The links on the left contain information about McGill's Digital Composition Studios, directed by Sean Ferguson. The DCS (part of the Composition Area) plays a vital role within the Schulich School of Music. Its mission is to promote and facilitate all activities within the School of Music that involve the creative and applied use of music technologies. As such, it is a meeting place for students, faculty members, and visiting artists and researchers in composition, performance, music technology and sound recording.
Activities within the Digital Composition Studios include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, compositional projects, performance of works involving technology, creation/research activities (including CIRMMT artistic and research projects), and collaborative projects, as well as the general media needs of the Schulich School of Music.
Prospective students should note that the Composition Area does not offer a program exclusively in electroacoustic or computer music composition. All students are expected to be proficient in instrumental composition, although extensive opportunities do exist to work with a wide range of approaches to music technology, including mixed works, interactive composition, gestural controllers, acousmatic works, multichannel audio, computer-assisted composition and more.
The DCS is located at E-515 of the East Wing of the main School of Music building. The phone number of the studios is (514) 398-4552.