Requirements and Courses (Piano M.Mus.)

Master of Music (M.Mus.) Performance: Piano (Thesis)(45 Credits)

    Offered by:Music
    Degree:Master of Music

Program Requirement:

The M.Mus.; Performance Piano program blends performance training with humanities-based scholarship in a vibrant musical environment. The program provides opportunities for chamber music and a range of recital options including solo and chamber music performance, sound recording, and creative interdisciplinary projects.

Students admitted to the M.Mus.; in Performance; Piano program who have undergraduate degrees other than the B.Mus.; Major in Performance Piano from McGill University, may be required to successfully complete one or more undergraduate course(s) before completion of the Master's degree. Students with a B.Mus.; Major in Performance Piano degree from McGill University may be required to successfully complete MUPD 560 Introduction to Research Methods in Music before completion of the Master's program.

Required Courses (21 credits)


  • MUGS 605 Graduate Perf. Colloquium
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 683 Piano Seminar 1 1.5 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 684 Piano Seminar 2 1.5 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Thesis Courses


  • MUIN 620 Performance Tutorial 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 621 Performance Tutorial 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 622 Performance Tutorial 3 3 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 622D1 Performance Tutorial 3 1.5 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 622D2 Performance Tutorial 3 1.5 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 600 Recital Project 1 9 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

* Students may take MUIN 622 or MUIN 622D1 and MUIN 622D2


Complementary Courses

9 credits from the following:


  • MUPG 601 Recital Project 2 9 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 602 Recital Project 3 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 603 Recital Project 4 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 604 Chamber Music Recital 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 605 Recording Project 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 606 Interdisciplinary Project 1 3 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPG 607 Interdisciplinary Project 2 6 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

* Students may take either MUPG 606 or MUPG 607.


3 credits from the following:


  • MUPP 690 Performance Practice Seminar 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 691 Performance Practice Seminar 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 692 Performance Practice Seminar 3 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 693 Performance Practice Seminar 4 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 694 Performance Practice Seminar 5 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUPP 695 Performance Practice Seminar 6 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


A 3-credit seminar at the 600 level or higher with the prefix MUCO, MUGS, MUGT, MUHL, MUMT, MUPP or MUTH.

A 3-credit seminar a the 600 level or higher, approved by the Schulich School of Music.



    6 credits from the following:


    • MUEN 540 Chamber Music Project 1 0.5 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 541 Chamber Music Project 2 0.5 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 560 Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 561 2nd Chamber Music Ensemble 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 568 Multiple Ensemble 1 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 569 Tabla Ensemble 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 578 Song Interpretation 1 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 579 Song Interpretation 2 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 582 Piano Ensembles 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 584 Studio Accompanying 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 585 Sonata Masterclass 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 588 Multiple Ensemble 2 1 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 590 McGill Wind Orchestra 2 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 594 Contemporary Music Ensemble 2 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 597 McGill Symphony Orchestra 2 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUEN 688 Multiple Ensembles 2 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPD 580 Piano Pedagogy Practicum 2 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 571 Free Improvisation 1 1 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 572D1 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 572D2 Free Improvisation 2 0.5 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 646 Score- and Sight-Reading 1 1 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 647 Score- and Sight-Reading 2 1 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 670 Advanced Continuo 1 2 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 671 Advanced Continuo 2 2 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 687 Collab. Piano Rep. 1: Song 1 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 688 Collab. Piano Rep. 2: Instrum. 1 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 689 CollabPianoRep3:Orch/Red/Op/Or 1 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    * May be taken only once.


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