Program Requirements: B.Mus. Voice

The Bachelor of Music in voice is a 123 credit program. You may have fewer credits to complete if you receive course exemptions and/or transfer credits.

Students in the voice performance program are required to achieve a minimum grade of B- in all practical instruction/exams, ensembles, voice coaching, as well as attain a minimum CGPA of 2.0 to continue in this program.

Use our sample 4-year program plan to determine when to take each course. 

Required courses (total: 66 credits)

Performance (24 credits)

  • MUIN 180 BMus Practical Lessons 1 3 Credits
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  • MUIN 181 BMus Practical Lessons 2 3 Credits
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  • MUIN 280 BMus Practical Lessons 3 2.5 Credits
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  • MUIN 281 BMus Practical Lessons 4 2.5 Credits
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  • MUIN 282 BMus Performance Exam 1 1 Credits
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  • MUIN 380 BMus Practical Lessons 5 2.5 Credits
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  • MUIN 381 BMus Practical Lessons 6 2.5 Credits
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  • MUIN 382 BMus Performance Exam 2 1 Credits
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  • MUIN 480 BMus Practical Lessons 7 2 Credits
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  • MUIN 481 BMus Practical Lessons 8 2 Credits
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  • MUIN 482 BMus Performance Exam 3 2 Credits
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Diction (9 credits)

  • MUPG 209 Introduction to Lyric Diction 1 Credits
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  • MUPG 210 Italian Diction 2 Credits
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  • MUPG 211 French Diction 2 Credits
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  • MUPG 212 English Diction 2 Credits
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  • MUPG 213 German Diction 2 Credits
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Musicianship (10 credits)

  • MUSP 140 Musicianship Training 1 2 Credits
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  • MUSP 141 Musicianship Training 2 2 Credits
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  • MUSP 170 Musicianship (Keyboard) 1 1 Credits
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  • MUSP 171 Musicianship (Keyboard) 2 1 Credits
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  • MUSP 240 Musicianship Training 3 2 Credits
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  • MUSP 241 Musicianship Training 4 2 Credits
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Music History (6 credits)

  • MUHL 186 Western Musical Traditions 3 Credits
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  • MUHL 286 Critical Thinking About Music 3 Credits
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Music Theory (15 credits)

  • MUTH 150 Theory and Analysis 1 3 Credits
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  • MUTH 151 Theory and Analysis 2 3 Credits
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  • MUTH 250 Theory and Analysis 3 3 Credits
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  • MUTH 251 Theory and Analysis 4 3 Credits
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  • MUTH 350 Theory and Analysis 5 3 Credits
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Professional Training (2 credits)

  • MUPD 135 Music as a Profession 1 1 Credits
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  • MUPD 235 Music as a Profession 2 1 Credits
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Complementary courses (total: 33 credits)

You are required to register for a large and small ensemble as long as you are registered in a required practical instruction course.

Ensembles (MUEN xxx). 16 credits from:

  • MUEN 496 Opera Studio 2 Credits
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  • MUEN 554 Opera Excerpts 2 Credits
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  • MUEN 563 Jazz Vocal Workshop 2 Credits
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  • MUEN 572 Cappella Antica 2 Credits
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  • MUEN 578 Song Interpretation 1 1 Credits
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  • MUEN 579 Song Interpretation 2 1 Credits
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  • MUEN 580 Early Music Ensemble 1 Credits
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  • MUEN 587 Cappella McGill 2 Credits
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  • MUEN 593 Choral Ensembles 2 Credits
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  • MUEN 594 Contemporary Music Ensemble 2 Credits
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Complementary Performance (MUPG xxx). 9 credits from:

You may count up to 4 extra MUEN courses at the 400 or 500 level towards your 9 complementary performance credits. You must obtain approval from the Student Affairs Office before doing so (email: studentaffairs.music [at] mcgill.ca (subject: MUEN%20credits%20for%20complementary%20performance) ).

  • MUIN 300 Voice Coaching 1 2 Credits
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  • MUIN 301 Voice Coaching 2 2 Credits
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  • MUPG 296 Acting for Voice 1 Credits
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  • MUPG 297 Movement for Voice 1 Credits
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  • MUPG 300 Music Performance Strategies 2 Credits
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  • MUPG 309 Advanced Diction 1 Credits
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  • MUPG 353 Song Repertoire Class 2 Credits
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  • MUPG 380 Oratorio Class 2 Credits
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  • MUPG 453 Contemporary Rep for Voice 2 Credits
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Music history (upper level - MUHL 3xx). 6 credits from:

  • MUHL 372 Solo Song Outside Germ&Austria 3 Credits
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  • MUHL 377 Baroque Opera 3 Credits
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  • MUHL 387 Opera from Mozart to Puccini 3 Credits
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  • MUHL 388 Opera After 1900 3 Credits
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  • MUHL 390 The German Lied 3 Credits
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Musicianship (upper level - MUSP 3xx). 2 credits from:

  • MUSP 346 Post-Tonal Musicianship 2 Credits
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  • MUSP 353 Musicianship for Voice 2 Credits
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  • MUSP 354 Intro to Improv and Ornamen 2 Credits
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  • MUSP 381 Singing Renaissance Notation 2 Credits
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Free electives (total: 15 credits)

These can be music or non-music courses. You cannot count courses with a MUEN prefix as free electives.

Non-music electives (total: 9 credits)