Jazz Arranging and Composition; B.Mus. (Minor)

Program Overview

The Minor in Jazz Arranging and Composition allows B.Mus. students who are not Jazz majors to explore the jazz idiom with an emphasis on arranging composition and jazz theory. In theory courses, students are trained in fundamental jazz materials, compose jazz tunes, and develop analytical skills; in arranging courses, they gain practical experience by writing for various small and large jazz ensembles; and in the jazz history course, they explore the repertoire and history of the jazz tradition. The program is aimed primarily at classical students who love jazz and who have already acquired facility with rudimentary classical materials.

Enrollment

To be considered for admission, you must:

  • Be enrolled in a B.Mus. Major (not eligible: Jazz Performance or Faculty - Jazz).
  • Successfully complete MUTH 151.

Enrollment is limited and subject to the approval of the program coordinator.

Requirements

Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Minor Jazz Arranging and Composition (18 Credits)

Application

Application Deadline: July 15. Late applications will be accepted at the discretion of the department.

How to Apply:

You will be notified of the results via email by mid-September. If you have questions, contact the Department of Performance (email: performance.music [at] mcgill.ca, phone: 514-398-4542).