Introduction

Building Hours

The Tache Arts Complex building hours are as follows: 

Monday – Sunday: 
6:00 - 7:30 am – swipe card access only  
7:30 am - 9:00 pm – open 
9:00 – 11:00 pm – swipe card access only  
11:00 pm - 6:00 am – building locked, no access for students 

University holidays: 
6:00 am – 11:00 pm – swipe card access only for students  
11:00 pm - 6:00 am – building locked, no access for students 

Dec. 24, 2022 – Jan. 3, 2023 – building locked, no access for students 

Vision and Mission

Vision : To be the destination of inspiring musical activity, through a commitment to transformative research/creative works and teaching and learning. These endeavours are uniquely strengthened by interdisciplinary knowledge and diverse perspectives, including those of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. We aspire to offer innovative programs of the highest quality at all levels of music study.

Mission: To create, preserve, communicate, and apply knowledge in composition, musicology/theory, music education, and music performance, in respectful engagement with our students, contributing to the cultural, social, and economic well-being of local, national, and global communities.

Values:

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. We have a full-time resident faculty of 32 outstanding and internationally recognized performers, composers, scholars, and researchers who are dedicated to our diverse student body, whether that teaching occurs in private lessons, masterclasses, large or small ensembles, or in the classroom. Our students also have access to internationally recognized visiting artists and scholars through masterclasses, lectures, and special performances.   

Our faculty is pleased to be a vital component of the Winnipeg arts community. Our city boasts an exceptional symphony, opera company, ballet company, several chamber orchestras, both early and new music groups, an extremely active jazz scene, and vibrant art galleries and professional theatres. With such diversity, Winnipeg is one of the most inspiring centres for the arts in Canada. Our students are enriched by the countless opportunities to which they are exposed—both as musicians and as audience members. Although we are the province’s largest university, it is a cornerstone of our program that our faculty and staff provide the individual care and attention for each individual student. We are committed to sustaining a safe and nurturing environment for all our students, faculty, and staff.  

These are stimulating times of great development for the Desautels Faculty of Music. Thanks to the generous and visionary leadership of our benefactor, Dr. Marcel Desautels, along with the support from generous donors to the Taché Arts Project, the final piece to a decade-long expansion of our music facilities will be a state-of-the art concert hall, scheduled to open in early 2024.  

Invest some time to learn more about the Desautels Faculty of Music as you explore this website, speak with us about our various programs, and visit us on campus to see our state-of -the-art facilities and experience the talents of our students, ensembles and faculty in performance. 

Staff Contact List

Helena Quintas Ramaldes, Front Office Assistant 

204-474-9310  

music@umanitoba.ca  

Edward Jurkowski, Dean  

204-474-7380  

Edward.Jurkowski@umanitoba.ca  

Laura Loewen, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs  

204-474-9547  

 Laura.Loewen@umanitoba.ca  

James Maiello, Graduate Program and Research  

204-474-6017  

James.Maiello@umanitoba.ca  

Kanchana Sankaranarayanan, Business Manager  

204-474-7240  

Kanchana.Sankaranarayanan@umanitoba.ca  

Sarah Rout, HR Officer and Executive Assistant to the Dean  

204-474-8951  

Sarah.Rout@umanitoba.ca  

Shannon Ralkie, Dean’s Office Assistant  

  

Shannon.Ralkie@umanitoba.ca  

Jennifer Wang, Student Advisor  

204-474-9133  

Jennifer.Wang@umanitoba.ca  

Louella Yambot, Admissions & Recruitment Coordinator  

204-474-9915  

Louella.Yambot@umanitoba.ca  

Sue Stone Scott,  
Facilities & Events Coordinator  

204-474-9408  

Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca  

Easha Meryum, Financial Administrator  

204-474-8062  

Easha.meryum@umanitoba.ca  

Carlos Dimawala, Financial Assistant  

204-474-7801  

Carlos.Dimawala@umanitoba.ca  

Amanda Wiebe, Graduate Program Assistant  

   204-474-9310  

   Amanda.Wiebe@umanitoba.ca  

Cailyn Harrison, Communications & Program Support Assistant  

   204-474-6728  

  Cailyn.Harrison@umanitoba.ca  

Adam Mlodzinski, Recording Studio Technician  

  

Kenneth.Mlodzinski@umanitoba.ca  

Donnalynn Grills,  
Program Coordinator, Prep Studies  

   204-474-9403  

Donnalynn.Grills@umanitoba.ca  

Francisco Fernandez, LAN Coordinator  

  

Francisco.Ferandez@umanitoba.ca  

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  • Associate Dean (Undergraduate Program)
  • Questions about undergraduate academic progress, Major Practical Study lessons, class timetable, student advocacy and students’ mental health. 
  • Laura Loewen 
  • Laura.Lloewen@umanitoba.ca 
  • *Contact Dean/Director’s Assistant Shannon Ralkie to book an appointment. 

  

  • Associate Dean (Graduate Program and Research) 
  • Questions about graduate academic progress, graduate student advocacy, and research. 
  • James Maiello 
  • James.Mmaiello@umanitoba.ca 
  • *Contact Graduate Program Assistant, Amanda Wiebe to book an appointment. 

  

  • HR Officer and Executive Assistant to the Dean 
  • Questions about salary, appointment dates and responsibilities, updating contact info and meeting requests for the Dean. 
  • Sarah Rout 
  • 204-474-8951 
  • Sarah.Rrout@umanitoba.ca 

 

  • Dean/Director’s Office Assistant 
  • Questions about meetings with the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Program), and planning on and offsite events.
  • Shannon Ralkie 
  • 204-474-8660 
  • Shannon.Rralkie@umanitoba.ca 

  

  

  • Finance Assistant 
  • Questions about payroll, purchases, payments, and expense claims. 
  • Carlos Dimawala 
  • 204-474-7801 
  • Carlos.Dimawala@umanitoba.ca  

 

 

  • Facilities & Events Coordinator 
  • Questions about facility use, maintenance and caretaking concerns, room bookings, equipment rental and swipe card access. 
  • Sue Stone Scott 
  • 204-474-9408  
  • Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca  

 

  • Student Advisor 
  • Questions about degree requirements for B. Mus., B. Jazz Studies, Post Bacc. Students; advice and/or recommendations on required courses for degree planning; University of Manitoba and DFOM policies and procedures relating to students’ academic progress, such as Jury Exams, Credit Recital Exams, Major Practical Study requirements, etc. 
  • Jennifer Wang  
  • 204-474-9133  
  • Jennifer.Wang@umanitoba.ca  

 

  • Graduate Program Assistant 
  • Questions about degree requirements for M. Mus, booking meetings with the Associate Dean, Graduate and Research, forms for Faculty of Graduate Studies, Credit Recital exam process, M. Mus. Registration and Graduate Student orientation. 
  • Amanda Wiebe 
  • 204-474-6036 
  • Amanda.Wiebe@umanitoba.ca 

 

  • Admissions Coordinator & Recruitment Lead 
  • Questions about applications, auditions, music theory entrance test, University of Manitoba and DFOM recruitment events, Taché Arts Complex tours, and scholarships. 
  • Louella Yambot  
  • 204-474-9915  
  • Louella.Yambot@umanitoba.ca  

 

  • Communications & Program Support Assistant 
  • Handles media, communications, marketing, and advertising; constantly looking for great stories to tell about students, instructors, and alumni. 
  • Sarah Boumphrey (Cailyn Harrison filling in for Sarah until early 2023)  
  • 204-474-6728  
  • Sarah.Boumphrey@umanitoba.ca  Cailyn.Harrison@umanitoba.ca 

 

  • Front Office Assistant 
  • Questions about keys, photocopy machine codes/use, and booking sessional rooms. 
  • Helena Quintas Ramaldes 
  • 204-474-9310  
  • music@umanitoba.ca    

 

  • Preparatory Studies Coordinator 
  • Questions about music lessons, group classes, and teaching possibilities with Prep Studies. 
  • Donnalynn Grills  
  • 204-474-9403  
  • Donnalynn.Grills@umanitoba.ca 

 

Area Heads

Area  

Name  

Contact Info  

Brass  

Richard Gillis  

204-474-6215  

Richard.Gillis@umanitoba.ca   

Choir  

Elroy Friesen  

204-474-6016  

Elroy.Friesen@umanitoba.ca  

Collaborative Piano  

Judy Kehler Siebert   

204-474-8564 Judith.KehlerSiebert@umanitoba.ca   

Composition  

  

Composition  

Orjan Sandred  

  

Gordon Fitzell  

204-474-9721  

Orjan.Sandred@umanitoba.ca  

204-474-7281  

Gordon.Fitzell@umanitoba.ca  

Education  

Jody Stark  

204-474-6194  

Jody.Stark@umanitoba.ca   

Jazz  

Will Bonness (Fall term)  

  

Karly Epp (Winter term)  

204-474-9430  

William.Bonness@umanitoba.ca  

204-272-1502  

Karly.Epp@umanitoba.ca  

Music Research  

Colette Simonot-Maiello 

204-474-6041  
Colette.simonot-maiello@umanitoba.ca 

Percussion  

Victoria Sparks  

204-474-7521
Victoria.Sparks@umanitoba.ca   

Piano  

David Moroz  

204-474-9595  
David.Moroz@umanitoba.ca   

Strings  

Minna Chung  

204-474-8307  

Minna.chung@umanitoba.ca   

Voice  

Mel Braun  

204-474-8774
Mel.Braun@umanitoba.ca   

Woodwinds  

Allen Harrington  

204-474-7359  

Allen.Harrington@umanitoba.ca   

General Information

Registration and Fees

Registration is completed using the Aurora System. This system can be accessed by internet only; students who live in areas without internet access should contact the Desautels Faculty of Music Student Advisor, Jennifer Wang, for registration assistance (jennifer.wang@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-9133).   

Registration for Fall and Winter term courses occurs in July and August.  

Fee payment deadlines are given in "Important Dates" on http://umanitoba.ca/student/records/deadlines/ 

Transfer Credit

Students who have attended another accredited university or college may request that courses taken at those institutions be credited as transfer credits; in such cases the student may be asked to demonstrate competencies equivalent to Desautels Faculty of Music courses for which such credit is claimed. Transfer credit is not automatically accorded. Students must provide course syllabi to the Desautels Faculty of Music for music courses.  All non-music course syllabi must be sent to the Admissions Office (evaluations@umanitoba.ca) for an evaluation.  Detailed information about transfer credit can be found at https://umanitoba.ca/admissions/undergraduate/requirements/transfer-credit.  

Minimum required periods of residency at University of Manitoba: two years with a minimum of 63 credit hours. In other words, students must take a minimum of 63 credit hours at the University of Manitoba in order to obtain a Bachelor of Jazz (Jazz Studies) at the University of Manitoba. 

Important Dates and Deadlines

Please go to the University of Manitoba website for up to date Important dates and deadlines: https://umanitoba.ca/registrar/important-dates-deadlines

Photo Identification Card

Photo identification (Student ID) card is an access key to all student services:

Students can now obtain their student card online. Please check the Registrar’s Office website at http://umanitoba.ca/student/records/pii/photo_id.html for detailed information about obtaining a student card through Aurora. 

Please carry your student ID card with you at all times.

How to activate your student ID card
Access to the Desautels Faculty of Music facilities (Building access and 4th floor practice rooms) will be activated by the Facilities and Events Coordinator in your first year of study. Returning Student ID cards will remain active. 

Activate UM Net ID

The University of Manitoba offers students access to a variety of online services including U of M email, campus wireless internet, UM Learn, Jump and more.  If you are having trouble with any of these services chat with IST here. (IST Service Desk: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  Phone: 204-474-8600 123 Fletcher Argue) 

The University of Manitoba will only use your UM email account (@myumanitoba.ca) for official communications, including messages from your instructors, department or faculty, academic advisors, and other administrative offices. Please be sure to check it regularly for information on important deadlines, competition dates, etc. 

Practice Rooms

Music students registered in Major Practical study and/or Recital are allowed to reserve time in practice rooms.

Practice Room Sign Up Procedure

During the first full week of Fall and Winter term students will sign up for practice rooms.  

Sign up sheets will be located outside the general office (T319).  

  1. On the first day only Piano majors can sign up for practice room use:
    • From 8:30 am – 1 pm Masters, Post-Baccalaureate, Pre-Masters, and third- and fourth-year Piano majors can sign up. 
    • From 1 – 4:30 pm first- and second-year Piano majors can sign up. 
  2. On the second day all Post-Baccalaureate, Masters, and Pre-Masters students can sign up. 
  3. On the third day all third- and fourth-year students can sign up. 
  4. On the fourth day all first- and second-year students can sign up. The Facilities and Events Coordinator will review these sign up sheets to ensure all DFOM policies have be adhered to. 

 

Allotted Time 

Fourth year   

2 hours/day if registered for Major Practical Study 4 AND Recital 2 

Fourth year  

1 hour/day if registered for Major Practical Study 4 OR Recital 2 

Third year   

1.5 hours/day if registered for Major Practical Study 3 AND Recital 1 

Third Year  

1 hour/day if registered in Major Practical Study 3 OR Recital 1 

Second & First Year 

1 hour/day if registered for Major Practical Study 

NOTE: If a practice room is empty please feel free to use it, however, if the student who had booked the room, please respect their booking and let them use the room.

 

Terms and Conditions:  

  • Students will use the practice rooms for their intended purpose of musical development and study. 
  • Students will not allow non-Desautels Faculty of Music students to access the practice rooms for any reason. Access to practice rooms is at the discretion of the administration and violation of this term can result in termination of the student’s own privileges to practice rooms.  
  • Propping open doors or tampering with the security swipe system is strictly prohibited.  
  • The cleanliness of a practice room is the responsibility of the occupying student, all practice rooms must be kept clean and tidy. 
  • Portholes on practice room doors are not to be obstructed in any way.  
  • Posters, music, etc. are not to be posted on the walls, unless you have received permission from the Facilities and Events Coordinator. 
  • The student is responsible for the musical instruments in the practice room they are occupying and are liable for damages which occur during their occupation of the room.  
  • No food or drink are permitted in the practice rooms.  
  • Yellow music stands have the room number written on them, and should not be removed from that practice room.  
  • Students may not teach lessons in practice spaces.  
  • The Desautels Faculty of Music building is open from 7:30AM to 9PM. All students must vacate the building by 11:00 PM.  

Failure to adhere to these policies may result in consequences ranging from a written notice to a $90 charge for piano tuning or suspension of practice room privileges.

Respectful Work and Learning Environment (RWLE)

http://umanitoba.ca/human_rights/rwle/index.html  

The Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management (OHRCM) promotes a respectful working and learning environment in which individuals are treated equitably and diversity is valued.   

Scent-Free and Smoking on Campus

  • The Desautels Faculty of Music is a scent-sensitive environment. Please refrain from using any scented products.
  • Smoking is prohibited within eight (8) meters or twenty-five (25) feet of any building entrance on the Fort Garry campus.
  • Smoking or vaping cannabis is prohibited on campus, including within all residences. Students who can present a valid prescription for marijuana will be accommodated through an allowance within the guidelines of the Clean Air policy that permits smoking at least 25 feet from an outside entrance.

Security Services

The University’s Security Program is administered by Security Services located in the Welcome Centre, 423 University Crescent open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The department provides service to students, staff and all users of the Fort Garry Campus.  

Emergency Contact Numbers

  • 555 from any university phone
  • #555 from MTS or Rogers Wireless
  • 204-474-9312 for non-emergencies
  • Any emergency phone on campus

All instances of theft should be reported to Campus Security.  Any suspicious activity should also be reported.

  • Some of the services provided by Campus Security include:
  • Safewalk
  • Emergency Phones
  • Emergency Response Plan

For more information or ask questions about any of these programs.  See: http://umanitoba.ca/campus/security/  

Desautels Faculty of Music Students' Association

Incoming students will be introduced to members of the Desautels Faculty of Music Students’ Association (FMSA) Council during Orientation sessions.  Students can contact Senior.stick.fmsa@gmail.com with any concerns at any time.   

Message from the FMSA Council

The mission of the Desautels Faculty of Music Students' Association Council (FMSA) is to foster a unified student and staff community within our faculty, and to advocate for the rights and better education of our students. Through planning social events and student initiatives, relaying student concerns to the administration and, when appropriate, relaying administrative concerns to the student body, we hope to foster a professional, positive, healthy, and supportive community within the Desautels Faculty of Music.There are many ways for you to get involved in your FMSA:

  1. Every year we seek volunteers to round out the Council as Non-Voting Representatives from different years and areas of study, so that all students' voices can be more easily heard.
  2. Typically, we organize and host a number of social events throughout the year, including free Pancake Mondays, holiday events, the First Year Bonfire, and most importantly, our annual Black & White Swing Thing social. We are looking forward to bringing many events and traditions back to campus as safely as we can for the 2022- 2023 school year! 
  3. We run the DFOM Radio show on 101.5 UMFM, which aims to highlight and broadcast student accomplishments and advertise both musical and social events to a wider audience. If you have an interest in being on the show either as a speaker or to have some of your music played, do not hesitate to contact us.You can connect with us in several ways:
  4. All are welcome to attend our meetings! Information on how to access these meetings can be found on our social media, or by contacting any council member via email.

A list of FMSA Council members and their contacts for the current academic year, as well as the most recent version of the FMSA Constitution can be found at https://umanitoba.ca/music/student-experience/fmsa.

Please contact us any time with any questions, comments or concerns you may have; we are here for you!

All our best for this academic year,
Desautels Faculty of Music Students’ Association

Book and Outerwear Lockers

Hallway lockers are located on the first floor of Taché Hall. Rental for the year is $15 cash or credit, non-refundable. The FMSA will provide locks and will assign lockers.  To rent a locker, please contact a member of FMSA council via email or by stopping by the council office, located on the first floor of Taché Hall (T115).  

Kitchenette Facilities

The Desautels Faculty of Music has three kitchenettes for student use, located in rooms T110, T480, and T2-168. Each kitchenette is equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and other kitchen essentials. All students are responsible for keeping the kitchenettes clean and useable. Students are expected to throw away old food, wash their own dishes, clean up spills, etc. A more detailed kitchenette policy is outlined below. 

 

FMSA Kitchenette Policy
We are very fortunate to have access to these facilities. These are shared spaces and therefore we must all do our part to keep them clean. Please abide bythese rules to keep our kitchenettes functional and inviting:

  1. If you are leaving food in the refrigerator, please label your food with your name and the date that it was placed in the fridge. Tape and markers will be available in the kitchenette. If you cannot find them, please visit the FMSA office (T115).
  2. Food can be left overnight,but please refrain from keeping food in the fridge for extended periods of time. Council aims to remove old food biweekly. Food that is older than two weeks old will be thrown out in its container.
  3. Please avoid keeping empty containers, large containers with small amounts of food, or lunch bags in the fridge for an extended period of time.
  4. Do not take food that does not belong to you!
  5. The kettle, microwave, and Keurig are available for your use. Please cleanup any spills or other messes in the microwave, in the fridge, or on the counters.
  6. Please wash your dishes!
  7. Please remember to take your dishes/containers home with you.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact the FMSA Council in person, by email (senior.stick.fmsa@gmail.com) or by leaving a suggestion in our Suggestion Box located on top of the microwave in the first floor kitchenette (T110).

Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library

General Information and Library Hours

The Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library is located in T1-257, on the 2nd floor of the Taché Arts Complex, and is open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30. The primary responsibility of our staff is to assist you in using library materials for coursework, ensembles and Major Practical Study. Come say hello and see what we have for you!   

Music Resource Guide: https://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/musicguide  
Contact info: https://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/musicguide/library  

You can search and place requests for print scores through the library catalogue, access online resources (scores, research materials, and recordings). See information here: https://umanitoba.ca/libraries/  

Loan Periods

Item 

Loan Period 

Books and scores 

Semester-long  

Periodicals 

7 days 

DVD/CDs 

14 days 

Other materials 

Consult staff 

Note: Material may be recalled if another patron needs the item.

-Specially marked items may have shorter borrowing times 
-Material may be recalled if another patron needs the item 
-Technology for playback is available in the library 

 

Library Account 
All library notices (e.g. overdue and recalls) are sent to @myumanitoba email accounts, so please check your email regularly. This is our primary mode of contact with students! 

Library Card

Your UM student card is your library card. The account is linked to your UMNetID, and you can use those credentials to track your borrowing.   

Computer Facilities & Printing/Copying

All students, faculty and staff automatically have Library Print accounts. Your printing activity is associated with your UMNetID and is tracked online in your Library Print account. The set up process takes about 10 minutes before you can print. Set up your account here: https://umanitoba.ca/libraries/print  

Writing Tutors

This is a completely free, very useful service for all students. Appointment bookings and more information are available online at: https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/academic-supports/academic-learning

Bachelor of Jazz Studies Program Information

Program Information

The Bachelor of Jazz Studies degree program focuses on critical performance and composition skills that are important for a career in jazz and other contemporary genres. The curriculum includes core courses in jazz improvisation, theory, history, musicianship, composition, arranging, pedagogy, and keyboarding. There is a strong emphasis on performance, with two ensemble courses per year and recitals in years three and four. Students receive private lessons with a professional performer on their major instrument throughout the four-year program. Additionally, elective courses and ensemble options allow students to explore musical interests outside of jazz. 

Major Practical Study and Jury Examination

Lesson Format

Courses MUSC 1400, MUSC 2400, MUSC 3470, MUSC 4470 

Each student taking Major Practical Study will normally receive one hour of private instruction each week for the entire academic year, for a total of 26 hours. 48 hours’ notice is required to cancel a lesson. It is at the discretion of the instructor when or if the lesson will be made up. 

In order to be eligible for Major Practical Study, students are required to enroll in more than 50% (16 credits) of that year's regular credit hours, excluding the Major Practical Study. 

Each student will discuss with their professor the goals for the year in terms of technical achievement, repertoire development and practice time required.   

Special and Visiting Students may not normally register for Major or Minor Practical Study courses. 

Masterclasses

Jazz masterclass takes place every Friday from 2:30-4:30 pm in T2-272 while classes are running. It is mandatory for all students enrolled in Major Practical Study with a jazz faculty or sessional instructor in any year of their undergraduate or master’s program.  

Masterclass is the one opportunity for all jazz students to come together. Classes are led by jazz faculty as well as local and non-local guest artists. These weekly sessions help to establish a sense of community, allow opportunity for both music-making and valuable discussion, and provide students with unique learning experiences they do not get elsewhere, often with guest artists they would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn from.  

If a student believes they have a valid reason for missing masterclass, they are to email Fabio.ragnelli@umanitoba.ca at least 24 hours prior to the masterclass they would miss and ask if they can be marked with an excused absence upon explaining the reason for the absence. Excused absences are granted only in situations where a conflict cannot be changed (i.e. an appointment with a specialist, a funeral, etc.). Excused absences are not granted in situations where the conflict is avoidable (i.e. – a gig, a work shift, most appointments, a social event, a vacation, etc.). This also applies to students having to arrive late, leave early, or be excused from a portion of masterclass. If a student knows they will be late or absent, they should contact Fabio Ragnelli in advance - regardless of whether they have reason to believe their absence will be excused or not - out of courtesy and for planning purposes. 

Students who arrive late, leave early, or miss a portion of masterclass without prior approval will simply be marked as late. Three “lates” is the equivalent of one absence. Arriving late is considered arriving at 2:30 pm or later. Leaving early is considered leaving any time prior to 4:30 pm or the formal end of masterclass (whichever comes first). Missing a portion of masterclass is considered a departure for most reasons other than a washroom break. Any late arrival/departure of greater than twenty minutes will be marked as an absence. Should a masterclass unintentionally run past 4:30pm, students have permission to leave, though are encouraged to remain until things finish out of courtesy to the presenter.  

Students who are sick are asked to submit notice to Fabio Ragnelli via email prior to the start of masterclass. They will be generally be marked as absent due to illness.  

Should a student obtain three or more unexcused absences, the equivalent in lates, or a combination of both by the end of the year, their Major Practical Study grade will be lowered by one letter grade.  

Interrupted Major Practical Study

Students who do not enroll in Major Practical Study or Credit Recital for a period longer than one term will be required to re-audition for placement in Major Practical Study. Contact the Jazz Area Head for repertoire information, as well as the Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator (Louella.Yambot@umanitoba.ca) to make arrangements for the re-audition. 

Jury Examinations

MPS for Bachelor of Jazz Studies and Post-Baccalaureate (Jazz) Students  (Courses MUSC 1400, MUSC 2400, MUSC 3470, MUSC 4470, MUSC 5400)  

 

Lesson Format  
Each Jazz student taking MPS will normally receive one hour of private instruction each week for the entire academic year, for a total of 26 hours. Every Jazz student is required to attend Jazz Masterclass, held each week on Friday from 2:30 – 4:30 pm, as part of MPS.   

  

MPS Grading  
Final grades in MPS are broken down as follows:  

  • 60% is generated by the MPS Instructor  
  • 40% is the average of the Jury Panel’s grade  

Students in MUSC 3470, MUSC 4470 and MUSC 5400 who are registered for a Recital in the same academic year will not perform a Jury Exam; therefore, the MPS Instructor will determine 100% of the grade.  

A term grade of “D” (60-69) or “F” (59 or below) from the MPS Instructor will constitute the final grade for the course and will not be added to the jury grade. In this instance, the student is not eligible for a Jury Exam.  

A final jury grade of “D” (60-69) will result in a grade of “D-incomplete”. A jury grade of “F” (59 or below) will result in a final grade of “F-incomplete” for the entire course. In this instance, the student will have no longer than six months from the day of the failed Jury Exam to repeat the Jury Exam.  The same repertoire may be performed at the repeated Jury Exam.  A grade of “C” or higher on this second jury will be averaged with the MPS Instructor’s grade to determine the final grade.  A grade of “D” or “F” on the second Jury Exam will become the final grade for the MPS course.  

  

Jury Examinations   
Jazz students in first and second year are required to perform a Jury Exam as part of their MPS (courses MUSC 1400 and MUSC 2400). Third- and fourth-year Jazz students are NOT required to perform a Jury Exam for MPS (courses MUSC 3470 and MUSC 4470) if they are registered in a Credit Recital that year.    

  

Jury Exam Format   
Jury Exams normally take place at the end of April in the Jazz room. When unavoidable circumstances arise (e.g. illness or other issues of a critical nature), deferred Jury Exams may be allowed with the permission of the Associate Dean.  A deferred Jury Exam is considered an incomplete in the course and this incomplete will constitute the grade submitted until the deferred exam is taken. Students may not register for the next level of MPS until the deferred Jury Exam has been successfully completed. They will typically take place on the Monday and Tuesday of the second week of exams, but those days are subject to change. Students will be assigned a 15-minute time slot. A rhythm section will be provided.   

Students will be asked to play a total of three tunes from their supplied list, with the tunes being selected by the Jury Exam panel at the time of their Jury Exam. Students completing a year two, three, or four Jury Exam will be asked to play two tunes from their current year list, and one from a prior year’s list. All tunes will be accompanied by the provided rhythm section.   

  

Panel and Grading  
All Jury Exam panels will be comprised of a minimum of three jazz faculty members. A student’s MPS instructor will not be one of their panelists, though may be present (and may or may not provide written feedback).  The Jury Exam Panel gives marks independently, without consultation. The grade a student receives on their jury will be determined by the average of the panelists’ marks. Jury Exam marks make up 40% of a student’s final MPS grade.   

Students will be graded in a holistic manner, taking a number of factors into consideration. Categories being considered may include (but are not limited to) preparedness, presentation, musicianship, mastery of instrument, melody delivery, improvising, comping, and instrument-specific elements. Students are encouraged to think about and present their Jury Exams as they would professional performances.  

  

Content   
Jury lists correspond with a student’s year in MPS. For example, if a student is in year one of MPS, they will use the year one jury list. As such, while the jury lists may correspond to some degree with the same year’s improv tune list, it is possible that a student’s jury list will not align with their current year’s improv list if their MPS year and improv year are not the same. Please note that while many improv tunes are on each year’s list, not all tunes from all years will be on each of the jury lists. Review carefully.  

  

Each year, students will provide a list of 10 tunes* from the corresponding year’s jury list. These tunes should be selected in consultation with the student’s MPS instructor and should be balanced in terms of styles and tempos.     

Students in MPS years two, three, or four will also provide a list of 10 tunes from each prior year*. Therefore, students in year two will provide a list of 20 tunes, in year three, 30, in year four, 40.  

Students will be responsible for knowing all of the tunes on their full jury list. The Jury Exam panel will select three tunes for the student to play at the time of the Jury Exam (three from the list for year one and Post Bacc., two from the current year’s list and one from an old list for years two, three, and four). Students are expected to play the head in*, solo (be prepared for up to two choruses), and head out for each of the three tunes. All material is to be played from memory. Students may be asked to stop prior to the end of the piece if the panel feels they have enough information to provide an accurate grade.  

*For the 2022-2023 school year, students in Year 1 will have 10 tunes, students in Year 2 will have 20 tunes, students in Year 3 will have 30 tunes (10 from each of the Year 1, 2, and 3 lists), and students in Year 4 will have 30 tunes (10 from each of the Year 2, 3, and 4 lists).   

   

Jury Repertoire Forms  
All students completing Jury Exams will need to fill out a Jazz Jury Repertoire Form. This form will need to be signed by the student and their MPS instructor and uploaded to the Jazz Juries course shell in UM Learn under “Assignments” and the appropriate year’s jury repertoire folder. Once this form has been submitted, jury lists cannot be changed.  

  

Additional Instrument-specific Expectations:  
Piano, guitar, and bass players will be required to comp for another soloist in addition to the above requirements.     

Drummers  
In addition to the basic Jury Exam requirements, drummers will be required to sing the melody of each of their 10 tunes prior to playing the song with the rest of the rhythm section.  

For their list of 10 tunes, drummers must select a minimum of three italicized tunes to play the changes to on piano. While they are welcome to include more than three of the highlighted tunes on their list of 10, they will only be responsible for knowing the changes to the three of their choosing. Of those three, they will be asked to play the changes to two at the time of their Jury Exam. Playing the changes will consist of playing the root in the left hand and playing guide tones in the right hand.  

Vocalists   
Vocalists completing a year one Jury Exam will prepare all 10 tunes on the list, using the melody and lyrics for “I Got Rhythm” in lieu of the melody for “Oleo.”  

Vocalists completing a year two, three, or four Jury Exam will prepare a minimum of eight of the 10 vocal (bolded) tunes from each year’s list. They are welcome to prepare all 10 vocal tunes. While some additional songs that are not bolded do have lyrics available, they will not be considered vocal tunes for the purposes of these Jury Exams.  

All tunes should be in the most suitable key as determined by each individual vocalist with the assistance of their MPS instructor. Vocalists should prepare two copies of each chart (for the pianist and bassist) in cases where their most suitable key differs from the original.  

Vocalists should be prepared to sing a second, elaborated chorus of melody in addition to the initial head in on all non-ballad swing tunes.  

  
Jazz Jury Tune List  
Italicized tunes (some of which are also bolded) are in reference to drummers and have no relevance for others.  

Bolded tunes are in reference to vocalists and have no relevance for others.


Year One

Year Two  

Year Three 

Year Four 

Autumn Leaves 

Blue Monk 

The Girl from Ipanema 

Honeysuckle Rose 

How High the Moon 

The Nearness of You 

Oleo / I Got Rhythm 

So What 

Sweet Georgia Brown 

Take the 'A' Train 

A Child Is Born 

All of You 

Au Privave 

Black Narcissus 

Blues for Alice 

Body and Soul 

Corcovado 

Equipoise 

Footprints 

Four on Six 

I Mean You 

It Could Happen to You 

Lady Bird 

Maiden Voyage 

Moose the Mooche 

No More Blues 

There Is No Greater Love 

What Is This Thing Called Love? 

Witchcraft 

Yardbird Suite 

You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To 

A Night in Tunisia 

Alone Together 

Ana Maria 

Beatrice 

Bolivia 

Giant Steps 

Have You Met Miss Jones? 

How Insensitive 

I Love You 

Lazy Bird 

Like Someone in Love 

Little B's Poem 

Mambo Influenciado 

Misty 

Moment's Notice 

Nica's Dream 

Night Dreamer 

On Green Dolphin Street 

Solar 

Some Other Time 

Someday My Prince Will Come 

Take Five 

The Song Is You 

Tune Up 

Woody 'n' You 

All the Things You Are 

Blue in Green 

Criss Cross 

Dolphin Dance 

Embraceable You 

Eye of the Hurricane 

Fall 

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum 

Gone with the Wind 

I Know That You Know 

I Remember You 

Inner Urge 

Just Friends 

Just One of Those Things 

Midnight Sun 

Some Other Blues 

Stella by Starlight 

Tones for Joan's Bones 

UMMG 

Very Early 

Wave 

Whisper Not 

 

Concert Attendance Policy

The new Concert Attendance Policy will be finalized at the September 2022 Faculty Council meeting. More information will be distributed following the meeting. 

Minor Practical Study

Minor Practical Study

Minor Practical Study is available to students in all four years of the Bachelor of Jazz Studies program with the written permission of the Associate Dean, Undergraduate. There is a limit on the number of students who are allowed to elect these courses, as well as on the subject areas available for study. Students who would like further information are encouraged to speak with the student advisor. The Minor Practical Study Practical Request Proposal form can be found online on the DFOM Forms webpage.

Credit Recitals

Courses MUSC 3554, MUSC 4564

Lesson Format for Recitals

Students registered for MUSC 3554 (Jazz Recital 1) and MUSC 4564 (Jazz Recital 2) will receive 0.5 hours of instruction per week (13 hours of instruction per academic year.) 

The instructor, in consultation with the student, will schedule this instruction as regular additional lessons, as coaching time in preparation for the recital, or as a combination of the two. 

48 hours notice is required to cancel a lesson. It is at the discretion of the instructor when or if the lesson will be made up.

Credit Recital Scheduling and Booking

Anyone signing up for a jazz recital is required to find a jazz recital partner to share their evening with. Recitals may be held Monday – Saturday. The first Credit Recital of the evening will always begin at 7:00 pm. The second will begin at either 8:00 pm or 8:15 pm. If the first Credit Recital is MUSC 3554, the second will begin at 8:00 pm. If the first Credit Recital is MUSC 4564, the second will begin at 8:15 pm. Receptions are not permitted in either of the music buildings at any time. 

Jazz recitals should be treated as professional engagements. Students are fully responsible for all organization. Start early! Book the venue with Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca after confirming the date with any musicians who will be accompanying you. The date may not be changed except with a doctor’s note.   

To book the  date, please submit the Undergraduate Credit Recital Booking Form – Jazz (https://umanitoba.ca/music/student-experience/forms) to the Facilities and Events Coordinator (Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca) by January 30, 2023. Payment must be received before the booking is confirmed. A late fee of $25 will apply after January 30, 2023. 

The Recital Approval Form must be submitted to the Jazz Jury Examination and Credit Recital Coordinator (Karly Epp) a minimum of one (1) month before the Credit Recital. 

Dress rehearsals for Credit Recitals can be booked through Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca. Plan any assistance needed to help the Credit Recital run smoothly well ahead of time. MUSC 4564 students may book a maximum of four hours for dress rehearsal prior to a Credit Recital. MUSC 3554 students may book a maximum of three hours for dress rehearsal prior to a Credit Recital.   

Credit Recital Programs

Finalized jazz recital programs are to be emailed to music@umanitoba.ca in “Word” format a minimum of one week before the Credit Recital. The program must follow the Recital Program Template provided online at: https://umanitoba.ca/music/student-experience/forms

Please consult the Recital Formatting Guide for instructions on how to use the template, formatting content, etc.  

NOTE: The Desautels Faculty of Music office will email an electronic copy the program and print out 30 black and white copies

Jazz Undergraduate Credit Recital Preparation Checklist

  • Find a partner to share the evening with.  

  • Choose a date. (Must be a Monday – Saturday evening. Times can be found on the booking form.)  

  • Confirm availability of all musicians involved as well as your MPS instructor.  

  • Complete the Undergraduate Credit Recital Booking Form - Jazz to Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca a minimum of two months prior to Credit Recital date. No later than January 30th, 2023 or a $25 late charge will be added to the Recital fee.  

    • For on-campus Credit Recitals, book the venue with Sue Stone Scott.   

      • To book the dress rehearsal contact Sue Stone Scott. (Fourth year students may book a maximum of four hours for a dress rehearsal prior to a Credit Recital. Third year students may book a maximum of three hours for dress rehearsal prior to a Credit Recital.)   

    • For off-campus Credit Recitals, contact the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) for approval of your location.  

  • For on-campus Credit Recitals, pay the $100 Recital fee in the Reception Office.  

  • Plan program in conjunction with MPS instructor.  

  • Submit finalized repertoire list using the Recital Program Approval Form - Jazz to Karly.Epp@umanitoba.ca a minimum of one (1) month prior to Credit Recital date.  

  • Draft your program in Microsoft Word using the Recital Program Template and Recital Formatting Guide.  

  • Submit your final program to music@umanitoba.ca a minimum of one (1) week prior to Credit Recital date.  

  • Print additional programs as desired (the Reception Office will print 30 copies).  

Credit Recital Program Requirements

Credit Recital MUSC 3554 (Jazz Recital 1) Total length of repertoire: 40 – 45 minutes 

  • Total recital (including transition times, speaking, etc.) not to exceed 60 minutes 
  • Must incorporate a minimum of six tunes 
  • Must incorporate at least one contrafact 
  • Must incorporate at least three American Songbook Standards or jazz compositions 

 

Credit Recital MUSC 4564 (Jazz Recital 2) 

  • Total length of repertoire: 50 – 60 minutes 
  • Total recital (including transition times, speaking, etc.) not to exceed 75 minutes 
  • Must incorporate a minimum of seven tunes 
  • Must incorporate at least two original pieces (one may be a contrafact) 
  • Must incorporate at least two American Songbook Standards or jazz compositions 

Credit Recitals must be balanced stylistically, displaying a range of the students’ abilities through repertoire choices rooted firmly in the jazz tradition. From year to year, Credit Recital repertoire should be distinct and not overlapping. 

It is possible that your MPS instructor may make personalized adjustments to the requirements above as they deem necessary. Ensure you have reviewed your desired repertoire choices with them multiple times before submitting your Recital Approval Form. http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/music/forms/224.html

Credit Recital Grading

A recital panel (which has been approved by the Desautels Faculty of Music) will assign grades for Credit Recitals. The members of the panel will meet after the recital and determine a single letter grade. A comment sheet from each of the panel members will be returned to the student as soon as possible following the performance. Comments are written so that the mark given is reflective of the weight of the comments. 

A minimum mark of “B” is required to fulfill the recital requirement.  

Recitals will be marked on a number of components which will include elements such as: 

  • Technical command of the instrument 
  • Musical expressiveness 
  • Ability to improvise 
  • Knowledge of repertoire 
  • Preparation 
  • Organization and time management 
  • Presentation and stage presence 

Recital grading does not follow a specific rubric, but rather, takes a holistic approach. 

Credit Recital Repertoire

From year to year, Credit Recital Exam repertoire should be distinct and not overlapping, except in unusual circumstances approved in advance by the Dean’s Office. 

Ensemble Placement

Ensemble Placement

Students will normally participate in two ensembles (MUSC XX84 and MUSC XX90) relevant to the student’s major practical study area. If a student would like to request an exception to the above policy the Request for Exception to Undergraduate Ensemble Regulations form must be submitted to the Associate Dean by the end of the first full week of classes outlining the nature of the request. Final decisions regarding special requests will be made by the Associate Dean in consultation with Ensemble Directors where necessary. All B. Jazz Studies students are expected to complete a Jazz Ensemble audition during the Audition period in late August.  

Students wishing to participate in more than two ensembles must complete the Request of Exception to Undergraduate Ensemble Regulations form. The form requires the following signatures: 

The Associate Dean will make the final decision on the request and communicate directly with the student.

Academic Progress and Policies

Student Responsibilities

As a student of the Desautels Faculty of Music please:

Academic Progress

All questions concerning academic regulations should be directed to the Associate Dean (Contact Shannon.Ralkie@umanitoba.ca if you'd like to make an appointment) and/or Student Advisor Jennifer Wang. The Student Advisor serves as academic advisor for all undergraduate students in the Desautels Faculty of Music.   

Within the first week of the term, students will receive course syllabi for all academic courses, ensembles, and lessons. 

A grade of “C” or better is required in each Music course throughout the Bachelor of Jazz Studies program except where the Desautels Faculty of Music Bachelor of Jazz Studies Handbook states otherwise. If a student needs help maintaining a “C” grade please see the Student Advisor or the Associate Dean. The aforementioned people are there to assist students, but it is a student’s responsibility to seek help. In addition, the Academic Learning Centre (see page 26) has resources that some students may find helpful. 

A sessional (September – April) grade point average of less than 2.0 (“C”) or failure to achieve a grade of “C” or better in two Music courses will result in a student being placed on probation. While on probation, the student remains in the program but is subject to a set of conditions that are established by the Desautels Faculty of Music. A student failing to meet these conditions may be placed on suspension.  

Supplemental examinations are not given in the Desautels Faculty of Music, with the following exception: if a Jury Examination mark of “D” has been assigned in Major Practical Study, the Jury Examination may be redone prior to the next registration. 

Each student is permitted a maximum of 21 credit hours of failed Music courses in the Bachelor of Jazz Studies program. Students will not be permitted to register for a required music course more than twice without the permission of the Associate Dean.  

Repeat Rule

Subject to faculty regulations, required courses graded “F” or “D” must be repeated, usually at the next opportunity. Elective courses graded “F” may either be repeated or another elective substituted.  

Bachelor of Jazz Studies students may not register for third year Major Practical Study or Recital I until all required first year music courses have been successfully completed, nor for fourth year Major Practical Study or Recital II until all second year music courses have been successfully completed, except by consent of the Associate Dean.  

Attendance

DFOM Class Attendance Policy – Academic courses/Ensembles  

Regular attendance is expected of students in all courses. As per new University policy, students have two days to provide instructors with this form, copying the Student Advisor or Graduate Program Assistant, as appropriate, for any absence from classes of less than 72 hours. If an absence lasts longer than 72 hours, students must speak with the Student Advisor first. If a student misses a Final exam, they must speak with the Student Advisor.  

All other absences will be unexcused. Any unexcused absences from Ensemble or Major Practical Study courses, or three hours of unexcused absences from any other DFOM course, may result in the student being required to withdraw from the course or Ensemble, or may result in a failing grade being assigned.   

  

DFOM Class Attendance Policy  - MPS/Recital  

Regular attendance is expected of students in all courses. Each student taking MPS will normally receive one hour of private instruction each week for the entire academic year, for a total of 26 hours, with the exception of MUSC 4160, which has a total of 13 hours. Except in cases of emergency, 48 hours’ notice is required to cancel a lesson. It is at the discretion of the instructor when or if the lesson will be made up.    

As per new University policy, students have two days to provide instructors with this form in lieu of a medical note copying the Student Advisor or Graduate Program Assistant, as appropriate, for any absence from classes of less than 72 hours, if requested by the MPS or recital instructor. If an absence lasts longer than 72 hours, students must speak with the Student Advisor first. If a student misses a jury, they must speak with the Student Advisor.  

All other absences will be unexcused. Any unexcused absences from Ensemble or Major Practical Study courses, or three hours of unexcused absences from any other DFOM course, may result in the student being required to withdraw from the course or Ensemble, or may result in a failing grade being assigned.   

Attendance at Masterclasses and Studio Classes is an important part of studies at DFOM. Other more specific attendance requirements will be set by each instrument/voice area, as will regulations about collaborative musicians. Students’ attendance and preparation for Masterclasses and Studio Classes may be reflected in their Major Practical Study grade.   

Academic Dishonesty

According to the University of Manitoba Undergraduate Calendar, under General Academic Regulations, Academic Integrity: 

The University of Manitoba takes academic integrity seriously. As a member of the International Centre for Academic Integrity, the University defines academic integrity as a commitment to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. (International Centre for Academic Integrity, 2014)  

To help students understand the expectations of the University of Manitoba, definitions for the types of prohibited behaviours are in the Student Academic Misconduct Procedure and provided below.  

"Academic Misconduct" means any conduct that has, or might reasonably be seen to have, an adverse effect on the academic integrity of the University, including but not limited to:  

(a) Plagiarism – the presentation or use of information, ideas, images, sentences, findings, etc. as one’s own without appropriate attribution in a written assignment, test or final examination.  

(b) Cheating on Quizzes, Tests, or Final Examinations – the circumventing of fair testing procedures or contravention of exam regulations. Such acts may be premeditated/planned or may be unintentional or opportunistic.  

(c) Inappropriate Collaboration – when a student and any other person work together on assignments, projects, tests, labs or other work unless authorized by the course instructor.  

(d) Duplicate Submission – cheating where a student submits a paper/assignment/test in full or in part, for more than one course without the permission of the course instructor.  

(e) Personation – writing an assignment, lab, test, or examination for another student, or the unauthorized use of another person’s signature or identification in order to impersonate someone else. Personation includes both the personator and the person initiating the personation.  

(f) Academic Fraud – falsification of data or official documents as well as the falsification of medical or compassionate circumstances/documentation to gain accommodations to complete assignments, tests or examinations.  

Note that the above applies to written, visual, and spatial assignments as well as oral presentations.  Over the course of your university studies, you may find yourself in situations that can make the application of these definitions unclear. The University of Manitoba wants to help you be successful, and this includes providing you with the knowledge and tools to support your decisions to act with integrity. There are a number of people and places on campus that will help you understand the rules and how they apply to your academic work. If you have questions or are uncertain about what is expected of you in your courses, you have several options:  

  • Ask your professor, instructor, or teaching assistant for assistance or clarification.  

  • Get support from the Academic Learning Centre or Libraries:  

  • Visit the Academic Integrity site for information and tools to help you understand academic integrity.  

  • Make an appointment with the Student Advocacy office. This office assists students to understand their rights and responsibilities and provides support to students who have received an allegation of academic misconduct.  

The Desautels Faculty of Music views plagiarism as a very serious academic offence.  Students found guilty of plagiarism in any course will receive a failing grade for that course.  If a second offence should occur, the student will be placed on academic suspension. 

Undergraduate Grade Appeals

The Desautels Faculty of Music follows the appeal process outlined in the University of Manitoba Regulations.  Please find details of the University of Manitoba policy at:    

Student Rating of Instruction (SRI) and Internal Desautels Faculty of Music Evaluations

At the end of each term, students in all courses and ensembles with more than six registrants complete an evaluation of the professor and the course. The SRI is available via your UM Learn course homepage and replaces the former SEEQ/eSEEQ tool for student feedback for degree-credit courses. The SRI has been added to every UM Learn course (this includes non-credit courses). 

Major Practical Study and Ensemble evaluations can be obtained at the Reception Office, two weeks prior to the last day of classes in the winter term. These are internal evaluations only. Please contact the Front Office Assistant if you have questions about this procedure.  

Dean's Honour List

Bachelor of Jazz Studies students who achieve a sessional (September – April) grade point average of 3.5 and higher, and are registered in a minimum of 80% of a full-time program in both Fall and Winter terms will be eligible for the Dean’s Honour List. This is reflected on a students’ transcript. 

Students who are granted incomplete or deferral status in any course will not be eligible for the Dean’s Honour List. 

University Gold Medal

The Desautels Faculty of Music University Gold Medal shall be awarded to the graduating student who has achieved the highest degree grade point average for the entire four-year program, including non-Music electives. The program must be completed within the four years, and may include any work taken during summer and intersession; all work must be done at the University of Manitoba.  

Desautels Music Program Medals

Desautels Faculty of Music Medal in Jazz Studies

The Desautels Faculty of Music Program Medal shall be awarded to the graduating student in each music program who has achieved the highest degree grade point average for the entire four-year program, including non-Music electives. The program must be completed within four years, and may include any work taken during summer and intersession; all work must be done in residence at the University of Manitoba. 

Tie-Breaking Mechanism
In the event of a tie based upon the criteria described above, the following mechanism will be used to break the tie:

In the event of a tie based upon the criteria described above, the following mechanism will be used to break the tie: 

  • The degree grade point average is to be calculated to the fourth decimal place. 
  • Preference is to be given to the student who has a higher proportion of “A+” and “A” grades in a total program. 
  • Preference is to be given to students who have taken the largest number of credit hours. 
  • If the tie still persists, the Desautels Faculty of Music Scholarship and Awards Committee, along with any others appointed by the Dean, will meet to select the recipient. 

Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships

The Desautels Faculty of Music offers generous financial support through merit awards and renewable scholarships.  Merit awards are given to students each year based on accomplishments. There is no application for these awards. 

Bursaries

Support based on financial need is offered through the BURSARY program at the Desautels Faculty of Music and the University of Manitoba. Applications for bursaries are made on "Aurora Student" and the deadline for submission is October 1, 2023.  Please check the Financial Aid & Award website at http://umanitoba.ca/student/fin_awards/bursaries/ for detailed bursary information or contact the Admissions Coordinator at 204-474-9915.

Desautels Faculty of Music Endowment Fund

The endowment fund consists of funds donated by private donors and students.  All Desautels Faculty of Music students contribute to the fund, as decided through a referendum process. A portion of the endowment fund goes toward continuing scholarships for students.  

The goal of the fund is to promote excellence in the Desautels Faculty of Music through support of students for a wide variety of innovative projects and programs consistent with the academic goals of the Faculty, including but not limited to: scholarship and research, professional development, travel. 

Individual and group applications for projects and travel grants are made to the Endowment Fund committee. The application form and submission deadline are available at: umanitoba.ca/music/financial-aid-awards-and-competitions#competitions – Select Open to multiple areas, instruments or voice.

Facilities and Equipment

General Information

Respect for Facilities and Equipment

  • Desautels Faculty of Music facilities and equipment are reserved for credit-related activities only. All non-credit use is prohibited without the express consent of the Facilities & Events Coordinator.  
  • The Desautels Faculty of Music facilities are not to be used for any private lesson teaching unrelated to University of Manitoba teaching activities.  All teaching of private lessons in our facilities must be to students registered in Major Practical Study on that instrument with that teacher, or must be arranged through the Division of Preparatory Studies. 
  • All users of facilities and equipment are fully financially responsible for any and all damage to or loss of said facilities and equipment, including instruments, laptop and desktop computers, pianos, sound equipment, etc. Please take appropriate steps to ensure the safety and security of Desautels Faculty of Music equipment. 

A copy of the complete Facilities & Equipment Use Policy is available from the Facilities & Events Coordinator, Sue Stone Scott (Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca). 

Room Bookings

To book Eva Clare Hall and Rooms in the Tache Arts Complex, email the Facilities and Events Coordinator (Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca) with your booking request. 

MUSC 4562 students may book a maximum of four hours for dress rehearsal prior to a Credit Recital. MUSC 3554 students may book a maximum of three hours for dress rehearsal prior to a Credit Recital.   

Middays

The Desautels Faculty of Music reserves the time slot from 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for Midday Recitals. The primary function of the Midday Recital is to provide students with an opportunity to gain experience in performance, as both presenters and as audience.  The Midday Recital time will also include programs by faculty members and visiting artists and scholars, and Health and Wellness events.   

Most programs will take place in Eva Clare Hall; it is available one hour before the Midday recital time for on-stage sound checks.  

To book a midday, use the Midday Recital Request form, available from the General Office or online on the DFOM Forms webpage.  

The piano used at midday recitals will be either the 7’ Yamaha or the 7’ Kawai. These pianos will be used on a rotating basis, user preference cannot be accommodated for midday recitals.  

Food and drinks are allowed in the seating area of Eva Clare Hall during middays. Please pick up garbage and containers left on the floor or on seats when you are leaving the hall.  

Recording Session Information

The recording studio is available Monday to Friday, 8:30-4:30 pm, excluding holidays, by appointment only. For recording sessions outside of these hours students will be required to pay $20.00 per hour.   

For more information regarding recording sessions please contact the Recording Studio Technician at kenneth.mlodzinksi@umanitoba.ca

Equipment Loans

With some exceptions, please note that all students are expected to acquire their own instruments prior to study, or within the first year of study at the Desautels Faculty of Music. Should you require an equipment loan, contact the Facilities and Events Coordinator at Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca. 

Instrument Techniques Courses - Instrument Loan Guidelines

Students enrolled in a Techniques course who require the temporary loan of student-quality instrument(s) must sign a University of Manitoba Equipment Loan Agreement for each instrument. This does not apply to the Percussion Techniques course unless instruments are to be removed from the teaching area at any time. 

The Desautels Faculty of Music will supply consumable materials such as reeds, drum pads, and sticks at a cost to the students. 

The student is financially responsible for any repairs needed due to damage deemed excessive by the Facilities and Events Coordinator.  

Student Employment Opportunities

Student Employment Opportunities

There are a variety of part-time positions available in the Faculty for full-time students (registered for 9 Credit Hours for fall term and 9 Credit Hours for winter term) who are legally able to work in Canada: http://umanitoba.ca/admin/human_resources/employment/employment_opportunities.html 

All Grader/Marker positions are posted and applied to through UM Careers, found here: (https://viprecprod.ad.umanitoba.ca/default.aspx).  

Student Technician and Student Office Assistant positions are available upon discussion with the Facilities and Events Coordinator, Sue Stone Scott (Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca). Check Career Services at https://www.umanitoba.ca/career-services/ for other employment opportunities. 

Student Support Services

Student Support Services

Accessibility Services

Contact the Student Accessibility Services and inform your professor as soon as possible regarding any special accommodations needed for your learning environment.

Student Advocacy

To get questions answered about rights and responsibilities as a student you can contact Student Advocacy

Academic Learning Centre

The Academic Learning Centre (ALC) serves students with a writing or study skills tutor, and /or attend workshops in order to further develop academic strengths and skills in writing, learning and research. 

Career Services

Career Services assists all University of Manitoba students with career planning and job search questions. 

Respectful Work and Learning Environment

To ensure a positive educational experience for everyone the university has a policy outlining expectations for students and professors:

Sexual Violence Support & Education

Student Counseling Centre

The Student Counseling Centre deals with any aspect of your mental health and well-being, including stress, relationships, anxiety, depression, etc.

Mobile Crisis Service

For 24/7 Mental Health Support, the Mobile Crisis Service can be reached at 204-940-1781

University Health Service (UHS)

Contact UHS for any medical concerns, including mental health problems. UHS offers a full range of medical services to students, including psychiatric consultation.

Student Support Case Management Team

The Student Support Case Management Team is available for consultation, workshops, and referrals.

Health and Wellness Educator

All of the Desautels Faculty of Music forms, and related policies, can be found here: https://umanitoba.ca/music/student-experience/forms