Requirements and Courses (Piano M.Mus.)

Master of Music (M.Mus.) Performance: Piano (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 Research Methods in Music

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

* Students may take either MUPG 601 or MUPG 602.
** Students may take either MUPG 606 or MUPG 607.


Required Courses (3 credits)


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

  • MUPG 683 Piano Seminar 1 1.5 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 684 Piano Seminar 2 1.5 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

If MUPG 541 and MUPG 542 were taken during the undergraduate degree, MUPG 683 and MUPG 684 may be replaced with one 3-credit graduate seminar or 3 complementary Performance credits.


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 (6 credits)

      6 credits from the following:


      • MUPD 580 Piano Pedagogy Practicum 2 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 614 Quick Study 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 646 Score- and Sight-Reading 1 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 647 Score- and Sight-Reading 2 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 670 Advanced Continuo 1 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 671 Advanced Continuo 2 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 687 Collab. Piano Rep. 1: Song 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 688 Collab. Piano Rep. 2: Instrum. 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUPG 689 CollabPianoRep3:Orch/Red/Op/Or 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      OR
      6 credits from the following (courses below may be taken more than once):



      • 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 578 Song Interpretation 1 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 579 Song Interpretation 2 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 582 Piano Ensembles 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 584 Studio Accompanying 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 585 Sonata Masterclass 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MUEN 588 Multiple Ensemble 2 1 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

      • MUEN 688 Multiple Ensembles 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer