The School offers courses in music history, theory, ethno-musicology, composition, pedagogy, jazz and improvisation, popular music, digital music, and performance. Many courses are open to all students, while others require knowledge of the rudiments of musical notation or other prerequisites. Students are urged to plan their program in consultation with a Music advisor. Music programs allow considerable flexibility for students to select one or more areas of interest, such as individual study on an instrument or in composition, performing in vocal or instrumental ensembles, specialized historical or theoretical study or in-depth study in other music topics.
Courses in Music are offered in several of the semesters abroad, especially London. Credit for programs of study successfully completed may be applied towards the University of Guelph degree requirements.
The BA Music at the University of Guelph is geared to students who have a significant interest in music and music studies within a wider liberal arts education. It is a comprehensive and flexible program that offers instruction in music history, theory and criticism and and examines the significance of classical, world, and popular musics. Students develop a high degree of musicianship through skills training, music lessons (for those interested in advanced instrumental and vocal training), and participation in a variety of ensembles. With new facilities in digital technology, It supports the increasing importance of technology in musical production, distribution, and listening. The students go on to further studies and careers in music education (institutional and private), graduate music research, arts administration, performance, and production.
Perform with the ensembles and award-winning choir in the newly renovated performing arts wing with the award-winning choirs or ensembles. Receive 1-1 music instruction in classical or modern forms of creation including voice, turntables, drums, jazz and more. Auditions are not required for admission, but entry into specific courses will require the successful completion of an audition.
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All applicants must request official transcripts from any and all of the following institutions previously attended:
high school, including summer school
online courses taken at a provincial approved high school or learning center
an accredited private school or organization officially recognized or authorized as an institution of learning.
Required Supplementary Forms
Personal Support Letter
Student Profile Form
If your English proficiency and/or grades do not meet admission requirements, you may wish to be considered for the Guaranteed Admission Pathway (GAP). The combination of the English Language Certificate Program (ELCP) and the Open Learning program provides a flexible option for guaranteed admission to Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts degrees. Save time by completing online courses toward your degree while you are completing your Advanced Certificate.
Duolingo English Test:Minimum overall score of 110
*Please note that the University of Guelph will be accepting Duolingo English Test scores for Fall 2021 admission only and will re-evaluate the opportunity for future use
English 5 additional courses Auditions are not required for admission, but entry into specific courses will require the successful completion of an audition.
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