Department of Music
1550 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, GM 500-01
Canada H3G 1M8
Tel: 514-848-2424 ex 4559
The mission of the Department of Music is to develop musicians, support musical activities through teaching, research and performances, and foster the appreciation of the value of music and fine arts in society.
The department is committed to the development of musicians through options and opportunities found within the multi-disciplinary context of the Faculty of Fine Arts through generalized and specialized education. Areas of study include theory, history, instrumental and vocal studies, including ensembles and private study, composition, jazz, electroacoustics/recording, and music technology.
Academic scholarship, research, and creativity enhance faculty members' teaching which furthers the department's involvement in national and international artistic and scholarly communities.
Instrumental and vocal students form a wide variety of ensembles, from instrumental trios to scenes from music theatre or opera, and everything in between. Repertoire from any period is possible, and students work both in their own ensembles and as an entire class to learn the intricacies of ensemble communication, projection to the audience, interpretive vocabulary, and rehearsal techniques.
Contemporary Music Ensembles
Performances of music written since 1950 are prepared, with students discovering musical works using notation ranging from the traditional to the graphic, working on collaborative composition and ensemble improvisation, playing with electroacoustic elements, and discovering a body of repertoire that dares explore everything. Singers and instrumentalists welcome, including those from the jazz area!