McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Music - Performance (Gr. Art. Dip)

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Program Information

School:McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Schulich School of Music
Field of Study:Music Performance, General
Description:The Graduate Artist Diploma is the uppermost diploma offered at the Schulich School of Music. It is tailored for artist performers wishing to achieve the highest level of artistry in their craft through intensive coaching, practicing, and performance projects. Candidates are preparing for stage careers as soloists and orchestral musicians, opera singers, collaborative pianists, and chamber ensembles. Program requirements are flexible, with a range of performance project options relevant to the diverse opportunities of the modern artist (chamber, recording, creative collaborations, etc.). The program is 1-year in length, and admission is by audition. Students who hold a master?s or doctoral degree can be admitted directly into the diploma. Others can be admitted following completion of the Graduate Diploma in Performance (GDP) program. Admissibility to the combined Graduate Diploma in Performance and Graduate Artist Diploma can be assessed in a single audition.

URL:Music - Performance (Gr. Art. Dip) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,151
National: $9,163

Cost per year represents typical annual fees based on 30 credits taken during Fall and Winter terms.

Admission Requirements

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Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants for the Graduate Artist Diploma must hold a M.Mus., D.Mus., or Graduate Performance Diploma with a Major in music, including considerable work in the area of specialization. Applicants who hold a B.Mus. can apply to enter the two-year Artist Diploma, where they will complete one year in the Graduate Diploma in Performance and continue in the Artist Diploma in year two. All diploma applicants will be required to take a live audition. Female voice applicants will be required to submit screening material for pre-selection. Following a review of these materials, selected applicants will be invited to attend a live audition; see Specific admission and document requirements for each program are outlined at

    * 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 October 17, 2017