Why Music?


Students in all BMus streams receive 60 minutes of weekly one-on-one studio instruction on their instrument or voice. Performance majors receive 90 minutes per week.


Global Opportunities

Field work opportunities have taken our students to Europe, South America and around the world. Opportunities exist to design your own experiential learning project for credit.


Transferable Skills

Studying Music is unique in that it requires discipline, interaction and communication at a very high level. The ability to analyze data and bring it to life is at the core of a musical education. Music grads have the skills to succeed in almost any field.



Nationally recognized scholars, composers, administrators, teachers and performers – leaders in Canadian music – engage students in a learning environment equalled by very few institutions.


Music Library

Located in Talbot College, the Music Library's collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive in North America.


Performing Opportunities

Don Wright Faculty of Music offers a rich breadth of performance opportunities for students in all Bachelor of Music streams. Included are opportunities to perform in solo and studio recitals.


State of the Art

Perform and learn in our new building that offers the best learning environment for academic and performance studies with 100+ practice rooms, studios, large and small rehearsal rooms.


Combined Degree Programs with Business

Combine your passion for music and business to earn two degrees in five years. Earn a general BMus (Honours), BA (Honours Specialization in Music or Major in Music), and an HBA from the Ivey Business School.


Popular Music Studies

The BA (Major in Popular Music Studies) is a module unique to Western that engages students with the interdisciplinary nature of the study of popular music.