Why Study Music at Dal?

Dalhousie provides ways to study many kinds of music, within the vibrant context of our multi-disciplinary Fountain School of Performing Arts. Our offerings range from large survey classes open to students from across the campus, to performing ensembles entered by audition, to one-on-one applied music study for those with demonstrated talent and appropriate prior training. Through our programs, students can develop expertise as listeners, performers, and creators, in styles ranging from classical to popular.

Come join us in the lively musical city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, which is home to Symphony Nova Scotia, the Halifax Jazz Festival, the Halifax Pop Explosion, and the Scotia Festival of Music, among many more music communities! Challenge yourself with many performance opportunities in a large urban campus with the personalized benefits of a “small school within a big school”. An active music student society provides social and academic support and community outreach.

Music can be part of any student experience at Dalhousie:

  • Try an elective class in popular music, jazz history, music and sound technology, or music and film, just to name a few.
  • Take an instrument or voice class as an elective (by audition).
  • Audition for ensembles such as choirs, jazz band, orchestra, concert band and opera.

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