Major Theory (124 credits)

Offered by: Music Research     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.); Major Theory program requires 124 credits and features coursework centered in the development of models and methods of musical languages. How specific pieces of music are put together and how this may be generalized to relate to the way other pieces of music are composed. Theory incorporates a combination of writing skills and analysis. Specialization in such subjects as the application of mathematical models to music analysis and Renaissance-style counterpoint.

Program Prerequisites - Freshman Program (32 credits)

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

22 credits of Prerequisite Courses
4 credits of Large Ensembles
6 credits of Non-Music Electives

Prerequisite Courses

22 credits, select all of the courses below:

Note: Students who can demonstrate through auditions, placement tests or equivalencies 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 2022

    Instructors: Cumming, Julie Emelyn (Fall)

    • 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 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Algieri, Stefano; Dean, Kevin; Hashimoto, Kyoko; Roy, Andre J; Sullivan, Joseph Leo; White, Andre; Poletaev, Ilya; Strauss, Axel; Leclair, Jacqueline; Labelle, Dominique; Box, James; Christie, Carolyn; Dolin, Elizabeth; Gaudreault, Jean; Kolomyjec, Joanne; Robinson, Brian; Marandola, Fabrice; Hollenbeck, John; Pilc, Jean-Michel; Mac Master, John; Cho, Jinjoo; Amirault, Greg G; Chappell, Eric; Clayton, Greg; Couture, Jocelyn; Derome, Denys; Desgagne, Alain; Gavrilova, Julia; Gossage, David Mark; Johnson, Alexander David; Johnston, Jeff; Laing, David; Lozano, Francisco J; MacMillan, Elizabeth; Manker, Brian; McCann, Christopher; Plouffe, Helene; Shuter, Cindy; Swartz, Jennifer; Walkington, Alec; Rager, Joshua; Doxas, Dimitrios; Kennedy, Donny; Turner, Dave; Kutan, Aline; Hollins, Fraser; Grott, David; McLean, Allan Robert; Jimenez, Carlos Alberto; Ducharme, Jérôme; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Read, Alexander; Normand, Jean-Francois; Basque, Alexis; Turner, Catherine; Vedady, Adrian; Brouwer, Albert G; Jensen, Christine; Bibace, Kenneth; Lambert, Frédéric; Yazdanfar, Ali; Wan, Andrew; Peletsis, Anna; Hillis, Amy; Novak, Bohdanna; Alvarez, Christophe; G'froerer, Joanna; Hendrickson, Anna; Dunn, Jarred; Haimovitz, Matt; Laimon, Sara; Mdivani, Marina; Lemelin, Stéphane; Baskin, Theodore; Devuyst, Russell; McMahon, Michael; Roberts, Richard Allen; Stoelzel, Richard; Trevino, Matthew; Aldrich, Simon; Bolduc, Remi; Dix, Trevor; Dumouchel, Michael; Dyachkov, Yegor; Freeman, Peter; Gauthier, Michael; Lambert, Michel; Lee, Ranee Y; Mahar, William; Mangrum, Martin D; Merkelo, Paul A; Zuk, Luba; Beausejour, Luc; Popescu, Annamaria; Beaudry, Pierre; Mallette, Marcelle; Feltham, Scott O; Tremblay, Sophie; Dahlen, Sienna; Leclair, Marie-Chantal; Barry, Suren; Cote, Nadia; LeBlanc, Rémi-Jean; Ferguson, Mark; Melancon, Violaine; Fournelle-Blain, Victor; Watson, Nathaniel; Suh, Min Jung; Dobby, Timothy; Karlicek, Martin; Harboyan, Patil; Smith Bessette, Tracy; Dardykina, Tatiana; Trudel, Marianne; Howle, Mark Austin; Coleman, Ira; French, Lex; Green, Darrell; Hove, Erik Anthony; Polegato, Brett; Kearney, Patrick; Dominguez, Chloe; Cowan, Steven (Fall) Bourget, Daniele (Winter)

    • 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 examination in clarinet techniques.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Roy, Andre J; Strauss, Axel; Pilc, Jean-Michel; Couture, Jocelyn; Gavrilova, Julia; Wan, Andrew; Mdivani, Marina; Lemelin, Stéphane; Mangrum, Martin D; Mac Master, John; Smith Bessette, Tracy; Popescu, Annamaria; Christie, Carolyn (Fall) Kestenberg, Abe; Roy, Andre J; White, Andre; Strauss, Axel; Robinson, Brian; Desgagne, Alain; Johnson, Alexander David; Manker, Brian; Walkington, Alec; Kutan, Aline; McLean, Allan Robert; Azar, Andree; Read, Alexander; Basque, Alexis; Vedady, Adrian; Brouwer, Albert G; Yazdanfar, Ali; Wan, Andrew; Peletsis, Anna; Hillis, Amy; Novak, Bohdanna; Hendrickson, Anna; Dean, Kevin; Hashimoto, Kyoko; Sullivan, Joseph Leo; Poletaev, Ilya; Leclair, Jacqueline; Moye, Felicia; Labelle, Dominique; Box, James; Christie, Carolyn; Dolin, Elizabeth; Gaudreault, Jean; Kolomyjec, Joanne; Marandola, Fabrice; Pilc, Jean-Michel; Mac Master, John; Cho, Jinjoo; Amirault, Greg G; Chappell, Eric; Clayton, Greg; Couture, Jocelyn; Derome, Denys; Gavrilova, Julia; Gossage, David Mark; Johnston, Jeff; Laing, David; Lozano, Francisco J; MacMillan, Elizabeth; McCann, Christopher; Plouffe, Helene; Shuter, Cindy; Swartz, Jennifer; Zuk, Luba; Rager, Joshua; Doxas, Dimitrios; Kennedy, Donny; Beausejour, Luc; Turner, Dave; Hollins, Fraser; Grott, David; Jimenez, Carlos Alberto; Ducharme, Jérôme; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Bourget, Daniele; Normand, Jean-Francois; Turner, Catherine; Jensen, Christine; Bibace, Kenneth; Lambert, Frédéric; Alvarez, Christophe; G'froerer, Joanna; Dunn, Jarred; Algieri, Stefano; Haimovitz, Matt; Laimon, Sara; Mdivani, Marina; Lemelin, Stéphane; Devuyst, Russell; Levesque, Stephane; McMahon, Michael; Roberts, Richard Allen; Stoelzel, Richard; Trevino, Matthew; Aldrich, Simon; Bolduc, Remi; Di Lauro, Ronald; Dumouchel, Michael; Freeman, Peter; Gauthier, Michael; Lee, Ranee Y; Mangrum, Martin D; Merkelo, Paul A; Popescu, Annamaria; Beaudry, Pierre; Mallette, Marcelle; Feltham, Scott O; Tremblay, Sophie; Dahlen, Sienna; Leclair, Marie-Chantal; Barry, Suren; Cote, Nadia; LeBlanc, Rémi-Jean; Ferguson, Mark; Watson, Nathaniel; Suh, Min Jung; Karlicek, Martin; Harboyan, Patil; Dardykina, Tatiana; Trudel, Marianne; Baskin, Theodore; Dix, Trevor; Dyachkov, Yegor; Mahar, William; Melancon, Violaine; Fournelle-Blain, Victor; Dobby, Timothy; Smith Bessette, Tracy; Howle, Mark Austin; Coleman, Ira; Green, Darrell; Hove, Erik Anthony; Polegato, Brett; Kearney, Patrick; Cowan, Steven (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 : Music Professional Development: An introduction to information, resources, and skills related to physical, mental, and professional well-being for the musician and scholar.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Mativetsky, Shawn (Fall)

    • Open to B.Mus. students or by permission of the instructor.

  • 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 2022

    Instructors: Asly, Monica; Mariner, Justin; Petit-Homme, Fredericka; De Castro, Margaret Emily; Michirin, Daria (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: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Asly, Monica (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 2022

    Instructors: Asly, Monica; Kovacs, Jolan; Gavrilova, Julia (Fall)

    • 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: Winter 2023

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • 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 2022

    Instructors: Bakulina, Olga (Ellen) (Fall)

    • 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 2023

    Instructors: Bakulina, Olga (Ellen) (Winter)

Required Courses (25 credits)

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 2022

    Instructors: Wild, Jonathan (Fall)

  • 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 2023

    Instructors: Biamonte, Nicole; Mariner, Justin (Winter)

  • 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: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Hasegawa, Robert (Winter)

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 2022

    Instructors: Asly, Monica; Jonker, Alexandrea; Guzik, John; Oudin, Mael (Fall)

    • 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: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Asly, Monica (Winter)

  • 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 2022, Winter 2023

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

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 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Bandy, Dorian (Fall) Huebner, Steven (Winter)

Performance

  • MUIN 280 BMus Practical Lessons 3 (2.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Globerson, Eitan; Cheung, Stanford; Algieri, Stefano; Dean, Kevin; Hashimoto, Kyoko; McNabney, Douglas; Roy, Andre J; Sullivan, Joseph Leo; White, Andre; Poletaev, Ilya; Strauss, Axel; Leclair, Jacqueline; Labelle, Dominique; Box, James; Christie, Carolyn; Dolin, Elizabeth; Gaudreault, Jean; Kolomyjec, Joanne; Robinson, Brian; Marandola, Fabrice; Hollenbeck, John; Pilc, Jean-Michel; Mac Master, John; Cho, Jinjoo; Amirault, Greg G; Chappell, Eric; Clayton, Greg; Couture, Jocelyn; Derome, Denys; Desgagne, Alain; Gavrilova, Julia; Gossage, David Mark; Johnson, Alexander David; Johnston, Jeff; Laing, David; Lozano, Francisco J; Manker, Brian; McCann, Christopher; Plouffe, Helene; Shuter, Cindy; Swartz, Jennifer; Walkington, Alec; Rager, Joshua; Doxas, Dimitrios; Kennedy, Donny; Kutan, Aline; Hollins, Fraser; Grott, David; McLean, Allan Robert; Bluteau, Denis; Stevenson, François; Jimenez, Carlos Alberto; Ducharme, Jérôme; Azar, Andree; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Read, Alexander; Bourassa, Francois; Normand, Jean-Francois; Basque, Alexis; Skinner, Elizabeth; Turner, Catherine; Vedady, Adrian; Brouwer, Albert G; Bibace, Kenneth; Lambert, Frédéric; Yazdanfar, Ali; Wan, Andrew; Peletsis, Anna; Hillis, Amy; Novak, Bohdanna; Cicchillitti, Adam; Li, Jui-Sheng; G'froerer, Joanna; French, Lex; Hendrickson, Anna; Dunn, Jarred; Haimovitz, Matt; Laimon, Sara; Mdivani, Marina; Lemelin, Stéphane; Baskin, Theodore; Devuyst, Russell; Levesque, Stephane; Roberts, Richard Allen; Stoelzel, Richard; Trevino, Matthew; Aldrich, Simon; Bergeron, sylvain; Dix, Trevor; Dumouchel, Michael; Dyachkov, Yegor; Freeman, Peter; Gauthier, Michael; Lambert, Michel; Lee, Ranee Y; Mahar, William; Mangrum, Martin D; Maute, Matthias; Merkelo, Paul A; Zuk, Luba; Beausejour, Luc; Popescu, Annamaria; Beaudry, Pierre; Mallette, Marcelle; Feltham, Scott O; Richer, Patrice; Howle, Mark Austin; Dahlen, Sienna; Leclair, Marie-Chantal; Tremblay, Lisanne; Cope, Todd; Barry, Suren; von Eccher, Magdalena; Cote, Nadia; LeBlanc, Rémi-Jean; Ferguson, Mark; Melancon, Violaine; Watson, Nathaniel; Suh, Min Jung; Dobby, Timothy; Karlicek, Martin; Harboyan, Patil; Smith Bessette, Tracy; Cowan, Steven; Ledger, Timothy; Trudel, Marianne; Tremblay, Sophie; Polegato, Brett; Burmeister Strauss, Anja; Fournelle-Blain, Victor; Dominguez, Chloe; Putterman, Mika; Brault, Olivier; Demers, Isabelle (Fall) Roy, Andre J; Strauss, Axel; McLean, Allan Robert; Wan, Andrew; Christie, Carolyn; Gaudreault, Jean; Gavrilova, Julia; Bibace, Kenneth; Laimon, Sara; Mdivani, Marina; Lemelin, Stéphane; Mangrum, Martin D; Harboyan, Patil; Baskin, Theodore; Mac Master, John; Smith Bessette, Tracy (Winter)

  • MUIN 281 BMus Practical Lessons 4 (2.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Laimon, Sara; Strauss, Axel; Algieri, Stefano; Knox, Hank; Leclair, Jacqueline; Marandola, Fabrice; Mac Master, John; Gavrilova, Julia; Lozano, Francisco J; MacMillan, Elizabeth; Manker, Brian; McCann, Christopher; Walkington, Alec; Hollins, Fraser; Jimenez, Carlos Alberto; Ducharme, Jérôme; Haimovitz, Matt; Mdivani, Marina; Popescu, Annamaria; Mallette, Marcelle; Karlicek, Martin; Harboyan, Patil; Vedady, Adrian; Green, Darrell; Miyagaki, Mai; Roy, Andre J (Fall) Cheung, Stanford; Kestenberg, Abe; Roy, Andre J; White, Andre; Strauss, Axel; Robinson, Brian; Desgagne, Alain; Johnson, Alexander David; Manker, Brian; Walkington, Alec; Kutan, Aline; McLean, Allan Robert; Azar, Andree; Read, Alexander; Basque, Alexis; Kuerti, Anton; Vedady, Adrian; Brouwer, Albert G; Yazdanfar, Ali; Wan, Andrew; Peletsis, Anna; Hillis, Amy; Novak, Bohdanna; Cicchillitti, Adam; French, Lex; Hendrickson, Anna; Dean, Kevin; Hashimoto, Kyoko; McNabney, Douglas; Sullivan, Joseph Leo; Poletaev, Ilya; Leclair, Jacqueline; Moye, Felicia; Labelle, Dominique; Box, James; Christie, Carolyn; Dolin, Elizabeth; Gaudreault, Jean; Kolomyjec, Joanne; Marandola, Fabrice; Hollenbeck, John; Pilc, Jean-Michel; Mac Master, John; Cho, Jinjoo; Amirault, Greg G; Chappell, Eric; Clayton, Greg; Couture, Jocelyn; Derome, Denys; Gavrilova, Julia; Gossage, David Mark; Johnston, Jeff; Laing, David; Lozano, Francisco J; McCann, Christopher; Plouffe, Helene; Shuter, Cindy; Swartz, Jennifer; Zuk, Luba; Rager, Joshua; Doxas, Dimitrios; Kennedy, Donny; Beausejour, Luc; Turner, Dave; Hollins, Fraser; Grott, David; Bluteau, Denis; Stevenson, François; Jimenez, Carlos Alberto; Ducharme, Jérôme; Trottier, Jean-Nicolas; Petersen, Katherine; Bourget, Daniele; Bourassa, Francois; Normand, Jean-Francois; Tremblay, Lisanne; von Eccher, Magdalena; Turner, Catherine; Bibace, Kenneth; Lambert, Frédéric; Li, Jui-Sheng; G'froerer, Joanna; Dunn, Jarred; Algieri, Stefano; Haimovitz, Matt; Laimon, Sara; Mdivani, Marina; Lemelin, Stéphane; Devuyst, Russell; Levesque, Stephane; Roberts, Richard Allen; Stoelzel, Richard; Trevino, Matthew; Aldrich, Simon; Bergeron, sylvain; Bolduc, Remi; Di Lauro, Ronald; Dumouchel, Michael; Freeman, Peter; Gauthier, Michael; Lambert, Michel; Lee, Ranee Y; Mangrum, Martin D; Maute, Matthias; Merkelo, Paul A; Popescu, Annamaria; Beaudry, Pierre; Mallette, Marcelle; Feltham, Scott O; Richer, Patrice; Howle, Mark Austin; Dahlen, Sienna; Leclair, Marie-Chantal; Barry, Suren; Cote, Nadia; LeBlanc, Rémi-Jean; Ferguson, Mark; Watson, Nathaniel; Suh, Min Jung; Karlicek, Martin; Cowan, Steven; Trudel, Marianne; Baskin, Theodore; Dix, Trevor; Dyachkov, Yegor; Mahar, William; Cope, Todd; Melancon, Violaine; Dobby, Timothy; Smith Bessette, Tracy; Ledger, Timothy; Tremblay, Sophie; Polegato, Brett; Burmeister Strauss, Anja; Fournelle-Blain, Victor; Putterman, Mika; Brault, Olivier; Demers, Isabelle; Miyagaki, Mai (Winter)

  • MUIN 283 BMus Concentration Final Examination (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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

Professional Development

  • MUPD 235 Music as a Profession 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Professional Development : An overview of the responsibilities and skills required of professions in music and of the varied career paths leading from a music degree.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Open to BMus students in U2 and U3, or by permission of the instructor.

    • Prerequisite(s): MUPD 135

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken MUPD 136.

Complementary Courses (40 credits)

Theory

6 credits selected from:

6 credits selected from:

  • MUTH 321 Topics in Tonal Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Topics in advanced analysis of tonal music.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Bakulina, Olga (Ellen) (Fall) Wild, Jonathan (Winter)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: MUTH 251

    • Topics will change from semester to semester.

  • MUTH 322 Topics in Post-Tonal Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Topics in advanced analysis of post-tonal music.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: MUTH 350

    • Topics will change from semester to semester.

  • MUTH 426 Topics in Early Music Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Music from before 1700 is analyzed using recently developed techniques as well as materials gathered from treatises contemporaneous with the music. The implications of analysis for performance are considered.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Schubert, Peter N (Fall)

  • MUTH 541 Topics in Popular Music Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Different approaches to the analysis of popular music. Issues of transcription, notation, analytical pertinence, aesthetics, hermeneutics, and semiotics will be explored through transcription exercises, readings, and analysis of selected recordings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

6 credits selected from:

  • MUTH 528 Schenkerian Theory and Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Introduction to the principles and graphing techniques of Schenkerian theory, analysis of tonal works from 1700-1900, and study of prolongational techniques in relation to formal types.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Bakulina, Olga (Ellen) (Winter)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: MUTH 251 or permission of instructor.

  • MUTH 529 Proseminar in Music Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : An introduction to the discipline of music theory, including modern music theory and analysis.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: MUTH 251 (or equivalent).

  • MUTH 538 Mathematical Models for Musical Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Theoretical topics and analytical applications selected from the following: serial theory, atonal set theory, contour theory, similarity metrics, transformational networks, elementary group theory and generalized interval systems, neo-Riemannian theory, atonal voice-leading and geometry, scale theory, models of tuning and temperament and information theory.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisites: MUTH 350 (or equivalent).

12 credits selected from courses not taken above and the following:

Music History

6 credits from courses with a prefix of MUHL or MUPP.

Performance

4 credits selected from:

  • MUEN 563 Jazz Vocal Workshop (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Vocal workshop for jazz musicians.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Novak, Bohdanna (Fall)

  • 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 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Nadler, Rona (Fall)

    • 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 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Bandy, Dorian (Fall)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisites: Audition

  • 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 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

    • Note: May be taken instead of Choral Ensemble.

  • MUEN 590 McGill Wind Orchestra (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Large ensemble for wind instruments.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Dagenais, Jonathan (Fall)

    • 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 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Hollenbeck, John (Fall)

    • 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 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Vallée, Jean-Sébastien; Gaudreault, Gabrielle (Fall)

    • 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 : Ensemble for contemporary music - instruments and voice.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Marandola, Fabrice (Fall)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUEN 595 Jazz Ensembles (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble for jazz - instruments and voice.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Trudel, Marianne; French, Lex; Mahar, William; Jimenez, Carlos Alberto (Fall)

    • 3-4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUEN 597 McGill Symphony Orchestra (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble for orchestral instruments.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

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

    • 6 - 7 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

Elective Courses (27 credits)

9 credits of non-Music Electives.
18 credits of free Electives.

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