Faculty List

Faculty: Music History & Culture

C. Clark, MA, Ph D (T)
R. Elliott, MA, Ph D (M)
J. Haines, MA, Ph D (T)
E. Hisama, BA, BMus, Ph D  

Associate Professors
F. Hemmasi, MA, Ph D
S. Lee, MA, Ph D
J. Packman, MA, Ph D
J. Pilzer, MA, Ph D

Assistant Professors
S. Gutsche-Miller, MA, Ph D
E. Lockhart,  Ph D
J. Packman, MA, Ph D

Faculty: Music Theory


E. Hisama, BA, BMus, Ph D  
R. McClelland, Ph D
D. McLean, MA, Ph D

Associate Professors
S. Vande Moortele, MA, Ph D

Assistant Professor
D. Tan, Ph D

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
M. Sallmen, MA, Ph D
A. Vishio, Ph D

L. Kuzmenko, Mus Bac


In the Faculty of Arts and Science, Music is approached as one of the liberal arts and taught as cultural history. This humanistic emphasis aims at a high degree of correlation with other disciplines such as Fine Art, Cultural Anthropology, Languages and Literatures, History, and Philosophy. Note that unlike students in the Mus.Bac. program at the Faculty of Music, students in the Specialist and Major programs are not given individual applied music instruction (e.g. piano or voice lessons). They are, however, offered a thorough grounding in musicology, and strong training in both ethnomusicology and music theory, with the option of increasing their exposure to the latter two disciplines via their upper-year option courses.

The courses with the prefix MUS are open to any student of the University. Even students with a strong music background should find them stimulating explorations of the world of music.

Students wishing to enter the Specialist or Major Program should examine the courses listed under HMU History of Music and TMU Theory of Music in the Faculty of Music Calendar. First-year specialist/major courses are available to a small number of students, who are admitted to them by audition and interview during Registration week. Those interested in ethnomusicology and the study of world music may audition on the basis of their comparable accomplishments in a non-Western instrumental or vocal performing tradition. All students are required to have completed Level 8 Theory and Level 9 Harmony from the Royal Conservatory of Music or equivalent as prerequisite, prior to the audition-interview. Knowledge of Western music history and theory ensures that students are not disadvantaged when facing the curricular requirements of the program. In this program the humanistic and historical approach is supported by courses in music theory which provide craft and analytical tools. The Specialist Program provides excellent preparation for a variety of professional activities including music criticism, library science, positions in the publishing, broadcasting, and recording industries, as well as for graduate studies in musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory, leading to careers in university teaching. The program leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (honours). For programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Music, the student should consult the Calendar of the Faculty of Music.

Students are encouraged to attend events sponsored by the Faculty of Music such as the Thursday Noon and Faculty Artists’ Series, opera productions and numerous concerts. For information refer to or telephone 416-978-3740.
Faculty of Music Representative: Professor R. McClelland, Associate Dean, Edward Johnson Building, Room 256 (416-946-0802); email:
Enquiries: Jennifer Panasiuk, Admissions Officer, Edward Johnson Building, Room 145 (416-978-3741); email:


Regarding Music Programs

Enrolment in HMU and TMU courses, and, therefore, in the Specialist and Major programs, is limited to students who pass the audition-interview, held annually in September. Students are required to complete and submit the Student Profile available on-line, normally prior to mid-August each year. Detailed information is available on the Faculty of Music website. Hard copies are available from the Faculty of Music Registrar’s Office. You will then be assigned an audition/interview time. Prospective candidates must perform at the Royal Conservatory of Music Grade Eight level, and demonstrate that they have RCM Level 8 Theory (formerly Advanced Rudiments) and RCM Level 9 Harmony (formerly Basic Harmony) or equivalents. Students interested in pursuing the Major or Specialist with the Ensemble option are required to pass an additional audition-interview for ensemble placement. Please refer to MUS120Y1. An information sheet is available at the Faculty of Music and online at under "Music for Arts & Science Students". (Note: No audition is required for the Music Minor program, see below.)