Music Education

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  • Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Education
  • Post-Diploma Bachelor of Fine Arts – Music / Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Education (After an approved degree)


  • Lethbridge


Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education: Fall | Bachelor of Art (Music)/Bachelor of Education: Fall & Spring

Program description

Receive two degrees in five years as you combine your studies in music education from K-12. Choose to become a music specialist in the classroom by combining your love of music and teaching with either the highly specialized BMus focusing on performance, history, theory and conducting or a BA, with broader studies in science, social sciences and humanities and your drama major.

Students are provided with thorough training on their chosen instrument are strengthened by a carefully integrated stream of courses in music theory, history, literature and ear training, as well as participation in performing ensembles. As an Education major students develops a strong knowledge base in the subject area they intend to teach. They also receive in-depth preparation in how to teach, including both general and subject area instructional methods.

Areas of concentration

  • Brass
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Voice
  • Woodwinds

Which Faculty to choose?
Both the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (Music) combined with a Bachelor of Education programs are 5-year combined degrees with K-12 experience through the Faculty of Education. Choosing between the two programs is dependent on the amount of music courses you would like to have in your major.

Students interested in teaching elementary school are encouraged to pursue the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education degree. The flexibility of this stream will allow students to gain a diversified set of qualifications which will better meet the needs of multi-subject teaching common in elementary schools.

Students interested in teaching Jr. High or High School are encouraged to pursue the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education degree. This stream provides the strongest background in music, which will allow students to build expertise in the music field, enabling students to take the reins of secondary-level music education.

Participate in a dynamic season of Graduate and Junior recitals, visiting performers and workshops, internship opportunities, recording and producing contracts, professional certification, and competitions on a local, provincial, national and international level.


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

Why Music Studio at uLethbridge?


Music Department  Faculty of Education

Possible careers

  • Educator
  • 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


​​​First-year students cannot enter directly into Faculty of Education programs. You must complete two years in a Pre-Education program before applying for admission to the Faculty. Admission to Education is competitive, so your entry depends on your university grade-point average (GPA) and meeting other program specific requirements. The general requirements for education programs include:

  • Education 2500
  • A minimum of 14 graded university-level courses (42 credit hours)
  • A minimum number of courses in teachable subject matter with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • A competitive post-secondary grade-point average

For more complete admission requirements, visit the Faculty of Education. Please also review the additional information below to see if there are any additional requirements for this major.


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I believe connecting with others and helping them connect through music creates some of the most meaningful and rich experiences this life has to offer. I want to share those experiences with as many people as I can. - Gizette Edis

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Sample classes

Music Courses
Music Studio Courses
Music Ensemble Courses
Education Courses

Additional information

5 Years (combined degrees)

2 Years (after degree)

Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Arts (Music)/Bachelor of Education
  • 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

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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.