Expenses and Funding
You will be surprised at how affordable the Master of Music program is. We offer a combination of low costs and generous graduate student funding. Up to date information on tuition and fees can be found here. The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has also compiled a handy summary of minimum expenses for graduate students.
Memorial offers a generous program of fellowships for students in the Master of Music degree. Fellowships are scholarships given on the basis of academic and artistic merit. The name “fellowship” recognizes the fact that the holders of these awards are fellow researchers and creators along with other more senior members of the university community. Eligible students admitted to the program receive fellowship support sufficient to cover full tuition plus a stipend. Continuing master’s students who remain academically eligible typically have their fellowship funding renewed for their second year of study. Almost all graduate students in the School of Music are fellowship holders.
There are also a large number of internal and external awards for which Master of Music students can apply. Access a searchable database of opportunities here. The School of Music offers exceptional application mentorship to M.Mus., MA and Ph.D. students wishing to apply for SSHRC funded Canada Graduate Scholarships and SSHRC doctoral fellowships.
In addition, the School of Music offers opportunities for teaching and other graduate assistantships. Graduate students with appropriate qualifications may be offered the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in basic theory and musicianship, instrumental techniques, keyboard proficiency and other general musical skills. Assistantships are also available for performance in some of our ensembles, accompaniment (opera workshop) and conducting.