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McGill's renowned Schulich School of Music presents more than 650 concerts a yea

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Renowned for its orchestral, wind, percussion, contemporary music, choral, opera, jazz, chamber and early music ensembles, the Schulich School of Music presents more than 650 concerts and events each academic year – averaging more than two a day. Those are just some of the performance opportunities you'll have at Canada's largest music school – you'll also have five recording studios, two concert halls, recital halls, computer and digital composition labs, and a state-of-the-art music library at your disposal, not to mention world-class research and production facilities. Your contact with leading professional musicians, arts organizations, research societies and music industry experts will provide extensive practical experience and prepare you for the demands of professional life.


B.Mus.: Bachelor of Music

General Music (Faculty Program)
Music History
Music Theory
Performance (Keyboard [Piano, Organ, Harpsichord], Voice, Orchestral Instruments, Early Music, Jazz, Classical Guitar)

Major streams are offered in the disciplines mentioned above. The B.Mus. curriculum includes individual lessons, ensemble participation, and course work in music history, theory and analysis, and musicianship. Students are also able to complete courses in the Faculties of Arts and Science.

+ Music Research       
- Musical Applications of Technology   Minor  
- Musical Science and Technology   Minor  
- Music Education   Minor  
- Composition Major  Minor  
- Music    

Faculty Program

Faculty Program (Jazz Stream)

- Music History Major Minor  
- Theory Major  Minor  
+ Performance      
- Early Music (Baroque Violin, Viola, Cello, Viola da Gamba, Flute, Recorder, Oboe, Organ, Harpsichord and Early Brass Instruments) Major    
- Early Music (Voice) Major    
- Jazz Performance (Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Voice) Major    
- Orchestral Instruments Major    
- Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar Major    
- Piano Major    
- Voice Major    
+ Management Minor Programs      
- Management   Minor  
- Marketing   Minor  

Concurrent Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Music Education, offered as a concurrent Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education (B.Mus./B.Ed.) program, prepares students to teach music at the primary and secondary school levels.

+ Music Research  
- Music Education – Music Elementary and Secondary Major

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major Concentration in Music

This program, offered through the Faculty of Arts, is for those seeking a more broadly based undergraduate liberal arts education. Private lessons are not offered in this program.

Minors available:

- Musical Applications of Technology (scientific and applied tracks; see also Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science)
- Music Education
- Composition
- Music History
- Theory
- Minor Concentration in Music for Arts/Science students (see Faculty of Arts)

Students may also wish to pursue Minors offered by other Faculties.

L.Mus.: Licentiate in Music

Performance: Keyboard (Piano, Organ, Harpsichord), Voice, Orchestral Instruments, Early Music, Jazz, Classical Guitar

+ Performance  
- All Instruments Except Piano, Voice and Jazz Major
- Jazz Major
- Piano Major
- Voice Major

A.Dip.: Artist Diploma

Performance (same as L.Mus.; not available in Jazz)

The three-year Licentiate in Music (L.Mus.) program in Performance and in Jazz Performance as well as the two-year Artist Diploma (A.Dip., normally post-baccalaureate) in Performance are designed for advanced instrumentalists who wish to concentrate on their practical subjects while limiting theoretical and general academic requirements.

+ Performance  
- All Instruments Major
- Voice Major


  • Our recently constructed New Music Building incorporates the Tanna Schulich Recital Hall, the Wirth Opera Studio, the world's finest scoring stage, the Marvin Duchow Music Library plus cutting-edge research and production facilities for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT). An increasing number of performances from Tanna Schulich Recital Hall, Pollack Concert Hall and historic Redpath Hall are web and podcast, in addition to the traditional radio broadcasts made possible by our partnership with CBC and Société Radio-Canada.
  • The McGill Conservatory of Music is the community program of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, offering a wide range of musical instruction for students of all ages and abilities.

Research institutes

Degrees offered

  • B.Mus.
  • Concurrent B.Mus. and B.Ed.
  • B.A.
  • L.Mus.
  • A.Dip.
  • GDPP
  • M.A.
  • M.Mus.
  • D.Mus.
  • Ph.D.

Departments and areas

  • Performance:
    Brass, Choral, Early Music & Harpsichord, Jazz, Opera, Organ & Church Music, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds
  • Music Research:
    Composition, Music History/Musicology, Music Education, Music Theory, Music Technology, Musicianship, Sound Recording.

Enrolment - Fall 2013

Canadian 460
International 89
Male 320


Canadian 187
International 117
Male 187
Female 117



Schulich School of Music
555 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1E3

Music Admissions Office
Tel.: 514 398-4546
undergradadmissions [dot] music [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email undergraduate admissions)
graduateadmissions [dot] music [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email graduate admissions)

Music Recruitment Office
Tel.: 514 398-2182
recruitment [dot] music [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

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