Major Performance Jazz (Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Voice) (126 credits)

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Offered by: Performance     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Major Jazz Performance (Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Voice) program requires 91 credits (plus 35 credits for the Freshman requirement for out-of-province students).

126 credits are selected as follows:
35 credits - Prerequisite Requirements (for out-of-province students)

18 credits - Required Performance
18 credits - Complementary Performance
30 credits - Required Courses (Jazz improvisation, Theory and History)
4 credits - Complementary Music
3 credits - Non-Music Electives
18 credits - Free Electives

Special Requirements:

1. Students majoring in Jazz Performance must achieve a minimum grade of B- in all Jazz courses and Practical Instruction/Exams, including Jazz Combo and Ensembles.
2. Students are permitted to study with the same teacher for the assigned practical instruction for a maximum of two consecutive years.

Program Prerequisites - Freshman Program (35 credits)

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

25 credits of Prerequisite Courses
4 credits of Basic Ensemble Training
6 credits of Non-Music Electives

Prerequisite Courses

25 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 listed below, will be exempt from them and may proceed to more advanced courses.

Incoming jazz guitarists and pianists are automatically exempt from MUJZ 170 and MUJZ 171.

First-year students who have completed the Quebec Diploma of Collegial Studies (Diplôme d'études collégiales) in a Jazz concentration or equivalent, or students transferring from other universities or colleges, and have completed a course in the history of Jazz will be exempted from the first-year Jazz History Survey requirement (MUJZ 187).

Note: Jazz Combo MUEN 570 is taken in each term (1 credit + 1 credit)

  • MUEN 570 Jazz Combo (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : A Jazz Improvisation Ensemble of approximately 4 to 9 players.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Alec Walkington, Michel Lambert, Francisco J Lozano, Christopher McCann, William V Mahar, Andre White, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, David Laing, Bohdanna Novak, Sienna Dahlen, Dimitrios Doxas, Kenneth Bibace, Fraser Hollins, Christine Jensen, Joel Miller, Joseph Leo Sullivan (Fall) Donald Leyland Kennedy, Francisco J Lozano, Allan Robert McLean, David Mark Gossage, Alec Walkington, Joel Miller, Christine Jensen, Kenneth Bibace, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Fraser Hollins, Sienna Dahlen, David Laing, Michel Lambert (Winter) Kenneth Bibace (Summer)

    • 1 hour

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • 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 Performance (18 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 282 BMus Performance Examination 1 (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.

  • MUIN 380 BMus Practical Lessons 5 (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: Fraser Hollins, Kenneth Bibace, Greg Clayton, Jocelyn Couture, Ronald Di Lauro, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Christopher McCann, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Andre White, Dimitrios Doxas, Joshua Rager, John Zirbel, James Box, Hank Knox, David Grott, Francisco J Lozano, Joanne Kolomyjec, Maria Popescu, Winston Purdy, Stephane Levesque, Alain Desgagne, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Remi Bolduc, Ilya Poletaev, Alec Walkington, Julia Gavrilova, Kyoko Hashimoto, Jérôme Ducharme, Elizabeth Dolin, Matt Haimovitz, Mark Fewer, Andre J Roy, Russell Devuyst, Pierre Beaudry, Marina Mdivani, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Stephen Algie, Trevor Dix, Erik Eriksson, Timothy Hutchins, Theodore Baskin, Andrew Wan, Richard Allen Roberts, Brian Manker, Yegor Dyachkov, Abe Kestenberg, Frédéric Lambert, Axel Strauss, Greg G Amirault, David Laing, Ranee Y Lee, Marcelle Mallette, William V Mahar, Jean Gaudreault, Patrice Richer, Garry M W Antonio, Timothy Dobby, Jennifer Swartz, Michael Dumouchel, Ali Yazdanfar, Eric Chappell, Brian Robinson, Lena Weman Eriksson, Denys Derome, Michel Lambert, Aline Kutan, Mark Austin Howle, Alexander David Johnson, Stéphane Lemelin, Alexander Read, Carolyn Christie, Kevin Dean, Richard Stoelzel, Matthias Maute, Sara Laimon, Steven Arthur Dann, Dominique Labelle, Jean-Michel Pilc, Bohdanna Novak, Dave Turner, Allan Robert McLean, John Hollenbeck, Sienna Dahlen, Tracy Smith, Jacqueline Leclair, Peter Freeman, Denis Bluteau, Simon Aldrich, Martin Karlicek, Taurey Butler, Paul A Merkelo, John Mac Master, Francois Bourassa, Violaine Melancon, Mark Ferguson, Adrian Vedady (Fall) Matt Haimovitz, Marina Mdivani, Christopher McCann, Maria Popescu, Mark Austin Howle, Francisco J Lozano, Marcelle Mallette, Ranee Y Lee, Fraser Hollins, Patrice Richer, Brian Manker, John Mac Master, Elizabeth H MacMillan, Olivier Brault (Winter)

  • MUIN 381 BMus Practical Lessons 6 (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: Andre White, Sara Laimon, Marina Mdivani, Axel Strauss, Trevor Dix, Maria Popescu, Michel Lambert, Marcelle Mallette, Stephen Algie, Stéphane Lemelin, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Jacqueline Leclair, Yegor Dyachkov, Taurey Butler, Kevin Dean, Tracy Smith, John Mac Master (Fall) Joshua Rager, John Zirbel, James Box, Hank Knox, David Grott, Francisco J Lozano, Joanne Kolomyjec, Maria Popescu, Stephane Levesque, Alain Desgagne, Dimitrios Doxas, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Remi Bolduc, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Ilya Poletaev, Alec Walkington, Julia Gavrilova, Kyoko Hashimoto, Jérôme Ducharme, Elizabeth Dolin, Matt Haimovitz, Mark Fewer, Andre J Roy, Pierre Beaudry, Marina Mdivani, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Russell Devuyst, Stephen Algie, Trevor Dix, Erik Eriksson, Timothy Hutchins, Theodore Baskin, Andrew Wan, Richard Allen Roberts, Brian Manker, Yegor Dyachkov, Abe Kestenberg, Frédéric Lambert, Axel Strauss, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Greg G Amirault, David Laing, Ranee Y Lee, William V Mahar, Jean Gaudreault, Patrice Richer, Garry M W Antonio, Timothy Dobby, Jennifer Swartz, Michael Dumouchel, Marcelle Mallette, Ali Yazdanfar, Eric Chappell, Brian Robinson, Lena Weman Eriksson, Denys Derome, Daniele Bourget, Michel Lambert, Aline Kutan, Mark Austin Howle, Alexander David Johnson, Stéphane Lemelin, Alexander Read, Carolyn Christie, Felicia Moye, Kevin Dean, Richard Stoelzel, Matthias Maute, Sara Laimon, Steven Arthur Dann, Dominique Labelle, Jean-Michel Pilc, Bohdanna Novak, Allan Robert McLean, John Hollenbeck, Tracy Smith, Jacqueline Leclair, Peter Freeman, Denis Bluteau, Simon Aldrich, Martin Karlicek, Elizabeth Skinner, Fraser Hollins, Kenneth Bibace, Greg Clayton, Jocelyn Couture, Ronald Di Lauro, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Christopher McCann, Andre White, Paul A Merkelo, Sienna Dahlen, John Mac Master, Min Jung Suh, Violaine Melancon, Mark Ferguson, Olivier Brault, Marina Thibeault, Adrian Vedady (Winter)

  • MUIN 382 BMus Performance Examination 2 (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.

    • Prerequisite(s): MUIN 282

  • MUIN 480 BMus Practical Lessons 7 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Fraser Hollins, Remi Bolduc, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Christopher McCann, Andre White, David Grott, Kevin Dean, David Laing, Greg Clayton, Francisco J Lozano, William V Mahar, Kenneth Bibace, Ranee Y Lee, Sara Laimon, Jean Gaudreault, Marina Mdivani, James Box, John Zirbel, Hank Knox, Jérôme Ducharme, Kyoko Hashimoto, Winston Purdy, Stephane Levesque, Michael Dumouchel, Matt Haimovitz, Joanne Kolomyjec, Greg G Amirault, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Michel Lambert, Alec Walkington, Ilya Poletaev, Andre J Roy, Frédéric Lambert, Pierre Beaudry, Elizabeth Dolin, Russell Devuyst, Mark Fewer, Erik Eriksson, Alain Desgagne, Timothy Hutchins, Theodore Baskin, Axel Strauss, Richard Allen Roberts, Andrew Wan, Brian Manker, Yegor Dyachkov, Stephen Algie, Abe Kestenberg, Jocelyn Couture, Trevor Dix, Maria Popescu, Mark Austin Howle, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Alexander David Johnson, Jennifer Swartz, Brian Robinson, Ali Yazdanfar, Alexander Read, Marcelle Mallette, Denys Derome, Joshua Rager, Simon Aldrich, Eric Chappell, Bohdanna Novak, Patrice Richer, Paul A Merkelo, Julia Gavrilova, Sienna Dahlen, Jean-Michel Pilc, Stéphane Lemelin, Richard Stoelzel, Garry M W Antonio, Matthias Maute, Dominique Labelle, Martin D Mangrum, Denis Bluteau, Douglas McNabney, Taurey Butler, Christine Jensen, Fabrice Marandola, Tracy Smith, Aline Kutan, Jacqueline Leclair, Peter Freeman, Carolyn Christie, Francois Bourassa, Magdalena Von Eccher, Nadia Cote, Masashi Usui, Adrian Vedady, Rémi-Jean LeBlanc, Violaine Melancon (Fall) Andre White, Kevin Dean, Sara Laimon, Marina Mdivani, Axel Strauss, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Trevor Dix, Maria Popescu, David Laing, Marcelle Mallette, Felicia Moye, Stephen Algie, Stéphane Lemelin, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Jacqueline Leclair, Yegor Dyachkov, Tracy Smith, Christopher McCann, John Mac Master (Winter)

  • MUIN 481 BMus Practical Lessons 8 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction on an instrument or voice.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Francisco J Lozano, Remi Bolduc, Christopher McCann, Sara Laimon, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Marina Mdivani, John Zirbel, Matt Haimovitz, Patrice Richer, Michel Lambert, Stephen Algie, Marcelle Mallette, Yegor Dyachkov, Ali Yazdanfar (Fall) David Grott, Kevin Dean, David Laing, Francisco J Lozano, William V Mahar, Maria Popescu, Kenneth Bibace, Sara Laimon, Brian Robinson, Jean Gaudreault, Marina Mdivani, James Box, John Zirbel, Hank Knox, Jérôme Ducharme, Kyoko Hashimoto, Stephane Levesque, Michael Dumouchel, Matt Haimovitz, Joanne Kolomyjec, Greg G Amirault, Jeffrey E H Johnston, Michel Lambert, Alec Walkington, Andre White, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Ilya Poletaev, Andre J Roy, Frédéric Lambert, Pierre Beaudry, Elizabeth Dolin, Russell Devuyst, Mark Fewer, Erik Eriksson, Alain Desgagne, Timothy Hutchins, Theodore Baskin, Axel Strauss, Richard Allen Roberts, Andrew Wan, Brian Manker, Yegor Dyachkov, Stephen Algie, Jacqueline Leclair, Greg Clayton, Jocelyn Couture, Mark Austin Howle, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Alexander David Johnson, Jennifer Swartz, Ali Yazdanfar, Alexander Read, Marcelle Mallette, Felicia Moye, Denys Derome, Francois Bourassa, Trevor Dix, Simon Aldrich, Daniele Bourget, Eric Chappell, Abe Kestenberg, Patrice Richer, Emmanuel Vukovich, Paul A Merkelo, Julia Gavrilova, Jean-Michel Pilc, John Hollenbeck, Bohdanna Novak, Stéphane Lemelin, Richard Stoelzel, Garry M W Antonio, Matthias Maute, Dominique Labelle, Martin D Mangrum, Denis Bluteau, Douglas McNabney, Fraser Hollins, Remi Bolduc, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Christopher McCann, Francois Stevenson, Min Jung Suh, Christine Jensen, Fabrice Marandola, Tracy Smith, Aline Kutan, John Mac Master, Peter Freeman, Carolyn Christie, Nadia Cote, Masashi Usui, Adrian Vedady, Rémi-Jean LeBlanc, Violaine Melancon, Marina Thibeault, Sienna Dahlen (Winter)

  • MUIN 482 BMus Performance Examination 3 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 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.

    • Prerequisite(s): MUIN 382

Complementary Performance (18 credits)

Large Ensemble – during every term of enrolment as a full-time student or part-time student.

12 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.

6 credits, select MUEN 570 (1 credit x 6 semesters):

  • MUEN 570 Jazz Combo (1 credit)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : A Jazz Improvisation Ensemble of approximately 4 to 9 players.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Alec Walkington, Michel Lambert, Francisco J Lozano, Christopher McCann, William V Mahar, Andre White, Donald Leyland Kennedy, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, David Laing, Bohdanna Novak, Sienna Dahlen, Dimitrios Doxas, Kenneth Bibace, Fraser Hollins, Christine Jensen, Joel Miller, Joseph Leo Sullivan (Fall) Donald Leyland Kennedy, Francisco J Lozano, Allan Robert McLean, David Mark Gossage, Alec Walkington, Joel Miller, Christine Jensen, Kenneth Bibace, Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Fraser Hollins, Sienna Dahlen, David Laing, Michel Lambert (Winter) Kenneth Bibace (Summer)

    • 1 hour

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

Required Courses (30 credits)

Selected as follows:

12 credits of Jazz Improvisation
12 credits of Theory
6 credits of History

Jazz Improvisation

12 credits

  • MUJZ 223 Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Basic improvisational concepts with emphasis on time feel, phrasing, articulation, melodic development, voice leading, harmonic control and stylistic nuance. Memorization and aural recognition of standard jazz repertoire also stressed. The aural tradition of the music is emphasized through rhythmic/melodic dictation.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Alec Walkington, Jean-Michel Pilc (Fall)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 161

    • Corequisite(s): MUSP 123

    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors

  • MUJZ 224 Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Continuation of Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship MUJZ 223.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jean-Michel Pilc, Andre White (Winter)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 223.

    • Corequisites MUSP 124

    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors

  • MUJZ 423 Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Refinement of improvisational concepts in conjunction with ear training, leading towards the establishment of a personal style of playing. Complex forms and harmonies, and contemporary techniques. Memorization of large and varied repertoire is stressed. The ability to identify, transcribe and perform various melodies, rhythms, and complex harmonies by ear will be stressed.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Remi Bolduc, Andre White (Fall)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 224.

    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors

  • MUJZ 424 Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Continuation of Jazz Improvisation/Musicianship MUJZ 423.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Remi Bolduc, Andre White (Winter)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 423.

    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors

Theory

12 credits

  • MUJZ 260 Jazz Arranging 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Introduction to concepts and techniques commonly used in jazz arranging. Notation, calligraphy and score preparation are discussed; including study of classical and contemporary scores by prominent jazz arrangers.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Donald Leyland Kennedy (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): MUJZ 161

    • Corequisite(s): MUSP 123

    • Restriction(s): Open only to Jazz Performance Majors OR with permission of instructor.

  • MUJZ 261 Jazz Arranging 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Consolidation of knowledge of basic concepts and techniques used in jazz arranging.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Donald Leyland Kennedy (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 260.

    • Corequisite: MUJZ 124.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to Jazz Performance Majors OR by permission of instructor.

  • MUJZ 340 Jazz Composition 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Jazz composition based on the stylistic concepts of leading jazz composers. Development of a personal and creative compositional style and of control of factors such as: rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic continuity, vertical modal, and linear modal harmony, polychordal techniques, and non-functional harmonic concepts.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Kevin Dean, Christine Jensen (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): MUJZ 261

    • Restriction(s): Open only to Jazz Performance Majors OR by permission of instructor.

  • MUJZ 341 Jazz Composition 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : A continuation of development of a personal and creative jazz compositional style.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Kevin Dean, Christine Jensen (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): MUJZ 340.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to Jazz Performance Majors OR by permission of instructor.

History

6 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)

  • MUJZ 493 Jazz Performance Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : An in-depth exploration of the performance practice of leading jazz figures, primarily through the study of solo transcriptions. Comparative study of conceptual differences in time feel, ornamentation, tone quality, articulation and harmonic and melodic approach. Detailed study of major rhythm sections and their interaction with soloists.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Kevin Dean (Fall)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisites: MUJZ 187, MUJZ 224.

    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors

Complementary Music (4 credits)

One of the following pairs:

Select MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2 OR MUJZ 461D1 and MUJZ 461D2.

  • MUJZ 440D1 Advanced Jazz Composition (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : A continuation of MUJZ 341. This course will further emphasize and facilitate the development of a personal and creative compositional style. Jazz aesthetics will be emphasized and explored in greater depth.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: John Hollenbeck (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 341

    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors OR permission of instructor.

    • Students must register for both MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • 1. 2 hours

  • MUJZ 440D2 Advanced Jazz Composition (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : A continuation of MUJZ 341. This course will further emphasize and facilitate the development of a personal and creative compositional style. Jazz aesthetics will be emphasized and explored in greater depth.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Christine Jensen (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 440D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUJZ 440D1 and MUJZ 440D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • Restriction: Open only to Jazz Performance Majors OR permission of instructor.

    • 1. 2 hours

  • MUJZ 461D1 Advanced Jazz Arranging (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : This course introduces advanced concepts in jazz writing by examining scores by historically-important jazz composers/arrangers, as well as contemporary masters. Student writing, including expanded combo, big band, and small group string projects, is geared toward public performance by McGill jazz ensembles and combos.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Joseph Leo Sullivan (Fall)

    • 2 hours

    • Prerequisite(s): MUJZ 341

    • Restriction(s): Open only to Jazz Performance Majors OR permission of instructor.

    • Students must register for both MUJZ 461D1 and MUJZ 461D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUJZ 461D1 and MUJZ 461D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • MUJZ 461D2 Advanced Jazz Arranging (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : See MUJZ 461D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Joseph Leo Sullivan (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 461D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MUJZ 461D1 and MUJZ 461D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Non-Music Electives (3 credits)

Free Electives (18 credits)

(May not include courses with a MUEN prefix)

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