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Doctor of Music (D.Mus.) Music: Composition

Offered by: Music     Degree: Doctor of Music

Program Requirements

The D.Mus. in Music; Composition offers private instruction with some of Canada's most accomplished composers as well as studies in different compositional methods and technologies.

Students admitted to the D.Mus. in Music; Composition program who have a master's degree other than the M.Mus. in Music; Composition from McGill University, may be required to successfully complete one or more undergraduate course(s) before completion of the doctoral program.

Details concerning the comprehensive examinations, thesis and academic regulations are available from the Graduate Studies Coordinator, Schulich School of Music or from the Music Graduate website at: http://www.mcgill.ca/music/programs.

Thesis

The thesis is a musical composition of major dimensions together with a written analysis of the work. The thesis must be defended in an oral examination.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • MUCO 710 General Examinations

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Composition : Series of examinations (harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and analysis presentation).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the D.Mus. Music; Composition and the Ph.D. Music; Composition programs.

  • MUGS 701 Comprehensive Examinations

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Graduate Faculty Music Courses : Examinations that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

12 credits (two years) of:

  • MUCO 722D1 Doctoral Composition Tutorial (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Composition : Individualized guided composition research on an approved topic.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

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

  • MUCO 722D2 Doctoral Composition Tutorial (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Composition : Individualized guided composition research on an approved topic.

    Terms: Winter 2021

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

    • Prerequisite: MUCO 722D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUCO 722D1 and MUCO 722D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of seminars at the 600 level or higher, approved by the Schulich School of Music.

Composition Performance

The candidate must present a concert of his/her compositions. With the permission of the Composition Area Committee, the compositions may be presented as parts of two or three concerts, or as a list of national and international performances since the student began his/her residency.

Schulich School of Music—2020-2021 (last updated Mar. 27, 2020) (disclaimer)
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