University of Saskatchewan

24 months
6730 CAD/year
4260 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Graduate degrees in Music at the University of Saskatchewan are an opportunity for students to do intensive one-on-one study with experienced scholars and performing artists in the areas of violin, viola, piano, voice, trumpet, saxophone, conducting/music education, musicology, theory, and composition. 


Program Details

Each program culminates in a project (recitals) or thesis, depending on the discipline and degree.  Courses are carefully tailored to each student by the graduate committee to complement studies in the major areas.

The Department of Music at University of Saskatchewan offers programs in composition, music theory, and performance leading to the Master of Music (M.Mus.) and in musicology leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees. The Master of Music in Performance includes specializations in piano, voice, trumpet, saxophone, or conducting/music education (choral or wind emphasis). 

The M.Mus. program in Performance requires 24 credit units, and is project-based. The M.Mus and M.A. programs in composition, music theory, and musicology require 21 credit units plus a thesis. Certain areas of concentration also include the successful completion of a comprehensive examination and a foreign language(s). The normal time for completion is two years, including a one-year residency.

A meaningful graduate experience is enhanced by participating in professional activities.  Toward that end, the University of Saskatchewan offers the annual Fine Arts Research Lecture Series in Music, providing a forum for the exchange of scholarly ideas through the presentation of scholarly research in formal papers and lecture recitals prepared by both members of the Department of Music and guests from the national and international scholarly community. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acoustics; composition; computer music; electroacoustic; music; musical tragedy
  • Canadian Art Song; music; singers; voice
  • Conducting; music; music education; saxophone; wind orchestra
  • 19th Century; 20th Century; Beethoven; Debussy; Duke Ellington; Schubert; chamber music
  • RCMP; conducting; music; music education; trumpet; wind orchestra

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a completed on-line application, the application fee and all supporting application documents
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 80% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6730 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4260 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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