University of Alberta - Augustana Campus

Music: Comprehensive (B.Mus.)

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Program Information

School:University of Alberta - Augustana Campus
Faculty:Fine Arts
Field of Study:Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Description:While specializing in music studies, students are introduced to diverse fields of human knowledge within a supportive environment. This holistic approach enhances students' scholastic insights and fosters self-confidence, which in turn facilitates appreciation of the traditions, cultures, and viewpoints of others. Such an approach also promotes versatility and flexibility in the job market, important traits of successful twenty-first-century professional musicians.

The comprehensive strand is for those who seek intensive studies in an instrument or voice, variety in music options, and advanced studies in music history, theory, and ensembles. This prepares students to enter graduate study in more specific fields such as music theory, music history, ethnomusicology, and popular music studies. Careers include professional wind, brass, and string players, choral and instrumental conductors, arts administrators, professional librarians, and others.
URL:Music: Comprehensive (B.Mus.) at University of Alberta - Augustana Campus
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    For admission consideration, students must present a minimum 70% average (with no marks below 50%) in FIVE grade 12 subjects. For information on the courses required for admission to this program and major, please visit:
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    Special Admission Requirements:

    • Audition on a solo instrument or voice is required of all applicants to the BMus program. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate advanced abilities in their instrument.
    • Completion of the Music Theory Placement Examination (MTPE).
    • Letter of Intent.
    • Recommendation Letter.
    • For students who have passed Royal Conservatory Grade 3 Harmony or equivalent, completion of the Harmony Placement Examination (HPE).
    • Students who do not have a minimum Grade 6 RCM (or equivalent) skills at keyboard should enroll in applied music in piano (AUMUS 191).

    Contact the Fine Arts Office (780 679 1532) for more information.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on February 10, 2020