Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2013/2014)
19 Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Music
  • Professor and Dean
  • E. Waterman
  • Professor and Associate Dean
  • M. Volk

The Master of Music (M.Mus.) program provides the environment for accelerated advances in comprehension, skills and abilities as a performing musician, music pedagogue or conductor while offering experience in the metier of the contemporary musician. To that end, the School of Music has forged active partnerships with many of the professional music organizations and institutions within the arts community in the greater St. John's region which afford an exceptional range of professional experiences to its graduate students. Included among these partners are the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, Heritage Canada, the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council and many others. Within the areas of specialization offered for the M.Mus., there is considerable flexibility available to further focus the program to meet specific interests and needs.

19.1 Program of Study

The Degree of Master of Music (M.Mus.) is offered by full-time study, normally commencing in the Fall semester. Three areas of specialization are offered:

  1. Conducting. Students may focus in choral conducting, instrumental conducting, or a combination of choral and instrumental conducting.

  2. Performance. Instruction is offered in voice, piano, organ, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, trumpet, euphonium, trombone, tuba, guitar, violin, viola and cello.

  3. Performance/Pedagogy. Instruction is offered in voice, piano, organ, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, trumpet, euphonium, trombone, tuba, guitar, violin, viola and cello.

The specialization of Ethnomusicology is available through the degrees Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. For further information see the section Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Arts and the section Regulations Governing the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, respectively.