Master of Music (M.Mus.); Performance: Opera and Voice (Thesis) (45 credits)

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Offered by: Music     Degree: Master of Music

Program Requirements

Thesis Performance (27 credits)

9 credits:

  • MUIN 620 Performance Tutorial 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual instrumental, vocal, conducting, collaborative piano or operatic tutorial. Technical and interpretive development, preparation of thesis performance projects.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Marina Mdivani, Claire Guimond, Sylvain Bergeron, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Kyoko Hashimoto, Ilya Poletaev, Normand Forget, Carolyn Christie, Stephane Levesque, John Zirbel, Jonathan Crow, Andre J Roy, Ali Yazdanfar, Stefano Algieri, Joanne Kolomyjec, Maria Popescu, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Sanford Sylvan, Erik Eriksson, Rudolf-Alexius Hauser, Simon Aldrich, Matt Haimovitz, Andrew Dunn, Paul A Merkelo, Michael McMahon, Aline Kutan, Abe Kestenberg (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 620

  • MUIN 621 Performance Tutorial 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Additional individual instrumental, vocal, conducting, collaborative piano or operatic tutorial according to area of performing specialization.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Marina Mdivani, Claire Guimond, Sylvain Bergeron, Yai-Yun Huang, Fabrice Marandola, Kyoko Hashimoto, Ilya Poletaev, Normand Forget, Carolyn Christie, Stephane Levesque, John Zirbel, Jonathan Crow, Andre J Roy, Ali Yazdanfar, Stefano Algieri, Joanne Kolomyjec, Maria Popescu, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Sanford Sylvan, Erik Eriksson, Rudolf-Alexius Hauser, Simon Aldrich, Matt Haimovitz, Andrew Dunn, Paul A Merkelo, Michael McMahon, Aline Kutan, Abe Kestenberg (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 621

  • MUIN 622 Performance Tutorial 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual tutorial according to area of performing specialization. Interpretative preparation of thesis performance projects and development of individual artistic vision.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 622

Opera Performance Thesis (18 credits)

9 credits:

  • MUPG 600 Recital Project 1 (9 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Solo recital, collaborative piano recital, conducting recital or principal Opera Role (by audition) with program notes.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 660, MUPG 660D1/D2 or MUPG 665D1/D2
    • Solo recital (60-70 minutes), collaborative piano recital (60-70 minutes), conducting recital (30-40 minutes) or Principal Opera Role as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists' website (http://musicalartists.org), Lead, Schedule C

* Principal Opera Role only; by audition.

9 credits from:

  • MUPG 601 Recital Project 2 (9 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Solo recital, collaborative piano recital, conducting recital or principal opera role (by audition) with program notes. May include chamber music providing none of the repertoire was prepared in a chamber ensemble taken for credit.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 667, MUPG 667D1/D2, MUPG 657 or MUPG 657D1/D2
    • Solo recital (60-70 minutes), collaborative piano recital (60-70 minutes), conducting recital (30-40 minutes) or principal opera role (by audition) as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists' website (http://musicalartists.org), Lead, Schedule C
  • MUPG 602 Recital Project 3 (6 credits) **

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Recital, conducting recital or featured opera role (by audition) with program notes.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Recital (30-40 minutes), conducting recital (20-30 minutes) or featured opera role (by audition) as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists' website (http://musicalartists.org), Featured, Schedule C
  • MUPG 603 Recital Project 4 (3 credits) ***

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Concerto performance with orchestra (for the concerto competition or other competition in Montreal) or supporting opera role (by audition) with program notes.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Supporting Opera Role as defined by the American Musical Artists' website (http://musicalartists.org), Supporting, Schedule C
  • MUPG 605 Recording Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Recording project with liner notes.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Limited enrolment; admissions by proposal only and with approval of the Department; additional fees apply.
  • MUPG 606 Interdisciplinary Project 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Research-creation involving collaboration between different disciplines resulting in a new work, interpretation or contribution to knowledge presented in public (i.e., performer-composer commission; performer and actor/dancer collaboration, subject in CIRMMT research study, etc) with program notes as relevant.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Performer-composer composition of 5-10 minutes. By proposal only and with approval of the Department.
  • MUPG 614 Quick Study (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Preparation and performance of short program of vocal, operatic, or collaborative piano repertoire in a limited three week time frame.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

* Principal Opera Role only; by audition
** Featured Opera Role only; by audition
*** Supporting Opera Role only; by audition

OR

Voice Thesis Performance (18 credits)

9 credits:

  • MUPG 600 Recital Project 1 (9 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Solo recital, collaborative piano recital, conducting recital or principal Opera Role (by audition) with program notes.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 660, MUPG 660D1/D2 or MUPG 665D1/D2
    • Solo recital (60-70 minutes), collaborative piano recital (60-70 minutes), conducting recital (30-40 minutes) or Principal Opera Role as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists' website (http://musicalartists.org), Lead, Schedule C

* Solo Recital only.

9 credits from:

  • MUPG 601 Recital Project 2 (9 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Solo recital, collaborative piano recital, conducting recital or principal opera role (by audition) with program notes. May include chamber music providing none of the repertoire was prepared in a chamber ensemble taken for credit.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 667, MUPG 667D1/D2, MUPG 657 or MUPG 657D1/D2
    • Solo recital (60-70 minutes), collaborative piano recital (60-70 minutes), conducting recital (30-40 minutes) or principal opera role (by audition) as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists' website (http://musicalartists.org), Lead, Schedule C
  • MUPG 602 Recital Project 3 (6 credits) **

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Recital, conducting recital or featured opera role (by audition) with program notes.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Recital (30-40 minutes), conducting recital (20-30 minutes) or featured opera role (by audition) as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists' website (http://musicalartists.org), Featured, Schedule C
  • MUPG 603 Recital Project 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Concerto performance with orchestra (for the concerto competition or other competition in Montreal) or supporting opera role (by audition) with program notes.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Supporting Opera Role as defined by the American Musical Artists' website (http://musicalartists.org), Supporting, Schedule C
  • MUPG 605 Recording Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Recording project with liner notes.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Limited enrolment; admissions by proposal only and with approval of the Department; additional fees apply.
  • MUPG 606 Interdisciplinary Project 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Research-creation involving collaboration between different disciplines resulting in a new work, interpretation or contribution to knowledge presented in public (i.e., performer-composer commission; performer and actor/dancer collaboration, subject in CIRMMT research study, etc) with program notes as relevant.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Performer-composer composition of 5-10 minutes. By proposal only and with approval of the Department.
  • MUPG 607 Interdisciplinary Project 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Research-creation involving collaboration between different disciplines resulting in a new work, interpretation or contribution to knowledge presented in public (i.e., performer-composer commission); performance and actor/dancer collaboration, participant as co-researcher in CIRMMT study including participation in analysis of data, etc.) with program notes as relevant.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Performer-composer commission of 10-20 minutes. By proposal only and approval of the Department.
  • MUPG 614 Quick Study (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Preparation and performance of short program of vocal, operatic, or collaborative piano repertoire in a limited three week time frame.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

* Solo Recital or Principal Opera Role; by audition
** Solo Recital or Featured Opera Role; by audition

Required Courses (3 credits)

  • MUGS 605 Graduate Performance Colloquium

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Graduate Faculty Music Courses : Participation in three professional development workshops or research colloquium approved by the department on topics such as performance pedagogy, academic teaching, music production, copyright, business, grantsmanship, etc. Students participate in each semester of residency until requirements have been met.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • MUIN 610 Vocal Coaching 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual coaching sessions on advanced vocal repertoire with emphasis on musical and linguistic nuance.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Michael McMahon, Patrick Hansen, Esther Gonthier (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUIN 600

  • MUIN 611 Vocal Coaching 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Continuation of Vocal Coaching I with emphasis on musical and linguistic nuance.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Michael McMahon, Patrick Hansen, Esther Gonthier (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUIN 601

  • MUIN 612 Vocal Coaching 3 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Coaching sessions on advanced vocal repertoire with emphasis on musical nuance and the expression of an individual artistic voice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUIN 602

Complementary Seminars (9 credits)

3 credits from the following:

One approved graduate 3-credit seminar with the prefix MUCO, MUGS, MUGT, MUHL, MUMT, MUPP, MUTH.

3 credits from the following:

  • MUPG 590 Vocal Styles and Conventions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Emphasis on vocal performance practices through practical application: text, language, inflection, pronunciation and interpretation considered with individuality of each student's voice and technical development. After examining historical treatises, students will discuss and present musical selections utilizing modern performance standards yet remaining true to stylistic demands of each period.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Ingrid Schmithusen (Winter)

    • 3 hours

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 690.

  • MUPG 691 Vocal Ornamentation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Introduction to the major treatises with emphasis on their practical application to modern performance. Through the study and discussion of both primary and secondary sources, students will observe and compare national styles. Special topics include the conventions of recitative; text-driven embellishment; ornamentation in Handel's dramatic works.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Valerie Kinslow (Fall)

    • 3 hours

    • Restriction: Open to singers, keyboardists, and conductors or with permission of the instructor

  • MUPG 692 Vocal Seminar 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • 3 hours
    • Restriction: Open to singers. pianists, and conductors with permission of instructor.
  • MUPG 693 Vocal Treatises and Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • 3 hours
  • MUPG 694 Vocal Physiology for Singers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : An anatomical study of the entire vocal mechanism; how to keep it functioning in a healthy manner, the various possible dysfunctions and how to diagnose and treat them.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • 3 hours

MUPG 590 must be selected if not already taken.

Complementary Performance (6 credits)

Opera:
Two terms of:

  • MUEN 696 Opera Theatre (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ensemble : Individual coaching in acting, movement and role preparation; possibility for roles in Opera McGill productions (by audition).

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Patrick Hansen, Francois Racine (Fall) Patrick Hansen (Winter)

    • 3 - 6 hours

    • Prerequisite: open to all Graduate Performance and Artist Diploma students who have completed MUEN 496 or its equivalent.

2 credits of:

  • MUEN 696 Opera Theatre (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ensemble : Individual coaching in acting, movement and role preparation; possibility for roles in Opera McGill productions (by audition).

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Patrick Hansen, Francois Racine (Fall) Patrick Hansen (Winter)

    • 3 - 6 hours

    • Prerequisite: open to all Graduate Performance and Artist Diploma students who have completed MUEN 496 or its equivalent.

OR
Two terms of:

Voice:
6 credits from (may be taken more than once):

  • MUEN 553 Vocal Chamber Ensemble (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Vocal ensemble repertoire written after 1800.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Audition
    • Restriction: Open by audition to pianists and singers.
  • MUEN 554 Opera Excerpts (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Opera scenes from all periods; including Baroque, Classical, 19th and 20th century, and new works from this century in original languages.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Audition
  • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Russell Devuyst, Yegor Dyachkov, Andrew Dunn, Carissa Klopoushak, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Mark Fewer, Jun-Yuan Chen, Alexander David Johnson, Denys Derome, Stephane Beaulac, Douglas McNabney, Andre J Roy, Elizabeth Dolin, Matt Haimovitz, Jennifer Swartz, Normand Forget, Yai-Yun Huang, Dennis Miller, Kyoko Hashimoto, Cindy Shuter, Abe Kestenberg, Brian Robinson (Fall) Matt Haimovitz, Abe Kestenberg, Andrew Dunn, Elizabeth Dolin, Dennis Miller, Normand Forget, Cindy Shuter, Jennifer Swartz, Elizabeth H MacMillan, Therese Boudreault-Sevadjian, Mark Fewer, Yegor Dyachkov, Alexander David Johnson, Russell Devuyst, Denys Derome, Douglas McNabney, Stephane Beaulac, Carissa Klopoushak, Yai-Yun Huang, Martin D Mangrum, Alain Cazes, Brian Robinson, Ali Yazdanfar, Andre J Roy (Winter)

  • MUEN 572 Cappella Antica (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : An ensemble of 8 to 12 voices specializing in early music. N.B. This ensemble may substitute as a Basic Ensemble in programs that specify Choral Ensemble, with Departmental approval.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Valerie Kinslow (Fall) Valerie Kinslow (Winter)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUEN 579 Song Interpretation 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Michael McMahon (Fall) Michael McMahon (Winter)

  • MUEN 580 Early Music Ensemble (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : An ensemble of 4-6 vocalists and instrumentalists which performs music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Sylvain Bergeron, Matthias Maute, Elizabeth H MacMillan, Valerie Kinslow, Natalie Michaud, Helene Plouffe (Fall) Valerie Kinslow, Tom Beghin, Sylvain Bergeron, Natalie Michaud, Helene Plouffe, Matthias Maute, Elizabeth H MacMillan (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Audition. Prerequisite or corequisite for keyboard players: MUPG 272.

  • MUEN 593 Choral Ensembles (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Students enrolling in Choral Ensembles will be assigned to one of the above groups.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Matthias Maute, Peter N Schubert, Francois Ouimet (Fall) Jordan James de Souza, Francois Ouimet (Winter)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

    • Section 001 Chamber Singers: a group of approximately 24 mixed voices which explores the a cappella repertoire of all periods as well as works with chamber accompaniment.

    • Section 002 Concert Choir: an ensemble of approximately 60 voices (S.A.T.B.) which performs the repertoire from all periods appropriate to a group of this size.

    • Section 003 University Chorus: a mixed chorus of approximately 100 which performs a variety of choral material including both traditional and popular selections.

    • Section 004 Women's Chorale: an ensemble of approximately 40 women stressing the fundamentals of singing and ensemble participation.

  • MUEN 696 Opera Theatre (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ensemble : Individual coaching in acting, movement and role preparation; possibility for roles in Opera McGill productions (by audition).

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Patrick Hansen, Francois Racine (Fall) Patrick Hansen (Winter)

    • 3 - 6 hours

    • Prerequisite: open to all Graduate Performance and Artist Diploma students who have completed MUEN 496 or its equivalent.

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