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
204-233-8565
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

 

General Information

Registration and Fees

Registration is completed using the Aurora System. This system can be accessed by internet only; students who live in areas without internet access should contact the Desautels Faculty of Music Student Advisor for registration assistance at 204-474-9133.

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

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

Important Dates and Deadlines

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

Photo Identification Card

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

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

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

How to activate your student ID card

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

Activate UM Net ID

The University of Manitoba offers students access to a variety of online services including U of M email, campus wireless internet, UM Learn, Jump and more.  If you are having trouble with any of these services you can chat with the IST Service Desk or call them at 204-474-8600.

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

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

Practice Rooms

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

Practice Room Sign Up Procedure 

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

  • 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.

2. On the second day all Post-Baccalaureate, Masters, and Pre-Masters students can sign up. 

3. On the third day all third - and fourth-year students can sign up. 

4. On the fourth day all first - and second-year students can sign up. 

The facilities and Events Coordinator will review these sign-up sheets to ensure all DFOM policies have been adhered to.  

Allotted Time for Practice Room Usage

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

Caretaking Standards 

Terms and Conditions 

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

Respectful Work and Learning Environment (RWLE)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scent-Free and Smoking on Campus

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

Security Services

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

Emergency Contact Numbers

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

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

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

For more information or ask questions about any of these programs, please visit the University of Manitoba's Security Services page.

Desautels Faculty of Music 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:

  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

Policy in years not affected by COVID-19: 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, etc. A more detailed kitchenette policy is outlined below.

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

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

  1. If you are leaving food in the refrigerator, please label your food with your name and the date that it was placed in the fridge. Tape and markers will be available in the kitchenette. If you cannot find them, please visit the FMSA office (T115).
  2. Food can be left overnight,but please refrain from keeping food in the fridge for extended periods of time. Council aims to remove old food biweekly. Food that is older than two weeks old will be thrown out in its container.
  3. Please avoid keeping empty containers, large containers with small amounts of food, or lunch bags in the fridge for an extended period of time.
  4. Do not take food that does not belong to you!
  5. The kettle, microwave, and Keurig are available for your use. Please cleanup any spills or other messes in the microwave, in the fridge, or on the counters.
  6. Plastic cutlery is available in the FMSA office for a small donation of 10 cents or more.
  7. Please wash your dishes!
  8. Please remember to take your dishes/containers home with you.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact the FMSA Council in person, by email (fmsa@umanitoba.ca) 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.

Major Practical Study & Jury Examinations (Classical)

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. 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.

It is expected that each student will prepare an average of two to three hours per day for a total of 14 to 21 hours per week. Each student will discuss with his/her professor the goals for the year in terms of technical achievement and repertoire development.

Collaborative Pianists

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

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 Examinations

Students are NOT required to perform a Jury Examination for Major Practical Study courses MUSC 5400 and MUSC 5560 if they are registered in a credit recital that year. However, students who are registered in Major Practical Study, but not in Recital in the same year are required to have a Jury Examination.

When performing a Jury Examination, the student will perform for a jury panel consisting of faculty members, normally at the end of term in April. The student’s instructor can present at the jury, but does not participate in the jury mark. Members of the jury give marks independently without consultation. To arrive at the final jury mark, the Desautels Faculty of Music office averages the jurors’ 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. While it is expected that the majority of the music performed on the Major Practical Study 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. Juries and recitals for Post-Baccalaureate Students will demonstrate a quality that represents progress beyond the fourth year level.

Jury and Recital 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 juries may be allowed with the permission of the Associate Dean, Undergraduate. A deferred jury is considered an incomplete in the course and this (incomplete) will constitute the grade submitted until the deferred exam is taken.

Jury Length

MUSC 5400: 25 minutes of music if NOT registered for Post-Baccalaureate Recital in the same academic year.

Criteria for Major Practical Study and Jury Grading

Final grades in Major Practical Study are determined as follows:

NOTE: Students in MUSC 5400 who are registered for a credit recital in the same academic year will not perform a jury – 100% will be determined by the student’s Major Practical Study instructor.

Further Major Practical Study Grading Policies

Major Practical Study & Jury Examinations (Jazz)

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. 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.

It is expected that each student will prepare an average of two to three hours per day for a total of 14 to 21 hours per week. Each student will discuss with their professor the goals for the year in terms of technical achievement and repertoire development. 

Masterclasses

While not required of Post Bacc. students, jazz masterclass attendance is strongly recommended. Jazz Masterclasses take place on Fridays from 2:30pm - 4:30pm. 

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

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

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

Students who are sick are asked to submit notice to Karl Kohut via email prior to the start of masterclass. They will be generally be marked as absent due to illness. Repeated absences due to illness may require a doctor’s note.

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

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

Jury Examinations

Students are NOT required to perform a Jury Examination for Major Practical Study course if they are registered in a credit recital that year. 

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

Jury examinations for Major Practical Study will normally take place during the exam period of the academic year for which the student is registered. When unavoidable circumstances arise (e.g. illness or other issues of a critical nature), deferred juries may be allowed with the permission of the Associate Dean. Bachelor of Jazz Studies students may not register for the next level of Major Practical Study until the deferred jury examination has been successfully completed. 

Students must be supported by at least two other musicians: Accompanying musicians may be students, professionals, or community musicians. UofM faculty and sessional instructors are excluded. 

The student is responsible for assembling and rehearsing their ensemble. 

Jury Length

Students registered for MUSC 5400 must perform 30 minutes if NOT registered for Post-Baccalaureate Recital in the same academic year.

Criteria for Jury Examination Grading

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

Mastery of instrument: 

Musicianship: 

Melody 

Improvisation

Comping 

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

Jury Examination Repertoire and Repertoire Form

Each year, jazz students will be supplied with the Jazz Jury Examination Repertoire Lists for all four years near the start of the year. Post Bacc. students will be required to submit a list of 10 tunes from either the year three list, the year four list, or a combination of both, as deemed appropriate by (and in conjunction with) their MPS instructor. Selections should be varied in terms of elements such as style and tempo. 

At the time of their Jury Examination, students will be asked to play three of their 10 prepared tunes. 

Vocalists

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

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

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

Drummers are required to bring their own sticks and cymbals. 

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

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

Jury Examination Accompaniment

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

Credit Recitals

Lesson Format for Recitals

Students registered for MUSC 5560 (Recital) will receive 0.5 hours of instruction per week (13 hours of instruction per academic year.)

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

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

Recital Booking

Credit Recitals may be held Monday - Saturday beginning at 8pm. Receptions are not permitted in either of the music buildings at any time. 

Credit Recitals should be treated as professional engagements. Students are fully responsible for all organization. Start early! Book the hall only after confirming the date with any musicians who will be assisting you. The date may not be changed except with a doctor's note. 

To book the Credit Recital date, please submit the Post Baccalaureate Credit Recital Booking Form (Classical or Jazz - depending on the area of study), available online on the DFOM Forms webpage, to Facilities and Events Coordinator Sue Stone-Scott on or before February 18, 2022. Payment must be received before the booking is confirmed. A late fee of $25 will apply after February 28, 2021.

The Recital Program Approval Form, available online on the DFOM Forms webpage, must be submitted to the Jury Examination and Credit Recital Coordinator a minimum of one (1) month before the Credit Recital: 

Dress rehearsals for Credit Recitals can be booked through Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca. Plan any assistance needed to help the Credit Recital sun smoothly well ahead of time. Students 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. 

Recital Times and Lengths

Credit Recital MUSC 5560 (Recital) 

  • Total length of repertoire: 65 -70 minutes 
  • Total Classical Stream Credit Recital length, including all pauses, and ten-minute intermission, should not exceed 90 minutes in length
  • Total Jazz Stream Credit Recital length should not exceed 85 minutes in length

Credit Recitals must be balanced stylistically, displaying a range of the students' abilities through repertoire choices rooted firmly in the jazz tradition. Ensure you have reviewed your desired repertoire choices with your MPS instructor multiple times before submitting your Recital Approval Form, found on the DFOM Forms Webpage 

 

Recital Grading

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

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

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

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

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

Copyright Regulations

Copyright regulations require that performers be in possession of original scores of music to be performed. While you may perform from copies, you 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 inasmuch as it is possible, the integrity of our degree programs. We have developed the following policies and procedures for B.Mus., B.Jazz Studies, and Post-Bacc. Credit Recitals so students may continue their programs as well as possible within the current university restrictions and provincial health recommendations as of September 2, 2021. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. The Credit Recital will be recorded remotely or in DFOM soundbooth rooms by the student and collaborating musicians, provided the set-up follows current University of Manitoba COVID restrictions and it is deemed possible by the performers and MPS instructor. Please contact Laura Loewen if you wish to record remotely and contact Sue Stone Scott to book the soundbooth rooms. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Should the Credit Recital panel concur after the assessment meeting with the student (by a majority vote) that the student has performed at a level commensurate with comparable students at similar stages of the B.Mus., B. Jazz Studies or Post-Bacc. program, they will complete a written assessment outlining this. This written assessment will only be necessary for the remote-only option, in which conditions prevent a live or recorded/livestreamed Credit Recital. 

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

Credit Recital Programs

Finalized Credit Recital programs are to be emailed to music@umanitoba.ca in "Word" format a minimum of one week before the Credit Recital. The program must follow the Recital Program Template provided online at the DFOM Forms Webpage 

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

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

Classical Recital Completion Checklist

  1. Work with your Major Practical Study teacher to set up a date. 
  2. Students are responsible for hiring collaborating musicians and confirming their availability. 
  3. Complete the Post Baccalaureate Credit Recital Booking Form before February 18, 2022. The form can be found on the DFOM Forms Webpage
  4. Book the venue with Sue Stone Scott (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. (Post Bacc. students may book a maximum of three hours for a dress rehearsal prior to a Credit Recital). 
  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. The Recital Program Approval Form must be submitted to Allen Harrington at Allen.Harrington@umanitoba.ca a minimum of one (1) month before the Credit Recital
  9. Format your approved Credit Recital program with the form found on the DFOM Forms Webpage
  10. Submit the Final Recital Program to music@umanitoba.ca at least one week prior to the Credit Recital date. 
  11. The Reception Office will email an electronic copy of the program prior to the Credit Recital. 

Jazz Undergraduate Recital Preparation Checklist

  1. Choose a date for your recital. 
  2. Confirm availability of all musicians involved as well as Major Practical Study instructor. 
  3. Complete the Post Baccalaureate Credit Recital Booking Form by February 18, 2022. 
  4. Book the venue with Sue Stone Scott (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 a dress rehearsal. 
  7. Prepare the Recital Program Approval Form in conjunction with your Major Practical Study Instructor. 
  8. Submit the Recital Program Approval Form at least one month prior to the Credit Recital date to Karly Epp at Karly.Epp@umanitoba.ca
  9. Format your approved Credit Recital Program with the form found on the DFOM Forms Webpage
  10. Submit the Final Recital Program to music@umanitoba.ca at least one week prior to the Credit Recital date. 
  11. The Reception Office will email an electronic copy of the program prior to the Credit Recital. 

Ensemble Placement

Ensembles

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

Students will normally participate in one ensemble relevant to their major practical study area/program of study. Students wishing to participate in more than two ensembles or in an area other than their major practical study area must complete the Request for Exception to Undergraduate Ensemble Regulations form by the end of the first full week of classes. All students are expected to complete an audition for at least one large ensemble, regardless of any request of exception.

Final decisions regarding special requests will be made by the Associate Dean in consultation with ensemble directors where necessary. The Associate Dean will communicate this decision to the student. 

Academic Progress and Policies

Student Responsibilities

As a student of the Desautels Faculty of Music please:

Academic Progress

All questions concerning academic regulations should be directed to the Associate Dean (see page 5 for contact information and/or Student Advisor Jennifer Wang. The Student Advisor serves as academic advisor for all post-baccalaureate students in the Desautels Faculty of Music.
Within the first week of the term, students will receive course syllabi for all academic courses, ensembles, and lessons.

Minimum Grade Requirements: In the faculty students must attain a grade of "C" or higher for a course to count toward a degree, except in the case of Recital where a minimum of "B" is required. The Post-Bacc. program is governed by these regulations. 

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 Faculty of Music, with the following exception: where a jury mark of “D” has been assigned in Major Practical Study, the juried examination may be reheard prior to the next registration.

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.

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.

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.

Professor/Course Evaluation

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 if you have questions about this procedure.

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; itis available one hour before the Midday recital time for on-stage sound checks.

To book a midday, use the Midday Recital Request form, available 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-4:30pm, excluding holidays by appointment only. For recording sessions outside of these hours students will be required to pay $20.00 per hour. 

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

Equipment Loans

With some exceptions, please note that all students are expected to acquire their own instruments prior to study, or within the first year of study at the Desautels Faculty of Music.

Should you require an equipment loan, contact Facilities and Events Coordinator Sue Stone-Scott.

Student Employment Opportunities

Student Employment Opportunities

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

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

Student Technician and Student Office Assistant positions are available upon discussion with Facilities and Events Coordinator Sue Stone Scott.

Check Career Services at http://umanitoba.ca/student/careerservices/about-us/index.html for other employment opportunities.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services

Accessibility Services

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

 

Student Advocacy

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

 

Academic Learning Centre

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

 

Career Services

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

 

Respectful Work and Learning Environment

To ensure a positive educational experience for everyone the university has a policy outlining expectations for students and professors: http://umanitoba.ca/human_rights/rwle/index.html

 

Sexual Violence Support & Education

 

Student Counseling Centre

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

 

Mobile Crisis Service

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

 

University Health Service (UHS)

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

 

Student Support Case Management Team

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

 

Health and Wellness Educator

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

Location: 469 University Centre

Phone: (204) 295-9032

Email: Katie.Kutryk@umanitoba.ca

 

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