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Deepen your skills through intensive study in all aspects of music, including history, theory, practice, electroacoustic media, musicology, multimedia, sonic arts, sound spatialization, and more. The program encourages students to explore integrated approaches to performance practice, interdisciplinary research and creative activity. The School of Creative and Performing Arts holds over 80 concerts per year. Students will have a unique opportunity to experience and perform music in the Rozsa Centre`s Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, one of Western Canada's premiere recital facilities.
Diagnostic Tests: Diagnostic tests in music history and theory will be given at the start of the program.
Core Courses: Students must complete a graduate course in either Music Theory, Composition, Sonic Arts or Music History and Literature. Students must also take courses in Research Techniques and Bibliography of Music.
Additional Courses: Topics may include musicology, composition, electroacoustic music, computer music, theory and others.
Language: Students will be required to demonstrate reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English (German is recommended).
Comprehensive Exam: Students will complete a comprehensive oral exam encompassing all areas of the chosen field, following the completion of course work.
Thesis: Students will complete a substantial research project in the form of a thesis.
Music Teacher, Professor, Instrumental Clinician, Researcher, Performer (soloist, ensemble or orchestral), Conductor, Director, Composer, Technologist, Computer Music Programmer/Designer, Arts and Media Computing, Arts Event or Policy Management.
A master’s degree in music will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Two core courses and six electives
A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
Bachelor of Music degree (or equivalent).
A research essay or paper of approximately 10-15 pages on a topic in music history or theory prepared during or subsequent to the applicant’s undergraduate course work.
A one page letter detailing the applicant's reasons for pursuing graduate study
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on September 1:
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