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Undergraduate programs

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  • Bachelor of Music

    In our Bachelor of Music program, students begin with two years of general study to acquire essential academic, performance and ensemble training, and then can move into composition, history, performance or music education if they meet requirements. Students participate in two ensembles a year for four years and receive lessons in their chosen instrument or voice.

  • A University of Manitoba Jazz performance.
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies

    Our jazz program focuses performance, composition, arranging, improvisation and pedagogy – the basic disciplines that jazz musicians must cultivate to achieve professional success. Graduates are ready to pursue a career in any of these areas. Students learn from marquee musicians who are active in today’s music scene and who invite jazz students to join them in their artistic adventures. 

Major practical study and ensembles

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Performance

  • A post baccalaureate diploma performance.
  • The post-baccalaureate diploma (PBDP) is an advanced program for gifted students looking to pursue careers as performing artists at the highest professional level. Our flexible program allows students to select courses from the Bachelor of Music program as well as other UM faculties and schools. Students are mentored by distinguished artists and enjoy many opportunities to participate in ensembles and display their abilities through solo performance.

Graduate program

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  • Master of Music 

    Our master’s program provides professional preparation in a strong academic environment. Graduate students work with dedicated faculty who have earned international recognition. Students study in one of three areas: performance (solo or collaborative) in voice, keyboard, guitar or any standard orchestral, wind or jazz instrument; composition; or conducting (choral or instrumental).

Offerings for non-music students

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  • Courses for non-music majors

    The Desautels Faculty of Music offers several courses of interest to those students outside the faculty. 

    Permission is required from the music registrar to enroll in music courses. Contact Jennifer Wang for more information.

    In addition, university students and community members are encouraged to audition for many ensembles.

  • Registration is open to all students for the following course:

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  • Music minor for UM students

    Students in other faculties can earn a minor in music while pursuing another program of study. 

    Music minors choose from a wide array of interesting music electives, and are eligible to join any of our many ensembles. 

Professional development programs

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  • Our summer professional development programs provide educational and professional development opportunities for university students, choral conductors, and music educators.

    Programs include the Orff Teacher Certification Program, Fikamusik choral conducting intensive, and Kodály teacher education.

Join us at our open house

  • Every October we host an open house for Grade 11 and 12 students interested in post-secondary studies in music.

    Students spend the day attending classes, rehearsals, and performances with our Desautels Faculty of Music students. They also have a chance to talk with our professors and students and play in an ensemble.

    Register now for the 2020 Desautels Faculty of Music Open House!

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Contact us

Desautels Faculty of Music
Room 319 Taché Hall
150 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2