School of Music

Application Deadline: Jan. 15

Separate application required: Yes

Intake: Fall semester only



Bachelor of Music

The bachelor of music degree program is normally completed in four years and equips graduates for a successful life in music. Students interested in studying music professionally at university should have a strong background in music literacy, a record of academic success and a passion for music that grows from performing experience. Students normally declare a major in their fourth semester:

  • General music studies
  • Composition
  • Musicologies (includes music history, world music, jazz and popular music)
  • Performance
  • Joint major in musicologies and performance
  • Major in performance with a minor in composition
  • Comprehensive major (prepares students for specialized study in music education)


Bachelor of Music conjoint with Bachelor of Music Education

A five-year conjoint degree program offered in partnership with the Faculty of Education. This program is designed for the preparation of K–12 music teachers and other professionals in positions related to music education. Students who plan to do the bachelor of music conjoint with bachelor of music education degree program should first declare the comprehensive major in their second semester so that they can begin taking music education courses early in their degree program.


Admission requirements

Students may apply for admission into the School of Music directly from high school by indicating their desired degree option in the appropriate place on the university application. In addition to this general application, students must submit a School of Music application form as well as a statement of musical experience and career objectives. The application and supporting documentation is required by the Jan. 15 deadline. Students are also required to complete a number of diagnostic tests administered in music literacy and a mandatory performance audition which may be done on site or remotely.

Direct entry into the program from high school is competitive for a limited number of placements and is subject to the applicant meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial university. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee a student’s acceptance into the program.



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