Music Graduate Student Handbook
The hours for the entrances at 221 Dafoe Road and 135 Dafoe Road differ slightly, as noted below.
Monday – Friday:
- Swipe card access only: 6:00 - 7:30 am
- Open: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm (221 Dafoe Road), 7:30 am – 7:30 pm (135 Dafoe Road)
- Swipe card access only: 10:00 pm – midnight (221 Dafoe Road), 7:30 pm – midnight (135 Dafoe Road)
- Building locked, no access for students: Midnight - 6:00 am
- Swipe card access only: 6:00 am – 10:00 am
- Open: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm (221 Dafoe Road), 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (135 Dafoe Road)
- Swipe card access only: 10:00 pm– midnight (221 Dafoe Road), 4:00 pm – midnight (135 Dafoe Road)
- Building locked, no access for students: Midnight - 6:00 am
- Swipe card access: 6:00 am – midnight
- Building locked, no access for students: Midnight-6:00 am
- Winter holiday: No access for students (Check UM's important dates and deadlines webpage for winter holiday dates for the current academic year)
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.
Message from the Dean
Welcome to the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. We have a full-time resident faculty of over 30 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 proud to be a vital component of the Winnipeg arts community. Our city boasts an exceptional symphony, opera company, ballet company, several chamber orchestras, both early and new music groups, an extremely active jazz scene, and vibrant art galleries and professional theatres. With such diversity, Winnipeg is one of the most inspiring centres for the arts in Canada. Our students are enriched by the countless opportunities to which they are exposed—both as musicians and as audience members. Although we are the province’s largest university, it is a cornerstone of our program that our faculty and staff provide individual care and attention for each student. We are committed to sustaining a safe and nurturing environment for all our students, faculty, and staff.
These are stimulating times of great development for the Desautels Faculty of Music. Thanks to the generous and visionary leadership of our benefactor, Dr. Marcel Desautels, along with the support from generous donors to the Taché Arts Project, the final piece to a decade-long expansion of our music facilities will be a state-of-the-art concert hall, scheduled to open in Fall 2024.
I invite you to invest some time to learn more about the Desautels Faculty of Music as you explore this website, speak with us about our various programs, visit us on campus to see our inspiring facilities, and experience the talents of our students, ensembles, and faculty in performance.
-Edward Jurkowski, PhD.
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.
Information for DFOM area heads can be found on the Faculty, Instructors, and Staff page.
Students are responsible for hiring a collaborative pianist for Credit Recitals and Jury Examinations. Please see our faculty, instructors and staff page for a current list of Desautels Faculty of Music Collaborative pianists.
Registration & 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 Graduate Program Assistant.
Registration for Fall and Winter term courses occurs in July and August.
Fee payment deadlines are given on the UM's important dates and deadlines webpage.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Please go to the University of Manitoba website for up to date Important dates and deadlines: https://umanitoba.ca/registrar/important-dates-deadlines.
Student Photo Identification Card
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 DFOM facilities and events coordinator in your first year of study. Returning Students ID cards will remain active.
Student photo identification (Student ID) card is an access key to all student services:
Students can now obtain their student card online. Please check the Registrar’s Office website at http://umanitoba.ca/student/records/pii/photo_id.html for detailed information about obtaining a student card through Aurora.
Please carry your student ID card with you at all times.
Activation of 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 here. (IST Service Desk: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Phone: 204-474-8600 ext. 123 Fletcher Argue)
The University of Manitoba will only use your UM email account (@myumanitoba.ca) for official communications, including messages from your instructors, department or faculty, academic advisors, and other administrative offices. Please be sure to check it regularly for information on important deadlines, competition dates, etc.
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 academic year is $10.00. The DFOM will provide locks, and a locker appropriate for the size of your instrument will be assigned to you. Please contact the front office to rent a locker.
Music students registered in Major Practical study and/or Credit Recital are allowed to reserve time in practice rooms.
Practice Room Sign Up Procedure:
During the first full week of Fall and Winter term students will sign up for practice rooms. Sign up sheets will be located outside the general office (T319).
On the first day only Piano majors can sign up for practice room use:
- From 8:30am – 1:00pm: Masters, Post-Baccalaureate, Pre-Masters, and third- and fourth-year Piano majors can sign up.
- From 1:00pm – 4:30pm: first- and second-year Piano majors can sign up.
On the second day all Post-Baccalaureate, Masters, and Pre-Masters students can sign up.
On the third day all third- and fourth-year students can sign up.
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.
- Fourth-year performance: 2 hours/day if registered for Major Practical Study 4 AND Recital 2
- Fourth-year performance: 1 hour/day if registered for Major Practical Study 4 OR Recital 2
- Third-year performance: 1.5 hours/day if registered for Major Practical Study 3 AND Recital 1
- Third-year performance: 1 hour/day if registered in Major Practical Study 3 OR Recital 1
Music education, general, composition, or history
- All years: 1 hour/day if registered for Major Practical Study
Note: Students are free to use empty practice rooms outside of their scheduled practice times. However, they should vacate the room if a student arrives who has booked the room.
Terms and Conditions:
- Students will use the practice rooms for their intended purpose of musical development and study.
- Students will not allow non-Desautels Faculty of Music students to access the practice rooms for any reason. Access to practice rooms is at the discretion of the administration and violation of this term can result in termination of the student’s own privileges to practice rooms.
- Propping open doors or tampering with the security swipe system is strictly prohibited.
- The cleanliness of a practice room is the responsibility of the occupying student, all practice rooms must be kept clean and tidy.
- Portholes on practice room doors are not to be obstructed in any way.
- Posters, music, etc. are not to be posted on the walls, unless you have received permission from the Facilities and Events Coordinator.
- The student is responsible for the musical instruments in the practice room they are occupying and are liable for damages which occur during their occupation of the room.
- No food or drink are permitted in the practice rooms.
- Yellow music stands have the room number written on them, and should not be removed from that practice room.
- Students may not teach lessons in practice spaces.
- The Desautels Faculty of Music building is open from 7:30AM to 10:00 PM. All students must vacate the building by midnight.
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.
Professor and Course Evaluation
UM Student Rating of Instruction (SRI) and Internal Desautels Faculty of Music Evaluations
At the end of each term, students in all courses and ensembles will have the opportunity to complete an evaluation of the professor and the course. The SRI is available via your UM Learn course homepage. UM SRI opens 8 days before course end and students will have 8 days to complete the UM SRI.
Major Practical Study and Small 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.
Respectful Work and Learning Environment (RWLE)
Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management https://umanitoba.ca/human-rights-and-conflict-management/
The Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management (OHRCM) promotes a respectful working and learning environment in which individuals are treated equitably and diversity is valued.
Scent-Free and Smoking on Campus
The Desautels Faculty of Music is a scent-sensitive environment. Please refrain from using any scented products.
Smoking is prohibited within eight (8) meters or twenty-five (25) feet of any building entrance on the Fort Garry campus.
Smoking or vaping cannabis is prohibited on campus, including within all residences. Students who can present a valid prescription for marijuana will be accommodated through an allowance within the guidelines of the Clean Air policy that permits smoking at least 25 feet from an outside entrance. Additional information can be found on the Health and Wellness website.
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:
- Emergency Phones
- Emergency Response Plan
For more information or ask questions about any of these programs. See: http://umanitoba.ca/campus/security/
University of Manitoba photo, video, and audio consent policy
University of Manitoba policy notes that photos/videos/audio recordings taken during for-credit courses do not require video/photo consent forms to be signed by students. This policy applies to classroom lectures, faculty events for students, and ensemble performances. Given the public-facing nature of many Desautels Faculty of Music academic requirements (e.g. ensemble performances, midday concerts, recitals, etc.), music students should expect that photos, videos, and/or audio recordings will be made.
If a student does not want to have photos or videos of them taken at ensemble performances, they should contact the communications assistant with a photo of themselves (for identification purposes only), and the communications assistant will refrain from taking photos of them at performances. Students are not required to provide a reason as to why they do not want to have their photo taken.
For more information, students should reach out to the University of Manitoba Access and Privacy Office.
Desautels Faculty of Music Student Association (FMSA)
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:
- 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.
- Typically, we organize and host a number of social events throughout the year, including free Pancake Mondays, holiday events, the First Year Bonfire, and most importantly, our annual Black & White Swing Thing social. We are looking forward to bringing many events and traditions back to campus as safely as we can for the 2022-2023 school year!
- We share important information regarding midday recital schedules, external student concerts, and anything we believe relates to the interests of the students within the Desautels’ Faculty of Music! To stay up-to-date, follow our socials listed below:
- Facebook: Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music Students' Association
- Instagram: @fmsauofm
All are welcome to attend our meetings! Information on how to access these meetings can be found on our social media, or by contacting any council member via email.
A list of FMSA Council members and their contacts for the current academic year, as well as, the most recent version of the FMSA Constitution can be found at: https://umanitoba.ca/music/student-experience/fmsa.
Please contact us any time with any questions, comments or concerns you may have; we are here for you!
All our best for this academic year,
Desautels Faculty of Music Students’ Association
Hallway lockers are located on the first floor of Taché Hall. There is a nominal, non-refundable locker rental fee. The FMSA will provide locks and will assign lockers. To rent a locker, please contact a member of FMSA council via email or by stopping by the council office, located on the first floor of Taché Hall (T115).
The Desautels Faculty of Music has three kitchenettes for student use, located in rooms T110, T480, and T2-168. Each kitchenette is equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and other kitchen essentials. All students are responsible for keeping the kitchenettes clean and useable. Students are expected to throw away old food, wash their own dishes, clean up spills, etc. A more detailed kitchenette policy is outlined below.
FMSA Kitchenette Policy
We are very fortunate to have access to these facilities. These are shared spaces and therefore we must all do our part to keep them clean. Please abide bythese rules to keep our kitchenettes functional and inviting:
- 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).
- 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.
- Please avoid keeping empty containers, large containers with small amounts of food, or lunch bags in the fridge for an extended period of time.
- Do not take food that does not belong to you!
- 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.
- Please wash your dishes!
- 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 (email@example.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
The Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library is located in T1-257, on the 2nd floor of the Taché Arts Complex, and is open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30. The primary responsibility of our staff is to assist you in using library materials for coursework, ensembles and Major Practical Study. Come say hello and see what we have for you!
You can search and place requests for print scores through the library catalogue, access online resources (scores, research materials, and recordings). See information here: https://umanitoba.ca/libraries/
Note: Material may be recalled if another patron needs the item.
Specially marked items may have shorter borrowing times.
Technology for playback is available in the library.
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!
The University of Manitoba Libraries does not charge overdue fines. Exceptions to this policy exist for course reserves, recalled items, and damaged/lost items.
Your UM student card is your library card. The account is linked to your UMNetID, and you can use those credentials to track your borrowing.
Computer Facilities & Printing/Copying
All students, faculty and staff automatically have Library Print accounts. Your printing activity is associated with your UMNetID and is tracked online in your Library Print account. The set up process takes about 10 minutes before you can print. Set up your account here: https://umanitoba.ca/libraries/print
Program Notes Workshop for Graduate Students
Beginning in November, Katherine Penner (our music librarian) will be running workshops for graduate students writing program notes for credit recitals. The 5-session series will run from November-March. Keep an eye on your email for information.
This is a completely free, very useful service for all students. Appointment bookings and more information are available online at: https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/academic-supports/academic-learning
Credit Recitals and Pre-Recitals
Credit Recitals and Pre-Recitals Hearings
To book the Recital date (and Pre-Recital), please submit the Graduate Credit Recital Booking Form, to the Facilities and Events Coordinator Sue Stone-Scott a minimum of 45 days before the proposed Recital date. Payment must be received before the booking is confirmed. A late fee of $25 will apply for recitals booked fewer than 45 days before the Recital.
Normally, Recitals occur between September and May. Recitals scheduled outside this time are subject to the availability of both the Examining Committee and support personnel.
Finalized Recital programs must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in “Word” format a minimum of one (1) week before the Recital. The program must follow the Recital Program Template provided on the DFOM Forms webpage. If the program is not received by the deadline, students will be responsible for formatting and printing their own programs.
Please consult the Recital Formatting Guide for instructions on how to use the template, formatting content, etc.
NOTE: The Desautels Faculty of Music office will provide 30 copies of the Recital Program as well as copies to the Examining Committee.
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 and/or Recital 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.
To book Eva Clare Hall and Rooms in the Tache Arts Complex, email the Facilities and Events Coordinator with your booking request.
Graduate students may book a maximum of four hours for dress rehearsal in Eva Clare Hall prior to the recital.
The Desautels Faculty of Music reserves the time slot from 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for Midday Recitals. The primary function of the Midday Recital is to provide students with an opportunity to gain experience in performance, as both presenters and as audience. The Midday Recital time will also include programs, lectures, or workshops by faculty members and visiting artists and scholars, and Health and Wellness events.
During the Fall 2023 term, most programs will take place in Eva Clare Hall; in the Winter 2024 term, they will take place in T2-266. These spaces will be available one hour before the Midday recital time for on-stage sound checks.
To book a midday, use the Midday Recital Request form on the current students page.
During the Fall 2023 term recitals in Eva Clare Hall, the piano 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 or T2-266 during middays. Please pick up garbage and containers left on the floor or on seats when you are leaving the hall.
Recording Session Information
The recording studio is available Monday to Friday, 8:30-4:30 pm, excluding holidays, by appointment only. For recording sessions outside of these hours students will be required to pay $20.00 per hour.
For more information regarding recording sessions please contact the Recording Studio Technician.
With some exceptions, please note that all students are expected to acquire their own instruments prior to study, or within the first year of study at the Desautels Faculty of Music. Should you require an equipment loan, contact the Facilities and Events Coordinator.
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 specified 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 Events 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.
The Desautels Faculty of Music will not supply consumable materials such as mouthpieces, reeds, drum pads and sticks. Please consult your area heads and MPS instructors about appropriate equipment for your instrument and needs.
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.
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.
The Desautels Faculty of Music has a computer music studio for composition located in Room T2-275, Taché Arts Complex, called Studio FLAT. Studio FLAT is in a purposely designed room with playback facilities for 8.1 Surround Sound. All sound processing is based on Macintosh computers, with hardware such as a mixer console, control surfaces and sensors. Software for sound sequencing (Digital Performer and Ableton Live), live interaction (Max/msp/jitter) and programming (PWGL, LispWorks) are used in the studio. Courses in computer music are offered annually for Composition Concentration students, and others who receive permission from the instructor.
Additional computers are available in the music library, which also provides printing at nominal rates. Other computer facilities are available on campus, including the Engineering and Agricultural Buildings and Dafoe Library.
Division of Preparatory Studies
Division of Preparatory Studies
The Desautels Faculty of Music includes a Division of Preparatory Studies, which annually enrols students of all ages to take private lessons, theory, and special programs. While lessons take place throughout the city students also take lessons within the Music buildings. Students in their later years of study at the Desautels Faculty of Music may apply to teach with Prep Studies. Please note that practice rooms are not to be used by students to give private lessons.
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 the Facilities and Events Coordinator. Check Career Services at https://www.umanitoba.ca/career-services/ for other employment opportunities.
Student Support Services
Student Support Services
Contact the Student Accessibility Services and inform your professor as soon as possible regarding any special accommodations needed for your learning environment.
- Website: https://umanitoba.ca/student/accessibility/index.html
- Location: Room 520 University Centre
- Phone: 204-474-7423
- Email: email@example.com
To get questions answered about rights and responsibilities as a student you can contact Student Advocacy
- Website: http://umanitoba.ca/student/advocacy/
- Location: 520 University Centre
- Phone: 204-474-7423
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Website: https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/academic-supports/academic-learning
- Location: 201 Tier Building
- Phone: 204-480-1481
- Email: email@example.com
Career Services assists all University of Manitoba students with career planning and job search questions.
- Website: http://umanitoba.ca/student/careerservices/index.html
- Location: 474 University Centre
- Phone: 204-474-9456
- Email: Cs.firstname.lastname@example.org
Respectful Work and Learning Environment
To ensure a positive educational experience for everyone the university has a policy outlining expectations for students and professors:
- Website: http://umanitoba.ca/human_rights/rwle/index.html
- Location: 201 Tier Building
- Phone: 204-474-6348
- Email: email@example.com
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.
- Website: http://umanitoba.ca/student/counselling/
- Location: Room 474, 35University Centre
- Phone: 204-474-8592
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.
- Website: http://umanitoba.ca/student/health/
- Location: 100 University Centre, Fort Garry Campus,
- Tel: 204 474-8411
Student Support Case Management Team
The Student Support Case Management Team is available for consultation, workshops, and referrals.
- Website: http://umanitoba.ca/student/case-manager/
- Location: 520 UMSU University Centre
- Phone: 204-474-7423
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: https://umanitoba.ca/music/student-experience/forms
According to the University of Manitoba Graduate Calendar, (online) under General Academic Regulations, Academic Integrity:
The University of Manitoba takes academic integrity seriously. As a member of the International Centre for Academic Integrity, the University defines academic integrity as a commitment to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. (International Centre for Academic Integrity, 2014)
To help students understand the expectations of the University of Manitoba, definitions for the types of prohibited behaviours are in the Student Academic Misconduct Procedure and provided below.
"Academic Misconduct" means any conduct that has, or might reasonably be seen to have, an adverse effect on the academic integrity of the University, including but not limited to:
(a) Plagiarism – the presentation or use of information, ideas, images, sentences, findings, etc. as one’s own without appropriate attribution in a written assignment, test or final examination.
(b) Cheating on Quizzes, Tests, or Final Examinations – the circumventing of fair testing procedures or contravention of exam regulations. Such acts may be premeditated/planned or may be unintentional or opportunistic.
(c) Inappropriate Collaboration – when a student and any other person work together on assignments, projects, tests, labs or other work unless authorized by the course instructor.
(d) Duplicate Submission – cheating where a student submits a paper/assignment/test in full or in part, for more than one course without the permission of the course instructor.
(e) Personation – writing an assignment, lab, test, or examination for another student, or the unauthorized use of another person’s signature or identification in order to impersonate someone else. Personation includes both the personator and the person initiating the personation.
(f) Academic Fraud – falsification of data or official documents as well as the falsification of medical or compassionate circumstances/documentation to gain accommodations to complete assignments, tests or examinations.
Note that the above applies to written, visual, and spatial assignments as well as oral presentations.
Over the course of your university studies, you may find yourself in situations that can make the application of these definitions unclear. The University of Manitoba wants to help you be successful, and this includes providing you with the knowledge and tools to support your decisions to act with integrity. There are a number of people and places on campus that will help you understand the rules and how they apply to your academic work. If you have questions or are uncertain about what is expected of you in your courses, you have several options:
- Ask your professor, instructor, or teaching assistant for assistance or clarification.
- Get support from the Academic Learning Centre or Libraries:
- Visit the Academic Integrity site for information and tools to help you understand academic integrity.
- Make an appointment with the Student Advocacy office. This office assists students to understand their rights and responsibilities and provides support to students who have received an allegation of academic misconduct.
The Desautels Faculty of Music views plagiarism as a very serious academic offence. Because graduate students are Faculty of Graduate Studies students for administrative purposes, all academic integrity issues are referred to FGS. FGS will address these issues according to its current policies and procedures. Effective September 2015, all Graduate Students are required to complete the Academic Integrity Course - GRAD 7500. Refer to the degree regulations of the online Graduate Academic Calendar for Desautels Faculty of Music.
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 Major Practical Study 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 Classical Jury Examination and Credit Recital Coordinator when submitting the Recital Program Approval Form. The Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library is a good source for scores.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
This handbook is for general information purposes. All graduate students are enrolled in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and are governed by their regulations. Music graduate students are expected to be familiar with the policies, procedures,regulations and deadlines that govern their academic progress, and are therefore strongly encouraged to review the Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar and the FGS Supplementary Regulations for Music, which contain the detailed and official requirements for the M.Mus. Program. (In case of any discrepancy between this handbook and the Desautels Faculty of Music Supplementary Regulations, the Supplementary Regulations take precedence.)
Academic Progress in the Faculty of Graduate Studies
Students must maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 throughout their studies or they may be required to withdraw from the program. In addition, graduate students in the Desautels Faculty of Music must receive no grade lower than a B+ in their graduate Major Practical Study courses. Students must complete the Progress Report together with their Advisory Committee at least once per year of study, before they are able to re-register for subsequent years of study.
Performance Not Related to Coursework
Graduate programs in the Desautels Faculty of Music are predicted on the idea that full professional and academic preparation require more than simply the successful completion of coursework. As such, M.Mus. and M.A. students are expected to engage in professional development and paraprofessional activities similar to those found in relevant professional communities. For details on the types of activities appropriate for a given area of study, students should consult their Advisor and the appropriate Area Head. Students are expected to document these activities and this will be assessed by the Advisory Committee as part of the Progress Report required annually by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
The program of study for each graduate student is guided by an Advisor and Advisory Committee according to the regulations established by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the FGS Supplemental Regulations for Music, approved October 2021.
In the Desautels Faculty of Music the Advisor will normally be the Major Practical Study teacher. While candidates may request a specific Major Practical Study teacher, a different teacher may be assigned after acceptance. The Dean ultimately makes teaching assignments based on a number of factors, including teaching loads and financial implications.
The graduate student and their Advisor will complete the Advisor/Student Guidelines submission together. The intent of the ASG is to clearly articulate the expectations of both the student and the advisor, thereby enhancing the graduate experience. The ASG is required for all students in thesis and practicum routes. It is to be completed for all new students prior to completing their first Progress Report. The ASG can be found within the FGS tab in JUMP, on the right-hand side of the page.
The Advisor is the Chair of the Advisory Committee and is responsible for:
- Recommending internal and external committee members to the Dean.
- Ensuring that the student’s thesis/practicum proposal and recital program(s) are well defined, realistic,and manageable within the allocated time frame for successful completion of the program.
- Ensuring that within the first term, the student has: i) an Advisory Committee; ii) the program of study approved by the Advisory Committee with respect to FGS requirements (the number and type of courses); iii) a research/study plan, as appropriate.
- Scheduling regular meetings with the student to monitor progress.
- Completing and obtaining all necessary signatures on Progress Reports, final reports.
- Ensuring that all academic requirements are fulfilled, including any remedial work required as a result of the diagnostic exam.
- Ensuring that deadlines for the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Desautels Faculty of Music requirements are met. The Advisor will be the primary resource for shaping the student’s recital program and/or written work. Early and frequent consultation with the Advisor and Advisory Committee is recommended to ensure agreement at the outset on such matters as recital program content and balance, and appropriate topics and resources for written work, including program notes.
Students pay the program fee for the required 24 credit hours. It is a policy of the Faculty of Graduate Studies that students may not be required to take more than 24 credit hours, but they may take additional electives as auxiliary courses, to a maximum of 12 credit hours. If they choose to take more credit hours, they will be assessed an additional fee on a per-course basis.
Each student must have an Advisory Committee, normally made up of the Advisor and two or three additional members.The Advisor of record and at least one other member of the Advisory Committee must be a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
The Advisory Committee is appointed by the Dean, upon recommendation of the Advisor. The Advisory Committee is to be appointed during the first term of the first year of study, using the Desautels Faculty of Music Advisory Committee Appointment Form. Students will not be permitted to register for their second term in the program if this form is not submitted during the first term of their enrolment.
The Dean may also join any Advisory Committee as needed.
The Desautels Faculty of Music requires that the Advisory Committee meet with the student a minimum of once a year, and will track these meetings through the Progress Report, which is available through the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and must be returned to the Music Graduate Program Assistant by the specified deadline (usually the end of May). Students will not be permitted to re-register for the subsequent year in the program until this form is submitted.
In addition to functioning in an advisory capacity, the Advisory Committee shall:
- Be familiar with, review and make recommendations regarding the student’s thesis/practicum proposal.
- Be available for meeting with the Advisor and the student for preparing the Progress Report or as deemed essential.
- Be reasonably available for consultation with the student in addition to regular meetings.
- Read and provide comments to any written material (thesis, program notes, etc.) submitted by the student in a timely manner (two to four weeks, depending on the length of the document).
- Hold meetings with the student once a year, or more often as required, to discuss research progress and future courses of action. Ideally, these meetings are to be held at the beginning of the student’s program and within the first year.
- Attend and review the student’s Pre-Recital Hearing.
- Serve (along with the External Member as specified below) as the Examining Committee for the student’s recital.
In all written work, the Advisory Committee will ensure quality control to a publishable/professional level and is the principal guide in this process. Students should consult with their Advisory Committee well in advance about the scheduling of Pre-Recital Hearings and recital dates in order to ensure availability of all members at these events.
An Examining Committee is struck to review the student’s Thesis (if applicable), and Recital(s). Normally, the Advisory Committee serves as the Examining Committee. An external examiner with demonstrated expertise in the content area may be invited to join the Examining Committee. The external examiner must meet FGS guidelines and be appointed using the FGS “Master’s Thesis/Practicum Title and Appointment of Examiners” form. The external examiner must be appointed no less than two months prior to the final recital and is obliged to attend the final recital (if applicable).
The Desautels Faculty of Music offers the Thesis/Practicum Route to the M.Mus. degree. Depending on the area of concentration within the program, graduate students in the Faculty may have certain options for their thesis/practicum.
All students entering the Graduate program in the Desautels Faculty of Music and registered in MUSC 7400 will receive 1.5 hours of instruction per week. Students registered in MUSC 7410 have two options. Students choosing the one-recital/paper option for the Thesis/Practicum requirement will receive one hour of instruction/week (Option 1). Students choosing the two-recital option for the Thesis/Practicum requirement (Option 2), will receive 1.5 hours of instruction per week.
The thesis/practicum for the M.Mus. - Performance will consist of the following components:
The performance recital will normally consist of the preparation and performance of 60-75 minutes of solo/ensemble music. The repertoire for the recital will be developed in consultation with the Advisory Committee.
Students electing to undertake one recital and a research paper will write a research-based study, normally of 12,000-15,000 words (excluding bibliography, footnotes, figures, etc.). The overall purpose of the research paper is to allow the student to conceive and execute a major study that demonstrates mastery in the content area as well as highly developed research, writing, and critical thinking skills. The research paper must address a significant topic within the field of music research; it must be functionally related to the student's program.
Normally, the composition(s) will be included in one of the three recital areas described below. Topics to be covered in the study are, as appropriate: formal structure; rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic language; timbral and textural elements; aesthetic issues; extramusical relations; technological considerations; compositional process. Both the composition and the accompanying paper are expected to demonstrate creativity, originality, expertise, and an awareness of contemporary and historical concepts and developments in the chosen field.
Each M.Mus. student in Composition is required to compose 15-20 minutes of original music for an assigned student chamber ensemble; live electronics and/or improvisation optional, at the discretion of the Major Practical Study instructor. Over the course of two terms, the ensemble will workshop, rehearse, and perform original music by the composition student. Recital 1 is normally scheduled for March or April of Year 1 of the program, and normally features work(s) composed during the student's first year of the M.Mus. program. This compositional work cannot be included in either of the other two parts (Recital 2 and Other Performances). Recital 1 will normally occur once only; Recital 1 must occur before Recital 2. Students will receive critical feedback following the recital.
Each M.Mus. student in Composition is required to compose 20-25 minutes of original music for a professional chamber ensemble of approximately 4-6 players, selected by the student in consultation with the Major Practical Study instructor; live electronics and/or improvisation optional, at the discretion of the Major Practical Study instructor. Over the course of two terms, the ensemble will workshop, rehearse, and perform original music by the composition student. These activities are supported by a Graduate Composition Performance Fund, usage of which is regulated by the student's Major Practical Study instructor, in conjunction with the student, and with the final approval of the Dean's Office. Recital 2 is normally scheduled for March or April of Year 2 of the program, and normally features work(s) composed during the student's second year of the M.Mus. program. This compositional work cannot be included in either of the other two parts (Recital 1 and Other Performances). Recital 2 will normally occur once only; Recital 2 must occur after Recital 1. Students will receive critical feedback following the recital.
Each M.Mus. student in Composition is required to compose, and arrange for the performance of, an additional 20-30 minutes of original must, as detailed below. the composition(s) may be scored for any instrumentation and may involve live electronics and/or improvisation; electroacoustic works and sound installations are also possible, at the discretion of the Major Practical Study instructor. Performances may occur anywhere in the world, so long as they are recorded; performances may occur at any time during the student's program, normally up to one month prior to the submission of the Final Portfolio. These work(s) must have been composed during the student's program of studies and cannot be included in either of the other two parts (Recital 1 and Recital 2). It is the responsibility of the student to arrange these performances independently.
Within the guidelines of the three-part Practicum (recital) requirements listed above, the student must produce, and have performed and recorded a minimum of 60 minutes to a maximum of 75 minutes of original music composed during their M.Mus. degree program at the University of Manitoba.
The student is required to write program notes for Recital 2. These notes are to be submitted to the Advisory Committee for approval six weeks prior to the recital date. Program notes for all other performances are encouraged, and should be included with the Final Portfolio, if available.
The thesis/practicum for M.Mus. - Conducting students will consist of the following components:
First Year Video Portfolio
A curated video portfolio of the student's work will be submitted to the Advisory Committee at the end of their first year of Major Practical Study. The video excerpts included should show growth in rehearsal techniques and conducting skills developed during the year. The video portfolio will be 45-60 minutes in length and include excerpts of both rehearsals and performances. Students will provide a written statement articulating why they have chosen the selected video footage and how it reflects their development. The portfolio should also include program notes (minimum of 1000 words) that support pieces included in the submitted video portfolio.
The Advisory Committee will provide critical feedback on the student's portfolio submission in writing prior to the beginning of the student's second year in the program. This feedback used to determine recital repertoire, second year conducting projects, and further study.
Graduate Recital/Collective Performances:
Students will conduct repertoire totaling 45-60 minutes in DFOM large ensemble performances and/or a final graduate recital. Students may submit video of performances conducting with DFOM ensembles as part of this required performance time (if they have been given this opportunity), while the graduate recital performance itself, must include a minimum of 30 minutes of repertoire performed by a small ensemble chose and guided entirely by the student (including selecting the ensemble, repertoire, scheduling, rehearsals, production, and conducting).
M.A. in Music Research
The M.A. in Music Research offers thesis and practicum options. The Thesis/Practicum Proposal Form should be submitted to FGS prior to the start of the student's second year in the program
Students electing the thesis option will write a research-based thesis, normally of approximately 20,000-30,000 words (excluding bibliography, footnotes, figures, etc.).
The overall purpose of the thesis is to allow the student to conceive and execute a major research study that demonstrates mastery in the content area and highly developed research, writing, and critical thinking skills.
The thesis must address a significant topic within the field of music research; it must be functionally related to the student's program. For example, musicology, ethnomusicological, and/or music- theoretical studies, issues of performance practice, and/or organology are all appropriate general areas of study, though this list is representative, not exhaustive.
Students electing the practicum option will develop a project that applies music research of similar quality and scope to the thesis described above.
The overall purpose of the practicum is to allow the student to conceive and execute a major project that demonstrates mastery in the content area and highly developed research, writing, and critical thinking skills in a manner for which a traditional thesis format is not appropriate. For example, practica may include lecture-recitals, major editing projects, etc. This list is representative, not exhaustive.
The practicum must address significant topic within the field of music research; it must be functionally related to the student's program. For example, musicological, ethnomusicological, and/or music- theoretical studies, issues of performance practice, and/or organology are all appropriate general areas of study, though this list is representative, not exhaustive.
M.Mus. Pre-Recital Hearing
There will be a Pre-Recital Hearing at least one month before the scheduled recital. The purpose of the Pre-Recital Hearing is to assess whether or not the student has attained the level of preparation necessary to meet the expected standards of the program. Normally all Advisory Committee members are required to be present at this Hearing.
The student is to write program notes for the recital. These are to be submitted to the student’s entire Advisory Committee for approval one week prior to the pre-recital date. The approved program notes are to be emailed to the Student Advisor as a Word document (unformatted) at least one full working day prior to the pre-recital so the program notes can be included in the pre-recital information provided to the committee at the pre-recital. Advisory committees should not allow a pre-recital hearing to proceed unless the program notes have been approved. After the pre-recital, if further revisions are required by the Advisory Committee the final approved program notes are to be emailed to the Student Advisor as a Word document (unformatted) a minimum of two weeks prior to the recital date.
M.Mus. Pre-Recital Hearing: Specific Requirements by Discipline
A formal, written proposal for the research paper must be submitted to and approved by the Advisory Committee by the end of the first year in the program for students electing to complete one recital and a research paper.
A formal, written proposal for the recital program must be submitted to and approved by the Advisory Committee at least 60 calendar days prior to the proposed recital date.
The Pre-Recital Hearing for performance students will consists of a performance of the recital repertoire for the Advisory committee, normally at least 30 calendar days prior to proposed recital date. The Advisory Committee will provide formative feedback and assess whether the recital may proceed as scheduled based on the student's level of preparation and performance at the hearing.
A formal, written proposal for the thesis/practicum must be submitted to and approved by the Advisory Committee by the end of the first year in the program.
The repertoire for the recital will be developed in consultation with the Advisory Committee. A formal, written proposal for the recital program must be submitted to and approved by the Advisory Committee 60 calendar days prior to the proposed recital date. The Advisory Committee will consider the extent of the required performing forces, the proposed duration, and the technical requirements of the body of work in adjudicating appropriateness.
The Pre-Recital Hearing for composition students will consist of an evaluation by the Advisory Committee of the student's works to be performed on the recital. Normally, the student music present printed and bound scores (for instrumental/vocal works) or recordings (for electroacoustic works) of all the pieces proposed for the recital. No more than one piece may be an incomplete work-in-progress. Normally, instrumental/vocal works must be accompanied by concert, rehearsal, or studio recordings. Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) recordings are not acceptable.
A formal, written proposal for the recital program must be submitted to and approved by the Advisory Committee at least 30 calendar days prior to the proposed recital date.
The Pre-Recital Hearing for conducting students will normally consist of an evaluation by the Advisory Committee of a rehearsal prior to the scheduled recital.
All M.Mus. Students
The Advisory Committee will approve the student's thesis/practicum proposal.
Following the Pre-Recital Hearing, the Advisory Committee will provide formative feedback and assess whether the recital may proceed as scheduled based on the student's level of preparation and performance at the hearing.
Following the hearing, the Advisory Committee will:
- approve the recital to proceed as scheduled
- approve the recital to proceed as scheduled, subject to changes/improvements stipulated in writing by the committee.
- Deny approval for the recital to proceed as scheduled and require postponement of the recital and/or a second hearing. Should the second hearing be unsuccessful, the student may not be permitted to continue in the program.
Students will be notified verbally of the outcome of the Pre-Recital Hearing as soon as possible following the hearing, and in writing, normally within 1 calendar week following the hearing.
M.A. in Music Research Thesis/Practicum Proposal
The thesis/practicum proposal is normally submitted to the student's Advisory Committee at the end of the first year of study and will normally be approved or rejected by the Advisory Committee within one (1) month of submission.
The proposal should present a clear research problem, a critical review of the current literature and the historiography related to the chosen topic, as well as an overview of proposed theoretical and/or methodological approaches and how they will be applied in the thesis/practicum. The proposal must include a bibliography. For the thesis, a preliminary outline of chapters/major sections is required. For the practicum, a detailed preliminary overview of the format, scope, and outcomes of the project is required.
All M.Mus. Performance and Conducting students will be placed in ensemble activity appropriate to the student’s professional development as determined through discussion between the student’s Advisor (major practical study teacher), the student, and the Advisory Committee. Graduate students will fulfill the 3 CRH course MUSC 7180 by participation in one or more Desautels Faculty of Music ensembles; students must complete all ensembles successfully to receive credit for the course.
Normally, students will participate in ensembles during all semesters in which they are enrolled in Major Practical Study, receiving a grade of “continuing enrolment” (CO) until they have completed this course. Ensemble assignments will vary according to the student’s program and applied medium and are assigned as a result of ensemble auditions and in consultation with the student’s Advisory Committee. Upon successful completion of each ensemble, the director of said ensemble will notify the student’s Advisor of Record. When the student has completed MUSC 7180, the Advisor of Record will notify the Desautels Faculty of Music Graduate Program Assistant, who will remove the continuing enrolment designation (CO) and enter a final grade for MUSC 7180. “Ensemble assignments may not exceed 2 ensembles per term.”
Recommended Ensemble Activities
Theory and Musicology Diagnostic Tests
Students admitted to the M.Mus. or M.A. in Music Research program must demonstrate knowledge of music theory and music history comparable to that of B.Mus. graduates of the Faculty. This will normally be assessed by diagnostic examinations administered by the Faculty prior to the first day of fall-semester classes. Appropriate review materials will be made available to students in advance of the diagnostic examinations.
Incoming graduate students who do not achieve satisfactory results on any portion of these diagnostic examinations may be required to do remediation. Such remediation will normally take the form of successful completion of undergraduate coursework in the DFOM, which will not count for credit toward the M.Mus. or the M.A. The associate dean responsible for graduate programs will assign remedial coursework on the advice of the musicology and music theory faculty.
Graduate Theory Diagnostic Test: Process for Remediation
After writing the graduate theory diagnostic test, students will be informed about their results and advised about next steps.
Complete Pass: If a student passes all sections of the theory diagnostic test, the student may register in the graduate level theory course.
Remediation Required: If a student does not pass all sections of the theory diagnostic test, the student must complete remedial work under the tutelage of the theory department. While this remedial work is being completed, the student may register in the graduate level theory course under the following conditions:
- that within 3 working days of receiving the theory diagnostic test results, the student must contact the designated full time theory faculty member to arrange for remedial work in the specific area(s) where a pass was not achieved, and
- that the student must meet with the designated full time theory faculty member for remedial sessions in theory until such time that the theory department is satisfied that the student's understanding of the subject meets the required standard, and
- that this remedial work must be completed early in the term, normally by the end of September in the first year of study.
PLEASE NOTE: If the above conditions are not met by the Voluntary Withdrawal date, the theory/musicology departments may require the student to withdraw from the graduate theory/musicology course. Re-enrolment for the course would be permitted for a later term/year, provided that the remedial requirement has been fulfilled.
Second Language Requirement
The second language requirement for the M.Mus. program has been removed as of Fall 2022. It is required for the M.A. in Music Research.
Reading knowledge of one language other than English is required of all students in the M.A. in Music Research program. The language required will normally be French, German, or Italian. Other languages may be accepted at the discretion of the Advisory Committee if deemed by them to be more appropriate to the student’s program. The specific requirement will be determined in consultation with the Advisory Committee.
The “Desautels Faculty of Music Second-Language Requirement Form” must normally be completed and submitted to the Graduate Program Assistant by June 1 of the student’s first year in the program. The second-language requirement must normally be met before the student will be allowed to proceed to the final recital.
This requirement may be met through one of the following methods:
- Evidence of the completion of an undergraduate language course at the 1000 level or above, with a grade of B (3.0) or better, in the five years preceding acceptance into the program;
- Successful completion of a language exam administered by the Desautels Faculty of Music. This exam shall consist of a timed, proctored translation, using a dictionary, of a passage in the chosen language;
- Completion of a University of Manitoba language course at the 1000 level or above, with a grade of B (3.0) or better, after registration in the Master’s degree program (e.g. as auxiliary courses);
- Determination by the Graduate Committee, upon recommendation of the student’s Advisory Committee, that the requirement has been met through previous education and/or experience.
Travel Code of Conduct
The Desautels Faculty of Music has always had excellent experiences on our off-campus trips and the Faculty maintains a good reputation throughout the national community. Before participating in ensemble trips, students will sign a travel waiver as well as a Code of Conduct to clarify that they understand what is expected of them while they are ambassadors for the Faculty. The code consists of the following regulations:
- for trips requiring overnight lodging, musicians are required to stay in rooms or areas assigned by the faculty in charge, or their designate.
- appropriate curfews will be established on each trip by the faculty in charge, or their designate, as necessary.
- indiscreet, destructive, or disrespectful behaviour, or any other behaviour considered to be detrimental to the Desautels Faculty of Music will not be tolerated.
If a Desautels Faculty of Music musician breaks any one of these rules, one of the following actions may be taken:
- The musician may be withdrawn from the competition/performance.
- The musician may be sent home at their expense.
- The musician may lose all program privileges including all travel expense monies paid for the trip.
- The musician may not be allowed to participate in future trips.
Graduate Program Plans
Graduate Recital Timeline
Choose a recital date and book it with the Faculty of Music using the Graduate Recital booking form, which also provides guidelines for formatting the student's program and for venue and reception policies. Students are responsible for formatting their recital programs correctly and for submitting them to the Faculty of Music's Front Office for duplication.
These forms and templates are available on the Faculty of Music's website.
8 weeks before recital
- Formal proposal & recital program approved by Advisory Committee
- N.B. Composition students, conducting students, and performance students opting for the Thesis & Recital option MUST submit a formal thesis proposal, approved by the Advisory Committee, by the end of the student's first year in the MMus program.
6 weeks before recital
- Submit program notes to Advisory Committee for approval
- Advisory Committee should request any revisions far enough in advance for student to revise before pre-recital hearing.
4 weeks before recital
- Pre-Recital Hearing
- Revised program notes must be submitted as an unformatted Word document to the Graduate Program Assistant at least 5 working days before pre-recital hearing.
- Advisory Committees should not allow a pre-recital hearing to proceed unless the program notes have been approved.
1 week before recital
- Final, approved program
- Finalized Recital programs must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in "Word" format a minimum of one (1) week before the Recital. The program must follow the Recital Program Template provided on DFOM Forms webpage. If the program is not received by the deadline, students will be responsible for formatting and printing their own programs.
N.B. This is intended as a guideline to aid in recital planning. All Faculty of Music graduate students must adhere to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Supplemental Regulations for Music, which should be considered authoritative.