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Performance, M.Mus.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Edmonton, Canada
The Performance concentration at the University of Alberta includes studies in piano, voice, strings and selected other instruments, as well as routes in piano pedagogy and wind band conducting.

Overview

Focusing on the practical study of the Performance concentration at the University of Alberta, conducting or composition, our three M.Mus. programs allow students to delve into the concentration of their choice. 

Interested applicants will be highly qualified performers and/or composers who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in their fields. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bibliography and Methods of Research 
  • Choral Conducting 
  • Seminar in Choral Literature 
  • Choral Conducting 
  • Choral Ensemble 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A BMus degree with an average of 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate, or graduate work at the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. In the case of the MA, an Honors BA or equivalent is acceptable in place of the BMus
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The GPA calculation will be determined from the most recent 2 years (or 60 credits) of course work
  • Please ensure you meet the minimum requirements from other countries as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) before applying

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Edmonton

  • 1201 - 2000 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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