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PROVINCE DE QUÉBEC
1440 rue St-Denis, Room F-3460, Montréal, Province de Québec, H2X 3J8, Canada
Case Postale 8888, Succursale Centre-Ville, Montréal, Province de Québec H3C 3P8, Canada
+1 514 987 4637
Baccalauréat en musique. Four years. Concentrations in performance (classical, jazz/popular), music education including the approaches of Dalcroze, Orff and Martenot), music technology.
Maîtrise en enseignement des arts. In music pedagogy. Doctorat en études et pratique des arts. An interdisciplinary program offered jointly by the university's schools of visual arts and media, design, theatre, dance, art history and music.
Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées en musique de film.
This public university was created in 1969 from the merger of the Montreal School of Fine Arts, Saint Mary’s College and three teachers’ colleges. The music department is housed in a purpose-built complex with some fine performing spaces and a well-equipped music technology laboratory. There is a contemporary music program as well as an active opera workshop. The music program at the Université de Québec is organised into cycles. The music department organises a preparatory music school offering music lessons to young people and adults, including children from the age of four. There are also in-service classes for private teachers and for music teachers in schools. Language of instruction is French. Member of the University of the Arctic.
MUSIC TRAINING FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN. Initial music training for young children is generally provided by a large network of private teachers offering instruction in their homes. Some primary schools have class music programs and many schools, particularly secondary, employ instrumental teachers for students wishing to learn at school. PROFESSIONAL MUSIC TRAINING. Entry to tertiary level professional music training courses is normally following completion of secondary schooling. Such training is available in conservatories, colleges and universities. An extensive network of independent Bible Colleges offers intensive music training in a number of Canadian provinces. Music programs at these Colleges may in many cases be incorporated into degrees offered by neighbouring universities. IN THE PROVINCE OF QUÉBEC. In the province of Quebec the education system is organised as follows: • Ages 4 and 5, optional kindergarten. • Ages 6, 7 and 8, first cycle, primary. • Ages 9, 10 and 11, second cycle, primary. • Ages 12, 13 and 14, first cycle, secondary. • Ages 15 and 16, second cycle, secondary. • Ages 17 and 18, Diplôme d’Éducation Collégiale (CEGEP). This completes secondary education. Specialisation in music is available, and is required for entry to Bachelor of Music programs. Higher education is organised as follows: • Premier cycle: (First cycle) Baccalauréat (equivalent to Bachelor of Music). Normally three years. • Deuxième cycle: (Second cycle) Maîtrise (equivalent to Master’s degree). May be taken by course work alone or by a combination of course work and thesis. Music courses at this level may be taken in the areas of musicology, performance, composition, music education, instrumental teaching. • Troisième cycle: (Third cycle) Doctorat. A minimum of three years beyond Maîtrise. By course work and thesis. Available only in musicology or music education. PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS IN MUSIC. Several systems of public examinations in practical and theoretical music are available, the most extensive being those organised by the Royal Toronto Conservatory of Music and the Western Board. THE CANADIAN MUSIC CENTRE (Centre de Musique Canadienne). The Canadian Music Centre was established in 1959 and now has several regional centres across Canada. It holds a lending library and owns an on-line music store, the CMC Boutique. The Centre organises the New Music in New Places festival which features contemporary music by Canadian composers, performed in public places such as malls, pubs, wineries, museums, airports and beaches. Chalmers House, 20 St Joseph Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1J9, Canada. Tel +1 416 961 6601 Fax +1 416 961 7198 . Website: www.musiccentre.ca/. The Canadian Music Centre is a member of the International Association of Music Information Centres.