Undergraduate programs (BFA)
Nicoletta (Niki) Pasquino
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 4559
Location: GM 500-01
The Department of Music fosters a rich environment for students from diverse backgrounds to perform, compose and improvise in different languages including jazz, classical and electroacoustics. The focus on contemporary music is informed by a diversity of historical styles and genres studied through analysis, history and performance.
All students are initially accepted into either the Major in Music or the Major in Electroacoustic Studies. Following successful completion of the first-year core courses, students in the Major in Music may apply for transfer into one of the Specializations.
The Oscar Peterson Concert Hall offers a stunning venue for concerts by students, faculty, and visitors, and the associated recording studio provides Electroacoustics Majors with excellent experience for recording in professional contexts.
Performers and composers at both the student and faculty levels often collaborate with members of other Fine Arts departments, especially in the areas of contemporary dance, theatre, film, animation, installation art and performance art.
Montreal is recognized as one of the worlds most active centres of electroacoustic creativity. Music faculty members played a leading role in developing Canada's largest online electroacoustic music archive, comprising more than 3,000 works by over 200 composers, recorded and digitally archived from the 1960’s to the 1990’s.