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Strathcona Music Building, 555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal H3A 1E3, Province of Quebec, Canada
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Bachelor of Arts in Music. Three years. Performance is not included. Bachelor of Music. Four years. Studies include performance (classical, jazz, early music), instrumental conducting, composition, jazz composition and arranging, music history, theory, music technology, church music, entrepreneurship. Bachelor of Education in Music. Four years.
Master of Arts. In musicology, composition, theory, music education, music technology. Master of Music. In performance (classical, jazz, opera, early music), choral, orchestral and wind band conducting, collaborative piano, composition, church music, sound recording. Doctor of Philosophy. Doctor of Music. In performance, composition.
Graduate Artist Diploma. One year. For advanced performance. Licenciate in Music (L.Mus). Three years. For advanced performance. Graduate Certificate in Performance - Choral Conducting. Graduate Diploma in Performance. One year.
This public university was founded in 1821. Its Schulich School of Music is the largest university-based school for professional musical training and music research in Canada. The music department moved into the new Schulich music building in 2005 which houses a number of fine performance and lecture spaces. The library houses the David Edelbert Collection, the largest of collection of Handel sound recordings in the world. There is a collection of early instruments and historical copies from the 15th to the early 19th century, including five harpsichords, five organs, sackbuts, cornetti, baroque and classical flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, bassoons, viols and a number of baroque string instruments. Each year the performance department of the music school sponsors a series of lecture-demonstrations and clinics entitled ‘Musicians’ Health Seminars’ aiming to avoid injury and over-use syndrome and to acquaint students with treatments available for physical injuries and performance anxiety and methods of coping with stress. The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) is a group of Quebec researchers in science, engineering, medicine and music from four institutions - McGill University, l’Université de Montréal, l’Université de Sherbrooke and the CÉGEP de Drummondville, whose working centre is housed at the Schulich School of Music at McGill with state-of-the-art laboratories and studios. The McGill Conservatory of Music, founded in 1904, forms part of the Faculty of Music. Its non-professional community program provides training in performance, theory and ear training, Suzuki method, ensembles (jazz combos, string orchestra, children’s chorus, wind ensemble, chamber music) to young people and interested adults. There is also a Music for Children course based on Orff/Kodály principles and a Gifted Youth Program for particularly talented children. Language of instruction is English although most teachers speak French and some have other languages as well. Students may write assignments and examinations in either English or French. An associate member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.