All students registered in the Bachelor of Music degree follow a common program for the first year. At the end of the first year, the choice is made as to the specific degree to be pursued:

  • Honours,
  • Performance,
  • or Music Education.

In the case of Music Education, a further choice may be made at the end of the second year of study, providing that academic qualifications have been met, to enter the four year Specialist degree, B.Mus (Specialist in Music Ed.), rather than the integrated five-year B.Mus (Major in Mus. Ed.)/B.Ed.(AD). The Specialist program would require a further two-year Certification program before the graduate would be able to teach in the public school system.

Course Course Name Cr Hrs
** Courses other than Music. † 6
65:100/101 Applied Concentration 3/3
64:130/131 Music History Survey I/II 3/3
65:117/118 B Concert Choir or Chorale* 1.5/1.5
65:117/118 D – H Ensemble (Jazz, Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Piano)** 1.5/1.5
64:180/181 Foundations Tonal Melody/Harmony/Diatonic Harmony *** 3/3
64:182/183 Aural and Keyboard Skills I/II 1.5/1.5
Total: 33

† Voice students should see language requirements in Applied, Music Education, and General degree programs.

*All students must register for Concert Choir Ensembles (65:117 and 65:118 Ensemble (Concert Choir) in term 1 and term 2). Voice audition placements will take place the first week of classes.  Once auditions are complete, students will be notified of their choral ensemble assignment (Concert choir or Chorale).  Students who switch from Concert Choir to Chorale can make this change online in September.

**Voice students register for 65:187/188 Diction for Singers I/II as their 2nd ensemble.

** Students considering Music Education should seek advice on appropriate course choices in courses other than music.

*** Because of recent changes to how we deliver our Theory curriculum, you will actually take 64:181 Diatonic Harmony in the Fall of your second year.

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

The Bachelor of Music (Honours) is a flexible four-year program which enables students to specialize in music theory and composition, or in music history and literature; to take additional courses in Arts, Science or Education; or to take a variety of specialized courses in Performance or in Music Education. This program allows for a less prescriptive curriculum, while demanding the same high level of musical training as the more specialized programs.

Bachelor of Music (Performance)

The Bachelor of Music (Major in Performance) is a four-year program to which students with highly developed performance skills are admitted by audition after the first year of university music study. Available to students in keyboard, strings, voice, woodwinds, brass and percussion this program offers double credit in applied music and requires regular solo performance, including two credit recitals. The Applied Major is intended for students preparing for careers as professional performers.

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Bachelor of Music (Major in School Music)

The Bachelor of Music (Major in School Music) is offered in a five-year sequence of courses leading to dual degrees awarded concurrently: B.Mus. (Major in School Music) and B.Ed. (AD). This program is designed to develop the student’s broad musical skills while preparing him or her for an elementary or secondary school teaching career. The student normally follows one of two routes: elementary/choral, or instrumental. The dual degrees qualify the recipient for a Class 5 Permanent Professional Teacher’s Certificate from the Manitoba Education and Training.

Bachelor of Music (Specialist in School Music)

The Bachelor of Music (Specialist in School Music) is a four-year program available to students demonstrating exceptional academic achievement (3.0 GPA in their first two years of study) and desiring a more extensive musical background. This degree, with the addition of a two-year B.Ed. certification program, qualifies the student for a Class 6 Permanent Professional Teacher’s Certificate from the Manitoba Education and Training.