McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Sound Recording (M.Mus. Non-Thesis)

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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:Sound Recording (M.Mus. Non-Thesis) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 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.
Careers:Audio and Video Recording Technicians

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants for the master's degree must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent (as determined by McGill University), typically with a Major in music, including considerable work done in the area of specialization. Applicants found to be deficient in their background preparation may be required to take certain additional undergraduate courses. All applicants (except those for Performance, Musicology, and Sound Recording) will be required to take placement examinations. All M.Mus. applicants will be required to take a live audition. Conducting, jazz, and 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

    * 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 21, 2017