Programs

Programs offered

BMus

Comprehensive training for the future professional musician; lessons and masterclasses on your instrument or voice are an integral part of this degree, as are core academic courses.

BA Honours

Comprehensive education in all core areas of musicianship; lessons are optional, allowing you room to explore academic interests in music and related fields.

BA Honours Combined

The “Music and…” combination, where you mix Music equally with another subject of your choice; recent combinations chosen by our students include Music and French, Music and Mathematics, and Music and Applied Linguistics, to name but a few.

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Female student playing piano

Concentrations

Declare a concentration by completing six full credits in designated courses. The concentration options are:

  • Music Education
  • Music History and Theory
  • Performance (BMus only)

Alternatively, you don’t have to declare a concentration at all, and can graduate with our popular and long-established comprehensive BMus or Honours BA degrees. This is a great choice for people who have a wide variety of musical interests and who wish to cast a wide net of musical experience.

Group of students hanging out in Marilyn I. Walker hallway

Music for non-majors

If you have some music background, the following Ensembles and courses may interest you:

  • University Men’s Chorus
  • University Women’s Chorus
  • University Wind Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra credit (external orchestras)

A. General Information

All Brock University music ensembles…

  • are open to all Brock University students
  • require an audition (in early September)
  • run from September to April (during Fall-Winter Session)

B. Choral Ensembles (Men’s, Women’s & Mixed Choruses)

To participate in a university choral ensemble, you must…

  • be able to sing in tune and read music
  • successfully audition (no preparation necessary) – sign up at ThW 140 in September
  • register for one of MUSI 1P87 (Women) or 1P88 (Men)

C. Instrumental Ensembles

To participate in a university instrumental ensemble, you must…

  • be able to play an instrument and read music
  • sign up for an audition (contact Music Dept. for information)
  • register for MUSI 1P84 (Wind), 1P86 (Orch. – special permission required from Chair)

No previous experience required:

  • MUSI 1F00 – Music and Popular Culture
  • MUSI 1F10 – Introduction to Classical Music
  • MUSI 2P00 – Music of the World’s Peoples

Minimum Royal Conservatory Advanced Rudiments level or equivalent required:

  • MUSI 1F50 – History of Music from Medieval to Modern Times
  • MUSI 1F90 – Theory and Composition I

For more information contact us at
music@brocku.ca or call 905 688 5550 x3817