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Community Music (BMus)

Community Music (BMus)

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In Community Music, you'll learn and experience the benefits of introducing music into different settings within a range of community contexts.

You'll be introduced to a music-making approach that stresses active collaboration through creative songwriting, improvisation and group performance.

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Program Highlights

  • Laurier is the only university in Canada to offer an undergraduate program in Community Music.
  • Flexible in course requirements, you will have enough room to pursue a minor or double degree in an area outside of the Faculty of Music.
  • Many courses have been designed by recent graduates of our Master of Arts in Community Music program, meaning course content is fresh and innovative.
  • In 2013, Laurier was voted Canada’s Best Music Campus by CBC Radio.
  • Throughout all four years you will be performing, learning and improving your musicianship. Small group instruction and large ensemble work is available to all students.
  • Laurier hosted the first North American Community Music Conference.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

First-Year Courses

  • Music and its Contexts
  • Introduction to Community Music
  • Foundations of Popular and Commercial Music
  • Musicianship I
  • Musicianship II
  • Community Music Ensemble
  • Class Voice
  • Class Drumming
  • 1.5 electives

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: 75%.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: high 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Successful audition.
  • Interview with a faculty member.
  • Theory and ear training test (equivalent to Royal Conservatory of Music Advanced Rudiments).
  • Aural skills assessment.
  • Optional portfolio of compositions.
  • View more information about applying and auditioning.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.


  • classroom/private teacher
  • community ensemble leader (choir/bands)
  • music therapist
  • arts administrators
  • music program/event directors

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