Music Education

Students interested in teaching music must contact the Department of Music for information on the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education (B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.)).

Upon completion of the four year B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.) program students may choose to complete the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree. Students who successfully complete the B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.) program will be automatically accepted into the College of Education. The full program comprises six years of study: four years in the B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.) program followed by two years in the B.Ed. program.

For detailed information about the Bachelor of Education degree please see the Education section of the Course and Program Catalogue.

Scholarships and financial aid available to music students are described in the Department of Music section of the Awards Guide, available online.

General Information

The Department of Music at the University of Saskatchewan offers courses for those who desire a major in music as well as elective courses in music. Access to music courses requires prerequisites as listed or permission of the Department.

Concerts and Recitals

On campus many concerts and recitals are presented each year by outstanding artists. A valuable adjunct to any student's education is the opportunity to attend the guest artist series and any departmental ensemble and student recitals. Note that the series involves a fee for tickets. Many significant concerts and recitals are also available in the community.

Standards of Academic Performance

It is the expectation of the Department of Music that students attend all rehearsals, recitals, and applied lessons as scheduled. Class attendance policy as established by the University is also to be followed.

Alternating of Courses

Students should be advised that not all courses listed in the Calendar are offered in any given year. Some courses are given in alternate years. Careful planning in consultation with the Department of Music will eliminate any problems.

Notes on Program Requirements

For students majoring in Music Education, who take several 100-level courses in the subject of the major, the first 6 100-level credit units taken will be counted as junior and the remaining 100-level courses in that subject will be counted as senior. 

Students pursuing a degree in Music Education may not take MUS 101.3 or MUS 105.3 for credit.

Students are strongly advised to contact the Department of Music when planning their programs, to ensure timely completion of all requirements.

Major Average

The major average in Music Education programs includes the grades earned in:

  • All EMUS, MUS and MUAP courses

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Music Education, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • All required credit units in EMUS, MUS and MUAP.

See Residency for additional details.

Bachelor of Music (Music Education) (B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.)) - Elementary/Middle Years

Bachelor of Music (Music Education) (B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.)) - Secondary

Bachelor of Music Honours (Music Education) (B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.)) - Elementary/Middle Years

Bachelor of Music Honours (Music Education) (B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.)) - Secondary

Music Ensembles (MUAP 201 - 211)