Welcome to Western

Music



Student Life

Become part of a close-knit community of students, faculty and staff. We are perfectly sized to contribute to a family-like learning environment while – as one of the largest music faculties in Canada – offering an exceptional range of musical and academic options, starting with a common first year.

Access a wide variety of instruments, including hundreds of wind instruments maintained by resident technicians; grand, digital and acoustic pianos; more than 40 valuable string instruments and bows for loan.

Participate in one-on-one weekly lessons with the finest musicians from around the world, and a student-peer mentoring program. Access unique courses including Jazz Pedagogy and Psychology of Music Education.

Get Involved

Real-world Experiences
Fieldwork opportunities exist in Lucca, Italy at the Accademia Europea Dell’Opera (AEDO).
Design your own Experiential Learning project for credit.

Capstone Course
Music Education opportunities include a Capstone Course where students teach, conduct and coach a local ensemble.

Student Clubs
Join the Student Council, student-run radio show, music education students’ association and a monthly student-oriented magazine.

Visit the Don Wright Faculty of Music website for more information.

Programs

  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music History
  • Music Performance
  • Music Theory
  • Musical Arts
  • Music Administrative Studies
  • Popular Music Studies
  • Western-Fanshawe Collaborative Program in Music Recording Arts
  • Dance*
  • Music*

*Minors which cannot be completed alone as a degree.

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts Honors Specialization in Music (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Arts Music Major (4 Years, 3 Years)
  • Bachelor of Arts Major in Popular Music Studies (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Arts Specialization in Music Administrative Studies (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus) [Honors Music Education; Honors Music History (Western Art Music; Popular Music Studies); Honors Performance; Honors Music Theory; Honors Music Composition] (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Musical Arts (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Musical Arts Degree/Diploma in Music Recording Arts (MRA) (Western-Fanshawe Collaborative Program) (5 Years)
  • Bachelor of Musical Arts (Honors Music with Honors Business Administration (HBA) from the Ivey Business School(5 Years)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors Specialization in Music) with Honors Business Administration (HBA) from the Ivey Business School (5 Years)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Major in Music) with Honors Business Administration (HBA) from the Ivey Business School (5 Years)

Diplomas

  • Music Performance Diploma (3 Years)
  • Artist Diploma in Performance (1 Year)