Office of the Registrar
School of Music (2022/2023)
3 School Description

The School of Music at Memorial University of Newfoundland is the largest and most comprehensive university school of music in Atlantic Canada. Four-year undergraduate programs are offered in performance, musicologies and composition. Students whose majors are performance, composition, or general musical studies have the option to pursue a Minor in Jazz Studies. The school also offers the Joint Degrees Program in Music and Commerce, a five-year undergraduate program presented in collaboration with the Faculty of Business Administration. Students interested in music education have two options: the conjoint degrees of Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Music Education (B.Mus./B.Mus.Ed.), offered in collaboration with Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Education, which can be completed in five years; and the four-year Comprehensive Major, which prepares them to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Music Education as a second degree. For students not ready to specialize, a Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) in General Musical Studies with or without a Minor provides a flexible degree option. The School of Music’s faculty comprise a diverse group of performers and scholars from across North America and Europe who are as dedicated to the highest standard of teaching as they are to their own professional careers. Access to professional applied studies instruction is a right of every student in each year of the program. With close to 200 degree-stream students, the School offers ensemble performance experience in choir, wind ensemble, orchestra, opera, jazz, world music, contemporary and chamber music. While the focus of the School’s programs is on the classical music tradition, Newfoundland and Labrador’s rich musical legacy is also honored in its curriculum with a range of courses taught by tradition-bearers from the professional music community. The School’s undergraduate community is enriched by the presence of students pursuing Master of Music (M.Mus.) degrees in performance, performance/pedagogy and conducting, as well as Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students in the area of ethnomusicology.

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3.1 Health Statement

Music study and music making are activities that demand great mental and physical energy and coordination. For this reason, students are strongly encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle, getting adequate rest, proper nutrition, and exercise, and avoiding practices that could be detrimental to good health and well-being.