The Department of Music's three Honours programs provide students the opportunity to develop their performance skills, while deepening their awareness and understanding of music history and literature, theory and analysis, and related topics.
Instruction is available in voice, all standard orchestral instruments, saxophone, classical guitar, piano, and organ. Studies in conducting, and orchestration, participation in ensembles, plus elective courses, contribute to the study of music as an intellectual discipline and creative and performing art.
Three programs of study are offered:
Our four-year Honours Bachelor of Music
program will provide you with a comprehensive background in all aspects
of music theory, history and performance. The program is designed to
prepare you to enter the work force as a professional musician or to
pursue graduate studies in such fields as musicology, composition,
music theory, music librarianship, conducting and performance.
The Honours Bachelor of Arts (Music)
program, while offering a wide range of courses in music, also allows
you to take a number of non-music electives. If you are interested in
pursuing a career in music education, this program has been designed
especially for you. Upon completion of your HBA, you may further
prepare yourself for this goal by pursuing the one-year consecutive
Bachelor of Education degree.
Our five-year concurrent Honours Bachelor of Arts (Music)/Bachelor of Education
program offers a wide range of music courses as well as non-music
electives. This program enables you to obtain a teaching certificate
with a music option. Field placements begin at the third year level.