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Major Performance Piano (125 credits)

Offered by: Performance     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Major Performance Piano program requires 90 credits (plus 35 credits for the freshman requirement for out-of-province students).

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

28 credits - Required Performance
14 credits - Complementary Performance
16 credits - Required Courses (Theory, Musicianship and Music History)
8 credits - Complementary Courses (Musicianship, Music History, Literature, or Performance Practice)
21 credits - Free Electives
3 credits - Non-Music Electives

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

Program Prerequisites - Freshman Program (35 credits)

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

23 credits of Prerequisite Courses
2 credits of Assigned Small Ensemble
4 credits of Basic Ensemble Training
6 credits of Non-Music Electives

Prerequisite Courses

23 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 below will be exempt from them and may proceed to more advanced courses.

Students who have been admitted to a degree or diploma program with keyboard as their principal instrument are exempt from MUSP 170 (but not from MUSP 171); see section on Keyboard Proficiency testing for complete information.

  • MUHL 186 Western Musical Traditions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : A survey of Western music from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis on key musical concepts and genres in their historical context and aural recognition of style.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Roe-Min Kok (Fall)

    • 3 hours
  • 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.
  • 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 140 Musicianship Training 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Rhythm and metre basic subdivisions and conducting patterns; intervals, chords, and scale patterns; non-modulating tonal melodies with treble and bass clefs; harmonic progressions emphasizing two-part outer voice structures.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Margaret Emily De Castro, Fredericka Petit-Homme, Pierrette Mather, Monica Asly, Adalyat Issiyeva (Fall)

    • 2 hours
    • Prerequisite: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent.
    • Corequisites: MUTH 150, MUSP 170
  • MUSP 141 Musicianship Training 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Rhythm and metre mixed divisions and syncopations; triadic and seventh chord voicings and disjunct pitch collections; chromatically embellished melodies adding alto clef; simple modulating harmonic progressions emphasizing two-part outer voice structures.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Justin B Mariner (Fall) Pierrette Mather, Margaret Emily De Castro, Fredericka Petit-Homme, Monica Asly (Winter)

    • 2 hours
    • Prerequisites: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent. MUSP 140
    • Corequisites: MUTH 151, MUSP 171
  • MUSP 170 Musicianship (Keyboard) 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Harmonic, melodic and rhythmic analysis at the keyboard through the study of rudiments, repertoire, chorale/score reading, transposition and harmonization.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Thomas Davidson, Jolan Ilona Kovacs, Julia Gavrilova, Jonathan Vromet, Marek Krowicki, Geoffrey Conquer (Fall) Jolan Ilona Kovacs (Winter)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent.
    • Corequisites: MUTH 150 and MUSP 140.
    • Course contents parallel with those of MUTH 150 and MUSP 140.
  • MUSP 171 Musicianship (Keyboard) 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Building chordal fluency. Harmonic vocabulary including sequences, chromaticism and modulation. Chorale and score reading with transposing instruments and alto/tenor clefs.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Julia Gavrilova, Jolan Ilona Kovacs, Mark McDonald (Fall) Thomas Davidson, Jolan Ilona Kovacs, Jonathan Vromet, Julia Gavrilova, Geoffrey Conquer (Winter)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: MUSP 170
    • Corequisites: MUTH 111 and MUSP 131; or MUTH 151 and MUSP 141
    • Restriction: All students admitted to B.Mus. and L.Mus. programs, including those with keyboard or guitar as their principal instrument, are required to take MUSP 171 Keyboard Lab, unless exempt on the basis of a placement test. Students who are exempt from MUTH 111 through placement tests must still take MUSP 171 (unless exempt) since this course forms the foundation of keyboard-based musicianship tasks at upper levels. (All Majors in Jazz Performance substitute MUJZ 171 for MUSP 171. Students in Jazz Performance who have completed MUJZ 170 and MUJZ 171, and who transfer to a Department of Theory program, will be required to complete MUSP 171.) Students who do not achieve a continuation pass in MUSP 171 must reregister for the course in the semester immediately following. Students who do not achieve a continuation pass after repeating the course will not be allowed to proceed with further Musicianship or Theory studies until a continuation pass is achieved. Tests for MUSP 171 are held in August-September, December-January, and April-May [as well as during the Summer Session when course(s) offered], the exact dates determined by the Department of Music Research.
    • Course contents parallel with those of MUTH 151 and MUSP 141.
  • MUTH 150 Theory and Analysis 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Diatonic chords and harmonic progressions, focus on outer-voice framework, cadences, embellishments, building chordal fluency in common-practice tonality, applied chords.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Robert Hasegawa (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent.
    • Corequisites: MUSP 140 and MUSP 170
  • MUTH 151 Theory and Analysis 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Sequences and modulation, chromatic vocabulary, analysis of simple theme types (sentence, period, hybrids) and fugal techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nicole Biamonte (Winter)

    • Pre- or Co-requisites: MUTH 150, MUSP 140 and MUSP 170
    • Corequisites: MUSP 141 and MUSP 171

Required Performance (28 credits)

28 credits, select all the courses below:

  • 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 333 Piano Techniques 2

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical examination in piano techniques.

    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.

    • pass/fail
    • Mandatory test for pianists to be taken prior to the Performance 2 Exam.
  • MUIN 369 Concerto

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument

    Terms: Fall 2014

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

    • pass/fail
    • Mandatory test for pianists
  • 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 433 Piano Techniques 3

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical examination in piano techniques.

    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.

    • pass/fail
    • Mandatory test for pianists to be taken prior to the Performance 3 Exam.
  • 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.
  • MUPG 350 Introduction to Piano Pedagogy (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : An introduction to pedagogical methods, philosophies and materials, including selected graded repertoire and materials for technical and musical advancement on the instrument.

    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: MUIN 382
  • MUPG 356 Piano Repertoire Studies 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Selected keyboard and piano repertoire to 1830.

    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.

  • MUPG 357 Piano Repertoire Studies 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Selected piano repertoire from 1830 to the present. Familiarity with scores and recorded examples will be required.

    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.

  • MUPG 541 Senior Piano Seminar 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : In-class performance and analysis of solo and ensemble repertoire, including historical and modern recordings.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Ilya Poletaev, Kyoko Hashimoto (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite(s): MUIN 382 or MUIN 352, and 4 semesters of Basic Ensemble.
    • Restriction: Only open to Faculty of Music Piano Performance students
  • MUPG 542 Senior Piano Seminar 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Issues of piano pedagogy and preparation for competitions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kyoko Hashimoto, Ilya Poletaev (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUPG 541
    • Restriction: Only open to Faculty of Music Piano Performance students.

Complementary Performance (14 credits)

Large Ensemble during the first four terms (2 credits x 4 semesters).

14 credits of complementary performance selected as follows:

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 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.

Assigned small ensemble - during every term of enrolment as a full-time or part-time student.

6 credits from:

  • MUEN 556 Introduction to Collaborative Piano 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Aspects and techniques of performing in ensembles, including vocal accompanying, piano duos, instrumental duos and chamber ensemble work. Ensemble score-reading, preparation and performance analysis.

    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 hours
    • Prerequisite: Audition
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUEN 583
    • Open to singers and pianists.
  • MUEN 557 Introduction to Collaborative Piano 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Developing the collaborative performance. Masterclass-style coaching of assignments in vocal accompanying, piano duos, instrumental duos and chamber ensemble work. Further ensemble score-reading, preparation and performance analysis.

    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: Audition
  • 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, Caroline Lizotte (Fall) Douglas McNabney, Brian Robinson, Ali Yazdanfar, Andrew Dunn (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 581 Piano Ensemble Seminar 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Concentration on interpretation and performance of piano duet and two piano repertoire.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Marina Mdivani (Fall) Marina Mdivani (Winter)

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisite: Piano Concentration 1 Examination or Audition.
  • MUEN 582 Piano Ensemble Seminar 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble playing in two-piano and piano 4-hand repertoire.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Marina Mdivani (Fall) Marina Mdivani (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUEN 581 or permission of the instructor.
  • MUEN 584 Studio Accompanying (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Highly qualified collaborative partners will be assigned to work independently with studio teachers and their students.

    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.
  • 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.

Required Courses (16 credits)

16 credits of required courses selected as follows:

9 credits of Theory
4 credits of Musicianship
3 credits of Music History

Theory

9 credits

  • MUTH 250 Theory and Analysis 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Compositional resources of late 18th and early 19th century music. Analysis of forms common to the period c. 1770 - 1840, including Classical sonata forms in several media.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: René Rusch (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUTH 151
    • Corequisite: MUSP 240
  • 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

4 credits

  • MUSP 240 Musicianship Training 3 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Rhythm and metre mixed divisions and two-part work; additional chordal voicings and pitch collections; melodies modulating to closely-related keys adding tenor clef; harmonic progression including applied chords; two-part keyboard-style passages.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

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

    • Prerequisites: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent. MUSP 141
    • Corequisite: MUTH 250
  • 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

Music History

3 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

Complementary Courses (8 credits)

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 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

Music History, Literature or Performance Practice (6 credits)

3 credits from:

  • MUHL 366 The Era of the Fortepiano (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Survey of the repertoire for keyboard 1750-1850: the instruments, Empfindsamkeit, gallant style, London, Paris, Vienna, the Czech school, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, sonatas, variations, character pieces, "high" and "low" salon music, virtuosos and the virtuoso repertoire, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Mendelssohn, early Liszt.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    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 395 Keyboard Literature before 1750 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : The solo repertoire for organ, harpsichord, and clavichord from 1400 to 1750: intabulation, cantus firmus treatment, indigenous keyboard genres, German organ literature, French harpsichord repertoire.

    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 396 Era of the Modern Piano (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Survey of keyboard repertoire from 1850 to the present: instruments, the crisis at mid-century, character pieces, Brahms, late Liszt, national schools, commercialization - the concert hall, music for the bourgeois - salon music, Scriabin, the Second Viennese School, Impressionism, Neo-Classicism, Neo-Romanticism, serialism, the sonata in the 20th-century, North American composers.

    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

3 credits from courses with a MUHL or MUPP prefix

Free Electives (21 credits)

(May not include courses with a MUEN prefix.)

Non-Music Electives (3 credits)

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