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Major Performance Jazz (100 credits)

Offered by: Performance     Degree: Licentiate in Music

Program Requirements

The Licentiate in Music (L.Mus.) Major Performance Jazz is a 100-credit program with options in various instruments.

Special Requirements:
1. Continuation in the program requires that a grade of A- be maintained in practical instruction/exams and ensembles.

2. Candidates must take the L.Mus. Jazz Performance 1 Examination at the end of their first year of study and the L.Mus. Jazz Performance 2 and 3 Examinations in each of the next two years if they hope to complete the program in the normal length of time.

Required Performance (48 credits)

All of the following courses:

  • MUIN 250 L.Mus. Practical Instruction 1 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Sanford Sylvan, Joanne Kolomyjec, Aline Kutan, Denys Derome, Michel Lambert, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Jennifer Swartz, Denise Lupien, Mark Fewer, Stephen Michael Algie, Ranee Y Lee, Jocelyn Couture, Maria Popescu, Alain Desgagne, Dennis Miller, Kyoko Hashimoto, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Winston Purdy, Andre J Roy, Hank Knox, Jan Jarczyk (Fall)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: Admission to the L.Mus. program by audition
  • MUIN 251 L.Mus. Practical Instruction 2 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : .

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Fall) Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Jennifer Swartz, Denise Lupien, Mark Fewer, Stephen Michael Algie, Ranee Y Lee, Jocelyn Couture, Maria Popescu, Alain Desgagne, Dennis Miller, Kyoko Hashimoto, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Winston Purdy, Andre J Roy, Hank Knox, Sanford Sylvan, Joanne Kolomyjec, Aline Kutan, Denys Derome, Michel Lambert, Steve Amirault, Andre White (Winter)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: MUIN 250
  • MUIN 252 L.Mus. Performance 1 Examination

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : .

    Terms: Winter 2013

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

    • Note: Complete descriptions are to be found under Examinations and Goals in Practical Subjects in the Music Chapter of the University Calendar.
  • MUIN 350 L.Mus. Practical Instruction 3 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Andre J Roy, Jennifer Swartz, Mark Fewer, Maria Popescu, Jan Jarczyk, Jocelyn Couture, Winston Purdy, Christopher McCann (Fall) Hank Knox (Winter)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: MUIN 251
  • MUIN 351 L.Mus. Practical Instruction 4 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : .

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Fall) Andre J Roy, Jennifer Swartz, Mark Fewer, Maria Popescu, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Winston Purdy, Christopher McCann (Winter)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: MUIN 350
  • MUIN 352 L.Mus. Performance 2 Examination

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : .

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

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

    • Note: Complete descriptions are to be found under Examinations and Goals in Practical Subjects in the Music Chapter of the University Calendar.
  • MUIN 450 L.Mus. Practical Instruction 5 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Stephane Levesque, Normand Forget (Fall) Hank Knox (Winter)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: MUIN 351
  • MUIN 451 L.Mus. Practical Instruction 6 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : .

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Normand Forget, Stephane Levesque (Winter)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: MUIN 450
  • MUIN 452 L.Mus. Performance 3 Examination

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : .

    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.

    • Note: Complete descriptions are to be found under Examinations and Goals in Practical Subjects in the Music Chapter of the University Calendar.

Complementary Performance (18 credits)

Large Ensemble Training – during every term of enrolment as a full-time or part-time student.

18 credits selected as follows:

12 credits from:

  • MUEN 563 Jazz Vocal Workshop (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    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.

  • MUEN 572 Cappella Antica (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : An ensemble of 8 to 12 voices specializing in early music. N.B. This ensemble may substitute as a Basic Ensemble in programs that specify Choral Ensemble, with Departmental approval.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Valerie Kinslow (Fall) Valerie Kinslow (Winter)

    • 4 hours
    • 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 587 Cappella McGill (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : An ensemble of 16 voices performing challenging repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. Since the expectation is a level of performance equivalent to a professional chamber ensemble, singers wishing to join this group should have had considerable ensemble experience, and advanced vocal and sight-reading skills.

    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.

    • 4 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition.
    • Note: May be taken instead of Choral Ensemble.
  • MUEN 590 McGill Winds (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Alain Cazes (Fall) Alain Cazes (Winter)

    • 4-6 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition
  • MUEN 592 Chamber Jazz Ensemble (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : This ensemble will deal with the extensive repertoire of music which exists for small jazz orchestra (9-13 instruments).

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Remi Bolduc, Jean-Nicolas Trottier (Fall) Remi Bolduc, Jean-Nicolas Trottier (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to Jazz Performance students only.
  • 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 595 Jazz Ensembles (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Ronald Di Lauro, Joseph Leo Sullivan (Fall) Ronald Di Lauro, Joseph Leo Sullivan (Winter)

    • 3-4 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.

6 credits, select Jazz Combo Training - during every term of enrolment as a full-time or part-time student. MUEN 570 Jazz Combo (1 credit x 6 semesters).

  • MUEN 570 Jazz Combo (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : A Jazz Improvisation Ensemble of approximately 4 to 9 players.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Donald Leyland Kennedy, Andre White, Allan Robert McLean, Joshua Rager, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, David Mark Gossage, David Laing, Kenneth Bibace, Chester Doxas, Remi Bolduc, Francisco J Lozano, Fraser Hollins, Christopher McCann, William V Mahar, Steve Amirault, Joel Miller, Christine Jensen, Chad Linsley, Michael Gauthier, Jan Jarczyk (Fall) Donald Leyland Kennedy, David Laing, Chester Doxas, Chad Linsley, Kenneth Bibace, Christopher McCann, Fraser Hollins, William V Mahar, Steve Amirault, Francisco J Lozano, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Andre White, Christine Jensen, Joel Miller, Remi Bolduc, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Jeffrey E H Johnston, David Mark Gossage, Paul Rushka, Michael Gauthier (Winter)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: Audition.

Required Courses (30 credits)

30 credits selected as follows:

12 credits of Theory
12 credits of Improvisation/Musicianship
6 credits of History

Theory

  • MUJZ 260 Jazz Arranging 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Introduction to concepts and techniques commonly used in jazz arranging. Notation, calligraphy and score preparation are discussed; including study of classical and contemporary scores by prominent jazz arrangers.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Joshua Rager, Donald Leyland Kennedy (Fall)

    • Corequisite: MUJZ 223.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors. Not open to students who have taken MUJZ 261D1/D2.
  • MUJZ 261 Jazz Arranging 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Consolidation of knowledge of basic concepts and techniques used in jazz arranging.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Joshua Rager, Donald Leyland Kennedy (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 260.
    • Corequisite: MUJZ 224.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors. Not open to students who have taken MUJZ 261D1/D2.
  • MUJZ 340 Jazz Composition 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Jazz composition based on the stylistic concepts of leading jazz composers. Development of a personal and creative compositional style and of control of factors such as: rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic continuity, vertical modal, and linear modal harmony, polychordal techniques, and non-functional harmonic concepts.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Alec Walkington, Jean-Nicolas Trottier (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: MUJZ 224, MUJZ 260, MUJZ 261.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors. Not open to students who have taken MUJZ 340D1/D2.
  • MUJZ 341 Jazz Composition 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : A continuation of development of a personal and creative jazz compositional style.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Remi Bolduc, Jean-Nicolas Trottier (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MUJZ 260, MUJZ 261, MUJZ 340.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors. Not open to students who have taken MUJZ 340D1/D2.

Improvisation/Musicianship

  • MUJZ 223 Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Basic improvisational concepts with emphasis on time feel, phrasing, articulation, melodic development, voice leading, harmonic control and stylistic nuance. Memorization and aural recognition of standard jazz repertoire also stressed. The aural tradition of the music is emphasized through rhythmic/melodic dictation.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Greg Clayton, Fraser Hollins (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: none.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors
  • MUJZ 224 Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Continuation of Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship MUJZ 223.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Greg Clayton, Alec Walkington (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 223.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors
  • MUJZ 423 Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Refinement of improvisational concepts in conjunction with ear training, leading towards the establishment of a personal style of playing. Complex forms and harmonies, and contemporary techniques. Memorization of large and varied repertoire is stressed. The ability to identify, transcribe and perform various melodies, rhythms, and complex harmonies by ear will be stressed.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Andre White, Remi Bolduc (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 224.
    • Corequisite: MUJZ 340.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors
  • MUJZ 424 Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Continuation of Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship MUJZ 423.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Andre White, Remi Bolduc (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 423.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors

History

  • MUJZ 187 Jazz History Survey (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : An introductory study of the principal recordings, artists and musical trends in jazz from its origins to the present day.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Andre White (Winter)

    • 3 hours
  • MUJZ 493 Jazz Performance Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : An in-depth exploration of the performance practice of leading jazz figures, primarily through the study of solo transcriptions. Comparative study of conceptual differences in time feel, ornamentation, tone quality, articulation and harmonic and melodic approach. Detailed study of major rhythm sections and their interaction with soloists.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Andre White (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: MUJZ 187, MUJZ 224.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors

Complementary Courses

4 credits from the following:

Note: Students select EITHER MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2 OR MUJZ 461D1 and MUJZ 461D2.

  • MUJZ 440D1 Advanced Jazz Composition (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : A continuation of MUJZ 340. This course will emphasize and facilitate the development of a personal and creative compositional style. Jazz aesthetics will be emphasized and explored in greater depth.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jan Jarczyk (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 340D1/D2, or MUJZ 340 and MUJZ 341
    • Corequisite: MUJZ 423
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors
    • Students must register for both MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2 together are equivalent to MUJZ 440
  • MUJZ 440D2 Advanced Jazz Composition (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : See MUJZ 440D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jean-Nicolas Trottier (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 440D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2 together are equivalent to MUJZ 440
  • MUJZ 461D1 Advanced Jazz Arranging (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : This course introduces advanced concepts in jazz writing by examining scores by historically-important jazz composers/arrangers, as well as contemporary masters. Student writing, including expanded combo, big band, and small group string projects, is geared toward public performance by McGill jazz ensembles and combos.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Joseph Leo Sullivan (Fall)

    • 2 hours
    • Prerequisites: MUJZ 340D1/D2 or both MUJZ 340 and MUJZ 341, and MUJZ 261 OR permission of instructor.
    • Corequisite: MUJZ 423.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors
    • Students must register for both MUJZ 461D1 and MUJZ 461D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUJZ 461D1 and MUJZ 461D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • MUJZ 461D2 Advanced Jazz Arranging (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : See MUJZ 461D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Joseph Leo Sullivan (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 461D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUJZ 461D1 and MUJZ 461D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
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