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School of Music (2021/2022)
5.6 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Business Administration

This program is offered jointly with the Faculty of Business Administration. Applicants for the joint degrees program must meet the Admission/Readmission Requirements to the Bachelor of Music Degree Program, must be admitted to the Bachelor of Music Degree program, and must select the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree program on their online application to the University or on the appropriate program declaration form, which is available at www.mun.ca/regoff/forms.php. Applications must be submitted by January 15 for admission to the following Fall semester.

5.6.1 Admission Requirements
  1. Admission to the program is competitive and selective. Prospective students are therefore encouraged to consider an alternate degree program in the event that they are not accepted into the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Business Administration program.

  2. Applicants who have been awarded a Bachelor of Music Degree or an undergraduate Business degree from this University may not complete the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Business Administration.

  3. Applicants for the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Business Administration program must meet the Admission/Readmission Requirements to the Bachelor of Music Degree Program and must be admitted to that program.

  4. All applicants must submit a 750-word letter of motivation highlighting the applicant’s relevant past experiences, career plans, and motivation for pursuing the joint degrees program.

  5. Applicants may be requested to attend an interview.

5.6.2 Major in General Musical Studies

Students enrolled in the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Business Administration program may choose to declare a major in General Music Studies. Students for the General Musical Studies Major need not submit an application. All students who have not been admitted to another Major by the end of their fourth semester in the Bachelor of Music program will automatically be admitted to the General Musical Studies Major.

5.6.3 Major in Composition

Students enrolled in the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Business Administration program may choose to apply for a major in Composition. Students interested in the Major in Composition are strongly encouraged to take Music 3100 in their second year. Students for this Major must apply in writing to the Dean by February 15th in the semester during which they are registered for Music 2108, submitting up to three of their own compositions by the end of classes in that semester. Applicants will be interviewed by a panel of composition faculty. Admission to this Major will be based on the applicant’s:

  1. submitted compositions,

  2. interview,

  3. achievement in Music 1107, 1108, 1700, 2107, 2108, 3100 and any other elective courses in music theory and composition,

  4. general academic achievement, and

  5. potential for a career and/or graduate work in composition.

5.6.4 Major in Performance

Students enrolled in the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Business Administration program may choose to apply for a major in Performance. Applicants for this Major must apply in writing to the Dean by February 15th in the semester during which they are registered for Music 240B. Applicants are required to audition for this program and will be evaluated by a performance jury. A reference letter from the applied instructor must be submitted to the Dean prior to the jury taking place. Where possible, the jury examination for Music 240B and for admission to the Major in Performance will be the same. Admission to this Major will be based on the applicant’s:

  1. performance on the audition and achievement in Music 140A/B and 240A/B, normally represented by a minimum 85% grade in Music 240A,

  2. general academic achievement, normally represented by a minimum 70% average in Music courses, and

  3. potential for a career and/or graduate work in performance.