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Our department offers the flexibility that allows you to perpare yourself as an artist and explore many areas of styles and practices, or specialize in your area of interest.

Undergraduate programs

Our three areas of study cross stylistic and curricular boundaries, allowing for combinations such as performance and composition, jazz and classical music, or electroacoustic and acoustic composition. 


Electroacoustic Studies • Jazz Studies • Music

Electroacoustic Studies

Working in multi-channel environments, students in Electroacoustic Studies (EaSt) expand and refine their sonic imagination skills, and their abilities to hear and create sounds. This program is for students who want to  create imaginary audio soundscapes, invent sound-designed atmospheres, tell stories, do location recording and much more.

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Jazz Studies

Jazz tradition and culture are at the core of the program from the start, with courses in jazz harmony, aural skills, improvisation, arranging, composition and performance. The faculty is comprised of award-winning jazz musicians from Montreal who invite their colleagues—world-renowned artists—to hold master classes throughout the year.

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The music program —always egalitarian, never elitist— encourages every student to thrive. Students can choose from a wide range of contemporary-oriented courses in theory, history, songwriting, performance, aural perception, and composition. This flexible program accommodates students’ creative interests to spark inspiration from curious learners.

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Graduate studies

At both the Master’s and Doctoral levels, the Interdisciplinary Humanities and Individualized programs are designed for each candidate, matching goals and faculty research expertise in music and across the disciplines.

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Work-study opportunities

Neusha Taherian – Student Composer in Residence with the Choeur Adleisia (2020)
Mariah Blaine Longo – Creative Arts Therapies (Music) – John F Kennedy High School

Mariah Blaine Longo – Creative Arts Therapies (Music) – John F Kennedy High School

Internships and awards

The Department of Music and the Faculty of Fine Arts offers many paid, for-credit internships and work-study opportunities for students. 

For instance, the Elspeth McConnell Fine Arts award allows undergraduate and graduate students to create their own internship project with a non-profit organization of their choice. Music students have worked at  Rock Camp for Girls, Mutek Festival, Choeur Adleisia and more. 

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Summer Field Schools

Field Schools allow students to travel, learn and earn credits in another country under the supervision of a faculty member of the Faculty of Fine Arts. Field schools are a collaboration with the Faculty of Fine Arts and Concordia International. Students enroll in them through the Faculty as they would any regular course. Fine Arts students are also eligible for funding through the Peter N. Thomson Family Trust. Previous field schools have been held in

  • Jerusalem
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
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Application, audition and portfolio information

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