McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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

Music Technology

Program Information
Faculty: Schulich School of Music
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Music, General
Description Music Technology encourages interaction between musical creation, technology and research. The pedagogical goal of the Music Technology program is to provide students with an environment for professional-level music training with an intensive focus on programming of advanced music technologies. Training includes courses in Computer Music, New Media, Digital Signal Processing, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Psychoacoustics, and Acoustics. Research goals of the program include the study and development of new and flexible strategies for sound analysis, processing, synthesis and control, melodic pattern recognition, auditory display, symbolic manipulation of formal music representations, and music perception and cognition. This training prepares students to meet the technological demands of contemporary composition and performance practice, and offers students a wide range of employment possibilities in the music technology and media industries.
Website: Music Technology at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Portfolio
Applicants for the MA should also submit: research materials on any aspect of scientific/computer research/ applications in music or audio, including in-depth reports or publications. Submission of examples in a music programming environment (e.g., Max/MSP, Pd, jMax, Supercollider, Csound) or in a high-level programming language (e.g., C, C++, Java)is encouraged.

* 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