Community Music students study and experience the impact of introducing music into different settings within a range of community contexts. To do this, you will focus on collaborative music making by means of courses in creative songwriting, improvisation and group performance, with the goal of learning the best way to facilitate community music firsthand. Our Bachelor of Music (BMus) in Community Music is open to any genre or musical styles and invites you to demonstrate your personal musical strengths in your audition on the instrument(s) of your choice (including voice).
As a first-year student, you’ll take two yearlong courses in voice and drumming, be part of a community music ensemble, take history and improvisational skills courses, and four electives outside of the Faculty of Music. In your upper years, you will have the opportunity to take applied recording courses through Conestoga College. In fourth year, you will have the freedom to create a capstone project, with guidance from a faculty member, aligned with your strengths, interests and future career goals. Pathways to Laurier’s Bachelor of Music Therapy program are available.
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