The University of Ottawa's School of Music is one of the country’s leading music schools. It is the ideal place to nurture your passion for all things musical and to pursue the rigorous training needed for an active and successful career in the field. We maintain close ties with renowned institutions such as the National Arts Centre (NAC) and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. We take pride in our state-of-the-art facilities and internationally recognized professors who perform around the globe and publish in leading academic journals. We are a full-service music school offering programs in performance, composition, music education, piano pedagogy, theory and musicology.

120 units
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Bachelor of Music (BMus)

Bachelor of Music (BMus): Admission to the Bachelor of Music (BMus) program requires that you audition on your main instrument and demonstrate an intermediate or advanced level. The first two years consist of a set of core applied and academic courses. Students select their profile option at the end of the 2nd year and then follow its requirements in the 3rd and 4th years.

  • Arts Administration (guitar, harp, percussion, piano, saxophones, strings, voice, winds and brass)
  • Composition (guitar, harp, percussion, piano, saxophones, strings, voice, winds and brass)
  • General (guitar, harp, percussion, piano, saxophones, strings, voice, winds and brass)
  • Music Education (guitar, harp, percussion, piano, saxophones, strings, voice, winds and brass)
  • Musicology/Theory (guitar, harp, percussion, piano, saxophones, strings, voice, winds and brass)
  • Performance (guitar, harp, percussion, piano, saxophones, strings, voice, winds and brass)
    • The performance profile requires a successful audition.
  • Piano Pedagogy (piano)
  • Piano Proficiency Requirement: to obtain a sample test, contact the Music Faculty Advisor ([email protected])

Program structure and Requirements (Core and Instrument-Specific)

Course Sequence

 

120 units
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Honours BA in Music

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Pianist

Certificate in Piano Pedagogy

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The School of Music

The School of Music at the University of Ottawa is one of the country’s leading music schools. It’s the ideal place to nurture your passion for all things musical and to pursue the rigorous training needed for an active and successful career in the field.
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