Laurier’s Bachelor of Music trains musicians of all interests, inspiring future performers, composers, theorists, educators, musicologists plus alumni who pursue careers in law, medicine and business.
Built around world-class instructors and a supportive learning environment, you’ll start your Bachelor of Music as a common year student, giving you the flexibility to delve deeper into all areas of music before choosing a major. Majors are chosen in second year and are offered in composition, comprehensive, music education, music history, theory and critical analysis and performance.
As a first-year student, you’ll receive weekly one-hour private lessons, ensemble experience and masterclasses plus access to professional coach-accompanists. We admit 100 students annually in winds, brass, percussion, piano, harp, organ, voice, strings, classical guitar and historical instruments.
Performing opportunities are endless at Laurier. Each year, you will be placed in one of our ensembles, where you will learn and train under the direction of our talented faculty, performing in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall. You may wish to take part in our Tuesday student recitals, which showcase our student’s talents each week.
Ensembles include the Laurier Symphony Orchestra, Laurier Wind Orchestra, three choir opportunities, Improvisation Concerts Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble plus additional chamber groups.
Each year, guest artists and educators will visit Laurier to lead a masterclass, workshop or lecture and to perform. As a student you will get to work closely with leading Canadian and international artists, giving you a new opportunity to grow and explore your discipline. Recent guests have included Dame Evelyn Glennie, Janina Fialkowska, Anton Kuerti, Tafelmusik, Bob Egan and Raffi Armenian.
On top of any Entrance Scholarships you may earn at Laurier, Faculty of Music scholarships may be offered to you based on the success of your audition. Roughly $75,000 is awarded to first year students each year. Financial success doesn’t end in first year; scholarships are available to upper year students by application.
Our top first-year scholarships based on audition include the $5,000 Ken Murray Entrance Scholarship and the $2,000 Martens-Falk Voice Scholarship.
Laurier’s Faculty of Education guarantees admission to their Bachelor of Education to a limited number of top-ranking music students upon graduation. Criteria includes maintaining a minimum B average and meeting the Faculty of Education’s general admission requirements.
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