BA - Music

You have two options for pursuing a degree in Art, Dramatic Arts or Music – the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Music. Whatever route you choose, you’ll study with dedicated professors who are professional artists and scholars.

In general, the BA allows you to pursue your studies in the Fine Arts, and select more electives to satisfy your interests in other areas of arts and sciences.

With a classical music orientation, choose one of two majors – General Stream or Theory/History. In the General Stream, you audition and participate in Studio courses, which are one-on-one lessons with a studio instructor in the area of study). Areas of study are piano, voice, strings, guitar, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and composition. Theory/History is focused on the history, theory, form and analysis of classical music.

Areas of Concentration

  • Brass
  • Composition
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Voice
  • Woodwinds

Ensemble Opportunities

  • Collaborative Piano/Guitar
  • Global Drums Percussions Ensemble
  • Integra Contemporary & Electroacoustic Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble and jazz combos
  • Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
  • Opera Workshop
  • University Singers
  • University Wind Orchestra
  • Women’s Chorus

Facilities & Spaces

  • Newly renovated Recital Hall with state-of-the-art acoustics
  • University Theatre - 450-seat proscenium theatre
  • Studio One – world-class recording studio
  • Studio Two – spatial audio research lab
  • Music technology lab & audio editing suites
  • Individual practice rooms
  • 2 Steinway concert grand pianos & 50 rehearsal pianos
  • Professional audio gear loan centre

Application Info

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Program Planning Guides

The program planning guides outline the required courses foryour specific degree and major, and provide a sample sequence of courses to help you plan.

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