Music Composition; B.Mus. (Minor)

Program Overview

The Minor in Composition offers a cross section of courses of the type taken by Composition majors, giving non-Composition majors the chance to explore a number of subjects specifically from a composer's vantage point. The required courses introduce students to important fundamental techniques in orchestration, instrumental composition, and digital composition; the complementary theory electives provide additional tools in analysis, and written expression of ideas related to composition.

Enrollment

This minor program is open to all B.Mus. students (with the exception of students in the B.Mus. Major in Composition), subject to the approval of the Schulich School of Music.  Enrollment is limited, and students are strongly recommended to submit a sample composition.

Requirements

Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Minor Composition(18 Credits)

    Offered by:Music Research
    Degree:Bachelor of Music

Program Requirement:

The Minor Composition is available to all students with approval (with the exception of students in the Major Composition.) This option will take the place of music and/or free electives.

Required Courses (9 credits)


  • MUCO 230 The Art of Composition 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUCO 260 Instruments of the Orchestra 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUCO 341 Digital Studio Composition 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits selected from


  • MUHL 385 Early Twentieth-Century Music 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUHL 391 Canadian Music 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUHL 392 Music since 1945 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUTH 322 Topics in Post-Tonal Analysis 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUTH 539 Topics in Adv Writing Tech 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Application

Application Deadline:May 1 [Extended to June 1, 2020]

How to Apply: Complete the online application form. You will be notified of the results via email by the end of June. If you have questions, contact the Department of Music Research (email: research.music [at] mcgill.ca, phone: 514-398-4542).

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