Introduction

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.

These are stimulating times of great development for the faculty. 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, we are expanding our presence in our new, beautiful building located behind Taché Hall. Although we are the province’s largest university, it is a cornerstone of our program that our faculty and staff provides 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.

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

Please see the Desautels Faculty of Music's Faculty, Instructors and Staff information page to find the appropriate contact for your need.

DFOM Jazz Musicians (Rhythm Section Players)

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 for registration assistance at 204-474-9133.

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

Fee payment deadlines are given in the University of Manitoba's important dates and deadlines page.

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 University of Manitoba Admissions Office for evaluation. Detailed information about transfer credit can be found on the University of Manitoba's transfer credit information page.

Residency Requirements

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 Music degree at the University of Manitoba.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Please visit the University of Manitoba's important dates and deadlines page for a complete listing of academic dates and deadlines.

Photo Identification Card

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

Students can now obtain their student card online. For detailed information about obtaining a student card through Aurora, please visit the University of Manitoba's photo identification card page.

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 fourth floor practice rooms) will be activated by the Facilities and Events Coordinator. New students must make an appointment with Sue Stone-Scott to activate their cards. The cards are usually activated within 1-2 business days. To maintain card access, all Desautels Faculty of Music students must attend a fire and safety training at the beginning of each Fall term. The student ID cards of returning students will remain active each year, unless the fire safety training midday is not attended.

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 you can chat with the IST Service Desk or call them at 204-474-8600.

The IST Service Desk is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

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

1. During the first week of Fall and Winter term students will receive an email about practice room sign up procedures. On the first day only piano majors can sign up for practice room use:

                       a. From 8:30am –1:00pm masters, post-baccalaureate, pre-masters, and third-and fourth-year piano majors can sign up.

                       b. From 1:00pm –4:30pm 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 for Practice Room Usage

NOTE: If a practice room is empty please feel free to use it, however, if the student who had booked the room arrives during the reserved time, they will be given priority and you are asked to leave the room. This does not apply to scheduled airing out times, when the room must be left empty. 

Caretaking Standards 

Terms and Conditions

Respectful Work and Learning Environment (RWLE)

The University wishes to promote and support a community which embraces diversity and inclusion, provides for equality of opportunity, and recognizes the dignity of all people. Members of the University Community, including every student and employee, are entitled to a respectful work and learning environment that is:

The University recognizes that we live in a richly diverse society in Manitoba, as well as beyond, and that we have a duty to act in a manner consistent with existing legislation regarding human rights and workplace health and safety. We have a commitment to academic freedom and freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression among its members which may result in respectful disagreements regarding beliefs or principles.

Each individual has the right to participate, learn, and work in an environment that promotes equal opportunities and prohibits harassment and discriminatory practices.

The University of Manitoba does not condone behaviour that is likely to undermine the dignity, self-esteem or productivity of any of its members and prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment whether it occurs on University property or in conjunction with University-related activities. Therefore, the University of Manitoba is committed to an inclusive and respectful work and learning environment. The following policies and procedures establish the University’s approach to maintaining a climate of respect and safety within this community and to address any situations in which respect is lacking or safety is compromise.

For more information about respectful work and learning environments, please visit the University of Manitoba's Respectful Work and Learning Environment (RWLE) Policy page.

For more information about sexual violence, please visit the University of Manitoba's sexual violence support and education page.

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. Additional information concerning the use of cannabis can be found at the University of Manitoba's Health and Wellness page.

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.

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  • 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, please visit the University of Manitoba's Security Services page.

Desautels Faculty of Music Students' Association

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. Our events will look different this year due to COVID-19, however we still are committed to bringing fun events to our students as safely as we can.
  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! Our meetings will be held digitally for the foreseeable future. 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 on the FMSA Council page.

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

Locker Rentals

Instrument Storage Lockers

There are instrument storage lockers for student use in Rooms T128 and T142, accessible by student ID swipe card only. These storage lockers are intended for instruments only and are not to be used for personal belongings. Rental for the year is a cash deposit of $20 that will be returned at the end of the academic year, provided that the locker is emptied. Students are responsible for providing their own locks. Students should select a locker appropriate for the size of their instrument to ensure the availability of adequate-sized lockers for all instrumentalists. 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).

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. Students must provide their own locks and ensure that their lockers are cleaned out by the end of the academic year, or else their lock will be cut. To rent a locker, please contact a member of FMSA Council via email or by stopping by the FMSA 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 usable. Students are expected to throw away old food, wash their own dishes, clean up spills, etc. A more detailed kitchenette policy is outlined below.

Plastic cutlery can be purchased in the FMSA Council office (T115) for a minimum donation of 10 cents per utensil. These donations are used to ensure that free cutlery is available for our Pancake Mondays every month.

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. Plastic cutlery is available in the FMSA office for a small donation of 10 cents or more.
  7. Please wash your dishes!
  8. 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

Due to COVID-19, the Music Library is closed until further notice. 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://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/musicguide

The primary responsibility of all our staff is to assist students in using library materials for coursework, ensembles and Major Practical Study.

Library Hours in years not affected by COVID-19:

Loan Periods

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

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

Fines

The University of Manitoba Libraries does not charge overdue fines. Exceptions to this policy exist for course reserves, recalled items, and damaged/lost items.

Library Card

The student ID card is the library card. Use this card to borrow material from all UM libraries, as well as, for photocopying and printing in UM libraries. For more information on how to load money onto the library card please talk to one of the Library staff members.

*Library staff available: Mon-Thurs 8:30 am -6:00 pm Fri 8:30 am -4:30 pm

 

Computer Facilities & Printing/Copying

Due to COVID-19,there will be no access to printing facilities in the Libraries in the 2020-2021 academic year, but computer labs are open for students at the Dafoe Library.

Students may use computers in all UM libraries. Music Library computers (Windows & Mac) are equipped with Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Mac Gamut and Finale.

Scanning is also available.

Writing Tutors

This is a completely free, very useful service for all students. Appointment bookings and more information are available online at the University of Manitoba's Tutoring and group study sessions page.

Bachelor of Jazz Studies Program Information

Program Information

The broad and comprehensive program of study focuses on the four disciplines jazz musicians must cultivate to achieve professional success: performance, composition, arranging and pedagogy.

Students earn credits toward their degrees while performing regularly in our Jazz Orchestra and Small Jazz Ensembles. These groups play a central role in Winnipeg’s vibrant jazz community, opening for international artists at every concert of the Izzy Asper Jazz Performance Series and performing at popular events like Mardi Jazz.

Part-time study is available to music students. It is strongly advised to consult with the Student Advisor Jennifer.Wang@umanitoba.ca before choosing this option. 

Major Practical Study and Jury Examination

Lesson Format

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

Each student taking Major Practical Study will 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

There will be a Jazz Masterclass every Friday from 2:30 pm – 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 Karl Kohut 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 Karl Kohut 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 2:30pm or later. Leaving early is considered leaving any time prior to 4:30pm 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 Karl Kohut via email prior to the start of masterclass. They will be generally be marked as absent due to illness. Repeated absences due to illness may require a doctor’s note.

We recognize that in this unusual year, students may occasionally face challenges with their internet service. Should that be the case either prior to or during a masterclass, students are to use the Zoom phone numbers provided in UM Learn to call into the masterclass so they can still listen and participate via audio.

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 your instrument area coordinator for repertoire information, as well as the Admissions Coordinator Louella Yambot to make arrangements for the re-audition.

Jury Examinations

Students in years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Jazz Studies Program are required to perform a Jury Examination as part of their Major Practical Study courses MUSC 1400 and MUSC 2400.

Students in years 3 and 4 of the Bachelor of Jazz Studies Program are NOT required to perform a Jury Examination for Major Practical Study courses MUSC 3470 and MUSC 4470 if they are registered in a Credit Recital that year.

The student will perform for a panel consisting of faculty members, normally at the end of term in April. The student’s instructor can be present at the Jury Examination, but does not participate in assigning a grade. Members of the panel give marks independently without consultation. To arrive at the final grade, the Desautels Faculty of Music office averages the panels’ marks. Students should be aware that the quality of the instrument may affect their progress on that instrument, but it should not be considered a crucial element of the grading process.

Jury Examinations for Major Practical Study will normally take place during the exam period of the academic year for which the student is registered. When unavoidable circumstances arise (e.g. illness or other issues of a critical nature), deferred Jury Examinations may be allowed with the permission of the Associate Dean. A deferred Jury Examination is considered an incomplete in the course and this incomplete will constitute the grade submitted until the deferred exam is taken. Bachelor of Jazz Studies students may not register for the next level of Major Practical Study until the deferred Jury Examination has been successfully completed.

Jury Length

MUSC 1400: Normally 20 minutes of music

MUSC 2400: Normally 20 minutes of music

MUSC 3470: Normally 30 minutes of music

MUSC 4470: Normally 30 minutes of music

Half-Juries

A student or their instructor may request that the student perform two half-juries at the end of each term, instead of one full Jury Examination. In that case, the two half juries will each be half of the required material of the full Jury Examination. e.g. If the Full Jury Examination requires the preparation of 10 tunes, then each half-jury will require 5 tunes to be prepared. 

Major Practical Study Grading

Final grades in Major Practical Study are determined as follows:

  • 60% determined by the student’s Major Practical Study instructor
  • 40% Average of the Jury Panel’s Grades

Note:For students in MUSC 3470 and 4470 who are registered for a Credit Recital in the same academic year will not perform a jury – 100% of the grade will be determined by the student’s Major Practical Study instructor.

A term grade of “D” (60-69) or “F” (59 or below) from the instructor will constitute the final grade for the course and will not be added to a jury grade. The student is then not eligible to take a Jury Examination.

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

Criteria for Jury Examination Grading

Students will be graded on elements such as the following, as they apply to their instrument: 

Mastery of Instrument 

Musicianship 

Melody 

Improvisation 

Comping 

General organization, preparedness, and professionalism may also be taken into consideration. 

Jury Examination Repertoire and Repertoire From

Each year, jazz students will be supplied with the Jazz Jury Examination Repertoire Lists for all four years in a masterclass near the start of the year. Students will be required to submit a list of 10 tunes (in conjunction with their MPS instructor) selected from the appropriate year's repertoire list. While students can generally choose whichever tunes they would like, selections should be varied in terms of elements such as style and tempo. 

Juries are cumulative in nature. Each year students will prepare 10 new tunes as well as 10 from any and all prior Jury Examinations. Therefore: 

  • Students completing MUSC 1400 would only prepare 10 tunes. 
  • Students completing MUSC 2400, 3470, or 4470 would prepare 10 new tunes as well as each of the sets of 10 tunes from all prior Jury Examinations. 

First-year students will be asked to play 3 tunes, selected by the panelists at the time of their jury examination, from their supplied list of 10 tunes. Students will be expected to play the head in. two choruses of solo, and the head out on each tune unless instructed otherwise.

Second, third, and fourth-year students will be asked to play 3 tunes from their current list, as well as 1 from one of their prior lists at the time of their jury examination, selected by their panelists, from their supplied cumulative list. Students will be expected to play the head in, two choruses of solo, and the head out on each tune unless instructed otherwise. 

Vocalists

  • Should have no more than one non-vocal tune on their tune list per year and are welcome to have exclusively vocal tunes. 
  • Should transpose all tunes into the keys best suited for them and bring two (2) copies of each lead sheet in their key (if different from the original) for their rhythm section (the drummer does not require one). 
  • May bring their own microphone, but it is not required. 

Drummers 

Students must be able to sing the melody of all tunes while playing time. They must also be prepared to play 3 tunes from each of their sets of 10 tunes on piano, meaning: 

  • Be able to play the melody on piano 
  • Be able to comp the changes in a basic manner, i.e. root in left hand, 3 and 7 in right hand with voice leading. 

Drummers are required to bring their own sticks and cymbals. 

Charts in original keys will be provided for all tunes on all four jury lists. In cases where a tune is on both the jury repertoire list as well as a corresponding year's improv class tune list and any details between the charts differ, the information on the jury chart to be used. 

A form will be made available to students each year to fill out with their repertoire choices for that year as well as their selections from all prior years. These forms must be signed by the MPS instructor and will be due to the Jazz Jury and Recital Coordinator (Karly Epp) in the Winter semester on a date to be determined annually. 

 

Concert Attendance Policy

NOTE: The Concert Credit Policy will not be in effect for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

In years not affected by COVID-19, the following policy applies:

Frequent attendance at formal and informal concerts is an important element of music education of students at the Desautels Faculty of Music. Students are required to attend a minimum of 30 concerts per academic year (September –April) designated for Concert Attendance Credit. Students do not receive Concert Attendance Credit for concerts in which they perform, with the sole exception of the Midday Recitals. Students who perform in the Midday recital series will receive concert credit, unless their performance is for credit in another course.

Internal Concerts (Minimum of 20 concerts attended)

  • Midday Recitals
  • Student Credit Recitals
  • The Wednesday Night Hang
  • University of Manitoba Ensemble Performances (ticket stub required)
    • Wind Ensemble & Concert Band
    • University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra
    • University of Manitoba Jazz Orchestra
    • Collegium Musicum
    • University of Manitoba Musical Theatre
    • Choral Ensembles (ie. Sing! Concert)
    • University of Manitoba Opera Theatre
    • Concert Choir
    • Small Jazz Ensembles
    • Jazz Vocal Ensembles

Note: Students do not receive concert attendance credit for concerts in which they perform, with the sole exception of the midday recitals. Students who perform in the midday recital series will receive concert credit, unless their performance is for credit in another course.

Concert attendance is taken at the door before the Midday recitals, student credit recitals and any un-ticketed University of Manitoba Ensemble performance.

Approved External Concerts (Maximum of 10 concerts attended)

  • Asper Jazz Series
  • Aurelia Productions
  • Camerata Nova
  • CanZona
  • Cluster Festival
  • GroundSwell
  • Jazz Winnipeg
  • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
  • Manitoba Opera
  • Oleg & Friends
  • Rainbow Stage
  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet
  • The Winnipeg Singers
  • Virtuosi Concerts
  • Winnipeg Chamber Music Society
  • Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society
  • Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
  • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Including New Music Festival)
  • Winnipeg Wind Ensemble

Note: Three of the 10 external concert credits can come from attending any music concert.

Failure to achieve the required level of attendance will result in a student’s Major Practical Study final grade being lowered by one full letter grade (for example, a B+ would become a C+).

For ALL external concerts ticket stubs are required. As noted above attending a University of Manitoba Ensemble Performance requires a ticket stub. Programs or video footage of the event will not be accepted as proof of attendance.

Jury Examination Accompaniment

A rhythm section will be provided. In instances where that is not possible for any reason, a play-along track may be utilized at the discretion of the jury panel. 

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

Lesson Format for Recitals

Students registered for MUSC 3554 (Jazz Recital 1) and MUSC 4562 (Jazz Recital 2) will receive 0.5 hours of instruction per week (13 hours of instruction per academic year.) The 0.5 hours of instruction for Recital will be offered remotely throughout the Fall 2020 term and Winter 2021 term.

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 - Friday. The first Credit Recital of the evening will always begin at 7:00PM. The second will begin at either 8:00PM or 8:15PM. if the first Credit Recital is MUSC 3554, the second will begin at 8:00PM. If the first Credit Recital is MUSC 4564, the second will begin at 8:15PM. 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 found online on the DFOM Forms webpage to the Facilities and Events Coordinator (Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca) by February 18, 2022. Payment must be received before the booking is confirmed. A late fee of $25 will apply after February 18, 2022.  

The Recital Approval Form, found online on the DFOM Forms webpage, 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 4562 students may book a maximum of three hours for dress rehearsal prior to a Credit Recital. MUSC 3554 students may book a maximum of two hours for dress rehearsal prior to a Credit Recital. 

Recital Times and Lengths

Elements of this procedure may be altered in the Winter 2021 term, if necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. None of these changes will create precedents for future academic years.

Due to COVID-19 the following changes have been made to the Credit Recital requirements for the Bachelor of Jazz Studies:

  • The Credit Recital Length for MUSC 3554 (Recital 1): It is recommended that the total length of the repertoire played be roughly 30 – 45 minutes (generally about six tunes). However, the Credit Recital must remain under 60 minutes total. There will be no intermission, but please take transition times, applause, speaking, thank you’s, etc. into consideration. Marks will be deducted should a student exceed the allotted time, as this speaks to the organization and preparedness of a program.
  • The Credit Recital Length for MUSC 4562 (Recital 2): It is recommended that the total length of the repertoire played be roughly 50-65 minutes (generally about seven or eight tunes). However, the Credit Recital must remain under 90 minutes total. There will be no intermission, but please take transition times, applause, speaking, thank you’s, etc. into consideration. Marks will be deducted should a student exceed the allotted time, as this speaks to the organization and preparedness of a program.

In terms not affected by COVID-19, the policy is as follows:

Credit Recital for MUSC 4562:

  • Monday-Saturday at 8:00 pm.
  • The MUSC 4562 recital will contain 65-70 minutes of repertoire depending on the instrument or voice. This should include all pauses, and will have a 10 minute intermission and not exceed 90 minutes in length.

Credit Recital for MUSC 3554:

  • Monday- Friday at 5:30 pm.
  • The recital for MUSC 3554 will contain 42-45 minutes of repertoire with the total length of the recital including all pauses (no intermission) not exceeding 60 minutes.

Recital Grading

A Credit 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 Credit 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. 

Recital Repertoire

Programs must be balanced historically and stylistically. If the time constraints of the MUSC 3554 Credit Recital Exam do not allow coverage of all relevant stylistic eras, this balance must be achieved by the repertoire of the MUSC 4562 recital. Repertoire varies by year, student and experience level, and is determined in collaboration with the Credit Recital instructor.

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.

Copyright Regulations

Copyright regulations require that performers be in possession of original scores of music to be performed. While a student may perform from copies, students must show the originals to their credit recital instructor when submitting a program. Students may use a borrowed score. If out-of-print music is used, a letter or e-mail of permission from the publisher is required. The Eckhardt-Grammatté Music Library is a good source for scores.

COVID related Credit Recital Policies and Procedures

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated many adjustments, the DFOM intends to maintain inasmuch as it is possible, the integrity of our degree programs. We have developed the following policies and procedures for B.Mus., B. Jazz Studies, and Post-Bacc. Credit Recitals so students may continue their programs as well as possible within the current university restrictions and provincial health recommendations as of September 2, 2021. 

Credit Recitals will occur in a University of Manitoba facility or at a pre-approved location off campus. They should be scheduled following the guidelines in the Credit Recital Booking section in the appropriate Student Handbook. 

NOTE: At all times, all parties are expected to adhere to the most current university policies and procedures and to observe all provincial health and safety recommendations. Violations will be referred to the appropriate disciplinary authority.

Restricted (Level 1) Policies & Procedures: Level 1 policies will normally be active during Yellow pandemic response in Winnipeg 

Credit Recitals will be scheduled in consultation with Sue Stone Scott, Facilities and Events Coordinator; location will be determined by current university regulation and safety protocols. 

  1. Only recitalist, collaborating musicians, and Advisory Committee members may attend the recital in person. 
  2. The Credit Recital will be recorded for archival purposes. 
  3. Students registered in MUSC 3550 or 3554 may book a maximum of 2 hours of dress rehearsal time prior to a Credit Recital, to be scheduled according to DFOM room booking procedures. 
  4. Students registered in MUSC 4560, 4564, or 5560 may book a maximum of 3 hours of dress rehearsal time prior to a Credit Recital, to be scheduled according to DFOM room booking procedures. 
  5. Students will be allowed into the location for one hour immediately preceding the Credit Recital for setup and final dress rehearsal. Please check the appropriate  Student Handbook for booking information and protocols for the dress rehearsal. 
  6. For both the pre-recital hearing and the Credit Recital, the following articles must be cleaned with antiseptic wipes before and after use: pianos and other instruments, music stands, all chairs, recording equipment, doorknobs, and other high-touch surfaces. 

Restricted (Level 2) Policies & Procedures - Level 2 policies will normally be active during Orange Pandemic response in Winnipeg

  1. Only the student and collaborating musicians will be present in the room for the Credit Recital. 
  2. The panel will assess the performance based on the video recording. 
  3. Students registered in MUSC 3550 or 3554 may book a maximum of 2 hours of dress rehearsal time prior to a Credit Recital, to be scheduled according to DFOM room booking procedures. 
  4. Students registered in MUSC 4560, 4564, or 5560 may book a maximum of 3 hours of dress rehearsal time prior to a Credit Recital, to be scheduled according to DFOM room booking procedures. 
  5. Students will be allowed into the location for one hour immediately preceding the Credit Recital for setup and final dress rehearsal. Please check the appropriate student Handbook for booking information and protocols for the dress rehearsal. 
  6. Students are allowed to record one take of each piece. 
  7. The following articles must be cleaned with antiseptic wipes before and after use: pianos and other instruments, music stands, all chairs, recording equipment, doorknobs, and other high-touch surfaces. 

Restricted (Remote Only) Policies & Procedures: Remote only policies will normally be active during Red Pandemic response in Winnipeg

 

  1. The Credit Recital will be recorded remotely or in DFOM soundbooth rooms by the student and collaborating musicians, provided the set-up follows current University of Manitoba COVID restrictions and it is deemed possible by the performers and MPS instructor. Please contact Laura Loewen if you wish to record remotely and contact Sue Stone Scott to book the soundbooth rooms. If it is deemed possible to perform only a portion of the Credit Recital remotely, the remainder of the Credit Recital repertoire may be discussed via videoconference as outlined in Step 2. 
  2. Should a remotely recorded Credit Recital with collaborating musicians not be possible, the panel will schedule a videoconference with the student to assess the student's progress to date and to determine if an appropriate standard has been met to recommend the student to progress further in the program. The panel may confer with the MPS instructor or may request recordings of portions of some or all of the works. This meeting will serve in place of the Credit Recital. 
  3. Should the Credit Recital panel concur after the assessment meeting with the student (by a majority vote) that the student has performed at a level commensurate with comparable students at similar stages of the B.Mus., B. Jazz Studies or Post-Bacc. program, they will complete a written assessment outlining this. This written assessment will only be necessary for the remote-only option, in which conditions prevent a live or recorded/livestreamed Credit Recital.

NOTE: At all times, all parties are expected to adhere to the most current university policies and procedures and to observe all provincial health and safety recommendations. Violations will be referred to the appropriate disciplinary authority. 

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 on the DFOM Forms webpage 

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

NOTE: The Desautels Faculty of Music office will email an electronic copy of the program. 

Jazz Undergraduate Credit Recital Preparation Checklist

  1. Find a jazz recital partner to share the evening with. 
  2. Choose a date for your joint recitals. 
  3. Confirm availability of all musicians involved as well as Major Practical Study instructor. 
  4. Complete the Undergraduate Credit Recital Booking Form - Jazz and submit by February 18, 2022. 
  5. Book the venue with Sue Stone Scott (Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca). 
  6. Pay the $100 Recording fee in the Reception Office. We accept cash, cheque, and credit card payments. 
  7. Contact Sue Stone Scott (Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca) to book a dress rehearsal. (All students may book one (1) hour for dress rehearsal prior to a Credit Recital. 
  8. Prepare the Recital Program Approval Form at least one month prior to the Credit Recital date to Karly Epp at Karly.Epp@umanitoba.ca
  9. Format your approved Credit Recital Program with the form found on the DFOM Forms webpage
  10. Submit the Final Recital program to music@umanitoba.ca at least one week prior to the Credit Recital date. 
  11. The Reception Office will email an electronic copy of the program prior to the Credit Recital. 

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 de 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 found on the DFOM Forms webpage. 

Ensemble Placement

Ensemble Placement

Ensemble placement will normally be in an ensemble relevant to the student’s Major Practical Study area/ program of study. If a student would like to request an exception to the above policy the Request for Exception to Undergraduate Ensemble Regulations form, found online on the DFOM Forms webpage, 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 students are expected to complete an audition for at least one large ensemble, regardless of any requests for exception.

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 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, Credit Recitals, and lessons.

A grade of “C” or better is required in each Music course throughout the Bachelor of Music program except where the Desautels Faculty of Music Bachelor of Music Student 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 34) 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 redoneprior to the next registration.

Each student is permitted a maximum of 21 credit hours of failed Desautels Faculty of Musiccourses in the Bachelor of Music 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 Music 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

Unexcused Absences

2020-2021 COVID-19 Policy: You are expected to attend remote classes regularly, as outlined by the instructor. Please contact your instructor if your circumstances make it impossible to attend all classes. Do not come to campus if you experience any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Medical notes are not required for illnesses or if you are unable to meet a course requirement on time.

Regular attendance is expected of students in all courses. Any unexcused absences (absences without a valid reason that have not been approved by the instructor) 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.  Students who will be absent from class must inform the respective instructor. Unexcused absence from a class test may result in a grade of zero for any tests taken in that class period. Make-up tests will only be allowed in extenuating circumstances.

Attendance requirements for Major Practical Study lessons and Masterclasses will be set by each area.

Illness

Students absent from a class for three or more consecutive meetings due to illness may be required to present a certificate from a physician. Prior approval for extended absences from class, for reasons other than illness, must be obtained from the instructor and the Associate Dean.

Academic Dishonesty

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

"Plagiarism or any other form of cheating in examinations,term tests or academic work is subject to serious academic penalty (e.g. suspension or expulsion from the faculty or university). Cheating in  examinations  or  tests  may  take  the  form  of  copying  from  another  student  or  bringing unauthorized materials into the exam room (e.g., crib notes, pagers or cell phones). Exam cheating can  also  include  exam  personation.  (Please  see  Exam  Personation,  found  in  the  Examination Regulations section of the General Academic Regulations). A student found guilty of contributing to cheating in examinations or term assignments is also subject to serious academic penalty.

To plagiarize is to take ideas or words of another person and pass them off as one’s own. In short, it is stealing something intangible rather than an object. Plagiarism applies to any written work, in traditional  or  electronic  format,  as  well  as  orally  or  verbally  presented  work.  Obviously  it  is  not necessary to state the source of well known or easily verifiable facts, but students are expected to appropriately acknowledge  the  sources  of  ideas  and  expressions  they  use  in  their  written  work, whether quoted directly or paraphrased. This applies to diagrams, statistical tables and the like, as well as to written material, and materials or information from Internet sources.

To provide adequate and correct documentation is not only an indication of academic honesty but is also a courtesy which enables the reader to consult these sources with ease. Failure to provide appropriate citations constitutes plagiarism. It will also be considered plagiarism and/or cheating if a student submits a term paper written in whole or in part by someone other than themselves, or  copies  the  answer  or  answers  of  another  student  in  any  test,  examination,  or  take-home assignment.

Working with other students on assignments, laboratory work, take-home tests, or on-line tests, when this is not permitted by the instructor, can constitute Inappropriate Collaboration and may be subject to penalty under the Student Discipline By-Law.

An assignment which is prepared and submitted for one course should not be used for a different course.This is called “duplicate submission” and represents a form of cheating because course requirements  are  expected  to  be  fulfilled  through  original  work  for each  course.  When  in  doubt about any practice, ask your professor or instructor.

The  Student  Advocacy  Office,  519  University  Centre, 204-474-7423,  is  a  resource  available  to students dealing with Academic Integrity matters.

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 in 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:

The appeal must be submitted by the following deadlines:

  • On a 1st term grade (Fall) the deadline is 15 working days from when the University reopens in January.
  • On a 2nd term grade (Winter) the deadline is 15 working days after Victoria Day.

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 Music 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 student’s 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 four years, and may include any work taken during summer and intersession; all work must be done 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:

  • 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.

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:

  • 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, 2021.  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 through tuition fees, as decided through a referendum process. A portion of the endowment fund goes toward continuing scholarships for students.
32The 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 online on the DFOM Financial aid, awards and competitions webpage.

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 Facilities & Events Coordinator Sue Stone Scott.

Room Bookings

To book Eva Clare Hall and rooms in the Tache Arts Complex, email  Facilities and Events Coordinator Sue Stone-Scott with your booking request.

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

MUSC 3554 students may book a maximum of two hours for dress rehearsal prior to a Credit Recital 

Middays

Due to COVID-19, Middays will be cancelled until further notice.

In years not affected by COVID-19, the following midday policy applies:

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. Student performances will generally be 10 minutes in length, with each program comprising a mix of solo and chamber/combo works. The “Midday Recital” time will also include programs by faculty members and visiting artists and scholars, as well as some events dedicated to “Wellness” programs.

Most programs will take place in Eva Clare Hall; itis 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 at: https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/music/media/Midday_Booking.pdf

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 - 4:30PM, 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.mlodzinski@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 Facilities and Events Coordinator Sue Stone-Scott.

Instrument Techniques Courses - Instrument Loan Guidelines

Students enrolled in a Techniques course who require the temporary loan of a 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 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 Facilities and Events Coordinator Sue Stone Scott.

Check Career Services at http://umanitoba.ca/student/careerservices/about-us/index.html 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: http://umanitoba.ca/human_rights/rwle/index.html

 

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

Website: https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/health-wellness

Location: 469 University Centre

Phone: (204) 295-9032

Email: Katie.Kutryk@umanitoba.ca

 

All of the Desautels Faculty of Music forms, and related policies, can be found here: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/music/forms/224.html