Music

Music: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Faculty Affiliation

Music​​

Degree Programs

Music

​MA​ and PhD
Fields:
Ethnomusicology
Music and Health Sciences
Music Education
Musicology
Music Theory

​​M​usic Performance

​MMus​
Fields:​
Collaborati​ve Piano
Composition
Conducting
Historical Performance
Instrumental
Jazz
Music Technology and Digital Media
Opera
Piano Pedagogy
Vocal
Vocal Pedagogy
​DMA
Fields:
Composition
Performance

Combined Degree Programs

Music Education (Stream), Bachelor of ​Music (MusBac) / Master of Teaching (MT)​​​​

Collaborative Specializations

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

  1. Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course
    • Music, MA, PhD
  2. Book History and Print Culture
    • Music, MA, PhD
  3. Editing Medieval Texts
    • Music, PhD
  4. Human Development​
    • Music, PhD
  5. Jewish Studies
    • Music, MA, PhD
    • Music Performance, DMA
  6. Neuroscience
    • Music, MA, PhD
  7. Sexual Diversity Studies
    • Music, MA, PhD
  8. South Asian Studies
    • Music, MA, PhD

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: www.music.utoronto.ca
Email: grad.music@utoronto.ca
Tel​ephone: (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
Degli Esposti Elisi, Enrico - DMA
Dolloff, Lori Anne - MusB, PhD
Edwards, Darryl - BEd, BMus, MMus, DMA
Elliott, Robin - BMus, MA, PhD
Foote, Gordon - DMA
Gould, Elizabeth - BM, MA, MusDoc
Haines, John - BSc, BA, MA, PhD
Hatzis, Christos - MusM, PhD
Hemmasi, Farzeneh - PhD
Horst, Sandra - BMus, MM
Johnston, Gregory - MusB, MA, PhD
Kippen, James - BA, PhD
Koga, Midori - BMus, AA, MMus, DMA (Associate Dean, Graduate Education)
Kruspe, John - MusBac, ARCT
Kulesha, Gary - AA, ARCT, ARCT
Lee, Sherry - BMus, MMus, PhD (Associate Dean, Research)
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
Niknafs, Nasim - PhD
Packman, Jeff - BS, MA, PhD
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, Annette - BAMus, PhD
Taylor, Daniel - MM
Thaut, Michael - PhD
Vande Moortele, Steven - BS, MA, PhD
Walter, Cameron - BMus, MMus, EdD

Members Emeriti

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

Associate Members

Brownell, John - BFA, MMUS, MUSD
Clements-Cortes, Amy - PhD
Halladay, Wallace - BM
Hennigar, Harcus - BMus, BA
Hetherington, David - BA, ARCT
John, Bina - BM, BE, MM, MusD
Komisaruk, Kevin - BMus, MMus, MusDoc
Lamon, Jeanne - BMus
Lewis, Jim - MM
Li, Teng - BAMUSIC
Lockhart, Stephanie - PhD
Loman, Judy - BMus
Macerollo, Joseph - MMus
Mayer, Uri - MM
Morrison, Mary - ATD
Murley, Mike - BFA
Nediger, Charlotte - MMus
Nielsen, Wendy - BMus, MM
Orlov, Marietta - BM
Rapoport, Katharine - BA, MA
Sanborn, Chase
Scholtz, Clare - BAMus, MMus
Sicsic, Nancy - MMus
Thaut, Corene - PhD
Watts, Camille - BMus
Wong, Lydia - BMus
Ying, Timothy - DMA

Music: Music MA, Ethnomusicology Field

Master of Arts

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: MUS 1000H Introduction to Music Research I in Year 1

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 1002H Fieldwork Methods and Practicum, offered in alternate years

    • 3.5 of the 6.0 FCEs must be in the discipline; this includes MUS 1000H

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

    • The primary means of evaluating quality are research essays and seminar presentations. MUS 1990H 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, Music and Health Sciences Field

Master of Arts

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 (2.0 FCEs)

      • a ​research course most appropriate to the student’s interest; e.g., MUS 2111H for so​cial science methods, MUS 1000H for medical ethnographic methods, or a quantitative methods course from another graduate unit as approved (0.5 FCE)

      • MUS 2122H Music and Brain (0.5 FCE)

      • MUS 1232H Music, Culture and Health or MUS 1234H Health, Aging and Popular Music or MUS 1235H Topics in Music and the History of Medicine (0.5 FCE)

      • MUS 7412H Elementary Improvisation Methods (0.5 FCE).

    • Elective courses (2.0 FCEs) 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

Music: Music MA, Music Education Field

Master of Arts

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 MUS 2111H Research Methods in Music Education and MUS 2151H 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 (MUS 2990Y) 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 student 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

Music: Music MA, Musicology Field

Master of Arts

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants to the MA in Mu​sic, 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: MUS 1000H Introduction to Music Research I in Year 1.

    • 3.0 of the 6.0 FCEs must be in the discipline; this includes MUS 1000H.

    • ​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. MUS 1990H 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.

  • One language other than English is required. Students must fulfil the language requirement during Year 1. The default language at the MA level is German. Students can fulfil the language requirement in one of the following three ways:

    • complete GER 300H at U of T or its equivalent from another university with a minimum grade of B+ or

    • complete GER 6000H or

    • pass a proficiency exam set by the division and department.

  • Students may petition to substitute another language for German if this other language is more relevant to their research. The petition must be submitted to the divisional coordinator by the end of the first session of Year 1 and must be approved by the divisional coordinator in consultation with the relevant subdivision and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education. Once the petition has been approved, the procedure is the same as for German.

  • ​​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, Music Theory Field

Master of Arts

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: MUS 1000H 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.

    • MUS 1990H MA Major Paper (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. Students must fulfil the language requirement during Year 1. The default language at the MA level is German. Students can fulfil the language requirement in one of the following three ways: 

    • complete GER 300H at U of T or its equivalent from another university with a minimum grade of B+ or

    • complete GER 6000H or

    • pass a proficiency exam set by the division and d​epartment.

  • Students may petition to substitute another language for German if this other language is more relevant to their research. The petition must be submitted to the divisional coordinator by the end of the first session of Year 1 and must be approved by the divisional coordinator in consultation with the relevant subdivision and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education. Once the petition has been approved, the procedure is the same as for German.

  • 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, Ethnomusicology Field

Doctor of Philosophy

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: MUS 1250H PhD Seminar​, taken in the first session

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 1997H 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 MUS 1997H 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 MUS 1997H must then be agreed upon. The supervisor will be primarily responsible for determining the structure and content of MUS 1997H, 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

 

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 MUS 1250H and MUS 1997H. 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: ​MUS 1250H PhD Seminar, taken in the first session of Year 2.

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 1997H 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 MUS 1997H must then be agreed upon. The supervisor will be primarily responsible for determining the structure and content of MUS 1997H, 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

Music: Music PhD, Music and Health Sciences Field

Doctor of Philosophy

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). App​licants 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 (1.5 FCEs):

      • 0.5 FCE: a research course (if taken in the master’s degree, this course will be replaced by a 0.5 FCE elective)

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS 7995YMusic and Health Doctoral Research Project

    • Elective courses (4.5 FCEs):

      • Music courses: MUS 7406H Music Psychology (0.5 FCE), MUS 1232H Music, Culture, and Health (0.5 FCE), MUS 1234H Health, Aging, and Popular Music, MUS 1235H Topics in Music and the History of Medicine (0.5 FCE), MUS 4248H Optimizing the Singing Mind (0.5 FCE), MUS 4613H Performance Techniques for Palliative Care (0.5 FCE), and o​ther health-related music courses offered at the graduate level.

      • Electives from 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 c​ourse(s) from the collaborative specialization for these electives.

      • The balance of the student’s coursework must be approved by the department and may include courses from the MA/MMus/PhD/DMA list and/or from another graduate unit, such as Anthropology; Applied Psychology and Human Development; Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; Exercise Sciences; Leadership, Higher and Adult Education; Psychology; Public Health Sciences; Rehabilitation Science; Social Justice Education; Social Work; and Speech-Language Pathology.

  • 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 Music Education Field

Doctor of Philosophy

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.

  • Applicants must provide their results on the Miller Analogies Test.

  • 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 MUS 2995Y0 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.

  • Applicants must provide their results on the Miller Analogies Test.

  • 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 MUS 2995Y0 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, Musicology Field

Doctor of Philosophy

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: MUS 1250H PhD Seminar is taken in the first session

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 1999H 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 MUS 1999H, 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." One of the languages will ordinarily be German but students may petition to substitute another language if it is more relevant to their research. The goal is to have the language requirement fulfilled by the end of Year 2.

    • "Secondary" language requirements are the same as those at the MA level. That is, one language other than English is required. The default language at the PhD level is German. Students can fulfil the language requirement in one of the following three ways:

      • complete GER 300H at U of T or its equivalent from another university, with a minimum grade of B+; or

      • complete GER 6000H; or

      • pass a proficiency exam set by the division and department.

    • Students who have previously fulfilled the MA language requirement at U of T may count this as the secondary language, use it as a stepping stone towards the primary language, or select two new languages. It is expected that students complete the secondary portion of the language requirement by the end of Year 1.

    • "Primary" language requirements involve advanced reading proficiency in the chosen language. The primary language requirement is satisfied by passing an in-house exam or by taking an exam in another graduate unit by arrangement through the Graduate Department of Music. The in-house exam is normally offered three times per year (in September, December, and April) and there is no limit to the number of times it can be retaken. It is mandatory that students attempt the exam by the end of Year 2.

    • ​Students who wish to choose two languages not including German for the language requirement must submit a petition to the divisional coordinator by the end of Year 1. Once the petition has been approved, the procedure is the same as for German. The request must be approved by the coordinator in consultation with the relevant subdivision and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education.​

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 MUS 1999H, 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: MUS 1250H PhD Seminar, taken in the first session of Year 2.

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 1999H 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." One of the languages will ordinarily be German but students may petition to substitute another language if it is more relevant to their research. The goal is to have the language requirement fulfilled by the end of Year 3.

    • "Secondary" language requirements are the same as those at the MA level. That is, one language other than English is required. The default language at the PhD level is German. Students can fulfil the language requirement in one of the following three ways:

      • complete GER 300H at U of T or its equivalent from another university, with a minimum grade of B+ or

      • complete GER 6000H or

      • pass a proficiency exam set by the division and department.

    • Students who have previously fulfilled the MA language requirement at U of T may count this as the secondary language, use it as a stepping stone towards the primary language, or select two new languages. It is expected that students complete the secondary portion of the language requirement by the end of Year 2.

    • "Primary" language requirements involve advanced reading proficiency in the chosen language. The primary language requirement is satisfied by passing an in-house exam or by taking an exam in another graduate unit by arrangement through the Graduate Department of Music. The in-house exam is normally offered three times per year (in September, December, and April) and there is no limit to the number of times it can be retaken. It is mandatory that students attempt the exam by the end of Year 3.

    • ​Students who wish to choose two languages not including German for the language requirement must submit a petition to the divisional coordinator by the end of Year 1. Once the petition has been approved, the procedure is the same as for German. The request must be approved by the coordinator in consultation with the relevant subdivision and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education.​

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

Music: Music PhD, Music Theory Field

Doctor of Philosophy

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: MUS 1250H PhD Seminar (taken in the first session).

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 3997H 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 MUS 3997H 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." One of the languages will ordinarily be German but students may petition to substitute another language if it is more relevant to their research. The goal is to have the language requirement fulfilled by the end of Year 2.

    • "Secondary" language requirements are the same as those at the MA level. That is, one language other than English is required. The default language at the PhD level is German. Students can fulfil the language requirement in one of the following three ways:

      • complete GER 300H at U of T or its equivalent from another university, with a minimum grade of B+; or

      • complete GER 6000H; or

      • pass a proficiency exam set by the division and department.

    • Students who have previously fulfilled the MA language requirement at U of T may count this as the secondary language, use it as a stepping stone towards the primary language, or select two new languages. It is expected that students complete the secondary portion of the language requirement by the end of Year 1.

    • "Primary" language requirements involve advanced reading proficiency in the chosen language. The primary language requirement is satisfied by passing an in-house exam or by taking an exam in another graduate unit by arrangement through the Graduate Department of Music. The in-house exam is normally offered three times per year (in September, December, and April) and there is no limit to the number of times it can be retaken. It is mandatory that students attempt the exam by the end of Year 2.

  • ​Students who wish to choose two languages not including German for the language requirement must submit a petition to the divisional coordinator by the end of Year 1. Once the petition has been approved, the procedure is the same as for German. The request must be approved by the coordinator in consultation with the relevant subdivision and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education.​

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 MUS 3997H 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: MUS 1250H PhD Seminar, taken in the first session of Year 2.

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 3997H 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." One of the languages will ordinarily be German but students may petition to substitute another language if it is more relevant to their research. The goal is to have the language requirement fulfilled by the end of Year 3.

    • "Secondary" language requirements are the same as those at the MA level. That is, one language other than English is required. The default language at the PhD level is German. Students can fulfil the language requirement in one of the following three ways:

      • complete GER 300H at U of T or its equivalent from another university, with a minimum grade of B+; or

      • complete GER 6000H; or

      • pass a proficiency exam set by the division and department.

    • Students who have previously fulfilled the MA language requirement at U of T may count this as the secondary language, use it as a stepping stone towards the primary language, or select two new languages. It is expected that students complete the secondary portion of the language requirement by the end of Year 2.

    • "Primary" language requirements involve advanced reading proficiency in the chosen language. The primary language requirement is satisfied by passing an in-house exam or by taking an exam in another graduate unit by arrangement through the Graduate Department of Music. The in-house exam is normally offered three times per year (in September, December, and April) and there is no limit to the number of times it can be retaken. It is mandatory that students attempt the exam by the end of Year 3.

  • ​Students who wish to choose two languages not including German for the language requirement must submit a petition to the divisional coordinator by the end of Year 2. Once the petition has been approved, the procedure is the same as for German. The request must be approved by the coordinator in consultation with the relevant subdivision and the Associate Dean, Graduate Education.​

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

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

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

​MUS 1000H
​Introduction to Music Research I​
​MUS 1001H
Approaches to Musicology​
​MUS 1002H
Fieldwork Methods and Practicum​
​MUS 1013H
Monteverdi's Madrigals​
MUS 1042H The Ballets Russes
​MUS 1055H
Oratorio​
​MUS 1057H
​Performing Politics: Individuality and the Collective in Music and Dance
​MUS 1058H
Music and Politics​
​MUS 1059H
​Ars Nova
​MUS 1061H
Performance Space in Seventeenth-Century Music​
​MUS 1065H
Music History Pedagogy​
​MUS 1066H
Music and the Racial and Ethnic Imaginations​
​​​​​MUS 1068H
​Music and Jewish Identity
​MUS 1106H
​Early Music in Canada
​MUS 1119​H
​Music and Ceremonial 1550–1700​
​MUS 1120​H
​The Church Cantatas of J. S. Bach
​MUS 1129H
​Music and Gender
​MUS 1134H
​Music, Capital, Markets, and Industries
​MUS 1140H
​Romantic Musings on the Middle Ages
​MUS 1142H
​Sound, Music, and Everyday Life
​MUS 1143H
​Musitopias: Cultures of Imagination
​MUS 1144H
​Music in the Films of Sir Alfred Hitchcock
MUS 1149H Jews' Sonic Worlds from Early Modernity to the Present 
​MUS 1202H
​Music of the Mid-Eighteenth Century
​MUS 1204H
​Orientalism and Opera: Interdisciplinary Approaches
​MUS 1223H
​Virtuosity in Baroque Music
​MUS 1230H
​The Cultural Geography of Music and Sound
​MUS 1232H
​Music, Culture, and Health
​MUS 1234H
​Health, Aging and Popular Music
​MUS 1235H
​Topic​s in Music and the History of Medicine
​MUS 1236H
​Haydn
​MUS 1244H
​Rhythm and Metre in Cross-Cultural Perspective
​MUS 1246H
​Music and Colonialism
​MUS 1247H
​Sounds and Discourses of Hybridity in Latin American and Caribbean Music
​MUS 1249H
​Music and Technoculture
​MUS 1250H
​PhD Seminar
​MUS 1254H
​Critical Approaches to Popular Music
​MUS 1256H
​Indigeneities
​​​MUS 1260H
​Music and the Enlightenment​
​MUS 1262H
​Symphonies of Gustav Mahler
​MUS 1267H
​Popular Music and Identity
​​​​​​MUS 1269H
​Advanced Research in Indian Music
​MUS 1270H
​Music and East Asian Modernity
​MUS 1271H
​Music and Circulation
​MUS 1272H
​19th Century Music and Discourses of Nature
​MUS 1273H
​Music in the Western: From Singing Cowboys to D​jango Unchained
​MUS 1274H
​Music in Paris: 1871–1914
​MUS 1275H
​Sound and Music in the Middle East
MUS 1276H​
​Music and Material Culture
​​MUS 1277H
​​Ethnomusicology and Cultural Geography
​MUS 1278H
​Music and Cultures of Listening in Late Modernity
​MUS 1279H Ethnomusicology without Music
​MUS 1317H
​Music in Canada
​MUS 1327H
​The Social Poetics of Music
​MUS 1990H
​MA Major Paper or Project
​MUS 1997H
​Research in Ethnomusicology
​MUS 1998H
​Individual Reading and Research
​MUS 1999H0
​Research in Musicology

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is grad​ed when completed.

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

​MUS 7110H
Neurosc​iences of ​Music: Scientific Foundations, Clinical Translations​
​​MUS 7199H0
​Special Research Topic in Music and Health
​MUS 7400H
​Introduction to Music and Health Care
​MUS 7405H
​Health in Music Performance
​MUS 7406H
​Music Psychology​
MUS 7412H Elementary Improvisation Methods
​MUS 7415H
​Topics in Music and Health
​MUS 7416H
​Topics in Music and Health II
MUS 7995Y0
Music and Health Doctoral Research P​roject​
​MUS 7998H0
​Readings in Advanced Topics in Music and Health

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is grad​ed when completed.​​

Music: Music MA, PhD Courses, Music Education Field

​MUS 2001H
​Music in Cu​ltural Perspective
​MUS 2004H
Music in Childhood​
​MUS 2010H
​Music and Social Movements
​MUS 2111H​
Introduction to Research in Music Education​
​MUS 2112H
​Advanced Topics in Research in Music Education (prerequisite: MUS 2111H)​
​MUS 2113H
Musically Queer​
​MUS 2115H
​​Truth and Reconciliation
​MUS 2122H
​Music and Brain
​MUS 2132H
Jazz Education​
​MUS 2151H
​Philosophy and Music Education
​MUS 2160H
​Contemporary Perspectives in Music Education
​MUS 2167H
​Curriculum Inquiry
​MUS 2175H
​Teacher Perspectives in Music Education
​MUS 2176H
​Social Psychology of Music
​MUS 2180H
​Seminar in Canadian Music Education
​MUS 2182H
​Writing in Music Education
​MUS 2185H
​Curriculum and Instruction in Instrumental Music
​MUS 2199H0
​Special Topics in Music Education
​MUS 2203H
​The Development of Wind Band
​MUS 2222H
​Conducting and Teaching Choral Music I
​MUS 2223H​
​Conducting and Teaching Choral Music II
​MUS 2990Y0
​MA Major Essay (Music Education)
​MUS 2995Y0
​Music Education Doctoral Research Project
​MUS 2998H
​Reading in Advanced Topics in Music Education
MUS 7412H Elementary Improvisation Methods

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

Music: Music MA, PhD Courses, Music Theory Field

​MUS​ 1250H
​PhD Seminar
​MUS 1990H
MA Major Paper​
​MUS 1998H
Individual Read​ing and Research​
​MUS 3101H
​Seminar in Schenkerian Analysis I
​MUS 3113H
​Symphonic Modernisms, 1900–1925​
​MUS 3208H
​The String Quartet in the Twentieth Century​
​MUS 3228H
Recent Approaches to Classical Form​
​MUS 3232H
​Romantic Form
​MUS 3245H
​Music of Ligeti and Lutoslawski
​MUS 3248H
Current Compositional Practices​
​MUS 3252H
​The Early Music of Arnold Schoenberg
​MUS 3306H
​Pedagogy of Music Theory
​MUS 3309H
​Brahms: Symphonies and Chamber Music
​MUS 3403H
​Theory and Analysis of Atonal Music
​MUS 3404H
​Extended Tonal Techniques in Twentieth-Century Music
​MUS 3412H
​Theories of Rhythm and Metre
​MUS 3413H
​Music and Drama in Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen
​MUS 3997H
​Research in Music Theory

Music: Music Performance MMus, Collaborative Piano Field

Master of Music

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: MUS 4444Y Applied Music I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4445Y Applied Music II

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4200Y Seminar in Music Literature, normally taken in Year 1

    • 0.5 FCE selected from

      • MUS 4600H Performance Practices Before 1800

      • MUS 4610H Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

      • MUS 4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4210H Introduction to Music Analysis

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4213H Advanced Repertoire for Singers and Pianists I

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4214H Advanced Repertoire for Singers and Pianists II

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4502H Collaborative Piano Techniques I

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4506H Sonata Coaching I

    • MUS 4508H Collaborative Piano Techniques II Instrumental or MUS 4509H 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: MUS 4520H Advanced Diction Studies—French or

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4521H Advanced Diction Studies—Italian or

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4522H Advanced Diction Studies—Ger​man.

  • Two recitals.

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, Composition Field

Master of Music

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: MUS 3100Y MMus Advanced Composition I 

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 3105Y MMus Advanced Composition II

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 3990Y MMus Composition Thesis.

  • 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, Conducting Field

Master of Music

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) including:

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4200Y Seminar in Music Literature, normally taken in Year 1.

    • 0.5 FCE selected from: 

      • MUS 4600H Performance Practices Before 1800 or MUS 4606H Special Topics in Performance Practice

      • MUS 4610H Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

      • MUS 4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4210H Introduction to Music Analysis

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4444Y Applied Music I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4445Y Applied Music II

    • Orchestral conducting majors must also complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4220H Orchestral Conducting I

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4221H Orchestral Conducting II

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4222Y Advanced Orchestral Conducting

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4223H Choral Conducting I

      • 0.5 FCE elective

    • Wind ensemble conducting majors must also complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4226H Wind Ensemble Conducting I

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4227H Wind Ensemble Conducting II

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4228Y Advanced Wind Ensemble

    • Choral conducting majors must also complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4220H Orchestral Conducting I

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4223H Choral Conducting I

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4224H Choral Conducting II

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4225Y Advanced Choral Conducting

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4230Y Vocal-Choral Pedagogy for Conductors

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4700H Major Ensemble I (choral).

  • Two public performances.

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, Historical Performance Field

Master of Music

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:

      • 2.0 FCEs: MUS 4444Y Applied Music I and MUS 4445Y Applied Music II

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4200Y Seminar in Music Literature, normally taken in Year 1

      • 0.5 FCE selected from MUS 4600H Performance Practices Before 1800; MUS 4606H Special Topics in Performance Practice; MUS 4610H Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; MUS 4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4210H Introduction to Music Analysis

      • 1.0 FCE in large ensembles: MUS 4774H Schola Cantorum I and MUS 4775H Schola Cantorum II or MUS 4776H Collegium Musicum I and MUS 4777H Collegium Musicum II

    • 2.0 FCEs in electives 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.

    • MUS 6666Y Recital I

    • MUS 8888Y Recital II.

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, Instrumental Field

Master of Music

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: MUS 4444Y Applied Music I and MUS 4445Y Applied Music II

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4200Y Seminar in Music Literature, normally taken in Year 1

    • 1.0 FCE selected from

      • MUS 4600H Performance Practices Before 1800 or MUS 4606H Special Topics in Performance Practice

      • MUS 4610H Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

      • MUS 4615H 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.

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

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, Jazz Field

Master of Music

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: MUS 4444Y Applied Music I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4445Y Applied Music II

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4300Y, normally taken in Year 1

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4606H Special Topics in Performance Practice or MUS 4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

    • Either MUS 4310Y Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging I (1.0 FCE) or MUS 4311Y Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging II (1.0 FCE) 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 (MUS 4740H Small Group Jazz Performance I, MUS 4741H Small Group Jazz Performance II, MUS 4742H Small Group Jazz Performance III, MUS 4743H Small Group Jazz Performance IV);

      • Jazz Orchestra (MUS 4750H Jazz Orchestra I, MUS 4751H Jazz Orchestra II, MUS 4752H Jazz Orchestra III, MUS 4753H Jazz Orchestra IV);

      • Vocal Jazz Ensemble (MUS 4760H Vocal Jazz Ensemble I, MUS 4761H Vocal Jazz Ensemble II, MUS 4762H Vocal Jazz Ensemble III, MUS 4763H Vocal Jazz Ensemble IV).

  • Two recitals; however, students may ​elect to replace one recital with a significant recording project.

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, Music Technology and Digital Media Field

Master of Music

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:

    1. knowledge of computer applications in music;

    2. competency in music performance or composition (acoustic or digital);

    3. 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: MUS 2112H Music and Brain 

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 3614H Sound Recording I

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 3615H Sound Recording II

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 3611H Computer Applications in Music I 

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 3612H Computer Applications in Music II

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 3618H Studio Orchestration and Arranging 

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 3613H Musical Acoustics

    • ​Year 2 (3.5 FCEs)

      • ​​0.5 FCE: MUS 3616H Sound Recording III

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 3617H Sound Recording IV

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 3610H Music Entrepreneurship

      • 0.5 FCE: JDM 3619H Digital Media Distribution

      • One elective half course (0.5 FCE) selected from an approved department list, or from another graduate unit, with permission.

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS 3666Y Music Technology and Digital Media Major Project (CR/NCR), 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

Music: Music Performance MMus, Opera Field

Master of Music

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: MUS 4444Y Applied Music I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4445Y Applied Music II

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4200Y Seminar in Music Literature, taken in Year 1

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4513Y Operatic Repertory, taken in Year 2

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

    • 2.0 FCEs: MUS 4900Y Operatic Studies I and MUS 4901Y Operatic Studies II

  • Performance in operatic productions will be evaluated by a committee and assigned grades under MUS 4966Y Operatic Roles I and MUS 4988Y Operatic Roles II.

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, Piano Pedagogy Field

Master of Music

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: MUS 4444Y Applied Music I. 

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4445Y Applied Music II.

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4200Y Seminar in Music Literature, normally taken in Year 1.

    • 0.5 FCE selected from MUS 4600H Performance Practices Before 1800; MUS 4610H Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; MUS 4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4210H Introduction to Music Analysis

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4270H Piano Pedagogy: Beginning and Intermediate Levels

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4271H Practicum: Beginning and Intermediate Levels

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4272H Piano Pedagogy: Advanced and University Levels

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4273H Practicum: Advanced and University Levels

    • 1.0 FCE in electives.

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

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, Vocal Field

Master of Music

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: MUS 4444Y Applied Music I

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4445Y Applied Music II

      • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4200Y Seminar in Music Literature, normally taken in Year 1

      • 0.5 FCE selected from MUS 4600H Performance Practices Before 1800 or MUS 4606H Special Topics in Performance Practice; MUS 4610H Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; MUS 4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

      • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4210H Introduction to Music Analysis

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

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

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, Vocal Pedagogy Field

Master of Music

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: MUS 4444Y Applied Music I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4445Y Applied Music II

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4200Y Seminar in Music Literature, normally taken in Year 1

    • 0.5 FCE selected from MUS 4600H Performance Practices Before 1800, MUS 4610H Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, and MUS 4615H Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 2122H Music and Brain

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4240Y Introduction to Voice Pedagogy and Vocology

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4241Y Advanced Vocal Pedagogy and Vocology

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4248H Optimizing the Singing Mind

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4210H Introduction to Music Analysis

    • 0.5 FCE selected from MUS 4231H Advanced Vocal Repertoire Study I; MUS 4213H Advanced Repertoire for Singers and Pianists I; MUS 4730H Performance Studies I

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

  • Two recitals.

Program Length

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

Time Limit

3 years full-time

Music: Music Performance DMA, Composition Field

Doctor of Musical Arts

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: MUS 3300Y DMA Advanced Composition I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 3305Y DMA Advanced Composition II

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 3999Y0 Research Project (DMA), 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 (MUS 3888Y0 DMA Recital of Works) 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 residence 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

Music: Music Performance DMA, Performance Field

Doctor of Musical Arts

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: MUS 4800H DMA Seminar, taken in the first session

    • 0.5 FCE: MUS 4899H Work on Research in Performance, begun in the second session

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4844Y Advanced Applied Music I

    • 1.0 FCE: MUS 4845Y 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 MUS 4899H Research in Performance, which lays the groundwork for the dissertation research and leads to a field examination in the middle of Year 2, and MUS 4845Y 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: MUS 4866Y DMA Recital I, MUS 4877Y DMA Recital II, and MUS 4888Y 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

Music: Music Performance MMus, DMA Courses, Composition Field

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

MUS 3100Y
MMus Advanced Composition I
MUS 3101H
Seminar in Schenkerian Analysis I
MUS 3102H
Seminar in Schenkerian Analysis II
MUS 3105Y
MMus Advanced Composition II
MUS 3110H
Classical Orchestration
MUS 3112H
Bartok for Composers
MUS 3204H
Advanced Orchestration
MUS 3208H
The String Quartet in the Twentieth Century
MUS 3212H
Music and Popular Entertainments
MUS 3213H
Composing for Chamber Ensemble
MUS 3221H
Sequencing and Improvisation in Music for Electronic Media
MUS 3222H
Composing for Film
MUS 3223H Berg
MUS 3224H
Sonata Form
MUS 3225H
Music of Gubaidulina, Coulthard, and Chen
MUS 3227H
Composing for Film 2
MUS 3228H
Recent Approaches to Classical Form
MUS 3229H
The Twentieth-Century Symphony
MUS 3230H
The Music of Messiaen, Schnittke, and Part
MUS 3232H
Romantic Form: The Orchestral Music of Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Wagner
MUS 3240H
Extended Techniques for the Woodwinds
MUS 3244H
Music Recording
MUS 3245H
The Music of Ligeti and Lutoslawski
MUS 3247H
Form in the Music of Debussy
MUS 3250H
Alternatives: Music Out of the Mainstream
MUS 3252H
The Early Music of Arnold Schoenberg (1893–1908)
MUS 3254H
Lessons from Beethoven
MUS 3256H
Orchestral Techniques of Contemporary Composers
MUS 3258H
Songwriting (prerequisite: MIDI Orchestration and Improvisation)
MUS 3300Y
DMA Advanced Composition I
MUS 3305Y
DMA Advanced Composition II
MUS 3306H
Pedagogy of Music Theory
MUS 3309H
Brahms: Symphonies and Chamber Music
MUS 3312H
The Present State of Music
MUS 3315H
Prokofiev
MUS 3403H
Theory and Analysis of Atonal Music
MUS 3404H
Extended Tonal Techniques in the Twentieth Century
MUS 3409H
Advanced Analysis
MUS 3410H
Advanced Analysis: 1850–1910
MUS 3412H
Theories of Rhythm and Metre
MUS 3415H
Introduction to Operatic Composition
MUS 3420H
Composing for Percussion
MUS 3512H
Research in Composition
MUS 3800H
Electroacoustic Music
MUS 3801H
Advanced Electro-acoustic Composition
MUS 3888Y0
DMA Recital of Works
MUS 3990Y
MMus Composition Thesis
MUS 3998H
Reading and Research in Composition
MUS 3999Y0
Research Project (DMA)
MUS 4615H
Analysis and Pe rformance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music

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

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

​MUS 3610H
​​​​Music Entrepreneurship​
​MUS 3611H
Computer Applications in Music I​
MUS 3612H
Computer Applications in Music II (prerequisite: MUS 3611H)​​
​MUS 3613H
Musical Acoustics (exclusion: TMU 127H)​
​MUS 3614H
Sound Recording I​
MUS 3615H​
Sound Recording II (prerequisites: MUS 3611H and MUS 3614H)​​
​MUS 3616H
​Sound Recording III (prerequisites: MUS 3612H and MUS 3615H)
​MUS 3617H
Sound Recording IV (prerequisites: MUS 3612H and MUS 3616H)​
​MUS 3618H
​Studio Orchestration and Arranging
​JDM 3619H
​Digital Media Distribution (Credit/No Credit)​
​MUS 3666Y
​Music Technology and Digital Media Major Project (Credit/No Credit)​​​

Music: Music Performance MMus, DMA Courses, Performance Field

​MUS 4200Y​
Seminar in Music Literature​
MUS 4210H Introduction to Music Analysis
​MUS 4213H
Advanced Repertoire for Singers and Pianists I​
​MUS 4214H
Advanced Repertoire for Singers and Pianists II​
​MUS 4219H
Perspectives on the Business of Music Performance​
​MUS 4220H
Orchestral Conducting I​
​MUS 4221H
Orchestral Conducting II​
​MUS 4222Y
Advanced Orchestral Conductin​g​
​MUS 4223H
Choral Conducting I​
​MUS 4224H
Choral Conducting II​
​MUS 4225Y
Advanced Choral Conducting​
​MUS 4226H
​Wind Ensemble Conducting I
​MUS 4227H
​Wind Ensemble Conducting II
MUS 4228Y​
​Advanced Wind Ensemble
​MUS 4231H
​Advanced Vocal Repertoire Study I
​MUS 4232H
​Advanced Vocal Repertoire Study II
MUS 4234H Explorations in Performance
​MUS 4240Y
​Introduction to Voice Pedagogy and Vocology
​MUS 4241Y
​Advanced Vocal Pedagogy and Vocology
​MUS 4242Y
​Advanced Concepts in Singing and Vocology
​MUS 4248H
​Optimizing the Singing Mind
​MUS 4270H
​Piano Pedagogy: Beginning and Intermediate Levels
​MUS 4271H
​Practicum: Beginning and Intermediate Levels
​MUS 4272H
​Piano Pedagogy: Advanced and University Levels
​MUS 4273H
​Practicum: Advanced and University Levels
​MUS 4295H
​Music Research for Performers
​MUS 4298H
​Readings and Research in Performance Studies
​MUS 4230Y
​Vocal-Choral Pedagogy for Conductors (prerequisite: graduate standing in the choral conducting, voice performance, or music education program, and permission of instructors)
​MUS 4300Y
​Seminar in Jazz Studies
​MUS 4310Y
​Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging I
​MUS 4311Y
​Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging II
MUS 4312H
​Advanced Jazz Improvisation
MUS 4313H Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging II (prerequisite: MUS 4310Y)
MUS 4376H Piano Literature—Baroque and Classical
MUS 4377H Piano Literature—Romantic and Contemporary
​MUS 4420H
​Fretboard Harmony: Common Practice Harmony on the Guitar
​MUS 4425H
​Guitar Pedagogy: Method and Practice
​MUS 4435H
​History and Literature of the Guitar
​MUS 4444Y
​Applied Music I
​MUS 4445Y
​Applied Music II
​MUS 4502H
​Collaborative Piano Techniques I
​MUS 4506H
​Sonata Coaching I
​MUS 4507H
​Sonata Coaching II
​MUS 4508H
​Collaborative Piano Techniques II (prerequisite: MUS 4502H Collaborative Piano Techniques I)
​MUS 4509H
​Collaborative Piano Techniques II Vocal (prerequisite: MUS 4502H Collaborative Piano Techniques I)
​MUS 4510H
​Opera Performance for Pianists
​MUS 4512H
​Operatic Répétiteur
​​MUS 4520H
​Advanced Diction Studies I (French)
​MUS 4521H
​Advanced Diction Studies II (German)
​MUS 4523H
​Advanced Diction Studies (English)
​MUS 4600H
​Performance Practices Before 1800
​MUS 4606H
​Special Topics in Performance Practice
​MUS 4608H
​World Music Ensembles: Practical and Analytical Studies
​MUS ​4610H
​Analysis and Performance: Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
​MUS 4613H
​Performance Techniques for Hospice Palliative Care
​MUS 4615H
​Analysis and Performance Practices of Twentieth-Century Music
​MUS 4620H
​Analysis and Performance of Chamber Music
​MUS 4700H
​Major Ensemble I
​MUS 4701H
​Major Ensemble II
​MUS 4702H
​Major Ensemble III
​MUS 4703H
​Major Ensemble IV
​MUS 4706H
​Contemporary Chamber Ensemble I
​MUS 4707H
​Contemporary Chamber Ensemble II
​MUS 4710H
​Chamber Music I
​MUS 4711H
​Chamber Music II
​MUS 4712H
​Chamber Music III
​​​MUS 4716H
​Chamber Choir III
​MUS 4717H
​Chamber Choir IV
​MUS 4720H
​Opera I
​MUS 4721H
​Opera II
​MUS 4722H
​Opera III
​MUS 4723H
​Opera IV
​MUS 4730H
​Performance Studies I
​MUS 4740H
​Small Group Jazz Performance I
​MUS 4741H
​Small Group Jazz Performance II
​MUS 4742H
​Small Group Jazz Performance III
​MUS 4743H
​Small Group Jazz Performance IV
​MUS 4747H
​Baroque String Repertoire
​MUS 4750H
​Jazz Orchestra I
​MUS 4751H
​Jazz Orchestra I​I
​MUS 4752H
​Jazz Orchestra III
​MUS 4753H
​Jazz Orchestra IV
​MUS 4760H
​Vocal Jazz Ensemble I
​MUS 4761H
​Vocal Jazz Ensemble II
​MUS 4762H
​Vocal Jazz Ensemble III
​MUS 4763H
​Vocal Jazz Ensemble IV
​MUS 4770H
​Oratorio Ensemble I
​MUS 4771H
​Oratorio Ensemble II
​MUS 4774H
​Schola Cantorum I
​MUS 4775H
​Schola Cantorum II
​MUS 4776H
​Collegium Musicum I
​MUS 4777H
​Collegium Musicum I
​MUS 4780H
​World Music Ensemble I
​MUS 4781H
​World Music Ensemble II
​MUS 4785H
​Orchestral Studies I
​MUS 4786H
​Orchestral Studies II
MUS 4787H Instrumental Performance Class Woodwinds
​MUS 4790H
​Instrumental Performance Class I
​MUS 4791H
​Instrumental Performance—Guitar
MUS 4792H Instrumental Performance—Guitar II
​MUS 4795H
​Piano/Instrumental I
​MUS 4796H
​Piano/Instrumental II
​MUS 4800H
​DMA Seminar
​MUS 4810H
​Seminar in Performance Literature
​MUS 4815H
​Seminar in Performance Pedagogy
​MUS 4816H
​Researching Performance/Performing Research
​MUS 4817H
​Nineteenth-Century Music in Context: Beethoven to Mahler
​MUS 4820H
​DMA Study in Masterclass Teaching
​MUS 4821H
​DMA Study in Undergraduate Piano Pedagogy
​MUS 4822H
​DMA Study in Piano Studio Teaching
MUS 4826H Core and Current Readings in Jazz Scholarship
​MUS 4838H
​Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Interpretive Analysis
​MUS 4844Y
​Advanced Applied Music I
​MUS 4845Y
​Advanced Applied Music II
MUS 4855Y DMA Elective Recital
​MUS 4866Y
​DMA Recital I
​MUS 4877Y
​DMA Recital II
​MUS 4888Y
​DMA Recital III
​MUS 4899H
​Research in Performance
​MUS 4900Y
​Operatic Studies I
​MUS 4901Y
​Operatic Studies II
​MUS 4966Y0
​Operatic Roles I
​MUS 4988Y0
​Operatic Roles II
​MUS 5700H
​Piano Master Class I
​MUS 5701H
​Piano Master Class II
​MUS 5702H
​Piano Master Class III
​MUS 5703H
​Piano Master Class IV
​MUS 5704H
​Violin Master Class I
​MUS 5705H
​Violin Master Class II
​MUS 5706H
​Violin Master Class III
​MUS 5710H
​Early Music Vocal Ensemble I
​​MUS 6666Y0
​Recital I
MUS 7412H Elementary Improvisation Methods
​MUS 8888Y0
​Recital II

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

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

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

​MUS 1015H
​Topics in Twentieth-Century Music​
​MUS 1025H
Topics in Classical Music​
​MUS 1040H
​To​pics in Medieval Music
​MUS 1090H
​​​Topics in Ethnomusicology