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FACULTY OF EDUCATION

MUSIC EDUCATION

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Education
  • Post-Diploma Bachelor of Fine Arts – Music / Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Education (After an approved degree)

Intake: 

Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education: Fall | Bachelor of Art (Music)/Bachelor of Education: Fall & Spring

Campus: 

Lethbridge

Program Description

Receive two degrees in five years as you combine your studies in music education from K-12. Choose to become a music specialist in the classroom by combining your love of music and teaching with either the highly specialized BMus focusing on performance, history, theory and conducting or a BA, with broader studies in science, social sciences and humanities and your drama major.  Students are provided with thorough training 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. As an Education major students develops a strong knowledge base in the subject area they intend to teach. They also receive in-depth preparation in how to teach, including both general and subject area instructional methods.

Areas of concentration
Brass
Guitar
Percussion
Piano
Strings
Voice
Woodwinds

Which Faculty to choose?
Both the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (Music) combined with a Bachelor of Education programs are 5-year combined degrees with K-12 experience through the Faculty of Education.  Choosing between the two programs is dependent on the amount of music courses you would like to have in your major. 

Students interested in teaching elementary school are encouraged to pursue the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education degree. The flexibility of this stream will allow students to gain a diversified set of qualifications which will better meet the needs of multi-subject teaching common in elementary schools.

Students interested in teaching Jr. High or High School are encouraged to pursue the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education degree. This stream provides the strongest background in music, which will allow students to build expertise in the music field, enabling students to take the reins of secondary-level music education.

Performances
Participate in a dynamic season of Graduate and Junior recitals, visiting performers and workshops, internship opportunities, recording and producing contracts, professional certification, and competitions on a local, provincial, national and international level.

Ensembles
Collaborative Piano/Guitar
Global Drums
Integra Contemporary & Electroacoustics
Jazz Ensemble and combos
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
Opera Workshop
University Singers
University Wind Orchestr

Connect with your Faculties

Find out more about the Music Department and what it is like.
Find out more about the Faculty of Education.

Degree Length

5 Years

Fine Arts Additional Admissions Requirements

Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education
Studio Application & Audition

Bachelor of Arts (Music)/Bachelor of Education
No Requirements for Admission

Studio Application & Audition required to take studio courses.

Spaces
  • University Recital Hall with state-of-the-art acoustics
  • 24/7 access to individual practice studios
  • 2 large ensemble rehearsal rooms
  • 2 Steinway concert grands and 50 rehearsal pianos
  • Canada’s most extensive percussion collection
  • Studio One – world-class recording studio
  • Studio Two – post-production studio
  • Music technology and composition lab
  • Audio editing suites
  • Professional audio gear loan centre

Find out more about our spaces and technology.

Related Degree Options

Bachelor of Music (Studio)
Bachelor of Music (Digital Audio Arts)
Bachelor of Arts (Music)
Bachelor of Arts & Science (Music)
Bachelor of Arts (Music) /Bachelor of Management

Student Testimonials

“I believe connecting with others and helping them connect through music creates some of the most meaningful and rich experiences this life has to offer. I want to share those experiences with as many people as I can.” - Gizette Edis

Check out what alumni are saying about your program.

Concerts & Recitals

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Ensembles

Participate in an ensemble for credit or non-credit.

Fine Arts Scholarships & Awards

Find monetary support as a student in the Faculty of Fine Arts – both as a future student and continuing.

 

 


Possible Careers

  • Educator
  • Musician
  • Composer/Songwriter
  • Conductor
  • Critic
  • Music Director
  • Musicologist
  • Music Editor/Publisher
  • Orchestration/Arranger
  • Teaching/Coaching

Some of these careers require additional education. Students may also choose to continue their education at the MFA or Ph.D. level.

Find more information about careers opportunities.

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