Specific sector requirements

Participation in ensemble courses is compulsory for students in the baccalaureate of music program.

Ensembles

MUS 3901, MUS 3902, MUS 3903, MUS 3904, MUS 3905, MUS 3906, MUS 3907, MUS 3908, MUS 3909, MUS 3910, MUS 3911, MUS 3912, MUS 3913, MUS 3914, MUS 3915, MUS 3916, MUS 3917, MUS 3918.

A minimum of 12 credits from the above ensemble courses are required. The courses may be repeated each year. Please refer below for details on the specific requirements for each instrument.

In the performance profile, up to 24 ensemble credits may count toward the program requirements. In other profiles (general, musicology/theory, education, piano pedagogy or composition), a maximum of 18 ensemble credits may count toward the program requirements.

Registration in a choir (MUS 3904 or MUS 3905) is compulsory for all first- and second-year students with the exception of students registered in Orchestra (MUS 3901).
In the Performance profile, you must register in ensemble courses in each of the four years according to the requirements of your instrumental sector. In other profiles, registration in ensemble courses is required in only three of the years.

Participation in ensembles outside the School of Music does not fulfill the ensemble requirements of the program. Only the above courses satisfy your program requirements.

Registration to some ensembles may be conditional upon a successful audition. If you are not selected after the audition, you must withdraw from the course.

Instrumental sector requirements

Winds and Brass

  1. MUS 3904 or MUS 3905 for 2 years (normally in the first 2 years of the program);
  2. MUS 3902 for 3 years (4 years in the performance program)

Percussion

  • MUS 3904 or MUS 3905 for 2 years (normally in the first 2 years of the program);
  • MUS 3902 for 3 years (4 years in the performance program)

Voice

  • MUS 2346 (in year 1 or 2)
  • MUS 2350 (in year 1 or 2)
  • MUS 3346 (in year 3 or later)
  • MUS 3350 (in year 3 or later)
  • MUS 3904 or MUS 3905 for 2 years (normally in the first 2 years of the program);
  • MUS 3903 for 2 years (normally in the last two years of the program)

Strings

  • MUS 3901 for 3 years (4 years in the performance program);
  • One ensemble of your choice or MUS 3944

Piano

  • MUS 3904 or MUS 3905 for 2 years (normally in the first 2 years of the program);
  • MUS 3916 for 2 years (normally in the first 2 years of the program);
  • MUS 3917 for 1 year

Guitar

  • MUS 3904 or MUS 3905 for 2 years (normally in the first 2 years of the program);
  • MUS 3907 for 3 years (4 years in the performance program)

Specific information on courses

MUS 2943/3943/4943: Cellists must attend the Thursday courses. Winds, brass and percussion must attend the Friday courses.

MUS 1990 and MUS 2990: Section A is taught in French. Sections B, C and D are taught in English.

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