Program Requirements: L.Mus. Jazz (100 credits)

The Licentiate in Music (Jazz Performance) is a 100 credit program. You may have fewer credits to complete if you receive course exemptions and/or transfer credits.

Use our sample 3-year program plan to determine when to take each course.

Required courses (total: 78 credits)

You must pass placement exams for MUJZ 160, MUJZ 161, MUSP 123 and MUSP 124 or complete these courses at McGill University with a “B-“ grade or higher before registering for MUJZ 223, MUJZ 224, MUJZ 260 and MUJZ 261.

Performance (48 credits)

  • MUIN 250 LMus Practical Instruction 1 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 251 L.Mus. Practical Instruction 2 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 252 L.Mus. Performance 1 Exam 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 350 LMus Practical Instruction 3 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 351 L.Mus. Practical Instruction 4 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 352 L.Mus. Performance 2 Exam 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 450 LMus Practical Instruction 5 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 451 L.Mus. Practical Instruction 6 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 452 L.Mus. Performance 3 Exam 8 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship (12 credits)

  • MUJZ 223 Jazz Improv/Musicianship 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUJZ 224 Jazz Improv/Musicianship 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUJZ 423 Jazz Improv/Musicianship 3 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUJZ 424 Jazz Improv/Musicianship 4 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Music History (6 credits)

  • MUJZ 187 Jazz History Survey 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUJZ 493 Jazz Performance Practice 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Music Theory (12 credits)

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

  • MUJZ 261 Jazz Arranging 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUJZ 340 Jazz Composition 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUJZ 341 Jazz Composition 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

 

Complementary courses (total: 22 credits)

You are required to register for a large and small ensemble each term (whether you are studying full-time or part-time).

Large Ensembles (MUEN xxx). 12 credits:

  • 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

Small Ensembles (MUEN xxx). 6 credits from:

  • MUEN 570 Jazz Combo 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    (each term of study, for a total of 2 credits per year)

Complementary Music. 4 credits from:

One of the following pairs:

  • MUJZ 440D1 Advanced Jazz Composition 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUJZ 440D2 Advanced Jazz Composition 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

or

  • MUJZ 461D1 Advanced Jazz Arranging 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUJZ 461D2 Advanced Jazz Arranging 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer