A broad range of seminars explore performance practice in the broader humanistic and scientific contexts of music, while encouraging the critical thinking and the fertile exchange of ideas that promote new ways of engaging with music. Two performance (recital/recording) projects extend repertoire interests.
Comprehensive examinations develop credentials in three areas of expertise in preparation for teaching careers, while articulating the background and critical issues surrounding students' thesis work. The latter consists of a lecture/recital and a paper (including a recording of the recital). The artistic research may assume a variety of forms from the study of scores, works, and contextual influences through the analysis of performance itself and the creation of new works.
Students benefit from exceptional mentoring by internationally renowned coaches, the research expertise of faculty from the Department of Music Research, master classes, opportunities to collaborate with strong composition students, and the rich performance life of the Schulich School of Music and Montreal. Students win major fellowships (SSHRC, Fulbright, FRQSC, Canada Council).Graduates have won major national and international competitions and pursue teaching and performing careers in a wide variety of contexts globally.
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- Doctoral Recita
- Doctoral Lecture - Recital Project
- Comprehensive Examination
- Performance Doctoral Colloquium
- Performance Tutorial
- Repertoire Coaching
- Online application and application fee
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Writing sample/portfolio
- A research supervisor
- Study permits/student visas
International19082 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9541 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
National4782 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2391 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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