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Hone your talents under the direction of distinguished faculty members at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. The school provides a wide range of opportunities for intensive study in composition, electroacoustic media, musicology, music history, multimedia, sound spatialization, sonic arts and more. Students are encouraged to explore an integrative approach 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.
Core Course: Research techniques and Bibliography of Music.
Additional Courses: Topics may include musicology, composition, electroacoustic music, computer music, theory and others.
Composition, Musicology and Music Education Specializations: Require an interdisciplinary course designed by the student and supervisor.
Sonic Arts Specialization: Requires Advanced Topics in Electroacoustic Music and Advanced Project in Computer Music.
Language: Students will be required to demonstrate reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English.
Thesis: Students specializing in Composition and Sonic Arts will complete a substantial creative project with an accompanying research paper or document. Students specializing in Musicology and Music Education will complete a substantial research project.
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 PhD in music is usually considered a final degree.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successful defend in an open oral defense/.
Minimum six courses
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.
A recognized Master's degree or equivalent.
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:
Social Sciences Building, Room 102
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4