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 4444Y0 Applied Music I and MUS 4445Y0 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

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