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University of Calgary Calendar 2019-2020 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.13 Creative and Performing Arts 4.13.14 Concurrent BMus (Music Education)/BEd
4.13.14 Concurrent BMus (Music Education)/BEd

This five-year program leads to a Bachelor of Education from the Werklund School of Education and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Faculty of Arts. A minimum of 150 units must be successfully completed.

The BMus (Music Education) exists only in combination with the BEd program. It is designed for students intending to teach music (both instrumental and choral) in the schools at the secondary level. In addition to the core areas of performance, theory, history and musicianship, the program provides course work in conducting, vocal and instrumental techniques and appropriate pedagogy for different age groups.


Students must meet the admissions requirements for both the Bachelor of Music program (see the Overview of Programs and Procedures) and the Faculty of Arts (see A.5 Undergraduate Admission Requirements), as well as the Werklund School of Education.


Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.


Students must successfully complete a minimum of 75 units to a maximum of 81 units in the Field of Music while fulfilling the following requirements:

  1. Common Core Program for BMUS Majors:
    1. 42 units Music 211, 213, 221, 223, 225, 255, 311, 313, 321, 323, 325, 334, 336, and one of Music Performance 201, 203, 205, 211, 213, 215
    2. Pass piano proficiency exam or successfully complete Music 127
    3. Three of Music 105.01, 105.02, 105.03, 105.04

  2. Music Education Requirements:
    1. 18 units Music Education 331, 341, 401, 403, 413 or 415, 417
    2. 6 units Music 421, 423
    3. 6 units from Music Performance 301, 303, 305, 311, 313, 315

  3. Music Options
    1. 3 units in Music History and Literature at the 300 level and above


3 units School of Creative and Performing Arts 290

Note: School of Creative and Performing Arts 399 is strongly recommended.