Music is the ultimate expression of hand, heart, and mind. The UBC School of Music is recognized as one of the top three music schools in Canada. In all your creative and academic pursuits, you will be guided by faculty who perform and compose at an international level, and who are featured in award-winning recordings.

There are two undergraduate music programs at UBC:

  • The Bachelor of Arts with a Major, Minor, or Honours in Music is offered by the Faculty of Arts. It is designed for students interested in studying music as one of the liberal arts. Click here for Program Requirements
  • The Bachelor of Music (BMus) program is offered by the School of Music. Students wishing to become professional performers, composers, or music educator should consider this program.


Admission to the Bachelor of Music (BMus) program requires an audition.


Grace Ma: Finding her Rhythm

Grace Ma is someone who likes to get an early start. She began her music career at the age of four, and as a third-year music student, presented her original research at the U21 Undergraduate Research Conference for university students around the world.

Paul Hung: YouTube Symphony Orchestra

Paul Hung brings a new meaning to “YouTube famous”. A 3rd year flute student at the UBC School of Music studying with Lorna McGhee, Paul is one of five Canadians selected to perform in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 in Australia from March 14 to 20.

Dr. Gage Averill: Part Detective, Part Ethnomusicologist

Haitian scholar and UBC Dean of Arts Gage Averill didn’t receive his recent Grammy nomination from singing Bad Romance alongside Lady Gaga. He’s being recognized for a mammoth project unearthing the extensive recordings of Alan Lomax, a famed folklorist and ethnomusicologist.


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