The Bachelor of Music (BMus) program prepares students for a successful career in the arts. Students study in a creative and collaborative environment and can shape their education to their aspirations. The program offers a wide range of program choices, all grounded in essential training.
The BMus four-year program allows students to pursue a degree within the following concentrations: Performance, Composition, History, Education, and General Music.
For the first two years of study, all Bachelor of Music students follow the General program, which provides essential academic, performance, and ensemble training. After the second year, students can choose to stay in the General program or they may move into one of the concentrations provided they meet the requirements. Throughout the duration of the program, students can explore a wide range of elective courses; will receive individual lessons through Major Practical Study; and will participate in two ensembles each year.
The BMus General program provides excellent preparation for a wide range of career paths. All Bachelor of Music, students follow this program for the first two years of study.
Composition students develop their skills in our state-of-the-art electro-acoustic lab, aided by award-winning composition professors whose work is regularly performed and broadcast.
In the History concentration, students learn from dynamic scholars who are internationally respected for their research and publication. The areas covered by core and elective courses range from early music to 21st-century popular genres.
Students in the Performance concentration are mentored by outstanding artists whose teaching is informed by years of professional experience.
This innovative program provides a route for future music educators to complete an in-depth study of music and music education before moving on to a Bachelor of Education After Degree. Students choose one of four following concentrations and can use their electives for further study in music or to gain background in one of the other music education concentrations: