Major Music History (124 credits)

Offered by: Music Research     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Major Music History program requires 91 credits (plus 33 credits for the Freshman requirement for out-of-province students).

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: 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.

  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Steven Huebner (Fall)

    • 3 hours

  • MUIN 180 BMus Practical Lessons 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Joanne Kolomyjec, James Box, Russell Devuyst, John Zirbel, Peter Freeman, 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, 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, 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, Stéphane Lemelin, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Paul A Merkelo, Amy Hillis, Stephen Algie, Theodore Baskin, Alain Desgagne, Normand Forget, Timothy Hutchins, Abe Kestenberg, 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, Cindy Shuter, Jérôme Ducharme, Jennifer Swartz, David Mark Gossage, Valerie Kinslow, Eric Chappell, Andree Azar, Scott O Feltham, Daniele Bourget, Tatiana Dardykina, Felicia Moye, Dominique Labelle, Pierre Beaudry, Erik Eriksson, Anna Peletsis, Dave Turner, Sophie Tremblay, Jean-Michel Pilc, Francois Bourassa, Richard Stoelzel, Marie- Leclair, Yai-Yun Huang (Fall) Daniele Bourget, Kyoko Hashimoto, Martin Karlicek (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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Martin D Mangrum, Carolyn Christie, Mark Fewer (Fall) Michael McMahon, Cindy Shuter, Marina Mdivani, Ilya Poletaev, 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, 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, Stéphane Lemelin, Dominique Labelle, Ronald Di Lauro, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Paul A Merkelo, Amy Hillis, 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, Alejandro Dominguez, Pierre Beaudry, Erik Eriksson, Anna Peletsis, Dave Turner, Sophie Tremblay, Francois Bourassa, Jean-Michel Pilc, Marie- Leclair, Richard Stoelzel, Yai-Yun Huang, Benjamin Reimer, Shawn Eliot Mativetsky (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 2015

    Instructors: Jacqueline Leclair (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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Margaret Emily De Castro, Monica Asly, Fredericka Petit-Homme, Pierrette Mather (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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Monica Asly, 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 2015

    Instructors: Thomas Davidson, Jolan Ilona Kovacs, Julia Gavrilova (Fall)

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Julia Gavrilova, Jolan Ilona Kovacs (Fall) Thomas Davidson, Jolan Ilona Kovacs, Julia Gavrilova (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 2015

    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 2016

    Instructors: Nicole Biamonte (Winter)

Required 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 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Lisa Barg (Fall) David Brackett (Winter)

Complementary History (27 credits)

27 credits selected from Group I, II, and III, with a minimum of 6 credits from each group.

Group I

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUHL 380 Medieval Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : The medieval style - an intensive study of one or more selected topics from the repertoire. Possible subjects include liturgical chant, Notre Dame, the medieval motet, secular developments, and instrumental literature.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUHL 381 Renaissance Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Sacred and secular musical genres of the 15th and 16th Centuries. Various phases of imitative practice, cantus firmus and parody techniques. The emergence of homophonic textures in peripheral areas of the repertoire. Selected problems in the fields of theory, bibliography and aesthetics.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Catherine Anne Motuz (Winter)

  • MUHL 382 Baroque Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : A detailed examination of several selected areas of Baroque music. Topics will be drawn from different geographical regions (e.g., Italy, France, Germany, etc.) and encompass church, chamber and theatre music, as well as performance practice. Each topic will be related to general musical developments of the period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUHL 383 Classical Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : The period covered will be from approximately 1740-1828, from the schools of the Italian keyboard composers, opera buffa and seria, and composers centred at Mannheim, Paris, London, Berlin and Vienna, through the Viennese Classic period of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, to the death of Schubert.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUHL 591D1 Paleography (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : The theory and practice of musical transcription for the period 1100 to 1600. Black modal notation, Franconian notation, French and Italian Ars Nova notation, Mannerism, white mensural notation, proportions, and lute and keyboard tablatures will be studied.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Julie Emelyn Cumming (Fall)

  • MUHL 591D2 Paleography (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : See MUHL 591D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Julie Emelyn Cumming (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUHL 591D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUHL 591D1 and MUHL 591D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • MUPP 381 Topics in Performance Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance Practice : Issues in performance traditions. Topics focus on rhythmic interpretation, vocal and instrumental style, ornamentation, improvisation, performance venues and context. Sources include original notation and modern editions, treatises, iconography, organology, analysis, criticism, and recordings.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Tom Beghin (Winter)

    • 3 hours

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPP 385

  • MUTH 426 Topics in Early Music Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Music from before 1700 is analyzed using recently developed techniques as well as materials gathered from treatises contemporaneous with the music. The implications of analysis for performance are considered.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Peter N Schubert (Fall)

Group II

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUHL 384 Romantic Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : The Romantic style as traced by an analysis of works by the major composers of Lied, symphony, symphonic poem, chamber music, and opera.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUHL 385 Early Twentieth-Century Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Development of European, Russian, and American music from the 1890s until the early 1940s, tracing its roots in late 19th-century Romanticism and following its evolution in central Europe, France, and the United States. The music of major innovators such as Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Ives, and Varèse will be discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Lisa Barg (Fall)

  • MUHL 386 Chamber Music Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : The course will concentrate on the forms and media for chamber ensembles during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries: accompanied sonatas, duos, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets, divertimenti, and works for small chamber orchestra. Major works of the most representative composers will be discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Steven Huebner (Winter)

  • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUHL 389 Orchestral Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Study of the literature for orchestra alone, composed since the early 18th Century. The material will be divided as follows: 1) orchestral music to the time of Beethoven; 2) orchestral music from 1800 to 1860; 3) orchestral music from 1860 to 1900; 4) orchestral music of the 20th Century.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Jerry Cain (Fall)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUHL 391 Canadian Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Survey of music in Canada from the 16th Century to the present. Current musical organizations and institutions, and contemporary Canadian music will be stressed. Time permitting, brief reference will be made to the folk music of indigenous and immigrant groups.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Brian Cherney (Winter)

  • MUHL 392 Music since 1945 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Appearance and evolution of such post-war phenomena as total serialism, "chance" music of various kinds, and electronic music as seen in major figures such as Boulez, Stockhausen, Cage and others in Europe and the United States. Important developments during the 1960s. Rise of "minimalism" and "neo-Romanticism" during the 1970s and 80s.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUHL 397 Choral Literature after 1750 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : The development of sacred and secular choral music from 1750 to the present. Selected liturgical and secular works will be included; the Mass, the cantata, the oratorio and other genres. Form and stylistic considerations will be examined in representative works.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUHL 398 Wind Ensemble Literature after 1750 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Study of wind ensemble music from Handel to Xenakis as it evolved under the influences of changing musical taste and technological advance. Topics include wind chamber music, music of the French Revolution, the 19th-century military band and the development of school, college and professional bands since 1900.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Group III

  • MUHL 314 Women in Music: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : A cross-cultural exploration of women's musical achievements in various historical periods. Develops understanding of both music and the social, political, and cultural forces shaping it. Music includes: sacred, love songs, opera, contemporary instrumental composition, and improvised genres with study organized around topics like authorship, genius/virtuosity, voice, body, power and technology.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Lisa Barg (Winter)

  • MUHL 330 Music and Film (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : The modern genre of music for films, and its changing styles (symphonic, jazz, pop compilation) from the silent era to today. Includes study of major film composers in North America and other traditions; analysis of the role of music in cinematic narrative, expression and symbolism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUHL 342 History of Electroacoustic Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Investigation of the repertoire and techniques of electroacoustic music and the historical developments at important centres for research and creative activities. The roles of electronic and computer technologies in commercial and concert music are examined.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUHL 362 Popular Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : History, criticism, and analysis of twentieth-century repertoires of popular musics. Detailed examination of special topics. These include genre and style in 1970s rock and soul, history of the Broadway musical, approaches to the transcription of pop music, and/or constructions of race and gender in music video.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: David Brackett (Fall)

  • MUHL 375 Introduction to Ethnomusicology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Central themes and methods in contemporary ethnomusicology. Music and its meanings in several contrasting cultural regions and groups. Topics include: colonialism, politics, globalization, and the impact of technology. Techniques of transcription, ethnography, and fieldwork.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUHL 393 History of Jazz (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : A study of the history and development of jazz through listening, reading, video viewing, lectures and discussion. The central goals will be to learn how to hear jazz critically and to understand the values, meanings, and sensibilities of jazz as a social practice.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: David Brackett (Winter)

  • MUHL 529 Proseminar in Musicology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Study of selected methodologies in musicology through critical examination of significant texts. Topics may include approaches to historiography, biography, editing and source studies, as well as aesthetics, literary criticism, semiology, feminist musicology, and ideology critique. Works by Adler, Adorno, Dahlhaus, Kerman, McClary, Meyer, Nattiez, and Subotnik, among others, will be addressed.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Steven Huebner (Fall)

  • MUTH 541 Topics in Popular Music Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Different approaches to the analysis of popular music. Issues of transcription, notation, analytical pertinence, aesthetics, hermeneutics, and semiotics will be explored through transcription exercises, readings, and analysis of selected recordings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Required Courses (19 credits)

9 credits from Theory
4 credits from Musicianship
6 credits from Performance

Theory

  • 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 2015, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Jonathan Wild (Fall) Jonathan Wild (Summer)

  • 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 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Jonathan Wild, Nicole Biamonte, Justin B Mariner (Winter) Nicole Biamonte (Summer)

  • 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 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Robert Hasegawa (Winter) Robert Hasegawa (Summer)

Musicianship

  • 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 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

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

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

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

Performance

  • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    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, Joshua Rager, Francois Stevenson, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Sanford Sylvan, Maria Popescu, Martin Karlicek, Andrew Wan, Mark Fewer, Trevor Dix, Timothy Hutchins, Christopher McCann, Stephen Algie, Winston Purdy, Denise Lupien, Russell Devuyst, Martin D Mangrum, Theodore Baskin, Peter Freeman, Abe Kestenberg, Steve Amirault, Jocelyn Couture, Kevin Dean, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Jérôme Ducharme, Patil Harboyan, Cindy Shuter, Alec Walkington, David Laing, Ranee Y Lee, Michel Lambert, Brian Manker, Ilya Poletaev, Thomas Davidson, Denys Derome, Dennis Miller, 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, Tatiana Dardykina, Alexander David Johnson, Daniele Bourget, Jacqueline Leclair, Felicia Moye, Dominique Labelle, Bohdanna Novak, Helene Plouffe, 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, Andre White, Robert Crowley, Dimitrios Doxas, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, William V Mahar, Yegor Dyachkov, Douglas McNabney, Dave Turner, Marcelle Mallette, Katherine Petersen, Matthias Maute, Anna Peletsis, Alexander Read, Stéphane Lemelin, Gili Loftus, Denis Bluteau, Amy Hillis, Steven Arthur Dann, Aline Kutan, Tracy Smith, John Hollenbeck, Lisanne Tremblay, Jean-Michel Pilc, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Francois Bourassa, Richard Stoelzel, Jean-Francois Normand, Yai-Yun Huang, Jocelyne Roy (Fall) Axel Strauss, Jean Gaudreault, Martin D Mangrum, Allan Robert McLean, Carolyn Christie, Sara Laimon, Kenneth Bibace, Andre J Roy, Mark Fewer, Amy Hillis, Russell Devuyst, Stephen Algie (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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Hank Knox, Matt Haimovitz, Thomas Davidson, Christopher McCann, Maria Popescu, Francisco J Lozano, Marcelle Mallette, Alec Walkington, Fraser Hollins, Marek Krowicki, Brian Manker, Cindy Shuter (Fall) Dimitrios Doxas, 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, 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, Anna Peletsis, Alexander Read, Stéphane Lemelin, Tatiana Dardykina, Alexander David Johnson, Daniele Bourget, Jacqueline Leclair, Felicia Moye, Dominique Labelle, Denis Bluteau, Amy Hillis, Bohdanna Novak, Helene Plouffe, 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, Joshua Rager, Francois Stevenson, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Andre White, Sanford Sylvan, Maria Popescu, Martin Karlicek, Andrew Wan, Mark Fewer, Robert Crowley, Trevor Dix, Chloe Dominguez, Steven Arthur Dann, Tracy Smith, Jean-Michel Pilc, John Hollenbeck, Lisanne Tremblay, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Francois Bourassa, Richard Stoelzel, Jocelyne Roy, Yai-Yun Huang, Aline Kutan, Anja Strauss (Winter)

  • MUIN 283 BMus Concentration Final Examination

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

3 credits from Theory
2 credits from Musicianship
4 credits from Performance

Theory

3 credits of MUTH courses at the 200 or 300 level.

Musicianship

2 credits from:

  • MUSP 324 Musicianship for Strings (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Fundamental musicianship issues in the context of performance with an emphasis on intonation accuracy, rhythm, articulation, voice-leading and sound texture for strings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUSP 330 Musicianship for Woodwinds (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Fundamental musicianship issues in the context of performance with an emphasis on intonation accuracy, rhythm, articulation, voice-leading and sound texture for woodwinds.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUSP 335 Musicianship for Brass (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Fundamental musicianship issues in the context of performance with an emphasis on intonation accuracy, rhythm, articulation, voice-leading and sound texture for brass.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • 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 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Justin B Mariner, Thomas Davidson (Fall) Justin B Mariner (Winter) Justin B Mariner (Summer)

  • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • MUSP 355 Musicianship for Percussion (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Performance

Basic Ensemble

4 credits from:

  • MUEN 563 Jazz Vocal Workshop (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Vocal workshop for jazz musicians.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Sienna Dahlen (Fall) Bohdanna Novak (Winter)

  • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    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 2015, Winter 2016

    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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Alain Cazes (Fall) Alain Cazes (Winter)

    • 4-6 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition

  • MUEN 592 Chamber Jazz Ensemble (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : This ensemble will deal with the extensive repertoire of music which exists for small jazz orchestra (9-13 instruments).

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Jean-Sébastien Vallée (Fall) Jean-Sébastien Vallée (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 2015, Winter 2016

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

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUEN 595 Jazz Ensembles (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble for jazz - instruments and voice.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Joseph Leo Sullivan, Ronald Di Lauro, William V Mahar (Fall) Joseph Leo Sullivan, Ronald Di Lauro, William V Mahar (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 2015, Winter 2016

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

    • 6 - 7 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

Non-Music Electives (9 credits)

Free Electives (24 credits)

Schulich School of Music—2015-2016 (last updated Aug. 20, 2015) (disclaimer)