McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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

Music Performance

Program Information
Faculty: Schulich School of Music
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Music Performance, General
Description The performance programs at McGill are designed to train professional musicians of the highest standard. Each individual is encouraged to reach her or his potential as a performer through private lessons with renowned faculty as well as performing opportunities provided by the Orchestral Training Program, jazz and choral ensembles, opera, Baroque Orchestra, and chamber music activities. The doctoral program in performance offers the following areas of specialization: choral; early music; jazz; opera; organ and church music; piano; strings; voice; and woodwinds, brass, and percussion. This program leads to a Doctor of Music (D.Mus.) degree.
Website: Music Performance at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants must provide a recording of their performance for screening purposes by December 15. DVD video is preferred, but CDs will be accepted. No live audition will be scheduled until a recording has been submitted and reviewed. Please see note for current McGill students completing a music degree. List of repertoire worked on during the past four years (indicate level to which pieces were prepared, e.g., performance standard, simple reading, reading plus some detailed work). Two recent essays (in English or French), minimum 10 typed pages, double spaced, preferably one historical and one analytical. A personal statement describing your performance, research and professional goals as well as your reasons for wishing to pursue these at McGill. A 30-minute interview will be required.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: June 30, 2012