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Algoma University

Sault Ste. Marie , Ontario ,Canada

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Our three-year Bachelor of Arts degree provides an excellent foundation for students who wish to explore music as a career by developing the fundamentals of performance, theory, and musicianship. We strive to create an inclusive, learning-centred experience, which involves all music students at a comfortable level.

Development of reliable performance skill is nurtured through weekly performance classes, where you will discover and develop your musical voice. We offer courses in performance, audio arts, conducting and a variety of music theory courses. We also provide an extensive variety of jazz-based courses. Performance courses are offered in the following areas: piano, organ, guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, jazz piano, and jazz guitar.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

For those who choose to enter the workforce upon graduation, below is a list of some of the career paths our graduates have chosen or can choose with a music degree.

  • Accompanist (public and private schools, music schools and performing arts camps; religious centers and schools; dance rehearsals and performances; other venues. Also see “Collaborative pianist.”)
  • Acoustician (acoustics engineer)
  • Adjudicator
  • Alexander Technique (Certified instructor)
  • Arranger
  • Artist-in-Residence
  • Artistic Advisory Board Member
  • Artist manager
  • Arts Council Administration
  • Arts administrator/arts management (includes grant writing and fundraising, managing events, arts advocacy, programming, house manager)
  • Audio production (editing, audio engineering, audio development)
  • Ballet Orchestra Musician
  • Band director (K-12, college, military, sports)
  • Blues Musician
  • Broadcasting
  • Carilloneur
  • Chamber Musician
  • Church: Musician, Organist, Music Director
  • Clinician
  • Collaborative artist / pianist
  • College Faculty Member
  • Community Center Entertainment Director
  • Community music school director
  • Composer (professional and school band/orchestra; film/TV/gaming; educational publishing; children’s music; religious music; musical theatre; commercials)
  • Concert Pianist
  • Concert Organizer / Promoter
  • Conductor (professional, college, and youth orchestras; community orchestras; international opportunities)
  • Conservatory of Music faculty Member / Instructor
  • Copyist, transcriber
  • Copyright consultant
  • Cruise ship entertainer
  • Digital and Gaming Music Specialist
  • Educator (K-12, college-level, community music schools, religious organizations, private studio, international)
  • Electronic production and design (including audio engineering, mastering, mixing, music directing, producing, program directing, programming, recording engineer, studio manager, MIDI technician)
  • Entrepreneur (self-employed businesses. Musicians often work as entrepreneurs within other career fields on this list.)
  • Entertainment lawyer; music business lawyer
  • Environmental Music Designer
  • Ethnomusicologist
  • Event production, management, planning, technology (also see “Arts Management.”)
  • Feldenkreis Instructor
  • Film music director
  • Film , TV, video game scoring (composing, editing, supervising, arranging/adapting, conducting, orchestrating, synthesis specialist, theme specialist. Also see “Composing.”)
  • Foley Artist
  • Folk Musician
  • Freelancing
  • Fundraiser, grant writer
  • Historian (studios, museums, universities)
  • Instrument builder, designer
  • Instrument company or music store (owner, manager, sales associate)
  • Instrument distributor
  • Instrument repair and restoration
  • Jazz Musician
  • Lecturer (schools, media, cruise ships, community)
  • Luthier
  • Lyricist
  • Marketing
  • Master classes
  • Media development
  • Medical Doctor Specializing in Musician’s Injuries
  • Merchandising (management, sales, advertising)
  • Military bands (performing, conducting, arranging, administration)

PSW Opportunity

  • 3-Years if the Course duration is above 24 Months

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for admission on the basis of the U.S. high school graduation diploma, applicants must submit an official transcript showing successful completion of five Grade 12 academic courses, including English, with an overall minimum average of 70% (B).


Credential Required: Higher Secondary School Certificate (CBSE/ISC/State Board)

Additional Documents Required: Secondary School Certificate

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency is required. 


  • 91-100 (A+) $5,000
  • 81-90 (A) $2,500
  • 71-80 (B+) $1,000
  • 61-70 (B) $500

Audition requirements vary greatly by the instrument.

Please click on the desired instrument below in order to be directed to specific audition requirements pertaining to each instrument.

  • Voice Audition Requirements
  • Cello Audition Requirements
  • Clarinet Audition Requirements
  • Double Bass Audition Requirements
  • Euphonium Audition Requirements
  • Flute Audition Requirements
  • French Horn Audition Requirements
  • Guitar Audition Requirements
  • Jazz and Popular Guitar or Bass Audition Requirements
  • Oboe and Bassoon Audition Requirements
  • Percussion Audition Requirements
  • Piano Audition Requirements
  • Saxophone Audition Requirements
  • Trombone Audition Requirements
  • Trumpet Audition Requirements
  • Tuba Audition Requirements
  • Viola Audition Requirements
  • Violin Audition Requirements

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 56820 CAD
    Annual Cost of Living: 20635 CAD
    Application Fee: 125 CAD
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