Bachelor of Music (Music Education)

Our Honors Bachelor of Music in Music Education program is unique 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.
  • Guaranteed admission to Western's Faculty of Education for qualifying students.
  • An active Music Education Students' Association (MESA), a student chapter of the Ontario Music Educators’ Association.