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B.MUS. in Music Scholarship
Combining broad upper-level course work in music theory, music history, and ethnomusicology with the performance standards of the B.Mus., this program provides a strong preparation for graduate work in music scholarship. This B.Mus. specialization begins in the third year of undergraduate study, following two years in another Major or specialization. Admittance is not automatic: students must submit a written application explaining their interest in the program. Normally an applicant will not be admitted without at least an overall 80% average in the first- and second-year core courses in music theory and history, and at least a 75% average in first-year English.
- Secondary Piano must be taken for two years, except if keyboard concentrator or when Minimum Achievements for 2nd year secondary piano have already been met by:
1. submitting a photocopy (or fax copy) of your Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Grade Six (6) piano certificate (or an equivalent examining board such as Conservatory Canada) to the Music Student Advisor by August 1st (Note: only exams taken within the last four (4) years are eligible); OR,
2. by passing a secondary piano examination with a member of the keyboard division faculty – by appointment with Dr. Terence Dawson (terence.dawson(at)ubc.ca).
Steps to Self-advising -- For information only. Not to replace official advising sessions.
- a) First-year students with NO transfer credits: Review the required coursework what your first year of courses will be. Review the registration page for instructions on how to register for courses and to find out when your registration opens.
b) All other students: Review the recommended coursework by year of study and check that you have met the degree requirements for the previous year(s) of study:
If you have, you may clearly see what your next year of courses should be; but,
If you have not, you will need to account for the missing coursework, as you plan your future years of B.Mus. study.
For those students with transfer credits, be sure to take them into account. If you are unsure how your credits transfer to your B.Mus. degree, contact the Music Student Advisor.
- Concert Attendance Requirement (Wednesday Noon Hour). If you are in 1st or 2nd year, review this requirement.
- Language Proficiency Index (LPI). Have you passed (or are you exempt from) the LPI? If not, review the requirements.
- English. Have you completed six credits of first-year English? If not, review the requirements.
- Transfer credits. Do you have eligible transfer credits which have not been officially transferred to UBC? If so, contact the Music Student Advisor as soon as possible.
- Double majors. Minors. Are you interested in or currently enrolled in a double major or minor program(s). If yes, view the double major or minor webpage and meet with the Student Advisor for course planning in your second major or, minor.
- Music Education. Do you have an interest in becoming an elementary or secondary school teacher? If so: review Music Education. Note: In order to be eligible for entrance into the B.Ed. program, all composition majors must meet the B.Ed. pre-requisite requirements, even if such coursework is not a required part of your B.Mus. degree.
- Review the Additional Resources for other advising items of interest (e.g., registration drop/add dates; scholarships).
- Graduation course requirement checks, for third (3rd) and fourth (4th) year students only, are sent by e-mail from the Music Student Advisor in November.
- Questions? Contact the Music Student Advisor.