Why study Music at Dal?

Performance opportunities abound

Become a professional in music, or combine your music studies with programs in science, theatre or information technology.  Here at Dalhousie, you'll get the theory and training you need for the future you want. You'll have the opportunity to study with internationally recognized musicians and music scholars and participate in regular performances.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Music, BMus
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Fountain School of Performing Arts
Campus: Studley Campus, Halifax
Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September & January

What will I learn?

The Music program offers you the opportunity to take a wide range of courses that reflect the diverse nature of music. Classes range from one-on-one studio instruction to small seminars and large lectures. At Dal, you can study a wide range of instruments, as well as voice.

Sample courses:

  • Music Theory
  • Introduction to Performance Studies
  • History of Western Music to 1750

Public performance by students in the Fountain School of Performing Arts is a key element of our programs, strongly encouraged and supported by the faculty. Weekly studio lessons in voice, guitar, piano, organ, and orchestral and band instruments are complemented by participation in numerous ensembles that present regular concerts.

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Careers and future study

Studying Music at Dalhousie teaches skills that you can take with you into any career. Music grads are creative, articulate, adaptable and confident, and have gone on to do outstanding work in a wide variety of areas including:

  • musicologist
  • composer
  • performer
  • teacher
  • director/conductor

Future studies could include programs at the graduate level in musicology, education or journalism.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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