Requirements and Courses (Orchestral Instruments & Guitar M.Mus.)

Master of Music (M.Mus.) Performance: Orchestral Instruments, Guitar (Thesis)(45 Credits)

    Offered by:Music
    Degree:Master of Music

Program Requirement:

Applicants to the Performance program are expected to have a background in Music Theory equivalent to the B.Mus. in Performance. Applicants found to be deficient in their background preparation may be required to take certain additional music theory undergraduate courses.

The following program prerequisite may be assigned as an additional required course on the basis of transcript review:


  • MUPD 560 Intro to Res Methods in Music 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Thesis Performance (27 credits)

18 credits:


  • MUIN 620 Performance Tutorial 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 621 Performance Tutorial 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 622 Performance Tutorial 3 3 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 622D1 Performance Tutorial 3 1.5 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 622D2 Performance Tutorial 3 1.5 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 600 Recital Project 1 9 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

* Students may take MUIN 622 or MUIN 622D1 and MUIN 622D2.


9 credits from the following:


  • MUPG 601 Recital Project 2 9 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 602 Recital Project 3 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 603 Recital Project 4 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 604 Chamber Music Recital 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 605 Recording Project 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 606 Interdisciplinary Project 1 3 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 607 Interdisciplinary Project 2 6 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 608 Orchestral Repertoire Exam 1 3 Credits**
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 609 Orchestral Repertoire Exam 2 6 Credits**
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 610 Orchestral Repertoire Exam 3 9 Credits**
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

* May take MUPG 606 or MUPG 607.
** May take MUPG 608 or MUPG 609 or MUPG 610.


Required Course


  • MUGS 605 Graduate Perf. Colloquium
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Complementary Seminars (9 credits)

One of the following:


  • MUPP 690 Performance Practice Seminar 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 691 Perf Practice Seminar 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 692 Perf Practice Seminar 3 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 693 Perf Practice Seminar 4 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 694 Performance Practice Seminar 5 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 695 Perf Practice Seminar 6 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


One approved graduate 3-credit seminar with the prefix MUCO, MUGS, MUGT, MUHL, MUMT, MUPP, or MUTH.



    One additional graduate 3-credit seminar approved by the Department.



      Complementary Performance (9 credits)

      Orchestral Instruments:
      6 credits from the following (may be taken more than once):


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

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

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

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


      Strings:
      Two terms of:


      • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      1 credit of:


      • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 561 2nd Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 568 Multiple Ensemble 1 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 569 Tabla Ensemble 1 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 599 Jazz Studio Orchestra 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 571 Free Improvisation 1 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D1 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D2 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Winds/Brass:
      2 credits from the following (may be taken more than once):


      • MUEN 589 Woodwind Ensembles 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 591 Brass Consort 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      1 credit from:


      • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 568 Multiple Ensemble 1 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 569 Tabla Ensemble 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 589 Woodwind Ensembles 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 591 Brass Consort 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 599 Jazz Studio Orchestra 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 571 Free Improvisation 1 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D1 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D2 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Percussion:
      3 credits from (may be taken more than once unless otherwise indicated):


      • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 568 Multiple Ensemble 1 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 569 Tabla Ensemble 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 598 Percussion Ensembles 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 571 Free Improvisation 1 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D1 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D2 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Harp:
      3 credits from (may be taken more than once unless otherwise indicated):


      • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 561 2nd Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 568 Multiple Ensemble 1 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 569 Tabla Ensemble 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 571 Free Improvisation 1 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D1 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D2 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      OR
      Guitar:
      Three terms of:


      • MUEN 562 Guitar Ensemble 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      6 credits from the following:


      • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 561 2nd Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 568 Multiple Ensemble 1 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 569 Tabla Ensemble 1 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 571 Free Improvisation 1 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D1 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 572D2 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 666 Fretboard Guitar Project 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 669 Guitar Pedagogy Project 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      One 3-credit seminar at the 500 or 600 level with the prefix MUCO, MUGS, MUGT, MUHL, MUMT, MUPP, or MUTH.

      ** MUEN 560, MUEN 561, and MUEN 568 may be taken more than once.