Music

Music: Introduction

Faculty Affiliation

Music

Degree Programs

Music

MA and PhD

  • Fields:
    • Ethnomusicology;
    • Music and Health Sciences;
    • Music Education;
    • Musicology;
    • Music Theory

Music Performance

MMus

  • Fields:
    • Applied Music and Health;
    • Collaborative Piano;
    • Composition;
    • Conducting;
    • Historical Performance;
    • Instrumental;
    • Jazz;
    • Music Technology and Digital Media;
    • Opera;
    • Piano Pedagogy;
    • Vocal;
    • Vocal Pedagogy
 

DMA

  • Fields:
    • Composition;
    • Performance

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

Overview

A taught graduate degree program at the Faculty of Music was inaugurated in 1954. The Faculty of Music currently offers graduate degrees in 17 areas of concentration and fosters the institutional alliance of all areas of advanced music study. Graduate degrees are offered at both master's and doctoral levels in areas such as composition, ethnomusicology, music education, musicology, and performance. Graduates from all areas of the program occupy leading positions in music departments across Canada and around the world.

Contact and Address

Web: music.utoronto.ca
Email: grad.music@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-5772
Fax: (416) 946-3353

Graduate Department of Music
University of Toronto
Edward Johnson Building
80 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5
Canada

Music: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Albano, Michael
Apfelstadt, Hilary - PhD
Bartel, Lee - BA, BMus, MEd, PhD
Bowen, William - BA, BMus, MA, PhD
Britton, Eliot - PhD
Clark, Caryl - BMus, MA, PhD
Dolloff, Lori Anne - MusB, PhD
Edwards, Darryl - BEd, BMus, MMus, DMA
Elliott, Robin - BMus, MA, PhD
Gould, Elizabeth - BM, MA, MusDoc
Gutsche-Miller, Sarah - PhD
Haines, John - BSc, BA, MA, PhD
Hatzis, Christos - MusM, PhD
Hemmasi, Farzaneh - PhD
Hisama, Ellie - PhD (Dean)
Horst, Sandra - BMus, MM
Huang, Aiyun - DMA
Koga, Midori - BMus, AA, MMus, DMA
Komisaruk, Kevin - BMus, MMus, MusDoc
Kulesha, Gary - AA, ARCT, ARCT
Lee, Sherry - BMus, MMus, PhD
Lockhart, Ellen - PhD
Macdonald, Lorna - BME, MMus
MacKay, Gillian - BMus, MMus, DMA
McClelland, Ryan - BMus, MM, PhD (Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs)
McFadden, Jeffrey - BMus, MusM, MusDoc
McLean, Don - PhD (Dean)
McLeod, Kenneth - AM, PhD
Packman, Jeff - BS, MA, PhD (Associate Dean, Graduate Education)
Palej, Norbert - BM, MM, DMA
Parker, James - BMus, MM, DMA, ARCT
Parker, Mary Ann - BA, MM, PhD, ARCT
Patipatanakoon, Annalee - BAMus
Patrick, Dennis - MusBac, MMus
Philcox, Steven - BM, MM
Pilzer, Joshua David - BA, MA, PhD
Promane, Terry
Rapoport, Alexander - MMus, MusDoc
Reynolds, Jeffrey - BMus, BA, MA, MMus, PhD
Rolston, Shauna - BA, MM
Sallmen, Mark - BM, MA, PhD
Sanger-Kippen, Annette Edith - BAMus, PhD
Suzuki, Kotoka - BM, MusD
Taylor, Daniel - MM
Thaut, Michael - PhD
Vande Moortele, Steven - PhD (Associate Dean, Research)

Members Emeriti

Aide, William - BSc
Beach, David - BA, MusM, PhD

Associate Members

Hennigar, Harcus - BMus, BA
Hetherington, David - BA, ARCT
John, Bina - BM, BE, MM, MusD
Murley, Mike - BFA
Nediger, Charlotte - MMus
Nielsen, Wendy - BMus, MM
Sanborn, Chase
Sicsic, Nancy - MMus
Watts, Camille - BMus

Music: Music MA; Field: Ethnomusicology

Master of Arts (Field: Ethnomusicology)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants to the MA in Music, Ethnomusicology field are accepted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate Bachelor of Arts specialist degree or Bachelor of Music degree from a recognized university, with an average standing equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better over the final two years.

  • Applicants whose undergraduate degrees do not meet this standard may be required to take up to a full year of prerequisite courses.

  • Applicants must submit an essay representative of their work in music history or ethnomusicology.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS1000H Introduction to Music Research I in Year 1

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS1002H Fieldwork Methods and Practicum, offered in alternate years

    • 3.5 of the 6.0 FCEs must be in the discipline; this includes MUS1000H

    • Up to 1.0 FCE may be taken outside of Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or Music Theory (either in the Graduate Department of Music or another graduate unit) with approval of the course and program advising committee.

    • The primary means of evaluating quality are research essays and seminar presentations. MUS1990H MA Major Paper or Project is optional.

  • A course and program advising (CPA) committee will review course selections. The CPA committee will ensure course selections meet the program requirements and are appropriate to the field.

  • Students must maintain a minimum average of A– in Year 1 of the program in order to progress to Year 2.

  • One language other than English is required: this should be relevant to a student's musical and scholarly interests. The chosen language must be approved by the department. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the language requirement in Year 1.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

Music: Music MA; Field: Music and Health Sciences

Master of Arts (Field: Music and Health Sciences)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Therapy degree with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years, or an equivalent program and standing from another recognized university. Applicants who have taken courses in music therapy, psychology, kinesiology, and/or rehabilitation science are preferred. Applicants whose undergraduate degree does not meet this standard may be required to take appropriate prerequisite courses.

  • Selected applicants will be scheduled for an interview. Depending on circumstances, an assigned essay may be substituted for the interview with faculty approval.

  • Two letters of reference commenting on the applicant’s professional performance and promise.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 4.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs] as follows:

    • Required courses (3.0 FCEs)

      • One of the following quantitative methods research courses (0.5 FCE), approved by the advisor:

        • CHL5201H Biostatistics I

        • JOI1287H Introduction to Applied Statistics

        • NUR1075H Introductory Statistics for Health Sciences Research

        • REH1120H Research Methods for Rehabilitation

      • MUS7110H Neurosciences of Music: Scientific Foundations, Clinical Translations (0.5 FCE)

      • MUS7412H Elementary Improvisation Methods (0.5 FCE)

      • Three of the following courses (1.5 FCEs) or other course(s) as approved by the department:

        • MUS4248H Optimizing the Singing Mind

        • MUS4613H Performance Techniques for Hospice Palliative Care

        • MUS7400H Introduction to Music and Health Care

        • MUS7406H Music Psychology

        • MUS7407H0 Clinical Research Practicum

        • MUS7415H Topics in Music and Health I

        • MUS7416H Topics in Music and Health II

    • Elective courses (1.0 FCE) from health-related music courses or from health-related departments as approved by the advisor. Students may choose to enrol in a recommended collaborative specialization during their study, such as the Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course or the Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience. The course(s) taken as part of the collaborative specialization may count towards this elective requirement.

  • All students are assigned a faculty advisor.

  • Students must pass, by the end of Year 1, a comprehensive examination (oral) in music and health, based on four selected essays representing a cohesive research direction. Two attempts to complete the exam are permitted. If the second attempt is unsuccessful, the department will recommend termination of the student’s program.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music MA; Field: Music Education

Master of Arts (Field: Music Education)

Students may complete the degree program full-time or part-time.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Toronto with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years, or an equivalent program and standing from another recognized university. Applicants whose undergraduate degree does not meet this standard may be required to take appropriate prerequisite courses.

  • Applicants will normally have two years of teaching experience, although this requirement may be waived at the discretion of the department.

  • An interview with the Music Education faculty must be scheduled whenever possible. With faculty approval, an assigned essay may be substituted for the interview.

  • Appropriate letters of reference commenting on professional performance and promise are also required.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • A minimum of 2.5 FCEs in Music Education, including MUS2111H Introduction to Research in Music Education and MUS2151H Philosophy and Music Education.

    • Elective courses may be chosen from the MA/PhD/MMus/DMA courses of instruction and/or other graduate courses available in the University, subject to the approval of the department.

    • A major essay (MUS2990Y0) may be substituted for 1.0 FCE with the approval of the department.

  • Pass a comprehensive examination in music education (written and oral). Students must successfully complete the comprehensive exam by the end of Year 1. Students are permitted two attempts to complete the exam. If students are unsuccessful in their second attempt at the comprehensive exam, the department will make a recommendation for program termination.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
6 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music MA; Field: Musicology

Master of Arts (Field: Musicology)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants to the MA in Music, Musicology field are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate Bachelor of Arts specialist degree or Bachelor of Music degree from a recognized university, with an average standing equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better over the final two years. Applicants whose undergraduate degrees do not meet this standard may be required to take up to a full year of prerequisite courses.

  • Applicants must submit an essay representative of their work in music history.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS1000H Introduction to Music Research I in Year 1.

    • 3.0 of the 6.0 FCEs must be in the discipline; this includes MUS1000H.

    • Up to 1.0 FCE may be taken outside of Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or Music Theory (either in the Graduate Department of Music or another graduate unit) with approval of the course and program advising (CPA) committee.

    • The primary means of evaluating quality are research essays and seminar presentations. MUS1990H MA Major Paper or Project is optional.

    • A CPA committee will review course selections. The CPA committee will ensure course selections meet the program requirements and are appropriate to the field.

  • One language other than English is required. The default language at the MA level is German. Students may petition to substitute another language if it is more relevant to their research. Petitions must be submitted to the Division Head (Musicology or Music Theory) by the end of the first session of Year 1. Information on petitioning is available at the Faculty of Music Graduate Studies Office.

    Students can fulfil the language requirement in one of the following three ways:

    • Complete GER300H at U of T or its equivalent from another university with a minimum grade of B+; or

    • Complete GER6000H; or

    • Pass a proficiency exam set by the Division.

  • Students must maintain a minimum average of A– in Year 1 in order to progress to Year 2.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

Music: Music MA; Field: Music Theory

Master of Arts (Field: Music Theory)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants to the MA in Music, Music Theory field are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate Bachelor of Arts specialist degree or Bachelor of Music degree from a recognized university, with an average standing equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better over the final two years.

  • Applicants must submit an essay that represents their work in music theory.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS1000H Introduction to Music Research in Year 1.

    • A minimum of 3.0 FCEs in graduate courses in music theory; at least two of these (2.0 FCEs) must be graduate-only seminars.

    • Up to 1.0 FCE may be taken outside of musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory (either in the Graduate Department of Music or another graduate unit) with approval of the department.

    • MUS1990H MA Major Paper or Project (0.5 FCE) is optional.

    • A course and program advising (CPA) committee will review course selections. The CPA committee will ensure course selections meet the requirements of the program and are appropriate to the field.

  • One language other than English is required. The default language at the MA level is German. Students may petition to substitute another language if it is more relevant to their research. Petitions must be submitted to the Division Head (Musicology or Music Theory) by the end of the first session of Year 1. Information on petitioning is available at the Faculty of Music Graduate Studies Office.

    Students can fulfil the language requirement in one of the following three ways:

    • Complete GER300H at U of T or its equivalent from another university with a minimum grade of B+; or

    • Complete GER6000H; or

    • Pass a proficiency exam set by the Division.

  • Students must maintain a minimum average of A– in Year 1 in order to progress to Year 2.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

Music: Music PhD; Field: Ethnomusicology

Doctor of Philosophy (Field: Ethnomusicology)

Applicants may enter the PhD program via one of two routes: 1) following completion of an appropriate master's degree or 2) direct entry following completion an appropriate bachelor’s degree.

 

PhD Program

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • The PhD in Music, Ethnomusicology field is a research degree. Applicants must hold a master's degree with specialization in ethnomusicology, musicology, or music theory, but may also be in a cognate field such as anthropology or cultural studies. Applicants must have an average standing of B+ or better.

  • An essay of approximately 3,000 words which demonstrates their ability to handle a research problem.

  • Applicants, whether from the University of Toronto or elsewhere, may be interviewed by the department.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students holding a master's degree specializing in musicology, ethnomusicology, or theory must fulfil the following requirements by the end of Year 2:

    • 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS1250H PhD Seminar, taken in the first session

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS1997H0 Research in Ethnomusicology

      • 1.0 FCE in graduate-only seminars in ethnomusicology

      • 1.0 FCE in electives, of which 0.5 FCE may be taken outside of musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory (either in the Graduate Department of Music or another graduate unit). With approval from the course and program advising (CPA) committee, one 0.5 FCE course may be deferred to the first session of Year 2.

    • Coursework should be completed during Year 1 with an average grade of at least A–. The exception is MUS1997H0 Research in Ethnomusicology, which lays the groundwork for the field examination and the dissertation: this course must be started at the beginning of the second session of Year 1 and completed by the end of the first session of Year 2.

    • The CPA committee will review course selections to ensure that they meet the requirements of the program and are appropriate to the field. The department may prescribe additional courses if it is felt they are necessary to develop the knowledge and skills required for a student's proposed subject of study.

  • Advanced oral and reading knowledge of a language other than English is required: this should be relevant to a student's musical and scholarly interests. The department may also require competence in additional languages deemed necessary for a proposed area of research. Language requirements must be completed successfully by the end of Year 2.

  • Supervisor. During Year 1, students are expected to discuss their interests, expectations, and research objectives with faculty members. An appropriate supervisor of MUS1997H0 must then be agreed upon. The supervisor will be primarily responsible for determining the structure and content of MUS1997H0, which will include a research paper.

  • A set of three comprehensive exams in (1) contemporary issues, (2) history of the field, and (3) repertoire, to be taken at the beginning of Year 2.

    • Students are permitted two attempts to complete each exam. A second attempt must take place at the beginning of the second session. If students are unsuccessful in their second attempt at the comprehensive exam, the department will make a recommendation for program termination.

  • Students must prepare a thesis and will defend it at a Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • The residency requirement for all students is three years, whereby students must be on campus full-time and consequently in geographical proximity to be able to participate fully in the University activities associated with the program.

Program Length

4 years

Time Limit

6 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

 

PhD Program (Direct-Entry)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • The PhD in Music, Ethnomusicology field is a research degree. Exceptional students may be admitted directly to the doctoral stream with an appropriate bachelor's degree (direct entry). Applicants must have an average standing of A– or better.

  • An essay of approximately 3,000 words which demonstrates their ability to handle a research problem.

  • Applicants, whether from the University of Toronto or elsewhere, may be interviewed by the department.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Year 1: complete 3.0 FCEs, exclusive of MUS1250H and MUS1997H0. Students must maintain an average grade of at least A– in order to continue with the doctorate; otherwise, the student will be required to transfer into the master's program. Successful direct entry students go on to Year 2.

    • Years 2 and 3: 3.0 FCEs as follows:

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS1250H PhD Seminar, taken in the first session of Year 2.

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS1997H0 Research in Ethnomusicology lays the groundwork for the field examination and the dissertation. This course must be started at the beginning of the second session of Year 2 and completed by the end of the first session of Year 3.

      • 1.0 FCE in graduate-only seminars in ethnomusicology.

      • 1.0 FCE in electives, of which 0.5 FCE may be taken outside of musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory (either in the Graduate Department of Music or another graduate unit). With approval from the course and program advising (CPA) committee, one 0.5 FCE course may be deferred to the first session of Year 2.

      • All course requirements must be completed by the end of Year 3.

    • The CPA committee will review course selections to ensure that they meet the requirements of the program and are appropriate to the field. The department may prescribe additional courses if it is felt they are necessary to develop the knowledge and skills required for a student's proposed subject of study.

  • Students must complete an intermediate-level language examination in Year 1. Advanced oral and reading knowledge of a language other than English is required: this should be relevant to the student's musical and scholarly interests. The department may also require competence in additional languages deemed necessary for a proposed area of research. Language requirements must be completed successfully by the end of Year 3.

  • Supervisor. During Year 1, students are expected to discuss their interests, expectations, and research objectives with faculty members. An appropriate supervisor of MUS1997H0 must then be agreed upon. The supervisor will be primarily responsible for determining the structure and content of MUS1997H0, which will include a research paper.

  • A set of three comprehensive exams in (1) contemporary issues, (2) history of the field, and (3) repertoire, to be taken at the beginning of Year 3.

    • Students are permitted two attempts to complete each exam. A second attempt must take place at the beginning of the second session. If students are unsuccessful in their second attempt at the comprehensive exam, the department will make a recommendation for program termination.

  • Students must prepare a thesis and will defend it at a Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • The residency requirement for all students is three years, whereby students must be on campus full-time and consequently in geographical proximity to be able to participate fully in the University activities associated with the program.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music PhD; Field: Music and Health Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy (Field: Music and Health Sciences)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants must hold a four-year bachelor’s degree, either in music (or with a musical credential [e.g., ARCT]) or music therapy, plus a field-related master’s degree (e.g., master of music, master of music therapy, master’s degree in a health field such as kinesiology, neuroscience, or speech-language pathology). Applicants must have a standing of B+ or better, from the University of Toronto, or an equivalent degree and standing from another recognized university.

  • An interview with Music and Health faculty members whenever possible. With faculty approval, an assigned essay may be substituted for the interview.

  • Appropriate letters of reference commenting on the applicant's professional experience and academic ability.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Required courses (4.0 FCEs):

      • MUS7995YMusic and Health Doctoral Research Project (1.0 FCE)

      • Two of the following quantitative methods research courses (1.0 FCE), approved by the advisor:

        • CHL5201H Biostatistics I

        • NUR1075H Introductory Statistics for Health Sciences Research

        • REH1120H Research Methods for Rehabilitation

        • JOI1287H Introduction to Applied Statistics

      • Four of the following courses (2.0 FCEs) or other course(s) as approved by the department:

        • MUS4248H Optimizing the Singing Mind

        • MUS4613H Performance Techniques for Hospice Palliative Care

        • MUS7110H Neurosciences of Music: Scientific Foundations, Clinical Translations

        • MUS7406H Music Psychology

        • MUS7407H0 Clinical Research Practicum

        • MUS7412H Elementary Improvisation Methods

        • MUS7415H Topics in Music and Health I

        • MUS7416H Topics in Music and Health II

    • Elective courses (2.0 FCEs) from the Faculty of Music or related departments as approved by the advisor. Students in the Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course or the Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience may use the core course(s) from the collaborative specialization for these electives.

  • Residence. Students must be registered full-time, on campus for a minimum of six sessions, in order to be in such geographical proximity as to be able to participate fully in the department's activities associated with the program.

  • Language requirements, if any, will be established by the student's advisory committee, based on specific research needs.

  • Supervision. As early as possible in Year 2, the student will submit a thesis proposal that must be approved by the end of that year. On approval of the proposal by the Music and Health Sciences division, a principal advisor and an advisory committee of at least three members (including the advisor as chair) will be appointed. The committee will meet with the student at least two times each academic year.

  • Students must complete a comprehensive examination successfully by the end of Year 2. Students are permitted two attempts to complete the exam. If the second attempt is unsuccessful, the department will recommend termination of the student's program.

  • Thesis. Upon successful completion of the field examination, the candidate proceeds to complete an oral defence of the thesis proposal, a thesis, and an oral defence of the thesis.

  • Following successful completion of the comprehensive exam, a thesis supervisory committee is formed. The committee membership must be approved by the Academic Dean of Graduate Studies and should include at least one member from the Faculty of Music. The supervisor may be from an appropriate department. The supervisory committee must approve the thesis proposal. Thesis research involving facilities or research participants in other departments (e.g., fMRI scanning or use of hospital patients) must be approved by the Director of the Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC).

Program Length

4 years full-time

Time Limit

6 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music PhD; Field: Music Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Field: Music Education)

The PhD program in Music, Music Education field may be completed as a full-time program or a flexible-time program.

 

PhD Program

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants must hold a master's degree specializing in Music Education from the University of Toronto with an average standing of B+ or better, or an equivalent degree and standing from another recognized university.

  • An interview with the Music Education faculty must be scheduled whenever possible.

  • An assigned essay may be substituted for the interview with faculty approval.

  • At the discretion of the faculty, applicants may be required to provide a videotape of their teaching expertise.

  • Appropriate letters of reference commenting on the applicant's teaching experience, music performance ability, and academic ability.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including:

    • At least 2.0 FCEs (including MUS2995Y0 Music Education Doctoral Research Project) must be taken from the departmental offerings in music education.

    • The balance of the student's required program must be approved by the department and may include courses from the MA/MMus/PhD/DMA list and/or from another graduate unit.

    • At the department's discretion, the student may receive credit for up to 3.0 FCEs from an acceptable master's degree program.

  • Residence. Students must be registered full-time and on campus full-time for two years in order to be in such geographical proximity to be able to participate fully in the department's activities associated with the program.

  • Language requirements, if any, will be established by the student's advisory committee, based on specific research needs.

  • Supervision. As early as possible in Year 2, the student will submit a thesis proposal which must be approved by the end of that year. On approval of the proposal by the Music Education division of the department, a principal advisor and an advisory committee of at least three members (including the advisor as chair) will be appointed. The committee will meet with the student at least two times each academic year.

  • Students must successfully complete a comprehensive exam by the end of Year 2. Students are permitted two attempts to complete the exam. If students are unsuccessful in their second attempt at the comprehensive exam, the department will make a recommendation for program termination.

  • Thesis. Upon successful completion of the comprehensive examination, the candidate proceeds to complete an oral defence of the thesis proposal, a thesis, and an oral defence of the thesis.

Program Length

4 years full-time

Time Limit

6 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

 

PhD Program (Flexible-Time)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • The flexible-time option is offered to practising professionals whose employment or other professional work is related to their research or study interests.

  • Applicants to the flexible-time PhD program option must apply specifically to this program to be considered.

  • The admission, course, and degree requirements for the flexible-time option are identical to those listed for the full-time PhD program.

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants must hold a master's degree specializing in Music Education from the University of Toronto with an average standing of B+ or better, or an equivalent degree and standing from another recognized university.

  • An interview with the Music Education faculty must be scheduled whenever possible.

  • An assigned essay may be substituted for the interview with faculty approval.

  • At the discretion of the faculty, applicants may be required to provide a videotape of their teaching expertise.

  • Appropriate letters of reference commenting on the applicant's teaching experience, music performance ability, and academic ability.

  • Students who are considering the flexible-time PhD should ensure that they have adequate time on campus to attend classes and to fulfil the academic requirements of a PhD program.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including:

    • At least 2.0 FCEs (including MUS2995Y0 Music Education Doctoral Research Project) must be taken from the departmental offerings in music education.

    • The balance of the student's required program must be approved by the department and may include courses from the MA/MMus/PhD/DMA list and/or from another graduate unit.

    • At the department's discretion, the student may receive credit for up to 3.0 FCEs from an acceptable master's degree program.

  • Residence. Students must be registered full-time and on campus full-time for two years in order to be in such geographical proximity to be able to participate fully in the department's activities associated with the program.

  • Language requirements, if any, will be established by the student's advisory committee, based on specific research needs.

  • Supervision. As early as possible in Year 2, the student will submit a thesis proposal which must be approved by the end of that year. On approval of the proposal by the Music Education division of the department, a principal advisor and an advisory committee of at least three members (including the advisor as chair) will be appointed. The committee will meet with the student at least two times each academic year.

  • Students must successfully complete a comprehensive exam by the end of Year 2. Students are permitted two attempts to complete the exam. If students are unsuccessful in their second attempt at the comprehensive exam, the department will make a recommendation for program termination.

  • Thesis. Upon successful completion of the comprehensive examination, the candidate proceeds to complete an oral defence of the thesis proposal, a thesis, and an oral defence of the thesis.

  • As governed by University of Toronto regulations, flexible-time students must be registered full-time and pay full-time fees for four years, and may apply to be registered part-time thereafter. The program requirements will be the same as those required for the full-time PhD. The difference is that students enrolled in the flexible-time PhD will have the flexibility of a part-time course load and will have an overall time limit to completion of eight years.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music PhD; Field: Musicology

Doctor of Philosophy (Field: Musicology)

Applicants may enter the PhD program via one of two routes: 1) following completion of an appropriate master's degree or 2) direct entry following completion an appropriate bachelor’s degree.

 

PhD Program

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • The PhD in Music, Musicology field is a research degree. Applicants must hold a master's degree with specialization in musicology, ethnomusicology, or theory, and must have an average standing of B+ or better.

  • Applicants must submit an essay of approximately 3,000 words which demonstrates their ability to handle a research problem.

  • Applicants, whether from the University of Toronto or elsewhere, may be interviewed by the department.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students holding a master's degree specializing in musicology, ethnomusicology, or theory must fulfil the following requirements:

    • A minimum of 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS1250H PhD Seminar is taken in the first session

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS1999H0 Research in Musicology

      • 1.0 FCE in graduate-only seminars in musicology

      • 1.0 FCE in electives, of which 0.5 FCE may be taken outside of Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Music Theory (either in the Graduate Department of Music or another graduate unit). With approval from the CPA committee, one 0.5 FCE course may be deferred to the first session of Year 2.

    • Coursework should be completed during Year 1 with an average grade of at least A–. The exception is MUS1999H0, which lays the groundwork for the field examination and the dissertation: this course must be started at the beginning of the second session of Year 1 and completed by the end of the first session of Year 2.

    • A course and program advising (CPA) committee will review course selections. The CPA committee will ensure course selections meet the requirements of the program and are appropriate to the field. Students may be required to take additional courses or acquire other skills to meet the needs of their proposed subjects of study.

  • A set of three (written) comprehensive exams in (1) contemporary issues, (2) history of the field, and (3) repertoire, to be taken at the beginning of Year 2.

    • Students are permitted two attempts to complete each exam. A second attempt must take place at the beginning of the second session. If students are unsuccessful in their second attempt at the comprehensive exam, the department will make a recommendation for program termination.

  • Two research languages in addition to English are required: one secondary and one primary. The goal is to have all language requirements fulfilled by the end of Year 2.

    • The secondary language requirement is the same as the MA language requirement. The default language for the secondary language requirement is German. Students who wish to choose languages other than German must submit a petition to the Division Head (either Musicology or Music Theory) by the end of the first session of Year 1. Students can fulfil the secondary language requirement in one of the following three ways:

      • Complete GER300H at U of T or its equivalent from another university, with a minimum grade of B+; or

      • Complete GER6000H; or

      • Pass a proficiency exam set by the Division.

    • Students who have fulfilled the MA language requirement at U of T may count this as the secondary language or use it as a stepping stone towards the primary language. Students are expected to complete the secondary language requirement by the end of Year 1.

    • The primary language requirement involves advanced reading proficiency in the chosen language. Students who wish to choose languages other than German must submit a petition to the Division Head (either Musicology or Music Theory) by the end of the first session of Year 1. Information on petitioning is available at the Faculty of Music Graduate Studies Office. Students can fulfil the secondary language requirement in one of the following three ways:

      • Complete a 400-level language course at U of T or its equivalent from another university, with a minimum grade of B+; or

      • Pass a proficiency exam set by the Division; or

      • Pass an exam in another graduate unit by arrangement through the Graduate Department of Music.

  • Students are allowed two attempts at the in-house exam, after which they must take a language course at the appropriate MA or PhD level. All language requirements must be completed by the end of Year 3. Exceptions are granted only in extenuating circumstances and by petition.

  • Students must prepare a thesis under the direction of an advisor and a committee and will defend it at a Doctoral Final Oral Examination. The thesis, including bibliography and appendices, should ideally be between 75,000 and 80,000 words in length. The department will not consider a thesis that exceeds 100,000 words.

  • The residency requirement for all students is two years, whereby students must be on campus full-time and consequently in geographical proximity to be able to participate fully in the University activities associated with the program.

Program Length

4 years

Time Limit

6 years

 

PhD Program (Direct-Entry)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • The PhD in Music, Musicology field is a research degree. Exceptional students may be admitted directly to the doctoral stream with an appropriate bachelor's degree (direct entry). Applicants must have an average standing of A– or better.

  • Applicants must submit an essay of approximately 3,000 words which demonstrates their ability to handle a research problem.

  • Applicants, whether from the University of Toronto or elsewhere, may be interviewed by the department.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 3.0 FCEs at the graduate level in Year 1 with a minimum average of A–. The exception is MUS1999H0, which lays the groundwork for the field examination and the dissertation: this course must be started at the beginning of the second session of Year 1 and completed by the end of the first session of Year 2.

    • An intermediate-level language exam in Year 1. All language requirements must be completed by Year 3.

    • Following successful completion of Year 1, students must then complete all program requirements of the four-year PhD program.

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS1250H PhD Seminar, taken in the first session of Year 2.

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS1999H0 Research in Musicology.

    • 1.0 FCE in graduate-only seminars in musicology.

    • 1.0 FCE in electives, of which 0.5 FCE may be taken outside of Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Music Theory (either in the Graduate Department of Music or another graduate unit). With approval from the course and program advising (CPA) committee, one 0.5 FCE course may be deferred to the first session of Year 2.

    • The CPA committee will review course selections, ensuring that course selections meet the requirements of the program and are appropriate to the field. Students may be required to take additional courses or acquire other skills to meet the needs of their proposed subjects of study.

  • A set of three (written) comprehensive exams in (1) contemporary issues, (2) history of the field, and (3) repertoire, to be taken at the beginning of Year 3.

    • Students are permitted two attempts to complete each exam. A second attempt must take place at the beginning of the second session. If students are unsuccessful in their second attempt at the comprehensive exam, the department will make a recommendation for program termination.

  • Two research languages in addition to English are required: one secondary and one primary. The goal is to have all language requirements fulfilled by the end of Year 2.

    • The secondary language requirement is the same as the MA language requirement. The default language for the secondary language requirement is German. Students who wish to choose languages other than German must submit a petition to the Division Head (either Musicology or Music Theory) by the end of the first session of Year 1. Students can fulfil the secondary language requirement in one of the following three ways:

      • Complete GER300H at U of T or its equivalent from another university, with a minimum grade of B+; or

      • Complete GER6000H; or

      • Pass a proficiency exam set by the Division.

    • Students who have fulfilled the MA language requirement at U of T may count this as the secondary language or use it as a stepping stone towards the primary language. Students are expected to complete the secondary language requirement by the end of Year 1.

    • The primary language requirement involves advanced reading proficiency in the chosen language. Students who wish to choose languages other than German must submit a petition to the Division Head (either Musicology or Music Theory) by the end of the first session of Year 1. Information on petitioning is available at the Faculty of Music Graduate Studies Office. Students can fulfil the secondary language requirement in one of the following three ways:

      • Complete a 400-level language course at U of T or its equivalent from another university, with a minimum grade of B+; or

      • Pass a proficiency exam set by the Division; or

      • Pass an exam in another graduate unit by arrangement through the Graduate Department of Music.

  • Students are allowed two attempts at the in-house exam, after which they must take a language course at the appropriate MA or PhD level. All language requirements must be completed by the end of Year 3. Exceptions are granted only in extenuating circumstances and by petition.

  • Students must prepare a thesis under the direction of an advisor and a committee and will defend it at a Doctoral Final Oral Examination. The thesis, including bibliography and appendices, should ideally be between 75,000 and 80,000 words in length. The department will not consider a thesis that exceeds 100,000 words.

  • The residency requirement for all students is two years, whereby students must be on campus full-time and consequently in geographical proximity to be able to participate fully in the University activities associated with the program.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music PhD; Field: Music Theory

Doctor of Philosophy (Field: Music Theory)

Applicants may enter the PhD program via one of two routes: 1) following completion of an appropriate master's degree or 2) direct entry following completion a bachelor’s degree.

 

PhD Program

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • The PhD in Music, Music Theory field is a research degree. Applicants must hold a master's degree with appropriate specialization (normally music theory or musicology), and must have an average standing of B+ or better.

  • Applicants must submit an essay of approximately 3,000 words pertaining to music theory and which demonstrates their ability to handle a research problem.

  • Applicants, whether from the University of Toronto or elsewhere, may be interviewed by the department.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete of a minimum of 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including:

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS1250H PhD Seminar (taken in the first session).

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS3997H0 Research in Music Theory.

    • 1.0 FCE in graduate-only seminars in music theory.

    • 1.0 FCE in electives, of which 0.5 FCE may be taken outside of musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory (either in the Graduate Department of Music or another graduate unit). With approval from the CPA committee, one 0.5 FCE course may be deferred to the first session of Year 2.

    • Coursework should be completed during Year 1 with an average grade of at least A–. The exception is MUS3997H0 Research in Music Theory, which lays the groundwork for the field examination and dissertation: this course must be started at the beginning of the second session of Year 1 and completed by the end of the first session of Year 2.

    • Students may be required to take additional courses or acquire other skills to meet the needs of their proposed subjects of study.

    • A course and program advising (CPA) committee will review course selections. The CPA committee will ensure course selections meet the requirements of the program and are appropriate to the field.

  • A set of three (written) comprehensive exams in (1) history of the field; (2) current issues in the field; and (3) repertoire and analysis, to be taken at the beginning of Year 2.

    • Students are permitted two attempts to complete each exam. A second attempt must take place at the beginning of the second session. If the second attempt is unsuccessful, the department will recommend termination of the student's program.

  • Two research languages in addition to English are required: one secondary and one primary. The goal is to have all language requirements fulfilled by the end of Year 2.

    • The secondary language requirement is the same as the MA language requirement. The default language for the secondary language requirement is German. Students who wish to choose languages other than German must submit a petition to the Division Head (either Musicology or Music Theory) by the end of the first session of Year 1. Students can fulfil the secondary language requirement in one of the following three ways:

      • Complete GER300H at U of T or its equivalent from another university, with a minimum grade of B+; or

      • Complete GER6000H; or

      • Pass a proficiency exam set by the Division.

    • Students who have fulfilled the MA language requirement at U of T may count this as the secondary language or use it as a stepping stone towards the primary language. Students are expected to complete the secondary language requirement by the end of Year 1.

    • The primary language requirement involves advanced reading proficiency in the chosen language. Students who wish to choose languages other than German must submit a petition to the Division Head (either Musicology or Music Theory) by the end of the first session of Year 1. Information on petitioning is available at the Faculty of Music Graduate Studies Office. Students can fulfil the primary language requirement in one of the following three ways:

      • Complete a 400-level language course at U of T or its equivalent from another university, with a minimum grade of B+; or

      • Pass a proficiency exam set by the Division; or

      • Pass an exam in another graduate unit by arrangement through the Graduate Department of Music.

  • Students are allowed two attempts at the in-house exam, after which they must take a language course at the appropriate MA or PhD level. All language requirements must be completed by the end of Year 3. Exceptions are granted only in extenuating circumstances and by petition.

  • Students must prepare a thesis under the direction of an advisor and a committee and will defend it at a Doctoral Final Oral Examination. The thesis, including bibliography and appendices, should ideally be between 75,000 and 80,000 words in length. The department will not consider a thesis that exceeds 100,000 words.

  • The residency requirement for all students is two years, whereby students must be on campus full-time and consequently in geographical proximity to be able to participate fully in the University activities associated with the program.

Program Length

4 years

Time Limit

6 years

 

PhD Program (Direct-Entry)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • The PhD in Music, Music Theory field is a research degree. Exceptional students may be admitted directly to the doctoral stream with an appropriate four-year University of Toronto bachelor's degree (normally in music theory or musicology), or its equivalent from a recognized university, with at least an A– average in courses.

  • Applicants must submit an essay of approximately 3,000 words pertaining to music theory and which demonstrates their ability to handle a research problem.

  • Applicants, whether from the University of Toronto or elsewhere, may be interviewed by the department.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 3.0 FCEs at the graduate level in Year 1 with a minimum average of A–. The exception is MUS3997H0 Research in Music Theory, which lays the groundwork for the field examination and dissertation: this course must be started at the beginning of the second session of Year 1 and completed by the end of the first session of Year 2.

    • An intermediate-level language exam in Year 1. All language requirements must be completed by Year 3.

    • Following successful completion of Year 1, students must then complete all program requirements of the four-year PhD program.

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS1250H PhD Seminar, taken in the first session of Year 2.

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS3997H0 Research in Music Theory.

    • 1.0 FCE in graduate-only seminars in music theory.

    • 1.0 FCE in electives, of which 0.5 FCE may be taken outside of musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory (either in the Graduate Department of Music or another graduate unit). With approval from the CPA committee, one 0.5 FCE course may be deferred to the first session of Year 2.

    • Students may be required to take additional courses or acquire other skills to meet the needs of their proposed subjects of study.

    • A course and program advising (CPA) committee will review course selections. The CPA committee will ensure course selections meet the requirements of the program and are appropriate to the field.

  • A set of three (written) comprehensive exams in (1) history of the field; (2) current issues in the field; and (3) repertoire and analysis, to be taken at the beginning of Year 3.

    • Students are permitted two attempts to complete each exam. A second attempt must take place at the beginning of the second session. If the second attempt is unsuccessful, the department will recommend termination of the student's program.

  • Two research languages in addition to English are required: one secondary and one primary. The goal is to have all language requirements fulfilled by the end of Year 2.

    • The secondary language requirement is the same as the MA language requirement. The default language for the secondary language requirement is German. Students who wish to choose languages other than German must submit a petition to the Division Head (either Musicology or Music Theory) by the end of the first session of Year 1. Students can fulfil the secondary language requirement in one of the following three ways:

      • Complete GER300H at U of T or its equivalent from another university, with a minimum grade of B+; or

      • Complete GER6000H; or

      • Pass a proficiency exam set by the Division.

    • Students who have fulfilled the MA language requirement at U of T may count this as the secondary language or use it as a stepping stone towards the primary language. Students are expected to complete the secondary language requirement by the end of Year 1.

    • The primary language requirement involves advanced reading proficiency in the chosen language. Students who wish to choose languages other than German must submit a petition to the Division Head (either Musicology or Music Theory) by the end of the first session of Year 1. Information on petitioning is available at the Faculty of Music Graduate Studies Office. Students can fulfil the primary language requirement in one of the following three ways:

      • Complete a 400-level language course at U of T or its equivalent from another university, with a minimum grade of B+; or

      • Pass a proficiency exam set by the Division; or

      • Pass an exam in another graduate unit by arrangement through the Graduate Department of Music.

  • Students are allowed two attempts at the in-house exam, after which they must take a language course at the appropriate MA or PhD level. All language requirements must be completed by the end of Year 3. Exceptions are granted only in extenuating circumstances and by petition.

  • Students must prepare a thesis under the direction of an advisor and a committee and will defend it at a Doctoral Final Oral Examination. The thesis, including bibliography and appendices, should ideally be between 75,000 and 80,000 words in length. The department will not consider a thesis that exceeds 100,000 words.

  • The residency requirement for all students is two years, whereby students must be on campus full-time and consequently in geographical proximity to be able to participate fully in the University activities associated with the program.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

Music: Music MA, PhD; Fields: Ethnomusicology and Musicology Courses

Final course offerings may vary. Students should consult the departmental handbook.

MUS1000H
Introduction to Music Research I
MUS1002H
Fieldwork Methods and Practicum
MUS1042H
The Ballets Russes
MUS1055H
Oratorio
MUS1056H
Approaches to Meaning in the Renaissance Motet
MUS1057H
Performing Politics: Individuality and the Collective in Music and Dance
MUS1058H
Music and Politics
MUS1059H
Ars Nova
MUS1061H
Performance Space in Seventeenth-Century Music
MUS1065H
Music History Pedagogy
MUS1066H
Music and the Racial and Ethnic Imaginations
MUS1069H Remix Music, from Analogue to Digital
MUS1070H Music, Genre, and Variation
MUS1131H Popular Music and the Immaterial: From Spirituality to Virtuality
MUS1132H Community-Engaged Music Archiving
MUS1134H
Music, Capital, Markets, and Industries
MUS1135H Music, Sound, and the Environment
MUS1137H Nationalism in Music and Dance
MUS1140H
Romantic Musings on the Middle Ages
MUS1141H Ethnomusicology of Voice
MUS1144H
Music in the Films of Sir Alfred Hitchcock
MUS1145H Sonic Innovations in Black Popular Musics
MUS1146H Geographies of Opera: Wagner and Puccini
MUS1147H Music After the DJ, from Soundsystems to Serato
MUS1149H
Jews' Sonic Worlds from Early Modernity to the Present
MUS1150H Music and Land: Sounds of Belonging and Exclusion
MUS1169H
Listening to Cities: Music, Sound, and Noise in Urban Environments
MUS1223H
Virtuosity in Baroque Music
MUS1234H
Health, Aging and Popular Music
MUS1235H
Topics in Music and the History of Medicine
MUS1236H
Haydn
MUS1240H
Diegetic Music in Film
MUS1246H
Music and Colonialism
MUS1250H
PhD Seminar
MUS1254H
Critical Approaches to Popular Music
MUS1255H Issues in Music and Philosophy
MUS1258H Keywords in African Sound
MUS1260H
Music and the Enlightenment
MUS1267H
Popular Music and Identity
MUS1270H
Music and East Asian Modernity
MUS1271H
Music and Circulation
MUS1272H
19th Century Music and Discourses of Nature
MUS1275H
Sound and Music in the Middle East
MUS1276H
Music and Material Culture
MUS1277H
Ethnomusicology and Cultural Geography
MUS1278H
Music and Cultures of Listening in Late Modernity
MUS1279H
Ethnomusicology without Music
MUS1280H
Analysis and its Futures in Ethnomusicology
MUS1281H Ethnomusicology Dissertation Writing Seminar
MUS1317H
Music in Canada
MUS1990H
MA Major Paper or Project
MUS1997H0
Research in Ethnomusicology
MUS1998H
Individual Reading and Research
MUS1999H0
Research in Musicology

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music MA, PhD; Field: Music and Health Sciences Courses

MUS7110H
Neurosciences of Music: Scientific Foundations, Clinical Translations
MUS7199H0
Special Research Topic in Music and Health
MUS7400H
Introduction to Music and Health Care
MUS7405H
Health in Music Performance
MUS7406H
Music Psychology
MUS7407H0 Clinical Research Practicum
MUS7412H Elementary Improvisation Methods
MUS7415H
Topics in Music and Health
MUS7416H
Topics in Music and Health II
MUS7995Y0
Music and Health Doctoral Research Project
MUS7998H0
Readings in Advanced Topics in Music and Health

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music MA, PhD; Field: Music Education Courses

MUS2001H
Music in Cultural Perspective
MUS2004H
Music in Childhood
MUS2010H
Music and Social Movements
MUS2111H
Introduction to Research in Music Education
MUS2112H
Advanced Topics in Research in Music Education
(prerequisite: MUS2111H)
MUS2113H
Musically Queer
MUS2115H
Truth and Reconciliation
MUS2116H Moral Economy of Death in Music, Education, and Pedagogy
MUS2117H Sound Studies and Music Education
MUS2132H
Jazz Education
MUS2151H
Philosophy and Music Education
MUS2160H
Contemporary Perspectives in Music Education
MUS2167H
Curriculum Inquiry
MUS2175H
Teacher Perspectives in Music Education
MUS2176H
Social Psychology of Music
MUS2185H
Curriculum and Instruction in Instrumental Music
MUS2186H
(Un)popular Music Education
MUS2199H0
Special Topics in Music Education
MUS2203H
Development of the Wind Band
MUS2222H
Conducting and Teaching Choral Music I
MUS2223H
Conducting and Teaching Choral Music II
MUS2990Y0
MA Major Essay (Music Education)
MUS2995Y0
Music Education Doctoral Research Project
MUS2998H
Reading in Advanced Topics in Music Education
MUS3231H Conducting for Composers
MUS7406H
Music Psychology
MUS7412H
Elementary Improvisation Methods

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music MA, PhD; Field: Music Theory Courses

MUS1250H
PhD Seminar
MUS1990H
MA Major Paper
MUS1998H
Individual Reading and Research
MUS3101H
Seminar in Schenkerian Analysis I
MUS3113H
Symphonic Modernisms, 1900–1925
MUS3232H
Romantic Form
MUS3243H The Music of Elliott Carter
MUS3245H
Music of Ligeti and Lutoslawski
MUS3248H
Current Compositional Practices
MUS3251H Late Schubert
MUS3261H Theory and Analysis of Popular Music
MUS3306H
Pedagogy of Music Theory
MUS3309H
Brahms: Symphonies and Chamber Music
MUS3316H
Cognitive Perspectives in Music Theory
MUS3403H
Theory and Analysis of Atonal Music
MUS3404H
Extended Tonal Techniques in Twentieth-Century Music
MUS3405H
Topics in the History of Music Theory: 1600–1950
MUS3412H
Theories of Rhythm and Metre
MUS3413H
Music and Drama in Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen
MUS3997H0
Research in Music Theory

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance MMus; Field: Applied Music and Health

Master of Music (Field: Applied Music and Health)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants to the MMus program must hold a Bachelor of Music degree in the area of specialization from the University of Toronto with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years or an equivalent program (Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts in Music) and standing from another recognized university.

  • Selected applicants must pass an audition and interview.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 7.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4165Y0 Applied Music for Clinical Practice (Year 1)

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS7110H Neurosciences of Music: Scientific Foundations, Clinical Translations (Year 1)

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS7400H Introduction to Music and Health Care (Year 1)

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS7407H0 Clinical Research Practicum (Year 1)

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS7412H Elementary Improvisation Methods (Year 1)

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS7415H Topics in Music and Health Care I (Year 1)

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS7416H Topics in Music and Health Care II (Year 2)

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4112Y Clinical Performance Practicum (Year 2)

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4115Y Principles of Clinical Performance Pedagogy (Year 2)

    • 1.0 FCE: general electives (in Music or, with permission, outside of Music).

  • MUS4166Y Performance Project (Credit/No Credit) (end of Year 1).

  • MUS4188Y Public Capstone Presentation (Credit/No Credit) (end of Year 2).

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance MMus; Field: Collaborative Piano

Master of Music (Field: Collaborative Piano)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants to the MMus program must hold a Bachelor of Music degree in the area of specialization from the University of Toronto with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years or an equivalent program and standing from another recognized university.

  • Selected applicants must pass an audition.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 7.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4200Y Critical Approaches to Music History, normally taken in Year 1

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4444Y0 Applied Music I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4445Y0 Applied Music II

    • 0.5 FCE selected from

      • MUS4600H Performance Practices Before 1800

      • MUS4610H Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

      • MUS4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4210H Introduction to Music Analysis

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4213H Advanced Repertoire for Singers and Pianists I

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4214H Advanced Repertoire for Singers and Pianists II

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4502H Collaborative Piano Techniques I

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4506H Sonata Coaching I

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4508H Collaborative Piano Techniques II or MUS4509H Collaborative Piano Techniques II Vocal

    • 0.5 FCE: elective.

  • Based on the outcome of preliminary consultations with the department, students may be required to take:

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4520H Advanced Diction Studies I or

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4521H Advanced Diction Studies II or

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4522H Advanced Diction Studies III.

  • Two recitals, one in each year:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS6666Y0 Recital I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS8888Y0 Recital II.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance MMus; Field: Composition

Master of Music (Field: Composition)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants to the MMus program must hold a Bachelor of Music degree in the area of specialization from the University of Toronto with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years or an equivalent program and standing from another recognized university.

  • Applicants must submit several original compositions, at least one of which shall be with moderately large instrumentation.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) taken over two years, including:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS3100Y MMus Advanced Composition I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS3105Y MMus Advanced Composition II

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS3990Y MMus Composition Thesis

    • 3.0 elective FCEs.

  • Students may be required to take courses in addition to the 6.0 FCEs based on the results of diagnostic tests in musical analysis, counterpoint, and harmony given upon entrance.

  • Under the guidance of an advisor, each student will prepare an original composition in large form or an electroacoustic composition of comparable dimensions which will be defended at a Final Oral Examination.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

Music: Music Performance MMus; Field: Conducting

Master of Music (Field: Conducting)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants to the MMus program must hold a Bachelor of Music degree in the area of specialization from the University of Toronto with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years or an equivalent program and standing from another recognized university.

  • Selected applicants must pass an audition.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 7.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4200Y Critical Approaches to Music History, normally taken in Year 1.

    • 0.5 FCE selected from:

      • MUS4600H Performance Practices Before 1800 or MUS4606H Special Topics in Performance Practice

      • MUS4610H Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

      • MUS4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4210H Introduction to Music Analysis

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4444Y0 Applied Music I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4445Y0 Applied Music II

    • Students in orchestral conducting must also complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS4220H Orchestral Conducting I

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS4221H Orchestral Conducting II

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS4222Y Advanced Orchestral Conducting

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS4223H Choral Conducting I

      • 0.5 FCE: elective

    • Students in wind ensemble conducting must also complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS2203H Development of the Wind Band

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS4226H Wind Ensemble Conducting I

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS4227H Wind Ensemble Conducting II

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS4228H Advanced Wind Conducting I

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS4229H Advanced Wind Conducting II

      • 0.5 FCE: elective

    • Students in choral conducting must also complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS4220H Orchestral Conducting I

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS4223H Choral Conducting I

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS4224H Choral Conducting II

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS4225Y Advanced Choral Conducting

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS4230Y Vocal-Choral Pedagogy for Conductors

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS4700H Major Ensemble I (choral).

  • Two recitals, one in each year:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS6666Y0 Recital I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS8888Y0 Recital II.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance MMus; Field: Historical Performance

Master of Music (Field: Historical Performance)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants to the MMus program must hold a Bachelor of Music degree in the area of specialization from the University of Toronto with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years or an equivalent program and standing from another recognized university.

  • Selected applicants must pass an audition.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 7.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 5.0 FCEs must include:

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS4200Y Critical Approaches to Music History, normally taken in Year 1

      • 2.0 FCEs: MUS4444Y0 Applied Music I and MUS4445Y0 Applied Music II

      • 0.5 FCE selected from:

        • MUS4600H Performance Practices Before 1800

        • MUS4606H Special Topics in Performance Practice

        • MUS4610H Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

        • MUS4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS4210H Introduction to Music Analysis

      • 1.0 FCE in large ensembles:

        • MUS4774H Schola Cantorum I and MUS4775H Schola Cantorum II or

        • MUS4776H Collegium Musicum I and MUS4777H Collegium Musicum II

    • 2.0 elective FCEs from a specified list approved by the department.

  • Two recitals, one in each year. Recitals may include a chamber component with the approval of the department.

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS6666Y0 Recital I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS8888Y0 Recital II.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance MMus; Field: Instrumental

Master of Music (Field: Instrumental)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants to the MMus program must hold a Bachelor of Music degree in the area of specialization from the University of Toronto with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years or an equivalent program and standing from another recognized university.

  • Selected applicants must pass an audition.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 7.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs), of which 5.0 FCEs must include:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4200Y Critical Approaches to Music History, normally taken in Year 1

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4444Y0 Applied Music I and MUS4445Y0 Applied Music II

    • 1.0 FCE selected from

      • MUS4600H Performance Practices Before 1800 or MUS4606H Special Topics in Performance Practice

      • MUS4610H Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

      • MUS4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

    • Students in brass, percussion, strings, and woodwinds will complete 1.0 FCE as two years of ensemble performance. Placement to be determined by audition.

    • Students in piano solo performance must complete MUS5700H Piano Master Class I (0.5 FCE) and MUS5701H Piano Master Class II (0.5 FCE).

    • In place of the ensemble performance, accordion, guitar, harp, harpsichord, organ, and piano students will select 1.0 FCE in elective courses from a specified list approved by the department.

  • Two recitals, one in each year. Recitals may include a chamber music component with the approval of the department:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS6666Y0 Recital I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS8888Y0 Recital II.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance MMus; Field: Jazz

Master of Music (Field: Jazz)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants to the MMus program must hold a Bachelor of Music degree in the area of specialization from the University of Toronto with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years or an equivalent program and standing from another recognized university.

  • Selected applicants must pass an audition.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 7.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4300Y, normally taken in Year 1

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4444Y0 Applied Music I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4445Y0 Applied Music II

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4606H Special Topics in Performance Practice and MUS4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

    • 1.0 FCE: either

      • MUS4310Y Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging I or

      • MUS4311Y Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging II or

      • 1.0 FCE chosen from a specified list approved by the department.

    • Students must also include in their programs 1.0 FCE selected from one or more of the following areas:

      • Small Group Jazz Ensemble Performance

        • MUS4740H Small Group Jazz Performance I

        • MUS4741H Small Group Jazz Performance II

        • MUS4742H Small Group Jazz Performance III

      • Jazz Orchestra

        • MUS4750H Jazz Orchestra I

        • MUS4751H Jazz Orchestra II

        • MUS4752H Jazz Orchestra III

        • MUS4753H Jazz Orchestra IV

      • Vocal Jazz Ensemble

        • MUS4760H Vocal Jazz Ensemble I

        • MUS4761H Vocal Jazz Ensemble II

        • MUS4762H Vocal Jazz Ensemble III

        • MUS4763H Vocal Jazz Ensemble IV.

  • Two recitals, one in each year. However, students may elect to replace one recital with a significant recording project.

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS6666Y0 Recital I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS8888Y0 Recital II.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance MMus; Field: Music Technology and Digital Media

Master of Music (Field: Music Technology and Digital Media)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants to the MMus program must hold a Bachelor of Music degree in the area of specialization from the University of Toronto with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years or an equivalent program and standing from another recognized university.

  • Applicants must submit a portfolio (e.g., scores, recordings, multimedia creations) that demonstrates at least two of the following:

    • knowledge of computer applications in music;

    • competency in music performance or composition (acoustic or digital);

    • released body of musical works/recordings as composer, sound engineer, or producer.

  • Selected applicants must pass an audition and interview.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 7.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Year 1 (3.5 FCEs)

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS3610H Music Entrepreneurship: Music and Cities

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS3611H Creative Applications of Technology I

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS3612H Creative Applications of Technology II

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS3614H Sound Recording I

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS3615H Sound Recording II

      • 1.0 elective FCE:

        • 0.5 FCE selected from Music Technology and Digital Media and

        • 0.5 FCE selected from any of the Faculty of Music graduate courses.

    • Year 2 (3.5 FCEs)

      • 0.5 FCE: JDM3619H Digital Media Distribution (Credit/No Credit)

      • 2.0 FCEs: electives selected from an approved department list, or from another graduate unit, with permission.

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS3666Y0 Music Technology and Digital Media Major Project (Credit/No Credit), completed in Year 2, consisting of a new musical composition or version recorded, mixed, produced, and mastered, integrating at least two media such as electronic and acoustic, music for picture, or live performance with multimedia.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. Credit is given when the course is completed.

Music: Music Performance; MMus Field: Opera

Master of Music (Field: Opera)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants to the MMus program must hold a Bachelor of Music degree in the area of specialization from the University of Toronto with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years or an equivalent program and standing from another recognized university.

  • Selected applicants must pass an audition.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 7.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4200Y Critical Approaches to Music History, taken in Year 1

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4210H Introduction to Music Analysis

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4444Y0 Applied Music I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4445Y0 Applied Music II

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4513Y Operatic Repertory, taken in Year 2

    • 2.0 FCEs: MUS4900Y Operatic Studies I and MUS4901Y Operatic Studies II

    • 0.5 FCE: elective chosen from a specified list approved by the department.

  • Performance in operatic productions will be evaluated by a committee and assigned grades under MUS4966Y0 Operatic Roles I (1.0 FCE) and MUS4988Y0 Operatic Roles II (1.0 FCE).

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance MMus; Field: Piano Pedagogy

Master of Music (Field: Piano Pedagogy)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants to the MMus program must hold a Bachelor of Music degree in the area of specialization from the University of Toronto with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years or an equivalent program and standing from another recognized university.

  • Selected applicants must pass an audition.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 7.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4200Y Critical Approaches to Music History, normally taken in Year 1.

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4210H Introduction to Music Analysis

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4444Y0 Applied Music I.

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4445Y0 Applied Music II.

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4270H Piano Pedagogy: Beginning and Intermediate Levels

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4271H Practicum: Beginning and Intermediate Levels

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4272H Piano Pedagogy: Advanced and University Levels

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4273H Practicum: Advanced and University Levels

    • 0.5 FCE selected from:

      • MUS4600H Performance Practices Before 1800

      • MUS4610H Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

      • MUS4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

    • 1.0 FCE: electives.

  • Two recitals. With approval, one recital may be replaced by a pedagogy project and presentation.

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS6666Y0 Recital I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS8888Y0 Recital II.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance MMus; Field: Vocal

Master of Music (Field: Vocal)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants to the MMus program must hold a Bachelor of Music degree in the area of specialization from the University of Toronto with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years or an equivalent program and standing from another recognized university.

  • Selected applicants must pass an audition.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 7.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 4.0 FCEs must include:

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS4200Y Critical Approaches to Music History, normally taken in Year 1

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS4210H Introduction to Music Analysis

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS4444Y0 Applied Music I

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS4445Y0 Applied Music II

      • 0.5 FCE selected from:

        • MUS4600H Performance Practices Before 1800 or MUS4606H Special Topics in Performance Practice;

        • MUS4610H Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries;

        • MUS4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

    • 3.0 FCEs: electives chosen from a specified list approved by the department.

  • Two recitals. Recitals may include a chamber music component with the approval of the department.

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS6666Y0 Recital I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS8888Y0 Recital II.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance MMus; Field: Vocal Pedagogy

Master of Music (Field: Vocal Pedagogy)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants to the MMus program must hold a Bachelor of Music degree in the area of specialization from the University of Toronto with an average standing of mid-B or better over the final two years or an equivalent program and standing from another recognized university.

  • Selected applicants must pass an audition.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 8.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4200Y Critical Approaches to Music History, normally taken in Year 1

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4210H Introduction to Music Analysis

    • 0.5 FCE selected from:

      • MUS4213H Advanced Repertoire for Singers and Pianists I

      • MUS4231H Advanced Vocal Repertoire Study I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4240Y Introduction to Voice Pedagogy and Vocology

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4241Y Advanced Vocal Pedagogy and Vocology

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4248H Optimizing the Singing Mind

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4444Y0 Applied Music I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4445Y0 Applied Music II

    • 0.5 FCE selected from

      • MUS4600H Performance Practices Before 1800

      • MUS4610H Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

      • MUS4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS7406H Music Psychology

    • 0.5 FCE: elective chosen from a list of courses approved by the department.

  • Two recitals:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS6666Y0 Recital I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS8888Y0 Recital II.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance DMA; Field: Composition

Doctor of Musical Arts (Field: Composition)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants for the DMA in the Composition field must hold a Master of Music Performance degree specializing in Composition from the University of Toronto, or its equivalent from another recognized university, with an average standing of B+ or better.

  • Two or more extended compositions in various media and a recording of at least one of these works must be submitted together with the application and complete academic credentials.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs), including:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS3300Y DMA Advanced Composition I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS3305Y DMA Advanced Composition II

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS3999Y0 Research in Composition, selected in consultation with the advisory committee

    • Students entering from outside the University of Toronto will be given diagnostic tests in musical analysis, counterpoint, and harmony, the result of which may be additional course requirements beyond the 5.0 FCEs.

  • Upon completion of coursework, students are required to present a recital of original works (MUS3888Y0 DMA Recital of Works; 1.0 FCE) to the satisfaction of the department. In some cases, professional-quality tapes of performances totalling the equivalent of a full recital may be substituted.

  • The thesis for the DMA shall be an extended composition approved by the department, prepared under the supervision of an advisory committee and defended at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

  • The residency requirement for all students is two years, whereby students must be on campus full-time and consequently in geographical proximity to be able to participate fully in the University activities associated with the program.

Program Length

4 years full-time

Time Limit

6 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance DMA; Field: Performance

Doctor of Musical Arts (Field: Performance)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Music's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants for the DMA in the Performance field must hold a Master of Music degree specializing in Performance from the University of Toronto, or its equivalent from another university, with an average standing of B+ or better.

  • Applicants are required to pass an audition.

  • An essay of approximately 3,000 words which demonstrates the student's ability to handle a research problem.

  • Applicants, whether from the University of Toronto or elsewhere, may be interviewed by the department.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4800H DMA Seminar, taken in the first session.

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS4899H Research in Performance, begun in the second session.

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4844Y0 Advanced Applied Music I.

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4845Y0 Advanced Applied Music II.

    • The remaining 2.0 FCEs must be graduate seminar courses.

    • Coursework should be completed by the end of Year 2 with an average grade of at least A–. Exceptions to the time of completion are:

      • MUS4899Y Research in Performance, to be taken in the Winter session of Year 1 and the Fall of Year 2, which lays the groundwork for the dissertation research and leads to a field examination at the end of Year 2; and

      • MUS4845Y0 Advanced Applied Music II. Students may be required to take additional courses or acquire other skills to meet the needs of their proposed areas of study.

  • Students are permitted two attempts to complete the field examination. If students are unsuccessful in their second attempt at the field examination, the department will make a recommendation for program termination.

  • Three DMA recitals.

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4866Y0 DMA Recital I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4877Y0 DMA Recital II

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS4888Y0 DMA Recital III.

    • The format of these recitals will be determined in consultation with the supervisor and the supervisory committee.

  • Reading knowledge of one language other than English is required. The required language will be determined by the department. The department may require competence in additional languages. All remaining course and language requirements, including the field exam, must be completed successfully by the end of Year 2.

  • The residence requirement is two years, whereby students must be on campus full-time and consequently in geographical proximity to be able to participate fully in the University activities associated with the program.

Program Length

4 years full-time

Time Limit

6 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance MMus; Field: Applied Music and Health Courses

MUS4112Y
Clinical Performance Practicum
MUS4115Y
Principles of Clinical Performance Pedagogy
MUS4165Y0 Applied Music for Clinical Practice
MUS4166Y
Performance Project (Credit/No Credit)
MUS4188Y
Public Capstone Presentation
MUS7110H Neurosciences of Music: Scientific Foundations, Clinical Translations
MUS7400H Introduction to Music and Health Care
MUS7407H0 Clinical Research Practicum
MUS7412H Elementary Improvisation Methods
MUS7415H
Topics in Music and Health Care I
MUS7416H
Topics in Music and Health Care II

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance MMus, DMA; Field: Composition Courses

Final course offerings may vary. Students should consult the departmental handbook.

MUS3100Y
MMus Advanced Composition I
MUS3101H
Seminar in Schenkerian Analysis I
MUS3102H
Seminar in Schenkerian Analysis II
MUS3105Y
MMus Advanced Composition II
MUS3110H
Classical Orchestration
MUS3114H Counterpoint and Diversity
MUS3116H Learning from the Visual Arts for Composers
MUS3203H
Score Analysis for Composers and Conductors
MUS3204H
Advanced Orchestration
MUS3212H
Music and Popular Entertainments
MUS3213H
Composing for Chamber Ensemble
MUS3222H
Composing for Film
MUS3223H
Berg
MUS3224H
Sonata Form
MUS3225H
Music of Gubaidulina, Coulthard, and Chen
MUS3229H
The Twentieth-Century Symphony
MUS3231H Conducting for Composers
MUS3232H
Romantic Form: The Orchestral Music of Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Wagner
MUS3233H Compositional Identity and Practice in the 21st Century
MUS3244H
Music Recording
MUS3245H
The Music of Ligeti and Lutoslawski
MUS3258H
Songwriting (prerequisite: MIDI Orchestration and Improvisation)
MUS3260H The New Polish School of Composition
MUS3300Y
DMA Advanced Composition I
MUS3305Y
DMA Advanced Composition II
MUS3306H
Pedagogy of Music Theory
MUS3309H
Brahms: Symphonies and Chamber Music
MUS3403H
Theory and Analysis of Atonal Music
MUS3404H
Extended Tonal Techniques in the Twentieth Century
MUS3409H
Advanced Analysis
MUS3410H
Advanced Analysis: 1850–1910
MUS3412H
Theories of Rhythm and Metre
MUS3415H
Introduction to Operatic Composition
MUS3421H
Composing for Theatre
MUS3512H
Research in Composition
MUS3800H
Electroacoustic Music
MUS3801H
Advanced Electro-acoustic Composition
MUS3888Y0
DMA Recital of Works
MUS3990Y
MMus Composition Thesis
MUS3998H
Reading and Research in Composition
MUS3999Y0
Research in Composition
MUS4615H
Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance MMus, DMA; Field: Performance Courses

MUS4200Y
Critical Approaches to Music History
MUS4210H
Introduction to Music Analysis
MUS4213H
Advanced Repertoire for Singers and Pianists I
MUS4214H
Advanced Repertoire for Singers and Pianists II
MUS4219H
Perspectives on the Business of Music Performance
MUS4220H
Orchestral Conducting I
MUS4221H
Orchestral Conducting II
MUS4222Y
Advanced Orchestral Conducting
MUS4223H
Choral Conducting I
MUS4224H
Choral Conducting II
MUS4225Y
Advanced Choral Conducting
MUS4226H
Wind Ensemble Conducting I
MUS4227H
Wind Ensemble Conducting II
MUS4228H
Advanced Wind Conducting I
MUS4229H
Advanced Wind Conducting II
(prerequisite: MUS4228H)
MUS4230Y Vocal-Choral Pedagogy for Conductors
(prerequisite: graduate standing in the choral conducting, voice performance, or music education program, and permission of instructors)
MUS4231H
Advanced Vocal Repertoire Study I
MUS4232H
Advanced Vocal Repertoire Study II
MUS4234H
Explorations in Performance
MUS4240Y
Introduction to Voice Pedagogy and Vocology
MUS4241H Advanced Vocal Pedagogy and Vocology
MUS4242Y
Advanced Concepts in Singing and Vocology
MUS4248H
Optimizing the Singing Mind
MUS4270H
Piano Pedagogy: Beginning and Intermediate Levels
MUS4271H
Practicum: Beginning and Intermediate Levels
MUS4272H
Piano Pedagogy: Advanced and University Levels
MUS4273H
Practicum: Advanced and University Levels
MUS4298H
Readings and Research in Performance Studies
MUS4300Y
Seminar in Jazz Studies
MUS4302H
Advanced Ear Training and Harmony
MUS4303H
Rhythm for Improvisation
MUS4310Y
Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging I
MUS4311Y
Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging II
MUS4312H
Advanced Jazz Improvisation I
MUS4313H
Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging II
(prerequisite: MUS4310Y)
MUS4314H
Advanced Jazz Improvisation 2
MUS4376H
Piano Literature — Baroque and Classical
MUS4377H
Piano Literature — Romantic and Contemporary
MUS4420H
Fretboard Harmony: Common Practice Harmony on the Guitar
MUS4425H
Guitar Pedagogy: Method and Practice
MUS4435H
History and Literature of the Guitar
MUS4438H
Improvisation for Strings
MUS4439H
Flute-Guitar Masterclass
MUS4440H Flute-Guitar Masterclass II
MUS4444Y0
Applied Music I
MUS4445Y0
Applied Music II
MUS4502H
Collaborative Piano Techniques I
MUS4506H
Sonata Coaching I
MUS4507H
Sonata Coaching II
MUS4508H
Collaborative Piano Techniques II
(prerequisite: MUS4502H)
MUS4509H
Collaborative Piano Techniques II Vocal
(prerequisite: MUS4502H)
MUS4512H
Operatic Répétiteur
MUS4513Y Operatic Repertory
MUS4520H
Advanced Diction Studies I
MUS4521H
Advanced Diction Studies II
MUS4522H Advanced Diction Studies III
MUS4523H
Advanced Diction Studies — English
MUS4600H
Performance Practices Before 1800
MUS4606H
Special Topics in Performance Practice
MUS4608H
World Music Ensembles: Practical and Analytical Studies
MUS4610H
Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
MUS4613H
Performance Techniques for Hospice Palliative Care
MUS4615H
Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music
MUS4616H
Topics in Interactive Digital Media and Performance
MUS4617H
The 21st Century Creative Performer: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry to Performance and Performance Practice
MUS4620H
Analysis and Performance of Chamber Music
MUS4626H,Y Music Internship (Credit/No Credit)
MUS4700H
Major Ensemble I
MUS4701H
Major Ensemble II
MUS4702H
Major Ensemble III
MUS4703H
Major Ensemble IV
MUS4706H
Contemporary Chamber Ensemble I
MUS4707H
Contemporary Chamber Ensemble II
MUS4710H
Chamber Music I
MUS4711H
Chamber Music II
MUS4712H
Chamber Music III
MUS4716H
Chamber Choir III
MUS4720H
Opera I
MUS4721H
Opera II
MUS4722H
Opera III
MUS4723H
Opera IV
MUS4740H
Small Group Jazz Performance I
MUS4741H
Small Group Jazz Performance II
MUS4742H
Small Group Jazz Performance III
MUS4747H
Baroque String Repertoire
MUS4750H
Jazz Orchestra I
MUS4751H
Jazz Orchestra II
MUS4752H
Jazz Orchestra III
MUS4753H
Jazz Orchestra IV
MUS4760H
Vocal Jazz Ensemble I
MUS4761H
Vocal Jazz Ensemble II
MUS4762H
Vocal Jazz Ensemble III
MUS4763H
Vocal Jazz Ensemble IV
MUS4767H
Instrumental Performance Class Woodwinds II
MUS4770H
Oratorio Ensemble I
MUS4771H
Oratorio Ensemble II
MUS4774H
Schola Cantorum I
MUS4775H
Schola Cantorum II
MUS4776H
Collegium Musicum I
MUS4777H
Collegium Musicum I
MUS4785H
Orchestral Studies I
MUS4786H
Orchestral Studies II
MUS4787H
Instrumental Performance Class Woodwinds
MUS4791H
Instrumental Performance — Guitar
MUS4792H
Instrumental Performance — Guitar II
MUS4795H
Piano/Instrumental I
MUS4796H
Piano/Instrumental II
MUS4800H
DMA Seminar
MUS4810H
Seminar in Performance Literature
MUS4815H
Seminar in Performance Pedagogy
MUS4816H
Researching Performance/Performing Research
MUS4817H
Nineteenth-Century Music in Context: Beethoven to Mahler
MUS4819H String Pedagogy Practicum
(prerequisite: MUS4815H)
MUS4820H
DMA Study in Masterclass Teaching
MUS4821H
DMA Study in Undergraduate Piano Pedagogy
MUS4823H Sound and Vision: Techniques in Research-Creation
MUS4826H
Core and Current Readings in Jazz Scholarship
MUS4838H
Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Interpretive Analysis
MUS4844Y0
Advanced Applied Music I
MUS4845Y0
Advanced Applied Music II
MUS4855Y
DMA Elective Recital
MUS4866Y0
DMA Recital I
MUS4877Y0
DMA Recital II
MUS4888Y0
DMA Recital III
MUS4899H
Research in Performance
MUS4899Y Research in Performance
MUS4900Y
Operatic Studies I
MUS4901Y
Operatic Studies II
MUS4966Y0
Operatic Roles I
MUS4988Y0
Operatic Roles II
MUS5700H
Piano Master Class I
MUS5701H
Piano Master Class II
MUS5703H
Piano Master Class IV
MUS5704H
Violin Master Class I
MUS5705H
Violin Master Class II
MUS5706H
Violin Master Class III
MUS6666Y0
Recital I
MUS7412H
Elementary Improvisation Methods
MUS8888Y0
Recital II

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Music: Music Performance MMus; Field: Music Technology and Digital Media Courses

MUS3610H
Music Entrepreneurship: Music and Cities
MUS3611H
Creative Applications of Technology I
MUS3612H
Creative Applications of Technology II
(prerequisite: MUS3611H)
MUS3613H
Musical Acoustics
(exclusion: TMU127H)
MUS3614H
Sound Recording I
MUS3615H
Sound Recording II
(prerequisites: MUS3611H and MUS3614H)
MUS3616H
Music Mixing and Production
(prerequisites: MUS3612H and MUS3615H)
MUS3617H
Production for Multi-Channel Immersive Audio
(prerequisites: MUS3612H and MUS3616H)
MUS3618H
Studio Orchestration and Arranging
JDM3619H
Digital Media Distribution (Credit/No Credit)
MUS3624H Topics in Interactive Digital Media and Performance
MUS3630H Interactive Music and Sound for Video Games
MUS3632H Video for Intermedia Performance
MUS3666Y0
Music Technology and Digital Media Major Project (Credit/No Credit)
MUS3805H Max/MSP
MUS3806H Computer-Assisted Sound Design and Composition
(prerequisites: MUS3611H, MUS3612H, or equivalent)

0 Course that may continue over a program. Credit is given when the course is completed.

Music: Courses Recognized for MMus in Music Performance and MA Graduate Credit

Available to MA students only with the permission of the department.

MUS1090H
Topics in Ethnomusicology