Music

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Through our partnership with Dalhousie, you can pursue a Bachelor of Music degree that incorporates the Foundation Year Program into the first-year curriculum. Over the course of your first year, you’ll gain with a deeper understanding of music as a social phenomenon and vector of philosophical, psychological and cultural expression. After first year, you will take classes at King’s and at Dalhousie’s Fountain School of Performing Arts .

Degree Concentrations

With careful planning there are concentrations open to Bachelor of Music students including:

Concentrations

General studies
Composition
Musicology
Performance

Instruments

There are many instruments you can specialize in, including:

Instruments

VoiceOboe
GuitarClarinet
PianoBassoon
OrganSaxophone
ViolinFrench Horn
CelloTrumpet
Double BassTrombone
FluteTuba

Designing your degree

You can incorporate various arts, social sciences or science disciplines into your music degree, or combine an interest in music with another subject, such as theatre. You can also pursue a Bachelor of Arts with a major in music.

Non-music majors can take elective classes to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of music.

“I came for FYP and I stayed for everything else.”

Leah Collins Lipsett
Leah Collins Lipsett

Freelance Journalist & Musician, 2014

Find music in your degree

Outside the classroom, there are opportunities for you to take the lead in all kinds of musical endeavours.

Paul Halley, the Grammy Award-winning composer, arranger and choir director leads the chapel choir. King’s also has a chorus that is open to singers of all skill levels. You can perform in Big Night, our campus celebration of campus musical talent, or in a King’s Theatrical Society musical production. You can even put together a band or take part in bi-weekly open mic nights in the Wardroom.

More Opportunities

Students in their first year of study may be interested in First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs), interdisciplinary study groups that augment and expand your first-year curriculum.


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