Music

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Program focuses on musicology and ethnomusicology as well as composition, giving particular but not exclusive emphasis to North American music, including jazz and urban popular music, religious music, concert music, and folk music in rural and urban localities.

Special prominence is given to ethnomusicology, contemporary concert music, jazz music, as well as popular music.

Our professors include ethnomusicologists, music historians, music theorists and composers.

You'll have access to a wide range of specialized facilities and resources including: analogue and digital piano labs; piano/practice modules; ethnomusicology and jazz archives, York’s Sound & Moving Image Library; and popular music archives.

Stream and Specializations

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Musicology
  • Composition
  • Popular music
  • Jazz

Degrees Offered

MA

4 term(s)
8 term(s)
  • Major Research Paper (MRP)
B
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2020-02-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB

PhD

18 term(s)
18 term(s)
  • Comprehensive examination(s)
  • AND Dissertation
B+
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2020-02-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB

Additional Admission Requirements

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • MA
    • Statement of intent (500 words), including Grad Course List
    • Two samples of scholarly writing
    • Resumé/CV
  • PhD
    • Statement of intent (500 words), including Grad Course List
    • Two samples of scholarly writing
    • Resumé/CV

Composition applicants for both MA & PhD, must additionally submit a portfolio (minimum two pieces that are representative of applicant’s style). To upload any audio visual files, please provide a link to YouTube or some other web-sharing service in one of their uploaded supporting documents.



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