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Master of Music (M.Mus.) Performance: Jazz Performance (Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Music     Degree: Master of Music

Program Requirements

The M.Mus. Performance; Jazz program is flexibly designed to offer specialization in Jazz Composition, Jazz Performance, or Jazz Orchestra, including jazz pedagogy, composition, and arranging. A recital and a recording of original music are the principal thesis requirements.

Students admitted to the M.Mus. Performance; Jazz program who have undergraduate degrees other than the B.Mus.; Major in Performance; Jazz from McGill University, may be required to successfully complete one or more undergraduate courses before completion of the Master's degree.

Required Course (3 credits)

  • MUJZ 601 Jazz Pedagogy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : A course designed to prepare students to teach jazz-related subjects at the university and professional level, with emphasis on ensemble direction and the instruction of improvisation, as well as course and curriculum development. Various pedagogical methods, philosophies, rehearsal techniques, and materials will be investigated.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Kennedy, Donald Leyland (Winter)

    • 3 hours

Required Thesis Courses (27 credits)

9 credits from:

  • MUIN 626 Jazz Performance/Composition Tutorial 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual instruction in instrumental performance, jazz composition and arranging and jazz improvisation according to performing specialization.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Dean, Kevin; Sullivan, Joseph Leo; White, Andre; Hollenbeck, John; Pilc, Jean-Michel; Amirault, Greg G; Bolduc, Remi; Clayton, Greg; Couture, Jocelyn; Gauthier, Michael; Johnston, Jeffrey E H; Laing, David; Lambert, Michel; Lee, Ranee Y; Lozano, Francisco J; Mahar, William V; McCann, Christopher; Doxas, Dimitrios; Kennedy, Donald Leyland; Hollins, Fraser; McLean, Allan Robert; Jimenez, Carlos Alberto; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Hove, Erik Anthony; Dahlen, Sienna; Jensen, Christine; Bibace, Kenneth (Fall) Dean, Kevin; White, Andre; Bourgogne, Guillaume; Pilc, Jean-Michel; Johnston, Jeffrey E H; McCann, Christopher; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Bourassa, Francois; Bibace, Kenneth; Jimenez, Carlos Alberto; Lee, Ranee Y (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 626

  • MUIN 627 Jazz Performance/Composition Tutorial 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual instruction in instrumental performance, jazz composition and arranging and jazz improvisation according to performing specialization.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Hollenbeck, John; Amirault, Greg G; Lambert, Michel (Fall) Dean, Kevin; Sullivan, Joseph Leo; White, Andre; Hollenbeck, John; Pilc, Jean-Michel; Amirault, Greg G; Bolduc, Remi; Clayton, Greg; Couture, Jocelyn; Gauthier, Michael; Johnston, Jeffrey E H; Laing, David; Lambert, Michel; Lee, Ranee Y; Lozano, Francisco J; McCann, Christopher; Rager, Joshua; Doxas, Dimitrios; Kennedy, Donald Leyland; Hollins, Fraser; McLean, Allan Robert; Jimenez, Carlos Alberto; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Hove, Erik Anthony; Bourassa, Francois; Dahlen, Sienna; LeBlanc, Rémi-Jean; Jensen, Christine; Bibace, Kenneth (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 627

  • MUIN 628 Jazz Performance/Composition Tutorial 3 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual instruction in instrumental performance, jazz composition and arranging and jazz improvisation according to performing specialization, including work on various aspects of jazz artistry in preparation for recital requirements.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Dean, Kevin; Sullivan, Joseph Leo; White, Andre; Hollenbeck, John; Pilc, Jean-Michel; Bolduc, Remi; Di Lauro, Ronald; Johnston, Jeffrey E H; Laing, David; Lozano, Francisco J; McCann, Christopher; Walkington, Alec; Doxas, Dimitrios; Hollins, Fraser; McLean, Allan Robert; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Bourassa, Francois; Vedady, Adrian; Bibace, Kenneth; Jimenez, Carlos Alberto; Lee, Ranee Y; Lambert, Michel (Fall) Dean, Kevin; Hollenbeck, John; Bolduc, Remi; Di Lauro, Ronald; McCann, Christopher; Hollins, Fraser; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Sullivan, Joseph Leo; Pilc, Jean-Michel; Lambert, Michel; Lee, Ranee Y (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUPG 628

  • MUIN 628D1 Jazz Performance/Composition Tutorial 3 (1.5 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual instruction in instrumental performance, jazz composition and arranging and jazz improvisation according to performing specialization, including work on various aspects of jazz artistry in preparation for recital requirements.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: Sullivan, Joseph Leo; Hollenbeck, John; Pilc, Jean-Michel; Lambert, Michel; McCann, Christopher; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Bolduc, Remi; Dean, Kevin; Lee, Ranee Y (Fall) Sullivan, Joseph Leo (Winter)

  • MUIN 628D2 Jazz Performance/Composition Tutorial 3 (1.5 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual instruction in instrumental performance, jazz composition and arranging and jazz improvisation according to performing specialization, including work on various aspects of jazz artistry in preparation for recital requirements.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Sullivan, Joseph Leo; Hollenbeck, John; Pilc, Jean-Michel; Lambert, Michel; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Bolduc, Remi; Dean, Kevin; Lee, Ranee Y (Winter)

* Students may take MUIN 628 or MUIN 628D1 and MUIN 628D2.

18 credits from one of the following:

Jazz Performance:

  • MUPG 651 Performance/Composition Recital Project (9 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Thesis recital (Jazz repertoire, including compositions by the student) and programme notes.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

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

    • A 60-70 minute recital.

  • MUPG 659 Performance in Recording Media (9 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Candidates must submit a professional quality audio and/or video document of their performances, with liner notes. The performances must be 60-70 minutes on the candidate’s primary instrument.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

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

    • Course requirements will vary depending on the program stream (Jazz Performance, Jazz Composition and Arranging and Jazz Orchestra) the candidate is completing. See the Music Graduate website for more details.

OR

Jazz Composition and Arranging

  • MUPG 652 Jazz Ensemble Recital Project (9 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A 60-70 minute recital presenting a repertoire of either original compositions and arrangements or previously composed jazz literature (depending upon stream), at least half of which must be for a large ensemble. Program notes must be provided.

    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 B and C streams of the Jazz Performance option only.

  • MUPG 659 Performance in Recording Media (9 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Candidates must submit a professional quality audio and/or video document of their performances, with liner notes. The performances must be 60-70 minutes on the candidate’s primary instrument.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

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

    • Course requirements will vary depending on the program stream (Jazz Performance, Jazz Composition and Arranging and Jazz Orchestra) the candidate is completing. See the Music Graduate website for more details.

OR

Jazz Orchestra:

  • MUPG 651 Performance/Composition Recital Project (9 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Thesis recital (Jazz repertoire, including compositions by the student) and programme notes.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

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

    • A 60-70 minute recital.

  • MUPG 652 Jazz Ensemble Recital Project (9 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A 60-70 minute recital presenting a repertoire of either original compositions and arrangements or previously composed jazz literature (depending upon stream), at least half of which must be for a large ensemble. Program notes must be provided.

    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 B and C streams of the Jazz Performance option only.

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits from one of the following streams:

Jazz Performance Stream

  • MUJZ 640 Jazz Composition & Arranging 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Analysis and application of a variety of jazz and 20th Century compositional and arranging techniques, including writing for small and medium size jazz ensembles.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Sullivan, Joseph Leo (Fall)

    • 2 hours

  • MUJZ 641 Jazz Composition & Arranging 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Students compose and arrange for a variety of instrumental combinations including large jazz ensembles of ten or more instruments.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Sullivan, Joseph Leo (Winter)

  • MUPG 695 Graduate Jazz Improvisation Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : An intensive study of artistry in jazz improvisation. The inprovisation ideas and approaches of various jazz artrists will be studied through transcription, analysis and in performance. The latter will lay the foundation for students to develop their own artistic voices and musical ideas. Approximately one-third of the class will be spent performing, critiquing and mentoring the performances of class members.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Bolduc, Remi (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the Jazz Performance option and others with the permission of the instructor.

3 credits of a seminar at the 600-level or higher, approved by the Department.

5 credits of ensembles, at the 500 level or above, with the prefix MUEN (4 credits must be in jazz related ensembles). MUPG 572D1/D2 Free Improvisation 2 (1 credit) can be substituted for 1 credit of jazz ensemble.

OR

Jazz Composition and Arranging Stream

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

5 credits of ensembles, at the 500 level or above, with the prefix MUEN (4 credits must be in jazz related ensembles). MUPG 572D1/D2 Free Improvisation 2 (1 credit) can be substituted for 1 credit of jazz ensemble.

OR

Jazz Orchestra Stream

4 credits from the following:

  • MUJZ 640 Jazz Composition & Arranging 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Analysis and application of a variety of jazz and 20th Century compositional and arranging techniques, including writing for small and medium size jazz ensembles.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Sullivan, Joseph Leo (Fall)

    • 2 hours

  • MUJZ 641 Jazz Composition & Arranging 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Students compose and arrange for a variety of instrumental combinations including large jazz ensembles of ten or more instruments.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Sullivan, Joseph Leo (Winter)

  • MUJZ 644 Jazz Repertoire Project 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Students investigate an approved area of jazz orchestral repertoire, under the supervision of a full-time faculty member.

    Terms: Fall 2020

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

  • MUJZ 645 Jazz Repertoire Project 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Jazz repertoire for any ensemble format may be explored.

    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.

3 credits of a seminar at the 600 level or higher, approved by the Schulich School of Music.

8 credits of ensembles at the 500 level or above, with the prefix MUEN (4 credits must be in jazz related ensembles). MUPG 572D1/D2 can be substituted for 1 credit of jazz ensemble.

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