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

Offered by: Music     Degree: Master of Music

Program Requirements

Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Voice

The following program prerequisites may be assigned as additional required courses on the basis of transcript review:

MUHL 393 History of Jazz
MUJZ 440D1/MUJZ 440D2 Advanced Jazz Composition
MUJZ 461D1/MUJZ 461D2 Advanced Jazz Arranging
MUJZ 493 Jazz Performance Practice

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • MUIN 626 Jazz Performance/Composition Tutorial 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual instruction in instrumental performance, jazz composition and arranging and jazz improvisation according to performing specialization.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Christopher McCann, Michael Gauthier, Remi Bolduc, Kevin Dean, Dimitrios Doxas, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Alec Walkington, Fraser Hollins, Jocelyn Couture, Steve Amirault, Ranee Y Lee, Allan Robert McLean, Andre White, Greg Clayton, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Francisco J Lozano, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Sienna Dahlen, William V Mahar (Fall) Jeffrey E H Johnston, Christine Jensen (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 626
  • MUIN 627 Jazz Performance/Composition Tutorial 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual instruction in instrumental performance, jazz composition and arranging and jazz improvisation according to performing specialization.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Christopher McCann, Michael Gauthier, Remi Bolduc, Kevin Dean, Dimitrios Doxas, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Alec Walkington, Jocelyn Couture, Steve Amirault, Ranee Y Lee, Allan Robert McLean, Andre White, Fraser Hollins, Joshua Rager, Greg Clayton, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Francisco J Lozano, Christine Jensen, Sienna Dahlen, David Laing, William V Mahar, Jean-Nicolas Trottier (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 627
  • MUIN 628 Jazz Performance/Composition Tutorial 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual instruction in instrumental performance, jazz composition and arranging and jazz improvisation according to performing specialization, including work on various aspects of jazz artistry in preparation for recital requirements.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Fraser Hollins, Ronald Di Lauro, Andre White, Remi Bolduc, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Christopher McCann, Kenneth Bibace, David Laing, Kevin Dean, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Alec Walkington (Fall) Fraser Hollins, Remi Bolduc, Ronald Di Lauro, Christopher McCann, Kevin Dean (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 628
  • MUJZ 601 Jazz Pedagogy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : A course designed to prepare students to teach jazz-related subjects at the university and professional level, with emphasis on ensemble direction and the instruction of improvisation, as well as course and curriculum development. Various pedagogical methods, philosophies, rehearsal techniques, and materials will be investigated.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kevin Dean (Winter)

    • 3 hours

Complementary Courses (22 credits)

22 credits from one of the following options, A, B, or C:

Option A - Jazz Performance

  • MUJZ 640 Jazz Composition & Arranging 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Analysis and application of a variety of jazz and 20th Century compositional and arranging techniques, including writing for small and medium size jazz ensembles.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Joseph Leo Sullivan (Fall)

    • 2 hours
  • MUJZ 641 Jazz Composition & Arranging 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Students compose and arrange for a variety of instrumental combinations including large jazz ensembles of ten or more instruments.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Christine Jensen (Winter)

  • MUPG 651 Performance/Composition Recital Project (9 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Thesis recital (Jazz repertoire, including compositions by the student) and programme notes.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • MUPG 659 Performance in Recording Media (9 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : The candidate must submit a 60-75 minute audio and/or video document of his or her performances, compiled from various media sources. This might include radio, television, and/or studio recordings. All of the music must be composed and arranged by the candidate.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Option B - Jazz Composition and Arranging

  • MUJZ 640 Jazz Composition & Arranging 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Analysis and application of a variety of jazz and 20th Century compositional and arranging techniques, including writing for small and medium size jazz ensembles.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Joseph Leo Sullivan (Fall)

    • 2 hours
  • MUJZ 641 Jazz Composition & Arranging 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Students compose and arrange for a variety of instrumental combinations including large jazz ensembles of ten or more instruments.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Christine Jensen (Winter)

  • MUPG 652 Jazz Ensemble Recital Project (9 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A 60-75 minute recital presenting a repertoire of either original compositions and arrangements or previously composed jazz literature (depending upon stream), at least half of which must be for a large ensemble. Programme notes must be provided.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to students in the B and C streams of the Jazz Performance option only.
  • MUPG 659 Performance in Recording Media (9 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : The candidate must submit a 60-75 minute audio and/or video document of his or her performances, compiled from various media sources. This might include radio, television, and/or studio recordings. All of the music must be composed and arranged by the candidate.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Option C - Jazz Orchestra

4 credits from:

  • MUJZ 640 Jazz Composition & Arranging 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Analysis and application of a variety of jazz and 20th Century compositional and arranging techniques, including writing for small and medium size jazz ensembles.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Joseph Leo Sullivan (Fall)

    • 2 hours
  • MUJZ 641 Jazz Composition & Arranging 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Students compose and arrange for a variety of instrumental combinations including large jazz ensembles of ten or more instruments.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Christine Jensen (Winter)

  • MUJZ 644 Jazz Repertoire Project 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Students investigate an approved area of jazz orchestral repertoire, under the supervision of a full-time faculty member.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • MUJZ 645 Jazz Repertoire Project 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Jazz repertoire for any ensemble format may be explored.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 644.

and 18 credits from:

  • MUPG 651 Performance/Composition Recital Project (9 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Thesis recital (Jazz repertoire, including compositions by the student) and programme notes.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • MUPG 652 Jazz Ensemble Recital Project (9 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A 60-75 minute recital presenting a repertoire of either original compositions and arrangements or previously composed jazz literature (depending upon stream), at least half of which must be for a large ensemble. Programme notes must be provided.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to students in the B and C streams of the Jazz Performance option only.

Elective Courses (11 credits)

5 credits of ensemble courses with the prefix MUEN (4 credits must be in JAZZ related ensembles)

6 credits from one of the following options, A, B, or C:

Option A - Jazz Performance

One 3-credit graduate seminar at the 600 level approved by the Department.

And

3 credits of ensemble courses with the prefix MUEN.

Option B - Jazz Composition and Arranging:

Two 3-credit graduate seminars at the 600 level approved by the Department.

Option C - Jazz Orchestral:

One 3-credit graduate seminar at the 600 level approved by the Department.

And

3 credits of ensemble courses with the prefix MUEN.

Schulich School of Music—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)