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Post-Graduate Artist Diploma (Post-Grad Artist Diploma) Performance (30 credits)

Offered by: Music     Degree: PGD-AT

Program Requirements

The Post-Graduate Artist Diploma in Performance is a third-cycle, one-year post-Master’s program that enables an intensive focus on the pursuit of performance goals at the highest level, through repertoire expansion and refinement of artistry, including intensive coaching, practice, and varied performance projects. Admission is by audition, with candidates having previously completed an M.Mus. or equivalent.

Required Courses (16 credits)

  • MUIN 715 Post-Graduate Artist Diploma Tutorial 1 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction. Coaching and mentorship in support of the development of artistic goals defined by the student in consultation with the instructor.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Roy, Andre J; Strauss, Axel; Dolin, Elizabeth; McMahon, Michael; Melancon, Violaine; G'froerer, Joanna (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the Post-Graduate Artist Diploma in Performance program. Not open to students who have taken MUIN 710.

  • MUIN 716 Post-Graduate Artist Diploma Tutorial 2 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction. Continued coaching and mentorship in support of the development of artistic goals defined by the student in consultation with the instructor.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Roy, Andre J; Strauss, Axel; Dolin, Elizabeth; McMahon, Michael; Melancon, Violaine; G'froerer, Joanna (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the Post-Graduate Artist Diploma in Performance program. Not open to students who have taken MUIN 711.

Complementary Courses (14 credits)

8 credits from the following:

  • MUPG 750 Post-Graduate Artist 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 recital, or preparation/presentation of a Featured Opera Role (by audition).

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the Post-Graduate Artist Diploma in Performance program. Not open to students who have taken MUPG 740.

    • Recital (40 - 45 minutes).

  • MUPG 751 Post-Graduate Artist Diploma Performance Project 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the Post-Graduate Artist Diploma in Performance program. Not open to students who have taken MUPG 740.

    • Recital (40 - 45 minutes).

  • MUPG 752 Post-Graduate Artist 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 recital, or Lead Opera Role (by audition).

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the Post-Graduate Artist Diploma in Performance program. Not open to students who have taken MUPG 742.

    • Recital (65-75 minutes).

  • MUPG 752D1 Post-Graduate Artist Diploma Performance Project 3 (4 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A public solo, collaborative piano, chamber music recital, or Lead Opera Role (by audition).

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the Post-Graduate Artist Diploma in Performance program. Not open to students who have taken MUPG 742.

    • Recital (65-75 minutes).

  • MUPG 752D2 Post-Graduate Artist Diploma Performance Project 3 (4 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the Post-Graduate Artist Diploma in Performance program. Not open to students who have taken MUPG 742.

    • Recital (65-75 minutes).

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 752D1 and MUPG 752D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

    • MUPG 752D1 and MUPG 752D2 together are equivalent to MUPG 752.

  • MUPG 753 Post-Graduate Artist 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, performance/sound recording student collaboration) that results in a public performance or through recorded media.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: Approval of the Department.

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the Post-Graduate Artist Diploma in Performance program. Not open to students who have taken MUPG 743.

    • Enrolment by proposal only.

  • MUPG 754 Post-Graduate Artist Diploma Concerto Performance (4 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Concerto performance.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the Post-Graduate Artist Diploma in Performance program. Not open to students who have taken MUPG 744.

    • Minimum duration 20 minutes; two works may be presented in the case of shorter concerti.

* Students may take MUPG 752 or MUPG 752D1 and MUPG 752D2.

0-3 credits from:

  • MUSR 692 Music Production Workshop (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : The Seminar aims at giving Music Performance and Sound Recording students the tools to becoming better recording artists, performers and recording engineers in today’s music scene. It will help them acquire skills and abilities as well as develop an informed judgement about recorded music performances and the recorded sound.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: De Francisco, Martha (Winter)

    • 3 hours.

    • Restriction(s): This seminar is open to second year masters and doctoral Sound Recording students, master's and doctoral Performance and Graduate Artist Diploma students only.

*Needed of all instruments except Voice.

3-6 credits from the following:
Performance courses with Schulich School of Music approval from the following lists:

3-6 credits from any ensemble courses with the prefix MUEN at the 500 or 600 level

  • 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 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

and the additional courses from the following list:

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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Hansen, Patrick; McMahon, Michael; Hargreaves, Stephen; Nigrim, Dana; Pelletier, Louise; Gonthier, Esther; Ventura, Dorothéa; LeBlanc, Julien; Dubé, Martin; Leblanc, Suzie; Nadler, Rona (Fall) Hansen, Patrick; McMahon, Michael; Hargreaves, Stephen; Nigrim, Dana; Pelletier, Louise; Gonthier, Esther; LeBlanc, Julien; Dubé, Martin; Leblanc, Suzie; Nadler, Rona (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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: McMahon, Michael; Hargreaves, Stephen; Gonthier, Esther (Fall) Hansen, Patrick; McMahon, Michael; Hargreaves, Stephen; Nigrim, Dana; Pelletier, Louise; Gonthier, Esther; Ventura, Dorothéa; LeBlanc, Julien; Dubé, Martin; Leblanc, Suzie; Nadler, Rona (Winter)

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

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 2024

    Instructors: Miller, Elizaveta (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 2025

    Instructors: Miller, Elizaveta (Winter)

  • 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 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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

** if not already taken
*** may be repeated 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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

  • MUPG 575D1 Organ Repertoire and Performance Practice (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Seminar covering topics related to organ playing, such as liturgical organ playing, organ repertoire and improvisation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • 1. 1 1/2 hours

    • 2. Students must register for both MUPG 575D1 and MUPG 575D2.

    • 3. No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 575D1 and MUPG 575D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • MUPG 575D2 Organ Repertoire and Performance Practice (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : For description see MUPG 575D1.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • 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 2024

    Instructors: Miller, Elizaveta (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 2025

    Instructors: Miller, Elizaveta (Winter)

One 3-credit seminar at the 500 or 600 level approved by the Department.

** if not already taken

Early Music

  • 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 2024

    Instructors: Miller, Elizaveta (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 2025

    Instructors: Miller, Elizaveta (Winter)

** if not already taken

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