Programs of study

Undergraduate programs

The School of Music of the Faculty of Arts provides the rigorous training needed for a vibrant and successful career in music. The programs include options in performance, musicology, theory, composition, music education and piano pedagogy. Ensembles include the Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, University of Ottawa Choir, Calixa-Lavallée Choir, Opera Workshop and several smaller ensembles.

Admission to the bachelor of music (BMus) program requires that you audition on your main instrument and demonstrate an intermediate or advanced level.

Participation in ensemble courses is compulsory for students in the baccalaureate of music (BMus) program. Consult the specific sector requirements.

Explore the structure of each program in this academic discipline

  • Honours BA in Music
  • Bachelor of Music/Honours Bachelor of Science with Major
  • Major in Music Studies
  • Minor in Music
  • Certificate in Piano Pedagogy: open to students who already have a few years of experience in piano instruction.
Graduate programs
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