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Major Performance Jazz (Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Voice) (126 credits)

Offered by: Performance     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Major Jazz Performance (Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Voice) program requires 91 credits (plus 35 credits for the Freshman requirement for out-of-province students).

126 credits are selected as follows:
35 credits - Prerequisite Requirements (for out-of-province students)

18 credits - Required Performance
18 credits - Complementary Performance
30 credits - Required Courses (Jazz improvisation, Theory and History)
4 credits - Complementary Music
3 credits - Non-Music Electives
18 credits - Free Electives

Special Requirements:

1. Students majoring in Jazz Performance must achieve a minimum grade of B- in all Jazz courses and Practical Instruction/Exams, including Jazz Combo and Ensembles, excluding 100-level courses with the subject code of MUJZ.
2. Non-Quebec jazz students must take four credits of non-jazz Basic Ensemble in the prerequisite year.

Program Prerequisites - Freshman Program (35 credits)

35 credits selected as described below, in consultation with the Program Adviser:

25 credits of Prerequisite Courses
4 credits of Basic Ensemble Training
6 credits of Non-Music Electives

Prerequisite Courses

25 credits, all of the courses below:

Note: Students who can demonstrate through auditions and placement tests that they have mastered the material in any of the courses listed below, will be exempt from them and may proceed to more advanced courses.

Incoming jazz guitarists and pianists are automatically exempt from MUJZ 170 and MUJZ 171.

First-year students who have completed the Quebec Diploma of Collegial Studies (Diplôme d'études collégiales) in a Jazz concentration or equivalent, or students transferring from other universities or colleges, and have completed a course in the history of Jazz will be exempted from the first-year Jazz History Survey requirement (MUJZ 187).

Note: Jazz Combo MUEN 570 is taken in each term (1 credit + 1 credit)

  • MUEN 570 Jazz Combo (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : A Jazz Improvisation Ensemble of approximately 4 to 9 players.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Donald Leyland Kennedy (Fall) Donald Leyland Kennedy (Winter)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: Audition.
  • MUIN 180 BMus Practical Lessons 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical examination in flute techniques.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Joanne Kolomyjec, James Box, John Zirbel, Peter Freeman, Abe Kestenberg, Greg Clayton, Remi Bolduc, Kevin Dean, Fraser Hollins, Christopher McCann, Brian Manker, Richard Allen Roberts, Sanford Sylvan, Aline Kutan, Maria Popescu, Martin Karlicek, Robert Crowley, Trevor Dix, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Marina Mdivani, Michael McMahon, Ilya Poletaev, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Ali Yazdanfar, Elizabeth Dolin, Michel Lambert, Carolyn Christie, Jean Gaudreault, Denys Derome, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Dimitrios Doxas, Stephane Levesque, David Grott, Alec Walkington, Michael Dumouchel, William V Mahar, Yegor Dyachkov, Frédéric Lambert, David Laing, Chester Doxas, Simon Aldrich, Michael Gauthier, Jacqueline Leclair, Sara Laimon, Brian Robinson, Thomas Davidson, Ronald Di Lauro, Timothy Dobby, Axel Strauss, Julia Gavrilova, Alexander David Johnson, Helene Plouffe, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Marcelle Mallette, Alexander Read, Stephen Algie, Russell Devuyst, Theodore Baskin, Alain Desgagne, Normand Forget, Timothy Hutchins, Martin D Mangrum, Kyoko Hashimoto, Steve Amirault, Ranee Y Lee, Francisco J Lozano, Jocelyn Couture, Matt Haimovitz, Claire Guimond, Garry M W Antonio, Andre J Roy, Denise Lupien, Joshua Rager, Patil Harboyan, Winston Purdy, Mark Fewer, Andrew Wan, Andrew Dunn, Cindy Shuter, Marcelo Thys, Jeremy Chaulk, Jérôme Ducharme, Jennifer Swartz, David Mark Gossage, Valerie Kinslow, Eric Chappell, Andree Azar, Scott O Feltham, Daniele Bourget, Tatiana Dardykina, Stéphane Lemelin, Dominique Labelle, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Paul A Merkelo (Fall) Daniele Bourget (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: Admission to the B.Mus. program by audition.
  • MUIN 181 BMus Practical Lessons 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical examination in clarinet techniques.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Martin D Mangrum (Fall) Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Michael McMahon, Cindy Shuter, Marina Mdivani, Marcelo Thys, Ilya Poletaev, Jeremy Chaulk, Jérôme Ducharme, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Jennifer Swartz, Ali Yazdanfar, Elizabeth Dolin, Michel Lambert, Andrew Wan, Carolyn Christie, Jean Gaudreault, Denys Derome, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Dimitrios Doxas, David Mark Gossage, Stephane Levesque, David Grott, Alec Walkington, Valerie Kinslow, Michael Dumouchel, William V Mahar, Yegor Dyachkov, Frédéric Lambert, Eric Chappell, David Laing, Chester Doxas, Simon Aldrich, Andree Azar, Michael Gauthier, Jacqueline Leclair, Sara Laimon, Brian Robinson, Thomas Davidson, Scott O Feltham, Timothy Dobby, Axel Strauss, Daniele Bourget, Julia Gavrilova, Alexander David Johnson, Helene Plouffe, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Marcelle Mallette, Tatiana Dardykina, Alexander Read, Stephen Algie, Joanne Kolomyjec, James Box, Russell Devuyst, John Zirbel, Theodore Baskin, Alain Desgagne, Normand Forget, Peter Freeman, Timothy Hutchins, Abe Kestenberg, Martin D Mangrum, Kyoko Hashimoto, Steve Amirault, Greg Clayton, Remi Bolduc, Kevin Dean, Fraser Hollins, Ranee Y Lee, Francisco J Lozano, Christopher McCann, Jocelyn Couture, Matt Haimovitz, Brian Manker, Claire Guimond, Garry M W Antonio, Andre J Roy, Denise Lupien, Richard Allen Roberts, Joshua Rager, Sanford Sylvan, Aline Kutan, Maria Popescu, Patil Harboyan, Martin Karlicek, Winston Purdy, Mark Fewer, Robert Crowley, Trevor Dix, Andrew Dunn, Stéphane Lemelin, Alejandro Dominguez, Dominique Labelle, Ronald Di Lauro, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Paul A Merkelo (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUIN 180
    • Restriction: Open to students entering directly from High Schools outside Quebec.
  • MUJZ 160 Jazz Materials 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Fundamental aural and theoretical skills associated with the jazz idiom. Nomenclature, chord construction, chord/scale relationships, harmonic progression, circle of 5ths, simple turnarounds, simple substitution, symmetrical scales and chord relationships, voice leading.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Paul Rushka (Fall)

    • 4 hours
    • Prerequisite: none. Open to non-jazz majors, space permitting, but not for elective credit in B.Mus. or Artist Diploma programs
  • MUJZ 161 Jazz Materials 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Simple and advanced substitution, borrowed chords, reharmonisation, modes of harmonic minor and melodic minor diatonic systems, unresolved tensions, odd and infrequent modulations, mixed two-five-ones, introduction to polychords, slashchords and non-functional harmony.

    Terms: Winter 2015

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

    • 4 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 160. Open to non-jazz majors, space permitting, but not for elective credit in B.Mus. or Artist Diploma programs
  • MUJZ 170 Jazz Keyboard Proficiency 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Basic piano skills, basic comping techniques, standard 3 note rootless voicings in 7, 3 and 3, 7 position with one extension, two-five-ones in major and minor - limited keys. Simple substitution and reharmonisation.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Lara Driscoll, Christopher Doyle (Fall)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: none. Open only to Jazz Performance Majors. May not be taken for elective credit in B.Mus. or Artist Diploma programs
  • MUJZ 171 Jazz Keyboard Proficiency 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Continuation of previous semester. Two-five-ones and mixed two-five-ones using 4 note close position voicings and 4 and 5 note spreads, in all keys, diminished passing chords, half step shifts, voice leading extensions, quartal and modal voicing, sight reading of standard jazz repertoire.

    Terms: Winter 2015

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

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 170. Open only to Jazz Performance Majors. May not be taken for elective credit in B.Mus. or Artist Diploma programs
  • MUJZ 187 Jazz History Survey (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : An introductory study of the principal recordings, artists and musical trends in jazz from its origins to the present day.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Andre White (Winter)

    • 3 hours
  • MUPD 135 Music as a Profession 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Professional Development : An introduction to the responsibilities and skills required of professionals in music; job options, contracts, professional organizations, freelancing.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Abe Kestenberg (Fall)

  • MUPD 136 Music as a Profession 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Professional Development : Additional responsibilities and skills required of professionals in music.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Shawn Eliot Mativetsky (Winter)

  • MUSP 123 Jazz Ear Training 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Rhythmic, melodic and harmonic materials from the jazz idiom. Sight-singing, dictation and transcription with some classical materials.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Luce Bélanger (Fall)

    • 2 hours
    • Corequisites: MUJZ 160, MUJZ 170
    • Restriction: Open to Jazz Performance Majors.
  • MUSP 124 Jazz Ear Training 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Advanced jazz idioms.

    Terms: Winter 2015

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

    • 2 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUSP 123
    • Corequisites: MUJZ 161, MUJZ 171
    • Restriction: Open to Jazz Performance Majors.

Required Performance (18 credits)

  • MUIN 280 BMus Practical Lessons 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Joanne Kolomyjec, Alain Desgagne, Normand Forget, Julia Gavrilova, Kyoko Hashimoto, Marina Mdivani, Greg Clayton, Remi Bolduc, Fraser Hollins, Francisco J Lozano, Matt Haimovitz, Garry M W Antonio, Andre J Roy, Chester Doxas, Joshua Rager, Francois Stevenson, Sanford Sylvan, Maria Popescu, Martin Karlicek, Andrew Wan, Mark Fewer, Trevor Dix, Andrew Dunn, Timothy Hutchins, Christopher McCann, Stephen Algie, Winston Purdy, Denise Lupien, William V Mahar, Russell Devuyst, Martin D Mangrum, Theodore Baskin, Peter Freeman, Abe Kestenberg, Steve Amirault, Jocelyn Couture, Kevin Dean, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Marcelo Thys, Jérôme Ducharme, Patil Harboyan, Cindy Shuter, Alec Walkington, David Laing, Ranee Y Lee, Michel Lambert, Brian Manker, Ilya Poletaev, Thomas Davidson, Denys Derome, Jennifer Swartz, Erik Eriksson, Michael Dumouchel, Carolyn Christie, Ali Yazdanfar, Axel Strauss, David Mark Gossage, Timothy Dobby, Pierre Beaudry, Hank Knox, Andree Azar, Greg G Amirault, Brian Robinson, Eric Chappell, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Fabrice Marandola, Michael Gauthier, Scott O Feltham, Allan Robert McLean, Jeremy Chaulk, James Box, Jean Gaudreault, David R Martin, John Zirbel, Simon Aldrich, Stephane Levesque, Sara Laimon, Luba Zuk, Kenneth Bibace, Ronald Di Lauro, David Grott, Elizabeth Dolin, Frédéric Lambert, Richard Allen Roberts, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Andre White, Robert Crowley, Dimitrios Doxas, Yai-Yun Huang, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Yegor Dyachkov, Douglas McNabney, Dave Turner, Dennis Miller, Marcelle Mallette, Katherine Petersen, Matthias Maute, Anna Peletsis, Tracy Smith, Alexander Read, Tatiana Dardykina, Stéphane Lemelin, Gili Loftus, Alexander David Johnson, Daniele Bourget, Jacqueline Leclair, Dominique Labelle, Felicia Moye, Denis Bluteau, Amy Hillis (Fall) Axel Strauss, Jean Gaudreault, Martin D Mangrum, Allan Robert McLean, Carolyn Christie, Sara Laimon, Kenneth Bibace, Andre J Roy (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUIN 181 or admission to the B.Mus. program by audition.
  • MUIN 281 BMus Practical Lessons 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Hank Knox, Matt Haimovitz, Thomas Davidson, Christopher McCann, Maria Popescu, Francisco J Lozano, Marek Krowicki (Fall) Dimitrios Doxas, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Timothy Hutchins, Christopher McCann, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Stephen Algie, Winston Purdy, Denise Lupien, William V Mahar, Russell Devuyst, Martin D Mangrum, Theodore Baskin, Peter Freeman, Abe Kestenberg, Steve Amirault, Jocelyn Couture, Kevin Dean, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Marcelo Thys, Jérôme Ducharme, Patil Harboyan, Yegor Dyachkov, Cindy Shuter, Alec Walkington, David Laing, Ranee Y Lee, Michel Lambert, Douglas McNabney, Brian Manker, Andre J Roy, Dave Turner, Ilya Poletaev, Thomas Davidson, Denys Derome, Dennis Miller, Jennifer Swartz, Erik Eriksson, Michael Dumouchel, Carolyn Christie, Ali Yazdanfar, Axel Strauss, Marcelle Mallette, David Mark Gossage, Timothy Dobby, Pierre Beaudry, Hank Knox, Andree Azar, Greg G Amirault, Brian Robinson, Eric Chappell, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Katherine Petersen, Michael Gauthier, Scott O Feltham, Matthias Maute, Allan Robert McLean, Tracy Smith, Anna Peletsis, Jeremy Chaulk, Alexander Read, Joanne Kolomyjec, James Box, Jean Gaudreault, David R Martin, John Zirbel, Simon Aldrich, Alain Desgagne, Normand Forget, Stephane Levesque, Julia Gavrilova, Kyoko Hashimoto, Sara Laimon, Marina Mdivani, Luba Zuk, Kenneth Bibace, Greg Clayton, Remi Bolduc, Ronald Di Lauro, David Grott, Fraser Hollins, Francisco J Lozano, Elizabeth Dolin, Matt Haimovitz, Garry M W Antonio, Frédéric Lambert, Richard Allen Roberts, Chester Doxas, Joshua Rager, Francois Stevenson, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Andre White, Sanford Sylvan, Maria Popescu, Martin Karlicek, Andrew Wan, Mark Fewer, Robert Crowley, Trevor Dix, Andrew Dunn, Stéphane Lemelin, Tatiana Dardykina, Alexander David Johnson, Chloe Dominguez, Daniele Bourget, Jacqueline Leclair, Felicia Moye, Dominique Labelle, Denis Bluteau, Amy Hillis (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUIN 280
  • MUIN 282 BMus Performance Examination 1

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Assessment of student's progress in the practical area.

    Terms: Fall 2014

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

    • Exam details are to be found under Examinations and Goals in Practical Subjects in the Music Chapter of the University Calendar.
  • MUIN 380 BMus Practical Lessons 5 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Fraser Hollins, Kenneth Bibace, Greg Clayton, Jocelyn Couture, Ronald Di Lauro, Chester Doxas, Christopher McCann, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Andre White, Dimitrios Doxas, Joshua Rager, John Zirbel, James Box, David R Martin, Andrew Dunn, Hank Knox, David Grott, Francisco J Lozano, Joanne Kolomyjec, Maria Popescu, Winston Purdy, Sanford Sylvan, Stephane Levesque, Robert Crowley, Alain Desgagne, Steve Amirault, Remi Bolduc, Ilya Poletaev, Alec Walkington, Julia Gavrilova, Kyoko Hashimoto, Denise Lupien, Jérôme Ducharme, Elizabeth Dolin, Matt Haimovitz, Mark Fewer, Andre J Roy, Russell Devuyst, Pierre Beaudry, Marina Mdivani, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Stephen Algie, Trevor Dix, Erik Eriksson, Timothy Hutchins, Theodore Baskin, Andrew Wan, Richard Allen Roberts, Brian Manker, Yegor Dyachkov, Abe Kestenberg, Frédéric Lambert, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Greg G Amirault, David Laing, Ranee Y Lee, Marcelle Mallette, William V Mahar, Jean Gaudreault, Garry M W Antonio, Timothy Dobby, Jennifer Swartz, Michael Dumouchel, Ali Yazdanfar, Eric Chappell, Brian Robinson, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Lena Weman Eriksson, Denys Derome, Daniele Bourget, Michel Lambert, Aline Kutan, Alexander David Johnson, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Axel Strauss, Patrice Richer, Mark Austin Howle, Stéphane Lemelin, Alexander Read, Carolyn Christie, Felicia Moye, Kevin Dean (Fall) Matt Haimovitz, Marina Mdivani, Christopher McCann, Maria Popescu, Mark Austin Howle, Francisco J Lozano (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUIN 281
  • MUIN 381 BMus Practical Lessons 6 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Andre White, Sara Laimon, Marina Mdivani, Axel Strauss, Trevor Dix, Maria Popescu, Michel Lambert, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola (Fall) Joshua Rager, John Zirbel, James Box, David R Martin, Andrew Dunn, Hank Knox, David Grott, Francisco J Lozano, Joanne Kolomyjec, Maria Popescu, Winston Purdy, Sanford Sylvan, Stephane Levesque, Robert Crowley, Alain Desgagne, Dimitrios Doxas, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Steve Amirault, Remi Bolduc, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Ilya Poletaev, Alec Walkington, Julia Gavrilova, Kyoko Hashimoto, Denise Lupien, Jérôme Ducharme, Elizabeth Dolin, Matt Haimovitz, Mark Fewer, Andre J Roy, Pierre Beaudry, Marina Mdivani, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Russell Devuyst, Stephen Algie, Trevor Dix, Erik Eriksson, Timothy Hutchins, Theodore Baskin, Andrew Wan, Richard Allen Roberts, Brian Manker, Yegor Dyachkov, Abe Kestenberg, Frédéric Lambert, Axel Strauss, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Greg G Amirault, David Laing, Ranee Y Lee, William V Mahar, Jean Gaudreault, Patrice Richer, Garry M W Antonio, Timothy Dobby, Jennifer Swartz, Michael Dumouchel, Marcelle Mallette, Ali Yazdanfar, Eric Chappell, Brian Robinson, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Lena Weman Eriksson, Denys Derome, Daniele Bourget, Michel Lambert, Aline Kutan, Mark Austin Howle, Alexander David Johnson, Fraser Hollins, Kenneth Bibace, Greg Clayton, Jocelyn Couture, Ronald Di Lauro, Chester Doxas, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Christopher McCann, Andre White, Stéphane Lemelin, Chloe Dominguez, Alexander Read, Carolyn Christie, Felicia Moye, Kevin Dean (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUIN 380
  • MUIN 382 BMus Performance Examination 2

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Assessment of student's progress in the practical area.

    Terms: Fall 2014

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

    • Exam details are to be found under Examinations and Goals in Practical Subjects in the Music Chapter of the University Calendar.
  • MUIN 480 BMus Practical Lessons 7 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Steve Amirault, Fraser Hollins, Remi Bolduc, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Christopher McCann, Andre White, David Grott, Kevin Dean, Greg Clayton, Francisco J Lozano, William V Mahar, Kenneth Bibace, Ranee Y Lee, Sara Laimon, Jean Gaudreault, Marina Mdivani, James Box, John Zirbel, Andrew Dunn, Hank Knox, Jérôme Ducharme, Kyoko Hashimoto, Winston Purdy, Stephane Levesque, Robert Crowley, Michael Dumouchel, Matt Haimovitz, Sanford Sylvan, Joanne Kolomyjec, Denise Lupien, David R Martin, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Michel Lambert, Alec Walkington, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Ilya Poletaev, Andre J Roy, Frédéric Lambert, Pierre Beaudry, Elizabeth Dolin, Russell Devuyst, Mark Fewer, Erik Eriksson, Alain Desgagne, Timothy Hutchins, Theodore Baskin, Axel Strauss, Richard Allen Roberts, Andrew Wan, Brian Manker, Yegor Dyachkov, Stephen Algie, Abe Kestenberg, Jocelyn Couture, Trevor Dix, Maria Popescu, Mark Austin Howle, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Chester Doxas, Francois Stevenson, David Laing, Greg G Amirault, Alexander David Johnson, Jennifer Swartz, Brian Robinson, Ali Yazdanfar, Alexander Read, Marcelle Mallette, Felicia Moye, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Denys Derome, Joshua Rager, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Simon Aldrich, Daniele Bourget (Fall) Andre White, Kevin Dean, David Laing, Sara Laimon, Marina Mdivani, Axel Strauss, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Trevor Dix, Maria Popescu, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUIN 381
  • MUIN 481 BMus Practical Lessons 8 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Francisco J Lozano, Remi Bolduc, Christopher McCann, Sara Laimon, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Marina Mdivani, John Zirbel, Matt Haimovitz (Fall) David Grott, Kevin Dean, David Laing, Francisco J Lozano, William V Mahar, Maria Popescu, Kenneth Bibace, Sara Laimon, Brian Robinson, Jean Gaudreault, Marina Mdivani, James Box, John Zirbel, Andrew Dunn, Hank Knox, Jérôme Ducharme, Kyoko Hashimoto, Winston Purdy, Stephane Levesque, Robert Crowley, Michael Dumouchel, Matt Haimovitz, Sanford Sylvan, Joanne Kolomyjec, Denise Lupien, David R Martin, Greg G Amirault, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Michel Lambert, Alec Walkington, Andre White, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Ilya Poletaev, Andre J Roy, Frédéric Lambert, Pierre Beaudry, Elizabeth Dolin, Russell Devuyst, Mark Fewer, Erik Eriksson, Alain Desgagne, Timothy Hutchins, Theodore Baskin, Axel Strauss, Richard Allen Roberts, Andrew Wan, Brian Manker, Yegor Dyachkov, Stephen Algie, Jacqueline Leclair, Greg Clayton, Jocelyn Couture, Mark Austin Howle, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Steve Amirault, Fraser Hollins, Remi Bolduc, Chester Doxas, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Christopher McCann, Francois Stevenson, Alexander David Johnson, Jennifer Swartz, Ali Yazdanfar, Alexander Read, Marcelle Mallette, Felicia Moye, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Denys Derome, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Trevor Dix, Simon Aldrich, Daniele Bourget (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUIN 480
  • MUIN 482 BMus Performance Examination 3

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Assessment of student's progress in the practical area.

    Terms: Fall 2014

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

    • Exam details are to be found under Examinations and Goals in Practical Subjects in the Music Chapter of the University Calendar.

Complementary Performance (18 credits)

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

12 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: Andrew Dunn, Alain Cazes (Fall) Andrew Dunn, 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: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 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.

6 credits, select MUEN 570 (1 credit x 6 semesters):

  • MUEN 570 Jazz Combo (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : A Jazz Improvisation Ensemble of approximately 4 to 9 players.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Donald Leyland Kennedy (Fall) Donald Leyland Kennedy (Winter)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: Audition.

Required Courses (30 credits)

Selected as follows:

12 credits of Jazz Improvisation
12 credits of Theory
6 credits of History

Jazz Improvisation

12 credits

  • MUJZ 223 Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Basic improvisational concepts with emphasis on time feel, phrasing, articulation, melodic development, voice leading, harmonic control and stylistic nuance. Memorization and aural recognition of standard jazz repertoire also stressed. The aural tradition of the music is emphasized through rhythmic/melodic dictation.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Alec Walkington, Greg Clayton (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: none.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors
  • MUJZ 224 Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Continuation of Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship MUJZ 223.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Greg Clayton, Alec Walkington (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 223.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors
  • MUJZ 423 Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Refinement of improvisational concepts in conjunction with ear training, leading towards the establishment of a personal style of playing. Complex forms and harmonies, and contemporary techniques. Memorization of large and varied repertoire is stressed. The ability to identify, transcribe and perform various melodies, rhythms, and complex harmonies by ear will be stressed.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Remi Bolduc, Fraser Hollins (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 224.
    • Corequisite: MUJZ 340.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors
  • MUJZ 424 Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Continuation of Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship MUJZ 423.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Remi Bolduc, Andre White (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 423.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors

Theory

12 credits

  • MUJZ 260 Jazz Arranging 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Introduction to concepts and techniques commonly used in jazz arranging. Notation, calligraphy and score preparation are discussed; including study of classical and contemporary scores by prominent jazz arrangers.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Joshua Rager, Donald Leyland Kennedy (Fall)

    • Corequisite: MUJZ 223.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors. Not open to students who have taken MUJZ 261D1/D2.
  • MUJZ 261 Jazz Arranging 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Consolidation of knowledge of basic concepts and techniques used in jazz arranging.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Joshua Rager, Donald Leyland Kennedy (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 260.
    • Corequisite: MUJZ 224.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors. Not open to students who have taken MUJZ 261D1/D2.
  • MUJZ 340 Jazz Composition 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Jazz composition based on the stylistic concepts of leading jazz composers. Development of a personal and creative compositional style and of control of factors such as: rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic continuity, vertical modal, and linear modal harmony, polychordal techniques, and non-functional harmonic concepts.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kevin Dean, Jean-Nicolas Trottier (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: MUJZ 224, MUJZ 260, MUJZ 261.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors. Not open to students who have taken MUJZ 340D1/D2.
  • MUJZ 341 Jazz Composition 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : A continuation of development of a personal and creative jazz compositional style.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kevin Dean, Jean-Nicolas Trottier (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MUJZ 260, MUJZ 261, MUJZ 340.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors. Not open to students who have taken MUJZ 340D1/D2.

History

6 credits

  • 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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Lloyd Whitesell (Fall) Steven Huebner (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUHL 186 or MUJZ 187
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUTH 301
  • MUJZ 493 Jazz Performance Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : An in-depth exploration of the performance practice of leading jazz figures, primarily through the study of solo transcriptions. Comparative study of conceptual differences in time feel, ornamentation, tone quality, articulation and harmonic and melodic approach. Detailed study of major rhythm sections and their interaction with soloists.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kevin Dean (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: MUJZ 187, MUJZ 224.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors

Complementary Music (4 credits)

One of the following pairs:

Select MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2 OR MUJZ 461D1 and MUJZ 461D2.

  • MUJZ 440D1 Advanced Jazz Composition (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : A continuation of MUJZ 340. This course will emphasize and facilitate the development of a personal and creative compositional style. Jazz aesthetics will be emphasized and explored in greater depth.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Joseph Leo Sullivan (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 340D1/D2, or MUJZ 340 and MUJZ 341
    • Corequisite: MUJZ 423
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors
    • Students must register for both MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2 together are equivalent to MUJZ 440
  • MUJZ 440D2 Advanced Jazz Composition (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : See MUJZ 440D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Joseph Leo Sullivan (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 440D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2 together are equivalent to MUJZ 440
  • MUJZ 461D1 Advanced Jazz Arranging (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : This course introduces advanced concepts in jazz writing by examining scores by historically-important jazz composers/arrangers, as well as contemporary masters. Student writing, including expanded combo, big band, and small group string projects, is geared toward public performance by McGill jazz ensembles and combos.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jean-Nicolas Trottier (Fall)

    • 2 hours
    • Prerequisites: MUJZ 340D1/D2 or both MUJZ 340 and MUJZ 341, and MUJZ 261 OR permission of instructor.
    • Corequisite: MUJZ 423.
    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors
    • Students must register for both MUJZ 461D1 and MUJZ 461D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUJZ 461D1 and MUJZ 461D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • MUJZ 461D2 Advanced Jazz Arranging (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : See MUJZ 461D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jean-Nicolas Trottier (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 461D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUJZ 461D1 and MUJZ 461D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Non-Music Electives (3 credits)

Free Electives (18 credits)

(May not include courses with a MUEN prefix)

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