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FACULTY OF ARTS & SCIENCE

MUSIC (BACHELOR OF ARTS)

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Arts - Music
  • Bachelor of Arts & Science

Intake: 

Fall & Spring

Campus: 

Lethbridge

Program Description

Pursue music with our classical conservatory driven program where you combine your passion for music as you build your program around your diverse interests.

The major in Music is a broad, general program of study. As a student you complete a core of required music courses and then can choose electives based on your areas of interest. You can choose to focus on scholarly and written work without requiring a high level of musical performance skills, although a degree of facility on an instrument is recommended.

You may also choose to pursue a performance focus which is supported by theory and history courses. You will need to audition for studio either upon applying or after starting your program in one of the following areas:

Entrance to studio courses is dependent upon the results of an audition.

The BA-Music major includes initial study in music history and theory courses and may include applied music instruction:

  • Studio courses
  • Ensemble activity courses
  • Conducting

Students will tailor their program depending on their interests in one or more areas such as history, theory, classical and/or contemporary music.

You have two options for pursuing a degree in Music – the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Music. In general, the BA allows you to pursue your studies in the Fine Arts, and select more electives to satisfy your interests in other areas of arts and sciences.

Whatever route you choose, you will study with dedicated professors who are professional artists and scholars.

ENSEMBLE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Collaborative piano/guitar
  • Global Drums/Percussion Ensemble
  • Integra Contemporary & Electroacoustic Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble and combos
  • Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
  • Opera Workshop
  • University Singers
  • University Wind Orchestra

WHICH FACULTY TO CHOOSE

The University of Lethbridge offers two streams for those wanting to pursue a degree in Music — the BA route through the Faculty of Arts & Science and the B.Mus route through the Faculty of Fine Arts. Whichever degree you choose, be rest assured that you will study with gifted experts across a wide range of artistic genres, including professional artists and scholars. In general, the BA allows you to pursue your studies in the Fine Arts, and select more electives to satisfy your interests in other areas of arts and sciences.

SPACES

  • University Recital Hall with state-of-the-art acoustics
  • University Theatre – 450-seat proscenium theatre
  • 24/7 access to individual practice studios and 2 large ensemble rehearsal rooms
  • 2 Steinway concert grand and 50 rehearsal pianos
  • Canada’s most extensive percussion collection
  • Studio One –world-class recording studio
  • Studio Two – post-production studio
  • Music technology lab and audio editing suites
  • Professional audio gear loan centre

Quote: 

“You are here to learn so ask as many questions as you can! Don't worry about "looking dumb" or "being a keener"– just make sure to take advantage of every resource handed to you!”

Bailey Smith-Orton

"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

Additional Requirements: 

No additional Fine Arts requirements to enter the BA-Music.

You need to submit a Studio Audition Application form and Audition to take Music Studio performance courses.

Additional Information for Transfer Students: 

Course transfer information

Additional Deadlines: 

Auditions are only for the Fall semester, and need to be completed either prior attending, or during your degree if you want to take music studio courses as part of your degree. Contact finearts.admisisons@uleth.ca if you have any questions about this process.

Fall Evaluation Schedule
Submit your application prior to audition dates listed

  • February 2 & 3 - First round live auditions*
  • March 2 & 3 - Second round live auditions *
  • March 15 – First round online auditions
  • June 15 – Final online auditions

* Music scholarships are conditional upon a February or March live audition.


Possible Careers

  • Musician
  • Conducting
  • Composing/Arranging
  • Radio and Television Production
  • Curriculum Development
  • Music Merchandizing
  • Education
  • Music Therapy
  • College/University/Private Teaching

Some of these careers require additional education. Students may also choose to continue their education at the MFA or Ph.D. level. To find out more about opportunities available to you contact Fine Arts Advising.

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Program Planning

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Sample Classes:

  • Music 1000 - Introduction to Music
  • Music 1011 - Materials of Music
  • Music 2148 - Studio I - (Instrument)
  • Music 2149 - Second-Study Studio I
  • Music 2160 - Theory I
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