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Master of Music (M.Mus.); Performance: Organ and Church Music (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 based on transcript review:

MUPD 560 - Introduction to Research Methods in Music
MUPG 272D1/D2 - Continuo.

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:

  • 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.
  • MUPG 607 Interdisciplinary Project 2 (6 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); performance and actor/dancer collaboration, participant as co-researcher in CIRMMT study including participation in analysis of data, 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 commission of 10-20 minutes. By proposal only and approval of the Department.
  • MUPG 676 Special Project in Church Music (9 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Individualized project involving performance in church setting to include both organ performance and choral direction.

    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.

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 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.

3 credits from the following:

  • MUHL 591D1 Paleography (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : The theory and practice of musical transcription for the period 1100 to 1600. Black modal notation, Franconian notation, French and Italian Ars Nova notation, Mannerism, white mensural notation, proportions, and lute and keyboard tablatures will be studied.

    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.

    • 1 hour
    • 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: U3 honours students in History
    • Normally alternates with MUHL 529
    • Students must register for both MUHL 591D1 and MUHL 591D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUHL 591D1 and MUHL 591D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • MUHL 591D2 Paleography (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : See MUHL 591D1 for course description.

    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: MUHL 591D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUHL 591D1 and MUHL 591D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • MUTH 602 Keyboard Modal Counterpoint (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Advanced study of polyphonic techniques of the renaissance period through written exercises, in-depth written case study, and improvised practice at the keyboard.

    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: MUTH 202 or equivalent
    • Restrictions: Open to graduate keyboardists in early music and organ or permission of the instructor. This course may count only as the additional seminar and not as the approved graduate seminar with the prefix MUCO, MUGS, MUGT, MUHL, MUMT, MUPP, MUTH.
  • MUTH 604 Keyboard Tonal Counterpoint (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Advanced study of polyphonic techniques of tonal music through written exercises, in-depth written case study, and improvised practice at the keyboard.

    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: MUTH 204 or equivalent
    • Restrictions: Open to graduate keyboardists only or permission of the instructor. This course may count only as the additional seminar and not as the approved graduate seminar with the prefix MUCO, MUGS, MUGT, MUHL, MUMT, MUPP, MUTH.

or one graduate 3-credit seminar approved by the Department.

Complementary Performance (9 credits)

9 credits from the following:

  • 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 573 Baroque Orchestra (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Open to singers and instrumentalists, this ensemble specializes in chamber music primarily of the Baroque era.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Fall) Hank Knox (Winter)

    • 4 hours
    • Prerequisites: Audition AND MUEN 480 AND a prerequisite or corequisite of MUPP 381. Additional prerequisite for keyboard players: MUPG 372 with a grade of A-.
  • 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 593 Choral Ensembles (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Students enrolling in Choral Ensembles will be assigned to one of the above groups.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Francois Ouimet, Cristian Gort (Fall) Francois Ouimet, Peter N Schubert, Cristian Gort (Winter)

    • 4 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition.
    • Section 001 Chamber Singers: a group of approximately 24 mixed voices which explores the a cappella repertoire of all periods as well as works with chamber accompaniment.
    • Section 002 Concert Choir: an ensemble of approximately 60 voices (S.A.T.B.) which performs the repertoire from all periods appropriate to a group of this size.
    • Section 003 University Chorus: a mixed chorus of approximately 100 which performs a variety of choral material including both traditional and popular selections.
    • Section 004 Women's Chorale: an ensemble of approximately 40 women stressing the fundamentals of singing and ensemble participation.
  • MUEN 594 Contemporary Music Ensemble (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Fabrice Marandola, Cristian Gort (Fall) Cristian Gort (Winter)

    • 4 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition.
  • MUEN 597 Orchestral Ensembles (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

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

    • 6 - 7 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition.
  • MUHL 591D1 Paleography (1.5 credits) **

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : The theory and practice of musical transcription for the period 1100 to 1600. Black modal notation, Franconian notation, French and Italian Ars Nova notation, Mannerism, white mensural notation, proportions, and lute and keyboard tablatures will be studied.

    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.

    • 1 hour
    • 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: U3 honours students in History
    • Normally alternates with MUHL 529
    • Students must register for both MUHL 591D1 and MUHL 591D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUHL 591D1 and MUHL 591D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • MUHL 591D2 Paleography (1.5 credits) **

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : See MUHL 591D1 for course description.

    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: MUHL 591D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUHL 591D1 and MUHL 591D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • MUPG 672D1 Liturgical Improvisation (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : The study and practice of cantus firmus-based improvisation according to selected stylistic models so as to provide diversity of techniques, styles and tonalities. Free improvisation is studied in conjunction with C.F. improvisation. Modulation is taught in both C.F.-based and free improvisation; emphasis being placed on clarity and liturgical appropriateness.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: William Porter (Fall)

    • 1 1/2 hours
    • Students must register for both MUPG 672D1 and MUPG 672D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 672D1 and MUPG 672D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • MUPG 672D2 Liturgical Improvisation (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : See MUPG 672D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: William Porter (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUPG 672D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 672D1 and MUPG 672D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • MUPG 674 Project in Choral Conducting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Development of advanced choral conducting techniques and rehearsal skills through application in the field under supervision of master choral conductor or church musician.

    Terms: Winter 2013

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

    • Prerequisites: MUCT 315 and MUCT 235 or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Open only to students in the Organ and Church Music and Conducting programs
  • MUPG 679 Liturgical Improvisation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Continuation of MUPG 672D1/D2 Liturgical Improvisation; Acquisition of skill in improvised counterpoint to the creation of versetti, short fugal pieces and chorale preludes in traditional styles; Thoroughbass practice in regard to shaping of harmonic progression and cantus firmus harmonization.

    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: MUPG 672D1/D2
    • Restrictions: Open to graduate organ students in the Organ and Church Music program and the Early Music program. Not open to students who have taken MUPG 678.
  • MUTH 602 Keyboard Modal Counterpoint (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Advanced study of polyphonic techniques of the renaissance period through written exercises, in-depth written case study, and improvised practice at the keyboard.

    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: MUTH 202 or equivalent
    • Restrictions: Open to graduate keyboardists in early music and organ or permission of the instructor. This course may count only as the additional seminar and not as the approved graduate seminar with the prefix MUCO, MUGS, MUGT, MUHL, MUMT, MUPP, MUTH.
  • MUTH 604 Keyboard Tonal Counterpoint (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Advanced study of polyphonic techniques of tonal music through written exercises, in-depth written case study, and improvised practice at the keyboard.

    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: MUTH 204 or equivalent
    • Restrictions: Open to graduate keyboardists only or permission of the instructor. This course may count only as the additional seminar and not as the approved graduate seminar with the prefix MUCO, MUGS, MUGT, MUHL, MUMT, MUPP, MUTH.

* May be taken more than once.
** If not taken as a seminar.

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