Music (Honours Bachelor of Music)

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Bachelor of Music (Honours)

Are you passionate about making music? This is the place to be. Our exceptional faculty will help you develop to your full potential, whatever your musical interests.

You will have the opportunity to play in a variety of ensembles for credit including: University Singers, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Choir and Jazz Combo.

Our SoCA Fridays series offers free performances and musical presentations by our faculty, special guests and students in the school’s new and acoustically excellent Recital Hall.

The Windsor Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Fox Theatre and Michigan Opera Theatre are all just a short distance from campus. Detroit and Windsor’s thriving and influential jazz, pop, blues and electronic scenes will inspire and inform you.

The School of Creative Arts will move into a custom-built facility in downtown Windsor in Winter 2018. We invite you to join us there and reap the benefits!

Program Description
Bachelor of Music (Honours)

This is a full-time program that offers intensive professional training. If your goal is a career as a musician or as a music educator, this is for you.

Our program prepares you, both academically and pedagogically, for success in many facets of the music industry. Training includes courses in performance, music theory, music history, ear training, ensembles, music education and music technology, as well as non-musical options.

  • Two streams: Music Education; Music Comprehensive
  • Requires an entrance audition on student’s major instrument
Bachelor of Music (Honours) - Music Education

This degree qualifies you for admission into any Faculty of Education in Ontario, as a qualified high school or elementary school specialist music teacher. It also qualifies you for teaching music in communities, private studios and schools at all levels. UWindsor music education students receive the same high standard and amount of private studio experience as BMus in performance students.

  • Offers a direct pathway to a Faculty of Education in Ontario to become a qualified high school or elementary school specialist music teacher
  • Offers a direct pathway to a graduate program in performance and performance studies
  • UWindsor music education students receive the same high standard and amount of private studio experience as BMus in performance students
Bachelor of Music (Honours) - Comprehensive

This degree stream offers the flexibility to focus on music performance or academic music disciplines (musicology and theory).

  • Intensive, professional training with applied study in classical or jazz/pop disciplines
  • Students hone musical skills through private instruction on a principal instrument (including voice), ensemble participation and courses to improve listening, sight singing and dictation
  • Exposure to a diversity of music from traditional Western art music to jazz, pop, electro-acoustic and world music; exposure to regional cultural institutions

Minimum Admission Average: 70%

ENG4U required.

Audition required for admission, visit or contact Music at (519) 253 3000 ext. 2796 for dates of music auditions.

Incoming Music students must pass a written theory test, based on completing Royal Conservatory Advanced Rudiments or equivalent.

Experiential Learning
The School of Creative Arts’ Music program presents more than 130 concerts, recitals, master classes and workshops each year. Our concerts feature faculty and guests in concert at acoustically excellent, intimate venues. Ensemble and special concerts feature performances by our student ensembles and soloists at venues on campus and off.
Student Resources
SoCA offers professional training in a liberal art setting. You’ll thrive in a friendly and supportive community of professionals who share your passion for music. Faculty will know you by name and you will be part of a community of students who care about and support one another. Music students are assigned to a faculty member who is their personal academic advisor. Our active music society represents students on faculty committees and plans several great student functions throughout the year. 

Our graduates enjoy such careers as professional musicians in orchestras, opera companies and Broadway shows, music educators at all levels, arts administrators, music therapists and creative entrepreneurs. Many have been accepted to some of the finest graduate schools in North America.

  • Education (with additional studies)
  • Performance
  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Music criticism
  • Arts administration
  • Music technology
  • Graduate studies in music or music therapy
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