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Major Performance Voice (105 credits)

Offered by: Performance     Degree: Licentiate in Music

Program Requirements

The Licentiate in Music (L.Mus.) Major Performance Voice is a 105-credit program.

Special Requirements:
1. Continuation in the program requires a minimum grade of A- in practical instruction/exams, ensembles, and voice coaching.

2. Candidates must take the L.Mus. Performance 1 Examination at the end of their first year of study and the L.Mus. 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)

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

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction in an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Sanford Sylvan, Joanne Kolomyjec, Aline Kutan, Denys Derome, Michel Lambert, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Jennifer Swartz, Denise Lupien, Mark Fewer, Stephen Algi, Ranee Y Lee, Jocelyn Couture, Maria Popescu, Alain Desgagne, Dennis Miller, Kyoko Hashimoto, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Jan Jarczyk, Paul A Merkelo, Greg Clayton, Steve Amirault, Russell Devuyst, Patrice Richer, Daniele Bourget, Winston Purdy, Andre J Roy, Hank Knox (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 : Practical instruction in an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Fall) Jennifer Swartz, Denise Lupien, Mark Fewer, Stephen Algi, Ranee Y Lee, Jocelyn Couture, Maria Popescu, Alain Desgagne, Dennis Miller, Kyoko Hashimoto, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Steve Amirault, Paul A Merkelo, Greg Clayton, Russell Devuyst, Patrice Richer, Jan Jarczyk, Winston Purdy, Andre J Roy, Hank Knox, Sanford Sylvan, Joanne Kolomyjec, Aline Kutan, Denys Derome, Michel Lambert, Daniele Bourget, Fabrice Marandola (Winter)

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

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Assessment of student progress.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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 : Practical instruction in an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Andre J Roy, Jennifer Swartz, Mark Fewer, Maria Popescu, Jan Jarczyk, Jocelyn Couture, Winston Purdy, Christopher McCann, Alain Desgagne, Robert Crowley (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 : Practical instruction in an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

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

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

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Assessment of student progress.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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 : Practical instruction in an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Stephane Levesque, Normand Forget, Jennifer Swartz, Winston Purdy (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 : Practical instruction in an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Normand Forget, Jennifer Swartz, Winston Purdy, 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 : Assessment of student progress.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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 (21 credits)

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

12 credits from:

  • MUEN 496 Opera Studio (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Coachings, rehearsals, stagings, technical/dress rehearsals in the theatre, and performances in front of an audience.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

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

    • 2 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition
    • For undergraduates voice majors students cast in roles in Opera McGill productions.
  • MUEN 554 Opera Excerpts (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Opera scenes from all periods; including Baroque, Classical, 19th and 20th century, and new works from this century in original languages.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Audition
  • MUEN 563 Jazz Vocal Workshop (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Vocal workshop for jazz musicians.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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 2013, Winter 2014

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

    • 4 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition.
  • MUEN 578 Song Interpretation 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Normally open only to Voice and Piano Performance students. Study of the standard song repertoire with emphasis on the singer and pianist as partners. A public recital will be given at the end of each term.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Michael McMahon (Fall) Michael McMahon (Winter)

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

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Study of song repertoire for singers and pianists.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Michael McMahon (Fall) Michael McMahon (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 2013, Winter 2014

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

    • Prerequisite: Audition. Prerequisite or corequisite for keyboard players: MUPG 272.
  • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 4 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition.
    • Note: May be taken instead of Choral Ensemble.
  • 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 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Patrick Hansen, Francois Ouimet (Fall) Francois Ouimet, Patrick Hansen, Peter N Schubert (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 : Ensemble for contemporary music - instruments and voice.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Guillaume Bourgogne, Cristian Gort (Fall) Guillaume Bourgogne, Cristian Gort (Winter)

    • 4 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition.

9 credits from:
MUEN courses at the 400 or 500 level (maximum 4 credits).

  • MUIN 300 Voice Coaching 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual coaching on repertoire.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Valerie Kinslow, Hank Knox, Marie-Ève Scarfone, Dana Nigrim, Louise Pelletier, Michael McMahon, Louise Diamond, Olivier Godin (Fall) Marie-Ève Scarfone, Valerie Kinslow, Dana Nigrim, Louise Pelletier, Louise Diamond, Olivier Godin (Winter)

  • MUIN 301 Voice Coaching 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual coaching on repertoire.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Louise Diamond, Louise Pelletier, Marie-Ève Scarfone (Fall) Valerie Kinslow, Hank Knox, Marie-Ève Scarfone, Dana Nigrim, Louise Pelletier, Michael McMahon, Louise Diamond, Olivier Godin (Winter)

  • MUPG 296 Acting for Voice (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Acting methods focused on improvisation, open scenes, and script analysis, including Laban theory and character development based on environments, relationships, objectives, obstacles, tactics and stakes.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jonathan David Patterson (Fall)

    • 1 hour
  • MUPG 297 Movement for Voice (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Critical awareness of the body in space, interpersonal and intrapersonal knowledge of one's own spine, torso, and extremities and their function in movement as well as stillness. Methods may include Feldenkreis, period dance, Tai Chi and/or Alexander Technique.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jonathan David Patterson (Fall)

    • 1 hour
  • MUPG 309 Advanced Diction (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Advanced lyric diction.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MUPG 209
    • Restriction: Open to singers and collaborative pianists.
  • MUPG 353 Song Repertoire Class (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Art song repertoire from the late eighteenth century to the present, including the reciprocal relationship between poet and composer and it's expression through performance and performance history.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • MUPG 380 Oratorio Class (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Standard solo oratorio repertoire with an emphasis on performance, performance practice and the interpretation of sacred text within a concert setting.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Winston Purdy (Fall)

  • MUPG 453 Contemporary Repertoire for Voice (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Techniques on learning and performing music from the beginning of atonality to music of the present day. Exploration of unique notations and extended vocal techniques.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Audition

Complementary Musicianship (2 credits)

2 credits from:

  • MUSP 346 Post-Tonal Musicianship (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Extended tonal and post-tonal harmonic and contrapuntal structures, rhythmic practices of the 20th and 21st century, score reading.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Thomas Davidson, Justin B Mariner (Fall) Justin B Mariner, Monica Asly (Winter) Justin B Mariner (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MUSP 241
  • MUSP 353 Musicianship for Voice (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Fundamental musicianship issues in the context of performance with an emphasis on intonation accuracy, rhythm, voice-leading and sound texture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MUSP 141
  • MUSP 354 Introduction to Improvisation and Ornamentation (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Principles of improvisation and ornamentation for music before 1800, including harmonic progressions and voice-leading and contrapuntal patterns for instrumentalists and singers, along with examples of ornamented vocal and instrumental works from 17th and 18th century sources.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MUSP 241
  • MUSP 381 Singing Renaissance Notation (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Choral sightsinging of mensural notation, with a focus on white notation c. 1420-1600. Development of basic fluency in the notation, interpretation of values in triple meter, addition of accidentals given the contrapuntal context as perceived aurally, Renaissance solmisation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MUSP 241

Required Courses (34 credits)

Diction (9 credits)

Theory (9 credits)

  • MUTH 150 Theory and Analysis 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Diatonic chords and harmonic progressions, focus on outer-voice framework, cadences, embellishments, building chordal fluency in common-practice tonality, applied chords.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Peter N Schubert, Thomas Davidson (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent.
    • Corequisites: MUSP 140 and MUSP 170
  • MUTH 151 Theory and Analysis 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Sequences and modulation, chromatic vocabulary, analysis of simple theme types (sentence, period, hybrids) and fugal techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Nicole Biamonte, Thomas Davidson (Winter)

    • Pre- or Co-requisites: MUTH 150, MUSP 140 and MUSP 170
    • Corequisites: MUSP 141 and MUSP 171
  • MUTH 250 Theory and Analysis 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Compositional resources of late 18th and early 19th century music. Analysis of forms common to the period c. 1770 - 1840, including Classical sonata forms in several media.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: René Rusch (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUTH 151
    • Corequisite: MUSP 240

Musicianship (10 credits)

  • MUSP 140 Musicianship Training 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Rhythm and metre basic subdivisions and conducting patterns; intervals, chords, and scale patterns; non-modulating tonal melodies with treble and bass clefs; harmonic progressions emphasizing two-part outer voice structures.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Pierrette Mather, Margaret Emily De Castro, Fredericka Petit-Homme, Monica Asly, Adalyat Issiyeva (Fall) Thomas Davidson (Winter)

    • 2 hours
    • Prerequisite: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent.
    • Corequisites: MUTH 150, MUSP 170
  • MUSP 141 Musicianship Training 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Rhythm and metre mixed divisions and syncopations; triadic and seventh chord voicings and disjunct pitch collections; chromatically embellished melodies adding alto clef; simple modulating harmonic progressions emphasizing two-part outer voice structures.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Pierrette Mather, Margaret Emily De Castro, Fredericka Petit-Homme, Monica Asly, Adalyat Issiyeva (Winter)

    • 2 hours
    • Prerequisites: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent. MUSP 140
    • Corequisites: MUTH 151, MUSP 171
  • MUSP 170 Musicianship (Keyboard) 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Harmonic, melodic and rhythmic analysis at the keyboard through the study of rudiments, repertoire, chorale/score reading, transposition and harmonization.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Thomas Davidson, Jolan Ilona Kovacs, Julia Gavrilova, Geoffrey Conquer, Jonathan Vromet, Marek Krowicki (Fall) Jolan Ilona Kovacs (Winter)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent.
    • Corequisites: MUTH 150 and MUSP 140.
    • Course contents parallel with those of MUTH 150 and MUSP 140.
  • MUSP 171 Musicianship (Keyboard) 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Building chordal fluency. Harmonic vocabulary including sequences, chromaticism and modulation. Chorale and score reading with transposing instruments and alto/tenor clefs.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Julia Gavrilova, Jolan Ilona Kovacs, Mark McDonald (Fall) Thomas Davidson, Jolan Ilona Kovacs, Geoffrey Conquer, Marek Krowicki, Jonathan Vromet, Julia Gavrilova (Winter)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: MUSP 170
    • Corequisites: MUTH 111 and MUSP 131; or MUTH 151 and MUSP 141
    • Restriction: All students admitted to B.Mus. and L.Mus. programs, including those with keyboard or guitar as their principal instrument, are required to take MUSP 171 Keyboard Lab, unless exempt on the basis of a placement test. Students who are exempt from MUTH 111 through placement tests must still take MUSP 171 (unless exempt) since this course forms the foundation of keyboard-based musicianship tasks at upper levels. (All Majors in Jazz Performance substitute MUJZ 171 for MUSP 171. Students in Jazz Performance who have completed MUJZ 170 and MUJZ 171, and who transfer to a Department of Theory program, will be required to complete MUSP 171.) Students who do not achieve a continuation pass in MUSP 171 must reregister for the course in the semester immediately following. Students who do not achieve a continuation pass after repeating the course will not be allowed to proceed with further Musicianship or Theory studies until a continuation pass is achieved. Tests for MUSP 171 are held in August-September, December-January, and April-May [as well as during the Summer Session when course(s) offered], the exact dates determined by the Department of Music Research.
    • Course contents parallel with those of MUTH 151 and MUSP 141.
  • MUSP 240 Musicianship Training 3 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Rhythm and metre mixed divisions and two-part work; additional chordal voicings and pitch collections; melodies modulating to closely-related keys adding tenor clef; harmonic progression including applied chords; two-part keyboard-style passages.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: John W P Guzik, Monica Asly, Thomas Davidson (Fall) Monica Asly (Winter) Monica Asly (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent. MUSP 141
    • Corequisite: MUTH 250
  • MUSP 241 Musicianship Training 4 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Changing metres; chord voicings and atonal pitch collections; modulating tonal melodies and score reading of transposing instruments; harmonic progression including chromatic chords; two-part passages.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Monica Asly (Fall) Thomas Davidson, Monica Asly, John W P Guzik (Winter) Monica Asly (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MUSP 240
    • Corequisite: MUTH 251

History (6 credits)

  • MUHL 186 Western Musical Traditions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : A survey of Western music from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis on key musical concepts and genres in their historical context and aural recognition of style.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Steven Huebner (Fall)

    • 3 hours
  • MUHL 286 Critical Thinking About Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Examination of various periods and styles: e.g., central works from different traditions, the interaction of music and society, performance practice, and music's relation to other arts.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Lisa Barg (Fall) David Brackett (Winter) Lisa Barg (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MUHL 186 or MUJZ 187
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUTH 301
Schulich School of Music—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)