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Academic Advising

Student Affairs Office

The Music Student Affairs Office offers academic advising, support and guidance with registration, course selection, program requirements, program transfer, minor/major options, academic guidelines, student resources referrals and other aspects of your student life at our School.

McGill has a variety of advisors, mentors and counsellors with different expertise, who are accessible in each stage of your academic career. Visit McGill's Academic Advising website to find out how the different advisors can assist you.

To schedule an advising appointment:

  • Call us: 514-398-4541
  • Visit us: Student Affairs Office, 527 Sherbrooke St. West, 7th floor, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building
  • Email us: danuta [dot] pietrzak [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Danuta Pietrzak) (Student Affairs Secretary)

Academic Advising


Advising Session with Area Chairs (incoming students)

When: Friday, September 4, 2015 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Prior to meeting with an academic advisor, and to avoid late registration fees, register for at least one course (ex. MUPD 135) prior to August 14, 2015. Visit your program page to see examples of courses to take during your 1st year of study.

The advising session will take place in the Strathcona Music Building.  At the advising session, you will meet the Area Chair or the program advisor, receive a personalized degree audit which you may use as a reference for course planning, and the placement exam results.  Advisors will first meet you as a group and give program-specific advice, then meet you individually to further discuss your academic plans.

Please refer below for the location of your scheduled advising appointment:

Program Major Room Number Time
BMus, LMus, Artist Diploma Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion C-310 12:00
BMus, LMus, Artist Diploma Strings (including Performance Guitar) C-201 12:00
BMus, LMus, Artist Diploma Early Music, Organ C-413 12:00
BMus, LMus, Artist Diploma Voice and Early Music Voice E-109 12:00
BMus, LMus, Artist Diploma Piano C-411 12:00
BMus, LMus Jazz Performance C-204 12:00
BMus Composition, Music History, Theory A-410 12:00
BMus Music Education C-412 12:00
BMus Faculty, Faculty Jazz C-304 12:00


Drop-In Advising (all students)

Drop-in advising sessions will take place in the east wing of the Strathcona Music Building, in room E-209, on the following dates.  Please drop by the advising room during the assigned period.  You will be seen by an Academic Advisor on a first-come-first-served-basis.  This is a good time to review your program status with the Academic Advisor and to plan for 2015-2016 registration.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, September 3, 2015 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, September 10, 2015 11:00am-1:00pm