BA (Music)

Bachelor of Arts - Music

Pursue music with our classical conservatory-driven program where you combine your passion for music as you build your program around your diverse interests.

The major in music is a broad, general program of study. As a student you complete a core of required music courses and then can choose electives based on your areas of interest. You can choose to focus on scholarly and written work without requiring a high level of musical performance skills, although a degree of facility on an instrument is recommended.

This major includes initial study in music history and theory courses, and may include applied music instruction in:

  • Studio courses
  • Ensemble activity courses
  • Conducting

Students will tailor their program depending on their interests in one or more areas such as history, theory, classical and/or contemporary music.

What Can I Do With My Major?

 

 

Know your calendar year

Remember that program requirements vary depending on the calendar year, which is usually the year of admission to uLethbridge. Therefore requirements may differ from year to year, even within the same major.

For questions about this or changing calendar years speak with an advisor.

 

 

Sample Sequencing Plan

Shown below is a sample of courses for your degree.  If you follow this plan, you should be able to graduate in the time shown.  If you want to alter the sequence, consult with an Academic Advisor

For more information on individual courses, see the Course Catalogue or review your Program Planning Guide.

Year 1, Fall

Year 1, Spring

Music 2080

Music 2090

Music 2160

Music 2260

Music 2161

Music 2261

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

 

Liberal Education List Requirement

   

Year 2, Fall

Year 2, Spring

Music 2500 or Elective

Music 2500 or Elective

Music Elective

Music Elective

Liberal Education List Requirement

Three of List Course

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Elective

Elective

   

Year 3, Fall

Year 3, Spring

Music 3000/4000 Level

Music 3000/4000 Level

Three of List Course

Three of List Course

Elective 3000/4000 Level

Elective 3000/4000 Level

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

   

Year 4, Fall

Year 4, Spring

Music 3000/4000 Level

Music 3000/4000 Level

Music 3000/4000 Level

Elective 3000/4000 Level

Elective 3000/4000 Level

Elective 3000/4000 Level

Elective 3000/4000 Level

Elective 3000/4000 Level

Elective

Elective

For more information on individual courses, see the Course Catalogue.

Make sure you complete your degree requirements by referring to the Program Planning Guide and the uLethbridge Calendar for program planning and course registration.

 

 

 

Topics Courses

Example: MUSI 3200 Section A - History of Jazz

This course provides a comprehensive overview of jazz history, covering the major jazz styles and important musicians that have pioneered this music. We will trace jazz from its infancy, beginning in New Orleans and will highlight how this music has developed through the years and has grown into various sub-genres. Some of the styles that will be covered include: Early Jazz, Swing Era, Bebop, Cool and Fusion. Other topics will include learning important jazz terminology, becoming acquainted with the preeminent jazz artists within each style and most importantly analyzing how jazz has evolved and inspired other music genres since early in the twentieth-century.

Prerequisite: 15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)

NOTE: Not counted in the 16-course Arts and Science Music major or the core courses in the B.Mus. degree.

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Minors

A minor is a good way to complement your major, have your interests in another subject area recognized on your official transcript, and expand your employment opportunities. It is an optional component of your degree program that requires a smaller number of courses to complete.

See An Advisor for more information about this.