Master of Music

Specialize in composition or performance. Join peers committed to deepening the mastery of their chosen disciplines.

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MMus Music Performance Audition Information 

Piano Specific Audition Information

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Master of Music (MMus), thesis/performance based

Thesis-based programs require that you pursue independent and original research culminating in a thesis. You will work under the supervision of a faculty member whose expertise matches your research area.

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What is thesis-based study?

Pursue independent research guided by a supervisor who shares your research interests. If you want to advance your knowledge or expand your expertise in a specific field or research area, our thesis-based programs are for you.

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A supervisor is a faculty member who oversees your research and the development of your thesis.

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Complete a Master of Music at the University of Calgary while participating in the Advanced Performance Program at Mount Royal Conservatory

Through a unique collaborative agreement, students interested in an enhanced performance-focused program can complete a BMus or MMus and the APP simultaneously. Academic courses are completed at UCalgary and students study an instrument or voice with either an MRU Conservatory or UCalgary instructor. Weekly masterclasses, chamber music, recitals, and other requirements are organized so that degree/APP requirements are not duplicated.

Interested students must audition and meet the admission requirements of both institutions. UCalgary auditions typically take place in late February/early March for the BMUS, in February for the MMUS.

For more information on the APP program at MRU please use this link

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