Requirements and Courses (Orchestral Instruments & Guitar M.Mus.)

Master of Music (M.Mus.) Performance: Orchestral Instruments, Guitar (Thesis)(45 Credits)

    Offered by:Music
    Degree:Master of Music

Program Requirement:

The M.Mus. Performance; Orchestral Instruments, Guitar program provides instrumentalists and guitarists with the opportunity to hone their artistry and expressive, interpretive skills. The program combines performance with seminars in performance practice in the broader humanistic and scientific contexts of music and artistic research-creation.

Students admitted to the M.Mus. Performance; Orchestral Instruments, Guitar program who have undergraduate degrees other than the B.Mus.; Major Performance (Orchestral Instruments) or B.Mus. Major in Performance (Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar) from McGill University, may be required to successfully complete one or more undergraduate courses before completion of the Master's degree. Students with a B.Mus.; Major in Performance (Orchestral Instruments) or a B.Mus.; Major in Performance; (Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar) degree from McGill University may be required to successfully complete MUPD 560 Introduction to Research Methods in Music before completion of the Master's program.

Required Course


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


Required Thesis Courses (18 credits)


  • MUIN 620 Performance Tutorial 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 621 Performance Tutorial 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 622 Performance Tutorial 3 3 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 622D1 Performance Tutorial 3 1.5 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 622D2 Performance Tutorial 3 1.5 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

* Students may take MUIN 622 or MUIN 622D1 and MUIN 622D2.


Complementary Courses (27 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 603 Recital Project 4 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 604 Chamber Music Recital 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

  • MUPG 606 Interdisciplinary Project 1 3 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 607 Interdisciplinary Project 2 6 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 608 Orchestral Repertoire Exam 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 609 Orchestral Repertoire Exam 2 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 610 Orchestral Repertoire Exam 3 9 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

* May take MUPG 606 or MUPG 607


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.

Students take 9 credits from either Guitar or Orchestral Instruments courses from the following:



    Guitar:
    3 credits (three terms) of:


    • MUEN 562 Guitar Ensemble 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    3-6 credits from the following:


    • MUEN 540 Chamber Music Project 1 0.5 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 541 Chamber Music Project 2 0.5 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 561 2nd Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 568 Multiple Ensemble 1 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 569 Tabla Ensemble 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 571 Free Improvisation 1 1 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 572D1 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 572D2 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 666 Fretboard Guitar Project 3 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 669 Guitar Pedagogy Project 3 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    * May be taken only once.


    0-3 credits of seminar at the 600 level or higher with the prefix MUCO, MUGS, MUGT, MUHL, MUMT, MUPP or MUTH.


      OR


      Orchestral Instruments:
      6 credits (three terms) from the following:


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

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


      And 3 credits from either Strings, Winds and Brass, or Percussion, or Harp:

      Strings, Winds and Brass:

      2 credits (two terms) from the following:


      • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 591 Brass Consort 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      1 credit from the following:


      • MUEN 540 Chamber Music Project 1 0.5 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 541 Chamber Music Project 2 0.5 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 561 2nd Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 568 Multiple Ensemble 1 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 569 Tabla Ensemble 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 591 Brass Consort 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 599 Jazz Studio Orchestra 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 571 Free Improvisation 1 1 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D1 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D2 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Percussion:
      1 credit of:


      • MUEN 598 Percussion Ensembles 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      2 credits from the following:


      • MUEN 540 Chamber Music Project 1 0.5 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 541 Chamber Music Project 2 0.5 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 561 2nd Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 568 Multiple Ensemble 1 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 569 Tabla Ensemble 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 598 Percussion Ensembles 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 571 Free Improvisation 1 1 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D1 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D2 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Harp:
      3 credits from the following:


      • MUEN 540 Chamber Music Project 1 0.5 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 541 Chamber Music Project 2 0.5 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 561 2nd Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 568 Multiple Ensemble 1 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 569 Tabla Ensemble 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 571 Free Improvisation 1 1 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D1 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D2 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      * May be taken only once.


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