McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Music (M.Mus.) - Sound Recording

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Program Information

School:McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Schulich School of Music
Field of Study:Recording Arts Technology/Technician
Description:This internationally renowned program is a course-based, professional training program designed for musicians who wish to develop the skills required in the music recording and media industries. It is based on the German Tonmeister program and offers extensive, hands-on opportunities to record a broad spectrum of solo recitals, large opera, and symphonic repertoire with soloists and choirs, and complex Jazz Band and pop idioms. McGill’s professional-quality facilities provide state-of-the-art equipment for research and the recording of any size of ensemble in high-resolution multichannel audio and high-definition video, and include a variety of audio recording studios equipped for surround recording, four concert hall recording spaces, a technical ear training lab, an orchestral film scoring stage, an opera studio, and post-production and editing suites. The Faculty includes prominent researchers as well as award-winning recording engineers and producers in the fields of music production, television, and film sound familiar with cutting-edge technologies and new developments. The program also has close ties with industry that facilitate opportunities for internships. Graduates are leaders in the field working in highly respected studios around the world and winning both creative and scientific international competitions.
URL:Music (M.Mus.) - Sound Recording at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $3,964
National: $8,701
Careers:Audio and Video Recording Technicians

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 74
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 567] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
A one-half to one hour CD, or CD-R of music recorded by the applicant, together with a technical description of the recording. This description should include the technical set-up, a discussion of the problems encountered, the solutions to these problems, and an evaluation of the results. An outline of the applicant's experience and study in the field of music recording. A written statement of the applicant's career aims and goals.

* 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 July 23, 2015