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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Study Music at Laurier

Built around world-class instructors and a supportive learning environment, you’ll start your Bachelor of Music as a common first-year student, giving you the flexibility to delve deeper into all areas of music before choosing a major. Concentrations are chosen in second year and are offered in:

  • composition
  • comprehensive
  • integrated music arts
  • music education
  • music history, theory and critical analysis
  • 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.

Hit the Stage

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:

  • Laurier Symphony Orchestra
  • Laurier Wind Orchestra
  • three choir opportunities
  • Improvisation Concerts Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • additional chamber groups

Guest Artists

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.  

Generous Scholarships

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.

Earn an Education Degree, Too

Interested in teaching? Take advantage of our automatic admissions agreement with Laurier's Faculty of Education. In your fourth year, you'll be eligible for consideration for this stream if you have a GPA of at least 75% and at least 50 hours of relevant volunteer work.

"In this program, you get such an amazing experience and you get to work with some of the best instructors in their field. Not only that, but because of Laurier, I’ve made friends that I know I will keep for life. This was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. Not once have I regretted it, and I wake up everyday excited to get to the faculty!"

– Ian Fong (BMus '19)


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