New Students


Welcome to graduate studies at the Schulich School of Music!

Each year MGSS hosts a series of events during orientation week to help you get your footing at McGill and in Montreal, as well as to introduce you to other students in the program. A schedule of events for the Fall 2014 orientation will be posted shortly.


McGill maintains a variety resources for incoming students. You can find links to some of these below.

Welcome to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – A comprehensive guide to enrolling at McGill with additional information about Montreal’s many offerings.

The PGSS Member Hand-Book – McGill’s Post-Graduate Student Society (PGSS) maintains a comprehensive PDF document concerning study at McGill and life in Montreal.

The academic calendar – Information concerning start and end dates, examination periods, and holidays for the 2014-2015 academic calendar year.

Information for newly admitted music graduates – Information concerning registration that is specific to newly admitted music graduate students.

The Marvin Duchow Music Library – The music library can be found on the third, fourth, and fifth floors of the New Music Building (527 Sherbrooke O.). In addition to their wide holdings of books, scores, periodicals, and other print materials, they also have a useful collection of audio-visual equipment that students may borrow. Their website also has valuable guides and resources for music research.

Instrument locker registration – The registration of instrument lockers is overseen by the Music Undergraduate Student Association (MUSA).

Practice room registration – The registration of practice rooms takes place early in the semester and is also overseen by MUSA. Rooms are available on the third, fourth, and fifth floors of the E-wing of the music building (555 Sherbrooke O.) as well as the eleventh floor of 550 Sherbrooke O.

Instrument and equipment loans – The Building Manager’s Office (E-222, E-223, and E-224) oversees the lending of musical instruments and various other equipment.