Bachelor of Music

Brandon University has a long and distinguished history as a leader in post-secondary musical education. The School of Music maintains an exceptionally low studentteacher ratio and prides itself on the personalized instruction it provides to students.

The Queen Elizabeth II Music Building is one of the finest facilities of its kind. In addition to many teaching and practice studios, rehearsal halls and classrooms, it houses the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, the Music Library, the Music Technology Lab, the Electronic Music Studio and the Media Room.

The School of Music offers five undergraduate and two graduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education is offered as a five-year concurrent program with the Faculty of Education. The program prepares you to become a certified music teacher and graduates receive a Manitoba Permanent Teacher’s Certificate.
  • Bachelor of Music (Specialist in School Music) is a four-year degree program with an emphasis in school music and is available to students who wish to pursue a BEd after completion of the BMus degree. Graduates of the BEd program, which involves two years of study after completion of the BMus, receive a Manitoba Permanent Teacher’s Certificate.
  • Bachelor of Music (Honours) is our most flexible program. In conjunction with a faculty advisor, this four-year degree is tailored to the needs of each individual student. Many students who plan to go on to graduate studies in such areas as musicology, music theory, or music therapy select this program.
  • Bachelor of Music (Performance) is offered in all orchestral instruments, as well as piano, voice and guitar. Students are prepared for careers as professional performers or private teachers. Admission to this program is by audition at the end of the first year.
  • Bachelor of Music (Performance – Jazz Studies) is offered in saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano, and drumset. Two large jazz ensembles, small groups, jazz history, improvisation and literature classes add richness to this intensive jazz program. Admission to the program is by audition at the end of the first year.

Please refer to the School of Music website for further information on audition requirements, scholarships, graduate assistantships, and application procedures.