Music (MUAR)

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 (Music 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.

These programs are intended for students who have at least high school matriculation or the equivalent. Students without the formal music prerequisites must speak with a Music Adviser prior to registration. Visit the Music Program website for more information.

B.A. students should consult with an Arts OASIS Adviser and the B.A. Music Adviser to ensure that they have the necessary prerequisites prior to applying to the music programs. Arts students must write placement examinations www.mcgill.ca/music/student-resources/undergraduates/new-students/placement-exams in music theory and musicianship before they may register for the courses in the music minor or major programs.

Admission to the B.A. program is granted according to criteria established by the Faculty of Arts. For more information, see:

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

Music Ensembles

Music Ensembles

All McGill students enrolled in a degree program may audition for a variety of ensembles offered through the Schulich School of Music. The majority of the ensemble auditions take place only once a year, generally during the first week of September. If you pass the audition, you may participate in the assigned ensemble(s). Consult with your home faculty adviser to determine if you may apply the ensemble credits toward your degree. The schedule and requirements for ensemble auditions are available on the Ensemble website.

Music Ensembles
MUEN 496 (2) Opera Studio
MUEN 563 (2) Jazz Vocal Workshop
MUEN 567 (1) Beethoven Orchestra
MUEN 569 (1) Tabla Ensemble
MUEN 572 (2) Cappella Antica
MUEN 573 (2) Baroque Orchestra
MUEN 590 (2) McGill Wind Orchestra
MUEN 592 (2) Chamber Jazz Ensemble
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 open to Bachelor of Arts students

Courses Offered by the Schulich School of Music open to Bachelor of Arts students

Students from other faculties may also register for the courses listed below as long as they have the necessary prerequisites or co-requisites and/or permission from the instructor. Consult with your home faculty adviser to see how these courses may fit into your program.

Courses with the MUAR prefix

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

MUAR Courses
MUAR 201 (3) Basic Materials: Western Music
MUAR 211 (3) The Art of Listening
MUAR 374 (3) Special Topics in Music
MUAR 384 (3) Romanticism and the Piano
MUAR 392 (3) Popular Music after 1945
MUAR 393 (3) Introduction to Jazz
MUAR 399 (3) Music and Queer Identity

Courses with the MUHL, MUTH and MUMT prefixes

The Music History and Literature (MUHL), Music Theory and Analysis (MUTH), and Music Technology (MUMT) courses listed below are considered as music courses taught within the Faculty of Arts. Students must take the theory placement exams before taking MUTH courses. These courses are intended for students who have at least high school music preparation or the equivalent. Students who do not have the formal music prerequisites require permission from the instructor to register for any of these courses.

Students enrolled in a B.A. Music Major or Minor may be exempt from co-requisite(s) for MUTH 150. Consult with a B.A. Music Advisor prior to registration.

MUHL (Music History and Literature)
MUHL 186 (3) Western Musical Traditions
MUHL 286 (3) Critical Thinking About Music
MUTH (Music Theory and Analysis)
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 250 (3) Music Perception and Cognition
MUMT 301 (3) Music and the Internet
MUMT 302 (3) New Media Production 1
MUMT 303 (3) New Media Production 2
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Music (MUAR) Faculty

Music (MUAR) Faculty

Department of Music Research Chair
Christopher Harman
Department of Performance Chair
Stéphane Lemelin
Associate Dean (Academic and Student Affairs), Schulich School of Music
Douglas McNabney
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Music (18 credits)

Students in the Music Minor concentration must consult the Music Adviser prior to registration. Questions regarding the general requirements of the B.A. program and especially elective courses should be addressed to the Office of Advising and Student Information Services (OASIS) at the Arts Faculty. ...

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 Related Programs

Music 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 > Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - 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 > Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Minor Musical Science and Technology (18 credits).

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