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Major Performance Piano (125 credits)

Offered by: Performance     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

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

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

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

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

Program Prerequisites - Freshman Program (35 credits)

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

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

Prerequisite Courses

23 credits, all of the courses below:

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

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

  • MUHL 186 Western Musical Traditions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2016

    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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Stephen Algie, Joanne Kolomyjec, James Box, Russell Devuyst, John Zirbel, Theodore Baskin, Alain Desgagne, Peter Freeman, Timothy Hutchins, Abe Kestenberg, Martin D Mangrum, Kyoko Hashimoto, 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, Richard Allen Roberts, Joshua Rager, Aline Kutan, Maria Popescu, Patil Harboyan, Martin Karlicek, Winston Purdy, Mark Fewer, Andrew Wan, Trevor Dix, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Marina Mdivani, Michael McMahon, Cindy Shuter, Ilya Poletaev, Jérôme Ducharme, Jennifer Swartz, Ali Yazdanfar, Elizabeth Dolin, Michel Lambert, 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, Ronald Di Lauro, 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, Felicia Moye, Dominique Labelle, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Paul A Merkelo, Amy Hillis, Pierre Beaudry, Erik Eriksson, Anna Peletsis, Dave Turner, Sophie Tremblay, Richard Stoelzel, Jean-Michel Pilc, John Hollenbeck, Elizabeth H MacMillan (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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Martin D Mangrum, Julia Gavrilova, Marina Mdivani (Fall) Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Michael McMahon, Cindy Shuter, Marina Mdivani, Ilya Poletaev, Jérôme Ducharme, 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, Alejandro Dominguez, Dominique Labelle, Ronald Di Lauro, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Paul A Merkelo, Amy Hillis, Pierre Beaudry, Erik Eriksson, Anna Peletsis, Dave Turner, Sophie Tremblay, 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, Richard Allen Roberts, Joshua Rager, Aline Kutan, Maria Popescu, Patil Harboyan, Martin Karlicek, Winston Purdy, Mark Fewer, Trevor Dix, Felicia Moye, Richard Stoelzel, Jean-Michel Pilc, Sienna Dahlen, Elizabeth H MacMillan (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 2016

    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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 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 2016

    Instructors: 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: Winter 2017

    Instructors: 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 2016

    Instructors: Thomas Davidson (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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Thomas Davidson (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 2016

    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 2017

    Instructors: Christoph Neidhofer (Winter)

Required Performance (28 credits)

28 credits, select all the courses below:

  • MUIN 280 BMus Practical Lessons 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Joanne Kolomyjec, James Box, Jean Gaudreault, John Zirbel, Simon Aldrich, Alain Desgagne, 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, Andre J Roy, Richard Allen Roberts, Joshua Rager, Francois Stevenson, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Andre White, Maria Popescu, Martin Karlicek, Andrew Wan, Mark Fewer, Trevor Dix, Dimitrios Doxas, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Timothy Hutchins, Christopher McCann, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Stephen Algie, Winston Purdy, William V Mahar, Russell Devuyst, Martin D Mangrum, Theodore Baskin, Peter Freeman, Abe Kestenberg, Jocelyn Couture, Kevin Dean, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Jérôme Ducharme, Patil Harboyan, Yegor Dyachkov, Cindy Shuter, Alec Walkington, David Laing, Ranee Y Lee, Michel Lambert, Douglas McNabney, Brian Manker, Dave Turner, Ilya Poletaev, Thomas Davidson, Denys Derome, 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, Gili Loftus, Tatiana Dardykina, Alexander David Johnson, Daniele Bourget, Jacqueline Leclair, Felicia Moye, Dominique Labelle, Denis Bluteau, Amy Hillis, Bohdanna Novak, Helene Plouffe, Steven Arthur Dann, Aline Kutan, Tracy Smith, John Hollenbeck, Lisanne Tremblay, Jean-Michel Pilc, Richard Stoelzel, John D Mac Master, Patrice Richer, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Sienna Dahlen, Paul A Merkelo (Fall) Axel Strauss, Jean Gaudreault, Martin D Mangrum, Allan Robert McLean, Carolyn Christie, Sara Laimon, Kenneth Bibace, Andre J Roy, Julia Gavrilova, Marina Mdivani (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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Hank Knox, Matt Haimovitz, Thomas Davidson, Christopher McCann, Maria Popescu, Francisco J Lozano, Marek Krowicki, Marcelle Mallette, Alec Walkington, Fraser Hollins, Brian Manker, Martin Karlicek, Marina Mdivani (Fall) Dimitrios Doxas, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Timothy Hutchins, Christopher McCann, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Stephen Algie, Winston Purdy, William V Mahar, Russell Devuyst, Martin D Mangrum, Theodore Baskin, Peter Freeman, Abe Kestenberg, Steve Amirault, Jocelyn Couture, Kevin Dean, Jeffrey E H Johnston, 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, 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, Chloe Dominguez, Daniele Bourget, Jacqueline Leclair, Felicia Moye, Dominique Labelle, Denis Bluteau, Amy Hillis, Bohdanna Novak, Helene Plouffe, Steven Arthur Dann, Aline Kutan, Tracy Smith, John Hollenbeck, Jean-Michel Pilc, Lisanne Tremblay, Joanne Kolomyjec, James Box, Jean Gaudreault, 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, Maria Popescu, Martin Karlicek, Andrew Wan, Mark Fewer, Trevor Dix, Richard Stoelzel, John D Mac Master, Patrice Richer, Francois Bourassa, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Paul A Merkelo (Winter)

  • 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 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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

  • MUIN 333 Piano Techniques 2

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical examination in piano techniques.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • pass/fail

    • Mandatory test for pianists to be taken prior to the Performance 2 Exam.

  • MUIN 369 Concerto

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • pass/fail

    • Mandatory test for pianists

  • MUIN 380 BMus Practical Lessons 5 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Fraser Hollins, Kenneth Bibace, Greg Clayton, Jocelyn Couture, Ronald Di Lauro, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Christopher McCann, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Andre White, Dimitrios Doxas, Joshua Rager, John Zirbel, James Box, Hank Knox, David Grott, Francisco J Lozano, Joanne Kolomyjec, Maria Popescu, Winston Purdy, Stephane Levesque, Alain Desgagne, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Remi Bolduc, Ilya Poletaev, Alec Walkington, Julia Gavrilova, Kyoko Hashimoto, 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, Axel Strauss, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Greg G Amirault, David Laing, Ranee Y Lee, Marcelle Mallette, William V Mahar, Jean Gaudreault, Patrice Richer, Garry M W Antonio, Timothy Dobby, Jennifer Swartz, Michael Dumouchel, Ali Yazdanfar, Eric Chappell, Brian Robinson, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Lena Weman Eriksson, Denys Derome, Daniele Bourget, Michel Lambert, Aline Kutan, Mark Austin Howle, Alexander David Johnson, Stéphane Lemelin, Alexander Read, Carolyn Christie, Felicia Moye, Kevin Dean, Matthias Maute, Sara Laimon, Steven Arthur Dann, Dominique Labelle, Bohdanna Novak, Richard Stoelzel, Jean-Michel Pilc, Dave Turner, Allan Robert McLean, John Hollenbeck, Sienna Dahlen (Fall) Matt Haimovitz, Marina Mdivani, Christopher McCann, Maria Popescu, Mark Austin Howle, Francisco J Lozano, Marcelle Mallette, Ranee Y Lee, Fraser Hollins, Patrice Richer, Brian Manker (Winter)

  • 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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Andre White, Sara Laimon, Marina Mdivani, Axel Strauss, Trevor Dix, Maria Popescu, Michel Lambert, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Marcelle Mallette, Felicia Moye, Stephen Algie, Stéphane Lemelin, Jeffrey E H Johnston (Fall) Joshua Rager, John Zirbel, James Box, Hank Knox, David Grott, Francisco J Lozano, Joanne Kolomyjec, Maria Popescu, Winston Purdy, Stephane Levesque, Alain Desgagne, Dimitrios Doxas, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Steve Amirault, Remi Bolduc, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Ilya Poletaev, Alec Walkington, Julia Gavrilova, Kyoko Hashimoto, 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, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Lena Weman Eriksson, Denys Derome, Daniele Bourget, Michel Lambert, Aline Kutan, Mark Austin Howle, Alexander David Johnson, Stéphane Lemelin, Chloe Dominguez, Alexander Read, Carolyn Christie, Felicia Moye, Kevin Dean, Matthias Maute, Sara Laimon, Steven Arthur Dann, Dominique Labelle, Jean-Michel Pilc, Bohdanna Novak, Fraser Hollins, Kenneth Bibace, Greg Clayton, Jocelyn Couture, Ronald Di Lauro, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Christopher McCann, Andre White, Richard Stoelzel, Allan Robert McLean, John Hollenbeck (Winter)

  • 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 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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

  • MUIN 433 Piano Techniques 3

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical examination in piano techniques.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • pass/fail

    • Mandatory test for pianists to be taken prior to the Performance 3 Exam.

  • MUIN 480 BMus Practical Lessons 7 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Fraser Hollins, Remi Bolduc, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Christopher McCann, Francois Stevenson, Andre White, David Grott, Kevin Dean, David Laing, Greg Clayton, Francisco J Lozano, William V Mahar, Kenneth Bibace, Ranee Y Lee, Sara Laimon, Jean Gaudreault, Marina Mdivani, James Box, John Zirbel, Hank Knox, Jérôme Ducharme, Kyoko Hashimoto, Winston Purdy, Stephane Levesque, Michael Dumouchel, Matt Haimovitz, Joanne Kolomyjec, Greg G Amirault, 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, Alexander David Johnson, Jennifer Swartz, Brian Robinson, Ali Yazdanfar, Alexander Read, Marcelle Mallette, Felicia Moye, Denys Derome, Joshua Rager, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Simon Aldrich, Daniele Bourget, Eric Chappell, Bohdanna Novak, Patrice Richer, Emmanuel Vukovich, Paul A Merkelo, Julia Gavrilova, Sienna Dahlen, Jean-Michel Pilc, Stéphane Lemelin, Richard Stoelzel, Garry M W Antonio, Matthias Maute (Fall) Andre White, Kevin Dean, David Laing, Sara Laimon, Marina Mdivani, Axel Strauss, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Trevor Dix, Maria Popescu, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Marcelle Mallette, Felicia Moye, Stephen Algie, Stéphane Lemelin, Jeffrey E H Johnston (Winter)

  • 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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Francisco J Lozano, Remi Bolduc, Christopher McCann, Sara Laimon, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Marina Mdivani, John Zirbel, Matt Haimovitz, Patrice Richer, Michel Lambert (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, Hank Knox, Jérôme Ducharme, Kyoko Hashimoto, Winston Purdy, Stephane Levesque, Michael Dumouchel, Matt Haimovitz, Joanne Kolomyjec, 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, Alexander David Johnson, Jennifer Swartz, Ali Yazdanfar, Alexander Read, Marcelle Mallette, Felicia Moye, Denys Derome, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Trevor Dix, Simon Aldrich, Daniele Bourget, Eric Chappell, Abe Kestenberg, Patrice Richer, Emmanuel Vukovich, Paul A Merkelo, Julia Gavrilova, Jean-Michel Pilc, John Hollenbeck, Bohdanna Novak, Steve Amirault, Fraser Hollins, Remi Bolduc, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Christopher McCann, Francois Stevenson, Stéphane Lemelin, Richard Stoelzel, Francois Bourassa, Garry M W Antonio, Matthias Maute (Winter)

  • 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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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

  • MUPG 350 Introduction to Piano Pedagogy (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • MUPG 356 Piano Repertoire Studies 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Selected keyboard and piano repertoire to 1830.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • MUPG 357 Piano Repertoire Studies 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • MUPG 541 Senior Piano Seminar 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Ilya Poletaev (Fall)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite(s): MUIN 382 or MUIN 352, and 4 semesters of Basic Ensemble.

    • Restriction: Only open to Faculty of Music Piano Performance students

  • MUPG 542 Senior Piano Seminar 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Issues of piano pedagogy and preparation for competitions.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Kyoko Hashimoto, Ilya Poletaev (Winter)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: MUPG 541

    • Restriction: Only open to Faculty of Music Piano Performance students.

Complementary Performance (14 credits)

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

14 credits of complementary performance selected as follows:

8 credits from:

  • MUEN 563 Jazz Vocal Workshop (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Vocal workshop for jazz musicians.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Valerie Kinslow (Fall) Valerie Kinslow (Winter)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUEN 587 Cappella McGill (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : An ensemble of 16 voices performing challenging repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. Since the expectation is a level of performance equivalent to a professional chamber ensemble, singers wishing to join this group should have had considerable ensemble experience, and advanced vocal and sight-reading skills.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

    • Note: May be taken instead of Choral Ensemble.

  • MUEN 590 McGill Wind Orchestra (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Large ensemble for wind instruments.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • 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 2016, Winter 2017

    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 2016, Winter 2017

    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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Joseph Leo Sullivan (Fall) Joseph Leo Sullivan (Winter)

    • 3-4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUEN 597 McGill Symphony Orchestra (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble for orchestral instruments.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

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

    • 6 - 7 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

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

6 credits from:

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

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • 2 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUEN 583

    • Open to singers and pianists.

  • MUEN 557 Introduction to Collaborative Piano 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Audition

  • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble for chamber music - various instruments.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Douglas McNabney, Brian Robinson, Ali Yazdanfar (Fall) Douglas McNabney, Brian Robinson, Ali Yazdanfar (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Audition.

    • Restriction(s): For Music students; open to others by permission of the Department.

  • MUEN 578 Song Interpretation 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Normally open only to Voice and Piano Performance students. Study of the standard song repertoire with emphasis on the singer and pianist as partners. A public recital will be given at the end of each term.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Michael McMahon (Fall) Michael McMahon (Winter)

    • 2 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUEN 579 Song Interpretation 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Study of song repertoire for singers and pianists.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Michael McMahon (Fall) Michael McMahon (Winter)

  • MUEN 581 Introduction to Ensemble Playing for Pianists (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • 1 hour

    • Prerequisite: Piano Concentration 1 Examination or Audition.

  • MUEN 582 Piano Ensembles (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

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

    • Prerequisite: MUEN 581 or permission of the instructor.

  • MUEN 584 Studio Accompanying (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Kyoko Hashimoto (Fall) Kyoko Hashimoto (Winter)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUEN 585 Sonata Masterclass (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Exploration of the vast literature for sonatas with piano and instrument, including multiple issues of ensemble preparation and performing.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Kyoko Hashimoto, Matt Haimovitz (Fall) Kyoko Hashimoto (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Audition or permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction: Limited to 4 advanced pianists and 4 instrumentalists.

Required Courses (16 credits)

16 credits of required courses selected as follows:

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

Theory

9 credits

  • MUTH 250 Theory and Analysis 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: Robert Hasegawa, Justin B Mariner, Edward Klorman (Winter)

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: Robert Hasegawa (Winter)

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 2016

    Instructors: Thomas Davidson, Monica Asly (Fall)

    • 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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Thomas Davidson, Monica Asly (Winter)

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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Lisa Barg (Fall) Steven Huebner (Winter)

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 2016, Winter 2017

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

  • 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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Music History, Literature or Performance Practice (6 credits)

3 credits from:

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

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 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: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Lloyd Whitesell (Winter)

3 credits from courses with a MUHL or MUPP prefix

Free Electives (21 credits)

(May not include courses with a MUEN prefix.)

Non-Music Electives (3 credits)

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