McGill University

Music History

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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Schulich School of Music
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Music History, Literature, and Theory
Description:The undergraduate music history program challenges students to think critically about music. Course materials center on such areas as the place of music in different cultural contexts, the social condition of musicians, the evolution of performing styles, and the different ways music can project meaning and reflect identity. As a premise for critical thought students are taught the parameters of different musical styles and are given the tools to understand musical syntax. Classes offer exposure to a wide variety of repertoire in the Western classical tradition as well as to jazz and popular idioms. Music History provides excellent preparation not only for graduate study in musicology, but also for a considerable range of professional training programs including journalism, information sciences, arts administration, and teaching.
URL:Music History at McGill University
Length:4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    A DEC in Music or equivalent is required. If you have a DEC in a field other than music, you must have the equivalent music prerequisites. No additional prerequisite courses are required. Audition and academic record determine admissibility. (Music does not use the Cote R).

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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.

    Modified on August 18, 2021