The Music program gives students a thorough grounding in the four fundamental areas of music instruction – theory, general musicianship, history, and performance – and allows them to focus on specific areas of interest, such as music education, history or theory.
The Music Cognition program provides music students the opportunity to explore exciting new research into how music is perceived in the brain and how it intersects with other aspects of intellectual development. The educational applications of these discoveries will also be considered.
Empower students to act as engaged global citizens who contribute to the transformative roles of the arts in society.
To offer niche programs in Art, Art History, Music and Theater & Film Studies is an interdisciplinary School of the Arts supported by staff and faculty dedicated to high-quality teaching and research. Through a close connection with faculty, we promote excellence in artistic production in all its diverse forms, as well as critical, theoretical analysis and study in historical and contemporary contexts.
Through creative arts practices, critical analysis, and experiential learning we ignite curiosity and inspire students to question and engage as contributors in their immediate communities and broader society. Our values are rooted in a commitment to diversity and multi-faceted learning experiences.
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Completion of a Music degree requires considerable daytime attendance.
Careers for majors in Music and Music Cognition
Music educator at all levels
Private music educator
Entry degree for professional programs such as: medicine (including audiology) and law, music cognition research, community music leader/practitioner
About the School
McMaster University is located in the city of Hamilton, in the province of Ontario, Canada. We are one of the top 75 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019), ranked 2nd ... Read More