This program is designed to allow students to gain an excellent well-rounded musical education with freedom to choose electives in a variety of subjects, inside and outside of music.
In addition to the core courses required for all BMus students, students choose electives to create a program of study in accord with their specific musical interests. Students in this program study their instrument or voice for all four years, with weekly hour lessons each year. They also participate in at least one instrumental or vocal ensemble each year.
Also required are four terms of music history and theory, and two courses in post-tonal and contemporary music. Students also have the option of pursuing a directed-studies graduation project in fourth year. In addition to the music requirements in this degree, there is elective space for as many as six credits (12 one-term courses) in subjects outside music.
Students in the comprehensive program can thus complete, within the minimum requirements of the degree, a general major in a field in either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science—French, Biology
or Psychology, for example.
More information on the BMus: Comprehensive program.