Faculty Program Music - Jazz (123 credits)

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Offered by: Music Research     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.); Faculty Program in Music; Jazz requires 123 credits and has been designed to accommodate students who trained as jazz musicians and who are interested in a pattern of specialization not provided in the established major programs, or who are interested in combining studies in music with studies in other disciplines. Students registered in the Faculty Program in Music; Jazz may, with the approval of a staff adviser, design their own programs around specific interests or develop programs with a broader base by incorporating courses from other disciplines and faculties.

Program Prerequisites - Freshman Program (33 credits)

33 credits selected as described below, in consultation with the Program Adviser:

23 credits of Prerequisite courses
4 credits of Basic Ensemble Training
6 credits of non-Music electives

Prerequisite Courses

23 credits, all of the courses below:

Note: Students who can demonstrate through auditions and placement tests that they have mastered the material in any of the courses below will be exempt from them and may proceed to more advanced courses.

  • MUIN 180 BMus Practical Lessons 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Stephen Algie, Joanne Kolomyjec, James Box, Russell Devuyst, John Zirbel, Theodore Baskin, Alain Desgagne, Peter Freeman, Timothy Hutchins, Abe Kestenberg, Martin D Mangrum, Kyoko Hashimoto, Greg Clayton, Remi Bolduc, Kevin Dean, Fraser Hollins, Ranee Y Lee, Francisco J Lozano, Christopher McCann, Jocelyn Couture, Matt Haimovitz, Brian Manker, Claire Guimond, Garry M W Antonio, Andre J Roy, Richard Allen Roberts, Joshua Rager, Aline Kutan, Maria Popescu, Patil Harboyan, Martin Karlicek, Winston Purdy, Mark Fewer, Andrew Wan, Trevor Dix, Marina Mdivani, Michael McMahon, Cindy Shuter, Ilya Poletaev, Jérôme Ducharme, Jennifer Swartz, Ali Yazdanfar, Elizabeth Dolin, Michel Lambert, Carolyn Christie, Jean Gaudreault, Denys Derome, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Dimitrios Doxas, David Mark Gossage, Stephane Levesque, David Grott, Alec Walkington, Michael Dumouchel, William V Mahar, Yegor Dyachkov, Frédéric Lambert, Eric Chappell, Simon Aldrich, Andree Azar, Michael Gauthier, Jacqueline Leclair, Sara Laimon, Brian Robinson, Thomas Davidson, Ronald Di Lauro, Scott O Feltham, Timothy Dobby, Axel Strauss, Julia Gavrilova, Alexander David Johnson, Helene Plouffe, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Marcelle Mallette, Tatiana Dardykina, Alexander Read, Stéphane Lemelin, Dominique Labelle, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Paul A Merkelo, Amy Hillis, Pierre Beaudry, Richard Stoelzel, Erik Eriksson, Anna Peletsis, Dave Turner, Sophie Tremblay, Jean-Michel Pilc, John Hollenbeck, Elizabeth H MacMillan, Marie- Leclair, Sienna Dahlen, Kenneth Bibace, Tracy Smith, Fabrice Marandola, Greg G Amirault, John Mac Master, Luba Zuk, Bohdanna Novak, Nadia Cote, Nathaniel Watson, Albert G Brouwer, Mark Ferguson, Adam Cicchillitti, David Laing (Fall) Daniele Bourget, Stéphane Lemelin, Bohdanna Novak (Winter)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: Admission to the B.Mus. program by audition.

  • MUIN 181 BMus Practical Lessons 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical examination in clarinet techniques.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Martin D Mangrum, Julia Gavrilova, Marina Mdivani, Axel Strauss, Jocelyn Couture (Fall) Michael McMahon, Cindy Shuter, Marina Mdivani, Ilya Poletaev, Jérôme Ducharme, Jennifer Swartz, Ali Yazdanfar, Elizabeth Dolin, Michel Lambert, Andrew Wan, Carolyn Christie, Jean Gaudreault, Denys Derome, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Dimitrios Doxas, David Mark Gossage, Stephane Levesque, David Grott, Alec Walkington, Valerie Kinslow, Michael Dumouchel, William V Mahar, Yegor Dyachkov, Frédéric Lambert, Eric Chappell, David Laing, Simon Aldrich, Andree Azar, Michael Gauthier, Jacqueline Leclair, Sara Laimon, Brian Robinson, Thomas Davidson, Scott O Feltham, Timothy Dobby, Axel Strauss, Daniele Bourget, Julia Gavrilova, Alexander David Johnson, Helene Plouffe, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Marcelle Mallette, Tatiana Dardykina, Alexander Read, Stéphane Lemelin, Felicia Moye, Dominique Labelle, Ronald Di Lauro, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Paul A Merkelo, Amy Hillis, Pierre Beaudry, Richard Stoelzel, Erik Eriksson, Anna Peletsis, Dave Turner, Sophie Tremblay, Jean-Michel Pilc, Sienna Dahlen, Elizabeth H MacMillan, Marie- Leclair, Kenneth Bibace, Tracy Smith, Stephen Algie, Joanne Kolomyjec, James Box, Russell Devuyst, John Zirbel, Theodore Baskin, Alain Desgagne, Peter Freeman, Timothy Hutchins, Abe Kestenberg, Martin D Mangrum, Kyoko Hashimoto, Greg Clayton, Remi Bolduc, Kevin Dean, Fraser Hollins, Ranee Y Lee, Francisco J Lozano, Christopher McCann, Jocelyn Couture, Matt Haimovitz, Brian Manker, Claire Guimond, Garry M W Antonio, Andre J Roy, Richard Allen Roberts, Joshua Rager, Aline Kutan, Maria Popescu, Patil Harboyan, Martin Karlicek, Mark Fewer, Trevor Dix, Fabrice Marandola, Greg G Amirault, John Mac Master, Luba Zuk, Bohdanna Novak, Nadia Cote, Nathaniel Watson, Albert G Brouwer, Mark Ferguson, Timothy Ledger, Adam Cicchillitti (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUIN 180

    • Restriction: Open to students entering directly from High Schools outside Quebec.

  • MUJZ 160 Jazz Materials 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Fundamental aural and theoretical skills associated with the jazz idiom. Nomenclature, chord construction, chord/scale relationships, harmonic progression, circle of 5ths, simple turnarounds, simple substitution, symmetrical scales and chord relationships, voice leading.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Alec Walkington (Fall)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: none. Open to non-jazz majors, space permitting, but not for elective credit in B.Mus. or Artist Diploma programs

  • MUJZ 161 Jazz Materials 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Simple and advanced substitution, borrowed chords, reharmonisation, modes of harmonic minor and melodic minor diatonic systems, unresolved tensions, odd and infrequent modulations, mixed two-five-ones, introduction to polychords, slashchords and non-functional harmony.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Alec Walkington (Winter)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 160. Open to non-jazz majors, space permitting, but not for elective credit in B.Mus. or Artist Diploma programs

  • MUJZ 170 Jazz Keyboard Proficiency 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Basic piano skills, basic comping techniques, standard 3 note rootless voicings in 7, 3 and 3, 7 position with one extension, two-five-ones in major and minor - limited keys. Simple substitution and reharmonisation.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Min Jung Suh, Andres Vial (Fall)

    • 1 hour

    • Prerequisite: none. Open only to Jazz Performance Majors. May not be taken for elective credit in B.Mus. or Artist Diploma programs

  • MUJZ 171 Jazz Keyboard Proficiency 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Continuation of previous semester. Two-five-ones and mixed two-five-ones using 4 note close position voicings and 4 and 5 note spreads, in all keys, diminished passing chords, half step shifts, voice leading extensions, quartal and modal voicing, sight reading of standard jazz repertoire.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Min Jung Suh, Andres Vial (Winter)

    • 1 hour

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 170. Open only to Jazz Performance Majors. May not be taken for elective credit in B.Mus. or Artist Diploma programs

  • MUJZ 187 Jazz History Survey (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : An introductory study of the principal recordings, artists and musical trends in jazz from its origins to the present day.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Andre White (Fall)

    • 3 hours

  • MUPD 135 Music as a Profession 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Professional Development : Music Professional Development: An introduction to information, resources, and skills related to physical, mental, and professional well-being for the musician and scholar.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Jacqueline Leclair (Fall)

    • Open to B.Mus. students or by permission of the instructor.

  • MUPD 235 Music as a Profession 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Professional Development : An overview of the responsibilities and skills required of professions in music and of the varied career paths leading from a music degree.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Shawn Eliot Mativetsky (Winter)

    • Open to BMus students in U2 and U3, or by permission of the instructor.

    • Prerequisite(s): MUPD 135

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken MUPD 136.

  • MUSP 123 Jazz Ear Training 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Rhythmic, melodic and harmonic materials from the jazz idiom. Sight-singing, dictation and transcription with some classical materials.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Bohdanna Novak, Michele De Masi (Fall)

    • 2 hours

    • Corequisites: MUJZ 160, MUJZ 170

    • Restriction: Open to Jazz Performance Majors.

  • MUSP 124 Jazz Ear Training 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Advanced jazz idioms.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jason Davis, Bohdanna Novak (Winter)

Required Courses (25 credits)

25 credits of the required courses are selected as follows:

12 credits of Theory
4 credits of Musicianship
3 credits of Music History
6 credits of Performance

Theory

12 credits

  • MUJZ 262 Applied Jazz Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : An examination of harmonic practices and compositional styles in post-1960 jazz. Various theoretical approaches to jazz harmonic analysis will be addressed. Students analyze and compose jazz tunes and longer forms.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Simon Legault (Fall)

  • MUTH 150 Theory and Analysis 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Diatonic chords and harmonic progressions, focus on outer-voice framework, cadences, embellishments, building chordal fluency in common-practice tonality, applied chords.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Edward Klorman (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Matriculation Music or McGill Conservatory Theory Secondary V or its equivalent.

    • Corequisites: MUSP 140 and MUSP 170

  • MUTH 151 Theory and Analysis 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Sequences and modulation, chromatic vocabulary, analysis of simple theme types (sentence, period, hybrids) and fugal techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Christoph Neidhofer (Winter)

  • MUTH 250 Theory and Analysis 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Compositional resources of late 18th and early 19th century music. Analysis of forms common to the period c. 1770 - 1840, including Classical sonata forms in several media.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Jonathan Wild (Fall) Jonathan Wild (Summer)

Musicianship

4 credits

  • MUJZ 213 Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Introduction to basic improvisation concepts of phrasing, articulation, melodic development, harmonic control, musical vocabulary and style. Pedagogical techniques will be discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Joel Miller (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): MUSP 124 or MUSP 141, and MUJZ 161

    • Note: Open to students in Faculty Program Jazz and to students minoring in Jazz Performance, or with permission of instructor; not open to students majoring in Jazz Performance.

  • MUJZ 214 Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : A continuation of development of basic improvisation concepts of phrasing, articulation, melodic development, harmonic control, musical vocabulary and style. Pedagogical techniques will be discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Alec Walkington (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): MUJZ 213

    • Note: Open to students in Faculty Program Jazz and to students minoring in Jazz Performance, or with permission of instructor; not open to students majoring in Jazz Performance.

Music History

3 credits

  • MUHL 286 Critical Thinking About Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Examination of various periods and styles: e.g., central works from different traditions, the interaction of music and society, performance practice, and music's relation to other arts.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Lisa Barg (Fall) Lloyd Whitesell (Winter) Eric Smialek, Jerry Cain (Summer)

Performance

6 credits

  • MUIN 280 BMus Practical Lessons 3 (2.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Joanne Kolomyjec, James Box, Jean Gaudreault, John Zirbel, Simon Aldrich, Alain Desgagne, Stephane Levesque, Julia Gavrilova, Kyoko Hashimoto, Sara Laimon, Marina Mdivani, Luba Zuk, Kenneth Bibace, Greg Clayton, Remi Bolduc, Ronald Di Lauro, David Grott, Fraser Hollins, Francisco J Lozano, Elizabeth Dolin, Matt Haimovitz, Garry M W Antonio, Frédéric Lambert, Andre J Roy, Richard Allen Roberts, Joshua Rager, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Andre White, Maria Popescu, Martin Karlicek, Andrew Wan, Mark Fewer, Trevor Dix, Dimitrios Doxas, Timothy Hutchins, Christopher McCann, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Stephen Algie, Winston Purdy, William V Mahar, Russell Devuyst, Martin D Mangrum, Theodore Baskin, Peter Freeman, Abe Kestenberg, Jocelyn Couture, Kevin Dean, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Jérôme Ducharme, Patil Harboyan, Yegor Dyachkov, Cindy Shuter, Alec Walkington, David Laing, Ranee Y Lee, Michel Lambert, Douglas McNabney, Brian Manker, Dave Turner, Ilya Poletaev, Thomas Davidson, Denys Derome, Jennifer Swartz, Erik Eriksson, Michael Dumouchel, Carolyn Christie, Ali Yazdanfar, Axel Strauss, Marcelle Mallette, David Mark Gossage, Timothy Dobby, Pierre Beaudry, Hank Knox, Andree Azar, Greg G Amirault, Brian Robinson, Eric Chappell, Fabrice Marandola, Michael Gauthier, Scott O Feltham, Matthias Maute, Allan Robert McLean, Anna Peletsis, Alexander Read, Stéphane Lemelin, Gili Loftus, Tatiana Dardykina, Alexander David Johnson, Jacqueline Leclair, Dominique Labelle, Denis Bluteau, Amy Hillis, Bohdanna Novak, Helene Plouffe, Richard Stoelzel, Steven Arthur Dann, Aline Kutan, Tracy Smith, John Hollenbeck, Lisanne Tremblay, Jean-Michel Pilc, John Mac Master, Patrice Richer, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Sienna Dahlen, Paul A Merkelo, Marie- Leclair, Magdalena Von Eccher, Suren Barry, Taurey Butler, Elizabeth Skinner, Sylvain Bergeron, Francois Bourassa, Nathaniel Watson, Violaine Melancon, Adrian Vedady, Mark Ferguson, Akkra Yeunyonghattaporn, Christophe Alvarez (Fall) Axel Strauss, Jean Gaudreault, Martin D Mangrum, Allan Robert McLean, Carolyn Christie, Julia Gavrilova, Marina Mdivani, Sara Laimon, Kenneth Bibace, Andre J Roy, Patil Harboyan, Maria Popescu (Winter)

  • MUIN 281 BMus Practical Lessons 4 (2.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Hank Knox, Matt Haimovitz, Thomas Davidson, Christopher McCann, Maria Popescu, Francisco J Lozano, Marcelle Mallette, Alec Walkington, Fraser Hollins, Brian Manker, Martin Karlicek, Marina Mdivani, Stephen Algie, John Mac Master, Elizabeth H MacMillan, Jérôme Ducharme, Russell Devuyst, Richard Allen Roberts (Fall) Dimitrios Doxas, Timothy Hutchins, Christopher McCann, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Stephen Algie, William V Mahar, Russell Devuyst, Martin D Mangrum, Theodore Baskin, Peter Freeman, Abe Kestenberg, Jocelyn Couture, Kevin Dean, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Jérôme Ducharme, Patil Harboyan, Yegor Dyachkov, Cindy Shuter, Alec Walkington, David Laing, Ranee Y Lee, Michel Lambert, Douglas McNabney, Brian Manker, Andre J Roy, Dave Turner, Ilya Poletaev, Thomas Davidson, Denys Derome, Jennifer Swartz, Erik Eriksson, Michael Dumouchel, Carolyn Christie, Ali Yazdanfar, Axel Strauss, Marcelle Mallette, David Mark Gossage, Timothy Dobby, Pierre Beaudry, Hank Knox, Andree Azar, Greg G Amirault, Brian Robinson, Eric Chappell, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Katherine Petersen, Michael Gauthier, Scott O Feltham, Matthias Maute, Allan Robert McLean, Anna Peletsis, Alexander Read, Stéphane Lemelin, Tatiana Dardykina, Alexander David Johnson, Daniele Bourget, Jacqueline Leclair, Felicia Moye, Dominique Labelle, Francois Bourassa, Denis Bluteau, Amy Hillis, Bohdanna Novak, Helene Plouffe, Richard Stoelzel, Steven Arthur Dann, Aline Kutan, Tracy Smith, John Hollenbeck, Jean-Michel Pilc, Lisanne Tremblay, John Mac Master, Patrice Richer, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Paul A Merkelo, Marie- Leclair, Magdalena Von Eccher, Suren Barry, Elizabeth Skinner, Joanne Kolomyjec, James Box, Jean Gaudreault, John Zirbel, Simon Aldrich, Alain Desgagne, Stephane Levesque, Julia Gavrilova, Kyoko Hashimoto, Sara Laimon, Marina Mdivani, Luba Zuk, Kenneth Bibace, Greg Clayton, Remi Bolduc, Ronald Di Lauro, David Grott, Fraser Hollins, Francisco J Lozano, Elizabeth Dolin, Matt Haimovitz, Garry M W Antonio, Frédéric Lambert, Richard Allen Roberts, Joshua Rager, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Andre White, Maria Popescu, Martin Karlicek, Andrew Wan, Mark Fewer, Trevor Dix, Sylvain Bergeron, Sienna Dahlen, Fabrice Marandola, Nathaniel Watson, Violaine Melancon, Adrian Vedady, Mark Ferguson, Marina Thibeault, Akkra Yeunyonghattaporn, Christophe Alvarez (Winter)

  • MUIN 283 BMus Concentration Final Examination (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Assessment of student's progress in the practical area.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

    • Exam details are to be found under Examinations and Goals in Practical Subjects in the Music Chapter of the University Calendar.

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

Music History

6 credits
(Courses with a MUHL or MUPP prefix.)

Musicianship

2 credits from:

  • MUJZ 323 Advanced Jazz Ear Training (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Dictation workshop. Content includes tonal functions commonly found in Blues, Standard Tunes and post-1960s tunes; all harmonic structures commonly used in jazz; modulations to all keys; harmonic sequences and turnaround patterns; all commonly used jazz scales; melodic dictation of tonic, II-V and turnaround patterns.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Michele De Masi (Winter)

  • MUSP 324 Musicianship for Strings (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Fundamental musicianship issues in the context of performance with an emphasis on intonation accuracy, rhythm, articulation, voice-leading and sound texture for strings.

    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.

  • MUSP 330 Musicianship for Woodwinds (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Fundamental musicianship issues in the context of performance with an emphasis on intonation accuracy, rhythm, articulation, voice-leading and sound texture for woodwinds.

    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.

  • MUSP 335 Musicianship for Brass (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Fundamental musicianship issues in the context of performance with an emphasis on intonation accuracy, rhythm, articulation, voice-leading and sound texture for brass.

    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.

  • MUSP 346 Post-Tonal Musicianship (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Extended tonal and post-tonal harmonic and contrapuntal structures, rhythmic practices of the 20th and 21st century, score reading.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Justin B Mariner (Fall) Justin B Mariner (Winter) Justin B Mariner (Summer)

  • MUSP 350 Musicianship for Pianists (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Fundamental musicianship issues in the context of performance with an emphasis on sight-reading, practical score analysis and focused learning methods.

    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.

  • MUSP 353 Musicianship for Voice (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Fundamental musicianship issues in the context of performance with an emphasis on intonation accuracy, rhythm, voice-leading and sound texture.

    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.

  • MUSP 354 Introduction to Improvisation and Ornamentation (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Principles of improvisation and ornamentation for music before 1800, including harmonic progressions and voice-leading and contrapuntal patterns for instrumentalists and singers, along with examples of ornamented vocal and instrumental works from 17th and 18th century sources.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Peter N Schubert (Fall)

  • MUSP 355 Musicianship for Percussion (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Fundamental musicianship issues in the context of performance with an emphasis on polyrhythm.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Shawn Eliot Mativetsky (Fall)

  • MUSP 381 Singing Renaissance Notation (2 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Musicianship : Choral sightsinging of mensural notation, with a focus on white notation c. 1420-1600. Development of basic fluency in the notation, interpretation of values in triple meter, addition of accidentals given the contrapuntal context as perceived aurally, Renaissance solmisation.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Julie Emelyn Cumming (Winter)

Performance

4 credits from:

  • MUEN 563 Jazz Vocal Workshop (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Vocal workshop for jazz musicians.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Bohdanna Novak (Fall) Bohdanna Novak (Winter)

  • MUEN 572 Cappella Antica (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : An ensemble of 8 to 12 voices specializing in early music. N.B. This ensemble may substitute as a Basic Ensemble in programs that specify Choral Ensemble, with Departmental approval.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jean-Sébastien Vallée (Fall) Jean-Sébastien Vallée (Winter)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUEN 573 Baroque Orchestra (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Open to singers and instrumentalists, this ensemble specializes in chamber music primarily of the Baroque era.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Hank Knox (Fall) Hank Knox (Winter)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisites: Audition AND MUEN 480 AND a prerequisite or corequisite of MUPP 381. Additional prerequisite for keyboard players: MUPG 372 with a grade of A-.

  • MUEN 587 Cappella McGill (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : An ensemble of 16 voices performing challenging repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. Since the expectation is a level of performance equivalent to a professional chamber ensemble, singers wishing to join this group should have had considerable ensemble experience, and advanced vocal and sight-reading skills.

    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.

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

    • Note: May be taken instead of Choral Ensemble.

  • MUEN 590 McGill Wind Orchestra (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Large ensemble for wind instruments.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jonathan Dagenais (Fall) Jonathan Dagenais (Winter)

    • 4-6 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition

  • MUEN 592 Chamber Jazz Ensemble (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : This ensemble will deal with the extensive repertoire of music which exists for small jazz orchestra (9-13 instruments).

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jean-Nicolas Trottier (Fall) Jean-Nicolas Trottier (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to Jazz Performance students only.

  • MUEN 593 Choral Ensembles (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Students enrolling in Choral Ensembles will be assigned to one of the above groups.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Floydd Ricketts, Gabrielle Gaudreault (Fall) Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Floydd Ricketts, Gabrielle Gaudreault (Winter)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

    • Section 001 Chamber Singers: a group of approximately 24 mixed voices which explores the a cappella repertoire of all periods as well as works with chamber accompaniment.

    • Section 002 Concert Choir: an ensemble of approximately 60 voices (S.A.T.B.) which performs the repertoire from all periods appropriate to a group of this size.

    • Section 003 University Chorus: a mixed chorus of approximately 100 which performs a variety of choral material including both traditional and popular selections.

    • Section 004 Women's Chorale: an ensemble of approximately 40 women stressing the fundamentals of singing and ensemble participation.

  • MUEN 594 Contemporary Music Ensemble (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble for contemporary music - instruments and voice.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Guillaume Bourgogne (Fall) Guillaume Bourgogne (Winter)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUEN 595 Jazz Ensembles (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble for jazz - instruments and voice.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Joseph Leo Sullivan, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Ronald Di Lauro, William V Mahar, John Hollenbeck (Fall) Joseph Leo Sullivan, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Ronald Di Lauro, William V Mahar, John Hollenbeck (Winter)

    • 3-4 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUEN 597 McGill Symphony Orchestra (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : Ensemble for orchestral instruments.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Rudolf-Alexius Hauser (Fall) Jean-Sébastien Vallée (Winter)

    • 6 - 7 hours

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

Music Electives (20 credits)

Non-Music Electives (3 credits)

Free Electives (30 credits)

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