Music (BA)

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  • Bachelor of Arts - Music
  • Bachelor of Arts & Science
  • Bachelor of Arts - Music/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts - Music/Bachelor of Management


  • Lethbridge


Fall & Spring

Program description

Whether you are interested in performance, composition, digital audio arts or music education, our classical music programs are flexible to meet your specific needs and goals.

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Pursue your passion for music while exploring diverse courses. If you are interested in music and another subject area, a BA (Music) allows you to explore your interests in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, while still focusing on music.

Through our classical music programs, you can choose a performance route and receive one-on-one instruction from master performer-teachers. Entrance to studio courses is dependent on a successful audition.

You'll attend guest artist classes and have multiple performance opportunities throughout the year. Recitals showcase your development and accomplishments as a musician, and your experience is enhanced by participation in ensembles.

Areas of concentration:

Customize your BA (Music)

  • The BA (Music) allows for minors and a higher number of non-major courses then a Bachelor of Music
  • The BA & BSc (Music) allows for double majors within both art and another field in the sciences
  • You can also combine your love of music with the Dhillon School of Business management degree if your goal is to influence business operations in the cultural sector

Have full access to co-operative education, international exchanges, independent and applied studies as well as volunteer opportunities. uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer co-operative education to all majors in the university, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Music Department  Dhillon School of Business

Possible careers

  • Musician
  • Composer/Songwriter
  • Conductor
  • Critic
  • Music Director
  • Musicologist
  • Music Editor/Publisher
  • Orchestration/Arranger
  • Teaching/Coaching

Some of these careers require additional education. Students may also choose to continue their education at the MFA or Ph.D. level.

Find more information about careers opportunities.

Admission requirements


​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project


First year cost estimator

For Music (BA)

Let us help you understand your tuition and fees for your first year at the University of Lethbridge.

"I wish someone had told me not to be intimidated by my professors. All of the professors are here to help you, and want to see you excel. They are extremely approachable, and passionate about their classes. There are some really interesting opportunities you may miss out on, if you don’t take the time to look. Read your emails, look at the dates in the calendar, and get involved!"
- Kristine Sekella

Sample classes

Music Courses
Music Studio Courses
Music Ensemble Courses
Management Courses

Additional information

4 Years (single degree)
5 Years (combined degrees)

Studio courses are not required to complete this degree. Students who choose to take studio courses as part of their program need to complete a studio application & audition before registering in those courses.

  • University Recital Hall with state-of-the-art acoustics
  • 24/7 access to individual practice studios
  • 2 large ensemble rehearsal rooms
  • 2 Steinway concert grands and 50 rehearsal pianos
  • Canada’s most extensive percussion collection
  • Studio One – world-class recording studio
  • Studio Two – post-production studio
  • Music technology and composition lab
  • Audio editing suites
  • Professional audio gear loan centre

Learn more

Concerts & Recitals

Attend a concert of performance this year.


Participate in an ensemble for credit or non-credit.

  • Collaborative Piano/Guitar
  • Global Drums
  • Integra Contemporary & Electroacoustics
  • Jazz Ensemble and combos
  • Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
  • Opera Workshop
  • University Singers
  • University Wind Orchestra

Find monetary support as a student in the Faculty of Fine Arts – both as a future student and continuing.