Bachelor of music

Students pursuing a bachelor of music degree will normally take the following courses in their first semester:

Music 140A 2
Music 2611 or Music 2612 1
Music 2613, 2615, 2619 or 26201 1
Music 1005 3
Music 11072 3
Music 11173 1
Music 1700 1
Electives (to bring the total to 15-18 credit hours)4-6 1-3
English 1090 or a critical reading and writing (CRW) course (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) 3
  1. Students will be placed in one of these ensemble courses during each semester in which they are enrolled in Principal Applied Study. The assignment will be based on their ensemble audition, the appropriateness of the ensemble for the student’s musical development and program of study, and the need to create balanced ensembles
  2. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Theory Assessment. If unsuccessful, students should register for Music 1105. Co-requisite: Music 1117
  3. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Theory Assessment. Co-requisite: Music 1107
  4. Electives may be chosen from: a) Music courses, such as Music 2700 (Lyric Diction - a required course for students whose applied study is voice), 2612-2620 (ensembles in addition to those listed above), 3500/3511 (Chamber Music - permission of the instruction), or b) Disciplines other than music.
  5. You should be aware that you will be required to take Functional Keyboard I (Music 2401) in second year. In order to register for Music 2401, students must pass the Piano Proficiency Test. Students who have not yet passed the Piano Proficiency Test are expected to take private lessons in piano at their own expense in their first year.
  6. Students admitted to the bachelor of music program are permitted to register for a maximum of 18 credit hours per semester, without requiring written permission of the dean.

Students choosing to defer their application, but intend to pursue a bachelor of music, will normally take the following courses in their first year:

One of Music 2011, 2012 or 20141 3
Music 11052 3
Electives: One of Music 2611 - 2620 and/or course from disciplines other than music3 maximum of 6
English 1090 or a critical reading and writing (CRW) course (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) 3
  1. Credit for Music 2011, 2012 and 2014 may not be used to meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Music degree.
  2. Music 1105 is reserved for students who have been admitted into the Bachelor of Music program. Students who are not in the program may be permitted to register for the course if space is available. Such students should contact the School of Music.
  3. Students planning to apply for admission to the conjoint degrees program in music education are encouraged to take at least six credit hours in a second teachable subject.

Contact information

For assistance with course selection, contact Annie Corrigan, School of Music advisor.

For additional program information, visit the School of Music