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.

Participate in one-on-one weekly lessons with the finest musicians from around the world, and a student-peer mentoring program.

Access a broad range of specialized course offerings including The 21st Century Musician, Music and Politics, and Music Education in Action.

Get Involved

Real-world Experiences
Participate in fieldwork opportunities in Lucca, Italy at the Accademia Europea Dell’Opera. Engage in culturally relevant teaching and learning opportunities in international locations such as Guatemala. Design your own Experiential Learning project for credit.

Capstone Course
Enrol in program-specific capstone projects in music research and composition; popular music; performance; and music education.

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
  • Music Administrative Studies
  • Popular Music Studies
  • Music Recording Arts (see Degrees section)
  • Dance*
  • Music*

 

*Minors which cannot be completed alone as a degree.

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts Honors Specialization in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts Music Major
  • Bachelor of Arts Major in Popular Music Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts Specialization in Music Administrative Studies
  • Bachelor of Music with Honorsin: Music Education; Music History (Western Art Music or Popular Music Studies); Performance; Music Theory;  Music Composition
  • Bachelor of Musical Arts
  • Bachelor of Musical Arts Degree/Diploma in Music Industry Arts (MIA) (Western/Fanshawe Collaborative Degree/Diploma in Music Recording Arts (MRA)) (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)

 

*Music Performance Diploma cannot be completed alone as a degree.