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Degree

Master of Music in Composition ( Thesis )

master

Degree

Master of Music in Composition ( Thesis )

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $19,154 CAD

  • Application fee

    $126 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    2 years

  • Min GPA

    3 out of 4

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-December-2021 2021-12-01
Fall-September 01-December-2022 2022-12-01

Overview

Master of Music in Composition

Students in the M.Mus. program develop their own individual voices through private instruction with some of Canada’s most accomplished composers, all of whom have distinguished themselves through high-profile commissions, performances, recordings, and awards. 

The faculty members' diverse interests ensure that students will find a suitable mentor/supervisor.

Resources & Opportunities:

  • Cutting-edge research and performance facilities
  • Equipment resources of the Digital Composition Studios and CIRMMT
  • International new music festivals, lecture and performance series, and conferences co-sponsored by the Schulich School of Music
  • A visiting artist series
  • High-quality performances, readings, and recordings of their works by some of the school’s most esteemed ensembles and advanced performers
  • Commissioning opportunities through an established composer-in-residence program and through student-initiated, performer-composer and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$25,813

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $6,912
Accommodation 1 bed room $6,659
Tuition 1 person $19,154

Hourly wage

Min wage

14.25 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Resume/Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Composition scores
  • Composition recordings

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
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TOEFL

86
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20
reading

PTE

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Cambridge

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Academic background and requirement

  • A bachelor's degree in Music Composition, or its equivalent, from a university recognized by McGill.
  • A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) should be 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, or your grade point average (GPA) should be 3.2 out of 4.0 in your last two years of full-time studies.

Career opportunities

  • Arranger
  • Assistant to the Composer
  • Classical Composer
  • Film Composer
  • Musical Theater Songwriter
  • Television Composer
  • Conductor
  • Music Director (Orchestra)

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