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Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Performance (30 credits)

Offered by: Music     Degree: D-PERF

Program Requirements

A one-year graduate performance diploma that allows excellent musicians to refine their technique and master repertoire through intensive coaching, practice, and performance projects. Designed as a polishing diploma, the program prepares musicians for professional careers as soloist, opera singers, collaborative pianists, chamber, jazz and orchestral musicians or for further graduate studies in performance. Flexible program requirements, with range of performance project options including solo, chamber, recording, orchestral auditions, and creative collaborations. Admission is by audition, with candidates having previously completed a B.Mus., a Licentiate, or M.Mus.

Required Courses (16 credits)

  • MUIN 634 Graduate Diploma Tutorial 1 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical Instruction; Individual artists: specific performance projects detailed at audition. Jazz Musicians: includes arranging and composition. Chamber ensembles: individual artistry, development of group identity with respect to sound, communication skills, performance practice, and artistic/interpretative vision.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Algie, Stephen; Dean, Kevin; Haimovitz, Matt; Hashimoto, Kyoko; Knox, Hank; Mdivani, Marina; Roy, Andre J; Poletaev, Ilya; Eriksson, Erik; Strauss, Axel; Lemelin, Stéphane; Labelle, Dominique; Box, James; Devuyst, Russell; Dolin, Elizabeth; Kolomyjec, Joanne; Levesque, Stephane; McMahon, Michael; Robinson, Brian; Marandola, Fabrice; Weman Eriksson, Lena; Hollenbeck, John; Pilc, Jean-Michel; Stoelzel, Richard; Mac Master, John; Cho, Jinjoo; Bergeron, Sylvain; Bolduc, Remi; Desgagne, Alain; Dyachkov, Yegor; Johnston, Jeffrey E H; Lozano, Francisco J; Manker, Brian; Maute, Matthias; Napper, Susan; Swartz, Jennifer; Bluteau, Denis; Popescu, Maria; Beaudry, Pierre; Richer, Patrice; Normand, Jean-Francois; Cope, Todd; Basque, Alexis; Cote, Nadia; Melancon, Violaine; Brault, Olivier; Andriani, Laura; Lambert, Frédéric; Yazdanfar, Ali; Wan, Andrew; Smith, Tracy; Lane, Christian; Hansen, Patrick (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the Graduate Diploma in Performance.

  • MUIN 635 Graduate Diploma Tutorial 2 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Continued Practical Instruction; Individual artists: specific performance projects detailed at audition. Jazz Musicians: includes arranging and composition. Chamber ensembles: individual artistry, development of group identity with respect to sound, communication skills, performance practice, and artistic/interpretative vision.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Popescu, Maria (Fall) Algie, Stephen; Dean, Kevin; Haimovitz, Matt; Hashimoto, Kyoko; Knox, Hank; Mdivani, Marina; Roy, Andre J; White, Andre; Poletaev, Ilya; Eriksson, Erik; Strauss, Axel; Lemelin, Stéphane; Labelle, Dominique; Box, James; Devuyst, Russell; Dolin, Elizabeth; Kolomyjec, Joanne; Levesque, Stephane; McMahon, Michael; Robinson, Brian; Marandola, Fabrice; Weman Eriksson, Lena; Hollenbeck, John; Pilc, Jean-Michel; Stoelzel, Richard; Hargreaves, Stephen; Mac Master, John; Cho, Jinjoo; Bergeron, Sylvain; Desgagne, Alain; Dyachkov, Yegor; Lozano, Francisco J; Manker, Brian; Maute, Matthias; Napper, Susan; Swartz, Jennifer; Bluteau, Denis; Popescu, Maria; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Richer, Patrice; Bourassa, Francois; Normand, Jean-Francois; Cope, Todd; Basque, Alexis; Cote, Nadia; Melancon, Violaine; Brault, Olivier; Andriani, Laura; Lambert, Frédéric; Yazdanfar, Ali; Wan, Andrew; Smith, Tracy; Lane, Christian; Hansen, Patrick (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the Graduate Diploma in Perfomance.

Complementary Courses (14 credits)

8 credits from the following:

  • MUPG 640 Graduate Diploma Performance Project 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A public solo, collaborative piano, chamber music or jazz recital, or preparation/presentation of a Featured Opera Role (by audition).

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

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

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students in the Graduate Diploma in Performance.

    • Recital (40 - 45 minutes), Featured Opera Role (by audition) as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists. For jazz students, three repertoire streams will be identified: Improvisation or Composition recital will consist entirely of the candidate’s original compositions; jazz composition recital will include a significant large ensemble component (normally at least half). Jazz Orchestra students perform an approved repertoire as lead players and soloists with a large ensemble (usually Jazz Orchestra).

  • MUPG 641 Graduate Diploma Performance Project 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A second public solo, collaborative piano, chamber music or jazz recital, or preparation/presentation of a Featured Opera Role (by audition).

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

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

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students in the Graduate Diploma in Performance.

    • Recital (40 - 45 minutes), Featured Opera Role (by audition) as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists. For jazz students, three repertoire streams will be identified: Improvisation or Composition recital will consist entirely of the candidate’s original compositions; jazz composition recitals will include a significant large ensemble component (normally at least half). Jazz Orchestra students perform an approved repertoire as lead players and soloists with a large ensemble (usually Jazz Orchestra).

  • MUPG 642 Graduate Diploma Performance Project 3 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A public solo, collaborative piano, chamber music or jazz recital, orchestral excerpts, or preparation/presentation of a Lead Opera Role (by audition).

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

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

    • Specific restrictions may apply to the studio recording option depending on available resources.

    • Restriction: Open to students in the Graduate Diploma in Professional Performance.

    • Recital (60-70 minutes): or Lead Opera Role (by audition) as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists. For jazz students, three repertoire streams will be identified. Jazz Improvisation or Composition recital will consist primarily of the candidate’s original compositions; Jazz Improvisation recital may include some standard repertoire; Jazz Composition recital will include a significant large ensemble component (normally at least half) and may include some original arrangements. Jazz Orchestra students perform an approved repertoire as lead players and soloists with a large ensemble (usually Jazz Orchestra).

  • MUPG 643 Graduate Diploma Interdisciplinary Project (4 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A composition commission, a research-related project (e.g., transcription, performance edition) or inter-disciplinary collaboration (music technology, dance, etc.) that results in a public performance; by departmental approval.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

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

    • Restriction: Open to students in the Graduate Diploma in Professional Performance.

  • MUPG 644 Graduate Diploma Concerto Performance (4 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Concerto performance.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

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

    • Specific restrictions may apply to the studio recording option depending upon available resources.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the Graduate Diploma in Performance.

  • MUPG 645 Graduate Diploma Recording Project (4 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Studio recording with liner notes, by approval of the department.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

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

    • Specific restrictions may apply to the studio recording option depending on available resources.

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the Graduate Diploma in Performance. Restrictions may apply to the studio recording option depending on available resources.

    • By proposal only and with approval of the Department; additional fees may apply. For jazz students, three repertoire streams will be identifed: Improvisation or Composition recital will consist entirely of the candidate’s original compositions; jazz composition recital will include a significant large ensemble component (normally at least half). Jazz Orchestra students perform an approved repertoire as lead players and soloists with a large ensemble (usually Jazz Orchestra).

6 credits of Performance courses with Schulich School of Music approval from the following:

6 credits of any ensemble courses from the following list for these areas:

  • MUPG 571 Free Improvisation 1 (1 credit) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Introduction to the creative practice of improvisation for performers. The course focuses on the development of listening as applied to the practice of collective and solo improvisation.

    Terms: Winter 2021

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

    • Prerequisite(s): Audition.

    • Restriction(s): Available to Music students; open to others by permission of the department. Not open to Jazz students. Not open to students who have taken MUEN 571.

  • MUPG 572D1 Free Improvisation 2 (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : This course is designed for performers who want to develop their skills as advanced improvisers. Both collective and solo contexts are addressed as performance practices, touching upon the history of improvisation as well as current trends.

    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.

  • MUPG 572D2 Free Improvisation 2 (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : This course is designed for performers who want to develop their skills as advanced improvisers. Both collective and solo contexts are addressed as performance practices, touching upon the history of improvisation as well as current trends.

    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.

and the additional courses from the following list for these areas:

Voice

  • 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 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Knox, Hank; Hansen, Patrick; McMahon, Michael; Hargreaves, Stephen; Gonthier, Esther; Godin, Olivier; Leblanc, Suzie (Fall) Hansen, Patrick; McMahon, Michael; Hargreaves, Stephen; Gonthier, Esther; Godin, Olivier; Leblanc, Suzie (Winter)

    • 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: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: McMahon, Michael; Hargreaves, Stephen; Gonthier, Esther (Fall) Knox, Hank; Hansen, Patrick; McMahon, Michael; Hargreaves, Stephen; Gonthier, Esther; Godin, Olivier; Leblanc, Suzie (Winter)

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

  • 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: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Strauss, Anja (Fall)

    • 3 hours

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

Piano

  • MUPG 670 Advanced Continuo 1 (2 credits) **

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A historically-oriented study of the principles of figured bass. Standard idioms from historical treatises will be introduced. Preparation of operatic excerpts from the standard high Baroque repertory is required.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Nadler, Rona Miriam (Fall)

  • MUPG 671 Advanced Continuo 2 (2 credits) **

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A study of the many different styles of figured bass accompaniment as revealed in contemporary sources. The emphasis will be on realization at the keyboard of representative 17th- and 18th- century operatic recitatives and arias.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Nadler, Rona Miriam (Winter)

  • MUPG 683 Piano Seminar 1 (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Content to include comparative studies of recorded solo and ensemble repertoire, and lecture-recital presentations reflecting knowledge of historical context and performance practice. Analysis and discussion will accompany attendance at specific performing events at McGill and beyond, as well as presentations by guest lecturers and piano area faculty.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Poletaev, Ilya (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 681

  • MUPG 684 Piano Seminar 2 (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Content to include detailed critiques of in-class teaching, and general discussion of preparation for competitions and academic job applications. Analysis and discussion will accompany attendance at master classes and competitions and beyond, as well as presentations by guest lecturers and piano area faculty.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Hashimoto, Kyoko; Poletaev, Ilya (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 682

  • MUPG 687 Collaborative Piano Repertoire 1: Song (1 credit) ***

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Issues in collaborative piano song repertoire and performance in different genres and musical styles.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: McMahon, Michael (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MUEN 556 or equivalent or permission of the instructor

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in collaborative piano or with the permission of the instructor

  • MUPG 688 Collaborative Piano Repertoire 2: Instrumental (1 credit) ***

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Issues in collaborative piano instrumental repertoire and performance in different genres and musical styles.

    Terms: Winter 2021

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

    • Prerequisite: MUEN 556 or equivalent or permission of the instructor

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in collaborative piano or with the permission of the instructor

  • MUPG 689 Collaborative Piano Rep.3: Orch. Reduction, Opera, Oratorio (1 credit) ***

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Issues in collaborative piano orchestral reduction, opera, oratorio and performance in different genres and musical styles.

    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.

    • Prerequisite: MUEN 556 or equivalent or permission of the instructor

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in collaborative piano or with permission of the instructor

Chamber Music

  • MUIN 500 Practical Instruction 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual coaching sessions for musicians in advanced ensembles to focus on their individual instrumental technique.

    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.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to musicians in Chamber Music Stream in the Graduate Diploma in Performance and the Graduate Artist Diploma. May be taken by D.Mus. students with special permission.

    • 30 minutes

Organ

One 3-credit seminar at the 500 or 600 level approved by The Schulich School of Music

Early Music/Harpsichord

  • MUPG 670 Advanced Continuo 1 (2 credits) **

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A historically-oriented study of the principles of figured bass. Standard idioms from historical treatises will be introduced. Preparation of operatic excerpts from the standard high Baroque repertory is required.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Nadler, Rona Miriam (Fall)

  • MUPG 671 Advanced Continuo 2 (2 credits) **

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A study of the many different styles of figured bass accompaniment as revealed in contemporary sources. The emphasis will be on realization at the keyboard of representative 17th- and 18th- century operatic recitatives and arias.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Nadler, Rona Miriam (Winter)

Jazz

One 3-credit seminar starting with MUPG**

* Not open to Jazz students
** if not already taken
*** may be repeated with the permission of the instructor

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