Requirements and Courses (Conducting M.Mus.)

Master of Music (M.Mus.) Performance: Conducting (Thesis)(45 Credits)

    Offered by:Music
    Degree:Master of Music

Program Requirement:

The M.Mus. in Performance; Conducting program allows students to specialize in instrument or choral conducting. The program provides for concentrated podium time, interactions with world-class conductors, score study and the development of rehearsal technique. A range of seminars provides for the in-depth study of performance practice and the development of analytical skills.

Students admitted to the M.Mus. in Performance; Conducting program who have undergraduate degrees other than the B.Mus. from McGill University may be required to successfully complete one or more undergraduate course(s) before completion of the Master's degree. Students with a B.Mus. degree from McGill University may be required to successfully complete MUPD 560 Introduction to Research Methods in Music, some diction courses, orchestration classes and a keyboard course before completion of the Master's program.

Required Courses (21 credits)


  • MUGS 605 Graduate Perf. Colloquium
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 580 Rehearsal Tech for Conductors 1.5 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

* 2 terms of MUPG 580


Thesis Courses


  • MUIN 630 Conducting Tutorial 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 631 Conducting Tutorial 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 632 Conducting Tutorial 3 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 600 Recital Project 1 9 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Complementary Courses (24 credits)

9 credits from the following:


  • MUPG 601 Recital Project 2 9 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 602 Recital Project 3 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 605 Recording Project 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


3 credits from the following:


  • MUPP 690 Performance Practice Seminar 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 691 Performance Practice Seminar 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 692 Performance Practice Seminar 3 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 693 Performance Practice Seminar 4 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 694 Performance Practice Seminar 5 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 695 Performance Practice Seminar 6 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


A 3 credit seminar at the 600 level or higher with the prefix MUCO, MUGS, MUGT, MUHL, MUMT, MUPP or MUTH.



    A 3 credit seminar at the 600 level or higher, approved by the Schulich School of Music.



      6 credits (3 terms) of:


      • MUEN 572 Cappella Antica 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 573 Baroque Orchestra 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 590 McGill Wind Orchestra 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 592 Chamber Jazz Ensemble 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 593 Choral Ensembles 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 594 Contemporary Music Ensemble 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 595 Jazz Ensembles 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 597 McGill Symphony Orchestra 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


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