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Major Performance Voice (65 credits)

Offered by: Performance     Degree: Artist Diploma

Program Requirements

The Artist Diploma Major Performance Voice is a 65-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 who have not taken the courses in Italian, French, English, and German diction as specified in the L.Mus. program must add them to the above requirements.

3. A leading operatic or oratorio role may substitute for one recital.

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 (41 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: 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, Joanne Kolomyjec, Hank Knox, Marina Mdivani, Mathieu Lussier, Matthew Dixon Jennejohn, Andrew Wan (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, Joanne Kolomyjec, Hank Knox, Marina Mdivani, Kyoko Hashimoto, Mathieu Lussier, James Box, Andrew Wan (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: Matt Haimovitz, Marina Mdivani, Sanford Sylvan, Michael McMahon, Mathieu Lussier, Kyoko Hashimoto, Erik Eriksson, Normand Forget, Jérôme Ducharme, Jacqueline Leclair, Eric Chappell, Andre J Roy, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Brian Manker, Ali Yazdanfar, Stephane Levesque, Simon Aldrich, Joanne Kolomyjec (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 (Fall) Marina Mdivani, Sanford Sylvan, Michael McMahon, Mathieu Lussier, Kyoko Hashimoto, Erik Eriksson, Normand Forget, Jérôme Ducharme, Jacqueline Leclair, Eric Chappell, Andre J Roy, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Matt Haimovitz, Brian Manker, Ali Yazdanfar, Stephane Levesque, Simon Aldrich, Joanne Kolomyjec (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

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

    • Prerequisite: MUIN 469
  • MUIN 600 Vocal Repertoire Coaching 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : A course in which the performer will have individual coaching sessions on repertoire, with emphasis on musical and linguistic nuance.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Valerie Kinslow, Michael McMahon, Esther Gonthier, Hank Knox (Fall) Esther Gonthier, Michael McMahon, Hank Knox (Winter)

    • (1 hour)
  • MUIN 601 Vocal Repertoire Coaching 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Coaching sessions on vocal repertoire.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Patrick Hansen, Esther Gonthier, Michael McMahon, Hank Knox (Fall) Valerie Kinslow, Michael McMahon, Hank Knox, Esther Gonthier (Winter)

    • (1 hour)
  • MUPG 590 Vocal Styles and Conventions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Emphasis on vocal performance practices through practical application: text, language, inflection, pronunciation and interpretation considered with individuality of each student's voice and technical development. After examining historical treatises, students will discuss and present musical selections utilizing modern performance standards yet remaining true to stylistic demands of each period.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Anja Strauss (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 690.

Complementary Performance (8 credits)

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

8 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 2014, Winter 2015

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

    • 2 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition
    • For undergraduates voice majors students cast in roles in Opera McGill productions.
  • 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 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: Winter 2015

    Instructors: 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 (Fall) Elizabeth H MacMillan, Valerie Kinslow (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 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 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: 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.

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)

2 credits from Musicianship;
6 credits from Music History, Literature, or Performance Practice

Musicianship

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 2014, Winter 2015

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

    • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

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

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

6 credits selected from:

  • MUHL 372 Solo Song Outside Germany and Austria (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Topics in American and European non-German song repertoire from the eighteenth century to the present. Issues discussed may include the role of song in national music culture, art song and folk song, national styles and poetic traditions, text-music relationships, and performance practice.

    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.

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: MUHL 184 and MUHL 185 and MUTH 211 OR MUCO 240D1/D2 and MUSP 231 OR MUHL 286 and MUTH 250 and MUSP 241
  • MUHL 377 Baroque Opera (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : History of opera from its origins in the musical, literary, and philosophical models available to the Florentine Camerata to the end of the baroque. The development of opera will be studied from the perspective of artistic style and in the light of historical, political, social, and economic conditions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Julie Emelyn Cumming (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: MUHL 184 and MUHL 185 and MUTH 211 OR MUCO 240D1/D2 and MUSP 231 OR MUHL 286 and MUTH 250 and MUSP 241
  • MUHL 387 Opera from Mozart to Puccini (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Mozart's operas and the seria, buffa, and Singspiel traditions. Ottocento opera, grand opera, and cross-fertilization between France and Italy. German Romantic opera. Wagner. Eastern European opera. Verismo and fin-de-siècle opera in Vienna and Paris. Sociology of opera. Emphasis on critical understanding of music's role in articulating drama.

    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.

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: MUHL 184 and MUHL 185 and MUTH 211 OR MUCO 240D1/D2 and MUSP 231 OR MUHL 286 and MUTH 250 and MUSP 241
  • MUHL 388 Opera After 1900 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Major early twentieth-century works by Debussy, Strauss, Schreker, Bartók, Stravinsky and Schoenberg. Opera in Europe between the Wars including operas of Berg, Milhaud, Krenek, Hindemith and Weill. Politics, sociology, and literature in relationship to musical style. Approaches since 1945 in selected works by Britten, Henze, Zimmermann, Ligeti, Somers and Glass.

    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.

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: MUHL 184 and MUHL 185 and MUTH 211 OR MUCO 240D1/D2 and MUSP 231 OR MUHL 286 and MUTH 250 and MUSP 241
  • MUHL 390 The German Lied (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Survey of the German Lied from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, focusing on songs and song cycles by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Mahler, Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern. Topics include text, musical form and text-music relationships, melodic style and harmonic organization, accompaniment, and performance practice.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Roe-Min Kok (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: MUHL 184 and MUHL 185 and MUTH 211 OR MUCO 240D1/D2 and MUSP 231 OR MUHL 286 and MUTH 250 and MUSP 241
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