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

Offered by: Music     Degree: Master of Music

Program Requirements

Orchestral, Wind Band, and Choral

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 prerequisite courses may be assigned as additional courses based on transcript review:

MUPD 560 - Intro to Research Methods in Music
MUSP 170 - Musicianship (Keyboard) 1
MUSP 171 - Musicianship (Keyboard) 2

Choral Conducting:
MUCT 235 - Vocal Techniques
MUCO 261 - Orchestration 1
MUHL 397 - Choral Literature after 1750

Orchestral and Wind Conducting:
4 credits of:
MUCO 261 - Orchestration 1 (2 credits)
MUCO 360 - Orchestration 2 (2 credits)
MUCO 460 - Orchestration 3 (2 credits)
and:
MUHL 389 - Orchestral Literature or MUHL 398 - Wind Ensemble Literature after 1750

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

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 603 Recital Project 4 (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Concerto performance with orchestra (for the concerto competition or other competition in Montreal) or supporting 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.

    • Supporting Opera Role as defined by the American Musical Artists' website (http://musicalartists.org), Supporting, 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.

* Solo Recital.
** Concerto only.

Required Course

  • 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.

Complementary Semiars (9 credits)

One of 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 (9 credits)

Three terms of:

  • MUEN 564 Conducting Workshop (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Workshop for conductors that provides rehearsal podium time with various ensembles as relevant to students' specialty.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Rudolf-Alexius Hauser (Fall) Rudolf-Alexius Hauser (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to graduate students in conducting or with the permission of the instructor

2 credits:

  • MUPG 646 Score- and Sight-Reading 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Playing operatic piano-vocal scores at sight. Realizing at the piano operatic orchestral scores with emphasis on repertoire from before 1800.

    Terms: Fall 2012

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

  • MUPG 647 Score- and Sight-Reading 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Playing operatic piano-vocal scores at sight. Realizing at the piano operatic orchestral scores with emphasis on repertoire from after 1800.

    Terms: Winter 2013

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

4 credits:

  • MUPG 580 Rehearsal Techniques for Conductors 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Exploration of rehearsal techniques used by conductors and coaches in a variety of different settings (at McGill and in the larger Montreal community) including orchestra, orchestra sectionals, contemporary music ensembles, wind ensembles, early music ensembles, choral ensembles, jazz band, chamber music ensembles, and opera and various classes such as Song Interpretation 2 through observation and discussion.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Rudolf-Alexius Hauser (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in choral, wind, and orchestra conducting or with the permission of instructor
  • MUPG 680 Rehearsal Techniques for Conductors 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Continuation of MUPG 580 Rehearsal Techniques for Conductors 1.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Alain Cazes (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in choral, wind, and orchestra conducting or with the permission of instructor
Schulich School of Music—2012-2013 (last updated Jan. 8, 2013) (disclaimer)