About the Music Department
The Music Department at the University of Lethbridge is committed to the development of its students as fully rounded musicians. Students are provided with a thorough education in which studies on their chosen instrument are strengthened by a carefully integrated stream of courses in music theory, history, literature and ear training, as well as participation in performing ensembles, including wind orchestra, jazz ensemble and choirs.
Although the degrees offered by the Department are generalist in nature, the curriculum is designed to enable upper level students to concentrate on those areas of music that interest them the most performance, history, theory or composition once they have mastered the necessary basic skills.
Since performance is a major component of any music degree, the Music Department offers ample opportunity for its students to perform publicly, either as soloists or as members of its ensembles, such as the Concert and Jazz Bands, and the University of Lethbridge Singers. Exchanges arranged by the University and concerts by invited artists expose students to a high level of music making they would not otherwise experience.
The University of Lethbridge furnishes an ideal environment for the student's full musical development. There are numerous practice rooms, a fine recital hall which hosts a regular series of noon hour and evening concerts, a new library with space dedicated to music listening stations and an expanding collection of CDs and recordings and an up-to-date computer lab in which the student can try out the latest computer applications in music.
Not only does the Music Department boast a faculty of highly accomplished professional musicians as instrumental and vocal teachers, but its academic courses in history and theory are also taught by experts in their fields with a wide range of interests, including authentic performance practice, 20th century music, the music of Scandinavia, early Romanticism, the music of Schubert, music technology and eighteenth-century opera.
Most of all, the Music Department of the University of Lethbridge is a welcoming place to learn, where the teaching faculty is genuinely interested in the advancement of the student; a place where students and professors are united by a shared passion for their art.
The U of L Department of Music supports SOCAN.
Non-credit music instruction is offered through the Conservatory of Music