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Major Performance Voice (123 credits)

Offered by: Performance     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Major Performance Voice program requires 90 credits (plus 33 credits for the Freshman requirement for out-of-province students).

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

18 credits - Required Performance
21 credits - Complementary Performance
25 credits - Required Courses (Theory, Musicianship, Music History, and Diction)
8 credits - Complementary Musicianship and History/Literature
3 credits - Non-Music Electives
15 credits - Free Electives

Special Requirements:

Continuation in the program requires a minimum grade of B- in practical instruction/exams, ensembles, and voice coaching.

Program Prerequisites - Freshman Program (33 credits)

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

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

Prerequisite Courses

23 credits, all of the courses below:

Note: Applicants 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.

  • 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 (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 (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, Adalyat Issiyeva, Monica Asly (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (Fall) Andre White, Kevin Dean, David Laing, Sara Laimon, Marina Mdivani, Axel Strauss, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Trevor Dix, Maria Popescu (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 (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 (21 credits)

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

12 credits of complementary performance selected 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 554 Opera Excerpts (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Opera scenes from all periods; including Baroque, Classical, 19th and 20th century, and new works from this century in original languages.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jonathan David Patterson (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Audition
  • 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.

9 credits of complementary performance selected from:

  • MUIN 300 Voice Coaching 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual coaching on repertoire.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Valerie Kinslow, Hank Knox, Marie-Ève Scarfone, Louise Pelletier, Michael McMahon, Louise Diamond, Olivier Godin, Dana Nigrim (Fall) Marie-Ève Scarfone, Valerie Kinslow, Dana Nigrim, Louise Pelletier, Louise Diamond, Olivier Godin (Winter)

  • MUIN 301 Voice Coaching 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual coaching on repertoire.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Louise Diamond, Louise Pelletier, Marie-Ève Scarfone (Fall) Valerie Kinslow, Hank Knox, Marie-Ève Scarfone, Dana Nigrim, Louise Pelletier, Michael McMahon, Louise Diamond, Olivier Godin (Winter)

  • MUPG 296 Acting for Voice (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Acting methods focused on improvisation, open scenes, and script analysis, including Laban theory and character development based on environments, relationships, objectives, obstacles, tactics and stakes.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jonathan David Patterson (Fall)

    • 1 hour
  • MUPG 297 Movement for Voice (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Critical awareness of the body in space, interpersonal and intrapersonal knowledge of one's own spine, torso, and extremities and their function in movement as well as stillness. Methods may include Feldenkreis, period dance, Tai Chi and/or Alexander Technique.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jonathan David Patterson (Fall)

    • 1 hour
  • MUPG 300 Music Performance Strategies (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Based on the theoretical framework of sports psychology. Students explore the existing practicing and coping strategies for music performance: i.e. stress models and theories, stress physiological response, stress management, cognitive and physiological techniques (e.g. mental imagery, time management, attention/concentration, memory, relaxation and meditation, etc.). Assignments include practical exercises and written reflection on personal practice.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Isabelle Cossette (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Only open to B.Mus. students in U2 and U3, A.Dip. students, or with permission from the instructor. Not open to students who have taken MUPG 474 when topic/content was "Music Performance Strategies".
  • MUPG 309 Advanced Diction (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Advanced lyric diction.

    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: MUPG 209
    • Restriction: Open to singers and collaborative pianists.
  • MUPG 353 Song Repertoire Class (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Art song repertoire from the late eighteenth century to the present, including the reciprocal relationship between poet and composer and it's expression through performance and performance history.

    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 380 Oratorio Class (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Standard solo oratorio repertoire with an emphasis on performance, performance practice and the interpretation of sacred text within a concert setting.

    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 453 Contemporary Repertoire for Voice (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Techniques on learning and performing music from the beginning of atonality to music of the present day. Exploration of unique notations and extended vocal 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.

    • Prerequisite: Audition

MUEN courses at the 400 or 500 level (maximum 4 credits)

Required Courses (25 credits)

Selected as follows:

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

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

Diction

9 credits

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 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

History/Literature

6 credits 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

Electives (18 credits)

3 credits of non-Music Electives

15 credits of Free Electives (may not include courses with a MUEN prefix)

Prior to, or concurrent with registration in the corresponding Diction courses, the Voice Major must furnish evidence of having completed English Second Language courses, ITAL 205D1/ITAL 205D2, GERM 202, and FRSL 207, or their equivalent. This language requirement may be fulfilled by appropriate high school or CEGEP courses, or as part of the non-music and/or free elective requirements above, or by extra university courses.

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