Major Performance (Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar) (125 credits)

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Offered by: Performance     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Major Performance (Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar) program requires 90 credits (plus 38 credits for the Freshman requirement for out-of-province students).

125 credits are selected as follows:
35 credits - Prerequisite Requirements (for out-of-province students)

18 credits - Required Performance
18 credits - Complementary Performance
16 credits - Required Courses (Theory, Musicianship and Music History)
8 credits - Complementary (Musicianship and Music History, Literature, or Performance Practice)
9 credits - Music Electives
3 credits - Non-Music Electives
18 credits - Free Electives

Special Requirements:
Continuation in the program requires a minimum grade of B- in practical instruction/exams and ensembles.

Program Prerequisites - Freshman Program (35 credits)

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

23 credits of Prerequisite Courses
2 credits of Assigned Small Ensemble
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. Students who have been admitted to a degree or diploma program with keyboard as their principal instrument are exempt from MUSP 170 (but not from MUSP 171); see section on Keyboard Proficiency testing for complete information.

  • 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 Performance (18 credits)

18 credits, select all the courses below:

  • 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 282 BMus Performance Examination 1

    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.

  • MUIN 380 BMus Practical Lessons 5 (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: Hollins, Fraser; Bibace, Kenneth; Clayton, Greg; Couture, Jocelyn; Di Lauro, Ronald; Doxas, Chester; Jarczyk, Jan; Kennedy, Donald Leyland; McCann, Christopher; Sullivan, Joseph Leo; White, Andre; Doxas, Dimitrios; Rager, Joshua; Zirbel, John; Box, James; Martin, David R; Dunn, Andrew; Miller, Dennis; Knox, Hank; Grott, David; Lozano, Francisco J; Kolomyjec, Joanne; Popescu, Maria; Purdy, Winston; Sylvan, Sanford; Levesque, Stephane; Crowley, Robert; Desgagne, Alain; Johnston, Jeffrey E H; Amirault, Steve; Bolduc, Remi; Poletaev, Ilya; Walkington, Alec; Gavrilova, Julia; Hashimoto, Kyoko; Krejcar, Jan; Lupien, Denise; Ducharme, Jérôme; Dolin, Elizabeth; Haimovitz, Matt; Fewer, Mark; Roy, Andre J; Devuyst, Russell; Beaudry, Pierre; Mdivani, Marina; Jimenez, Carlos Alberto; Algie, Stephen; Dix, Trevor; Eriksson, Erik; Hutchins, Timothy; Baskin, Theodore; Wan, Andrew; Roberts, Richard Allen; Manker, Brian; Dyachkov, Yegor; Kestenberg, Abe; Chen, Jun-Yuan; Lambert, Frédéric; Lambert, Marjolaine; Strauss, Axel; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Amirault, Greg G; Laing, David; Lee, Ranee Y; Mallette, Marcelle; Mahar, William V (Fall) Haimovitz, Matt; Mdivani, Marina; Richer, Patrice (Winter)

  • MUIN 381 BMus Practical Lessons 6 (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: Jarczyk, Jan; White, Andre; Laimon, Sara; Mdivani, Marina (Fall) Rager, Joshua; Zirbel, John; Box, James; Martin, David R; Dunn, Andrew; Miller, Dennis; Knox, Hank; Grott, David; Lozano, Francisco J; Kolomyjec, Joanne; Popescu, Maria; Purdy, Winston; Sylvan, Sanford; Levesque, Stephane; Crowley, Robert; Desgagne, Alain; Doxas, Dimitrios; Johnston, Jeffrey E H; Amirault, Steve; Bolduc, Remi; Sullivan, Joseph Leo; Poletaev, Ilya; Walkington, Alec; Gavrilova, Julia; Hashimoto, Kyoko; Krejcar, Jan; Lupien, Denise; Ducharme, Jérôme; Dolin, Elizabeth; Haimovitz, Matt; Fewer, Mark; Roy, Andre J; Mdivani, Marina; Jimenez, Carlos Alberto; Devuyst, Russell; Algie, Stephen; Dix, Trevor; Eriksson, Erik; Hutchins, Timothy; Baskin, Theodore; Wan, Andrew; Roberts, Richard Allen; Manker, Brian; Dyachkov, Yegor; Kestenberg, Abe; Chen, Jun-Yuan; Lambert, Frédéric; Lambert, Marjolaine; Strauss, Axel; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Amirault, Greg G; Laing, David; Lee, Ranee Y; Mahar, William V; Marcotte, Anna-Belle; Pelletier, Remi Isamu; Gaudreault, Jean; Hollins, Fraser; Bibace, Kenneth; Clayton, Greg; Couture, Jocelyn; Di Lauro, Ronald; Jarczyk, Jan; Doxas, Chester; Kennedy, Donald Leyland; McCann, Christopher; White, Andre (Winter)

  • MUIN 382 BMus Performance Examination 2

    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.

  • MUIN 480 BMus Practical Lessons 7 (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: Amirault, Steve; Hollins, Fraser; Bolduc, Remi; Doxas, Chester; Jarczyk, Jan; Kennedy, Donald Leyland; McCann, Christopher; Stevenson, Francois; White, Andre; Grott, David; Dean, Kevin; Laing, David; Clayton, Greg; Lozano, Francisco J; Mahar, William V; Bibace, Kenneth; Lee, Ranee Y; Laimon, Sara; Gaudreault, Jean; Mdivani, Marina; Box, James; Zirbel, John; Dunn, Andrew; Knox, Hank; Ducharme, Jérôme; Hashimoto, Kyoko; Purdy, Winston; Levesque, Stephane; Crowley, Robert; Dumouchel, Michael; Haimovitz, Matt; Sylvan, Sanford; Kolomyjec, Joanne; Lupien, Denise; Martin, David R; Amirault, Greg G; Johnston, Jeffrey E H; Lambert, Michel; Walkington, Alec; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Poletaev, Ilya; Roy, Andre J; Lambert, Frédéric; Beaudry, Pierre; Dolin, Elizabeth; Devuyst, Russell; Fewer, Mark; Algie, Stephen; Desgagne, Alain (Fall) Jarczyk, Jan; White, Andre; Dean, Kevin; Laing, David; Laimon, Sara; Mdivani, Marina; Bolduc, Remi (Winter)

  • MUIN 481 BMus Practical Lessons 8 (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: Lozano, Francisco J; Bolduc, Remi; McCann, Christopher; Laimon, Sara; Sullivan, Joseph Leo (Fall) Grott, David; Dean, Kevin; Laing, David; Lozano, Francisco J; Mahar, William V; Popescu, Maria; Bibace, Kenneth; Laimon, Sara; Robinson, Brian; Gaudreault, Jean; Mdivani, Marina; Box, James; Zirbel, John; Dunn, Andrew; Knox, Hank; Ducharme, Jérôme; Hashimoto, Kyoko; Purdy, Winston; Levesque, Stephane; Crowley, Robert; Dumouchel, Michael; Haimovitz, Matt; Sylvan, Sanford; Kolomyjec, Joanne; Lupien, Denise; Martin, David R; Amirault, Greg G; Johnston, Jeffrey E H; Lambert, Michel; Walkington, Alec; White, Andre; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Poletaev, Ilya; Roy, Andre J; Lambert, Frédéric; Beaudry, Pierre; Dolin, Elizabeth; Devuyst, Russell; Fewer, Mark; Algie, Stephen; Doxas, Dimitrios; Karlicek, Martin; Chen, Jun-Yuan; Amirault, Steve; Hollins, Fraser; Bolduc, Remi; Doxas, Chester; Jarczyk, Jan; Kennedy, Donald Leyland; McCann, Christopher; Stevenson, Francois (Winter)

  • MUIN 482 BMus Performance Examination 3

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 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 Performance (18 credits)

Large Ensemble during the first four terms (2 credits x 4 semesters).

18 credits of complementary performance selected as follows:

12 credits from:

  • 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 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.

Assigned Small Ensemble - during every term of enrolment as a full-time or part-time student.

6 credits (1 credit per term) from:

  • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : .

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Devuyst, Russell; Dunn, Andrew; Derome, Denys; Beaulac, Stephane; Rodrigues, Baptiste; Leclair, Jacqueline; Levesque, Stephane; Aldrich, Simon; Lizotte, Caroline; McNabney, Douglas; Roy, Andre J; Dolin, Elizabeth; Haimovitz, Matt; Swartz, Jennifer; Forget, Normand; Miller, Dennis; Hashimoto, Kyoko; Shuter, Cindy; Kestenberg, Abe; Robinson, Brian; Yazdanfar, Ali (Fall) Haimovitz, Matt; Kestenberg, Abe; Dunn, Andrew; Dolin, Elizabeth; Miller, Dennis; Forget, Normand; Shuter, Cindy; Swartz, Jennifer; Hashimoto, Kyoko; Beaulac, Stephane; Klopoushak, Carissa; Cazes, Alain; Chen, Jun-Yuan; Rodrigues, Baptiste; Strauss, Axel; Levesque, Stephane; Leclair, Jacqueline; Aldrich, Simon; Devuyst, Russell; Johnson, Alexander David; McNabney, Douglas; Robinson, Brian; Yazdanfar, Ali; Roy, Andre J (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 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Bergeron, Sylvain; Weman Eriksson, Lena; MacMillan, Elizabeth H; Kinslow, Valerie; Michaud, Natalie; Plouffe, Helene (Fall) Kinslow, Valerie; MacMillan, Elizabeth H; Beghin, Tom; Michaud, Natalie; Plouffe, Helene; Jennejohn, Matthew Dixon; Weman Eriksson, Lena (Winter)

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

Required Courses (16 credits)

16 credits of required courses selected as follows:

9 credits of Theory
4 credits of Musicianship
3 credits of Music History

Theory

9 credits

  • 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

4 credits

  • 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)

Music History

3 credits

  • 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)

Complementary Courses (8 credits)

Musicianship

2 credits from:

  • MUSP 324 Musicianship for Strings (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Fundamental musicianship issues in the context of performance with an emphasis on intonation accuracy, rhythm, articulation, voice-leading and sound texture for strings.

    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.

  • MUSP 354 Introduction to Improvisation and Ornamentation (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Principles of improvisation and ornamentation for music before 1800, including harmonic progressions and voice-leading and contrapuntal patterns for instrumentalists and singers, along with examples of ornamented vocal and instrumental works from 17th and 18th century sources.

    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.

  • MUSP 381 Singing Renaissance Notation (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Choral sightsinging of mensural notation, with a focus on white notation c. 1420-1600. Development of basic fluency in the notation, interpretation of values in triple meter, addition of accidentals given the contrapuntal context as perceived aurally, Renaissance solmisation.

    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.

Music History, Literature or Performance Practice

6 credits
(Courses with a MUHL or MUPP prefix)

Music Electives

Guitars: 9 credits of Music Electives

Harpsichord majors must include the following:

  • MUPG 272D1 Continuo (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : An historically-oriented study of the principles of figured-bass. The student will realize at sight elementary bass patterns. Standard idioms from historical treatises will be introduced.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Knox, Hank (Fall)

    • 2 hours

    • Prerequisites: MUTH 150 and permission of instructor.

    • Students must register for both MUPG 272D1 and MUPG 272D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 272D1 and MUPG 272D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • Enrolment limited to 6.

  • MUPG 272D2 Continuo (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : See MUPG 272D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Knox, Hank (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUPG 272D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 272D1 and MUPG 272D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • 2 hours

    • Enrolment limited to 6.

  • MUPG 372D1 Continuo (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : A study of 17th and 18th Century styles of figured-bass accompaniment as revealed in contemporary sources. The emphasis will be on the realization at the keyboard of representative works using original sources.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Knox, Hank (Fall)

    • 1 hour

    • Prerequisites: MUPG 272 AND permission of instructor. Enrolment limited to 4

    • Students must register for both MUPG 372D1 and MUPG 372D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 372D1 and MUPG 372D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • MUPG 372D2 Continuo (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : See MUPG 372D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Knox, Hank (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUPG 372D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 372D1 and MUPG 372D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Plus 3 credits of Music Electives

Organ majors must include the following:

  • MUPG 272D1 Continuo (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : An historically-oriented study of the principles of figured-bass. The student will realize at sight elementary bass patterns. Standard idioms from historical treatises will be introduced.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Knox, Hank (Fall)

    • 2 hours

    • Prerequisites: MUTH 150 and permission of instructor.

    • Students must register for both MUPG 272D1 and MUPG 272D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 272D1 and MUPG 272D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • Enrolment limited to 6.

  • MUPG 272D2 Continuo (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : See MUPG 272D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Knox, Hank (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUPG 272D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 272D1 and MUPG 272D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • 2 hours

    • Enrolment limited to 6.

Plus 5 credits of Music Electives

Non-Music Electives (3 credits)

Free Electives (18 credits)

(May not include courses with a MUEN prefix)

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