyoko Hashimoto, Brian Robinson, Ali Yazdanfar, Andrew Dunn, Denys Derome, Andre J Roy, Elizabeth Dolin, Jennifer Swartz, Normand Forget, Cindy Shuter, Abe Kestenberg, Russell Devuyst, Baptiste Rodrigues, Jacqueline Leclair, Stephane Levesque, Simon Aldrich, Dennis Miller, Stephane Beaulac, Caroline Lizotte, Matt Haimovitz (Fall) Douglas McNabney, Brian Robinson, Ali Yazdanfar, Matt Haimovitz, Abe Kestenberg, Andrew Dunn, Elizabeth Dolin, Dennis Miller, Normand Forget, Cindy Shuter, Jennifer Swartz, Stephane Beaulac, Carissa Klopoushak, Alain Cazes, Andre J Roy, Kyoko Hashimoto, Jun-Yuan Chen, Baptiste Rodrigues, Axel Strauss, Stephane Levesque, Jacqueline Leclair, Simon Aldrich, Russell Devuyst, Alexander David Johnson (Winter)

  • MUEN 561 2nd Chamber Music Ensemble (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Chamber music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Abe Kestenberg, Denys Derome, Russell Devuyst, Douglas McNabney, Caroline Lizotte, Normand Forget, Lena Weman Eriksson (Fall) Douglas McNabney, Matt Haimovitz, Jacqueline Leclair, Kyoko Hashimoto, Normand Forget, Alain Cazes, Andrew Dunn, Jennifer Swartz, Elizabeth H MacMillan, Dennis Miller (Winter)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: Audition.
  • MUEN 579 Song Interpretation 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Michael McMahon (Fall) Anja Strauss, Kyoko Hashimoto (Winter)

  • MUEN 580 Early Music Ensemble (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : An ensemble of 4-6 vocalists and instrumentalists which performs music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elizabeth H MacMillan, Valerie Kinslow, Sylvain Bergeron, Lena Weman Eriksson, Natalie Michaud, Helene Plouffe (Fall) Valerie Kinslow, Elizabeth H MacMillan, Natalie Michaud, Helene Plouffe, Matthew Dixon Jennejohn, Lena Weman Eriksson, Tom Beghin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Audition. Prerequisite or corequisite for keyboard players: MUPG 272.
  • MUEN 584 Studio Accompanying (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Highly qualified accompanists will be assigned to work independently with studio teachers and their students.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Joanne Kolomyjec, Maria Popescu (Fall) Joanne Kolomyjec, Maria Popescu, Denise Lupien, Jacqueline Leclair (Winter)

    • 4 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUEN 583 (formerly MUEN 483); or MUEN 556
  • MUEN 585 Sonata Masterclass (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Exploration of the vast literature for sonatas with piano and instrument, including multiple issues of ensemble preparation and performing.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Kyoko Hashimoto (Fall) Kyoko Hashimoto (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUEN 583 (formerly MUEN 483); or MUEN 556; or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Limited to 4 advanced pianists and 4 instrumentalists.
  • MUEN 596 Opera Repetiteur (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Supervised coaching of singers, and playing of scenes and productions; rehearsal pianists and backstage conducting responsibilities.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Patrick Hansen (Fall) Patrick Hansen (Winter)

    • 6 hours
    • Restriction: Open by audition to advanced pianists, and to students in conducting, who are interested in training as operatic coaches. Students enrolled for piano instruction at McGill must also have their practical teacher's approval
  • MUPG 670 Advanced Continuo 1 (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A historically-oriented study of the principles of figured bass. Standard idioms from historical treatises will be introduced. Preparation of operatic excerpts from the standard high Baroque repertory is required.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Fall)

  • MUPG 671 Advanced Continuo 2 (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A study of the many different styles of figured bass accompaniment as revealed in contemporary sources. The emphasis will be on realization at the keyboard of representative 17th- and 18th- century operatic recitatives and arias.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Winter)

    • 2 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUPG 670

* MUPG 670 and MUPG 671 may not be repeated.

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