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.

Collaborative Pianists

Students are responsible for hiring a collaborative pianist for credit recitals and jury examinations. Please use the contact information below to connect with a collaborative pianist.

Cary Denby
204-223-8565
Cary.Denby@umanitoba.ca

Megan Dufrat
204-391-5507
MeganBeth.Dufrat@umanitoba.ca

Deena Grier
204-998-5590
Deena.grier@gmail.com

Leanne Regehr Lee
204-250-4437
info@lrleepiano.ca

Lisa Rumpel
204-390-5121
Lisa.Rumpel@umanitoba.ca

Area Heads

Richard Gillis - Brass 
204-474-6215
Richard.Gillis@umanitoba.ca 

Elroy Friesen - Choir 
204-474-6016
Elroy.Friesen@umanitoba.ca 

Judy Kehler Siebert - Collaborative Piano 
204-474-8564
Judith.KehlerSiebert@umanitoba.ca 

Orjan Sandred - Composition 
204-474-9721
Orjan.Sandred@umanitoba.ca

Gordon Fitzell - Composition 
204-474-7281
Gordon.Fitzell@umanitoba.ca

Jody Stark - Education 
204-474-6194
Jody.Stark@umanitoba.ca

Karly Epp - Jazz 
204-272-1502
Karly.Epp@umanitoba.ca

David Byrne - Music Research - Musicology & Music Theory 
204-474-6015 
David.Byrne@umanitoba.ca

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

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

Oleg Pokhanovski - Strings 
204-474-8637
Oleg.Pokhanovski@umanitoba.ca

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

Jacqueline Dawson - Bands 
204-474-1663
Jacqueline.Dawson@umanitoba.ca

Allen Harrington - Woodwinds 
204-474-7359
Allen.Harrington@umanitoba.ca          

Please meet with the respective Area Head should you be interested in the Performance program. They will be able to provide you with the program requirements for Performance. 

For more information regarding the Jury Examination and Credit Recital process, please contact Allen Harrington at 204-474-7539 or 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 at jennifer.wang@umanitoba.ca or by phone 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 in your first year of study. Returning Students 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 you can chat with the IST Service Desk or call them at 204-474-8600 ext. 123 Fletcher Argue. 

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. 

Caretaking Standards Desautels Faculty of Music Fourth Floor

Do not use a room that you have not signed up for. Do not use rooms with doors that are open. If you are found in a room that you have not signed up for or during airing-out time, you will be asked to leave the fourth floor immediately. If a second such infraction occurs, fourth-level access will be taken away for the remainder of the term

Allotted Time for Practice Room Usage

If a practice room is empty please feel free to use it, however, if another student arrives and has booked the room, please respect their booking and let then use the room 

Terms and Conditions

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.

Practice Room Sign Up Procedure

During the first week of Fall and Winter term students will receive an email about practice room sign up procedures.

  1. 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.
  5. The Facilities and Events Coordinator will review these sign up sheets to ensure all DFOM policies have be adhered to. 

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.

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

Incoming students will be introduced to members of the Desautels Faculty of Music Students’ Association (FMSA) Council during Orientation sessions.Students can contact the Senior Stick at fmsa@umanitoba.ca 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. 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 useable. Students are expected to throw away old food, wash their own dishes, clean up spills, ets. A more detailed kitchenette policy is outlined below. 

Plastic cutlery can be purchased in the FMSA Council office (T115) for a minimum donation of $0.10 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 & 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.

Programs and Performances

General Information

The Desautels Faculty of Music is committed to the idea that the study and performance of a broad historical and stylistic range of music, including the music of one's own time, is essential to every musician's training. Although studies in the B.Mus. have focused primarily on Western Art Music, there is an increasing emphasis on the importance of of studying music beyond this genre, and a more inclusive approach is being prioritized.   

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. 

Bachelor of Music 

For the first two years of study, all Bachelor of Music students follow the General program, which provides foundational academic, performance and ensemble training. After the second year, students can choose to stay in the General program, or they may move into one of the concentrations (General, Composition, History, Performance, or Music Education) provided they meet the requirements. 

Students can receive individual lessons in all standard orchestral and wind ensemble instruments, plus voice, piano, conducting. In all programs of study, the mix of core and elective courses means students can explore a wide range of interests. 

Bachelor of Music students are required to participate in two ensembles each year for four years.  

Bachelor of Music (General)

The General program provides excellent preparation for a wide range of career paths. Many students choose to remain in the General program, where there is considerably more flexibility in elective courses in years three and four.

For more information, please visit: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/music/programs/BMusGeneral.htm

Bachelor of Music (Composition)

Students may apply to move into the Composition concentration at the end of second year if they have the written recommendation of composition faculty and have maintained minimum grades of B in specified courses.

For more information, please visit: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/music/programs/BMusComposition.htm

Bachelor of Music (History)

The areas covered by core and elective courses range from early music to 21st-century popular genres. Students may apply to move into the History concentration at the end of second year if they have
maintained minimum grades of B+ in specified courses.

For more information, please visit: https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/music/programs/BMusHistory.htm

Bachelor of Music (Performance)

Students may apply to move into the Performance concentration at the end of second year if they have maintained a satisfactory standing and receive the recommendation of the second-year jury panel.

For more information, please visit: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/music/programs/597.html

Bachelor of Music (Music Education)

This new program provides a route for future music educators to complete an in-depth study of music and music education before moving on to a Bachelor of Education After Degree. Students choose one of four concentrations:

  1. Early/Middle Years
  2. Choral
  3. Instrumental
  4. Guitar/Strings

Students are accepted into the program in third year provided they are in good academic standing and have successfully completed MUSC 2100 and MUSC 2460.

For more information, please visit: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/music/programs/BMusEducation.htm

Admission to Bachelor of Music Programs Specialized Concentrations

At the conclusion of the second year of study -or with permission of the Associate Dean at the end of their third year-students may apply for admission to the concentration of their choice, subject to the following limitations.

Composition
Qualifications: Satisfactory standing in accordance with the academic regulations of the Desautels Faculty of Music, grades of “B” or better in Music Theory courses MUSC 1110, MUSC 1120, MUSC 2110 and MUSC 2120, and Musicianship courses MUSC 1384, MUSC 1394, MUSC 2384 and MUSC 2394. A grade below “B” in one of these courses will necessitate repeating the course if the student is to gain/retain a position in the Composition Concentration. In cases where Composition has been the major or minor practical study for the first two years of the program (including MUSC 1404, MUSC 1414), these grades must also be “B” or better. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (with 60 credit hours completed and no more than two (2) voluntary withdrawals while registered in the Desautels Faculty of Music). The student must submit a portfolio of compositions for the approval of a jury and must have the written recommendation of the instructor of one of the classes specified above.

History
Qualifications: Satisfactory standing in accordance with the academic regulations of the Desautels Faculty of Music, grades of “B+” or better in MUSC 1004, MUSC 1014, and two Music History electives, and the written recommendation of the instructor of one of these classes. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (with 60 credit hours completed and no more than two (2)voluntary withdrawals while registered in the Desautels Faculty of Music).

Performance
Qualifications: Satisfactory standing in accordance with the academic regulations of the Desautels Faculty of Music, completion of all first-and, normally, second-year required Music courses, and the recommendation of the panel that hears the juried examination at the completion of MUSC 2400.This second year Jury Examination thus acts as an audition for the Performance Concentration.  This Jury Examination will be 25 minutes long and will be held in April. Please note that a half-jury is not allowed when auditioning for the Performance Concentration.

Music Education
Successful completion of all first-and second-year courses in the Bachelor of Music general program including MUSC 2100 and MUSC 2460 and at least 3 credit hours in a second teachable subject area. See the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Education website for details on the requirements for second teachables. Students apply to enter the Music Education Concentration in second year to begin specialized course work in third and fourth years. Students will fill out the required paperwork to apply at the end of MUSC 2100 or can make an appointment with the Student Advisor.

General Program

Admission to the General Program requires satisfactory standing in accordance with the academic regulations of the Desautels Faculty of Music.

Major Practical Study & Jury Examination

General Information

Courses MUSC 1400, MUSC 2400, MUSC 3470,MUSC 4160, MUSC 4470 (Major Practical Study). 

Lesson Format

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, with the exception of MUSC 4160, which has a total of 13 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

Attending Masterclasses is an important part of Major Practical Study at the Desautels Faculty of Music. Area-specific masterclasses are held at the following times

Interrupted Major Practical Studies

Students who do not enroll in Major Practical Study or a 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 Head for repertoire information, as well as Admissions Coordinator Louella Yambot to make arrangements for the re-audition.

Jury Examinations

All students in the Bachelor of Music Program: General Concentration, History Concentration, Performance Concentration and the Music Education concentrations are required to perform a Jury Examination as part of their Major Practical Study courses.

Students in Performance Concentration 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.

The student is expected to perform a balanced repertoire, and to prepare as though it were a public performance. Repertoire varies by year, student and experience level, and is determined in collaboration with the Major Practical Study instructor. While it is expected that the majority of the music performed at the Jury Examination will be solo literature, one ensemble work in which the student plays a prominent part may be included. Sight-reading may be required in Jury Examinations.

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

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.

Students may not register for the next level of Major Practical Study until the deferred Jury Examination has been successfully completed.

One week prior to the Jury Examination students in the Bachelor of Music Composition are required to prepare and submit scores and recordings for presentation at the Jury Examination, as part of their Major Practical Study courses.

Collaborative Pianists

Students are responsible for hiring a Collaborative Pianist for their Jury Examinations.

Due to COVID-19, the Desautels Faculty of Music is adapting expectations for collaborating musicians in classical instrumental juries for the 2020-2021 academic year. The policy below is in effect for the 2020-21 academic year only, and does not create a precedent for future years.  

Because of the difficulty of scheduling rehearsals with collaborating musicians, classical instrumental students will have three options for their juries:

  1. Perform some or all works solo, even if the work is written for soloist and collaborating musician(s)
  2. Perform some or all works with a piano track
  3. Perform some or all works with an in-person collaborating musician

This new policy only applies to Classical instrumental juries – because of the nature of music-making in Jazz and in Classical voice, students in those areas will perform with collaborating musicians, either in-person or on pre-recorded tracks, as designated by specific areas.

Please contact Laura.Loewen@umanitoba.ca if you have any questions.

Jury Length

The following jury lengths apply:

Half-Juries

A student or their instructor may request that the student perform two Half Jury Exams. In this case, each Half Jury Exam will be half the length of the full jury. For example, if the required Jury Exam length is 25 minutes, then each Half Jury Exam will be 13 minutes. A Half Jury Exam is not allowed when auditioning for the Performance Concentration.

Major Practical Study Grading

Final grades in Major Practical Study are determined as follows:

Students in MUSC 3470 and 4470 who are registered for a credit recital in the same academic year will not perform a Jury Examination –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 Examination 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 Examination 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 Examination to repeat the Jury Examination. The same repertoire may be performed. A grade of “C” or higher on this second Jury Examination will be averaged with the instructor’s grade to determine the final grade. A grade of “D” or “F” on the second Jury Examination will become the final grade for the course.

Criteria for Jury Grading

TBD

Repertoire Booklets

Students are responsible to create and maintain their own repertoire booklets. A template is available on the DFOM Forms webpage.

Each repertoire booklet will contain a list of all repertoire that has been studied throughout the year. The Major Practical Study instructor must sign the repertoire booklet prior to the jury.

Students must bring their repertoire booklets to their Jury Examinations and are responsible for retrieving the books after their jury exams are complete.

Concert Attendance Policy

NOTE: The Concert Credit Policy will not be in effect for any term in which the majority of Desautels Faculty of Music courses are remote.

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.

Minor Practical Study

Minor Practical Study

Minor Practical Study is available to students in all four years of the Bachelor of Music program with the written permission of the Associate Dean. 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  Student Advisor Jennifer Wang. The Minor Practical Study Request Proposal form can be found on the DFOM Forms Webpage.

Credit Recitals

Lesson Format for Recitals

Students registered for MUSC 3550 (Recital 1) and MUSC 4560 (Recital 2) will receive 0.5 hours of private instruction each week for the entire academic year for a total of 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 Booking

To book the Credit Recital date, please submit the CLASSICAL -Undergraduate Credit Recital Booking Form, found on the DFOM Forms Webpage, to the Facilities and Events Coordinator (Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca) two months before the credit recital date, and no late than February 18, 2022. Payment must be received before the booking is confirmed.  A late fee of $25 will apply after February 18th.   

The Recital Approval Form must be submitted to the Classical Jury Examination and Credit Recital Coordinator (Allen Harrington) a minimum of one (1) month before the Credit Recital. The Recital Program Approval Form, can be found on the DFOM Forms webpage.

Finalized Credit Recital programs are to be emailed to music@umanitoba.ca in “Word” document 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 instructions on how to use the template, formatting content, etc.

NOTE: An electronic copy of the program will be sent to the student. If COVID regulations allow for public audiences, we will provide 30 copies of the recital program. 

Credit Recital Completion Checklist

  1. Work with Major Practical Study teacher to set up a date 
  2. Students are responsible for hiring collaborative musicians and confirming their availability. 
  3. Complete the Undergraduate Credit Recital Booking Form - Classical by February 18, 2022. 
  4. Book the venue with Sue Stone Scott at Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca 
  5. Pay the $100 Recording fee in the Reception Office. We accept cash, cheque, and credit card payments. 
  6. Contact Sue Stone Scott (Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca) to book the dress rehearsal. (Fourth year students may book a maximum of three hours for a dress rehearsal prior to a Credit Recital. Third year students may book a maximum of two hours for dress rehearsal.) 
  7. Prepare the Recital Program Approval Form in conjunction with your Major Practical Study Instructor. The form can be found on the DFOM Forms webpage
  8. Submit the Recital Program Approval Form a minimum of one (1) month before the Credit Recital to Allen Harrington at Allen.Harrington@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. 

NOTE: An electronic copy of the program will be sent to the student. If COVID regulations allow for public audiences, we will provide 30 copies of the Recital program. 

Credit Recital Times and Lengths

Composition students:

  • Monday–Saturday at 8:00 pm.
  • For MUSC 3550,for composition majors, the public Credit Recital shall normally consist of the composition, preparation and presentation, of 42-45 minutes of original music. All works on the Credit Recital are to have been composed during the student’s B.Mus. degree program at the University of Manitoba. Large ensemble works, or works that are otherwise impractical for inclusion on the Credit Recital, but that receive performance elsewhere during the student’s program prior to the Credit Recital date, may count toward the composition Credit Recital time requirement. Only works for which good quality audio and/or video recordings are available will be considered. All such inclusions are at the discretion of, and with the pre-approval of, the Credit Recital instructor. The duration of the composition Credit Recital may not be reduced through such activities to less than 30 minutes of music.

Performance students:

  • Monday–Friday at 5:30 pm.
  • The Credit Recital for MUSC 3550 will contain 42-45 minutes of repertoire with the total length of the Credit Recital including all pauses (no intermission) not exceeding 60 minutes.
  • The MUSC 4560 Credit Recitals will contain 65-50 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 Recitals should be treated as professional engagements. Students are fully responsible for all organization. Start early! Book your credit recital after confirming the date with any musicians who will be accompanying you. The date may not be changed except with the approval from the Associate Dean.

Plan any assistance needed to help the Credit Recital run smoothly well ahead of time. Contact Facilities and Events Coordinator Sue Stone-Scott for more information. Please remember that moving certain instruments such as harpischord, requires several people. Those students who use the Eva Clare Hall are responsible for ensuring that it is in order when they leave, including the clearance of all chairs and stands on stage, any debris, and the return of the piano to the rear of the stage left, post down. Leaving a piano or hapischord in front of the window in the Artist's Room will result in a tuning fee of $90.00.   

Any formal booking of Eva Clare Hall or Tache building requires a $100 non-refundable, non-transferable recording technician fee. When using a venue other than Eva Clare Hall, it is the student's responsibility to provide a recording of the recital for the Music library archives. The $100 fee will not be changed for off campus recitals and technicians will not be provided by the DFOM. 

Credit 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.

For students in the Performance Concentration, a minimum mark of “B” is required to fulfill the Credit Recital requirement. As in all Desautels Faculty of Music courses, a mark of “C” or “C+” is a passing mark.  A recital course that receives this mark, while not meeting the standard in the Performance Concentration, may be used as an elective credit in other concentrations.

Credit Recital Repertoire

Programs must be balanced historically and stylistically as appropriate to the instrument. If the time constraints of the MUSC 3550 Credit Recital do not allow coverage of all relevant stylistic eras, this balance must be achieved by the repertoire of the MUSC 4560 Credit Recital. Repertoire varies by year, student and experience level, and is determined in collaboration with the Credit Recital instructor.

For MUSC 3550/MUSC 4560, the majority of the music performed at the Credit Recital should be solo literature with or without accompaniment, as appropriate to the medium. Chamber music in which the recitalist plays a prominent part may be included in the MUSC 3550 Credit Recital and will normally be included in the MUSC 4560 Credit Recital.

In any year in which a student in the Performance stream does not perform a Credit Recital, and is thus required to perform a Jury Examination, 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 to be provided to the Student Advisor when submitting the Recital Program Approval Form. The Eckhardt-Gramatté 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 in as much 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. 

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 (Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca), Facilities and Events Coordinator; location will be determined by current university regulation and safety protocols. 

  1. Only the 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 in 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 portion, in which conditions prevent a live or recorded/livestreamed Credit Recital. 

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.

Ensemble Placement

Ensembles

The Desautels Faculty of Music offers a wide variety of opportunities for participation in Ensembles including the following: 

  • Chamber Ensembles
  • Collegium Musicum 
  • Concert Choir 
  • Small Jazz Ensembles
  • Musical Theatre 
  • Jazz Vocal Ensemble 
  • XIE (eXperimental Improv Ensemble) 
  • Opera Theatre 
  • Women's Choir 
  • University Concert Band 
  • University Jazz Orchestra 
  • University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra 
  • University Wind Ensemble 
  • University Singers 
  • Percussion Ensemble 

Students will normally participate in two ensembles relevant to their major practical study area/program of study. Exceptions to the above policy 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 exceptions. 

Any students requesting exceptions to the normal ensemble placement must complete the "Request for Exception to Undergraduate Ensemble Regulations" form. Students wishing to participate in more than two ensembles must complete the request form and obtain approval from their MPS teachers and pertaining ensemble directors. The following signatures are needed: 

  • The student, who needs to briefly explain the reasons for the request
  • The student's MPS teacher 
  • The Ensemble Committee chair, who can communicate with the ensemble directors  

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

Travel Code of Conduct

As University of Manitoba ambassadors and representatives,students are expected to demonstrate professionalism and conduct conducive to the purpose of the educational trip.

Ensemble Trip Absences

Students are responsible to find out what work they will miss and what they will be expected to do to make up this work while away. Non-Desautels Faculty of Music students must sign a Field Trip Release Form before leaving, found here: http://umanitoba.ca/legal_counsel/agreements.html or available at the Desautels Faculty of Music Reception Office (Taché Hall, Room 319).

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, 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 redone prior to the next registration.

Each student is permitted a maximum of 21 credit hours of failed Desautels Faculty of Music courses 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 Music 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

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

Faculty program medals are awarded in the following categories:

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.

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 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.

Fourth year students may book a maximum of four hours for dress rehearsal in Eva Clare Hall prior to a Credit Recital. Third year students may book a maximum of two hours for dress rehearsal in the Eva Clare Hall.

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; 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, 8:30AM to 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.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 Facilities and Events Coordinator Sue Stone-Scott.

The loan periods for instruments borrowed from the DFOM follow the academic terms September to December, January to April with an optional extension for the summer term May to middle of August. The summer loan term is only available to returning students. All instruments must be returned for inspection by the Facilities and Events Coordinator before the end of April, even if the loan is going to be renewed for the summer term. The Faculty reserves the right to recall the instrument at any time. 

If the instrument is not returned by the specific date, a hold will be placed on your University of Manitoba account, preventing you from using the libraries, registering for courses, etc. 

Any questions should be directed to the Facilities and Event Coordinator. 

The maintenance fee is $50 per term. Payment in full is required at the time of the loan. 

Instrument insurance is not required but highly recommended, either as a rider on your house insurance, or as a separate insurance policy.

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. Please contact the Facilities and Events Coordinator at Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca 

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.

Percussionists

While the Faculty provides percussion equipment, it is expected that Percussion Majors also begin purchasing certain pieces of equipment:

  • During Year 1 –a snare drum;
  • During Year 2 –tambourine, triangle and beaters. 
  • Percussionists are also expected to purchase mallets on a regular basis.  Percussion Majors will be expected to purchase additional equipment.
  • For other purchase recommendations, speak with your Major Practical Study instructor.

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

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