Bachelor of Music

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

COURSECREDIT HOURS
Music 140A2
Music 2611 or Music 26121
Music 10053
Music 110713
Music 111721
Music 170031
Electives4 (to bring the total to 15-18 credit hours)51 - 4
English 1090 or a critical reading and writing (CRW) course (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)3
  1. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the theory placement test. If unsuccessful, students should register for Music 1120 in preparation for retaking the test. Co-requisite: Music 1117
  2. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the theory placement test and aural skills test. Co-requisite: Music 1107
  3. Music technology will give students skills in Finale notation software and basic audio recording and editing. Students should be aware that they will be required to take a functional keyboard course in second year. Students who do not pass the piano proficiency entrance diagnostic are expected to take private lessons in piano at their own expense in their first year to qualify for Music 2401.
  4. Electives may be chosen from: a) Music courses, such as Music 2700/2701 (Lyric Diction - required for singers), 2612-2620 (large ensembles other than festival choir), 3500/3511 (chamber music - permission required), b) Disciplines other than music: Students planning to apply for admission to the conjoint degrees program in music education must declare the comprehensive major in their second semester are encouraged to start taking courses in a second teachable subject as early as possible. For more information, please see the Education section of this guide.Those opting for the conjoint degrees program will then switch to the conjoint major in their fourth semester.
  5. Students admitted to the Bachelor of Music Program will be permitted to register for a maximum of 18 credit hours per semester, without requiring written permission of the director.

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

COURSECREDIT HOURS
One of Music 2011, 2012 or 201413
Music 110523
Electives: One of Music 2611 - 2620 and/or course from disciplines other than music3maximum of 6
English 1090 or another critical reading & 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 the Academic Advising Centre.

For additional program information, visit the School of Music or contact Dr. Ian Sutherland

Contact

Undergraduate Admissions and Programs

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000