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Major Performance (All Instruments) (62 credits)

Offered by: Performance     Degree: Artist Diploma

Program Requirements

The Artist Diploma is a 62-credit program offered in all areas of musical performance.

Ensemble Requirement:
Violin Majors will be required to complete two terms of ensemble playing on viola.

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

2. Guitarists may present a third recital, which may be counted as a substitute for 4 credits of ensemble. Organists may present a third recital or Concerto 1 and 2, which may be counted as a substitute for 4 credits of ensemble. For concerto requirements, refer to the "Postgraduate Study" section.

Note: Courses taken as credit toward a B.Mus. or L.Mus. may not be applied to the Artist Diploma requirements except for the required courses in Theory, Musicianship, and Music History or Performance Practice.

Required Performance (34 credits)

  • MUIN 460 Artist Diploma Practical Instruction 1 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction in an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Marina Mdivani, Mathieu Lussier, Kyoko Hashimoto, James Box, Andre J Roy, Erik Eriksson, Normand Forget, Michael McMahon, Jérôme Ducharme, Ali Yazdanfar, Jacqueline Leclair, Pierre Beaudry, Eric Chappell, Sanford Sylvan, Helene Plouffe, Stephane Levesque, Simon Aldrich, Andrew Dunn, Matthew Dixon Jennejohn, Andrew Wan, Yegor Dyachkov, Robert Crowley, Joanne Kolomyjec, Hank Knox (Fall)

    • 1.5 hours
    • Prerequisite: admission to the Artist Diploma program by audition.
  • MUIN 461 Artist Diploma Practical Instruction 2 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction in an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Pierre Beaudry, Andre J Roy, Helene Plouffe (Fall) Andre J Roy, Erik Eriksson, Normand Forget, Ilya Poletaev, Jérôme Ducharme, Ali Yazdanfar, Jacqueline Leclair, Pierre Beaudry, Eric Chappell, Michael McMahon, Sanford Sylvan, Helene Plouffe, Stephane Levesque, Simon Aldrich, Andrew Dunn, Matthew Dixon Jennejohn, Andrew Wan, Robert Crowley, Yegor Dyachkov, Joanne Kolomyjec, Hank Knox, Marina Mdivani, Kyoko Hashimoto, Mathieu Lussier, James Box (Winter)

    • 1.5 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUIN 460
  • MUIN 462 Artist Diploma Recital 1

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Performance in a recital - instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 469 Artist Diploma Concerto 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical examination on concerto repertoire.

    Terms: Fall 2014

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

    • Prerequisite: MUIN 460
  • MUIN 560 Artist Diploma Practical Instruction 3 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction in an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Matt Haimovitz, Brian Manker, Ali Yazdanfar, Marina Mdivani, Sanford Sylvan, Michael McMahon, Mathieu Lussier, Kyoko Hashimoto, Erik Eriksson, Normand Forget, Jérôme Ducharme, Jacqueline Leclair, Eric Chappell, Stephane Levesque, Simon Aldrich, Joanne Kolomyjec, Yegor Dyachkov, Andre J Roy (Fall) Andre J Roy (Winter)

    • 1.5 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUIN 461
  • MUIN 561 Artist Diploma Practical Instruction 4 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction in an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Marina Mdivani, Andre J Roy (Fall) Marina Mdivani, Sanford Sylvan, Michael McMahon, Mathieu Lussier, Kyoko Hashimoto, Erik Eriksson, Normand Forget, Jérôme Ducharme, Jacqueline Leclair, Eric Chappell, Stephane Levesque, Simon Aldrich, Joanne Kolomyjec, Yegor Dyachkov, Andre J Roy, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Matt Haimovitz, Brian Manker, Ali Yazdanfar (Winter)

    • 1.5 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUIN 560
  • MUIN 562 Artist Diploma Recital 2

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Performance in a recital - instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

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

    • Complete descriptions are to be found under Examinations and Goals in Practical Subjects in the Music Chapter of the University Calendar.
  • MUIN 569 Artist Diploma Concerto 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical examination on concerto repertoire.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

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

    • Prerequisite: MUIN 469

Complementary Performance – Orchestral Instruments (12 credits)

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

8 credits from:

  • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014, Winter 2015

    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 2014, Winter 2015

    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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 : Large ensemble for wind instruments.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jean-Nicolas Trottier (Fall) 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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Francois Ouimet, Patrick Hansen (Fall) Francois Ouimet (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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Guillaume Bourgogne (Fall) Guillaume Bourgogne (Winter)

    • 4 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition.
  • MUEN 595 Jazz Ensembles (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble for jazz - instruments and voice.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Joseph Leo Sullivan, Ronald Di Lauro, William V Mahar, Mark Nelson (Fall) Ronald Di Lauro, Andrew King, William V Mahar, Mark Nelson (Winter)

    • 3-4 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition.
  • MUEN 597 Orchestral Ensembles (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble for orchestral instruments.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

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

    • 6 - 7 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition.

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

4 credits from:

  • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble for chamber music - various instruments.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Andrew Dunn, Douglas McNabney, Kyoko Hashimoto, Brian Robinson, Ali Yazdanfar, Jérôme Ducharme, Andre J Roy, Elizabeth Dolin, Matt Haimovitz, Russell Devuyst, Mark Simons, Stephane Levesque, Simon Aldrich, Guillaume Bourgogne, Cindy Shuter, Abe Kestenberg, Pierre Beaudry, Jennifer Swartz (Fall) Douglas McNabney, Brian Robinson, Ali Yazdanfar, Andrew Dunn, Jérôme Ducharme (Winter)

  • MUEN 562 Guitar Ensemble (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Performance of guitar ensemble repertoire and transcriptions throughout music history and in various genres.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Garry M W Antonio (Fall) Garry M W Antonio (Winter)

  • 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 2014, Winter 2015

    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 2014, Winter 2015

    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 2014, Winter 2015

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

    • Prerequisite: Audition. Prerequisite or corequisite for keyboard players: MUPG 272.
  • MUEN 585 Sonata Masterclass (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Exploration of the vast literature for sonatas with piano and instrument, including multiple issues of ensemble preparation and performing.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kyoko Hashimoto (Fall) Kyoko Hashimoto (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Audition or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: Limited to 4 advanced pianists and 4 instrumentalists.
  • MUEN 589 Woodwind Ensembles (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble for woodwind instruments.

    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.

    • 2-3 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition
  • MUEN 591 Brass Consort (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble for brass instruments.

    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.

    • 2-3 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition.
  • MUEN 598 Percussion Ensembles (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble for percussion instruments.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Fabrice Marandola (Fall) Fabrice Marandola (Winter)

    • 2-3 hours

Non-Orchestral Instruments (8 credits)

Complementary ensembles, to be approved by the Department (minimum of two 1-credit ensembles per term for four terms).

Required Courses (8 credits)

Theory

  • MUTH 251 Theory and Analysis 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Expanded harmonic resources of the 19th century (e.g., advanced chromaticism including enharmonic reinterpretation and symmetrical division). Analysis of characteristic small and large forms. Writing and analytical skills with a goal toward perceiving how levels of musical structure interact.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jonathan Wild, René Rusch, Justin B Mariner (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUTH 250
    • Corequisite: MUSP 241
  • MUTH 350 Theory and Analysis 5 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Exploration of 20th and 21st century organizations of pitch, rhythm, timbre etc. Written and analytical skills for the purpose of gaining insight into the compositional techniques and aesthetics of this repertoire.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Robert Hasegawa (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUTH 251

Musicianship

  • 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 2014, Winter 2015

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

    • Prerequisite: MUSP 240
    • Corequisite: MUTH 251

Complementary Courses (8 credits)

Musicianship

2 credits from:

  • MUSP 324 Musicianship for Strings (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, articulation, voice-leading and sound texture for strings.

    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.

    • Pre- or Co-requisite: MUSP 241
  • MUSP 330 Musicianship for Woodwinds (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, articulation, voice-leading and sound texture for woodwinds.

    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: MUSP 241
  • MUSP 335 Musicianship for Brass (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, articulation, voice-leading and sound texture for brass.

    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: MUSP 241
  • 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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Justin B Mariner (Fall) Justin B Mariner (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUSP 241
  • MUSP 350 Musicianship for Pianists (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Fundamental musicianship issues in the context of performance with an emphasis on sight-reading, practical score analysis and focused learning methods.

    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: MUSP 241
  • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisite: MUSP 241
  • MUSP 355 Musicianship for Percussion (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Fundamental musicianship issues in the context of performance with an emphasis on polyrhythm.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Shawn Eliot Mativetsky (Winter)

    • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

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

    • Prerequisite: MUSP 241

Music History, Literature, or Performance Practice

6 credits selected from courses with a MUHL or MUPP prefix.

Non-Orchestral Instruments: Music Electives (4 credits)

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