The Department of Music offers superb performance and academic instruction, pristine facilities in the Walker School and a professional auditorium in the 300-seat Cairns Recital Hall at the adjacent FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.

There are a wide range of courses in music history, theory, general musicianship, solo and ensemble performance, composition, conducting, music technology and music education.

The concentration in Music Education is the perfect lead into further studies in a Faculty of Education, school teaching, or for teaching privately in a studio setting.

The Music Therapy Foundations concentration is a kind of Music Therapy “pre-med,” and is excellent preparation for graduate studies and eventual certification in Music Therapy.

The Music Performance concentration (BMus only) is for performers of the highest calibre who aspire to go on to graduate studies in performance and an eventual career concertizing. Entry to this concentration is via a juried audition at the end of first year.

Applicants complete aural, keyboard and theory placement tests, and a scheduled interview. Students applying to the Bachelor of Music program, or taking lessons, will also be required to audition on a solo instrument or voice.

  • Bachelor of Music (BMus)
  • BA in Music
  • Minor in Music

Expected cut-off: mid 70s

Career outcomes

  • Performer
  • Music teacher
  • Composer/arranger
  • Music therapist
  • Conductor

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)
  • A theory placement test (RMC advanced Rudiments) and aural skills test must be passed.
  • Audition required - see the department website for details.

Recommended subjects

  • One from 4U history, 4U Music, 4U philosophy, 4U classical studies, or 4U international language