Graduate Artist Diploma (Gr. Art. Dip.) Performance (30 credits)

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Offered by: Music     Degree: D-ARST

Program Requirements

A one-year graduate performance diploma that allows excellent musicians to refine their technique and master repertoire through intensive coaching, practice, and performance projects. Designed as a polishing diploma, the program prepares musicians for professional careers as soloists, opera singers, collaborative pianists, chamber, jazz, and orchestral musicians or for further graduate studies in performance. Program requirements are flexible, with a range of performance project options including solo, chamber, recording, orchestral auditions, and creative collaborations. Admission is by audition, with candidates having previously completed a B.Mus., a Licentiate, or M.Mus.

Co-requisite Courses

For Harpsichord students:

  • MUPG 272D1 Continuo (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : An historically-oriented study of the principles of figured-bass. The student will realize at sight elementary bass patterns. Standard idioms from historical treatises will be introduced.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Rona Miriam Nadler (Fall)

    • 2 hours

    • Prerequisites: MUTH 150 and permission of instructor.

    • Students must register for both MUPG 272D1 and MUPG 272D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 272D1 and MUPG 272D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • Enrolment limited to 6.

  • MUPG 272D2 Continuo (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : See MUPG 272D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Rona Miriam Nadler (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUPG 272D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 272D1 and MUPG 272D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • 2 hours

    • Enrolment limited to 6.

  • MUPG 372D1 Continuo (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : A study of 17th and 18th Century styles of figured-bass accompaniment as revealed in contemporary sources. The emphasis will be on the realization at the keyboard of representative works using original sources.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Fall)

    • 1 hour

    • Prerequisites: MUPG 272 AND permission of instructor. Enrolment limited to 4

    • Students must register for both MUPG 372D1 and MUPG 372D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 372D1 and MUPG 372D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • MUPG 372D2 Continuo (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : See MUPG 372D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUPG 372D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 372D1 and MUPG 372D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Required Courses (19 credits)

  • MUIN 710 Graduate Artist Diploma Tutorial 1 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical Instruction; for individual artists will be defined around the specific performance projects detailed at audition. For chamber ensembles, includes individual artistry, development of group identity with respect to sound, communication skills, performance practice, and artistic/interpretative vision for chamber ensembles

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Erik Eriksson, Todd Cope, Kyoko Hashimoto, Garry M W Antonio, Andre J Roy, Dominique Labelle, Joanne Kolomyjec, Aline Kutan, Marie- Leclair, Timothy Dobby (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Open to students in the Graduate Artist Diploma only.

    • Additional Course Charges: Music Private Lesson Fee. Amount: $529.00

  • MUIN 711 Graduate Artist Diploma Tutorial 2 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Continued practical Instruction; for individual artists will be defined around the specific performance projects detailed at audition. For chamber ensembles, includes individual artistry, development of group identity with respect to sound, communication skills, performance practice, and artistic/interpretative vision for chamber ensembles.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Erik Eriksson, Todd Cope, Kyoko Hashimoto, Dominique Labelle, Joanne Kolomyjec, Aline Kutan, Marie- Leclair, Timothy Dobby, Victor Fournelle-Blain (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Open to students in the Graduate Artist Diploma only.

    • Additional Course Charges: Music Private Lesson Fee. Amount: $529.00.

  • MUSR 692 Music Production Workshop (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Sound Recording : The Seminar aims at giving Music Performance and Sound Recording students the tools to becoming better recording artists, performers and recording engineers in today’s music scene. It will help them acquire skills and abilities as well as develop an informed judgement about recorded music performances and the recorded sound.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Martha De Francisco (Winter)

    • 3 hours.

    • Restriction(s): This seminar is open to second year masters and doctoral Sound Recording students, master's and doctoral Performance and Graduate Artist Diploma students only.

Complementary Courses (11 credits)

8 credits from the following:

  • MUPG 740 Graduate Artist Diploma Performance Project 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A public solo, collaborative piano, chamber music recital, or preparation/presentation of a Featured Opera Role (by audition).

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Recital (40 - 45 minutes), Featured Opera Role (by audition) as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists.

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students in the Graduate Artist Diploma.

  • MUPG 741 Graduate Artist Diploma Performance Project 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A second public solo, collaborative piano, chamber music recital, or preparation/presentation of a Featured Opera Role (by audition).

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students in the Graduate Artist Diploma program.

    • Recital (40 - 45 minutes), Featured Opera Role (by audition) as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists.

  • MUPG 742 Graduate Artist Diploma Performance Project 3 (8 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A public solo, collaborative piano, chamber music recital, or Lead Opera Role (by audition).

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students in the Graduate Artist Diploma.

    • Recital (70-90 minutes), or Lead Opera Role (by audition) as defined by the American Guild of Musical Artists.

  • MUPG 743 Graduate Artist Diploma Interdisciplinary Project (4 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A composition commission, a research-related project (e.g., transcription, performance edition) or inter-disciplinary collaboration (music technology, dance, etc.) that results in a public performance; by departmental approval.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • MUPG 744 Graduate Artist Diploma Concerto Performance (4 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Concerto performance.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • MUPG 745 Graduate Artist Diploma Recording Project (4 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Studio recording with liner notes, by approval of department.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students in the Graduate Artist Diploma. Restrictions may apply to the studio recording option depending on available resources.

    • By proposal only and with approval of the Department; additional fees may apply.

3 credits of Performance courses with departmental approval from the following lists:

Any ensemble course with the prefix MUEN at the 500 or 600 level

  • MUPG 571 Free Improvisation 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : Introduction to the creative practice of improvisation for performers. The course focuses on the development of listening as applied to the practice of collective and solo improvisation.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Guillaume Bourgogne (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): Audition.

    • Restriction(s): Available to Music students; open to others by permission of the department. Not open to Jazz students. Not open to students who have taken MUEN 571.

and the additional courses from the following list for these areas:

Voice

  • MUIN 610 Vocal Coaching 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual coaching sessions on advanced vocal repertoire with emphasis on musical and linguistic nuance.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Michael McMahon, Patrick Hansen, Esther Gonthier, Olivier Godin, Stephen Hargreaves, Hank Knox, Suzie Leblanc (Fall) Michael McMahon, Olivier Godin, Esther Gonthier, Stephen Hargreaves (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUIN 600

  • MUIN 611 Vocal Coaching 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Continuation of Vocal Coaching I with emphasis on musical and linguistic nuance.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Michael McMahon, Esther Gonthier, Stephen Hargreaves (Fall) Michael McMahon, Esther Gonthier, Valerie Kinslow, Olivier Godin, Stephen Hargreaves, Hank Knox, Patrick Hansen, Suzie Leblanc (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MUIN 601

Piano

  • MUPG 670 Advanced Continuo 1 (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A historically-oriented study of the principles of figured bass. Standard idioms from historical treatises will be introduced. Preparation of operatic excerpts from the standard high Baroque repertory is required.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Fall)

  • MUPG 671 Advanced Continuo 2 (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A study of the many different styles of figured bass accompaniment as revealed in contemporary sources. The emphasis will be on realization at the keyboard of representative 17th- and 18th- century operatic recitatives and arias.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Winter)

  • MUPG 687 Collaborative Piano Repertoire 1: Song (1 credit) **

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Issues in collaborative piano song repertoire and performance in different genres and musical styles.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MUEN 556 or equivalent or permission of the instructor

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in collaborative piano or with the permission of the instructor

  • MUPG 689 Collaborative Piano Rep.3: Orch. Reduction, Opera, Oratorio (1 credit) **

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : Issues in collaborative piano orchestral reduction, opera, oratorio and performance in different genres and musical styles.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Stephen Hargreaves (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MUEN 556 or equivalent or permission of the instructor

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in collaborative piano or with permission of the instructor

* if not already taken.
** may be repeated with permission of the instructor.

Chamber Music

  • MUIN 500 Practical Instruction 1 (1 credit) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Individual coaching sessions for musicians in advanced ensembles to focus on their individual instrumental technique.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to musicians in Chamber Music Stream in the Graduate Diploma in Performance and the Graduate Artist Diploma. May be taken by D.Mus. students with special permission.

    • 30 minutes

* may be repeated once per program.

Organ

  • MUPG 575D1 Liturgical Organ Playing (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : This seminar focuses on the development of skill in the leadership and accompaniment of hymns, the accompaniment of sung psalmody (particularly Anglican and Gregorian), and the conducting of choral music while accompanying at the organ. Additionally, regular instruction in techniques of improvisation will focus in particular upon hymn introductions and free accompaniments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • 1. 1 1/2 hours

    • 2. Students must register for both MUPG 575D1 and MUPG 575D2.

    • 3. No credit will be given for this course unless both MUPG 575D1 and MUPG 575D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • MUPG 575D2 Liturgical Organ Playing (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Performance : This seminar focuses on the development of skill in the leadership and accompaniment of hymns, the accompaniment of sung psalmody (particularly Anglican and Gregorian), and the conducting of choral music while accompanying at the organ. Additionally, regular instruction in techniques of improvisation will focus in particular upon hymn introductions and free accompaniments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • MUPG 670 Advanced Continuo 1 (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A historically-oriented study of the principles of figured bass. Standard idioms from historical treatises will be introduced. Preparation of operatic excerpts from the standard high Baroque repertory is required.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Fall)

  • MUPG 671 Advanced Continuo 2 (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A study of the many different styles of figured bass accompaniment as revealed in contemporary sources. The emphasis will be on realization at the keyboard of representative 17th- and 18th- century operatic recitatives and arias.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Winter)

* if not already taken.

Early Music

  • MUPG 670 Advanced Continuo 1 (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A historically-oriented study of the principles of figured bass. Standard idioms from historical treatises will be introduced. Preparation of operatic excerpts from the standard high Baroque repertory is required.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Fall)

  • MUPG 671 Advanced Continuo 2 (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Performance : A study of the many different styles of figured bass accompaniment as revealed in contemporary sources. The emphasis will be on realization at the keyboard of representative 17th- and 18th- century operatic recitatives and arias.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Winter)

* if not already taken.

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