Updated: Mon, 07/22/2024 - 15:29

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Music History


The undergraduate music history program will challenge you to think critically about music. Course materials explore topics like the place of music in different cultural contexts, the social condition of musicians, the evolution of performing styles, and the different ways music can project meaning and reflect identity.

You will be taught the parameters of different musical styles and given the tools to understand musical syntax. Classes offer exposure to a wide variety of music within the Western classical tradition as well as to jazz and popular idioms.

Your classes will be both theoretical and practical, with the latter focusing on musicianship and training on the keyboard.


Music History provides excellent preparation not only for graduate study in musicology, but also for a considerable range of professional training programs including journalism, information sciences, arts administration, and teaching.

You could become a professional

  • Musicologist
  • Music instructor
  • Music librarian
  • Music journalist
  • Community programmer

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Schulich School of Music.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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