In the Early Music program, you will learn the elements of early music performance practice and to sing early music. The program combines individual lessons and ensemble training with the study of historical approaches to performance in its various activities - workshops, master classes, guest lecturers and research projects.
McGill owns an important collection of early instruments and historical copies from the 15th to the early 19th century, including over a dozen harpsichords, five organs, sackbuts, cornetti, baroque and classical flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, bassoons, viols, and more than a dozen baroque string instruments.
The Early Music Voice program is aimed to help you to pursue a career in singing. However, your courses in music theory, history, professional skills and diction will allow you to pursue many different career paths after graduation. You can even choose to pursue singing while holding other jobs related to music.
You could become a professional:
- Music theorist
- Music journalist
Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.
Minors that complement this program: