Composition M.Mus. (Thesis) Admissions

Program Overview

Students in the M.Mus. program develop their own individual voices through private instruction with some of Canada’s most accomplished composers, all of whom have distinguished themselves through high-profile commissions, performances, recordings, and awards. The faculty members' diverse interests ensure that students will find a suitable mentor/supervisor.

Faculty

Composers refine their musical language and artistic voice through private instruction with some of Canada's most accomplished composers, all of whom have distinguished themselves through high-profile commissions, performances, recordings, and awards. Faculty members have diverse interests that ensure composers will find a suitable mentor.

Resources & Opportunities

  • Cutting-edge research and performance facilities
  • Equipment resources of the Digital Composition Studios and CIRMMT
  • International new music festivals, lecture and performance series, and conferences co-sponsored by the Schulich School of Music
  • A visiting artist series
  • High-quality performances, readings, and recordings of their works by some of the school’s most esteemed ensembles and advanced performers
  • Commissioning opportunities through an established composer-in-residence program and through student-initiated, performer-composer and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Awards

Students in this program have received funding from SSHRC (including the Storytelling Competition), FRQSC, a range of University fellowships, national and international commissioning grants, and CIRMMT student awards; they have also won prestigious composition competitions and internships with various new festivals and ensembles.

Careers

Graduates have continued their studies at the doctoral level, going on to win prestigious awards (e.g., Jules Léger Prize).  Others have successful careers in composition, film, literature, conducting and teaching.