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Music Performance (Early Music Instruments)

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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Schulich School of Music
Field of Study:Music Performance, General
Description:Inaugurated in 1960 by Kenneth Gilbert, the Early Music Program at McGill combines individual lessons and ensemble training with study of historical approaches to performance in its various activities -- workshops, master classes, guest lecturers and research projects. McGill owns an important collection of early instruments and historical copies from the 15th to the early 19th century, including five harpsichords, five organs, sackbuts, cornetti, baroque and classical flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, bassoons, viols, and more than a dozen baroque string instruments. All are available for use by students in the School's many ensembles: Medieval and Renaissance Music Workshop, Cappella Antica, Collegium Musicum, and Early Music Area in the annual Historical Performance Academy with guest professors who teach in master classes and workshops for a two-week seminar in late May; recent artists have included violinist Stanley Ritchie and harpsichordist Kenneth Gilbert.
URL:Music Performance (Early Music Instruments) at McGill University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,031
National: $11,427
International: $24,682
Careers:Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements


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. 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. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

    * 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 September 02, 2019