The School of Music at the University of Ottawa is one of the country's leading music schools. It is the ideal place to nurture your passion for all things musical and to pursue the rigorous training needed for an active and successful career in the field. We maintain close ties with renowned institutions such as the National Arts Centre (NAC) and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Our program boasts state-of-the-art music facilities and internationally recognized professors who perform around the globe and publish in leading academic journals. We are a full-service music school offering programs in performance, composition, music education, piano pedagogy, theory and musicology. 

Although any of our programs can pave the way for a career in education, musicology, music journalism or arts administration, the Bachelor of Music (BMus) is designed specifically for students wishing to become career musicians. Admission to the BMus therefore requires that you audition on your main instrument and demonstrate an intermediate or advanced level. In addition, the University of Ottawa is one of the only institutions in the country to offer the possibility of combining the BMus program in performance with a major in science.

This program is offered in English and in French. 

This program is designed for persons who do not aim to obtain a bachelor's degree. Students registered in a bachelor's program or who have completed the requirements of such a program may not, therefore, be awarded a certificate on the basis of courses taken to meet their bachelor's degree requirements. Applicants to the Certificate must satisfy the admission requirements of the mature applicant. They may be admitted provided they have not been engaged in full-time studies for a period of two years.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2017-2018 calendars for the previous requirements.

MUS 3110Music Education I3 Units
MUS 3111Music Education II3 Units
MUS 4158Piano Pedagogy I3 Units
MUS 4159Piano Pedagogy II3 Units
MUS 4901Studio Practicum for Pianists3 Units
9 course units from:9 Units
Musical Approach for Young Students
Music Education III
Selected Topics in Music Education
Keyboard Literature I
Keyboard Literature II
Research Project I
6 optional course units in music (MUS) 16 Units
Total: 30 Units