Music Performance: Orchestral Instruments


The Bachelor of Music (Orchestral Instruments) program is designed to train professional musicians at the highest level. You will be encouraged to reach your full potential as a performer through private lessons with renowned faculty, a dynamic small ensembles and chamber music program, and performing opportunities provided by the School's several large ensembles, including:

  • McGill Symphony Orchestra,
  • Wind Orchestra,
  • Baroque Orchestra,
  • Contemporary Music Ensemble,
  • Opera McGill,
  • as well as a vast array of choral and jazz ensembles


The Orchestral Instruments program is aimed to help you to pursue a career in orchestral performance. However, your courses in music theory, history, and professional skills will allow you to pursue many different career paths after graduation. You can even choose to pursue performance while holding other jobs related to music.

You could become a professional:

  • Performer
  • Songwriter
  • Music theorist
  • Music journalist
  • Producer

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Minors that complement this program:

Related majors

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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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