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Music (BMus)

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Music (BMus)

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Take your talent to the stage, work alongside prominent musical artists and choose from a number of specializations to personalize your academic experience.

Laurier's Bachelor of Music trains musicians of all interests, inspiring future performers, composers, theorists, educators, musicologists and alumni who pursue careers in law, medicine and business.

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Info for Current Students

Faculty of Music

Program Highlights

  • The Penderecki String Quartet, one of the most celebrated chamber ensembles of its generation, has been in residence at Laurier since 1991.
  • Every year, Laurier’s QuartetFest brings together young artists and world-renowned performers from across Canada and abroad.
  • Opera Laurier puts on a production of excerpts in the fall and a full opera in the spring – popular shows that provide performing experience for vocalists and instrumentalists alike.
  • Top ranking Music graduates are guaranteed admission to Laurier’s Bachelor of Education (BEd) program, as long as they meet the minimum admission requirements for the BEd program.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

First-Year Courses

  • Music and its Contexts
  • Musical Skills Lab 1
  • Musical Skills Lab II
  • Theory I
  • Theory II
  • Ensemble
  • Practical Study (lessons and masterclass)
  • 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: low 90s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Successful audition.
  • Interview with a faculty member.
  • Theory and ear training test (equivalent to Royal Conservatory of Music Advanced Rudiments).
  • 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.



  • musician/performer
  • conductor
  • composer
  • music publicist
  • producer
  • film music editor
  • teacher
  • arts program administrator
  • music therapist
  • music/arts journalist
  • sound technician
  • festival coordinator/organizer
  • music copywriter
  • music historian

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