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

There is 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.

Or keep things general and choose no concentration at all. This is our most popular option.

All applicants complete a theory placement test and a scheduled interview. Students applying to the Bachelor of Music program, or who wish to take lessons, will also be required to audition on a solo instrument or voice.

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

Please note: Students in Concurrent Teacher Education – Junior/Intermediate (Grades 4-10) may choose Music (Vocal) as a teachable subject. If you are interested in this program, you will apply to Concurrent Teacher Education – Junior/Intermediate, not the Bachelor of Music (BMus) or BA in Music programs. For more information on Concurrent Teacher Education – Junior/Intermediate, please visit their program page.

Expected cut-off: mid 70s
OUAC Code: BM (Bachelor of Music)
OUAC Code: BMM (BA in Music)

Not an Ontario Secondary School applicant? Find your admissions criteria here.

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.
  • Entrance evaluation required - see the department website for details.

Recommended subjects

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