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WESTERN UNIVERSITY, LONDON Don Wright Faculty of Music








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Talbot College Room 210, 1151 Richmond St,London, Ontario N6A 3K7, Canada


+1 519 661 3531

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Undergraduate programs


Bachelor of Arts. Four years: • Honours Specialisation in Music. Performance lessons are not offered. • in Popular Music Studies. Studies include history of popular music since 1945, world music, songwriting, arranging, music production and recording. Performance lessons are not offered. • in Music Administrative Studies. Includes arts management, publishing, marketing. Bachelor of Music Honours. Four years. Specialisation in performance (classical, jazz/pop, early music), composition, music education, music research, music recording arts (a five year joint program with Fanshawe College). Studies include music history, theory.


Graduate programs


Master of Arts. In musicology, theory, popular music and culture. Master of Music. In performance (classical, opera) choral and instrumental conducting, composition, pedagogy, music education. Doctor of Musical Arts. Doctor of Philosophy.


Diploma and certificate programs


Artist Diploma in Performance. One year. For advanced performance. Music Performance Diploma. Three years. For students in faculties other than music.

Institution Notes:

Western University (formerly known as the University of Western Ontario), is a public institution founded in 1878. The Don Wright Faculty of Music is home to three departments - Music Education, Music Performance Studies, and Music Research and Composition. The music library has an extensive collection of eighteenth century materials, with particular emphasis on opera as well as a collection of historical keyboard, string and wind instruments. The Mahler-Rosé Room houses memorabilia associated with Gustav Mahler. There is a well-equipped multimedia centre, with digital audio workstations. The music department has access to a number of fine performing spaces and has an active opera and musical theatre program. The Accademia Europea Dell'Opera offers a European opera experience in the Italian town Lucca in Italy through the collaboration of Western University, the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini and Opera Studio Nederland. The Canadian Operatic Arts Academy is an international program in opera for singers and repetiteurs. The University’s New Horizons Adult Band Program provides instruction to adults wishing to learn to play wind or percussion instruments.

Last Updated:

August 2021