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Music (BMus)


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Music (BMus)

 waterloo

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Take your talent to the stage, work alongside prominent musical artists and choose from a number of specializations to personalize your academic experience.

Laurier's Bachelor of Music trains musicians of all interests, inspiring future performers, composers, theorists, educators, musicologists and alumni who pursue careers in law, medicine and business.

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Program Highlights

  • The Penderecki String Quartet, one of the most celebrated chamber ensembles of its generation, has been in residence at Laurier since 1991.
  • Every year, Laurier’s QuartetFest brings together young artists and world-renowned performers from across Canada and abroad.
  • Opera Laurier puts on a production of excerpts in the fall and a full opera in the spring – popular shows that provide performing experience for vocalists and instrumentalists alike.
  • Top ranking Music graduates are guaranteed admission to Laurier’s Bachelor of Education (BEd) program, as long as they meet the minimum admission requirements for the BEd program.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Approaches to Music Education
  • Medieval Culture in Pop or Art Music
  • Music and New Technology
  • History of Rock Music
  • Introduction to Opera

Requirements

  • Minimum admission average of 75%.
  • Competitive admission range of high 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Successful audition.
  • Interview with a faculty member.
  • Theory and ear training test (equivalent to Royal Conservatory of Music Advanced Rudiments).
  • View more information about applying and auditioning.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • Grade II RCM Theory or Equivalent.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.
  • Plus all music audition requirements

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits

Careers

  • musician/performer
  • conductor
  • composer
  • music publicist
  • producer
  • film music editor
  • teacher
  • arts program administrator
  • music therapist
  • music/arts journalist
  • sound technician
  • festival coordinator/organizer
  • music copywriter
  • music historian

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