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Requirements and Courses (Piano M.Mus.)

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

    Offered by:Music
    Degree:Master of Music

Program Requirement:

The M.Mus.; Performance Piano program blends performance training with humanities-based scholarship in a vibrant musical environment. The program provides opportunities for chamber music and a range of recital options including solo and chamber music performance, sound recording, and creative interdisciplinary projects.

Students admitted to the M.Mus.; in Performance; Piano program who have undergraduate degrees other than the B.Mus.; Major in Performance Piano 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.; Major in Performance Piano degree from McGill University may be required to successfully complete MUPD 560 before completion of the Master's program.

Required Courses (21 credits)


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

  • MUPG 683 Piano Seminar 1 1.5 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 684 Piano Seminar 2 1.5 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Thesis Courses


  • 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

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 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

* Students may take either 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 a the 600 level or higher, approved by the Schulich School of Music.



    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

    • MUEN 578 Song Interpretation 1 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 579 Song Interpretation 2 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 582 Piano Ensembles 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 584 Studio Accompanying 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 585 Sonata Masterclass 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 588 Multiple Ensemble 2 1 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

    • MUEN 688 Multiple Ensembles 2 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPD 580 Piano Pedagogy Practicum 2 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 670 Advanced Continuo 1 2 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 670D1 Advanced Continuo 1 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 670D2 Advanced Continuo 1 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 671 Advanced Continuo 2 2 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 671D1 Advanced Continuo 2 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 671D2 Advanced Continuo 2 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 687 Collab. Piano Rep. 1: Song 1 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 688 Collab. Piano Rep. 2: Instrum. 1 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 689 CollabPianoRep3:Orch/Red/Op/Or 1 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    * May be taken only once.


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