Fall 2014 – Summer 2015
Note: The Adviser for B.A./B.Sc. Music programs, Sara Laimon, is on sabbatical. In the interim, please contact Jacqueline Leclair at jacqueline [dot] leclair [at] mcgill [dot] ca or 514-398-4535, ext. 1882 for B.A./B.Sc. Music program advising.
Available within the Faculty of Arts are a major and a minor concentration in Music. Arts students may also apply to the Minor in Musical Applications of Technology and the Minor in Musical Science and Technology.
Admission to the B.A. program is granted according to criteria established by the Faculty of Arts.
Students in the B.A. Freshman Program who are considering a Music concentration should see the Freshman Adviser in Arts OASIS in Dawson Hall. They should also see the Music Adviser in order to ensure that they include any necessary prerequisite Music courses (based on the results of placement examinations) in their first-year selection.
Students interested in a more intensive music program, including practical instruction on an instrument or in voice and additional ensemble participation, should consider the B.Mus. degree or the diplomas offered by the Schulich School of Music; see the eCalendar under Faculties & Schools > Schulich School of Music > Undergraduate > Overview of Programs > Degrees and Diplomas Offered.
Arts students may, with the permission of the instructor and the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) of the Faculty of Arts, participate in one of the following ensembles in a given year. Auditions are held starting the week prior to the beginning of classes in September and continuing during that first week. The schedule and requirements for these auditions are available at the end of June from the Department of Performance office, 514-398-4542. Normally both the Fall and Winter sections of an ensemble are taken in the same academic year.
|MUEN 496||(2)||Opera Studio|
|MUEN 560||(1)||Chamber Music Ensemble|
|MUEN 589||(1)||Woodwind Ensembles|
|MUEN 590||(2)||McGill Winds|
|MUEN 591||(1)||Brass Ensembles|
|MUEN 593||(2)||Choral Ensembles|
|MUEN 594||(2)||Contemporary Music Ensemble|
|MUEN 595||(2)||Jazz Ensembles|
|MUEN 597||(2)||Orchestral Ensembles|
|MUEN 598||(1)||Percussion Ensembles|
The courses referred to below are also open to students from other faculties. Other Music courses may be taken by qualified students from other faculties providing they obtain permission from the relevant department in the Schulich School of Music and from the Associate Dean of their own faculty.
All courses with the prefix MUAR.
These are considered to be courses taught in the Faculty of Arts, but cannot be credited toward the B.A. or B.Sc. Music programs.
The Music History and Literature (MUHL), Music Theory and Analysis (MUTH), and Music Technology (MUMT) courses listed below are considered by the Faculty of Arts as courses taught within the Faculty; however, the Faculty of Science considers them to be courses taught outside of the Faculty.
These courses are intended for students who have at least high school music matriculation or the equivalent. Students who do not have the formal music prerequisites require the permission of the Chair of the Department of Music Research to register for any of these courses.
|MUHL (Music History and Literature)|
|MUHL 186||(3)||Western Musical Traditions|
|MUHL 286||(3)||Critical Thinking about Music|
|MUTH (Music Theory and Analysis)|
|Students not in the B.A. or B.Sc. Music programs are not required to take the corequisites for the following MUTH courses. However, students intending later to enter either the B.A. Major concentration or the B.Mus. program would then be required to sit placement tests in Musicianship and Keyboard Proficiency and may be required to take the corequisite courses.|
|MUTH 150||(3)||Theory and Analysis 1|
|MUTH 151||(3)||Theory and Analysis 2|
|MUTH 250||(3)||Theory and Analysis 3|
|MUTH 251||(3)||Theory and Analysis 4|
|MUMT (Music Technology)|
|MUMT 202||(3)||Fundamentals of New Media|
|MUMT 203||(3)||Introduction to Digital Audio|
|MUMT 301||(3)||Music and the Internet|
|MUMT 302||(3)||New Media Production 1|
|MUMT 303||(3)||New Media Production 2|
|Department of Music Research Chair|
|Department of Performance Chair|
|Adviser (B.A./B.Sc. Music programs)|
Students in the B.A. Freshman program who are considering a Music concentration should see the Freshman adviser in Arts OASIS in Dawson Hall. They should also see a Music adviser in order to ensure that they include any necessary prerequisite Music courses (based on the results of placement examinations) in their first-year selection. Questions regarding the ...
For more information, see Minor Concentration Music (18 credits).
This Major concentration studies music as a vital art form in contemporary society and in the history of Western civilization. Its central purpose emphasizes music within broader intellectual and cultural contexts; the Major concentration's premise is that, as a product of culture, music must be considered in relation to the other humanistic disciplines. This ...
For more information, see Major Concentration Music (36 credits).
(18 credits) (Non-Expandable)
[Program registration cannot be done via Minerva.]
Detailed information about this program is found in the eCalendar under Faculties & Schools > Schulich School of Music > Undergraduate > Programs of Study > Minor Musical Applications of Technology (18 credits).