Concurrent Bachelor of Music/Education

Requirements and Courses

Concurrent Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Major Music Education and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Music Elementary and Secondary(137 Credits)

    Offered by:Music Research
    Degree:Bachelor of Music

Program Requirement:

The Concurrent B.Mus./B.Ed. combines the Bachelor of Music (Major Music Education) with the Bachelor of Education (Music Elementary and Secondary).

Requirements are normally completed in five years and lead to certification as a school teacher in the Province of Quebec. Out-of-province students (or those without Quebec CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university studies prior to commencing the Concurrent program) are required to complete 170 credits, normally in six years.

Applicants who already hold a Bachelor of Music degree from a North American university should apply directly to the Bachelor of Education in Music Elementary and Secondary (B.Ed. Music) program offered by the Faculty of Education https://www.mcgill.ca/dise/progs/music.

Notes:
1. Students majoring in Music Education in the jazz stream may take Jazz Arranging 1 (MUJZ 260) with the permission of the instructor, per available space in the course, and if they have the prerequisite, MUJZ 161. Alternatively, they may be asked to register for a different jazz stream course upon the recommendation of the Jazz Area Chair and/or the Music Education Area Chair.
2. In addition to meeting prerequisites/co-requisites for MUCO 230 or MUCO 261, students must obtain the relevant instructor's permission, per available space in the course, prior to registration. MUCO 260 is waived as a prerequisite for MUCO 230.

The B.Mus. Major Music Education program in the Schulich School of Music focuses on the development of prospective music educators as musicians. This is achieved both through core music history, theory, musicianship, and performance courses, as well as through different instrumental, vocal, and conducting techniques courses. Laboratory experiences provide an opportunity to develop facility with basic music rehearsing/teaching techniques, with emphasis on the ability to diagnose and correct technical and musical problems. The B.Ed. Music Elementary and Secondary program in the Faculty of Education focuses on the development of the musicians as educators. This is achieved through courses in educational foundations, music pedagogy, pedagogical support, and a practicum component comprised of four field experiences and supporting professional seminars.

The components of the 137-credit Concurrent Bachelor of Music - Major Music Education and Bachelor of Education - Music Elementary and Secondary (excluding the 33-credit Freshman Program) are as follows:

58 credits in Education
71 credits in Music
8 free elective credits



    Program Prerequisites - Freshman Program

    33 credits



      Prerequisite Courses

      33 credits distributed as follows:

      4 credits (2 credits per term) Basic Ensemble Training
      6 credits of non-Music electives
      and 23 credits in the following course list:

      Students who can demonstrate through auditions and placement tests that they have mastered the material in any of the courses below will be exempt from them and may proceed to more advanced courses. First-year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music program who have completed the Quebec Diploma of Collegial Studies (Diplôme d'études collégiales) in a Music concentration or equivalent, or students transferring from other universities or colleges, who have successfully completed a course in the history of Western music will be exempted from the first-year Western Musical Traditions requirement (MUHL 186).


      • MUHL 186 Western Musical Traditions 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUIN 180 BMus Practical Lessons 1 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUIN 181 BMus Practical Lessons 2 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPD 135 Music as a Profession 1 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPD 235 Music as a Profession 2 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUSP 140 Musicianship Training 1 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUSP 141 Musicianship Training 2 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUSP 170 Musicianship (Keyboard) 1 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUSP 171 Musicianship (Keyboard) 2 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUTH 150 Theory and Analysis 1 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUTH 151 Theory and Analysis 2 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Required Music Components (50 credits)

      50 credits of required Music courses distributed as follows:

      25 credits of Music Education
      9 credits of Theory
      3 credits of Composition/Arranging
      4 credits of Musicianship
      3 credits of Music History
      6 credits of Performance



        Music Education

        25 credits:


        • MUCT 235 Vocal Techniques 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUGT 215 Basic Conducting Techniques 1 CreditsLimited Enrolment
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUGT 354 Music for Children 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUGT 358 Gen Music for Adults&Teenagers 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUGT 401 Issues in Music Education 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUIT 202 Woodwind Techniques 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUIT 203 Brass Techniques 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUIT 204 Percussion Techniques 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUIT 356 Jazz Instruction: Philos&Tech 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Theory

        9 credits:


        • MUTH 250 Theory and Analysis 3 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUTH 251 Theory and Analysis 4 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUTH 350 Theory and Analysis 5 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Composition/Arranging

        3 credits:


        • MUCO 230 The Art of Composition 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUCO 261 Orchestration 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUJZ 260 Jazz Arranging 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Musicianship

        4 credits:


        • MUSP 240 Musicianship Training 3 2 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUSP 241 Musicianship Training 4 2 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Music History

        3 credits:


        • MUHL 286 Critical Thinking About Music 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Performance

        6 credits:


        • MUIN 280 BMus Practical Lessons 3 2.5 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUIN 281 BMus Practical Lessons 4 2.5 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUIN 283 BMus Concentration Final Exam 1 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Complementary Music Components (21 credits)

        21 credits of complementary Music courses distributed as follows:

        9 credits of Music Education
        2 credits of Musicianship
        6 credits of Music History
        4 credits of Performance



          Music Education

          3 credits, one of:


          • MUIT 201 String Techniques 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MUIT 250 Guitar Techniques 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          3 credits, one of:


          • MUCT 315 Choral Conducting 1 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MUIT 315 Instrumental Conducting 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          3 credits, select EDEA 362 or any course with a prefix of MUIT or MUGT.


          • EDEA 362 Movement, Music&Communication 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          Musicianship

          2 credits from:


          • MUSP 324 Musicianship for Strings 2 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MUSP 330 Musicianship for Woodwinds 2 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MUSP 335 Musicianship for Brass 2 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MUSP 346 Post-Tonal Musicianship 2 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MUSP 350 Musicianship for Pianists 2 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MUSP 353 Musicianship for Voice 2 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MUSP 354 Intro to Improv and Ornamen 2 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MUSP 355 Musicianship for Percussion 2 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MUSP 381 Singing Renaissance Notation 2 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          Music History

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



            Performance

            4 credits from:


            • MUEN 563 Jazz Vocal Workshop 2 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • MUEN 572 Cappella Antica 2 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • MUEN 573 Baroque Orchestra 2 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • MUEN 587 Cappella McGill 2 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • MUEN 590 McGill Wind Orchestra 2 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • MUEN 592 Chamber Jazz Ensemble 2 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • MUEN 593 Choral Ensembles 2 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • MUEN 594 Contemporary Music Ensemble 2 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • MUEN 595 Jazz Ensembles 2 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • MUEN 597 McGill Symphony Orchestra 2 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer


            Electives (8 credits)

            8 credits of free electives



              Required Education Courses (43 credits)


              • EDEA 206 1st Year Professional Seminar 1 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • EDEA 407 Final Yr. Prof. Seminar Music 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • EDEA 442 Methods in Music Education 1 3 CreditsOpen only to Bachelor of Education U3
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • EDEA 472 Methods in Music Education 2 3 CreditsOpen only to Bachelor of Education U3
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • EDEC 215 English Exam for Teacher Cert.
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • EDEC 247 Policy Issues in Quebec Educ 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • EDEC 253 Second Prof Seminar (K/Elem) 1 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • EDES 350 Classroom Practices 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • EDFE 205 First Field Exp. (Music) 2 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • EDFE 208 Second Field Exp. (Music) 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • EDFE 308 Third Field Exp. (Music) 8 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • EDFE 407 Fourth Field Exp. (Music) 7 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • EDPE 300 Educational Psychology 3 CreditsNot available as elective.
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • EDPI 341 Instruction in Inclusive Schls 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer


              Required Indigenous Studies Course


              • EDEC 233 Indigenous Education 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              or any other course with Indigenous Studies content approved by the Faculty of Education.


              Complementary Education Courses (12 credits)

              12 credits distributed as follows:



                3 credits from:


                • EDEC 248 Equity and Education 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • EDEC 249 Global Ed. and Social Justice 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer


                3 credits from:


                • EDEC 260 Philosophical Foundations 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • EDEC 261 Philosophy of Catholic Ed. 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer


                3 credits from:


                • EDEC 262 Media, Tech. and Education 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • MUGT 301 Technology&Media for Mus Ed 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer


                3 credits from:


                • EDEE 355 Classroom-based Evaluation 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • EDPE 304 Measurement and Evaluation 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer


                All first year B.Mus. students are required to take placement exams in theory, musicianship and keyboard before Fall classes begin. For more information about placement exams, visit the Admissions - Newly Admitted webpage.

                You may be exempted from first year theory or musicianship courses through placement exams. Below is a typical sample first year course list for students who have not been assigned course exemptions through placement exams.

                Course Load

                A first year student typically registers for 15-18 credits per term.

                • Full-time course load: 12 credits or more
                • Part-time course load:  11 credits or less

                 

                Sample First Year Courses (2015)

                • Non-Music electives and/or Free Electives are optional for 1st year students.  Voice concentration students should take language courses (English, French, German and Italian).
                • Solid English comprehension skills are required for all courses, especially Music History. Non-anglophone students should register for an English as Second Language (ESL) course in year 1. Contact the Writing Centre for ESL course information.
                • For practical instruction registration details, visit Registration. See your Ensembles tab for Ensemble options.
                • Course AAAA 100 is added to your course list by Enrollment Services in September (see McGill's My Courses).

                 

                Fall Term

                AAAA 100 Academic Integrity Tutorial
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

                MUTH 150 Theory and Analysis 1 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

                MUSP 140 Musicianship Training 1 2 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

                MUSP 170 Musicianship (Keyboard) 1 1 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

                • Pianists are exempted from MUSP 170.

                MUPD 135 Music as a Profession 1 1 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

                Practical Instruction (MUIN xxx): 3 credits

                One large ensemble (MUEN xxx): 2 credits

                MUHL 186 Western Musical Traditions 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

                • Students with a grade C or higher in college or university-level music history courses will be exempted from MUHL 186.

                Winter Term

                MUTH 151 Theory and Analysis 2 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

                MUSP 141 Musicianship Training 2 2 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

                MUSP 171 Musicianship (Keyboard) 2 1 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

                Practical Instruction (MUIN xxx): 3 credits

                One large ensemble (MUEN xxx): 2 credits

                MUHL 286 Critical Thinking About Music 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

                • If English is not your mother tongue, or if you've been admitted directly from high school, you should defer MUHL 286 until your 2nd year.

                   


                Visit the Faculty of Education's website for a detailed 5-year overview of this program.

                 

                Ensemble Auditions

                For descriptions of our perennial ensembles and audition information, visit the Ensembles webpages.

                Assignments & Requirements

                When: Ensemble assignments are made following the auditions, normally in the first week of classes. 

                How to register: It is students’ responsibility to ensure they are registered on MINERVA for the ensemble(s) to which they have been assigned.

                • Students are required to complete 8 credits of large ensemble.
                • Students with a Music DEC from Québec or who transfer from a BMus program of another university are granted up to 4 transfer credits of large ensemble.
                • Students who graduate from high school or transfer from a non-music major program (where they did not participate in any ensemble training) are required to complete 8 credits of large ensemble.
                • Students in the concurrent B.Mus./B.Ed. Faculty Program may complete the large ensemble in any given semester during their studies.  We recommend students take only one large ensemble per semester.
                • “C” is the minimum passing ensemble grade for students in this program.

                Music & Free Elective Options

                • Students may register for Beethoven Orchestra (MUEN 567), or Tabla Ensemble (MUEN 568) with the ensemble director’s approval. These ensembles can count only as music electives or free electives, not large ensemble.
                • After fulfilling the large ensemble requirement (8 credits), students may continue to participate in ensembles for credits towards music/free electives with the Academic Advisor’s approval.

                Exams

                A number of core courses have final exams during the University’s official final exam period.  Visit McGill's Exam Office website to obtain an updated final exam schedule.

                Practical instruction exams

                Exam schedules

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                Practical exam requirements

                Exam requirements vary by instrument type:


                Application forms

                In consultation with your practical instructor, fill out and submit this form by the deadline specified in the attached document:

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                Request to reschedule a practical exam

                If you must reschedule your exam due, for example, to medical reasons, please fill out the following form:

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