Higher Education Guide 2021-22

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To help students find information on music education, this month’s La Scena Musicale offers a guide to the major ­educational institutions in Canada.

 

 


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Université de Sherbrooke Music School

Undergraduate programs

  • Baccalaureate in music and certificate in music studies:
  • Program in composition and media music
  • Program in performance and interpretation
  • Personalized path

Graduate programs

  • Minor and DESS in choral conducting
  • Master’s in choral conducting
  • DESS in management and music production

Facilities

  • One concert hall and recording studio (up to 100 musicians) with a large screen, including four isolated sound booths
  • One recital hall with a view of the campus (80 listeners) that can also be used as a soundstage
  • Two studio/performance spaces for pop, jazz and world music
  • One large space for percussion studies
  • Three recording, mixing and post-production control rooms (7.1)

Faculty

  • 57 (lecturers included)

Students

  • 120 full-time and 30 part-time

Tuition (estimated)

  • Quebec resident: $1,610
  • Students from the rest of Canada, French students and francophone students from Belgium: $4,200
  • International students: $9,775

Description

  • The School of Music has thoroughly revised its programs and the its teaching practices. In completely renovated facilities, programs are now focused on practice and synergy between composers and performers. The School of Music has positioned itself as a leader in the training of music production for films, video games and commercials and in the training of studio musicians.

Open houses: February 12, 2022

Live auditions: Feb. 19 and March 19, 2022


Vanier College

Programs offered

  • 2 year DCS in Pre-university Music
  • 3 year Double DCS in Science and Music
  • 3 year Double DCS in Social Science and Music
  • 3 year Double DCS in Languages and Cultures and Music
  • 3 year DCS in Professional Music and Song Techniques; in composition/
    arrangement or performance stream.
  • 6 month ACS in Audio Recording Technology

Facilities

  • Vanier College Auditorium (400 seats).
  • Robert Frederick Jones Choir Room with 2 grand pianos and stadium seating, Concert Band/Big Band rehearsal room with full complement of percussion instruments and 2 pianos. Digital Sound Design lab, recording ­studios, computer labs, 35 practice ­studios, piano studio with 2 grand pianos, 49 pianos ­including 8 grands.

Faculty

  • 40

Students

  • 150

Tuition fees

  • Quebec residents: $190 / semester
  • Out of province applicants: $1,572
  • International students:  $6180-$9580 per semester depending on the program

Description

  • Outstanding facilities, programs that lead to university and the professional world, weekly student concerts, large ensemble concerts including Big Band Benefit and Choir Concerts, music theatre productions, master classes/ workshops with guest Classical, Jazz and Pop artists. Entrance, interim and graduation scholarships available.

Weekend workshops

  • Free workshops in pop, classical and jazz with Music Department Instrument and Voice teachers for Sec IV and SEC V students Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Meet teachers and current music students. Learn how to prepare an audition. Get great tips on how to practice.  Reserve your spot before Thursday, Nov. 18 via [email protected]
  • Check https://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/music/home/ for the January-March schedule of online information sessions.

Schulich School of Music of McGill University

  • 555 Sherbrooke W., Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3
  • Tel: (514) 398-4535
  • Fax: (514) 398-8061
  • www.mcgill.ca/music

Programs offered

  • B.Mus. Licentiate,
  • Mus., M.A., D.Mus., Ph.D.
  • GDP, Artist Diploma
  • Undergraduate and Graduate programs in Performance, Orchestral Training, Opera, Jazz, Early Music, Composition, Musicology, Conducting
  • Music Education, Technology, Theory, Sound Recording

Facilities

  • 4 concert halls
  • Music Multimedia Room
  • Opera Studio
  • Recording studios
  • Digital Composition Studio
  • Research Labs
  • 113 practice rooms
  • 13 classrooms
  • 10 ensemble rooms
  • Marvin Duchow Music Library
  • Gertrude Whitley Performance Library
  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology

Faculty

  • 63 full-time tenure-stream professors,
  • 26 part-time professors,
  • 137 instructors

Students 900

  • 2/3 undergraduates, 1/3 graduates

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Entrance Music Scholarships based on merit and in-course scholarships.
  • Academic scholarships.
  • Govt. aid & McGill student aid available

Description

  • Founded in 1920, the Schulich School of Music at McGill University embodies the highest international standards of excellence in professional training and research. Our School is home to over 800 students, drawn here by our 200+ professors, our ensembles and performance opportunities, our excellent ­facilities, as well as our programs in research and technology. We value the shared experience of music making, and the intellectual curiosity and depth that lead to cutting-edge scholarship and research. We are committed to both challenging and supporting our students to help them discover and achieve their full potential.

The Glenn Gould School. The Royal Conservatory of Music

  • The TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
  • 273 Bloor Street W. Toronto, ON M5S 1W2
  • Phone: (416) 408-2824 x204 or 1-800-462-3815
  • [email protected]
  • rcmusic.com/ggs

Program offered

The Glenn Gould School offers degrees and diplomas for three levels of study:

  • Bachelor of Music, Performance (Honours),
  • Artist Diploma (for post-Bachelor studies), and
  • The Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program (1-year post-graduate program; tuition-free with $6,000 stipend).

Facilities

  • Extraordinary facilities give our students an edge when it comes to preparing for a professional career. The Glenn Gould School is one of the few music schools in North America that is integrated with a major performing arts centre. The superb facilities at The Royal Conservatory’s TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning include Koerner Hall, Mazzoleni Hall, Temerty Theatre, plus practice and teaching studios available seven days a week including holidays.

Tuition fees

  • The Glenn Gould School is able to offer EVERY student substantial scholarship support for the duration of their program, with more than half of our students receiving full scholarships.

Description

  • The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School (GGS) is a post-secondary institution with a focus on performance. Our school has world-renowned faculty including Dean James Anagnoson, Associate Dean Barry Shiffman and Vocal Chair Adrianne Pieczonka, outstanding performance spaces such as Koerner Hall, and a cap of 130 students, each of whom receives 90 minutes of individual studio instruction weekly. Students also benefit from an unparalleled master class program, as well as numerous performance opportunities throughout the year.
  • Our graduates, including Jan Lisiecki, Benjamin Bowman and Wallis Giunta, are inspiring and successful artists, and many have also assumed leadership positions within major cultural institutions.

Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University Canada

Undergraduate programs

  • Bachelor of Music: Music Education, Performance, Music Research, Composition, General.
  • Bachelor of Arts: Honors or Major in Music; Specialization in Music Admin; Major in Popular Music Studies.
  • Music Performance Diploma (3-year) (concurrent with non-music program)
  • Artist Diploma (1-year)
  • Minor in Music, Minor in Dance

Collaborative Undergraduate Programs

  • Degree/Diploma in Music Recording Arts Collaborative program with Fanshawe College
  • Music and Business: Bachelor of Music (General) or Bachelor of Arts /HBA (Ivey) Creative Arts and Production (pending final approval)
  • Music and Psychology
  • Other concurrent degree options are possible

Graduate Programs

  • Music Theory (New 1-year MA, PhD) .
  • Musicology (New 1-year MA, PhD) .
  • Composition (MMus, PhD)
  • Music Education (MMus, PhD)
  • Performance (MMus, DMA)

Performance Facilities

  • 48 seat small recital hall
  • 220 seat recital hall
  • 400 seat theatre with orchestra pit
  • Newly completed Music Building

Faculty

  • 39 full-time,
  • 64 part-time

Students

  • 463 undergraduate,
  • 159 graduate

Tuition Fees

  • 1 academic year, full-time undergraduate- domestic) $ 7,827.65

Description

  • Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music is one of the top-rated university music programs in Canada. Few other schools have the depth and breadth of programs offered here, delivered within a supportive and close-knit community. We offer a full range of traditional music programs, opportunities to combine music with other disciplines, unique programs such as Music Administrative Studies, Popular Music and collaborative programs with business and sound recording.
  • Western is also a leader in technology and computer applications in music. More than 350 concerts are presented each year. Our facilities include a recording studio, with live- streaming capabilities and a full-time technician, instrument repair shop that includes hundreds of instruments for student use, string instrument bank of rare and valuable instruments and bows for student use and more than 150 pianos.

Faculty of Music, University of Toronto

Programs offered

  • B.Mus.: Performance (Classical or Jazz); Composition; Comprehensive Studies (Classical or Jazz); History, Culture, and Theory; Music Education (Classical or Jazz)
  • Diplomas: Artist Diploma; Advanced ­Certificate in Performance; Diploma in Operatic Performance
  • M.A.: Ethnomusicology; Music ­Education; Musicology; Music Theory; Music & Health
  • Mus.M.: Collaborative Piano; Composition; Conducting; Early Music; ­Instrumental; Jazz; Opera; Piano ­Pedagogy; Technology and Digital Media; Vocal; Vocal Pedagogy
  • Ph.D.: Ethnomusicology; Music ­Education; Musicology; Music Theory; Music & Health
  • D.M.A.: Collaborative Piano; ­Composition; Conducting; Early Music; Instrumental; Jazz; Opera; Piano ­Pedagogy; Vocal; Vocal Pedagogy

Facilities

  • Walter Hall (seats 490), MacMillan ­Theatre (seats 815), Electroacoustic and Recording studios, most extensive music library in Canada

Faculty

  • 55 full-time, 150 part-time

Students

  • 900

Tuition fees

  • (1 academic year, full-time domestic undergraduate): $6,100 CAD (excl. student fees)
  • International student fees $35,960 CAD

Description

  • The Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto brings together creative and motivated students with outstanding educators. With extensive curricula in fields such as classical and jazz performance, music education, composition, music history, music theory, and ethnomusicology, the Faculty of Music also offers courses that explore music’s intersections with health sciences, technology, and humanities. Our commitment to artistic and academic achievement, the vast possibilities of the University of Toronto campus, and the vibrant and diverse cultural life of Toronto provide an exciting and inspiring learning environment.

University of Waterloo Conrad Grebel College



University of Calgary, School of Creative and Performing Arts

Program Offered

  • BMus in Composition / BMus in Performance / BMus in Integrated Studies / BA or BA Honours in Music or Minor in Music / Concurrent BMus (Music Education) with BEd / Minor in Sonic Arts / Concentration in Sonic Arts / MMus in Music with specializations in Composition, Music Education, Performance or Sonic Arts / MA in Musicology / PHD in Music Education
  • Also offer programs in Dance and Drama. See website for more details.
  • facilities
  • Recital/concert halls and theatres, including the world class Eckhardt-Gramatté recital hall
  • 41 teaching studios/rehearsal/rooms/practice rooms
  • Recording studios
  • Technology labs, including the Integrated Arts Media Lab, Sonic Arts Lab and Telemedia Lab

Faculty

  • Full-time faculty: 11 Music, (9 Drama, 5 Dance)
  • Part-time faculty:  24 Music, (9 Drama, 8 Dance)

Students

  • Full-time: Undergraduate: 141 Music
  • Full-time: Graduate: 22 Music
  • Part-time: 26 Music

Tuition fees (1 academic year, full-time, $CAN)

Description

  • The School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) at the University of Calgary offers a broad complement of rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs that explore a wide range of musical genres and approaches. SCPA faculty members and instructors include Internationally recognized and award-winning artists and scholars, offering advanced training in the areas of performance, composition, music education and musicology. Students enjoy a diverse spectrum of opportunities for both performers and composers, including recitals, ensembles, master classes, and collaborations with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as access to sophisticated Sonic Arts technology labs. The SCPA also provides many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with the divisions of Dance and Drama. All graduate programs provide both Scholarships and access to Financial Aid.

Morningside Music Bridge

Program offered

  • Summer Music Program for young musicians aged 12 to 18 in the disciplines of violin, viola, cello and piano offers an intensive, month-long round of private lessons, masterclasses, orchestra, chamber music and numerous recitals.

Facilities

  • concert halls
  • practice rooms
  • classrooms
  • ensemble rooms

Faculty

  • 40 – 45 visiting guest artists

Students

  • 60 to 65

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Full Scholarship program

Description

  • Morningside Music Bridge (MMB) is a scholarship program in its 26th year. The program brings together talented young musicians from around the world under the guidance of an internationally renowned faculty.  Each July the Morningside Music Bridge program is in residence at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA, USA and MMB 2022 will take place from July 7 to 30.
  • In our first 25 years, about 1,000 young artists have benefited from the barrier-free music making experience offered by Morningside Music Bridge. Our alumni have become today’s leading classical musicians performing on stages around the world, in key positions with the best orchestras, and teaching at top music schools.

Manhattan School of Music

  • 130 Claremont Avenue
    New York, New York 10027
    United States of America
  • Tel.: 917-493-4436
  • www.msmnyc.edu
  • [email protected]
  • Programs Offered
  • Manhattan School of Music (MSM) offers courses of study in a variety of Classical, Jazz Arts, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Performance, and Orchestral Performance areas.
  • MSM offers Bachelor of Music (BM), Master of Music (MM), Doctor of
    Musical Arts (DMA), Professional Performance Diploma, Professional Studies Certificate, and Artist Diploma levels of study.

Facilities

  • Located in the academic heart of NYC’s Upper West Side, MSM’s facilities include 8 performance halls anchored by the recently renovated Neidorff Karpatti Hall seating 650, 140 practice rooms, a residence hall, libraries, and recording facilities.

Faculty

  • Full-time faculty: 89
  • Part-time faculty:  166

Students

  • Full-time: 980

Tuition fees

  • $69,935 USD ($86,623 CAN)

Description

  • Manhattan School of Music is one of the world’s premier music conservatories for classical music, jazz, and musical theatre, offering degrees and certificates for undergraduate, graduate,and professional musicians. Our 1,000 students from across the United States and globe study with our faculty of world-renowned performer educators, make their home in a welcoming collegiate neighborhood, and have access to unrivaled musical, learning, and professional opportunities in the global cultural capital of NYC. MSM is thrilled to be accepting applications for our new
  • Professional Performance Diploma, an individualized two-year course of study for classical musicians seeking to hone their craft while developing 21st Century entrepreneurial career skills.

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