Music (MUAR)

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Music (MUAR)

Location

Location

  • Strathcona Music Building
  • 555 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal QC H3A 1E3
  • Telephone: 514-398-4535
  • Fax: 514-398-1540
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/music

About Music Programs in Arts

About Music Programs in Arts

Available within the Faculty of Arts are a major and a minor concentration in Music. Arts students may also apply to the other music minors (Composition; Music Education; Music History; Music Theory; Musical Applications of Technology; and Musical Science and Technology) as long as they have the necessary music prerequisites. Visit the Music Program website for more information.

Admission to the B.A. program is granted according to criteria established by the Faculty of Arts.

Students in the B.A. Freshman Program who are considering a Music concentration should see the Freshman Adviser in Arts OASIS in Dawson Hall. They should also see the B.A. Music Adviser in order to ensure that they include any necessary prerequisite Music courses (based on the results of placement examinations) in their first-year selection. For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/music/programs/ba.

Students interested in a more intensive music program, including practical instruction on an instrument or in voice and additional ensemble participation, should consider the B.Mus. degree or the diplomas offered by the Schulich School of Music; see Schulich School of Music > Undergraduate > Overview of Programs > Degrees and Diplomas Offered.

Music Ensembles

Music Ensembles

Arts students may, with the permission of the instructor and the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) of the Faculty of Arts, participate in one of the following ensembles in a given year. Auditions are usually held during the first week of September. The schedule and requirements for these auditions are available on the Ensemble website. The majority of ensemble auditions take place only once a year, during the fall audition period.

Music Ensembles
MUEN 496 (2) Opera Studio
MUEN 563 (2) Jazz Vocal Workshop
MUEN 567 (1) Beethoven Orchestra
MUEN 568 (section 073) (1) Multiple Ensemble 1 (Tabla Ensemble)
MUEN 572 (2) Cappella Antica
MUEN 573 (2) Baroque Orchestra
MUEN 590 (2) McGill Wind Orchestra
MUEN 593 (section 001) (2) Choral Ensembles (Schulich Singers)
MUEN 593 (section 002) (2) Choral Ensembles (Concert Choir)
MUEN 593 (section 003) (2) Choral Ensembles (University Chorus)
MUEN 594 (2) Contemporary Music Ensemble
MUEN 595 (2) Jazz Ensembles
MUEN 597 (2) McGill Symphony Orchestra

Courses Offered by the Schulich School of Music as electives for students in the Faculties of Arts, Science, and Education

Courses Offered by the Schulich School of Music as electives for students in the Faculties of Arts, Science, and Education

The courses referred to below are also open to students from other faculties. Other Music courses may be taken by qualified students from other faculties providing they obtain permission from the relevant department in the Schulich School of Music and from the Associate Dean of their own faculty.

All courses with the prefix MUAR

These are considered to be courses taught in the Faculty of Arts, but cannot be credited toward the B.Mus., L.Mus., A.Dip., or B.A. Music programs.

The Music History and Literature (MUHL), Music Theory and Analysis (MUTH), and Music Technology (MUMT) courses listed below are considered by the Faculty of Arts as courses taught within the Faculty; however, the Faculty of Science considers them to be courses taught outside of the Faculty.

These courses are intended for students who have at least high school music matriculation or the equivalent. Students who do not have the formal music prerequisites require permission from the instructor to register for any of these courses.

MUHL (Music History and Literature)
MUHL 186 (3) Western Musical Traditions
MUHL 286 (3) Critical Thinking About Music
MUTH (Music Theory and Analysis)
Students not in the B.A. or B.Sc. Music programs are not required to take the corequisites for the following MUTH courses. However, students intending later to enter either the B.A. Major concentration or the B.Mus. program would then be required to sit placement tests in Musicianship and Keyboard Proficiency and may be required to take the corequisite courses.
MUTH 150 (3) Theory and Analysis 1
MUTH 151 (3) Theory and Analysis 2
MUTH 250 (3) Theory and Analysis 3
MUTH 251 (3) Theory and Analysis 4
MUMT (Music Technology)
MUMT 202 (3) Fundamentals of New Media
MUMT 203 (3) Introduction to Digital Audio
MUMT 301 (3) Music and the Internet
MUMT 302 (3) New Media Production 1
MUMT 303 (3) New Media Production 2
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 16, 2016) (disclaimer)

Music (MUAR) Faculty

Music (MUAR) Faculty

Department of Music Research Chair
Roe-Min Kok
Department of Performance Chair
Stéphane Lemelin
Adviser (B.A./B.Sc. Music programs)
  • jacqueline.leclair [at] mcgill.ca (Jacqueline Leclair)
  • 514-398-4535, ext. 1882
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Mar. 1, 2016) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Music (18 credits)

Students in the B.A. Freshman program who are considering a Music concentration should see the Freshman adviser in Arts OASIS in Dawson Hall. They should also see a Music adviser in order to ensure that they include any necessary prerequisite Music courses (based on the results of placement examinations) in their first-year selection. Questions regarding the...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Music (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Music (36 credits)

This Major concentration studies music as a vital art form in contemporary society and in the history of Western civilization. Its central purpose emphasizes music within broader intellectual and cultural contexts; the Major concentration's premise is that, as a product of culture, music must be considered in relation to the other humanistic disciplines. This...

For more information, see Major Concentration Music (36 credits).

Music (MUAR) Related Programs

Music (MUAR) Related Programs

Minor in Musical Applications of Technology

Minor in Musical Applications of Technology

(18 credits) (Non-Expandable)

[Program registration cannot be done via Minerva.]

Detailed information about this program is found in Schulich School of Music > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Department of Music Research: Composition; Music Education; Music History; Theory; Faculty Program > Minor Musical Applications of Technology - (18 credits).

Minor in Musical Science and Technology

Minor in Musical Science and Technology

(18 credits) (Non-Expandable)

[Program registration cannot be done via Minerva.]

Detailed information about this program is found in Schulich School of Music > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Department of Music Research: Composition; Music Education; Music History; Theory; Faculty Program > Minor Musical Science and Technology - (18 credits).

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 16, 2016) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Arts—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 16, 2016) (disclaimer)