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Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1093 (BCR) St. Catharines, Canada
Our Music program at Brock University offers superb performance and academic instruction. Our facilities include soundproof practice rooms and a digital keyboard lab.
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Performance-based courses rehearse and perform in the 300-seat Cairns Recital Hall. Library holdings include substantial sound, video, music score and literature collections.

In addition to courses in music history, theory, general musicianship and performance, you may pursue interests in solo or chamber music performance, composition and arranging, conducting, music software or music education. Several concert series, guest lectures, master classes and workshops by distinguished performers, composers, theorists and musicologists will enhance your studies.

Individual and group instruction is offered in piano, organ, voice, classicalguitar or any approved concert band or orchestral instrument.

Applicants complete aural, keyboard and theory placement tests, and a scheduled interview. Students applying to the Bachelor of Music program at Brock University, or taking lessons, will also be required to audition on a solo instrument or voice.

Career outcomes

  • Performer
  • Music teacher
  • Composer/arranger
  • Music critic/broadcaster
  • Conductor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Male Voice Choir 
  • Performance Studio 
  • Keyboard Harmony 
  • Female Voice Choir 
  • History of Music from Medieval to Modern Times

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Senior Secondary school credential appropriate for entry to university in your home country
  • Academically rigorous grade 12 year
  • Minimum B- average (higher for some programs)
  • English Language proficiency requirements must be satisfied
  • English (ENG4U)
  • A theory placement test (RMC advanced Rudiments) and aural skills test must be passed.
  • Audition required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53114 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26557 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12178 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6089 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for St. Catharines

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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