Music (MUAR)

Music (MUAR)

Location

Location

  • Strathcona Music Building
  • 555 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal QC H3A 1E3
  • Telephone: 514-398-4535
  • Fax: 514-398-1540
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/music

About Music Programs in Arts

About Music Programs in Arts

Available within the Faculty of Arts are a major and a minor concentration in Music.

Arts students may also apply to the other music minors (Music Composition; Music Education; Music History; Music Theory; Musical Applications of Technology; and Musical Science and Technology) as long as they have the necessary music prerequisites.

These programs are intended for students who have at least high school matriculation or the equivalent. Students without the formal music prerequisites must speak with a Music Adviser prior to registration. Visit the Music Program website for more information.

B.A. students should consult with an Arts OASIS Adviser and the B.A. Music Adviser to ensure that they have the necessary prerequisites prior to applying to the music programs. Arts students may be advised to write placement examinations in music theory, music history, musicianship, and/or keyboard proficiency before they begin the music programs.

Admission to the B.A. program is granted according to criteria established by the Faculty of Arts. For more information, see:

Undergraduate students interested in a more intensive music program, including practical instruction on an instrument or in voice and additional ensemble participation, should consider the Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) degree or the Licentiate program (L.Mus.) offered by the Schulich School of Music; see Schulich School of Music > Undergraduate > Overview of Programs > Degrees and Diplomas Offered.

Music Ensembles

Music Ensembles

All McGill students enrolled in a degree program may audition for a variety of ensembles offered through the Schulich School of Music. The majority of the ensemble auditions take place only once a year, generally during the first week of September. If you pass the audition, you may participate in the assigned ensemble(s). Consult with your home faculty adviser to determine if you may apply the ensemble credits toward your degree. The schedule and requirements for ensemble auditions are available on the Ensemble website.

Music Ensembles
MUEN 496 (2) Opera Studio
MUEN 563 (2) Jazz Vocal Workshop
MUEN 567 (1) Beethoven Orchestra
MUEN 569 (1) Tabla Ensemble
MUEN 572 (2) Cappella Antica
MUEN 573 (2) Baroque Orchestra
MUEN 590 (2) McGill Wind Orchestra
MUEN 593 (section 001) (2) Choral Ensembles (Schulich Singers)
MUEN 593 (section 002) (2) Choral Ensembles (Concert Choir)
MUEN 593 (section 003) (2) Choral Ensembles (University Chorus)
MUEN 594 (2) Contemporary Music Ensemble
MUEN 595 (2) Jazz Ensembles
MUEN 597 (2) McGill Symphony Orchestra

Courses Offered by the Schulich School of Music for All Undergraduate Students

Courses Offered by the Schulich School of Music for All Undergraduate Students

The music courses referred to below are open to students from other faculties who are not necessarily enrolled in a music program. Consult with your home faculty adviser to see how these courses may fit into your program.

MUAR Courses

These are considered to be general music courses taught in the Faculty of Arts, but cannot be credited toward the B.Mus., L.Mus., or B.A. Major or Minor Concentration in Music programs.

MUAR Courses
MUAR 201 (3) Basic Materials: Western Music
MUAR 211 (3) The Art of Listening
MUAR 374 (3) Special Topics in Music
MUAR 392 (3) Popular Music after 1945
MUAR 393 (3) Introduction to Jazz
MUAR 399 (3) Music and Queer Identity

MUPD and MUSR Courses

These are courses designed for all students who wish to acquire the business know-how in a music profession or to learn about audio recording.

MUPD and MUSR Courses
MUPD 200 (3) Introduction to Music Marketing
MUPD 201 (3) Business Fundamentals for Musicians
MUSR 200 (3) Audio Recording Essentials
MUSR 201 (3) Audio Production Essentials
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 17, 2017) (disclaimer)

Music (MUAR) Faculty

Music (MUAR) Faculty

Department of Music Research Chair
Roe-Min Kok
Department of Performance Chair
Stéphane Lemelin
Associate Dean (Academic and Student Affairs), Schulich School of Music
  • jacqueline.leclair [at] mcgill.ca (Jacqueline Leclair)
  • 514-398-4535, ext. 1882
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 17, 2017) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Music (18 credits)

Students in the B.A. Freshman program who are considering a Music concentration should see the Freshman adviser in Arts OASIS in Dawson Hall. They should also see a Music adviser in order to ensure that they include any necessary prerequisite Music courses (based on the results of placement examinations) in their first-year selection. Questions regarding the...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Music (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Music (36 credits)

This Major concentration studies music as a vital art form in contemporary society and in the history of Western civilization. Its central purpose emphasizes music within broader intellectual and cultural contexts; the Major concentration's premise is that, as a product of culture, music must be considered in relation to the other humanistic disciplines. This...

For more information, see Major Concentration Music (36 credits).

Music (MUAR) Related Programs

Music (MUAR) Related Programs

Minor in Musical Applications of Technology

Minor in Musical Applications of Technology

(18 credits) (Non-Expandable)

[Program registration cannot be done via Minerva.]

Detailed information about this program is found in Schulich School of Music > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Department of Music Research: Composition; Music Education; Music History; Theory; Faculty Program > Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Minor Musical Applications of Technology (18 credits).

Minor in Musical Science and Technology

Minor in Musical Science and Technology

(18 credits) (Non-Expandable)

[Program registration cannot be done via Minerva.]

Detailed information about this program is found in Schulich School of Music > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Department of Music Research: Composition; Music Education; Music History; Theory; Faculty Program > Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Minor Musical Science and Technology (18 credits).

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