McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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


Program Information
Faculty: Schulich School of Music
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Description Professors in the area are deeply committed not only to a thorough understanding of musical syntax, but to a study of music as part of a wider social and cultural fabric. They are engaged with critical and cultural theory as well as issues of performing practices as these relate to repertory that ranges widely from Renaissance motets and madrigals to jazz and punk rock. History classes investigate various ways music can communicate meaning as well as how and why musical styles change. In teaching, great attention is paid to sound critical thinking and students are skillfully guided in this by scholars whose work has been published in books and articles on this continent and abroad. This master's program consists of 48 credits and is available as a thesis or non-thesis program.
Website: Musicology at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Portfolio
Two recent essays (in English or French) of 1,500 words or more (minimum 6 typed pages, double spaced), preferably one historical and one analytical.

* 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