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School of Music (2020/2021)
4 Description of Programs

All courses in the School of Music are designated by the abbreviation MUS.

4.1 Bachelor of Music

The School offers a four-year Bachelor of Music with Majors in:

4.1.1 Major in Composition

This Major is recommended for students who plan to compose or to teach composition.

4.1.2 Major in Composition with a Minor in Jazz Studies

This Major is recommended for students who plan to compose or to teach composition and who have both advanced performance skills and an interest in jazz. Students who are planning careers in performance, jazz, conducting, arranging, or as university-based musicians are encouraged to consider this program.

4.1.3 Major in Comprehensive

This major is recommended for students planning to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Music Education as a Second Degree. The Bachelor of Music Education program is currently under review and may not be available for intake at this time. For further information contact the Office of Academic Programs, Faculty of Education.

4.1.4 Major in General Musical Studies

This Major is recommended for students seeking a broad knowledge of music that will prepare them for a variety of career and advanced study options. In addition, there is the opportunity to complete a minor in another field of study.

4.1.5 Major in General Musical Studies with a Minor in Jazz Studies

This Major is recommended for students who have both advanced performance skills and an interest in jazz. Students who are planning careers in performance, jazz, conducting, arranging, or as university-based musicians are encouraged to consider this program.

4.1.6 Major in Musicologies

This Major is recommended for students interested in research in music and/or media professions. A variety of approaches to music scholarship are addressed, including music history, ethnomusicology, and popular music studies.

4.1.7 Major in Performance

This Major is recommended for students planning to pursue a career as a solo performer, orchestral or band player, university-based musician or private teacher.

4.1.8 Major in Performance with a Minor in Composition

This Major is recommended for students who have both advanced performance skills and an interest in music theory and composition. Students who are planning careers in performance, music editing, conducting, arranging, composing or as university-based musicians are encouraged to consider this program.

4.1.9 Major in Performance with a Minor in Jazz Studies

This Major is recommended for students who have both advanced performance skills and an interest in jazz. Students who are planning careers in performance, jazz, conducting, arranging, or as university-based musicians are encouraged to consider this program.

4.1.10 Joint Major in Performance and Musicologies

This Major is recommended for students who have both advanced performance skills and an interest in music research. Students who are planning careers in specialized performance, music editing or as university-based musicians are encouraged to consider this Major.