Bachelor of Music (Music Education)

Our Honours Bachelor of Music in Music Education program is unique in featuring:

  • Performance emphasis: weekly, hour-long, private lessons on major instruments
  • Participation in outstanding vocal and instrumental ensembles.
  • Academic foundations: students build a strong academic foundation for teaching by studying history, theory, general musicianship and music education philosophy, psychology, and methodology.
  • Breadth: opportunity to study as many as eight different instruments alongside instrumental and choral conducting, as well as popular music pedagogies.
  • Service learning: all third-year students take Music Education in Action, a community service learning course, where they put their learning into practice in real-life situations.
  • An active Music Education Students' Association (MESA), a student chapter of the Ontario Music Educators’ Association.
  • Guaranteed admission to Western's Faculty of Education for qualifying students. Guaranteed Admissions Application Form (PDF)

Learn more about the Bachelor of Music program

Student Experience

Music Education at Western University
Dr. Colleen Richardson, Associate Professor of Music Education and Music Performance Studies, and Coordinator of Bands at Western's Don Wright Faculty of Music, talks about the exceptional experiences offered to Music Education students at Western. From curriculum-based experiential learning, expanded secondary instrument training, to in-house teaching opportunities, learn more about what differentiates Western from other institutions.

Leadership Opportunities at the Don Wright Faculty of Music
Current student leaders at the Don Wright Faculty of Music talk about some of the leadership opportunities for students, including participation in the Music Education Students' Association (MESA), and the Student National Association of Teachers of Singing (SNATS).

Concurrent Degrees
Meet Morgan, a Music Education student who chose to add to her Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree by also completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Studies, so she could pursue both her passions.

Contact Information

Department Chair
Kevin Watson
TC 116
519-661-2111 x85896

Recruitment Officer
Sasha Gorbasew
519-661-2111 x80532