Current or newly admitted students
Newly admitted students
The Admitted Students Meeting is a UdeM initiative intended for the entire student community newly admitted for the autumn return to class. You are therefore invited to attend one of the four get-togethers, where the academic team, your program head and the associate dean of the appropriate study cycle will be on hand to answer your questions and provide essential information for keeping tabs on upcoming events.
Join us online for all the info before classes start!
Following your admission, placement tests in solfege, dictation, music theory, and analysis and writing make it possible to place you at the appropriate level. These tests are mandatory, and have no bearing on your admission. Check your emails to receive the invitation to these tests.
Enter the test dates on your agenda according to your program.
Checklist for new students
Download the checklist (available in French and English) especially designed for newly admitted students. We’ll guide you step by step.
> Mon portail UdeM (student portal)
Your student portal gathers together all the computer services and academic platforms needed for your studies: student center, emails, calendar, StudiUM, Microsoft 365 suite, and so on.
> Student Center (Synchro académique)
The Student Center is a unique and secure location having all your personal-study data and operations relative to your university career, the principal components of which are:
- Admission (determining application status request, offer of admission);
- Enrolment (course addition, cancellation or withdrawal);
- Study data (personal schedule, transcript, attestation);
- Finances (account statement, tax receipt, tuition exemption);
- Financial assistance (financial assistant received, scholarships);
- Search (a schedule, a course or a study program);
- Change contact information (home address).
> Institutional UdeM email (@umontreal.ca)
It is your responsibility to activate your UdeM email address. Your institutional email address is the only email correspondence address that must be used as of September 1, whether for managing your student record, invitation to a meeting or notification of the absence of a teacher. If you wish, you can forward messages reaching this address to a personal address.
This card is your unique and mandatory proof of identity at Université de Montréal. It allows you to use the practice rooms, gives you access to the libraries and to the CEPSUM, besides being required as proof of identity at exams. Your card may be requested at any time if you use Faculty practice spaces. Make sure to have it on you at all times.
Nathalie Fernando welcomes students!
Auditions and meetings prerequisite to participation in ensembles
Your must absolutely audition and/or attend a group-formation meeting for all large-ensemble courses (Big Band, classical choir, jazz choir, etc.) in which you are enrolled. These auditions take place from late August to late September, depending on the ensemble.
Welcome meetings by study discipline
Welcome meetings are mandatory during the start of the academic year where the program manager meets all the students and discusses upcoming projects, program specifics and other relevant information.
Consult your standard progression in order to see the whole of your university progress according to your program.
The Université de Montréal academic calendar is automatically generated on the website of the registrar’s office. To learn the important dates during the session, please consult the university calendars section here.
Welcome meetings are obligatory when classes start up again: the program head meets with all the students and discusses upcoming projects, special features of the program and other relevant information.
> Course schedule (2023-2024 year)
The course schedule is available in your student center.
It is important to make your choice of courses as soon as possible for the autumn and winter semesters. To choose their courses, undergraduate students must connect to their Student Center. Students at graduate levels must get in touch by email with the TGDE (student record management technician) to complete their enrolment. It is very important to validate the choice of courses with your research director. Please consult the admissions service page. You may also consult the Registrar’s Internet site when enrolling.
Look for a course syllabus for the courses and seminars offered at the Faculty on the list below.
Your instrument teacher (initials MUI): Consult this list to find out who your instrument teacher is; he or she will get in touch with you to determine the course schedule for the semester.
Your composition teacher (initials MCT): Consult this list to find out who your composition teacher is and to see the ways of determining the date and time of your meeting.
- Equivalencies: students coming from other universities or conservatories may request equivalencies for courses previously taken.
- Exemptions: students or professionals having acquired sufficient experience that they may be exempted from a course may request exemptions for certain courses.
- Transfers: Faculty of Music students who have changed programs may request a transfer for all identical courses between two programs.
These requests must be submitted by way of the forms available in your student center. The complete list of forms is also available on the website of the registrar’s office.
In the case of a request for a special subject, please fill out the document below and send it to your TGDE so that the request may be assessed and entered on your record. Note that requests for special subjects come under the authorization of the associate dean further to an evaluation of your academic record.
Financial assistance and scholarships
Visit the financial assistance page to consult the different scholarships offered at the Faculty of Music and at Université de Montréal.
The Office of Student Success (Bureau de la réussite étudiante) is the place to go for all your questions, needs and advice about your academic career. All kinds of resources in physical, mental and financial health and concerning disability are available to you!
> AÉMUM - Association étudiante de musique de l’Université de Montréal (Université de Montréal Music Student Association)
The AÉMUM is responsible for student life at the Faculty of Music. Its principal mandates are:
· Representing students on the various Faculty of Music internal and external committees
- Defending the rights and interests of its members in the Faculty, as well as with FAÉCUM
· Organizing a peer tutoring service
· Arranging social activities, like after-class gatherings and parties
> CÉCO - Composition Circle
Discover the Université de Montréal Composition Circle, a student group whose mission is to get audiences for and promote the music composed by Université de Montréal Faculty of Music students!
The goal of the Musicology Circle is to create a network of students in the musicology and ethnomusicology programs. Activities are varied, ranging from social get-togethers to study days, and include an email group and a lecture series.
Created in 2018, its mission is to offer a safe, respectful and inclusive place that allows for both the discussion and the denunciation of harassment and sexism within the Faculty of Music.
Faculty of Music library
- The Sofia research tool makes it possible to identify all the documentation held in our collections as well as in those at other universities in Québec or the world. You’ll be able to explore research guides, access databases specializing in music (journal articles, dictionaries, encyclopedias, audio or video recordings, digital scores), chat to get help or clarifications.
- You’ll also be able to borrow the scores, books, journals, recordings and so on that you need; to get information from team members for finding the titles or documentation by subject that you hope to obtain; and to attend practical workshops that will better acquaint you with the tools (catalogues, databases, software) at your disposal.
- In our spaces you’ll be able to use a computer station, digitize texts, images and music, and print. You’ll also get to work in a quiet area or reserve a table for working with a team in the room intended for that purpose.
- For multidisciplinary approaches, don’t hesitate to explore the different tabs on the UdeM libraries website: you’ll find a wealth of useful information for your academic career.
Academic resource people
Multimedia Service (SMM)
The Faculty of Music’s Multimedia Service provides the audio, video and IT technical support needed for teaching and research, and is responsible for the audiovisual equipment in classrooms and workshops as well as for the free-service recording modules located in the three concert halls.
We also offer technical services: two multiphonic composition studios, a multitrack studio, a mixed music laboratory, a psychoacoustics laboratory, an electronics laboratory, a laboratory for electroacoustic ensemble, a computer laboratory and an audiovisual material loan counter.
Instrument loan service
The Faculty of Music possesses an inventory of instruments made up of various string, brass and woodwind models (modern and baroque). A student card will be required for borrowing by the day; for longer-term borrowing, you will need to take out insurance.
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Studio and concert hall reservation
Resource person for reservations:
Faculty of Music – Office B-302
firstname.lastname@example.org | 514 343-6479
- On the Bookings platform, you have to use your institutional address and enter your full name.
- It is impossible to reserve beyond 24 hours.
- Each reservation is for a 30-minute period. To reserve a longer period, you will have to make a number of successive reservations (maximum of 3 hours per room every 24 hours).
- It is not possible to make a recurring reservation.
- In case of cancellation, please delete your reservation as soon as possible to free up the timeslot.
- In case of a connection problem, fill out the formulaire d’aide des TI de l’UdeM (UdeM IT assistance form).
With the approval of a teacher, it is possible to make a recurring reservation with the reservations resource person.
The recording studios are for the exclusive use of students in composition and sound creation. Consult the multimedia sector webpage to check on availability and to reserve a studio.
It is possible to reserve a concert hall to make a personal recording with the reservations resource person during the autumn and winter semesters only. The halls are equipped with a free-service audiovisual recording module.
Salle Serge-Garant (B-484) and Salle Jean-Papineau-Couture (B-421)
- Free of charge
- Recording periods are two hours long and are determined based on hall availability
- $65, payable at least seven working days before the recording session
- Recording periods are two hours long, and the reservation must be made before the 15th of the month preceding the recording session
Recording with a technical assistant from the Faculty of Music multimedia service
The audiovisual recording is carried out by a student-technician who has received training from the Université de Montréal Faculty of Music multimedia service. Recording is done with a HD camcorder positioned at the rear of the hall (static shot) and with a pair of stereo microphones positioned close to the stage (hall sound pick-up). Following the recording, editing will take place in 15 working days or less. When the editing is finished, an email containing a link to download the sound and audiovisual files will be sent.
- $130, payable at least seven working days before the recording session
Student Life Service (UdeM) - insurance, clinics, activities...
> SVÉ - Student Life Service
A wide range of services is available to help you as you progress through school: Welcome and Integration, Socioeconomic Resources, success support, Health and Psychological Consultation Center, residences and so on.
>SAC - Cultural Activities Service
Not-for-credit workshops are offered to all Université de Montréal students in the fields of visual arts, film, communications, creation, dance, languages, media, music, photography and theater. There are also a number of employment opportunities: several positions are allocated each year for teaching singing, various instruments, computer-assisted music, and so on.
> Assurances ASÉQ – Student insurance
As a student at the University and a member of the FAÉCUM, you will be automatically registered in a student insurance plan (eyesight, dental, travel, etc.), with no obligation to continue that coverage.
> Health and Psychological Consultation Clinic (CSCP) – On-campus clinic
If you need to consult a doctor or another health professional, on campus there is the Health and Psychological Consultation Clinic (CSCP), open to the university community.
You can also consult the website Tout le monde à des bas, a campaign to promote the psychological wellbeing of the Université de Montréal community.
Other clinics are available to you on campus: