Music and Education

(5-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Bachelor of Education)

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Concurrent Honours Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Bachelor of Education

Students accepted into this new program will receive both a Bachelor of Music, Music Education (Honours) and a Bachelor of Education degree in five years and be eligible to apply for certification to teach in Ontario.

This program is unique to Ontario universities, in that students complete two degrees in five years and can choose to study in the Western classical degree stream or the jazz/pop music stream.

Program Advantages
A five-year program (as opposed to six) in which students are accepted into BOTH the Bachelor Music- Music Education (Honours) and the Bachelor of Education as first-year students. Students graduate with both Bachelor of Music-Music Education and the Bachelor of Education degrees.
Students will be eligible to apply for certification to teach in all Ontario public school boards, as well as an option to teach in Ontario separate school boards.
Students will have the option to study in either the traditional Western classical music stream or in the jazz/popular music stream.
Students receive the same high standard and amount of private studio experience as other Bachelor of Music students.
Students spend their first two years solely at the School of Creative Arts taking core music courses (lessons, ensembles, theory, history) and music education courses.
Students spend their third year taking their Faculty of Education courses (supplemented with ensembles and private lessons on your major instrument).
Fourth-year students take their remaining courses in Music and optional second teachable courses.
Fifth-year students complete the Practicum through the Faculty of Education.

Minimum Admission Average: 75%

OSS Diploma and six Grade 12 U or M courses, including ENG4U

In addition to applying for academic admission to the University of Windsor, students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree must also apply for admission to the School of Creative Arts - MUSIC. This admission is based on an Audition. Visit to review requirements by instrument and to register online or contact Music at 519-253-3000, Ext. 2829.

Incoming Music students must pass a written theory test roughly equivalent to the Royal Conservatory of Music Advanced Rudiments. Register online for your audition at:

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.

The program’s graduate will be certified to teach in all Ontario public and separate school boards. Music graduates have gone on to 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.

Student Support
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. 
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