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McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Music Theory

   
Program Information
Faculty: Schulich School of Music
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Music Theory and Composition
Description The teaching and research of theorists are concentrated upon developing models and methods for understanding musical languages. How are specific pieces of music put together and how may this be generalized to relate to the way other pieces of music are composed? First and second year theory classes incorporate a combination of writing skills and analysis, whereas teaching in upper years focuses upon analysis. More specialized courses in such subjects as the application of mathematical models to music analysis and Renaissance-style counterpoint are available to the advanced theory major.
Website: Music Theory at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Provincial:$2,167.80
National:$2,167.80
Requirements
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Two recent analyses (one treating a tonal work and one a post-tonal work), one essay (in English or French) on a music history topic. If Schenkerian techniques have been studied, one analytic study that includes voice-leading graphs. An interview, either in person or by telephone, may be required.

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Last Updated: June 30, 2012