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Performance opportunities abound

Piano student Owen Vaga warms up for a weekly noon-hour recital. Find out about the other performance opportunities students may participate in.


Drawn to its “luscious sound”

French horn and musicology student Mishona Frost comes from a musical family. “It wasn’t a question of whether we would pursue music. It was more a question of what instrument we would choose.”


Performing for peers

In Marcia Swanston’s Voice Repertoire course, students perform songs and arias in front of fellow students to hone their technique.


A multi-faceted approach to composition

Music student Michael Robson composes using his guitar, computer and paper. Learn about the Introduction to Composition course offered at Dalhousie.


Program snapshot

Top 7 reasons to study Music at Dal:

  1. Take advantage of a multitude of solo and ensemble performance opportunities.
  2. Study a wide range of musical styles with a firm grounding in the European art music tradition (commonly called Classical).
  3. Select from our varied program concentrations in performance, composition or musicology, or craft your own degree program around your music interests.
  4. Experience the opportunities of a large urban campus with the personalized benefits of a small department.
  5. Learn from internationally recognized musicians and music scholars.
  6. Catch live music nearly every night of the week in the vibrant city of Halifax.
  7. Benefit from our strong links with music professionals, including Symphony NS, Jazz East, Scotia Festival of Music, Opera NS and more.

What will I learn?

Students playing piano in class.

At Dal, you can study a wide range of instruments, as well as voice.

What can I do?

Lani Sommers holding a flute

From freelance musician touring the world to music prof and everything in between, the possibilities are endless for Dal’s Music grads.