Algoma University

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Algoma University

Field of Study:Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,807
International: $20,438
Careers:Conductors, Composers and ArrangersMusicians and Singers


Our three-year Music program provides an excellent foundation for students who wish to explore music as a career by developing the fundamentals of performance, theory, and musicianship. We offer courses in performance, music theory, music history, popular music, sociology of music, Indigenous music, world music, audio arts, conducting, elementary school music, and music business. We also provide an extensive variety of jazz-based courses. Our ensembles, the Algoma University Choir, Jazz Ensemble, and Music Theatre Ensemble, are very active within the local community, and give students ample opportunity to perform. Development of reliable performance skill is nurtured through weekly performance classes.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
Students wishing to earn admission into the program must have successfully completed ENGL4U and maintained a cumulative average in their top six U or M-level courses. In addition, candidates for admission to our program should have completed Advanced Rudiments (R.C.M.) or the equivalent, and must undertake a placement audition and/or interview with the Director of Music. Only after the completion of this process may a student register for applied music major courses.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 213] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 90]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    An interview is required.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 30, 2022