Major Composition (124 credits)

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Offered by: Music Research     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Major Composition program requires 91 credits (plus 33 credits for the Freshman requirement for out-of-province students).

It includes 21 credits of non-music and free elective courses so that students may pursue other academic interests outside of music.

Program Prerequisites - Freshman Program (33 credits)

33 credits selected as described below, in consultation with the Program Adviser:

23 credits of Prerequisite Courses
4 credits of Basic Ensemble Training
6 credits of Non-Music Electives

Prerequisite Courses

23 credits, all of the courses below:

Note: Students who can demonstrate through auditions and placement tests that they have mastered the material in any of the courses below will be exempt from them and may proceed to more advanced courses.

  • MUHL 186 Western Musical Traditions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : A survey of Western music from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis on key musical concepts and genres in their historical context and aural recognition of style.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Kok, Roe-Min (Fall) Issiyeva, Adalyat (Summer)

    • 3 hours

  • MUIN 180 BMus Practical Lessons 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Algie, Stephen; Kolomyjec, Joanne; Box, James; Devuyst, Russell; Miller, Dennis; Zirbel, John; Baskin, Theodore; Desgagne, Alain; Forget, Normand; Freeman, Peter; Hutchins, Timothy; Kestenberg, Abe; Mangrum, Martin D; Hashimoto, Kyoko; Amirault, Steve; Clayton, Greg; Bolduc, Remi; Dean, Kevin; Hollins, Fraser; Lee, Ranee Y; Lozano, Francisco J; McCann, Christopher; Couture, Jocelyn; Haimovitz, Matt; Manker, Brian; Guimond, Claire; Antonio, Garry M W; Roy, Andre J; Lupien, Denise; Roberts, Richard Allen; Leroux, Andre; Rager, Joshua; Sylvan, Sanford; Kutan, Aline; Popescu, Maria; Harboyan, Patil; Karlicek, Martin; Purdy, Winston; Fewer, Mark; Wan, Andrew; Crowley, Robert; Dix, Trevor; Dunn, Andrew; Huang, Yai-Yun; Marandola, Fabrice; Klopoushak, Carissa; Mdivani, Marina; McMahon, Michael; Shuter, Cindy; Thys, Marcelo; Krowicki, Marek; Poletaev, Ilya; Chaulk, Jeremy; Ducharme, Jérôme; Boudreault-Sevadjian, Therese; Swartz, Jennifer; Yazdanfar, Ali; Dolin, Elizabeth; Lambert, Michel; Christie, Carolyn; Gaudreault, Jean; Derome, Denys; Johnston, Jeffrey E H; Sullivan, Joseph Leo; Doxas, Dimitrios; Gossage, David Mark; Vukovich, Emmanuel; Levesque, Stephane; Grott, David; Walkington, Alec; Kinslow, Valerie; Dumouchel, Michael; Mahar, William V; Lowe, Darren; Krejcar, Jan; Lambert, Marjolaine; Marcotte, Anna-Belle; Dyachkov, Yegor; Lambert, Frédéric; Chappell, Eric; Laing, David; Doxas, Chester; Aldrich, Simon; Azar, Andree; Gauthier, Michael; Leclair, Jacqueline; Laimon, Sara; Robinson, Brian; Davidson, Thomas; Di Lauro, Ronald; Feltham, Scott O (Fall)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: Admission to the B.Mus. program by audition.

  • MUIN 181 BMus Practical Lessons 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Mangrum, Martin D (Fall) Huang, Yai-Yun; Marandola, Fabrice; Klopoushak, Carissa; McMahon, Michael; Shuter, Cindy; Mdivani, Marina; Thys, Marcelo; Krowicki, Marek; Poletaev, Ilya; Chaulk, Jeremy; Ducharme, Jérôme; Boudreault-Sevadjian, Therese; Swartz, Jennifer; Yazdanfar, Ali; Dolin, Elizabeth; Lambert, Michel; Wan, Andrew; Christie, Carolyn; Gaudreault, Jean; Derome, Denys; Johnston, Jeffrey E H; Sullivan, Joseph Leo; Doxas, Dimitrios; Gossage, David Mark; Vukovich, Emmanuel; Levesque, Stephane; Grott, David; Walkington, Alec; Kinslow, Valerie; Dumouchel, Michael; Mahar, William V; Krejcar, Jan; Lambert, Marjolaine; Marcotte, Anna-Belle; Dyachkov, Yegor; Lambert, Frédéric; Chappell, Eric; Laing, David; Doxas, Chester; Aldrich, Simon; Azar, Andree; Gauthier, Michael; Leclair, Jacqueline; Laimon, Sara; Robinson, Brian; Davidson, Thomas; Feltham, Scott O; Strauss, Axel; Di Lauro, Ronald; Algie, Stephen; Kolomyjec, Joanne; Box, James; Devuyst, Russell; Miller, Dennis; Zirbel, John; Baskin, Theodore; Desgagne, Alain; Forget, Normand; Freeman, Peter; Hutchins, Timothy; Kestenberg, Abe; Mangrum, Martin D; Hashimoto, Kyoko; Amirault, Steve; Clayton, Greg; Bolduc, Remi; Dean, Kevin; Hollins, Fraser; Lee, Ranee Y; Lozano, Francisco J; McCann, Christopher; Couture, Jocelyn; Haimovitz, Matt; Manker, Brian; Guimond, Claire; Antonio, Garry M W; Roy, Andre J; Lupien, Denise; Roberts, Richard Allen; Leroux, Andre; Rager, Joshua; Sylvan, Sanford; Kutan, Aline; Popescu, Maria; Harboyan, Patil; Karlicek, Martin; Purdy, Winston; Fewer, Mark; Crowley, Robert; Dix, Trevor; Dunn, Andrew (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUIN 180

    • Restriction: Open to students entering directly from High Schools outside Quebec.

  • MUPD 135 Music as a Profession 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Professional Development : An introduction to the responsibilities and skills required of professionals in music; job options, contracts, professional organizations, freelancing.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Kestenberg, Abe (Fall)

  • MUPD 136 Music as a Profession 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Professional Development : Additional responsibilities and skills required of professionals in music.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Kestenberg, Abe (Winter)

  • MUSP 140 Musicianship Training 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Rhythm and metre basic subdivisions and conducting patterns; intervals, chords, and scale patterns; non-modulating tonal melodies with treble and bass clefs; harmonic progressions emphasizing two-part outer voice structures.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Mather, Pierrette; De Castro, Margaret Emily; Asly, Monica; Petit-Homme, Fredericka; Issiyeva, Adalyat (Fall)

    • 2 hours

    • Prerequisite: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent.

    • Corequisites: MUTH 150, MUSP 170

  • MUSP 141 Musicianship Training 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Rhythm and metre mixed divisions and syncopations; triadic and seventh chord voicings and disjunct pitch collections; chromatically embellished melodies adding alto clef; simple modulating harmonic progressions emphasizing two-part outer voice structures.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: De Castro, Margaret Emily; Asly, Monica (Fall) Mather, Pierrette; De Castro, Margaret Emily; Asly, Monica; Petit-Homme, Fredericka; Issiyeva, Adalyat (Winter)

    • 2 hours

    • Prerequisites: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent. MUSP 140

    • Corequisites: MUTH 151, MUSP 171

  • MUSP 170 Musicianship (Keyboard) 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Harmonic, melodic and rhythmic analysis at the keyboard through the study of rudiments, repertoire, chorale/score reading, transposition and harmonization.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Davidson, Thomas; Kovacs, Jolan Ilona; Gavrilova, Julia; Conquer, Geoffrey; Vromet, Jonathan; Krowicki, Marek (Fall) Kovacs, Jolan Ilona (Winter)

    • 1 hour

    • Prerequisite: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent.

    • Corequisites: MUTH 150 and MUSP 140.

    • Course contents parallel with those of MUTH 150 and MUSP 140.

  • MUSP 171 Musicianship (Keyboard) 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Building chordal fluency. Harmonic vocabulary including sequences, chromaticism and modulation. Chorale and score reading with transposing instruments and alto/tenor clefs.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Gavrilova, Julia; Kovacs, Jolan Ilona (Fall) Davidson, Thomas; Kovacs, Jolan Ilona; Conquer, Geoffrey; Krowicki, Marek; Vromet, Jonathan; Gavrilova, Julia (Winter) Davidson, Thomas (Summer)

    • 1 hour

    • Prerequisite: MUSP 170

    • Corequisites: MUTH 111 and MUSP 131; or MUTH 151 and MUSP 141

    • Restriction: All students admitted to B.Mus. and L.Mus. programs, including those with keyboard or guitar as their principal instrument, are required to take MUSP 171 Keyboard Lab, unless exempt on the basis of a placement test. Students who are exempt from MUTH 111 through placement tests must still take MUSP 171 (unless exempt) since this course forms the foundation of keyboard-based musicianship tasks at upper levels. (All Majors in Jazz Performance substitute MUJZ 171 for MUSP 171. Students in Jazz Performance who have completed MUJZ 170 and MUJZ 171, and who transfer to a Department of Theory program, will be required to complete MUSP 171.) Students who do not achieve a continuation pass in MUSP 171 must reregister for the course in the semester immediately following. Students who do not achieve a continuation pass after repeating the course will not be allowed to proceed with further Musicianship or Theory studies until a continuation pass is achieved. Tests for MUSP 171 are held in August-September, December-January, and April-May [as well as during the Summer Session when course(s) offered], the exact dates determined by the Department of Music Research.

    • Course contents parallel with those of MUTH 151 and MUSP 141.

  • MUTH 150 Theory and Analysis 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Diatonic chords and harmonic progressions, focus on outer-voice framework, cadences, embellishments, building chordal fluency in common-practice tonality, applied chords.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Schubert, Peter N; Davidson, Thomas (Fall) Goodchild, Meghan (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent.

    • Corequisites: MUSP 140 and MUSP 170

  • MUTH 151 Theory and Analysis 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Sequences and modulation, chromatic vocabulary, analysis of simple theme types (sentence, period, hybrids) and fugal techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Biamonte, Nicole; Davidson, Thomas (Winter) Mariner, Justin B (Summer)

Required Courses (60 credits)

60 credits selected as follows:

36 credits of Composition

9 credits of Theory

6 credits of Musicianship

3 credits of Music History

6 credits of Performance

Composition

  • MUCO 245D1 Composition 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : 20th Century techniques and approaches. Basic dimensions such as pitch, rhythm and timbre, and their inter-relationship at all structural levels. Notation and score preparation. Performance practice. Analysis of selected 20th Century scores. Writing of short pieces for solo instruments and small ensembles, including voice.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Rea, John (Fall)

  • MUCO 245D2 Composition 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : See MUCO 245D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Rea, John (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUCO 245D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUCO 245D1 and MUCO 245D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • MUCO 261 Orchestration 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : The history of orchestration. Study of instrumentation and traditional orchestration. Reduction of orchestral scores for piano. Transcription of piano works for string quartet and string orchestra.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Bouliane, Denys (Fall)

  • MUCO 340D1 Composition 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : Free composition.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Rea, John; Cherney, Brian; Bouliane, Denys; Lesage, Jean; Harman, Christopher; Hui, Melissa; Leroux, Philippe; Ferguson, Sean Alastair; Wild, Jonathan; Neidhofer, Christoph (Fall)

  • MUCO 340D2 Composition 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : See MUCO 340D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Cherney, Brian; Bouliane, Denys; Lesage, Jean; Harman, Christopher; Hui, Melissa; Leroux, Philippe; Ferguson, Sean Alastair; Wild, Jonathan; Neidhofer, Christoph; Rea, John (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUCO 340D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUCO 340D1 and MUCO 340D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • MUCO 341 Digital Studio Composition 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : Composition with MIDI, audio recording, digital audio signal processing software and hardware. Creation of small-scale composition studies using technological resources in the context of electroacoustic music. The hands-on activities will include critical listening and evaluation of electronic and computer music repertoire.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: O'Callaghan, James (Fall)

  • MUCO 342 Digital Studio Composition 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : Advanced composition with MIDI, audio recording, digital audio signal processing software and hardware. Creation of complete electroacoustic pieces and/or production of audio media materials.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Flanagan, Beavan (Winter)

    • 3 hours lecture-demonstration and 3 hours studio time

    • Prerequisite: MUCO 341

  • MUCO 360 Orchestration 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : Traditional orchestration through analysis. Transcription of piano works for woodwind quintet, brass quintet, wind orchestra and percussion ensemble. Scoring for classical orchestra.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Bouliane, Denys (Winter)

  • MUCO 440D1 Composition 3 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : Free composition.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Rea, John; Cherney, Brian; Ferguson, Sean Alastair; Harman, Christopher; Hui, Melissa; Leroux, Philippe; Bouliane, Denys; Lesage, Jean; Wild, Jonathan; Neidhofer, Christoph (Fall)

  • MUCO 440D2 Composition 3 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : See MUCO 440D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Hui, Melissa; Cherney, Brian; Ferguson, Sean Alastair; Harman, Christopher; Leroux, Philippe; Bouliane, Denys; Lesage, Jean; Wild, Jonathan; Neidhofer, Christoph; Rea, John (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUCO 440D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUCO 440D1 and MUCO 440D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • MUCO 460 Orchestration 3 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : Analysis of advanced orchestration techniques. Various orchestration theories and practices used by composers, particularly in the twentieth century including the study of extended techniques.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Harman, Christopher (Fall)

  • MUCO 462 Advanced Tonal Writing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : Stylistic concepts and resources of European music including phrase structure, melodic shape, rhythm, linear continuity, economy of means, notation, and basic contrapuntal procedures. Extensive and detailed analysis of characteristic repertoire.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Hui, Melissa (Winter)

  • MUCO 541 Advanced Digital Studio Composition 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : Advanced topics in digital studio composition. Aesthetics and poetics of electroacoustic composition. Analytical approaches to this repertoire. Use of digital signal processing and synthesis techniques. Creation of complete pieces incorporating music technology which may include a live performance component.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Schumacher, Mario Marlon (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MUCO 342 or permission of the instructor.

  • MUCO 542 Advanced Digital Studio Composition 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : Further advanced topics in digital studio composition culminating in a complete large-scale work incorporating music technology, including computer-assisted composition, analysis/resynthesis techniques, and new gestural controllers for live performance of digital musical instruments.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Leroux, Philippe (Winter)

  • MUCO 575 Topics in Composition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Composition : Pitch systems, harmonic concepts and compositional techniques from the late 19th Century to the present.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Cherney, Brian (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MUCO 340D1/D2

    • Topics will change from semester to semester.

Theory

  • MUTH 250 Theory and Analysis 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Compositional resources of late 18th and early 19th century music. Analysis of forms common to the period c. 1770 - 1840, including Classical sonata forms in several media.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Cohen, David (Fall) Sears, David (Summer)

  • MUTH 251 Theory and Analysis 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Expanded harmonic resources of the 19th century (e.g., advanced chromaticism including enharmonic reinterpretation and symmetrical division). Analysis of characteristic small and large forms. Writing and analytical skills with a goal toward perceiving how levels of musical structure interact.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Rusch, René; Biamonte, Nicole; Mariner, Justin B (Winter) Biamonte, Nicole (Summer)

  • MUTH 350 Theory and Analysis 5 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Exploration of 20th and 21st century organizations of pitch, rhythm, timbre etc. Written and analytical skills for the purpose of gaining insight into the compositional techniques and aesthetics of this repertoire.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Hasegawa, Robert; LeBlanc, Jimmie; Mariner, Justin B (Fall) Hasegawa, Robert (Summer)

Musicianship

  • MUSP 240 Musicianship Training 3 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Rhythm and metre mixed divisions and two-part work; additional chordal voicings and pitch collections; melodies modulating to closely-related keys adding tenor clef; harmonic progression including applied chords; two-part keyboard-style passages.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Davidson, Thomas; Guzik, John W P; Asly, Monica; Kunz, Jean-Willy; Woodmass, Rebecca (Fall) Asly, Monica (Winter) Asly, Monica (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent. MUSP 141

    • Corequisite: MUTH 250

  • MUSP 241 Musicianship Training 4 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Changing metres; chord voicings and atonal pitch collections; modulating tonal melodies and score reading of transposing instruments; harmonic progression including chromatic chords; two-part passages.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Asly, Monica; Guzik, John W P (Fall) Davidson, Thomas; Mariner, Justin B; Asly, Monica; Guzik, John W P; Woodmass, Rebecca (Winter) Asly, Monica (Summer)

  • MUSP 346 Post-Tonal Musicianship (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Extended tonal and post-tonal harmonic and contrapuntal structures, rhythmic practices of the 20th and 21st century, score reading.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Mariner, Justin B (Fall) Mariner, Justin B (Winter) Mariner, Justin B (Summer)

Music History

  • MUHL 286 Critical Thinking About Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Examination of various periods and styles: e.g., central works from different traditions, the interaction of music and society, performance practice, and music's relation to other arts.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Barg, Lisa (Fall) Huebner, Steven (Winter) Huebner, Steven (Summer)

Performance

  • MUIN 280 BMus Practical Lessons 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Kolomyjec, Joanne; Box, James; Gaudreault, Jean; Martin, David R; Zirbel, John; Aldrich, Simon; Desgagne, Alain; Forget, Normand; Howes, Heather L; Levesque, Stephane; Gavrilova, Julia; Hashimoto, Kyoko; Laimon, Sara; Mdivani, Marina; Zuk, Luba; Bibace, Kenneth; Clayton, Greg; Bolduc, Remi; Di Lauro, Ronald; Grott, David; Hollins, Fraser; Lozano, Francisco J; Dolin, Elizabeth; Haimovitz, Matt; Antonio, Garry M W; Lambert, Frédéric; Roy, Andre J; Lambert, Marjolaine; Roberts, Richard Allen; Doxas, Chester; Jarczyk, Jan; Rager, Joshua; Roney, John; Stevenson, Francois; Sullivan, Joseph Leo; White, Andre; Sylvan, Sanford; Popescu, Maria; Karlicek, Martin; Krejcar, Jan; Wan, Andrew; Fewer, Mark; Crowley, Robert; Dix, Trevor; Dunn, Andrew; Doxas, Dimitrios; Huang, Yai-Yun; Marandola, Fabrice; Hutchins, Timothy; McCann, Christopher; Jimenez, Carlos Alberto; Algie, Stephen; Purdy, Winston; Lupien, Denise; Mahar, William V; Devuyst, Russell; Mangrum, Martin D; Baskin, Theodore; Freeman, Peter; Kestenberg, Abe; Amirault, Steve; Couture, Jocelyn; Dean, Kevin; Johnston, Jeffrey E H; Boudreault-Sevadjian, Therese; Thys, Marcelo; Ducharme, Jérôme; Harboyan, Patil; Marcotte, Anna-Belle; Dyachkov, Yegor; Klopoushak, Carissa; Shuter, Cindy; Walkington, Alec; Laing, David; Lee, Ranee Y; Lambert, Michel; McNabney, Douglas; Manker, Brian; Chen, Jun-Yuan; Turner, Dave; Poletaev, Ilya; Lowe, Darren; Davidson, Thomas; Derome, Denys; Miller, Dennis; Swartz, Jennifer; Eriksson, Erik; Dumouchel, Michael; Christie, Carolyn; Yazdanfar, Ali; Vukovich, Emmanuel; Strauss, Axel; Mallette, Marcelle; Rodrigues, Baptiste; Gossage, David Mark; Dobby, Timothy; Beaudry, Pierre; Knox, Hank; Azar, Andree; Amirault, Greg G; Robinson, Brian; Chappell, Eric; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Petersen, Katherine (Fall) Strauss, Axel; Gaudreault, Jean; Mangrum, Martin D; Dunn, Andrew; Mallette, Marcelle; Harboyan, Patil; Laimon, Sara; Bibace, Kenneth; Roy, Andre J (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUIN 181 or admission to the B.Mus. program by audition.

  • MUIN 281 BMus Practical Lessons 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jimenez, Carlos Alberto; Knox, Hank; Haimovitz, Matt; Krowicki, Marek (Fall) Doxas, Dimitrios; Huang, Yai-Yun; Marandola, Fabrice; Hutchins, Timothy; McCann, Christopher; Jimenez, Carlos Alberto; Algie, Stephen; Purdy, Winston; Lupien, Denise; Mahar, William V; Devuyst, Russell; Mangrum, Martin D; Baskin, Theodore; Freeman, Peter; Kestenberg, Abe; Amirault, Steve; Couture, Jocelyn; Dean, Kevin; Johnston, Jeffrey E H; Boudreault-Sevadjian, Therese; Thys, Marcelo; Ducharme, Jérôme; Harboyan, Patil; Marcotte, Anna-Belle; Dyachkov, Yegor; Klopoushak, Carissa; Shuter, Cindy; Laing, David; Lee, Ranee Y; Lambert, Michel; McNabney, Douglas; Manker, Brian; Roy, Andre J; Chen, Jun-Yuan; Turner, Dave; Poletaev, Ilya; Davidson, Thomas; Derome, Denys; Miller, Dennis; Swartz, Jennifer; Eriksson, Erik; Dumouchel, Michael; Christie, Carolyn; Yazdanfar, Ali; Vukovich, Emmanuel; Strauss, Axel; Mallette, Marcelle; Rodrigues, Baptiste; Gossage, David Mark; Dobby, Timothy; Beaudry, Pierre; Knox, Hank; Azar, Andree; Amirault, Greg G; Robinson, Brian; Chappell, Eric; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Petersen, Katherine; Richer, Patrice; Pelletier, Remi Isamu; Kolomyjec, Joanne; Box, James; Gaudreault, Jean; Martin, David R; Zirbel, John; Aldrich, Simon; Desgagne, Alain; Forget, Normand; Howes, Heather L; Levesque, Stephane; Gavrilova, Julia; Hashimoto, Kyoko; Laimon, Sara; Mdivani, Marina; Zuk, Luba; Bibace, Kenneth; Clayton, Greg; Bolduc, Remi; Di Lauro, Ronald; Grott, David; Hollins, Fraser; Lozano, Francisco J; Dolin, Elizabeth; Haimovitz, Matt; Antonio, Garry M W; Lambert, Frédéric; Lambert, Marjolaine; Roberts, Richard Allen; Doxas, Chester; Jarczyk, Jan; Rager, Joshua; Roney, John; Stevenson, Francois; Sullivan, Joseph Leo; White, Andre; Sylvan, Sanford; Popescu, Maria; Karlicek, Martin; Krejcar, Jan; Wan, Andrew; Fewer, Mark; Crowley, Robert; Dix, Trevor; Dunn, Andrew (Winter)

  • MUIN 283 BMus Concentration Final Examination

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Assessment of student's progress in the practical area.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Exam details are to be found under Examinations and Goals in Practical Subjects in the Music Chapter of the University Calendar.

Complementary Courses (10 credits)

10 credits selected as follows:

6 credits from Music History
4 credits from Performance

Music History

  • MUHL 385 Early Twentieth-Century Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Development of European, Russian, and American music from the 1890s until the early 1940s, tracing its roots in late 19th-century Romanticism and following its evolution in central Europe, France, and the United States. The music of major innovators such as Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Ives, and Varèse will be discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • MUHL 391 Canadian Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Survey of music in Canada from the 16th Century to the present. Current musical organizations and institutions, and contemporary Canadian music will be stressed. Time permitting, brief reference will be made to the folk music of indigenous and immigrant groups.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Cherney, Brian (Winter)

  • MUHL 392 Music since 1945 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Appearance and evolution of such post-war phenomena as total serialism, "chance" music of various kinds, and electronic music as seen in major figures such as Boulez, Stockhausen, Cage and others in Europe and the United States. Important developments during the 1960s. Rise of "minimalism" and "neo-Romanticism" during the 1970s and 80s.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Performance

  • MUEN 563 Jazz Vocal Workshop (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • 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 2012, Winter 2013

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

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUEN 573 Baroque Orchestra (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Open to singers and instrumentalists, this ensemble specializes in chamber music primarily of the Baroque era.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Knox, Hank (Fall) Knox, Hank (Winter)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisites: Audition AND MUEN 480 AND a prerequisite or corequisite of MUPP 381. Additional prerequisite for keyboard players: MUPG 372 with a grade of A-.

  • MUEN 587 Cappella McGill (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : An ensemble of 16 voices performing challenging repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. Since the expectation is a level of performance equivalent to a professional chamber ensemble, singers wishing to join this group should have had considerable ensemble experience, and advanced vocal and sight-reading skills.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

    • Note: May be taken instead of Choral Ensemble.

  • MUEN 590 McGill Winds (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Cazes, Alain (Fall) Cazes, Alain (Winter)

    • 4-6 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition

  • MUEN 592 Chamber Jazz Ensemble (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : This ensemble will deal with the extensive repertoire of music which exists for small jazz orchestra (9-13 instruments).

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Bolduc, Remi; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas (Fall) Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Bolduc, Remi (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to Jazz Performance students only.

  • 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 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gort, Cristian; Ouimet, Francois (Fall) Schubert, Peter N; Gort, Cristian; Ouimet, Francois (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 594 Contemporary Music Ensemble (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Marandola, Fabrice; Gort, Cristian (Fall) Gort, Cristian (Winter)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUEN 595 Jazz Ensembles (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sullivan, Joseph Leo; Di Lauro, Ronald; King, Andrew (Fall) Sullivan, Joseph Leo; Di Lauro, Ronald; Wickenheiser, André (Winter)

    • 3-4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUEN 597 Orchestral Ensembles (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Hauser, Rudolf-Alexius (Fall) Hauser, Rudolf-Alexius (Winter)

    • 6 - 7 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

Non-Music Electives (3 credits)

Free Electives (18 credits)

Schulich School of Music—2012-2013 (last updated Jan. 8, 2013) (disclaimer)