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McMaster University Faculty of Humanities Hons. Bachelor of Music
McMaster University Faculty of Humanities

Hons. Bachelor of Music

Hamilton, Canada

4 Years


Full time

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05 Sep 2024

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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.

Our Vision

Empower students to act as engaged global citizens who contribute to the transformative roles of the arts in society.

Our Values

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.


Completion of a Music degree requires considerable daytime attendance.

Careers for majors in Music and Music Cognition

Private music educator

Music administration

Music therapy

Recording engineer



Entry degree for professional programs such as: medicine (including audiology) and law, music cognition research, community music leader/practitioner

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