Master of Music (M.Mus.); Sound Recording (Non-Thesis) (60 credits)

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Offered by: Music     Degree: Master of Music

Program Requirements

Required Courses (51 credits)

  • MUSR 629D1 Technical Ear Training (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : This course will, through a sequence of specific auditory exercises, develop and improve students' aural sensitivity to small changes in sound quality. Students train to identify spectral variables in sound, develop stable reference of sound quality and learn about spectral characteristics of musical instruments.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Doyuen Ko (Fall)

    • 1 hour tutorial, 2 hours laboratory.

    • Students must register for both MUSR 629D1 and MUSR 629D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUSR 629D1 and MUSR 629D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUMT 629D1/D2.

  • MUSR 629D2 Technical Ear Training (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : See MUSR 629D1 for description.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Doyuen Ko (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUSR 629D1.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUSR 629D1 and MUSR 629D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • MUSR 667 Digital Studio Technology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : Technical and operational characteristics of different digital recording systems currently employed by the recording industry.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Harold W Kilianski (Winter)

    • 3 hours lecture

  • MUSR 668 Digital/Analog Audio Editing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : Using analog and digital record/playback equipment, students learn, through practice, the art of replacing, patching, rebalancing, reconstructing, or generally speaking, improving recorded music through editing. Teaching will include cut and splice editing, disk-based editing, and editing by transfer and mixing.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Jeremy Tusz (Fall)

    • 1 hour tutorial, 3 hours studio time.

  • MUSR 669D1 Topics: Classical Music Recording (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : Issues involving classical music recording. Topics may include: analysis of performance styles, acoustics of concert halls, production of music videos, seminars with recording producers, tonmeisters, classical music in multimedia, and others.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Steven Epstein (Fall)

  • MUSR 669D2 Topics: Classical Music Recording (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : See MUSP 669D1 for description.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Steven Epstein (Winter)

  • MUSR 670D1 Recording Theory and Practice 1 (5 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : Theoretical and practice study of recording equipment, procedures and techniques. Recording sessions and live stereo recording, using the recording studio, concert hall and portable equipment for on-location recording. Also included will be an introduction to the areas of radio drama, broadcast recording and radio commercials.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Wieslaw Woszczyk, Carl Talbot (Fall)

    • 3 hours seminar, 6 hours studio time.

    • Prerequisite: MUMT 300.

    • Students must register for both MUSR 670D1 and MUSR 670D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUSR 670D1 and MUSR 670D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • MUSR 670D2 Recording Theory and Practice 1 (5 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : See MUSR 670D1 for description.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Martha De Francisco, Carl Talbot (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUSR 670D1.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUSR 670D1 and MUSR 670D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • MUSR 671D1 Recording Theory and Practice 2 (5 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : Emphasis on multi-track recording theory and practice. The course will also concentrate on expanded multi-track procedures: signal processing, overdubbing, mixing, editing, and producing.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: George Massenburg, Richard King (Fall)

  • MUSR 671D2 Recording Theory and Practice 2 (5 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : See MUSR 671D1 for description.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: George Massenburg, Richard King (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUSR 671D1.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUSR 671D1 and MUSR 671D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • MUSR 672D1 Analysis of Recordings (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : The analysis of recording engineering, production, performance, aesthetics and technical quality of selected recordings.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Wieslaw Woszczyk, Martha De Francisco (Fall)

  • MUSR 672D2 Analysis of Recordings (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : See MUSR 672D1 for description.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Martha De Francisco, George Massenburg (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUSR 672D1.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUSR 672D1 and MUSR 672D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • MUSR 674 Electronic and Electroacoustic Measurement (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : This course demonstrates the instruments, measurement procedures, and techniques used in a recording studio to determine the acoustical properties of a room and the transfer functions of devices used in a studio. Theoretical lectures on electronic test instrumentation and measurement methods are combined with practical application.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: George Massenburg (Fall)

    • 1 1/2 hours lecture, 1 1/2 hours laboratory

  • MUSR 677D1 Audio for Video Post-Production (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : Theoretical study includes historical analysis of sound for image, audio post-production process for film and video, aesthetic and technical considerations in sound design, time code and synchronization, and final mix formats. Practical skills include field recording, sound library management, sound design, dialog, effects and music editing, and final mix process.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Geoffrey P Mitchell, Richard King (Fall)

    • 3 hours seminar, 4 hours studio time.

    • Students must register for both MUSR 677D1 and MUSR 677D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUSR 677D1 and MUSR 677D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • MUSR 677D2 Audio for Video Post-Production (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : See MUSR 677D1 for description.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Richard King (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUSR 677D1.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUSR 677D1 and MUSR 677D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • MUSR 678 Advanced Digital Editing and Post-Production (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : This course covers advanced concepts and techniques of audio post-production using digital workstations. Students practise the assembly of raw material into a complete final product through editing, signal processing, mixing, sound restoration and pre-mastering.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Peter Gregory Cook (Winter)

Elective Courses (9 credits)

Three 3-credit graduate course electives, approved by the Department.

Schulich School of Music—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 17, 2011) (disclaimer)