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